Declaring a Major or Minor
You can choose to print the declaration forms below or you can also obtain the two Major Declaration forms (3 if you are double majoring) at the Spanish and Portuguese Department office located in Furman 313. If you have any questions, contact Professor Maria Paz Pintane email.
To declare a major or minor: Download the Major/Minor Declaration and Change form, print out, and follow the instructions and bring the completed forms to the DUS Prof. Maria Paz Pintane located in Furman Hall 305.
The Major in Spanish
Program of Concentration in Spanish
The basic requirement is a minimum of 30 credit hours in Spanish courses above. The distribution requirements are as follows:
- Core requirements: 3301W, 3302, and 3303.
- Literature: Nine credit hours from courses numbered 4400–4980 or 3835, or 3893.
- Linguistics: Three credit hours from courses numbered 4300–4360, or 3892.
- Electives: Nine credit hours from courses numbered 3320–3835 or 3891-4980. Students may substitute 3 credit hours of a language course in either Portuguese (1103 or higher) or Catalan (1103 or higher).
Minor in Spanish
The minor in Spanish consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours. The specific requirements are as follows:
- Spanish 3301W (A more advanced composition course may be substituted)
- Spanish 3302 (A more advanced conversation course may be substituted)
- Spanish 3303
- One course (3 credit hours) of advanced Spanish literature chosen from courses numbered from 4400-4980 or 3835 or 3893
- Two courses (6 credit hours) of electives chosen from Spanish courses numbered 3320-3835, 3891-4980
Major in Spanish and Portuguese
This major focuses on the two dominant languages (Spanish and Portuguese) of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America and their literatures and cultures. The basic requirement for this major is a minimum of 33 credits in Spanish and Portuguese numbered 2780 or above. The distribution is as follows:
- Core requirements of Spanish 3301W, 3302, and 3303; Portuguese 2203, 3301 (or 3302), and 3303.
- At least two Spanish courses numbered between 3320-3330, 3355-3385, 4400-4980 or 3835, 3891 or 3893.
- At least two of the following Portuguese courses:4350, 4420, 4425, 3892, 7070, 7071, and 9520.
- One additional elective to be chosen from the courses listed under area 2 and 3 above.
A student who studies abroad may be able to substitute similar culture or literature courses with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Minor in Portuguese
The minor in Portuguese consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. The specific requirements are as follows:
- Portuguese 2203 (Intermediate Portuguese; a more advanced language course may be substituted)
- One of the following two courses: Portuguese 3301 (Portuguese Composition and Conversation) or Portuguese 3302 (Brazilian Pop Culture)
- Portuguese 3303 (Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literature)
- At least one of the following two courses: Portuguese 4420 (Brazilian Literature through the Nineteenth Century) or Portuguese 4425 (Modern Brazilian Literature)
- At least 3 additional credit hours selected from among the following courses (or a graduate course numbered 7000-9520 for qualified seniors): Portuguese 4350 (Brazilian Culture through Native Material), 4420 (Brazilian Literature through the Nineteenth Century), 4425 (Modern Brazilian Literature), 3892 (Special Topics in Portuguese Language, Literature, and Civilization)
Major in Spanish and European Studies
Students in Spanish may elect this interdisciplinary major, which requires a minimum of 42 hours of course work. A semester of study abroad in Vanderbilt in Spain is recommended. Course work for the major is distributed as follows:
Spanish language and literature core courses (9 hours): Spanish 3301W, 3302, and 3303 (a more advanced course in composition may be substituted for 3301W; a more advanced course in conversation may be substituted for 3302)
Spanish culture and civilization (6 hours): Two of the following: Spanish 3320, 3360, 3365, 3891
Spanish literature (6 hours): Two Spanish courses numbered from 4470–4465 or 3893
Elective (6 hours): Two additional Spanish courses that count towards the Spanish major. Students may substitute one language course in either Portuguese (1103 or higher) or Catalan (1103 or higher).
Total in Spanish: 27 hours
European Studies core courses (9 hours): EUS 2201, 2203, and 4960 (requires thesis).
Social Science (3 hours): PSCI 2210, 3211 or appropriate substitute with the approval of the EUS adviser
History (3 hours): One of the following: History 2250, 2260, 2270, 2280, 2290,2450
Total in European Studies: 15 hours
Candidates for teacher licensure in Spanish at the secondary level should refer to the chapter on Licensure for Teaching in the Peabody College section of the Undergraduate Catalog. Arts and Science students who wish to receive licensure need to meet with Dean Roger Moore