Majors and Minors

Students who major or minor in Spanish study the Spanish language and explore the literatures and other cultural expressions of the Hispanic world. The course of study emphasizes written and oral communication that prepares students to function in a Spanish-speaking community.   

Major Student Learning Objectives - Students graduating with a Spanish major from Agnes Scott College will be able to:

  • demonstrate a broad view of the literatures and cultures of Spain, some Latin American countries and U.S. Latino communities;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the situation of selected marginalized social groups;
  • demonstrate advanced skills in literary and cultural analysis;
  • demonstrate advanced and effective writing skills;
  • demonstrate advanced and effective listening and speaking skills.

Requirements for the Spanish Major 

SPA-480 and 28 additional credits beyond 202, excluding SPA 206. 

Credits from the Spanish department-sponsored summer program in Oviedo, Spain satisfy requirements toward the major if the student has completed SPA-202 prior to participation.

Spanish majors are required to complete four courses from those offered by department faculty. Students who study in a Spanish-speaking country for one year may be granted an exception to this policy. The student must petition the chair of the Department of Spanish in writing before initiating study abroad. 

Requirements for the Spanish Minor 

A minor requires completion of 20 credits beyond SPA-202, excluding SPA-370 and 206.

At least 12 credits must be from courses taught by department faculty. Credits from the Spanish department-sponsored summer program in Oviedo, Spain satisfy requirements toward the minor if the student has completed SPA-202 prior to participation.