Guide for New Students

Chair: Professor Palmar Álvarez-Blanco

The Spanish department seeks to provide students with proficiency in the Spanish language as well as to offer them in-depth study of Spanish literature and culture. Students can take Spanish to fulfill the general language requirement, and may go on to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study.

Can I major in it? Yes, Spanish is offered as a major.

Topics explored: Hispanic culture, Spanish literature, Latin American literature and theater, Spanish art and cinema.

How to get started: First-year students should take the appropriate Spanish language course(s) in order to complete the basic language sequence before moving on. Students who have tested out of the language requirement are invited to enroll in upper-level courses.