Spanish Major

As a Letters & Science student, you will take a variety of courses across the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to satisfy university-wide General Education Requirements plus additional classes in formal reasoning, international awareness, and research to satisfy Letters & Science Degree Requirements.

There are also quality requirements (minimum GPA) and residency requirements (number of classes taken at UWM).

Degree requirements may vary depending on when you first started college either at UWM or elsewhere.

Spanish Major Requirements

The major in Spanish requires 33 credits in Spanish courses at the 300 level and above, at least 15 of which must be taken in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work. Students must complete the following requirements:

All majors are required to take an exit examination, which is offered on campus near the end of each semester. It is recommended strongly that they take this exam during their last semester in the Spanish program.

SPANISH 308Advanced Writing and Reading3
SPANISH 318Advanced Speaking and Listening3
or SPANISH 319 Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers
SPANISH 341Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPANISH 350Introduction to Literary Analysis3
SPANISH 470Survey of Hispanic Literature and Civilization3
SPANISH 472Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Civilization3
SPANISH 474Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization3
Research Requirement
Select one of the following: 13
Seminar in Spanish Literature:
Seminar in Spanish-American Literature:
Seminar in Hispanic Literature:
History of the Spanish Language
Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics:
Seminar in Spanish Golden Age Literature:
Seminar in Spanish-American Colonial Literature and Civilization:
Seminar on Cervantes:
Seminar in 18th & 19th Century Spanish-American Literature & Civilization:
Seminar in Modern Spanish-American Literature and Civilization:
Seminar in Modern Spanish Literature and Civilization:
Select a minimum of 9 additional credits at the 300 level or above (see below)9
Total Credits33


Students must take a minimum of 9 additional credits at the 300 level or above. All 9 credits can be taken from the following list of electives as well as from the 500-level courses listed under the research requirement:

SPANISH 332Business and Legal Spanish I3
SPANISH 333Advanced Spanish Grammar3
SPANISH 338Spanish for Health Professionals3
SPANISH 342Business and Legal Spanish II3
SPANISH 348Introduction to Translation: English to Spanish3
SPANISH 388Health Issues in the Hispanic World3
SPANISH 391Social and Historical Issues in the Hispanic World:3
SPANISH 444Spanish Syntax and Morphology3
SPANISH 491Topics in Hispanic Culture:3
Select a maximum of 3 credits from the following, which are taught in English:3
Introduction to Latino Literature in English
Luso-Brazilian Culture: