Spanish majors take three core courses—S324, S326, S328—to introduce them to the different tracks available in the major: Hispanic Cultures (Hispanic Studies track), Hispanic Linguistics, and Hispanic Literature. Each track requires at least one 400 level course in literature and linguistics, but remaining requirements are largely elective in nature, within certain parameters, affording students the opportunity to tailor their major to their specific interests and passions.
As a department, we heartily encourage students to pursue study abroad experiences and have designed our majors to easily incorporate coursework taken abroad. The Office of Overseas Study offers over 250+ programs that help students gain critical cultural competency and language proficiency in safe, immersive environments. 82% of our undergraduate majors participate in a study abroad program.
The best resource for viewing degree and major requirements specific to each student is to view the College and Arts and Sciences Academic Bulletin for the year in which you enrolled at Indiana University as a degree-seeking student.
Degree maps are available for all three Spanish tracks and for the Portuguese major. These maps are designed as a resource. Many students may come in with credit in Spanish and Portuguese from AB/IB or dual-enrollment coursework; they will need to take into account the credit they already have when viewing the map.
For more information about the major not covered in the Bulletin or to declare a Spanish or Portuguese major, contact the academic advisor.