Spanish and Latino Studies

Chairperson: Raul Galoppe, Ph.D

The major programs in Spanish and Latino Studies are designed to help students achieve high levels of proficiency in Spanish, an appreciation of literature and a comprehensive knowledge of Hispanic culture. The Spanish curriculum encompasses Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on transatlantic intersections. Other courses include Portuguese and the core sequence of Latin American and Latino Studies.

Students who major in Spanish may choose a program in teacher certification that includes a semester of supervised teaching in a K-12 school.

A special option is a four-course concentration in translation and interpreting, which provides a practical background for students preparing for careers in business, law, social service and other areas.

The Department also offers minor sequences in Spanish, Spanish and International Business, Portuguese Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies.