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A Spanish cognate course is a course in which a majority of the content focuses on Hispanic studies, but which does not give instruction primarily in Spanish.

  •  Cognate credit is only allowed for the major. Students enrolled in the minor cannot use cognate credit.

  •  Spanish majors are allowed to receive a maximum of three credits toward the major for one cognate course.

  •  Spanish cognate courses count toward the Spanish major at either the 279-399 or 400 level. The level of each approved cognate course is indicated on the list below.

  •  If you believe that a course meets the guidelines to count as a Spanish cognate but does not appear on this list, please complete the RLL Spanish Cognate Request Form (pdf), obtain a copy of the syllabus for the class, and return the completed proposal form to the main office, 4108 MLB. The form will then be submitted to the appropriate committee for final approval.

The courses listed on the following chart have been identified as possible cognate courses for the Spanish major: 

Course Course Name Spanish Cognate
Level
Notes
AAS 236
(AMCULT 226/ HISTORY 226/ LACS 226/ LATINOAM 226) 
The Latin Tinge: Latin Music in Social
Context in Latin America and the U.S
300  
AAS 458
(HISTORY 474/LACS 455) (formerly AAS 358)
From Colonial Saint-Domingue to Independent Haiti: History and Culture of an Exceptional Colonial and Postcolonial Territory (this topic only) 400  
AAS 373 Other Africans: The Cultures of Portuguese-Speaking Africa (formerly AAS 358, same topic)  300  
AAS 444
(ANTHRCUL 414)
Introduction to Caribbean Societies and Cultures 400  
AMCULT 204 Themes in American Culture: World Border Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin/@ Américan Border-zones (this topic only) 300  
AMCULT 204 (LATINOAM 204)  Themes in American Culture: Religiones Latinas/Latinoamericanas (this topic only)  300  
AMCULT 205.002
(Winter 2012, this section only)                                                                           
American Cultures: Latino Religions & Cultures  300 Spanish majors or minors who enroll in the Spanish discussion section (Spanish 373.001/AmCult 205.001, Winter 2012) can earn 300-level elective credit toward their major/ minor. 
AMCULT 213
(LATINOAM 213)             
Introduction to Latina/o Studies 300  
AMCULT 226
(AAS 236/HISTORY 226/LACS 226/LATINOAM 226) 
The Latin Tinge: Latin Music in Social Context in Latin America and the U.S.  300  
AMCULT 243
(LATINOAM 243/WOMENSTD 243)
Latina Women in the U.S 300  
AMCULT 301
Fall 2009
Latina/o Identities 300  
AMCULT 304
(SOC 304)
American Immigration 300  
AMCULT 313 (ANTHRCUL 314/LATINOAM 313) Cuba and its Diaspora 400  
AMCULT 315 (HISTORY 377/LATINOAM 315) History of Latina/os in the U.S.  400 Spanish majors or minors who enroll in the Spanish discussion section can earn 400-level elective credit toward their major or minor. 
AMCULT 327 (ENGLISH 387/LATINOAM 327)  Latina/Latino Literature of the U.S.  300  
AMCULT 380 (LATINOAM 380/SAC 380) Studies in Transnational Media  300  
AMCULT 381
(SAC 381/LATINOAM 381) 
Latinas/Latinos and the Media 300  
AMCULT 385 
(LATINOAM 381/HISTORY 335) 
Immigration Law: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues 300  
AMCULT 410  Hispanics in the United States 400  
AMCULT 496 Amerindians and the Lettered City; Rewriting History Against the Grain 400  
AMCULT 496 Topics Course: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and the Academic Disciplines 400  
AMCULT 498 Chicano/Latino Art and Visual Culture 400  
ANTHRARC 284 Aztec, Maya, and Inca Civilizations 300  
ANTHRCUL 298  Constructions of Race: US and Latin America (this topic only)  300  
ANTHRCUL 299  The Power of Words: Language and Social Inequality in the Americas (this topic only) 300  
ANTHRCUL 314 
(AMCULT 313/LATINOAM 313)
Cuba and its Diaspora 400  
ANTHRCUL 319  Latin American Society and Culture  300  
ANTHRCUL 320 Mexico: Culture and Society 300  
ANTHRCUL 346 
(HISTORY 347)
Latin America: The Colonial Period 400 See HISTORY 347
ANTHRCUL 414
(AAS 444)
Introduction to Caribbean Societies and Cultures 400  
ANTHRCUL 458.003 Ethnography of Latin America 400  
CAAS 478
(LACS 400/HISTORY 578) 
Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America  400  
CEE 490 Sustainable Energy Development in South America  400  
COMPLIT 240  Introduction to Comparative Literatures  300  
COMPLIT 240 Literature Across Borders 300  
COMPLIT 222  Great Books in World Literature: Don Quixote (this topic only) 300  
COMPLIT 322 Translating World Literatures 300  
COMPLIT 430 Comparative Studies in Fiction: 20th Century Latin American Narrative  400  
ECON 429 Migration Economics and Policy (formerly ECON 490)  300  
EDU 390 ---------- ----- See ELI 390: Migrant Education and Outreach Program 
ELI 390 Community Service & Language  300 Only eligible if the community service has a strong Hispanic component.
ELI 390 Migrant Education and Outreach Program (this topic)  300  
ENGLISH 309 American English 300  
ENGLISH 387
(AMCULT 327/LATINOAM 327)
Latina/Latino Literature of the U.S. 300  
HISTART 393 Undergraduate Seminar: Art and Architecture of Colonial Latin America: Conquest to Independence (this topic only) 300  
HISTART 394
(ROMLANG 400) 
Our North is the South: Designing Latin America (this topic specifically)  400  
HISTART 489 Art and Architecture of the Andes (this topic specifically)  400  
HISTORY 226
(AAS 236/AMCULT 226/ LACS 226/LATINOAM 226) 
The Latin Tinge: Latin Music in Social Context in Latin America and the U.S. 300  
HISTORY 230 Art and Politics in 20th Century Latin America 300  
HISTORY 231 Latin America and the USA in the 20th Century 300  
HISTORY 303 Haiti, Cuba, and the Caribbean Region (this topic only)  400  
HISTORY 303
(AAS 358/LACS 355)
From Colonial Saint-Domingue to Independent Haiti: History and Culture of an Exceptional Colonial and Postcolonial Territory (this topic only) 400  
HISTORY 305 History of the Modern Caribbean 300  
HISTORY 329  Revolutionary Movements in Modern Latin America (this topic only) 300  
HISTORY 329  Social Science Topics in History: Civil War, Violence and Fascism: Spain 1931-1939 (this topic only) 300  
HISTORY 335
(AMCULT 385/LATINOAM 385) 
Immigration Law: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues 300  
HISTORY 347
(ANTHRCUL 346)
Latin America: The Colonial Period 400 Spanish majors/minors who enroll in the Spanish discussion section can earn 400-level elective credit toward their major/minor
HISTORY 348 Latin America: The National Period 400 Spanish majors/minors who enroll in the Spanish discussion section can earn 400-level elective credit toward their major/minor
HISTORY 349
(LACS 349)
Revolutionary Movements in Modern Latin America (this topic only) 300  
HISTORY 358
(JUDAIC 317/LACS 355) 
Jews in Twentieth-Century Latin America (this topic only)  400  
HISTORY 358  20th century indigenous movements in Latin America 400  
HISTORY 358
(LACS 455/LACS 655)
History of Brazil: Race, Religion, and Art (this topic only) 400  
HISTORY 377
(AMCULT 315/LATINOAM 315)
History of Latina/os in the U.S.  400 Spanish majors/minors who enroll in the Spanish discussion section can earn 400-level elective credit toward their major/minor

