Hispanic Studies

Students can pursue Hispanic Studies as a minor or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts).

Hispanic Studies provides an opportunity for students to supplement their academic major through focused coursework in the language, literature, and civilization of the Hispanic world (Spain, Latin America, and the Latino community in the United States). 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 increase their awareness of a range of important cultural and social issues.

Requirements for the Minor in Hispanic Studies

Undergraduate students from any college in the university can select a minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students can select a minor from those offered within other schools, provided they meet the prerequisites and related requirements. Because many students have 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.

Minor (Non-Native Speakers)
To complete the minor in Hispanic Studies, students who are not fluent in the Spanish language must take five (5) courses distributed as follows:

  • 4 Core Courses
  • 1 Elective (either in Spanish or in English)

Total Credits: 20

Minor (Native Speakers)
To complete the minor in Hispanic Studies, native speakers must take five (5) courses, distributed as follows:

  • 5 Electives. At least one must be taught in Spanish.

Total Credits 15-20

Self-Designed Major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts cannot elect an academic minor; however, they can pursue deeper study in this subject area through the self-designed major. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor or read more about the self-designed option at Lang.