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Neruda poem
Woodcut by Kim Keever and typography by Gunnar Kaldewey from 20 Poemas de amor y 1 cancion desesperada by Pablo Neruda (Poestenkill, 1989), courtesy of the Mortimer Rare Book Room.

Major Requirements:

The Spanish Major

Advisors: Members of the Department
Requirements: Ten courses.

  • Two Core Courses: any combination of SPN 250/251/260/261
  • Advanced Composition: SPN 225
  • One semester of Introductory Portuguese: POR 100y* or POR 125,
  • Two 300-level courses taken during the senior year.
  • Four additional courses:
    • Two may be Spanish or Portuguese language courses 200 and above.
    • One course may be taught in English.
    • Cross-listed courses can count at the 200-level if at least one third of the work is done in Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Students who study abroad their junior year will be granted course credit at the 200-level.
      *All majors are encouraged to take a full year of Portuguese, but are required to take one semester.

 

The Portuguese-Brazilian Studies Major

Advisors: Malcolm McNee (mmcnee@email.smith.edu) and Marguerite Itamar Harrison (mharriso@email.smith.edu)
Requirements: Eight courses.

  • POR 100y or 125
  • POR 200 or 215
  • either POR 220 or 221.
  • Five other semester courses related to the Portuguese-speaking world:
    • Courses may be selected from literature and language, history (especially 260 and 261), Afro-American studies, Latin American studies, art, dance, music, economics, and government.
    • One course must be at the 300-level.

 

Minor Requirements:

The Spanish Minor

Advisors: Members of the Department
Requirements: Five courses in Spanish above the 100 level. (SPN 112 and/or SPN120 do not count towards the minor.) A maximum of two can be language courses.

The Portuguese-Brazilian Studies Minor

Advisors: Malcolm McNee (mmcnee@email.smith.edu) and Marguerite Itamar Harrison (mharriso@email.smith.edu)
Requirements: Five courses:
POR 100y or 125, POR 200 or 215, and either POR 220 or 221. Two other semester courses related to the Portuguese-speaking world, one of which must be at the 300-level. Courses may be selected from literature and language, history (especially 260 and 261), Afro-American studies, Latin American studies, art, dance, music, economics, and government.

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