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.
The Department of Hispanic Studies offers the following undergraduate programs and concentrations, which permit students to pursue a variety of intellectual and preprofessional options:
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.
|K.M. Sibbald; M.A.(Cant.), M.A.(Liv.), Ph.D.(McG.)|
|Jesús Pérez-Magallón; Lic.Fil.(Barcelona), Ph.D.(Penn.)|
|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)|
|Fernanda Macchi; Lic.Lit.(Buenos Aires), M.A.(Ore.), Ph.D.(Yale)|
|Lucia Chamanadjian; M.A.(Car.)|
This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Languages.
For more information, see Minor Concentration Hispanic Languages (18 credits).
This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Literature and Culture.
For more information, see Minor Concentration Hispanic Literature and Culture (18 credits).
For more information, see Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Languages (36 credits).
For more information, see Major Concentration Hispanic Studies - Literature and Culture (36 credits).
Prerequisite for admission into Honours Hispanic Studies: 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.
For more information, see Honours Hispanic Studies (60 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 ...
For more information, see Joint Honours Component Hispanic Studies (36 credits).
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.