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We encourage students to develop a program of study in accordance with their interests and career plans. We provide curriculum guides for the following areas of specialization:

• Communication and Thought
• Hispanic Communities
• Power, Politics, and Cultural Production
• Race and Gender

The Curriculum Guides on-line provide clusters of recommended courses for each area of specialization. No specific courses are required, nor is it necessary to declare an area of specialization; but we encourage students to consult with a major adviser in developing a program of study and in selecting courses each semester.

Course Clusters (tentative lists):

Note that we offer a number of topics courses that in any given semester may focus on your area of interest. Consult the LSA Course Guide each term for topics and descriptions, particularly under the following general courses:

296 – Special Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
373 – Topics in Hispanic Studies
430 – Advanced Studies in Hispanic Culture and Society
465 – The Modern Spanish Novel I
466 – The Modern Spanish Novel II
467 – Literary and Artistic Movements in Latin America/Spain
485 – Case Studies in Peninsular Spanish and Latin American Literature
488 – Topics in Hispanic Literature/History/Culture

Also note that majors may take one approved cognate course, taught in English in another department but pertaining to Hispanic studies. Consult the list of approved cognates on the RLL website, many of which will pertain to these areas of specialization.