The Spanish Cultural Studies major requires one academic year or two semesters of residence in Spain, where students will take courses exclusively related to Spain in institutions that are part of Arcadia’s College of Global Studies.
This major requires 44 credits, but 24 credits must be devoted exclusively to Spain-related study areas.
The courses to be taken by a student as part of the major must cover at least four different areas from the following: Culture, Art History, History, Politics, Geography, Literature, Cinema, Music, and Economics.
The 24 credits do not include language, conversation, and composition courses, areas in which the student should be proficient before entering the new major and/or traveling abroad.
The Capstone or senior thesis must be focused or centered on themes or issues relating to Spain.
The courses taken in Glenside in Spain-related areas, such as literature, cinema, and culture and civilization, will count toward the major. It is highly advisable that a student entering the major takes SP 305 Spanish Culture and Civilization before departing, in order to have a country background before entering the major.
Up to two courses total in English can be counted toward the Spanish major. These courses may be about Spanish or Latin American content. One linguistics course taught outside the department (in English) may count towards the major or minor. Only one course in English can be counted toward the minor.
The ideal sequence of studies will be as follows: