By majoring in Hispanic Literatures & Cultures, or simply through enrollment in our courses, students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the central role that the Spanish speaking world has played in shaping world culture. The capabilities and knowledge that our students acquire through the study of Spanish empower them to engage with the world in multiple arenas, both in the United States and abroad. Given its global predominance, we consider mastery of Spanish to be an indispensable skill for exercising leadership in the 21st century.
Our faculty is committed to providing excellent instruction and learning opportunities for students seeking fluency in Spanish and knowledge of the literatures, theater, film, history, politics, and cultures of the Spanish speaking world. We encourage our students to approach their study of Spanish as a means of exploring new and uncharted fields of knowledge. We challenge them to think critically and to express their ideas clearly, concisely and cogently, through speaking and in writing.