Major Requirements

Requirements for a Major: 34-44 units

A. Language and Literature Track: 34-36 units

Majors are required to take 34-36 upper-division units in Spanish, including one semester of 14-16 units at an approved university in Spain or Latin America. The department recommends that the semester abroad be taken in the junior year; in any case, the student must first have completed four semesters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent) and four units of upper-division work.
SP 100 Advanced Spanish (4)
Two of the following: (8)
SP 101 Survey of Spanish Literature to 1700 (4)
SP 102 Survey of Spanish Literature, 1700 to the Present (4)
SP 103 Survey of Latin American Literature to 1885 (4)
SP 104 Survey of Latin American Literature, 1885 to the Present (4)
Two of the following advanced literature courses: (8)
SP 172 Golden Age Literature (4)
SP 183 Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry (4)
SP 184 Twentieth-Century Latin American Short Story (4)
SP 185 Twentieth-Century Latin American Novel (4)
SP 195 Seminar (2-4)
(or approved literature courses taken abroad)
Four of the following elective courses: (16)
SP 110 Hispanic Cultures: Spain (4)
SP 111 Hispanic Cultures: Latin America (4)
SP 130 Hispanic Film and Literature (4)
SP 190 Practicum (2-4)
(or other courses not taken above, including approved courses taken abroad)
The following courses are also recommended for the Spanish major:
ENG 90 Literary Analysis (4)
ENG 106 Language Acquisition (4)
AN/SOC 150 Cross-Cultural Communication (4)

Majors are required to take 42-44 upper-division units, including 16 units of upper-division Spanish courses taken at Westmont. Students will work closely with their major advisor, choosing a geographical area of specialization (Spain or Latin America) and related courses outside the Modern Languages Department. Students will complete one semester (14-16 units) abroad in a Westmont-approved program.
Core Courses: 12 units
SP 100 Advanced Spanish (4)
One of the following: (4)
SP 110 Hispanic Cultures: Spain (4)
SP 111 Hispanic Cultures: Latin America (4)
One of the following: (4)
AN/SOC 150 Cross-Cultural Communication (4)
ENG 106 Language Acquisition (4)
Literature: 12 units
12 units in area of specialization, at least 4 of which must be at the advanced level (170 and above).
Related Courses: 12 units
12 units in related social science fields or art history. Possible examples:
AN 115 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (4)
AN 155/SOC 155 Modernization and the Third World (4)
ART 126 Art of Early Modern Europe (1600-1700) (4)
ART 128 Twentieth-Century Art (4)
EB 104 World Poverty and Economic Development (4)
EB 161 International Marketing (4)
EB 188 Global Capital Markets (4)
HIS 161 Latin America to Independence (4)
HIS 162 Modern and Contemporary Latin America (4)
HIS 163 United States/Latin American Relations (4)
HIS 164 History of Mexico (4)
PO 124 Comparative Politics: Developing Nations (4)
Electives: 8 units
8 units in Spanish or related fields (not taken above)

20 units, 12 of which must be upper-division.


Sample Four-Year Program

FIRST YEAR

Fall Spring
SP 3 (4) SP 4 (4)
RS 10 or 20 (4) RS 10 or 20 (4)
Distribution/Elective (4) Distribution/Elective (8)
PEA 32 (1) PEA Elective (1)

SECOND YEAR

Fall Spring
SP 100 (4) SP 101 or 102 (4)
RS 1 (4) Distribution/Elective (12)
Distribution/Elective (8) PEA Elective (1)
PEA Elective (1)

THIRD YEAR

Fall Spring
Semester in Spanish speaking SP 103 or 104 (4)
country (14-16) Upper-Division RS
Requirement (4)
Distribution/Elective (8)

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Spring
SP 172 or183 (4) SP 184 or 185 (4)
Distribution/Elective (12) Distribution/Elective (12)