Major

Major in Romance Studies (Spanish or Portuguese). For specifics on each of the requirements consult the ORC/Smartcatalog.

About the Major

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.

Details for Spanish

Prerequisite: SPAN 9

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

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

*SPAN 83 is optional and is listed to allow a student to apply to do Independent Study work and have it count towards their Romance Studies Major.

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

Details for Portuguese

Prerequisite: PORT 9

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

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

Students pursuing a major in Romance Studies whose primary language is Portuguese must take the Senior Seminar (PORT 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.