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Requirements for Majors & Minors

Major in Spanish
Requirements for the Spanish major consist of 10 courses as follows:

  1. Three courses or equivalents as follows:
    1. One language course: Spanish 22 or higher (e.g. Spanish 23, Spanish 24, or 100-level).
    2. Two courses taught in Spanish in the introductory survey of literature sequence. (If not taken before going abroad, an equivalent literature course is required while away, and a 100-level literature course should be taken on return). NOTE: At least one of the literature courses must cover pre-19th century, such as Spanish 31, 34, or 100-level literature courses of the period.
  2. Three 100-level courses in Latino, Latin American and/or Spanish Peninsular literature, taught in Spanish.
  3. Three courses from the following, taught in Spanish:
    1. Up to two courses may be in Latin American, Latino and/or Spanish Peninsular culture/civilization/or film subjects in the Department of Romance Languages. (Students in programs abroad may select from a wide range of courses in these subjects within History, Art History, Geography, Civilization, and other disciplines.)
    2. Up to one course may be in 100-level language such as 121, 122, 124, etc. (Students participating in programs abroad may select from a wide range of courses taught in other fields regardless of content.)
    3. Additional 100-level courses in literature may take the place of any or all of the courses in 1 and 2.
  4. One additional course (may be in English)
    A course on Spanish Peninsular, U.S. Latino, and/or Latin American literature, culture, civilization, film, or theory; OR courses including at least 50% such content in other disciplines or subjects such as History, Latino Studies, Music, Dance, Anthropology, Ladino Studies, etc.

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General Requirements:

  • At least one Spanish language literature course (Spanish 31, 32, 34, 35, and the 100-level) must be in Latin American literature and at least one must be in Peninsular literature.
  • The Department highly recommends that seniors returning from overseas programs enroll in two "100-level" Tufts courses during their final year of study. Normally at least one of the required "100-level" literature courses will be taken during the senior year at Tufts.
  • No more than one credit in Independent Study may be counted toward the major.
  • No more than two credits combining an Independent Study and an honors thesis may be counted toward the major.
  • Only courses of C- or better may be applied to the major.

The Senior Year
The Department highly recommends that seniors returning from overseas programs enroll in two "100-level" courses on the Tufts campus during their final year of study. Normally it is expected that at least one of the four required "100-level" literature courses will be taken during the senior year on the Tufts campus itself.

The survey courses 31, 32, 34, and 35 are not appropriate options for senior majors; those who have not completed the required survey courses should see their adviser to choose suitable equivalents at the "100" level.