The Romance Languages and Cultures Major
Students who major in Romance Languages and Cultures at Mount Holyoke select two of the following languages—French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish—one for primary, and one for secondary emphasis. A student is encouraged to first broaden her acquaintance with the two principal cultures in which she is working, and then to organize her course work around a specific topic, theme, period, literary form, or genre. Advanced language courses can be taken at Mount Holyoke and through the Five College Consortium. The major requires a minimum of 40 credits. Study abroad during the junior year is encouraged. Students interested in learning experiences abroad should consult with the Romance Languages and Cultures Committee and chair of the target language.
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The Romance Languages and Cultures Minor
The minor requires a minimum of 16 credits. Course work should include both a primary language and a language of secondary emphasis.
Detailed information on required credits and courses for the major and minor and on study abroad can be found in the Romance Languages and Cultures chapter of the course catalogue.