Instruction is offered in Hispanic languages and the civilizations of Spain and the Americas. Degree Programs: Minor, BA concentrations in Hispanic Studies and Hispanic Studies Education, Graduate Certificate in Hispanic Studies; and graduate courses for the MA in International Studies. Courses in the literature and history of Hispanic culture from the Middle Ages to the modern world. Hispanic Studies majors are eligible for placement in a wide variety of excellent professional internships. The Department sponsors summer Study abroad programs in Granada, Spain and Córdoba, Argentina; Academic year study abroad is available through the NC exchange with Universidad de Cantabria in Santander, Spain. ECU also has direct exchanges with Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica, and Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador.