The following courses are required for Spanish major
Ten courses above the Intermediate level including the following mandatory courses:
SPA 1138 - Advanced Grammar or
SPA 1140 - Writing & Stylistics in Span.
SPA 2211 - Lit & Cult Experience of Spain** or
SPA 2212 - Lit & Cult Experienc of Lat Am**
SPA 3970 - Research Seminar **
All the above courses have as a prerequisite SPA 1132 - Conversation & Composition II.**
How to apply for a Spanish Major or double major
We encourage our students to obtain a major in Spanish because it will help them in any career path they may choose. In order to do so, students may come to the Department main office, located in SAC 303, and fill out a form to declare a Spanish major or double major. Majors will be assigned an advisor from the Spanish faculty, and the paperwork will be sent to the Dean's office, so that their major will appear on their academic transcript. You may also apply on line:
Four courses above the Intermediate level.
How to apply for a Minor in Spanish
We encourage students to obtain a minor in Spanish. In order to do so, students may come to the Department main office, located in SAC 303 and fill out a form. At the time of graduation the minor will be put on the students academic transcript and the student wiill be issued a certificate, upon completion of the requirements.
For additional information you may contact Dr. Salvatore Poeta, Spanish coordinator: Salvatore.Poeta@villanova.edu
Spanish Proficiency Certificates
The Department will facilitate their majors prior to graduation to take an ACTFL, oral and written proficiency test (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). They will receive a Certificate that will help them in their careers and will attest to their knowledge of the language. Contact person is Dr. Maria Gladys Vallieres (Maria.email@example.com).
Please note: Students may obtain up to six credits through Villanova University Summer programs abroad in Cádiz (Spain) and Valparaiso (Chile).
Students may also obtain 9 Spanish credits in the Villanova Semester Program with the University of Cádiz, Spain.
** These requirements cannot be taken abroad
Spanish Literature in English
The Division of Spanish also offers courses of Spanish literature in English translation. Such courses may be used to fulfill the Advanced literature requirement or a Humanities elective; however, they may not be used toward credit requirements for the Spanish major or minor.