Hispanic Studies (HISP)

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Hispanic Studies (HISP)

Location

Location

  • 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 425
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1
  • Telephone: 514-398-6683
  • Fax: 514-398-1748
  • Email: hispanic.studies [at] mcgill.ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/hispanic

About Hispanic Studies

About Hispanic Studies

The Department of Hispanic Studies offers courses on literature, intellectual history and the civilization of Spain and Hispanic America, as well as in the Spanish and Portuguese languages. The Department and its programs are committed to expanding the liberal arts background of students by helping to develop the skills of communication and critical reasoning, and by providing insight into the culture of other regional, linguistic and national groups.

McGill University has bilateral exchange agreements with the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (Mexico), as well as with other leading universities in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world which allow student and faculty exchanges, and other collaborative ventures. Further information about these exchanges may be obtained from the Department. Application forms are available from the Student Exchange Officer in Enrolment Services, James Administration Building. (Note that this office will be moving in Summer 2010. See http://www.mcgill.ca/students for details.)

The Department collaborates closely with the Program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies, and students are encouraged to consult that program listing.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • Adviser:
  • José Jouve-Martin
  • 688 Sherbrooke, Room 379
  • 514-398-6657 / 6683
  • Language Director:
  • Lucia Chamanadjian
  • 688 Sherbrooke, Room 373
  • 514-398-5779

The Department of Hispanic Studies offers the following undergraduate programs and concentrations, which permit students to pursue a variety of intellectual and preprofessional options:

  • Minor Concentration in Hispanic Languages (Expandable)
  • Minor Concentration in Hispanic Literature and Culture (Expandable)
  • Major Concentration in Hispanic Languages
  • Major Concentration in Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • Honours Program in Hispanic Studies
  • Joint Honours Program in Hispanic Studies

Students who envision graduate studies upon completion of the B.A. are strongly advised to pursue a program of Honours or Joint Honours. (Honours students must submit their thesis by March 15.) Although the Major and Minor Concentrations form an important part of the multi-track B.A. in Arts, this general degree does not provide the specialized training called for by most graduate programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Note: Advanced Placement (AP) credits and courses taken at other universities in Quebec will not be accredited towards the Minor.

Hispanic Studies (HISP) Faculty

Hispanic Studies (HISP) Faculty

Chair
Amanda Holmes
Professors
K.M. Sibbald; M.A.(Cant.), M.A.(Liv.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Jesús Pérez-Magallón; Lic.Fil.(Barcelona), Ph.D.(Penn.)
Associate Professors
David A. Boruchoff; A.B., A.M., Ph.D.(Harv.)
Amanda Holmes; B.A.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ore.)
José Jouve-Martin; Lic.Phil.(Madrid), Ph.D.(G’town)
Assistant Professor
Fernanda Macchi; Lic.Lit.(Buenos Aires), M.A.(Ore.), Ph.D.(Yale)
Faculty Lecturer
Lucia Chamanadjian; M.A.(Car.)
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Hispanic Languages (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Languages.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits from the list of courses below:

Note: Advanced Placement (AP) credits and courses taken at other universities in Quebec will not be accredited towards the Minor.

Students with advanced standing in the language will replace language courses with more advanced courses in language, culture or literature at the 200-level or above, selected from Departmental offerings.

HISP 202D1 (3) Portuguese Language: Beginners'
HISP 202D2 (3) Portuguese Language: Beginners'
HISP 204D1 (3) Portuguese Language: Intermediate
HISP 204D2 (3) Portuguese Language: Intermediate
HISP 210D1 (3) Spanish Language: Beginners'
HISP 210D2 (3) Spanish Language: Beginners'
HISP 218 (6) Spanish Language Intensive - Elementary
HISP 219 (6) Spanish Language Intensive - Intermediate
HISP 220D1 (3) Spanish Language: Intermediate
HISP 220D2 (3) Spanish Language: Intermediate
HISP 225 (3) Hispanic Civilization 1
HISP 226 (3) Hispanic Civilization 2
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Minor Concentration Hispanic Literature and Culture (18 credits)

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Literature and Culture.

Note: Advanced Placement (AP) credits and courses taken at other universities in Quebec will not be accredited towards the Minor.

Students with advanced standing in the language will replace language courses with more advanced courses in language, culture or literature at the 200-level or above, selected from Departmental offerings.

