To complete the Spanish major, students must spend one semester abroad in one of the department-approved programs in Spain or Argentina to perfect language skills and increase knowledge of Hispanic culture. While abroad, students will complete four content classes in Spanish (a minimum of 12 credits), not including grammar classes in the intensive period or conversation classes during the regular semester. One of these classes MUST be one literature class.
Writing Proficiency in the Major
Majors in Spanish who successfully complete any 400-level Spanish course at Goucher will have fulfilled the writing proficiency in the major requirement.
Concentration in Secondary Education with Certification in Spanish
Students seeking certification as Spanish teachers at the secondary level should make their intention clear to the director of Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures as early as possible, and no later than the time they declare their major. Certification requirements are listed under Secondary Education Certification, Grades 7-12.