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About the Program: 

This program develops the ability to communicate in Spanish and introduces students to the masterpieces of the literature of Spanish-speaking countries and the most significant aspects of Hispanic culture. Students are encouraged to study in Spain or Latin America in an approved program.

Program Requirements: 

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Spanish Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
Majors may select either sequence of courses:
SPA 301 INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC CULTURES
& SPA 302 and INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC MEDIA 6

Select one of the following sequences: 9
Sequence 1
SPA 306 CIVILIZATION AND CULTURES OF SPAIN
SPA 307 SPANISH AUTHORS PRE-1800
SPA 308 SPANISH AUTHORS 1800-PRESENT

Sequence 2
SPA 309 CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA
SPA 310 SPANISH AMERICAN AUTHORS: 1492 TO 1810
SPA 311 SPANISH AMERICAN AUTHORS 1810S-PRESENT

300 and 400 Level Electives Selected by Advisement (21 credit hours)
Select 21 credit hours from the following: 21
SPA 303 INTRODUCTION TO READING HISPANIC LITERATURE
SPA 305 SPANISH PHONETICS
SPA 306 CIVILIZATION AND CULTURES OF SPAIN
SPA 307 SPANISH AUTHORS PRE-1800
SPA 308 SPANISH AUTHORS 1800-PRESENT
SPA 309 CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA
SPA 310 SPANISH AMERICAN AUTHORS: 1492 TO 1810
SPA 311 SPANISH AMERICAN AUTHORS 1810S-PRESENT
SPA 317 BUSINESS SPANISH
SPA 389 TOPICS COURSE
SPA 404 CERVANTES
SPA 408 TWENTIETH-CENTURY SPANISH LITERATURE
SPA 411 SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE OF THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES: NOVEL, SHORT STORY, AND ESSAY
SPA 415 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
SPA 416 ADVANCED CONVERSATION
SPA 421 STRUCTURE OF MODERN SPANISH
SPA 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
SPA 496 SEMINAR I
SPA 497 SEMINAR II

All College Electives
45-51 credit hours 45-51

Total Credit Hours 120

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Modern and Classical Languages

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Buckham Hall B234
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5414 •  Fax: (716) 878-6730

languages@buffalostate.edu