Required Courses (6 credits)

HISP 225 (3) Hispanic Civilization 1
HISP 226 (3) Hispanic Civilization 2

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

200-Level - Literature

6 credits from:

HISP 241 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 1
HISP 242 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 2
HISP 243 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 1
HISP 244 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 2

300-Level or Above - Literature and Culture

6 credits from:

HISP 321 (3) Spanish Literature - 18th Century
HISP 324 (3) 20th Century Drama
HISP 325 (3) Spanish Novel of the 19th Century
HISP 326 (3) Spanish Romanticism
HISP 327 (3) Literature of Ideas: Spain
HISP 328 (3) Literature of Ideas: Spanish America
HISP 332 (3) Spanish-American Literature of 19th Century
HISP 333 (3) Spanish-American Drama
HISP 350 (3) The Generation of 1898
HISP 351 (3) Spanish-American Novel 1
HISP 352 (3) Spanish-American Novel 2
HISP 356 (3) Spanish-American Short Story
HISP 358 (3) Women Writers Fiction Spanish-America
HISP 423 (3) Modern Lyric Poetry
HISP 424 (3) Spanish Novel since Civil War
HISP 432 (3) Literature - Discovery and Exploration Spain New World
HISP 437 (3) Viceregal Spanish America
HISP 438 (3) Topics: Spanish Literature
HISP 439 (3) Topics: Spanish-American Literature
HISP 442 (3) Modernismo
HISP 451D1 (3) Cervantes
HISP 451D2 (3) Cervantes
HISP 453 (3) 20th Century Spanish-American Poetry
HISP 454 (3) Major Figures: Spanish Literature
HISP 455 (3) Major Figures: Spanish-American Literature
HISP 457 (3) Medieval Literature
HISP 458 (3) Golden Age Literature: Renaissance
HISP 460 (3) Golden Age Literature: Baroque
HISP 501 (3) History of the Spanish Language
HISP 505 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 01
HISP 506 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 02
HISP 507 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 03
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Languages (36 credits)

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits selected as follows:

Language and Civilisation

0 - 18 credits in language and civilization from:

HISP 202D1 (3) Portuguese Language: Beginners'
HISP 202D2 (3) Portuguese Language: Beginners'
HISP 204D1 (3) Portuguese Language: Intermediate
HISP 204D2 (3) Portuguese Language: Intermediate
HISP 210D1 (3) Spanish Language: Beginners'
HISP 210D2 (3) Spanish Language: Beginners'
HISP 218 (6) Spanish Language Intensive - Elementary
HISP 219 (6) Spanish Language Intensive - Intermediate
HISP 220D1 (3) Spanish Language: Intermediate
HISP 220D2 (3) Spanish Language: Intermediate
HISP 225 (3) Hispanic Civilization 1
HISP 226 (3) Hispanic Civilization 2

Survey of Literature

6 credits in Survey of Literature from:

HISP 241 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 1
HISP 242 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 2
HISP 243 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 1
HISP 244 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 2

300-Level or Above Hispanic Literature

12 - 30 credits in Hispanic literature at the 300-level or above, of which at least 6 credits must be in literature of the pre-1700 period, from:

HISP 321 (3) Spanish Literature - 18th Century
HISP 324 (3) 20th Century Drama
HISP 325 (3) Spanish Novel of the 19th Century
HISP 326 (3) Spanish Romanticism
HISP 327 (3) Literature of Ideas: Spain
HISP 328 (3) Literature of Ideas: Spanish America
HISP 332 (3) Spanish-American Literature of 19th Century
HISP 333 (3) Spanish-American Drama
HISP 350 (3) The Generation of 1898
HISP 351 (3) Spanish-American Novel 1
HISP 352 (3) Spanish-American Novel 2
HISP 356 (3) Spanish-American Short Story
HISP 358 (3) Women Writers Fiction Spanish-America
HISP 423 (3) Modern Lyric Poetry
HISP 424 (3) Spanish Novel since Civil War
HISP 438 (3) Topics: Spanish Literature
HISP 439 (3) Topics: Spanish-American Literature
HISP 442 (3) Modernismo
HISP 453 (3) 20th Century Spanish-American Poetry
HISP 454 (3) Major Figures: Spanish Literature
HISP 455 (3) Major Figures: Spanish-American Literature
HISP 505 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 01
HISP 506 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 02
HISP 507 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 03

Pre-1700 Literature

At least 6 credits from:

HISP 432 (3) Literature - Discovery and Exploration Spain New World
HISP 437 (3) Viceregal Spanish America
HISP 457 (3) Medieval Literature
HISP 458 (3) Golden Age Literature: Renaissance
HISP 460 (3) Golden Age Literature: Baroque
HISP 501 (3) History of the Spanish Language
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Literature and Culture (36 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

