The Hispanic Studies minor is offered through the Schools of Public Engagement.
A minor in Hispanic Studies can complement any undergraduate major, such as History, Sociology, The Arts, Literary Studies, and Food Studies.
Hispanic Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that draws on a broad range of courses in language, literature, film, history, and politics. The minor can complement any concentration, deepening students' global competencies, cross-cultural perspectives,
and awareness of a range of important cultural and social issues.
The knowledge and skills students acquire through advanced study of a foreign language prepare them for a diverse and increasingly international workplace and for further study in graduate school. Career possibilities include jobs in translation and interpreting,
international affairs, nonprofit work, media and journalism, and business.
Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
|Subject Area||Sample Courses||Credits|
|Core Requirements||NSPN 2101 Spanish Intermediate 1|
NSPN 2102 Spanish Intermediate 2
NSPN 2111 Spanish Grammar & Composition
NSPN 2731 Conversational Spanish
NSPN 3201 Spanish Cinema
|Additional Courses||NSPN 1101 Spanish Introductory 1 or NSPN 1003 Intensive 1|
NSPN 1102 Spanish Introductory 2 or NSPN 1004 Intensive 2
NLST 1125 Cuba Now! Arts and Society
NLST 1555 Latino/a Media; TV/Film, Advertising, and Social Media
NLST 1555 Latinx Media
NSPN 3017 Spanish in the Media
Eighteen credits are needed for the minor; at least 12 credits of the 18 must be earned by taking courses in the NSPN or NFLN subject codes at the 2000 level or higher.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
- Effective spoken and written communicative skills in Spanish at the intermediate level or above in the interpersonal, interpretative, and presentational modes
- Cultural awareness of the diverse societies within the Spanish-speaking world
- Analytic, interpretive, and critical thinking skills with respect to literature and cultural studies
- Knowledge of similarities and differences between the student's own culture and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world
Students who participate in a study abroad program with partner institutions can apply some of their coursework toward requirements for the minor in Hispanic Studies.
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses taken for the minor.
For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Sara Villa, Coordinator of Hispanic Studies, at [email protected] or 212.229.8947.
How to Declare or Change a Minor
General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab,
and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.