The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is dedicated to the study of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, literatures and cultures, from introductory language skills courses to specialized graduate seminars. Our courses focus on the many different facets of literary, cultural, and linguistic expression found throughout the history of the Hispanic civilizations and their contact with other cultures. Thirty distinguished faculty members guide the undergraduate students who have chosen Spanish or Portuguese as their major or minor in understanding the issues involved in approaching another culture through the language of that culture. All students will experience this alternative world first-hand. Over one hundred graduate students, teaching associates, instructors, faculty, experienced professionals and office staff proudly invite you to explore our varied offerings and take advantage of the rich resources at your disposal.