The Cornell Spanish program offers variety and flexibility and includes courses in Spanish language (grammar, composition and conversation) as well as Peninsular (Spain) and Latin American literature and culture and civilization. As you can see by glancing through our course offerings, we offer literature classes at both the introductory and advanced levels in prose, poetry, and theatre.
Not as obvious are the wide variety of subjects covered in seminar/topics courses and through independent studies, wherein students are able to do in-depth studies of topics and writers which particularly interest them. Recent topics courses include "Women in the Nineteenth-Century Peninsular Novel," "Novels by Galdos," "Latin American Poets," "The Latin American Novel of Social Protest," "Latin American Women Writers," "Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Film and Fiction," "Latin American Fantastic Literature," and "Latinos in the United States."
We highly encourage our students to study abroad, and we regularly offer block-long courses in Latin America or Spain on a rotating basis. The block plan also makes it easy for students to study independently for credit at language schools in places like Guatemala for a month or more, and students may also pursue semester-long programs or other options. Learn more about our study abroad programs