Joint Honours Component Hispanic Studies (36 credits)

Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Hispanic Studies offers courses in the literature, intellectual history, and civilization of Spain and Latin America, as well as in the Spanish language. The Department's undergraduate and graduate programs are committed to expanding the liberal arts background of students by helping to develop the skills of communication and critical reasoning, and by providing insight into the culture of other regional, linguistic, and national groups. Enrichment in these areas reduces provincialism and broadens intellectual horizons, regardless of the professional interests or fields of specialization that may guide students in other facets of their university education.

McGill University has bilateral exchange agreements with the Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla (Mexico), as well as with other leading universities in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world which allow student and faculty exchanges, and other collaborative ventures. Further information about these exchanges may be obtained from the Department or from the International Education website.

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". 

Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each department to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable).

Joint Honours students are expected to maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and, according to Faculty regulations, a minimum CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • HISP 451 Don Quixote (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Course on the canonical work by Cervantes, Don Quixote. The course will focus on the first modern novel as well as on a number of critical readings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • HISP 490D1 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Under the direction of a staff member, students prepare the honours thesis on a theme in Hispanic Studies.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Fall)

  • HISP 490D2 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : See HISP 490D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Winter)

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

27 credits selected as follows:

Survey of Literature

At least 6-12 credits from the following:

400-Level

At least 6 credits from the 400-level courses below:

  • HISP 432 Literature - Discovery and Exploration Spain New World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A study of the primary literary and intellectual developments stemming from Spain's discovery of the Americas. Special attention will be given to the changing perception of the New World's natural resources and indigenous peoples as this is reflected in the literature of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • HISP 437 Colonial / Postcolonial Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A study of the dialogue between colonial and postcolonial Latin American texts and theories.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 458 Golden Age Literature: Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A comprehensive examination of the poetry, prose and drama of the Renaissance in Spain through representative authors.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jesus Perez-Magallon (Winter)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 421, 458 or 460 prior to September 2004

  • HISP 460 Golden Age Literature: Baroque (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A comprehensive examination of the poetry, prose and drama of the Baroque period in Spain through representative authors.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 421, 458 or 460 prior to September 2004.

    • Given in alternate years.

    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.

All remaining credits may be selected from courses given in Spanish in the Department above the Intermediate Spanish language level (HISP 219 OR HISP 220D1/HISP 220D2).

No more than 12 credits in courses taught in English shall count towards this program.

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