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Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture B.A.

Investigate both the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
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Introductory language courses are capped at 20 students, which allows students plenty of opportunities to interact with peers and professors and practice speaking with each other.

About this Program

  • Enjoy small class size: Introductory language courses are capped at 20 students to enhance learning and interaction between students and professors.
  • Contribute to and benefit from frequent and diverse cultural activities, such as film screenings and other events specific to the many cultures that make up Syracuse’s campus.
  • Pursue scholarship and fellowship opportunities like the prestigious Boren and Fulbright awards.
  • Conduct research with national and international scholars and benefit from the international connections of our world-renowned faculty.
  • Forge relationships across cultural differences, developing a global perspective by studying and pursuing internships in Madrid, Spain, or Santiago, Chile.
  • Find social connections and practice your language skills through campus organizations like La Casita and Mexacuse.
  • A minor in Spanish is available.

Program Information

Degree Type






College or School

$ 20K

Allocated to undergraduate research projects or support over the past five years.

Scholarships granted to students over the past five years.

Typical number of students per class.
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Solidify your Spanish language skills through language coursework, then take upper-division courses taught in Spanish. You’ll take at least one course in each of the following key areas: Spanish peninsular literature and culture, Latin American literature and culture, Latino literature and culture, and Spanish linguistics. Optionally, students with a strong GPA in their Spanish coursework may prepare a capstone project or do an internship under the supervision of a professor and receive course credit for that work.

  • Comprehend narrative and descriptive (written and oral) texts of any length.
  • Demonstrate narration and description with detail in the major time frames of past, present and future in Spanish.
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness of the specificity of the different areas of study.
  • Analyze and comprehend linguistic manifestations of the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Analyze and critique literary texts of the Spanish-speaking world.

  • Introduction to Latin American Literature
  • Contemporary Issues in Chile and Latin America
  • Beyond the Screen: Latin American and Spanish Film
  • History of Women in Spain
  • History of the Spanish Language

Extracurricular Opportunities

Study abroad opportunity

Syracuse Madrid

Students majoring in Spanish language, literature, and culture are encouraged to immerse themselves in Spanish culture. What better way to do this than to study abroad in Spain? For a full semester, Syracuse students can live, learn and even pursue internships at the University’s center in Madrid, Spain. Syracuse professors living in Madrid offer coursework that is infused with Spanish cuisine and art.

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Study abroad opportunity

Syracuse Santiago

Students interested in studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, can choose from multiple programs in Santiago and the surrounding area. Some will choose to study among peers from Syracuse at the University’s center in Santiago, where courses are taught either in English or Spanish. Advanced language students are required to pursue deeper cultural immersion and language practice by also traveling to Buenos Aires for an immersion trip during their semester in Santiago.

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Campus facilities

La Casita Cultural Center

La Casita is a program of Syracuse University established to advance civic engagement through research, cultural heritage preservation, media and the arts—bridging the Hispanic communities of the University and Central New York. The center is equipped with an art gallery, classroom, bilingual library, performance space and workshop facilities.

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