Professors: Graziano, Heredia; Associate Professors: Gonzaléz, Rudolph; Adjunct Assistant Professor: Koehler; Adjunct Instructor: Nick; Professor Kushigian, chair
Overview of the Majors
The department offers two majors: a disciplinary major in Hispanic Studies, which integrates language, literary, and cultural studies on Spain and Spanish America, and Latinos in the US, and an interdisciplinary major in Latin American Studies, which combines language proficiency with a flexible interdepartmental curriculum. Students may opt to combine Hispanic Studies and Latin American Studies as double majors. With departmental permission granted in advance, one course taken at other institutions per semester, including study abroad and U.S. programs, may be counted toward the major requirement. A second course per semester may be counted, provided that it corresponds to SPA 207, SPA 250, or SPA 251 at Connecticut College. When the study away is done within a SATA program, a total of three courses may be counted toward the major or minor requirements, if two of the courses are taken with Connecticut College faculty in Spanish for the Hispanic Studies major and in Spanish or English for the Latin American Studies major. Internship and service-learning opportunities - in New London and abroad - provide additional options for enhancing the major, and may be integrated into courses on all levels. All courses at the 200 level and above are taught in Spanish unless otherwise indicated. Any First Year Seminar taken in Spanish fulfills the foreign language requirement and may replace SPA 250 or SPA 251 depending on the course content. A first-year seminar or ConnCourse taught in Spanish may be counted toward either the major or minor.
Hispanic Studies Courses