Students can pursue Hispanic Studies as a minor (non-Liberal Arts majors), or as part of a self-designed major (BA, 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.
Undergraduate students from any division of the university can select a
minor from Lang’s offerings. Similarly, Lang students can
select a minor from those offered within other divisions, 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, Liberal Arts)
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts may not elect an academic minor. However, they may pursue a guided area of study in Hispanic Studies. Students interested in this option should consult with their advisor.