Undergraduate Problems in Spanish (SPAN 497) and Portuguese (PORT 497)
Portuguese/Spanish 497 Undergraduate Problems is a course that allows students to carry out independent study on a topic in which they have a particular interest and that is related to the literatures, languages and/or cultures of the Hispanic or Luso-Brazilian World. Such in-depth study should be undertaken by students who have proven their ability to work independently at an advanced level and who have identified a specific topic they wish to pursue through intellectual inquiry, including readings, research, writing and/or the development of some other form of academic project.
A maximum of 6 credit hours of SPAN 497 or PORT 497 may be applied toward a Spanish or Portuguese major, second major or minor. Restriction – permission of instructor required.
Eligibility and Guidelines
- To take an Independent Study the student should be a junior or a senior.
- The student must have completed Spanish 307 or Portuguese 312 or the equivalent.
- Faculty teaching the Independent Study must be regular faculty.
- The student must have studied with the faculty member for at least one semester, and should have consulted with the faculty member the semester before.
- Independent Studies are not given in lieu of courses regularly taught.
- A maximum of 6 hours of Portuguese 497 and Spanish 497 may be applied to the degree.
- The student must submit to the professor by the end of the first week of classes a proposal with bibliography, research questions, and outline of work to be done with deadlines using the Independent Study / Undergraduate Problems Course Petition.
- Once accepted by the faculty member, both student and faculty member sign the proposal. The proposal should be submitted to the Undergraduate Advisor by the add/drop date.