Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Cultural Studies
In this Majors Abroad Program (MAP), students spend up to one year abroad in Granada. The Spanish Cultural Studies major provides the student the opportunity to master the language and to focus on the study of specific areas such as the culture, art, history, politics, linguistics, geography, literature, cinema, music, or the economy of the Iberian Peninsula.
What to Expect
- A 44-credit major of which 24 are Spain-related course studies in culture, art history, history, politics, geography, literature, cinema, music, and economy
- Advanced level study of the Spanish language and culture
- Senior capstone or thesis about or directly related to Spain and/or about Hispanic culture
Career for Spanish Cultural Studies Majors
As a Spanish Cultural Studies graduate, you will find rewarding work using your skills and understanding of Hispanic peoples in careers in government, education, international business, and global healthcare fields.
Career Internship in Modern Languages
This is a semester-long, part-time internship appropriate to a career involving proficiency in at least one modern language and requires a minimum of 120 hours of work. You may choose to complete this course through the College of Global Studies in an internship abroad.
Iconic Women of Spain
This course examines the social, political and cultural aspects of iconic women in Spain from the Middle Ages to the present.
We will read and discuss female authors such as Santa Teresa de Avila, María de Zayas, Catalina de Erauso, Marcela de San Félix, and Soledad Puertolas and analyze film from Spanish directors Isabel Coixet and Iciar Bollain. You will examine gender roles within Spanish society and their social constructions as well as the vilification of strong women throughout history.
Representations of the Spanish Civil War
This University Seminar examines perceptions of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and their international implications. Texts include journalistic perspectives as well as autobiographical accounts and poetic responses. Spanish and international films and documentaries are screened covering topics such as women’s participation in the war and the origins of global responses to the war.
This course is a bilingual course and is taught in both Spanish and English. Readings are in both Spanish and English.
The Hispanic World Through Film
A view of the diverse Hispanic world as seen through representative Spanish language films from Spain and Latin America. Through critical and creative analyses, students will get a sense of some of the important features that are particularly Hispanic in nature and how they relate to universal themes.