The Hispanic Studies minor can complement any undergraduate major, such as History, Sociology, The Arts, Literary Studies, Food Studies, and Fashion Studies. Hispanic Studies can also be taken as part of a liberal arts or self-designed curriculum.
Hispanic Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that draws on a broad range of courses in language, literature, film, history, and politics. The minor can complement any concentration, deepening students' global competencies, cross-cultural perspectives, and awareness of a range of important cultural and social issues.
The knowledge and skills students acquire through advanced study of a foreign language prepare them for a diverse and increasingly international workplace and for further study in graduate school. Career possibilities include jobs in translation and interpreting, international affairs, nonprofit work, media and journalism, and business.
Native speakers of Spanish who wish to complete the minor in Hispanic Studies must complete five courses chosen from the list of electives (excluding NSPN 3100, Y tú también). Native speakers are required to meet with the Spanish section coordinator before they register.
Students interested in a minor can simulate a worksheet that accounts for courses already completed and in progress using the "What If" feature in Degree Works.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students interested in pursuing a deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for Lang or the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
Students who are already beyond the Intermediate Spanish level can, upon the recommendation of the Spanish section coordinator, substitute advanced language courses to meet the requirement for four Spanish language courses.
Students who participate in a study abroad program with partner institutions can apply some of their coursework toward requirements for the minor in Hispanic Studies.
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken for the minor.
For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Sara Villa, Coordinator of Hispanic Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.229.8947.
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