HISTORY 473
(AAS 473/LACS 483) 
Brazil: History and Culture 400  
HISTORY 474
(AAS 458/LACS 455) 
From Colonial Saint-Domingue to Independent Haiti: History and Culture of an Exceptional Colonial and Postcolonial Territory (this topic only)  400  
HISTORY 478
(LACS 455) 
Catholic Empires of the Atlantic World (this topic only) 400  
HISTORY 478 State Terrorism and Memory in the Americas (this topic only)  400  
HISTORY 578
(LACS 400/CAAS 478)
Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America 400  
JUDAIC 317
(HISTORY 358/LACS 355) 
Jews in Twentieth-Century Latin America (this topic only)  400  
JUDAIC 360 A Global History of the Jews of Spain 400  
LACS 226
(AMCULT 226/LATINOAM 226/ AAS 236/HISTORY 226)
The Latin Tinge: Latin Music in Social Context in Latin America and the U.S.  300  
LACS 321  The Archaeology of Mexico and Peru: Inca, Aztec, and the Spanish Conquest (this topic only)  300  
LACS 321  Indigenous Community and Identity in the Neoliberal Andes (this topic only)  300  
LACS 321  Space and Identity in Latin American History (this topic only)  300  
LACS 321  Biomedical Spanish (this topic only)  300  
LACS 321  Indigenous Community vs Globalization in South America (this topic only) 300  
LACS 349
(HISTORY 349) 
Revolutionary Movements in Modern Latin America (this topic only) 300  
LACS 349 U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the World (this topic only)  400  
LACS 355
(JUDAIC 317/HISTORY 358) 
Jews in Twentieth-Century Latin America (this topic only) 400  
LACS 355.201 Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 300  
LACS 355 From Colonial Saint-Domingue to Independent Haiti: History and Culture of an Exceptional Colonial and Postcolonial Territory (this topic only)  400  
LACS 400
(CAAS 478/HISTORY 578)
Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America 400  
LACS 455
(HISTORY 358/LACS 655)
History of Brazil: Race, Religion, and Art (this topic only)  400  
LACS 455
(AAS 458/HISTORY 474)
From Colonial Saint-Domingue to Independent Haiti: History and Culture of an Exceptional Colonial and Post-colonial Territory (this topic only) 400  
LACS 471 Elementary Quechua  300  
LATINOAM 204 (AMCULT 204)  Themes in American Culture: Religiones Latinas/Latinoamericanas (this topic only) 300  
LATINOAM 213 (AMCULT 213) Introduction to Latina/o Studies 300  
LATINOAM 226
(AAS 236/AMCULT 226/ HISTORY 226/LACS 226)
The Latin Tinge: Latin Music in Social Context in Latin America and the U.S. 300  
LATINOAM 243 (AMCULT 243/WOMENSTD 243) Latina Women in the U.S 300  
LATINOAM 310
(POLSCI 389)
The Politics of Latinidad
(this topic only)

