Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
The program is designed for students interested in a comprehensive study of the society and culture of Spanish America or Spain or both. Students supplement a major in other departments with (1) Spanish 240: Hispanic Culture and Civilization, the core course for the concentration, (2) allied courses outside their major department dealing with Hispanic and Latino topics and (3) a Senior Essay focusing on a topic that cuts across all the major areas involved.
- Competence in Spanish, to be achieved no later than the junior year. This competence may be attested either by a score of at least 690 on the Spanish Achievement test of the College Entrance Examination Board or by the completion of a course above the intermediate level with a grade of at least 2.0.
- Spanish 240 and at least five other courses outside the major department and approved by the program coordinator. Students should consult with their advisers as to which courses are most appropriate for their major and special interests.
- A long paper or an independent project on Spain or Spanish America, to be completed in either semester of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year as part of the work for one of the courses in the major. Topics must be approved and the paper read by both the major department and the Hispanic studies coordinator.
- A senior essay supervised by a faculty member in one of the departments participating in the concentration.
The Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies concentration is under the general supervision of one member of the Department of Spanish. Students are admitted into the concentration at the end of their sophomore year after the submission of a plan of study, worked out by the student and her major department, that meets the requirements of the concentration.