By majoring in Hispanic Literatures & Cultures, or simply through enrollment in our courses, students gain a deeper appreciation for the central role that the Spanish-speaking world has played in shaping world culture. The skills and knowledge that our students acquire through the study of Spanish empower them to engage with the world in multiple arenas, in the United States and abroad. Given the global predominance of Spanish, we consider mastery of the language 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 uncharted fields of knowledge. We challenge them to think critically and to express their ideas clearly, concisely, and cogently, whether speaking or writing.