Welcome to the web page of the department of Spanish and Portuguese! We are a vibrant, multicultural, diverse community of scholars and students deeply engaged in the study of the languages, cultures, societies, literatures and arts of Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula and the growing US Latino population. Today, almost 500 million people speak Spanish worldwide, and over 230 million speak Portuguese. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world and it has a long tradition in the USA, which along with Mexico, Spain, Colombia, and Argentina is one of the top five Spanish-speaking countries in the world.  

Our degree offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are varied and exciting. Spanish majors can choose from three different tracks. We also offer Minors in Spanish and Portuguese. At the graduate level, the PhDs in Literature and the MAs in Literature and Hispanic Linguistics make our Graduate Program one of the best in the nation. 


Congratulations to our graduates! Bachelors', Masters', and Doctoral Recipients
Join us Thursday, May 9th at 12:30PM in CHEM140 as we celebrate our outstanding students

Reception from 1PM - 3PM at the UMC Fountains

We're celebrating! Santiago, one of the results of the ongoing creative collaboration between the theatre group Yuyachkani and Prof. Peter Elmore, had two sold-out performances at the Gran Teatro Nacional del Perú, March 27-27, 2019. See an interview with Prof. Elmore below

Entrevista a Peter Elmore - Santiago de Yuyachkani


En nuestro trabajo muchos conciertos, óperas, espectáculos y obras de teatro pasan a diario, pero cada una de ellas nos deja un mensaje. Santiago de Yuyachkan, fue una experiencia muy significativa, pues nos dio la oportunidad de pensar y sentir profundamente a nuestro país. Les dejamos esta entrevista con Peter Elmore, creador de Santiago ...

See the theatrical trailer here.