Minor in Hispanic Studies
Hispanic Studies provides an opportunity for students to
supplement their academic major though focused coursework in the language,
literature, and civilization of the Hispanic world (e.g., Spain, Latin America,
and the Latino community in the U.S.). Hispanic Studies is an interdisciplinary
field of study that draws on a broad range of courses in literature, film,
history, and politics. The knowledge and skills gained from this minor can
complement any concentration, deepen students’ global competencies and
cross-cultural perspectives, and enhance their awareness of a range of important
cultural and social issues.
Because many students come to Lang having already studied
Spanish, most of the courses for the minor are taught in Spanish. Students in
upper-level language courses sharpen their fluency in spoken and written
Spanish while studying important literary and cultural texts in their original language.
The elective courses allow students to broaden their intellectual horizons by
engaging with a wide range of political, historical, and social questions of
central importance for the Hispanic world.