La Casa Bolívar is open to all upperclass undergraduates and applications are available in early fall. For additional information about Casa Bolívar, please click here. The Director for 2014-2015 is Nasser Meerkhan.
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be processed in early November, 2014. Applications will be available in October, 2014. The application deadline for 2014-2015 is in November, 2014 (the specific date is still pending). After the application is received, the director will contact you to organize an informal interview.
The process entails completing a written application and attending a group interview hosted by current house residents. Application forms are available on the UVa housing website: http://www.virginia.edu/housing/ (click "Returning undergraduates").
The Italian section in the new, state of the art Shea House provides a small, strictly selected number of students of Italian at UVa the unique opportunity to live for an academic year in an environment of total language and culture immersion. The Language House, together with the UVa Italian Department is the epicenter of Italian culture on campus. For additional information about Shea House, please click here.
Download Shea House Application 2013-2014 (Applications for 2013-2014 were due at 5:00PM on November 15, 2012)
Download Shea House Language Assistantships 2013-2014 (Applications for 2013-2014 were due at 5:00PM on November 15, 2012)
The prerequisites and curricular requirements are the same as for the major.In addition, students must have, at graduation, a GPA of 3.500 in all major courses, and must take 3 credits (thus reaching a total of 33) in connection with the senior thesis, to be written in Italian, of a length and nature accepted by the sponsor (selected by the student), and evaluated by a committee of two faculty.
Any student possessing close to a 3.4 GPA and enrolled in the Latin American Studies Program is eligible to apply, but GPA alone will not bring automatic admission. Interest, dedication and past record will be taken into account. The last semester of the fourth year, a 3.4 GPA is an unconditional requirement in order to graduate with honors.
Spanish majors of exceptional ability and dedication are encouraged to enroll in the Distinguished Major Program (DMP). This program enables qualified students to explore at a higher level their interests in Hispanic literature, language, and culture.
Spanish Majors possessing a GPA close to a 3.4 are eligible, but GPA alone will not bring automatic admission.Interest, dedication and past record will be taken into account.The last semester of the fourth year, a 3.4 cumulative GPA in all courses is an unconditional requirement in order to graduate with any level distinction.
This award provides support up to $3,000 for Distinguished Majors in Spanish to conduct research in a Spanish-speaking country during the summer between their third and fourth years. The funds may be used for field research, archival research, interviews, museum study, or other activities related to the student’s proposed thesis topic.
Declaration of Major forms cannot be downloaded. The forms are available from Monroe Hall room 101.
Course requirements for the minor in Italian Studies: 18 credits, six (6) courses. No prerequisite to enroll in program. Students may begin taking approved courses in English before completing the language sequence (ITAL 1010-2020).
Course requirements for the minor in Latin American Studies:
The requirements for the minor in Portuguese consist of eighteen credits beyond PORT 2120. Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to spend a semester studying abroad in Brazil or in Portugal.
Download Portuguese Minor Declaration Form
The department, in conjunction with UVa Hispanic Studies in Valencia, Spain, offers a Minor in Business Spanish consisting of six (6) courses in addition to an internship or attendance at business symposia in Valencia. Please note that three of the courses (two of which are required), as well as the internships and symposia, are only offered in Valencia.
Download Business Spanish Minor Declaration Form (PDF Document)
A minor in Spanish consists of 21 credits (3 prerequisite and 18 required) of Spanish study at the 3000 level or above.
Admission to the Spanish Minor is by application only. Applications are accepted in the fall and spring semesters. The deadlines are October 1 and February 1. There is no formal application form. In order to apply, simply send an email from your U.Va. address to the Spanish Minor Advisor, Professor Fernando Operé (firstname.lastname@example.org). State your current academic year, your expected year of graduation, and your overall GPA, then provide a 300-word statement explaining how a Spanish minor fits into your broader academic plans. Accepted students must then meet with Professor Operé, in Wilson 110, to discuss the minor and get the declaration form signed.
For additional information about the Spanish Minor, please click here.
Download Spanish Minor Declaration Form (PDF Document)
This form is used to request an execption for one or more of the Spanish major or minor requirements.
Download Requirement Exception Request Form (PDF Document)
Each fall and spring, U.Va.'s Zeta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi accepts applications for new members.
If you are interested in promoting Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, and have met the requirements for membership, then Sigma Delta Pi is for you. Before applying for membership, please read the requirements detailed below. If accepted, there is a one-time membership fee of $35 dollars.
Requirements for Membership - Candidates for active membership:
Graduate students who have been unconditionally admitted to a degree-granting program may be elected to membership upon completion of two graduate courses in Spanish with an average which, if continued, will make them eligible for a graduate degree
These forms are used for the Spanish major degree audit.
This grid lists the Spanish major requirements according to concentration (General, Literature & Culture and Linguistics & Philology). Download SPAN Concentration Grid (PDF document)