With the support of the faculty, students in Spanish have done research in such wide-ranging fields as theater and dance, bilingual education, social and economic issues, political developments in Spain and Latin America, language-teaching methodology, literature, and intercultural communication. The I.S. program is exciting for both faculty and students because our students are encouraged to explore new fields where they can feel comfortable and committed.
Spanish majors must complete a Junior Seminar before Senior Independent Study by completing Spanish 310, if not already taken to fulfill the department’s requirements for the major, or an additional 300-level literature course. The Department’s 300-level courses are the first step in preparing students for Senior Independent Study by providing the research methods for the study of Hispanic language, linguistics, literature, and culture in preparation and presenting a variety of viable topics (found at Digital Resource Commons.