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  Dec 11, 2017
 
2017-2018 Pomona College Catalog

Romance Languages and Literatures Major


Romance Languages and Literatures Major


Requirements for the Major in Romance Languages and Literatures

Students who major in Romance Languages and Literatures are expected to develop significant linguistic proficiency in both French and Spanish. Study abroad is strongly encouraged; it allows students to complete some of the major requirements in a Spanish- or French-speaking country. The Senior Paper or Thesis for the Romance Languages and Literatures Major consists of a comparative literary study involving both languages and written in Spanish or French.

  1. Five courses in French (four, if the student started at the elementary level at Pomona), including FREN 101 PO  and four upper-division courses
  2. Five courses in Spanish (four, if the student started at the elementary level at Pomona), including SPAN 101 PO  and four upper-division courses, with at least one course in either Latin American or peninsular literatures
  3. The Senior Paper/Senior Research Paper or Thesis (RLIT 191 PO ). If the project is written in French, the Senior Oral Presentation (FREN 193 PO ) is also required.

It is expected that the topic for the Romance Languages and Literatures senior paper or thesis will be comparative in nature.

Majors in Romance Languages and Literatures who decide to complete their senior exercise in French must follow the French senior exercise guidelines for the senior paper or senior thesis. They will be required to enroll and participate in the Senior Oral Presentation (FREN 193 PO ). Students who decide to complete their senior exercise in Spanish must follow the Spanish senior exercise guidelines for the senior research paper or senior thesis, which does not include a senior oral presentation.