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Major/Minor Requirements

Applicable for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Major

A student majoring in Spanish has two Spanish major options:

Spanish — Hispanic Studies

A. 2 prerequisite courses: 305 (or 312) & 306
B. 2 courses in Peninsular Literature
       1) 327: Golden Age OR 328: Don Quixote
       2) 331: 19th Centure OR 333: Contemporary Spanish
C.  2 courses in Hispanic American Literature
        1) 324: Colonial Hispanic American OR 325: Modern Hispanic American OR 326: Contemporary Hispanic American
        2)  338:  US Latina/or Literature OR 339: Chicana/o Literature
D.  2 literature or culture courses at the 300-level
        Any of the courses listed above (B.-D.) OR
        304: Cultural Context and ORal Practice; 307: Hispanic Culture; 311 Spanish Theatre Workshop; 312: Oral Practice and Composition Abroad; 316: Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture; or 409: Independent Reading (senior majors only; consent of department required
E.  1 course in Research Methods: 431
F.  1 course in Senior Thesis OR project
       432: Honors Senior Thesis -- only open to majors with 3.5 (college) & 3.7 (dept.) GPAs
       OR
       433: Senior Project

TOTAL: 10 units

Romance Languages (Spanish Major; second language focus in French or Italian)

A.  2 prerequisite courses: 305 (or 312) & 306
B.  3 literature or culture courses at the 300-level
C.  1 course in Research Methods: 431
D.  1 course on Senior Thesis or Project
     432: Honors Senior Thesis -- only open to majors with 3.5 (college) & 3.7 (dept.) GPAs
     OR
     433: Senior Project
E.  Second-language focus
     Courses for second-language focus in FRENCH:
     FR305 and 2 French or Francophone Culture or literature courses
     Elementary or more advanced Italian, Portuguese, or Latin
     Second-language focus in ITALIAN:
     IT305 and two additional Italian literature or culture courses;
     Elementary or more advanced French, Portuguese, or Latin

TOTAL: 11–12 units 

Up to two courses from an unaffiliated program (study abroad or transfer credit) will be accepted into the major.  Students must consult with advisor prior to participation on study abroad programs and must submit course syllabi and other materials (papers, exams, etc.) upon return from study abroad for major credit.  Students who study abroad on programs other than Colorado College's must take at least two courses beyond 306 at Colorado College in addition to 431 and 432 (or 433) as well as complete the major requirements as described above, to receive a Spanish degree from the college.

SP299 and adjunct courses do not count towards the major.

Distinction is awarded based on senior thesis (432) and departmental work.

Students who study abroad on programs other than Colorado College’s must take at least two courses beyond 306 at Colorado College in addition to 431 and 432 (if student meets thesis requirements), as well as completing major requirements as described above, to receive a Spanish degree from the college. Students who are not eligible for 432 must take an additional upper division course to satisfy the 10-unit Spanish major requirement and the 11–12 unit Romance languages Spanish major requirement.

Transferring students and students who have taken the Advanced Placement exam should contact the department before taking any language or literature course, since some of the requirements for the major may be waived.

Minor

Spanish Minor — 6 units beyond SP 101 (declared prior to Fall 2014):

The prerequisite for admission to the minor is 101 (2 units) or equivalent. Students must complete a minimum of six courses, including the following: 201, 305, 306 and two 300-level courses. Students may count up to two units of Spanish AP credit (i.e., the equivalent of 201) toward the minor. Students who initially place at the 300-level as a result of previous Spanish, must complete four CC Spanish courses at the 300 level. College transfer credit will be accepted, but at least three 300-level Spanish courses must be completed at Colorado College.

Spanish Minor -- 5 units beyond SP201 (effective Fall 2014):

All students who wish to minor in Spanish must complete five units beyond SP201.  The prerequisite for admission to the minor is SP201 (2 units) or equivalent.  Students must complete a minimum of five courses, including the following:  305, 306 and three additional courses from 300-level courses.  College transfer credit will be accepted, but at least three 300-level Spanish courses must be completed at Colorado College.  Up to two units of credit from an unaffiliated program (either study abroad or transfer credit) will be accepted into the minor.  SP 299 and adjunct courses do not count towards the minor.