We are a diverse department of scholars and teachers whose primary goal is to explore with our students the rich and varied languages, literatures, and cultures of the Hispanic World. We offer a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degree in Spanish for those students seeking undergraduate or advanced study. We also teach several courses in Portuguese language and Brazilian literature, and we provide the opportunity for students to study abroad in a Spanish or Portuguese-speaking country.
Equally important, we train students to think critically in an increasingly global community and to perceive complexity, similarity, and divergence in cultures from many points of view. Our task is deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition, and our graduates pursue careers in all walks of life.