The SIS major entails 12 courses:
- 2 intermediate language courses:
SPAN 103/104 or SPAN 113 (6 credits) or SPAN 110/111
- 1 advanced language course:
SPAN 203 or SPAN 210
- 2 gateway seminars:
SPAN 301 and SPAN 302 (can be taken out of sequence)
- 2 practical skills courses, such as:
SPAN 314: Spanish for the Professions
SPAN 401: Spanish for Business
SPAN 402: Translation in International Affairs
SPAN 485: Legal Translation and Interpretation
- 1 content research seminar:
- 1 senior capstone project:
- 1 internship:
- 2 electives courses that are pre-approved by the advisor. These courses can be taught in English.
Please note that students who place out of one or more of the language courses (103, 104, 110, 111, 203, 210) will enroll in additional elective courses.
Students can count 103, 104 and approved Literature courses towards the major but no more than two of these courses can count towards their Liberal Arts Curriculum requirements.
SIS Majors are required to spend a semester studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. All credits earned abroad are eligible for transfer if the student is enrolled in affiliated programs.
SPAN 489 must be taken at Catholic University.
Under special circumstances, students may petition that the study abroad requirement be waived.
Interdisciplinary Course Work
SIS Majors are strongly advised to complete the course work for the Certificate in European Studies, the Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies, or to consider a minor or a second major in a related discipline, such as Art, Drama, History, International Business, Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy, or Politics.