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Spanish and LinguisticsMajor

Degree AwardedBA
Hours To Complete45
Courses Required13
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  1. Required core courses (5 courses)
    - Spanish 303
    - Spanish 304 (may be substituted with Ling 201 by petition)
    - A research methods course in Spanish or Linguistics (or other related field upon approval)
    - Linguistics 101
    - Linguistics 401 (only in senior year)

  2. Advanced 400-level courses in Spanish Linguistics (3 courses)
    - Three different 400-level courses

  3. Language course (1 course)
    - 1 language course at any level in a language that is not Spanish

  4. Electives (at least 4 courses)
    In consultation with the advisor, students should take additional courses to complete 45 credits from the following:
    - At least 2 courses in Linguistics
    - At least 2 courses in Spanish, which can be Span 212 or any other courses at the 300 or 400 levels


  • Maximum of 15 credits from approved study abroad programs. Summer study abroad programs run directly by Emory faculty are excluded from this maximum.
  • Approval from the program coordinator required for substitutions in the core courses (Ling 201 and research methods course).


Spanish 202 or similar level of Spanish language