Prerequisite: SPAN 9 or SPAN 15 (or equivalent)
The Major program in Romance Studies consists of ten courses, taken 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. 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. Courses for the primary language are taught in Spanish and English (one). Approval for this option will be granted and only for a course in English taken after a student has completed SPAN 20.
When Spanish is the primary language, the six courses in this language must be distributed as follows:
1) SPAN 20
SPAN 20 is required for majors and minors and counts towards the major and minor. It can be taken concurrently with other 30-level courses. It is a prerequisite for upper-level courses (SPAN 40 and higher).
2) Survey Courses SPAN 30 - 32 and Foreign Study Programs SPAN 33 - 36
Students must take at least one of these courses. No more than two may count toward the major (except for students enrolled in a Foreign Study Program, who can count a maximum of three). The prerequisites for Foreign Study Programs also apply to majors in Romance Studies.
3) Upper Level Courses SPAN 40 - 77 and Independent Study (SPAN 83).
In consultation with the Major Advisor students choose the remaining courses from the upper-level course list.
One Independent Study (SPAN 83) may count as an upper-level course for the Major in Romance Studies. The Department projects its upper-level offerings up to two years in advance so that students can thoughtfully plan an individualized course of study in consultation with the Major Advisor. Students interested in pursuing an Independent Study must identify their topic and faculty advisor and present a proposal to their faculty advisor and to the Department for approval no later than the seventh week of the term preceding the term they wish to undertake the Independent Study.
4) Culminating Experience: Senior Seminar (SPAN 80)
Students pursuing a Major in Romance Studies whose primary language is Spanish must take the Senior Seminar (SPAN 80) as one of their six upper-level courses. This course also 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.
When Portuguese is the primary language, the six courses in this language must be distributed as follows: