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Summer Term 2014 Major/Minor Advisor: Professor Raúl Bueno

Important Major/Minor/Modified Major Requirement Change – Spanish 10 to Spanish 20.

Effective Summer term 2011 the Spanish and Portuguese Department will replace Spanish 10 with Spanish 20, and, Spanish 20 will be a required course for the major, minor and modified major. All students who have taken Spanish 10 prior to Summer term 2011 can use this course as a required course for the major, minor or modified major in the Department.

Major and Minor Options

The program in Spanish and Portuguese offers the opportunity to do intellectual work in the Humanities in a foreign language. Students may graduate in one of the following major concentrations:

and minors in:

(Literature and Culture of the Portuguese speaking world).

What follows is a summary of requirements and outcomes for each particular minor and major. We encourage students to consult the ORC/Smartcatalog for specific descriptions of all minor and major requirements.

Major in Hispanic Studies (Spanish)

Prerequisite: Spanish 9

The major program in Hispanic Studies consists of at least 9 (nine) courses numbered 20 or higher. All courses for this Major are taught in Spanish. In special cases, students may substitute one upper level course offered in English in a related field toward this requirement. Approval for this option will be granted on a case-by-case basis, and only for a course taken after a student has completed Spanish 20. Students must submit a written petition to the Chair during the term preceding the English language course and it must be approved by the Department. This option is not available for Majors in Romance Studies or Modified Majors.

Courses must be distributed as follows:

  1. Spanish 20
  2. Survey Courses and Foreign Study Programs: Spanish 30 - 36
  3. Topics Courses: Spanish 40 - 77
  4. Independent Study: Spanish 83
  5. Culminating Experience: Senior Seminar (Spanish 80)

For specifics on each of the requirements consult the ORC/Smartcatalog.

Major in Romance Studies (Spanish or Portuguese)

Prerequisite: Spanish 9

Students wishing to pursue a major in Romance Studies must take courses in two of the Romance Languages offered at Dartmouth College (Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Italian), one serving as their primary language, the other as their secondary. This major option will consist of a minimum of 10 (ten) courses beyond the prerequisites listed above for the Major in Hispanic Studies or Minor in Lusophone Studies. Six of these courses will be selected among the course offerings of the primary language and four from the secondary. Students will work closely with the Major Advisor in coordinating their course of study.

When Spanish is the primary language, the six courses in this language must be distributed as follows:

  1. Spanish 20
  2. Survey Courses and Foreign Study Programs: Spanish 30 - 36
  3. Topics Courses: Spanish 40 - 77
  4. Independent Study: Spanish 83
  5. Culminating Experience: Senior Seminar (Spanish 80)

The four courses in the secondary language must be selected from among courses that count towards the major or minor in that respective language.

When Portuguese is the primary language, the six courses in this language must be distributed as follows:

Prerequisite: Portuguese 9

  1. Survey Courses Portuguese 20
  2. Upper level courses (Portuguese 60 - 63) Foreign Study Program (Portuguese 35 and 36, and Independent Study (Portuguese 83)). Students must take four of the courses in this list.
  3. Culminating Experience: Senior Seminar (Portuguese 80)

Students pursuing a major in Romance Studies whose primary language is Portuguese must take the Senior Seminar (Portuguese 80) as one of their six upper-level courses. This course fulfills the Culminating Experience required of all seniors.

The four courses in the secondary language must be selected from among courses that count towards the major or minor in that respective language.

For specifics on each of the requirements consult the ORC/Smartcatalog.

Modified Major in Hispanic Studies (Spanish)

Prerequisite: Spanish 9

The modified major in Hispanic Studies consists of 10 (ten) courses, at least six of which must be in Spanish and the remaining four from appropriate major-level courses offered by other departments. The six Spanish courses must be distributed as follows:

  1. Spanish 20
  2. Survey Courses and Foreign Study Programs: Spanish 30 - 36
  3. Topics Courses: Spanish 40 - 77
  4. Independent Study: Spanish 83
  5. Culminating Experience: Senior Seminar (Spanish 80)

Students pursuing a Modified Major in Spanish must take the Senior Seminar (Spanish 80) as one of their six upper-level courses. This course also fulfills the Culminating Experience required of all seniors.

For specifics on each of the requirements consult the ORC/Smartcatalog.

Modified Major in Lusophone Studies (Portuguese)

Prerequisite: Portuguese 9

The modified major in Lusophone Studies consists of 10 (ten) courses, at least six of which must be in Portuguese and the remaining four from appropriate major-level courses offered by other departments. The six Portuguese courses must be distributed as follows:

  1. Survey Courses Portuguese 20
  2. Upper level courses (Portuguese 60 - 63) Foreign Study Program (Portuguese 35 and 36, and Independent Study (Portuguese 83)). Students must take four of the courses in this list.
  3. Culminating Experience: Senior Seminar (Port 80)

Students pursuing a Modified Major in Lusophone Studies whose primary language is Portuguese must take the Senior Seminar (Portuguese 80) as one of their six upper-level courses. This course fulfills the Culminating Experience required of all seniors.

