Why Study Spanish Language, Literature and Culture at New College?

The Spanish program at New College will impress you both with its flexibility and with the level of individualized attention you receive from our expert faculty. Both are key reasons that graduates in Spanish at New College go on to attend some of the nation's top master's level and Ph.D. programs and to pursue successful careers in a wide variety of fields.

Spanish Language and Literature area of concentration

The Spanish program at New College will impress you both with its flexibility and with the level of individualized attention you receive from our expert faculty. Both are key reasons that graduates in Spanish at New College go on to attend some of the nation’s top master’s level and Ph.D. programs and to pursue successful careers in a wide variety of fields.

The program offers courses at all levels of Spanish language, and courses and tutorials on the literature and culture of Latin America and Spain. Courses on Literature and Culture are offered both in Spanish and in English translation. Offerings change each year and include the study of particular authors, a genre, a period, a region, or a special topic.

What You’ll Learn:

Spanish language is taught in a five-semester sequence after which students can enroll in courses and tutorials on literary and cultural topics conducted in Spanish. Elementary Spanish I & II, and Intermediate Spanish introduce students to Spanish grammar and emphasize the development of communicative skills. Spanish Oral & Written Expression and Lecturas Hispánicas offer a review of Spanish grammar and an introduction to the study of the culture and the literature of the Hispanic world. After completing Lecturas Hispánicas (which corresponds to the fifth semester of the language sequence), students are prepared to enroll in courses and tutorials that will allow them to do advanced work in the language.

Each spring and fall one advanced course is offered, which is conducted entirely in Spanish. These courses may be focused on a literary genre (“Spanish as the Fabric of Verse,” “Spanish-American Short Stories”), or on a particular topic, region, or period (“Vision of America”). Tutorials and Independent Research Projects in Spanish are discussed and designed in advanced with a faculty member. In addition to the regular courses offered in Spanish, the courses offered in translation may allow advanced students to do part of the work in Spanish.

Students may concentrate their work in the area of Spanish Language and Culture or Spanish Language and Literature, to be determined based on the thesis topic. In both cases, supporting course work in other relevant disciplines in the humanities and social sciences is expected. Cross-disciplinary work is a vital part of the New College program as we understand it, and it is strongly supported and encouraged by the faculty in the Spanish Program. In addition to specific courses in our regular offerings, Tutorials, Independent Research Projects, and Independent Study Projects are frequently designed to meet the particular needs of students who wish to combine their interest in Spanish language, culture, and literature with other fields of study. All academic work intended to satisfy requirements in this Area of Concentration will be discussed and decided in advance with a member of the Spanish faculty; and an Area of Concentration plan of study must be approved by at least two members of the Spanish faculty.

Faculty

Recent Theses

  • Hate in the Time of Cholera: How the 2010 Cholera Outbreak in Haiti Threatened La Raza Dominicana
  • A Translation of Juan Carlos Onetti’s La Muerte y La Niña
  • Public Lies and Private Truths: Images of Dictatorial Power in La Fiesta del Chivo by Mario Vargas Llosa and El Otoño del Patriarca by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Maintaining Inequality: A Comparative Study of Educational Stratification in Argentina and the United States
  • El Canto: La Voz del Pueblo Como el Arma de la Reivindicación en el Misticismo Telúrico de Canto General by Palo Neruda
  • El Desarrollo de la Novela, Indigenista Ecuatoriana, 1879-1979: De Anticipación a Posmodernidad

 

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