Spanish major & minor

Requisitos para la concentración de español en St. Lawrence: / Requirements for Estudios Hispánicos (Hispanic Studies) Major at St. Lawrence:

The Estudios Hispánicos (Hispanic Studies) Major is designed to provide an understanding of the principal aspects of Hispanic culture as well as proficiency in the language at the advanced level according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines. The Estudios Hispánicos (Hispanic Studies) Major consists of 10 units beyond the 104 level: five electives at the 200 level or above, three electives at the 300 level or above, and two electives at the 400 level. Courses at the 300 level are offered only in Spain and Costa Rica; 400 level courses, including Independent Studies and Honors Projects, are offered only on campus.

Students who begin Spanish at St. Lawrence at a level higher than 201, 202 are exempt from two major units. Introduction to Spanish Literature and Introduction to Hispanic American Literature are required courses for the major.

Spanish Minor:

Students wishing to major in Spanish are urged to participate in the Costa Rica (San José) or Spain (Madrid) programs. It is possible to earn four credits toward the major during a semester in Spain or Costa Rica; students who remain a year in Spain may earn seven credits toward the major.

A Spanish minor consists of six courses at the 201-202 level or beyond. Spanish minors are encouraged to spend a semester or a year on the Spain or Costa Rica programs. Students on the programs in Spain or Costa Rica may count three courses (semester program) or five courses (year program) toward the Spanish minor.