College of Liberal Arts
Spanish Major and Minor
Spanish students have many cultural opportunities, including the chance to see cultural dancers in Costa Rica.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures proudly offers a major and minor in the Spanish language.
A major in Spanish consists of 34 credits beginning at the 200 level. Majors must complete SPAN302, two courses in literature (one in Peninsular Spanish literature and one in Latin American literature) and two courses in civilization/culture (one on Spain and one on Latin America).
Normally, majors must take at least 22 credits in Spanish at Mount St. Mary’s, of which a minimum of six credits must be taken during the senior year for those students who have a single major, and three credits for those with a double major. In addition students must take SPAN 498 Senior Seminar in the fall of their senior year.
A minor in Spanish consists of 18 credit hours beginning at the 200 level. Minors in Spanish are required to complete SPAN 302 as well as one culture or civilization course on Spain and one culture or civilization course on Latin America. Students who minor in Spanish are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours at the Mount.
Secondary Education Teaching Certification - Spanish
The Mount offers a series of courses in secondary education designed to prepare students to teach at the secondary level in Spanish, and to meet requirements for certification in most states (grades 7-12). Each student who plans to teach at the secondary level must have a major in an academic subject field. An advisor in the department of education will be assigned upon the student's admission to a teacher education program. More information can be found through the secondary education program.
Diana Rodriguez-Lozano, Ph.D.
Advisor for Spanish Majors