Department of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies

Embracing an interdisciplinary study of language, cultures, histories and social realities of Spain, Latin America, and U.S. Latinas/os

Our students choose one of three main areas of focus for their studies: Spanish, which encompasses the entire Spanish-Speaking world through courses taught in Spanish; Latin American Studies, which explores Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean through more courses taught in English, and Latino/a Studies, which focuses on U.S. Latina/os through courses taught in English. The three areas not only make connections with each other; they also frequently cross-list courses with Film Studies, Gender Studies, History, Sociology, and Critical Social Thought, providing a broad and complex set of course offerings as well as breadth of vision as a department. In addition to providing exciting opportunities for learning on campus, the department encourages off-campus study through study abroad and internships in Spanish-speaking countries, and the many connections we have established between our faculty members and nearby Latina/o communities.