2017-2018 Academic Bulletin 
    Jun 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish Major

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Spanish majors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in Spanish at graduation. Only Spanish courses taken at Allegheny on a letter-grade basis are included in the GPA calculation, and only the most recent grade is included for repeated courses. Only SPAN 600  may be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. Courses taken in an approved program abroad may count for the major and minor. Native or near-native speakers of Spanish should consult with the Spanish Section Head about major/minor requirements.


The major in Spanish leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts and requires a minimum of 42 semester credit hours, including:

Three 300-level Classes in Spanish

One 400-level Class in Spanish

Senior Seminar:

To be taken in the senior year

Senior Project:


Double majors who choose the language as the second major may complete only 40 semester credit hours. The senior thesis for a double major student must include an analytical component in Spanish that is relevant to a cultural, literary, or linguistic aspect of Hispanic studies; the Spanish component may or may not coincide with the thesis topic of the other major.

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