Students are encouraged to take at least one course in each of the three major genres (Prose, Poetry, Drama) as well as courses from both the Peninsula and Latin America, both historical and contemporary.
The paper-in-the-major requirement is met in courses at the 400 level, which characteristically require significant formal writing assignments as well as a capstone project that demonstrates the student’s command of the material and methods, as well as his/her ability to communicate these skillfully in writing.
Since mastery of the Spanish language includes the cultural contexts that produced it and which it continues to influence, students are encouraged to take courses in other disciplines related to the Hispanic culture.
An international experience of academic and cultural studies is highly recommended. A variety of programs in Spain and Latin America provides students with the unique opportunity to become immersed in language, culture, and academics and courses taken abroad may satisfy major requirements only if approved in advance by the language faculty.
Also highly recommended is the study of another language.