Public Engagement

Hispanic Studies Minor

  • The Hispanic Studies minor can complement any undergraduate major, such as History, Sociology, The Arts, Literary Studies, Food Studies, and Fashion Studies. 

    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.

    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:

    • Effective spoken and written communicative skills in Spanish at the intermediate level or above in the Interpersonal, Interpretative and Presentational modes.
    • Cultural awareness of the diverse societies within the Spanish-speaking world.
    • Analytic, interpretive, and critical thinking skills with respect to literature and cultural studies.
    • Knowledge of similarities and differences between students' own culture and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.


    Subject Area Sample Courses Requirements
    Core Requirements* NSPN 2101 Spanish Intermediate 1
    NSPN 2102 Spanish Intermediate 2
    NSPN 2111 Spanish Grammar & Composition
    NSPN 2731 Conversational Spanish
    NSPN 3104 Professional Spanish
    NSPN 3101 Spanish Advanced 1
    NSPN 3102 Spanish Advanced 2
    NSPN 3730 Hispanic Theater Workshop
    12 credits
    Additional Courses NSPN 1101 Spanish Introductory 1 or 
    NSPN 1003 Intensive 1
    NSPN 1102 Spanish Introductory 2 or 
    NSPN 1004 Intensive 2 
    NFLN 1125 Cuba Now! Arts & Society
    NFLN 1555 Latino/a Media; TV/Film, Advertising & Social Media
    6 credits

    *Requirements are in effect as of the fall 2016 semester.

    18 credits needed for the minor and at least 12 credits of the 18 must be earned by taking courses in the NSPN or NFLN subject codes at the 2000 level or higher.

    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 or 212.229.8947.