Carroll College, Helena Montana

Degree Requirements

Spanish Major Requirements

Spanish Major Program Requirements

Thirty-three (33) upper-division credits beyond SP 204.

Required Courses:

20-22 (twenty to twenty-two) credits, all courses in this section are required.
  • SP 301 or 302 – Spanish Conversation (3 credits)
  • SP 303 – Introduction to Spanish & Latin American Civilization & Culture (3 credits)
  • SP 305 – Introduction to Spanish & Latin American Literature (3 credits)
  • SP 306 – Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
  • SP 401 – Topics in Spanish Peninsular Literature (3 credits)
  • SP 403 or 404 – Topics in Latin American Culture & Literature I or II (3 credits)
  • SP 415 – Spanish Lab Coordinator Practicum (1 credit)
    • Students must sign up for the Practicum twice.
  • SP 491 – Spanish Capstone Project (1-3 credits)

 Elective Courses:

Nine (9) upper-division credits beyond SP 204, not including those taken as required courses.
  • SP 320 – Spanish for the Professions
  • SP 350 – Intensive Spanish Immersion Abroad
  • SP 401 – Topics in Peninsular Spanish Culture & Literature
  • SP 403 or 404 – Topics in Latin American Culture & Literature I or II
  • SP 410 – Topics in Spanish and Latin American Film Studies

 Additional Course:

Three (3) credits offered outside of the Spanish Program from the following list.
  • ENLT 489 – US Latino/a Literature
  • MLAS 200 – Gateway to Latin American Studies
  • HI 271 – History of Modern Latin America
  • PO 348 – International Negotiation: Argentina
  • TH 264 – Theologies of Liberation
  • PO 328 – The Developing World
  • PO 241 – Democracy and Autocracy
  • TH 210 – Catholicism

 Study Abroad Requirements

  • Successful participation in an approved program of study or internship in a Spanish speaking country. Spanish majors will complete a study abroad or internship program of at least 4-6 weeks with a homestay required. Ideally study abroad will take place during one of three available periods:
      • Summer between sophomore and junior year
      • Spring semester of sophomore year or Fall or Spring semester of junior year
      • 1 full-year study during junior year

Spanish Minor Requirements

In order to earn a minor in Spanish, a student must successfully complete 15 upper-division credits beyond SP 204.

Required Courses:

Students must take all of the following courses:
  • SP 301 or 302 – Spanish Conversation
  • SP 303 – Introduction to Spanish & Latin American Civilization and Culture
  • SP 305 – Introduction to Spanish & Latin American Literature
  • SP 306 – Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition

Elective Courses:

Students must take at least one (1) of the following courses:
  • SP 320 – Spanish for the Professions
  • SP 401 – Topics in Culture and Literature of Spain
  • SP 403 or 404 – Topics in Culture and Literature of Latin America I or II
  • SP 410 – Topics in Spanish & Latin American Cinema & Film Studies