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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Spanish Concentration

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - Spanish Concentration

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is conferred on all students who complete this program. Students whose major concentration is applied mathematics, applied physics, astrophysics, biochemistry, biology, biopsychology, chemical physics, chemistry, cognitive and brain Sciences, computer science, engineering psychology, environmental studies (as second major only), geological sciences, geology, mathematics, and physics are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. Those majoring in psychology, psychology/clinical and quantitative economics may choose to receive the degree of Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts at the time they complete their degree sheet. Students in all other majors will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students whose multiple majors make them eligible for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree may choose between the two when completing their degree sheet. All these courses open the door to a better understanding of a very important cultural tradition; the one derived from the old Roman Empire, transformed and expressed over centuries in vibrant and modern national and regional forms of discursive production. Moreover, with the appearance of colonial and postcolonial societies from the early-modern period on, many indigenous and local traditions have transformed and enriched each one of the Romance languages, giving them new vitality and world presence. Students take language courses in French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese to communicate in the spoken and written language. This understanding allows them to read and appreciate a nation's culture more profoundly, and interpret the language's corresponding historical and social contexts in the literature courses and research of the Department. French, Spanish, and Italian, are considered strong Liberal Arts concentrations (unfortunately, we do not offer a major in Portuguese at this time); they are well regarded by employers and by graduate and professional schools. In recent years, the Department's senior majors have entered such diverse fields as banking, business, medicine, communications, and education. Students who have majored or double-majored in Romance languages are employed by international firms or work for such prestigious organizations as the U.N. and often live overseas; others go on to law, medical, or business schools. Some of our best students continue with their study of French or Spanish by applying to graduate programs in French, Comparative Literature, Spanish and Latin American Studies. Recent surveys by government agencies, private foundations, and the popular press reveal a growing need for teachers of foreign languages, literatures, and civilizations at both the secondary and the university levels. Students graduating with a major in a Romance language will have developed: A capacity for critical thinking through literary and cultural analysis; An understanding of the aesthetic and intellectual complexities of literary and cultural texts from one or more countries where a Romance language is spoken; An ability to engage in scholarly research and/or creative work, and to develop the necessary skills to carry out those tasks with rigor and originality; They will have learned: The linguistic and rhetorical skills to communicate in a Romance language in written and oral form; The historical contexts in which to position important texts of the Romance literatures; The variety of aesthetic movements that have shaped textual and cultural production over time; The different critical approaches that enrich the reading of these texts while taking into account their fundamental and complex cultural context/s. The basic elements of the ongoing dialogue about the importance of the humanities in a globalized world.