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Research in Class

Not all student research is done as part of the Honors Program or during a study abroad experience. Most Hispanic Studies courses have some sort of research component. In addition, all Hispanic Studies majors enroll in two 400-level capstone research seminars. Examples of student work done as part of a course include

  • The 100 Years of Women weekend gave students and alumni the opportunity to reflect on the role of women in the history of this campus. From the first Dean of Women to the induction of our current female President, women’s voices have been an integral part of William & Mary.
  • Subtitling History: As part of the translation course Spanish Text Translation (HISP 388), students subtitled a documentary that includes interviews with people who, or whose loved ones, experienced the upheaval at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
  • Critical Responses: A collection of student-written poems done as part of Creative Writing in Spanish: Poetry Workshop (HISP 330)
  • The National Security Archive project: Students investigated declassified State Department, CIA, and foreign government documents to further understand the effects of the Cold War in Latin America and to contribute to research projects on issues of justice, memory, and history in Latin America and the United States.
  • Sarah Caspari '15 used a research project in a Hispanic Studies course to inspire the essay she wrote for the Pulitzer Center's Sharp Reporting Project.