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BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies

BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
    42
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
Did you know that Spanish is the second largest world language as a vehicle of international communication and the third as an international language of politics, economics and culture? Or that about 330 million people in the world speak Spanish as their first language? Or that Spanish is the official language in 21 countries? Or that Spanish is expected to be the first language of 50% of the population of the United States within 50 years? Our department sponsors two summer study abroad programs (Duke in Spain and Duke in Barcelona) and one semester/year study abroad program (Duke in Madrid). We encourage students to plan early in order to attain an advanced level in Spanish and to work into their study plans the possibility of studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Major Requirements: 10 Courses Overall, at least 7 of the 10 courses taken for the major must be from departmental offerings at the 300 level or above and taught in Spanish. Courses taken as part of department sponsored Study Abroad programs may count toward this requirement. The remaining courses may be on peninsular, Latin American or Latino/a-related topics and may be taken either in the department or in other departments. Study Option: A Brazilian or Lusophone literature or culture course taught in Portuguese at or above the 300 level, offered by the department, may be substituted for one of the 10 total courses required for the major.

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