Writing Requirements in Spanish

Spanish majors must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of general education WAC courses not part of students’ degree plans.  Those credits may consist of DSU’s College Composition I and II, which are writing intensive, or transfer courses or credit considered equivalent according to SBHE placement and transfer policies.  Spanish majors must complete an additional 12 hours of WAC/WID courses from the list below, all of which are writing intensive:

SPAN 321 Advanced Spanish (3)

SPAN 350 Hispanic Civilization and Culture (2)

SPAN 425 Hispanic Literature (3)

SPAN 440 Senior Conversation and Composition (3)

SPAN 480 Senior Project (1)  

SPAN 499 Special Topics (1-6)

Writing intensive credit may also be available through alternative means, such as completing other upper-level courses, including internships, which require extensive guided instruction and recursive practice in writing.  Such alternative credit requires the student to submit a writing portfolio documenting the intensive writing accompanied by a program substitution form filed by the department Chair.