HISP 241 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 1
HISP 242 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 2
HISP 243 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 1
HISP 244 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 2
HISP 451D1 (3) Cervantes
HISP 451D2 (3) Cervantes

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as follows:

0 - 3 credits from:

HISP 250 (3) Reading Hispanic Literature

300-Level or Above Hispanic Literature

At least 15 credits in Hispanic literature at the 300-level or above, of which at least 3 credits must be in literature of the pre-1700 period, from:

HISP 321 (3) Spanish Literature - 18th Century
HISP 324 (3) 20th Century Drama
HISP 325 (3) Spanish Novel of the 19th Century
HISP 326 (3) Spanish Romanticism
HISP 327 (3) Literature of Ideas: Spain
HISP 328 (3) Literature of Ideas: Spanish America
HISP 332 (3) Spanish-American Literature of 19th Century
HISP 333 (3) Spanish-American Drama
HISP 350 (3) The Generation of 1898
HISP 351 (3) Spanish-American Novel 1
HISP 352 (3) Spanish-American Novel 2
HISP 356 (3) Spanish-American Short Story
HISP 358 (3) Women Writers Fiction Spanish-America
HISP 423 (3) Modern Lyric Poetry
HISP 424 (3) Spanish Novel since Civil War
HISP 438 (3) Topics: Spanish Literature
HISP 439 (3) Topics: Spanish-American Literature
HISP 442 (3) Modernismo
HISP 453 (3) 20th Century Spanish-American Poetry
HISP 454 (3) Major Figures: Spanish Literature
HISP 455 (3) Major Figures: Spanish-American Literature
HISP 505 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 01
HISP 506 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 02
HISP 507 (3) Seminar in Hispanic Studies 03

Pre-1700 Literature

At least 3 credits from:

HISP 432 (3) Literature - Discovery and Exploration Spain New World
HISP 437 (3) Viceregal Spanish America
HISP 457 (3) Medieval Literature
HISP 458 (3) Golden Age Literature: Renaissance
HISP 460 (3) Golden Age Literature: Baroque
HISP 501 (3) History of the Spanish Language
Faculty: 
Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Honours Hispanic Studies (60 credits)

Prerequisite for admission into Honours: a first-year Spanish course with a final grade of B+. Honours students are expected to maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Students must take an 18-credit Minor Concentration in another area.

Required Courses (24 credits)

HISP 241 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 1
HISP 242 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 2
HISP 243 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 1
HISP 244 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 2
HISP 451D1 (3) Cervantes
HISP 451D2 (3) Cervantes
HISP 490D1 (3) Honours Thesis
HISP 490D2 (3) Honours Thesis

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits with at least 6 credits selected from:

HISP 432 (3) Literature - Discovery and Exploration Spain New World
HISP 437 (3) Viceregal Spanish America
HISP 458 (3) Golden Age Literature: Renaissance
HISP 460 (3) Golden Age Literature: Baroque

All remaining credits may be selected from courses given in Spanish in the Department at or above the Intermediate Spanish language level (HISP 219 OR HISP 220D1/HISP 220D2).

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Faculty of Arts—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Joint Honours Component Hispanic Studies (36 credits)

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours Program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs." 

Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable).

Joint Honours students are expected to maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Required Courses (12 credits)

HISP 451D1 (3) Cervantes
HISP 451D2 (3) Cervantes
HISP 490D1 (3) Honours Thesis
HISP 490D2 (3) Honours Thesis

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits selected as follows:

Survey of Literature

At least 6 credits from:

HISP 241 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 1
HISP 242 (3) Survey of Spanish Literature 2
HISP 243 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 1
HISP 244 (3) Survey of Spanish-American Literature 2

400-Level

At least 6 credits from the 400-level courses below:

HISP 432 (3) Literature - Discovery and Exploration Spain New World
HISP 437 (3) Viceregal Spanish America
HISP 458 (3) Golden Age Literature: Renaissance
HISP 460 (3) Golden Age Literature: Baroque

All remaining credits may be selected from courses given in Spanish in the Department above the Intermediate Spanish language level (HISP 219 OR HISP 220D1/HISP 220D2).

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Hispanic Studies (HISP) Related Programs

Hispanic Studies (HISP) Related Programs

The Minor Concentration in Spanish Literature and Culture and the Minor Concentration in Spanish-American Literature and Culture were retired at the end of the 2003-04 academic year. Students enrolled in either program at that time should consult with a Departmental adviser.

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