Welcome to Spanish Studies

Welcome to Spanish Studies
The Spanish Studies Program offers a full range of courses in the language, literature, and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, including Spain, Spanish America, and the Latino/a community of the United States.



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About Spanish Studies at Bard

The Spanish Studies Program offers a full range of courses in the language, literature, and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, including Spain, Spanish America, and the Latino/a community of the United States. By the time of Moderation, students are expected to have a solid grasp of the language, as well as a familiarity with reading and writing about literary texts. After Moderation, students concentrate on particular aspects of Hispanic culture by taking specialized seminars that focus on certain geographic regions, time periods, or cultural manifestations. Spanish Studies majors are strongly encouraged to spend a semester abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. We will help you to choose the appropriate program and location and guide you through the application process.

Requirements

Requirements
Prior to Moderation, students should have completed three semesters of Spanish language at Bard, or the equivalent. Students should also have taken two literature courses. After Moderation, majors should complete a minimum . . .

Spanish Intensive

Spanish Intensive
Basic Intensive Spanish is designed to enable students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish to complete 3 semesters of college Spanish in 5 months (8 credits at Bard and 4 credits at the Instituto Cultural de Oaxaca Mexico in January).

Spanish Language

Spanish Language
Students in Spanish studies are expected to reach a high level of competence in the Spanish language. The program emphasizes in-depth study of literature, history, philosophy and theory, art history, and cinema.

Events

Events
Join us for a weekly language table, our fall film festival and many other enriching events.