What will I learn?

The Spanish and Latin American Studies program is about much more than just learning the language. All of our courses explore the diversity and culture of the Spanish-speaking world: from the study of Hispanic literature and film, to the exploration of Spanish society and the Cuban Revolution.

You don’t need to know how to speak Spanish to study in our program, since many of our non-language courses are taught in English and open as electives to students in other programs.

For students interested in becoming fluent, our language courses range from the study of Spanish used in international business to phonetics and translation. If you have some prior knowledge of the language, you’ll need to take a placement test to determine your level of ability and which language course you’ll start in.

Help when you need it

Our senior students offer free tutoring almost every day of the week. They’re always happy to help you practice your spoken Spanish, study for a quiz or go over grammatical issues.

Learn more about the people who will be teaching you

Our faculty are a diverse group who love to share knowledge.

Study abroad opportunities

Learn by Doing

The chance to study abroad, put theory into practice and converse with local Spanish speakers promises to be exciting, fulfilling and life-changing.

The Department of Spanish, in association with partner universities and international institutions, is committed to providing students opportunities to enhance their study of Spanish.

The department offers several different options for students who wish to expand their knowledge and fluency in Spanish by studying at universities abroad:

  • Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain
  • Universidad Autónoma de Campeche in the Yucatán peninsula, México
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, Perú
  • FLACSO/University of Havana in Cuba (offered by the IDS Department)
There is limited funding available for students participating in Study Abroad Programmes within our department: