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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements SPANBA
The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish offers students an in-depth encounter with the rich and diverse realm of Spanish and Spanish American literature, culture and linguistics through the Spanish language. Students can explore such topics as Hispanic language, cultures, and societies, Hispanic film studies, the novel and short story, theater, poetry, translation, and gender in literature.


The major requires at least 33 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Second-Year Spanish II. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II
    • HISP-S 251 Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  2. Spanish Grammar in Context**. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 280 Spanish Grammar in Context
    • HISP-S 281 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers
  3. Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 324 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Cultures
  4. Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
  5. Introduction to Hispanic Literature. One (1) course:
    • HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  6. Spanish Track Requirement. Complete one (1) of the Spanish Tracks (see list below).
  7. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.