Major in Spanish

10 courses (30 credits) above the Intermediate (1122) level. A total of at least 3 courses at the 3000 level (including SPA 3970), 2 of which must be taken at Villanova.

The following courses are required:

  • SPA 1138 Advanced Grammar OR SPA 1140 Writing and Stylistics in Spanish
  • SPA 2220 Literature and Culture of Spain OR SPA 2221 Literature and Cultural Experience of Latin America
  • SPA 3970 Research Seminar

Once a sequence of language courses has begun, a student may not revert to a lower-level course.


How to apply for a Spanish Major or Double Major

Fill out the appropriate Major Declaration Form in the Romance Languages and Literatures office, SAC 303. You will be assigned an advisor from the Spanish faculty and your major will appear on your academic transcript.  

Semester Program Abroad

Spanish majors are strongly encouraged to participate in the Semester Program and Summer Program at the University of Cádiz, Spain. Please check the Guidelines for Programs Abroad in the Department and consult with our Programs Abroad Coordinator:  Dr. Carmen Peraita.

Spanish Proficiency Certificates

The Spanish Division of the Department will facilitate an ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) National Spanish Proficiency Certificate to all majors during their senior year. Contact person is Dr. Cristina Percoco:

Spanish Literature in English

The Division of Spanish also offers courses of Spanish or Latin American 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 toward the Spanish major or minor.