Programs / Undergraduate

Major in Hispanic Studies

If you are interested in majoring in Hispanic Studies, you will need to take a minimum of 33 points in a total of eleven 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

SPAN 3991, 3992 or 3993 Senior Seminar in Hispanic Studies

Electives

Seven elective courses must be taken. A minimum of four electives must be chosen from the Department’s 3000- or 4000-level offerings. Three of these courses may be selected outside the department, provided they address Hispanic topics. Coursework completed in other departments require the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Approved courses taken abroad may be counted in either category (inside or outside the department). Up to 4 courses taken abroad may count toward the major.

Majors are also encouraged to study Portuguese and/or Catalan.Two of these courses in Portuguese or Catalan may apply toward the major in Hispanic Studies: PORT UN1120, PORT UN1220 and PORT UN1320 and/or CATL UN1120 and CATL UN1201. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the field should consult the DUS to plan their program accordingly.

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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