- Linfield College

Spanish Major and Minor Requirements

For a major in Spanish
40 credits in language courses numbered 202 and above, including:

  • GLCS 380
  • GLCS483
  • GLSP 485. By departmental invitation, students may substitute GLSP 490 (Honor Thesis) for GLSC 483.
  • Study abroad: Spanish majors study in Ecuador as well as Spain. The two semesters of study abroad will yield no more than 20 of the 40 required credits. Candidates for the major who have spent a year abroad before coming to Linfield (as well as Spanish-English bilingual students) may need to study only one more semester in a foreign country. This depends on their proficiency level upon entering Linfield, to be determined by placement exam and oral proficiency interview. Because majors studying abroad take courses in the host language, they should complete course work up to and including the 302 level before undertaking foreign study.

For a minor in Spanish

  • 22 credits in courses numbered 202 and above including GLSP 280
  • Study abroad: No more than 12 credits taken during the semester abroad will count toward the minor. Students must consult with Spanish faculty early in the process before choosing a study abroad site. Upon returning from study abroad, students will need to take GLSP 302 or another appropriate higher-level course..