Dec 11, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Program of Concentration in Spanish is designed to provide the student with a level of fluency applicable to a variety of professional situations and gives the student insight into the thought patterns of Spanish and Spanish-American culture.

Course Sequence Outline



Major requirements include:

Major requirements include oral and written control of the Spanish language; familiarity with major movements in Spanish and Spanish-American literature, and basic understanding of the historical and cultural development of Spain and Spanish America. A minimum of eight Spanish courses (4 credits each) beyond Spanish III (SP 200) are required and must include: 

  • Spanish IV (SP 300) 
  • Spanish Writing Workshop (SP 350), Spanish Translation Workshop (SP 351) or Advanced Spanish Conversation (SP 353 or equivalent) 
  • At least two literature courses, two culture courses, and two additional 300-400 level courses in Spanish

Spanish majors are required to attend a semester or summer immersion program in a Spanish speaking country of their choice.  A maximum of three courses taken during that study abroad experience will be counted toward the major and they are limited to two culture courses and two additional 300 level Spanish courses.  SP 300, SP 350 or SP 353 and a minimum of two literature courses must be taken at Saint Anselm College.

The culmination of the Spanish major is an oral and written comprehensive examination.  Majors work closely with their advisors to create an individualized reading list designed to summarize the course work that they have completed.  The questions for the written examination will be taken directly from their reading list, while the oral exam will be a clarification of those responses, carried out in Spanish.


Spanish majors interested in teaching Spanish are required to successfully complete a Spanish immersion program for at least one semester (or equivalent summer program) in order to receive a teaching certificate.


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