Spanish major & minor | St. Lawrence University Modern Languages

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 major consists of ten units beyond the 104 level:

  • Five electives at the 200 level or above.
  • Three electives at the 300 level or above.
  • Two electives at the 400 level.

Students who begin Spanish at St. Lawrence at a level higher than 201, 202 are exempt from two major units. Except for LANG 350, courses at the 300 level are offered only in Spain and Costa Rica; 400-level courses, including Independent Study and Honors Project, are offered only on campus.

Spanish 423: Introduction to Spanish Literature (equivalent to Spanish 323) and Spanish 444: Survey of Latin American Literature (equivalent to Spanish 344) are required courses for the major.

It is possible to earn four units toward the major during a semester in Spain (Madrid) or Costa Rica (San José); students who remain a year in Spain may earn seven units toward the major.

Students wishing to major in Spanish are urged to participate in the Costa Rica (San José) or Spain (Madrid) programs.

Spanish Minor:

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 minor.