300

 
LATINOAM 313 (AMCULT 313/ANTHRCUL 314) Cuba and its Diaspora 400  
LATINOAM 315 (AMCULT 315/HISTORY 377)  History of Latina/os in the U.S.  400 Spanish majors/minors who enroll in the Spanish discussion section can earn 400-level elective credit toward their major/minor
LATINOAM 327 (AMCULT 327/ENGLISH 387) Latina/Latino Literature of the U.S 300  
LATINOAM 380 (AMCULT 380/SAC 380)  Studies in Transnational Media 300  
LATINOAM 381
(SAC 381/AMCULT 381) 
Latinas/Latinos in the Media 300  
LATINOAM 385 (AMCULT385/HISTORY 335) Immigration Law: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues 300  
LING 342 Perspectives on Bilingualism 300  
LING 350  Perspectives on Second Language Learning and Second Language Instruction 300  
LING 386  ----------  ----------  See ELI 390: Migrant Education and Outreach Program
LING 492 Topics in Linguistics: Pidgin and Creole Languages: A Linguistic, Historical, and Cognitive Overview (this topic only) 400  
LING 497  Capstone Seminar: Pidgin and Creole Languages: A Linguistic, Historical and Cognitive Overview (this topic only)  400  
MUSICOL 306 Music of Iberia & Latin America (this topic only) 400  

PORTUG 283

 
Portuguese for the Professions 300  
PORTUG 287  Advanced Portuguese Conversation & Composition 300  
PORTUG 290 Conversation Through Film and Popular Music  300  
PORTUG 301  Topics in Afro-Luso Brazilian Cultures 300  
PORTUG 461 Brazilian Culture  400  
PORTUG 471 Literature in the Portuguese-Speaking World 400  
PORTUG 472 Cinema in the Portuguese-Speaking World 400  
PORTUG 473 (ROMLANG 400) Popular Music in the PortugueseSpeaking World (previously listed as ROMLANG 400) 400  
PORTUG 474  Advanced Topics in Afro-Luso Brazilian Cultures 400  
POLSCI 347 Latin American Politics in (this) Democratic Period 400  
POLSCI 389
(LATINOAM 310)
The Politics of Latinidad
(this topic only)
 
