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Candidates for honors in Spanish are expected to fulfill College requirements as designated on page 27. Students register for SPAN 350 Independent Study in the fall semester. Upon satisfactory completion of that course and with departmental approval, they register for SPAN 355 Senior Thesis in the spring.
Students are encouraged to study abroad but are expected to take a minimum of sixteen semester hours at Simmons, including at least four semester hours upon return from study abroad.
The major consists of at least thirty-two semester hours of advanced language, literature, and civilization courses, including twenty semester hours of core requirements. Students are encouraged to improve their language skills through study abroad but are expected to take a minimum of sixteen semester hours of coursework in the department, including at least four semester hours upon return from study abroad.
Normally, no more than four semester hours of departmental courses given in English may be credited toward the major. Students may petition the chair of the department to take up to eight semester hours of course work in English.
Recommendations: Proficiency in a second modern language beyond the intermediate level is strongly recommended for all Spanish majors.
Four semester hours of advanced work in language:
Four semester hours of Spanish or Hispanic
Four semester hours of introduction to Spanish or Hispanic American literature, selected from:
Eight semester hours of advanced work in literature and culture, selected from:
Twelve semester hours of elective courses in language, literature, civilization, or fieldwork.