Programs / Undergraduate

Concentration in Hispanic Studies

To pursue a concentration in Hispanic Studies, you will need to take a minimum of 24 points in a total of eight courses.

Core courses

SPAN 3300 Advanced Language through Content.

Under exceptional circumstances (for instance, a student who has earned a 5 in Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish, or a native speaker who has completed high school in a Spanish-speaking country), a student may begin the program with SPAN 3349/3350, after approval by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), and later substitute an additional 3000- or 4000-level elective for SPAN 3300 to meet the point and course requirements for the major.

SPAN 3349 Hispanic Cultures I: Islamic Spain through the Colonial Period

SPAN 3350 Hispanic Cultures II: Enlightenment to the Present

Electives

Students need to choose five electives.

A minimum of four electives must be taken from the department’s 3000- or 4000-level offerings. One of these courses may be selected outside the department, provided it addresses Hispanic topics. Approved courses taken abroad may be counted in either category (inside or outside the department). Up to 3 courses taken abroad may apply toward the concentration.

The senior seminar is not required, but it may be taken as an elective. Majors and Honors candidates have priority for enrollment in senior seminars.

Here you can find the Planning Sheets and Forms to print and take to your meeting with the DUS for signing.

For more information, contact the department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies at  ar2701@columbia.edu.

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