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 semester courses beyond Spanish III (SP 200) are required and must include: Spanish IV (SP 300), Spanish Writing Workshop (SP 350) and Advanced Spanish Conversation (SP 353 or equivalent), and at least two literature courses (one in Spanish and one in Spanish-American literature), two culture courses (one in Spanish and one in Spanish-American culture), 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