Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world and the second language of the United States. In our society, knowing Spanish is not just an asset; it is increasingly a necessity. The Hispanic Studies concentration enables students to develop advanced Spanish skills while acquiring a solid background in the complex history, literature, cultures, and intellectual traditions of Spain, Latin America, and the Latino-U.S. The department offers a variety of courses on topics related to literary history and theory; multicultural contact; linguistics and the history of the language; visual culture, film, and performance studies. Interdisciplinarity is a hallmark of the department, and students in this concentration are encouraged to broaden their perspectives by taking relevant courses in other departments. Most choose to strengthen their academic preparation by participating in a study abroad program in Spain or Latin America and by engaging with Hispanic communities in the United States.
Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Corps Member, Citizen Schools
- Interactive Designer, Kineo
- Paralegal, Marandas and McClellan, LLC
- Duke University, MD/PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program
- Analyst, AlphaSights
- Climate & Energy Research Intern, Worldwatch Institute
- Development Intern, Avon Theatre Film Center
- Marketing Associate, Digitas
- Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
- University of Barcelona, MBA, Business Management
- University of California-San Francisco, PhD, Biochemistry