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, which should include Spanish 301 or 302, Introduction to Spanish Literature and Introduction to Latin American Literature, respectively. After Moderation, majors should complete a minimum of three additional seminars in the program.

Moderating into Spanish Studies

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, which should include Spanish 301 or 302, Introduction to Spanish Literature and Introduction to Latin American Literature, respectively. After Moderation, majors should complete a minimum of three additional seminars in the program. They are also highly encouraged to take one or more courses in literature taught in English, including literary theory. The Senior Project should be written under the direction of a Spanish Studies Program faculty member and should deal with a topic related to Spanish or Latin American literature.

Recent Spanish seminar topics include:

  • Spanish Literary Translation
  • Five Latin American Poets
  • The Twentieth-Century Latin American Novel
  • “The Sweet Waist of the Americas”: Introduction to Central American Literature
  • Inventing Latin America: The Essay
  • Writing Towards Hope: The Literature of Human Rights
  • Mapping the City in Central American Literature
  • Contemporary Auto/biography in Literature and the Visual Arts
  • Federico García Lorca
  • Program Requirements
  • Sample Courses
  • Recent Senior Projects in Spanish Studies