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Global Language Studies Majors & Minors

Global Language Studies

Course Catalog

Requirements for a major

Romance Languages

Total courses required Eleven
Core courses Students must meet the requirements for a major in Global French Studies, Hispanic Studies, or Italian Cultural Studies and take at least three courses at the 300-level or above in another Romance language (French, Italian or Spanish) or two courses at the 300-level or above in another Romance language plus one course at the 200-level or above in English through either Hispanic Studies, Global French Studies, or Italian Cultural Studies.
Other required courses
Number 300 and 400 level courses Eight
Senior requirement and capstone experience The senior requirement consists of the completion of either GFS 420, HISP 456, or ITAL 375, 376, 377, 470, 471, or 472 (depending on the primary language studied) with a grade of C or better.
Writing in the Major In order to satisfy the Writing in the Major requirement for Romance Languages when the primary language studied is Spanish, students should complete HISP 430: Advanced Composition in addition to the senior seminar (HISP 456). In order to satisfy this requirement for Romance Languages when the primary language studied is French, students should complete a 300-level GFS course designated as a writing in the major course in addition to the senior seminar (GFS 420). In order to satisfy this requirement for Romance Languages when the primary language studied is Italian, students should complete one of the following: ITAL 375, 376, 377, 470, 471, or 472. In all these courses, students will have a variety of writing assignments and opportunities to revise and reflect on their writing. Upon completion of the major, students should be able to write in Spanish, French, or Italian clearly and elegantly for a wide range of audiences and in varied contexts, from informal correspondence through professional and academic discourse.