An avant-garde Spanish curriculum

Here it is. How do you like it?

Their major has 48 hours, of course, whereas we are only allowed some 33.


To earn a bachelor of arts degree with a major in International Languages and Cultures/Spanish, a student must satisfy the following minimum requirements in addition to the general college requirements:

1. Core courses in the concentration. Eight courses (32 semester-hours) chosen from a set of core courses in Spanish, to be completed with a minimum grade of C- or better. Six of the eight must be at the 300-level or above and no more than one course in translation (ILCT 303, or an ILAS course) may count toward the core.

  • ILCS 202: Intermediate Spanish II
  • ILCS 206: Introduction to Literature in Spanish
  • ILCS 360: Advanced Writing Workshop
  • ILCS 361: Indigenous Cultures in Latin America (repeatable for core credit)
  • ILCS 362: African Diaspora Cultural Expressions in Latin America (repeatable for core credit)
  • ILCS 363: Cultural Perspectives on Gender (repeatable for core credit)
  • ILCS 365: Creating for Social Change (repeatable for core credit)
  • ILCS 368: The Construction of Nationalism and Cultural Identity
  • ILCS 369: The Problematic of Modernity
  • ILCS 370: Postmodernity and Globalization
  • ILCS 372: Multicultural Characteristics of Early Modern Spain
  • ILCS 440 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies in Spanish (repeatable for core credit)

2. One Course in an additional Language. One course (4 semester-hours) taken in a language other than English and other than the student’s concentration in order to deepen the student’s understanding of linguistic structures and global perspectives. If the student has studied the language before, the course will be at the level where the student places by exam.

3. ILCT 293: Introduction to Cultural Studies (2 semester-hours). Must be takenat the same time as or right before the first 300-level course in ILCC/ILCF/ILCG/ILCS by those students planning to major in International Languages and Cultures.

4. ILCT 393: Project Workshop (2 semester-hours). Should ideally be taken the spring of the junior year, immediately before beginning work on the St. Mary’s Project.

5. ILCS 493-494: Project in International Languages and Cultures (8 semester-hours)

Total: 48 semester-hours

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