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Requirements for Majors & Minors
Major in Spanish
Requirements for the Spanish major consist of 10 courses as follows:
- Three courses or equivalents as follows:
- One language course: Spanish 22 or higher (e.g. Spanish 23,
Spanish 24, or 100-level).
- 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.
- Three 100-level courses in Latino, Latin American and/or Spanish
Peninsular literature, taught in Spanish.
- Three courses from the following, taught in Spanish:
- 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.)
- 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
- Additional 100-level courses in literature may take the place of
any or all of the courses in 1 and 2.
- 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
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- 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
- No more than one credit in Independent Study may be counted toward
- 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
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.