300  
PSYCH 305 --------- --------- Only eligible if you volunteer with Latino Family Services. Must provide syllabus to determine level
RCCORE 409.006 Mexican Labor in North America: Seminar and Nogales Field Study (this topic only)   Make an appointment with an RLL faculty advisor to determine level of equivalency
RCLANG 306  Spanish Language Internship Program (previously listed as RCCORE 306) 300  
RCLANG 334  Tutoring Bilingual Children: Working with the Latino Community in Ann Arbor 300 Only one of the following courses can count toward the Spanish major: EDUC 428, SPANISH 448, or RCLANG 334
RCSSCI 360 Struggles for Democracy in Mexico: Seminar and Field Study (this topic only)  300  
RCSSCI 390 ---------- ---------- See ELI 390: Migrant Education and Outreach Program 
RCSSCI 463
(SOC 453) 
Mexican Labor in North America: Seminar and Nogales Field Study (this topic only)  400  
ROMLANG 253 The Mediterranean (this topic & section only)  300 If work is completed in English, Spanish majors may receive cognate credit. If work is completed in Spanish, please see Additional Course Options section below for information
ROMLANG 377 Race and Ethnicity in Romance Studies: Mediterranean Identities: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in the premodern world (this topic only)  300  
ROMLANG 400  Cinema in the Portuguese-Speaking World (this topic only) 400  
ROMLANG 400 (PORTUG 473) Popular Music in the PortugueseSpeaking World (this topic only) 400  
ROMLANG 400 (HISTART 394)  Our North is the South: Designing Latin America (this topic specifically)  400  
ROMLANG 498 Senior Seminar in Romance Languages & Literatures (permission of instructor)  400  
ROMLING 300 Introduction to the Romance Languages 300  
SAC 380
(AMCULT 380/LATINOAM 380)
Studies in Transnational Media 300  
SAC 381
(AMCULT 381/ LATINOAM 381)
Latinas/Latinos and the Media 300  
SAC 441  National Screens:
Mexican Cinema (this topic only)
Spanish Cinema (this topic only) 
400  
SOC 304
(AMCULT 304)
American Immigration 300  
SOC 325 Latino Family Services After-School Program section(s) only 300  
SOC 389.103 Latino Family Services After-School Program (this topic only)  300  
SOC 422 Sociology of Latin America 400  
SOC 453
(RCSSCI 463)
Mexican labor in North America: Seminar and Nogales Field Study (this topic only) 400  
SOC 485 Topics in Sociology: Sociology of Latin America (this topic only)  300  
UC 254  Ideology in Latin America (this topic only) 300  
WOMENSTD 243 (AMCULT 243/LATINOAM 243) Latina Women in the U.S.  300  

Additional Course Options

Please read carefully about how these courses may count towards the RLL major and/or minor. 

AMCULT 205.001/SPANISH 373.001 (Winter 2012, Spanish discussion section only) American Cultures: Latino Religions & Cultures - counts as a 300-level elective toward a Spanish major and minor.

AMCULT 315 (formerly AMCULT 312/HISTORY 312) History of Latina/os in the U.S. (See HISTORY 377)

ANTHRCUL 346 Latin America: The Colonial Period (See HISTORY 347)

EDUC 428 (previously cross-listed with Spanish 448) Intro A2LP II Spanish - (effective Fall 2013) counts as a 400-level elective toward the Spanish major and minor. Only one of the following tutoring-based courses can count toward the Spanish major: EDUC 428, SPANISH 448, or RCLANG 334. Only one of EDUC 428 or SPANISH 448 may count toward the Spanish minor. RCLANG 334 does not apply toward the Spanish minor.

HISTORY 347/ANTHRCUL 346 Spanish discussion section only. Latin America: The Colonial Period - counts as 400-level elective credit toward the Spanish major or minor. If not enrolled in the Spanish discussion section, Spanish majors may count this course as a 400-level cognate toward the Spanish major (no credit toward Spanish minor).

HISTORY 348 Spanish discussion section only. Latin America: The National Period - counts as 400-level elective credit toward the Spanish major or minor. If not enrolled in the Spanish discussion section, Spanish majors may count this course as a 400-level cognate toward the Spanish major (no credit toward Spanish minor).

HISTORY 377/AMCULT 315/LATINOAM 315 Spanish discussion section only. History of Latinos in the U.S. - counts as 400-level elective credit toward the Spanish major or minor. If not enrolled in the Spanish discussion section, Spanish majors may count this course as a 400-level cognate toward the Spanish major (no credit toward Spanish minor).

ITALIAN 410 Italian for Spanish Speakers – counts as a 400-level elective toward the Spanish major or minor. Students may count only one of ITALIAN 410 or PORT 280 (formerly PORT 415) toward the Spanish major or minor requirements.

PORTUG 280 Portuguese for Speakers of Romance Languages - counts as a 279-399-level course toward the Spanish major or minor (elective). Students may count only one of ITALIAN 410 or PORT 280 (formerly PORT 415)  toward the Spanish major or minor requirements.

PORTUG 415 Portuguese for Speakers of Romance Languages - (Fall 2013 or before) counts as a 400-level course toward the Spanish major or minor. Students may not take both Portuguese 415 and Italian 410 toward the Spanish major or minor.

ROMLANG 253 The Mediterranean – counts as a 279-399-level elective for Spanish majors or minors who complete their work in Spanish. Spanish majors who complete their work in English may receive 279-399-level cognate credit.

ROMLANG 400 (this topic only) Topics in Romance Languages and Literatures: Mediterranean Encounters: Muslims,
Christians and Jews in the Age of Empires (1453-1700)
 - counts as a 400-level literature course toward the Spanish major or minor requirements.