Major in Spanish

Students wishing to take other combinations of courses for the major must seek and receive the approval of the adviser in Spanish and the chair of the Department of Modern Languages. Students who place out of one or more sophomore-level courses are required to substitute the course(s) with a course (or courses) at a higher level. Courses taken abroad in a program not led by Millsaps language faculty must be approved by the chair of Modern Languages, as stated in the International Study section.

Students must take the following courses:

  • SPAN 2000 Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 2110 Contemporary Hispanic Culture (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 2140 Introduction to Literature (must earn C or higher)

Students must take one of the Peninsular Literature survey courses below:

  • SPAN 3200 Survey of Peninsular Literature up to 1700 (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 3300 Survey of Peninsular Literature from the 18th Century to Present (must earn C or higher)

Students must take one of the Peninsular Literature non-survey courses below:

  • SPAN 3780 Studies in 19th Century Peninsular Literature (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 3790 Studies in 20th Century Peninsular Literature (must earn C or higher)

Students must take one of the Spanish-American Literature survey courses below:

  • SPAN 3210 Survey of Spanish-American Literature through Modernism (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 3310 Survey of Spanish-American Literature from Late Modernism to the Present (must earn C or higher)

Students must take one of the Spanish-American Literature non-survey courses below:

  • SPAN 3750 or 3753 Special Topics (must be from Spanish-America) (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 3770 Modernism–Post Modernism (must earn C or higher)

Students must take two upper-level courses from the list below:

  • SPAN 3200 Survey of Peninsular Literature up to 1700 (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 3210 Survey of Spanish-American Literature through Modernism (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 3300 Survey of Peninsular Literature from the 18th Century to Present (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 3310 Survey of Spanish-American Literature from Late Modernism to the Present (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 3750–3753 Special Topics (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 4750 Special Studies in Hispanic Literature (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 4760 Cervantes (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 4770 Golden Age Drama (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 4850 Internship (must earn C or higher)

Students must take one additional 4000-level course to prepare for the comprehensive exams/ reflective paper from the list below (not to double count with list above):

  • SPAN 4750 Special Studies in Hispanic Literature (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 4760 Cervantes (must earn C or higher)
  • SPAN 4770 Golden Age Drama (must earn C or higher)

Students must also complete a comprehensive exam in their major.

Minor in Spanish

All courses beyond 2000 must be taken at Millsaps (or in a language program abroad led by a faculty member from the Department of Modern Languages). An exception will be made for just one course above 2000 (other than the required literature course at the 3000-level or higher), if taken abroad in a language program approved by the chair of Modern Languages, as stated in the International Study section policy. In order to become more proficient in a foreign language, significant time must be spent speaking it. It is strongly encouraged that all minors have a language immersion experience. If a student did not place out, then they must take the following course:

  • SPAN 2000 Intermediate Spanish (or its equivalent because students who place out of any course(s) above 2000 (i.e.: SPAN 2110, 2120, 2130, 2140) are required to substitute any of these courses with a course (or courses) at a higher level)

Students must also take two courses from the following list:

  • SPAN 2110 Contemporary Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 2140 Introduction to Literature

Students must take two literature courses from the following list:

  • SPAN 3200 Survey of Peninsular Literature up to 1700
  • SPAN 3210 Survey of Spanish-American Literature through Modernism
  • SPAN 3300 Survey of Peninsular Literature from the 18th Century to Present
  • SPAN 3310 Survey of Spanish-American Literature from Late Modernism to the Present
  • SPAN 3770 Modernism–Post Modernism
  • SPAN 3780 Studies in 19th Century Peninsular Literature
  • SPAN 4750 Special Studies in Spanish

Minor in French

All courses beyond 2000 must be taken at Millsaps (or in a language program abroad led by a faculty member from the Department of Modern Languages. An exception will be made for just one course above 2000 (other than the required literature course), if taken abroad in a language program approved by the Chair of Modern Languages, as stated in the International Study section. In order to become more proficient in a foreign language, significant time must be spent speaking it. It is strongly encouraged that all minors have a language immersion experience.

  • FREN 2000 Intermediate French (or its equivalent)
  • FREN 2110 Contemporary French Culture

One literature course from below:

  • FREN 3200 Survey of French Literature
  • FREN 3210 Survey of French Literature after the Revolution
  • FREN 4750 Special Topics in French (must be Literature)

Any three courses from list below not already taken as a different requirement:

  • FREN 3200 Survey of French Literature
  • FREN 3210 Survey of French Literature after the Revolution
  • FREN 4750 Special Topics in French (must be Literature)
  • FREN 2750 Special Topics in French
  • FREN 3750 Special Topics in French
  • FREN 3220 French Civilization up to the Revolution
  • FREN 3230 French Civilization after the Revolution
  • FREN 4750 Special Studies in French (language or culture)