The Spanish Major offers a combination of language training with an extensive range of option modules looking at the literature, culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world. King’s central location offers easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres that promote Hispanic culture. Students will also have the opportunity to study abroad and immerse themselves in the host culture and society.
Students wishing to major in Spanish must have taken Introduction to Modern Spanish Culture and Spanish Language for Liberal Arts I in Year 1. Please note that the prerequisite for the Spanish language module is an A at A-level Spanish (or equivalent).
In year 2, students must take 5AASLIB2 Spanish Language for Liberal Arts II and in year 3, Spanish Language 4.
In year 2, students must take 15 credits of option modules from the list below (each worth 15 credits):
All Year (worth 30 credits)
The rest of the credits will be taking at an institution abroad.
In year 3, student must take 30 credits from the option modules listed below (each worth 15 credits):
Images of Spain: Stereotypes in Spanish Cinema
Mester de Celercia: Intellectuals and Ideologies in the 13th Century Castile
Historical Change & Cultural Expression in the Soutern Cone
Spain in the World
Myth & Archive: 19th and 20th Century Rewritings of Colonial Latin America
Key Terms & Points of View in Latin American Visual Arts
Journey through Spain: Travel Writing in Modern Spain
History & Imagination in 19th Century Spanish Narrative
Note: Modules may vary from year to year depending on staff availability.