Hispanic Studies offers two options for Majors:
For the Major Concentration in Hispanic Languages students need to complete 36 credits of which up to 18 cr. can be in language and civilization courses, 6 cr. must be in Surveys of Literature, and 6 cr. must be in literature of the pre-1700 period (to choose from Viceregal America HISP-437, Cervantes HISP-451, Golden Age: Renaissance HISP-458, and Golden Age: Baroque HISP-460).The remaining credits must be taken in literature courses taught in Spanish at the 300 level or above.
For the Major Concentration in Literature and Culture (36 cr.) students need to complete 36 credits of which 12 must be in Surveys of Literature (HISP-241, HISP-242, HISP-243, and HISP-242). Students are also required to take Cervantes (HISP-451, 6 cr.) and 3 cr. in literature of the pre-1700 period (to choose from Viceregal America HISP-437, Golden Age: Renaissance HISP-458, and Golden Age: Baroque HISP-460). The remaining credits must be taken in literature courses taught in Spanish at the 300 level or above.
Double Major: Like the Joint Honors option described above a Major in Hispanic Studies can be meaningfully combined with a second Major in another discipline depending on your academic and professional interests:
a) a Major program in other Languages and Literatures, such as English, French, Italian, German, Russian, etc. (an option that increases your chances to work or continue graduate studies in literature, comparative literature and translation)
b) a Major program in social sciences such as History, Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Political Science, etc. (particularly if you would like your future work or research to be oriented towards a Spanish-speaking country or region)
c) a Major program in interdisciplinary programs such as International Development Studies, Latin American Studies, etc. (Especially if you are interested in working for policy making institutions or NGO's related to Latin America, a Major in Hispanic Studies will allow you to complement your current policy and social oriented seminars with courses that offer a rich perspective on the cultural evolution and development of the region.)