For specifics on each of the requirements consult the ORC/Smartcatalog.

Minors

Minor in Hispanic Studies (Spanish)

All minor cards must be signed by the Major Advisor of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Prerequisite: Spanish 9

The minor in Hispanic Studies consists of at least 5 (five) additional courses, which must be distributed as follows:

  1. Spanish 20 - required for the minor
  2. Survey Courses and Foreign Study Programs: Spanish 30 - 36
  3. Topics Courses: Spanish 40 - 77
  4. Culminating Experience: Senior Seminar (Spanish 80)
  5. Independent Study: Spanish 83

Students must take four courses numbered 30 and higher to complete the minor. 

Note: Students are not required to take Spanish 80 or 83 to complete the minor, however, they are encouraged to take Spanish 80 - Senior Seminar - as part of their minor course of study.

For specifics on each of the requirements consult the ORC/Smartcatalog.

Minor in Lusophone Studies (Portuguese)

All minor cards must be signed by the Major Advisor of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Prerequisite: Portuguese 9

The minor in Lusophone Studies consists of at least 5 (five) additional courses, which must be distributed as follows:

  1. Survey Courses Portuguese 20 - required for the minor
  2. Upper level courses (Portuguese 60 – 63) Foreign Study Program (Portuguese 35 and 36, and Independent Study (Portuguese 83). Students must take four courses numbered 35 and higher to complete the minor.  For specifics on each of the requirements consult the ORC/Smartcatalog.

Description of Courses

Major and Minor Outcomes

Major in Hispanic Studies: Students demonstrate advanced communicative competence in Spanish by reading, discussing, and writing about sophisticated literary, historical, and critical texts in the target language. They recognize major figures and debates in Hispanic World cultural production. They compare and analyze various modes of creative and critical discourse. They conduct original research or analysis on creative products and cultural/social movements.

Major in Romance Studies: Students demonstrate advanced communicative competence in two Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French or Italian) by reading, discussing, and writing about sophisticated literary, historical, and critical texts in the target languages. They recognize major figures and debates in the cultural production of the world regions where the two languages are used. They compare and analyze various modes of creative and critical discourse. They conduct original research or analysis on creative products and cultural/social movements in the two languages.

Modified Major in Hispanic Studies: Students demonstrate advanced communicative competence in Spanish by reading, discussing, and writing about sophisticated literary, historical, and critical texts in the target language. They combine that study with advanced study in another department or discipline. They recognize major figures and debates in Hispanic World cultural production. They compare and analyze various modes of creative and critical discourse. They conduct original research or analysis on creative products and cultural/social movements in Spanish.

Modified Major in Lusophone Studies: Students demonstrate advanced communicative competence in Portuguese by reading, discussing, and writing about sophisticated literary, historical, and critical texts in the target language. They combine that study with advanced study in another department or discipline. They recognize major figures and debates in Lusophone cultural production. They conduct original research or analysis on creative products and cultural/social movements in Portuguese.

Minor in Hispanic Studies: Students demonstrate advanced communicative competence in Spanish by reading, discussing, and writing about sophisticated literary, historical, and critical texts in the target language. They recognize some major figures and debates in Hispanic World cultural production. They compare and analyze various modes of creative and critical products and cultural/social movements in Spanish.

Minor in Lusophone Studies: Students demonstrate advanced communicative competence in Portuguese by reading, discussing and writing about sophisticated literary, historical, and critical texts in the target language. They recognize major figures and debates in Lusophone cultural production. They compare and analyze various modes of creative and critical discourse. They may conduct original research or analysis on creative products and cultural/social movements in Portuguese.

The Dartmouth College Language Requirement

  • Spanish: Students may fulfill the Dartmouth College Language requirement by successfully completing the Spanish 1,2, and 3 on campus, by taking the necessary courses on campus and then participating in one of the Spanish Department Language Study Abroad (LSA) programs, or by submitting standardized test scores to demonstrate equivalent preparation. If a student places into Spanish 2, for example, he or she is required to take Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 or Spanish 2 and the Spanish LSA in order to fulfill the language requirement.
  • Portuguese: Students may fulfill the Dartmouth College Language requirement by successfully completing the Intensive Portuguese I and III at Dartmouth, which consists of Portuguese 1 on campus and the Portuguese Language Study Abroad (LSA) program in Salvador, Brazil or by submitting test scores to demonstrate equivalent preparation.

The Office of the Registrar provides the most current requirements and course descriptions for the Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature Major, Minor and Honors programs. An explanation of degree requirements, including the language requirement, can be found on the Registrar's website as well.

Last Updated: 7/17/14