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Mount Saint Mary College    
 
    
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Hispanic Studies


Hegis Code 1105

Hispanic Studies Major Requirements


The Hispanic studies major is designed to prepare students for graduate study and careers in professional fields, including adolescence and childhood education. The program also complements careers in business, communications, media, nursing, and social services. Conversation, culture, and literature are emphasized in this program. Majors are required to complete a minimum of 36 credits in Hispanic studies. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who will assist in the development of an academic program addressing the needs and goals of the student.

Prerequisite to the Hispanic studies major is the successful completion of SPA 1030  and SPA 1040 , Intermediate Spanish I & II, or passing the Mount Saint Mary College Spanish entrance exam. Students must then take 24 credits in required courses, as well as 12 credits in electives for a minimum total of 36 credits (maximum 40 credits) in Hispanic studies. These electives may include SPA 1030  and SPA 1040 .

Additional Information


SPA 1010 - SPA 1020 (Basic Spanish I, II) do not count for the major or the minor. Courses numbered 2000 or above require SPA 1030  - SPA 1040  (Intermediate Spanish I, II) or passing the Mount Saint Mary College entrance/placement exam (required of all Hispanic Studies majors).

Students are encouraged to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country for a summer, semester or year. Credit is earned according to the length and intensity of the foreign experience with the approval of the Division of Arts and Letters. Mount Saint Mary College offers a summer program in Spain.