Undergraduate Program in Hispanic Studies | LSU Foreign Languages and Literatures

Undergraduate Program in Hispanic Studies

Student Spotlight

Lauren LiretteMeet Lauren Lirette. Lauren is a senior double majoring in International Trade and Finance & Spanish and here is her story...Since my grandma is originally from Spain, I’ve always dreamed of learning Spanish and visiting Spain. So after my freshman year I spent the summer studying in Granada, Spain and then I decided to spend my spring semester junior year studying in Vigo, Spain. Studying abroad was the most unforgettable experience that taught me so many things in and out of the classroom. My favorite part was experiencing new cultures and being able to meet and communicate with new people. After graduation I plan to attend grad school and get my Masters in International Business, and I hope to one day be a part of business across cultures and borders. I am the new student ambassador for the “Study in Spain” program for the Embassy of Spain Trade Commission so if you are even slightly interested, please feel free to contact me! 

Undergraduate Major

The undergraduate major (B.A. in Spanish) offers students a flexible program which combines the traditional focus on language and literature along with offerings in cultural studies and professional uses of Spanish. Majors must complete a minimum of 33 hours in Spanish numbered above 2102, including 2155, 2156, 3010, 3020 and any four of the following nine: 3015, 3043, 3044, 3070, 3071, 3072, 3073, 3074, 3980 plus 4005 and at least six hours of 4000-level courses. Native speakers majoring in Spanish must substitute any two 3000 or 4000-level Spanish electives for 2155 and 2156. Majors must see the Undergraduate Advisor prior to registration and for all questions regarding requirements.

Undergraduate Minor

The undergraduate minor in Spanish consists of 18 semester hours above Spanish 2102, including Spanish 2155, 2156, 3010 and nine hours of courses at the 3000-4000-level. Native speakers minoring in Spanish must substitute any 3000 or 4000-level Spanish elective for 2155 and 2156. Minors are encouraged to see the Undergraduate Advisor before registration and for all questions regarding requirements. 

Sequence of courses and prerequisites in course requirements for Majors and Minors is as follows:

  • SPAN 2155: prerequisite 2102
  • SPAN 2156: may be taken with SPAN 2155
  • SPAN 3010: may be taken with SPAN 2155 and/or SPAN 2156
  • SPAN 3020: prerequisite SPAN 3010 or equivalent. SPAN 3020 is a prerequisite for all 3000-level literature courses
  • SPAN 4005: prerequisite SPAN 3010
  • All 4000 level literature courses: prerequisite one of the following: 3043, 3044, 3071, 3072

 Please direct any remaining questions to the Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Laura Martins, 225-578-5173 or martins@lsu.edu