Pitzer Advisers: E. Jorge and M. Machuca.
The major in Spanish is based on the concept that language is a social practice. It emphasizes the use of language to explore interdisciplinary content, affirms the intrinsic relationship between language and culture and stresses the participation of students in multilingual communities at home and around the world. The major has three different tracks: one focuses on literature; the second focuses on the interplay between language and culture; and the third incorporates an additional area of study, for example environmental or urban studies, health, education, art, gender and feminist studies, or media.
Students who are native speakers are strongly recommended to take at least one of the Spanish for bilingual courses offered (SPAN 050 PZ , SPAN 065 CH or 86CH), which counts toward the major requirements.
Students may consider a combined major with Spanish; it requires a minimum of six courses in Spanish.
AP Credit: One-half course will be given for a score of 4 on the AP exam and a course credit will be given for a score of 5. AP courses cannot be counted toward major requirements.
In the interest of providing more sections in lower-division courses in Spanish, Pitzer, Claremont McKenna and Scripps Colleges have agreed to a combined foreign language program. Although Pitzer students normally enroll in courses at their own college, they may register at one of the other four Colleges, including Pomona College, if scheduling requires or when the specific course needed is not offered at Pitzer. Please consult course schedule for when courses at the other colleges will be offered.