Spanish

Teotihuacan, Mexico

The Study of Spanish

The program in Spanish provides students with the skills necessary for in-depth research in Latin-American and Spanish Literature. Students become well-versed in the traditional canon, advance their critical thinking skills, and explore a variety of analytical and theoretical paradigms. The program offers a wide range of seminars in Golden Age, Modern Peninsular, Colonial Latin American, Caribbean, Contemporary Latin American, and U.S. Latina/o studies, as well as Spanish Linguistics. Specific approaches include post-colonial identity, queer aesthetics, avant garde aesthetics, popular culture, and semiotics.  Seminar topics range from Indigenous voices, diaspora, and travel literature, to studies in race, gender and genre.

As a part of the Department of Languages and Literature, we are able to offer students access to a number of seminars outside the purview of traditional Spanish Departments. Students may take innovative courses through our Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies program, participate in a growing number of interdisciplinary programs (such as Latin American Studies and Gender Studies) and engage in academic discussions with students and faculty across the department and within the College of Humanities.


If you are interested in Graduate Degrees in Spanish please check out the "Graduate Studies" section of our site where you can find information about our MA, MALP and WLMA programs and how to apply. Current Graduate students will find applicable information there as well.


For information about degrees in Spanish, classes, and faculty, click on the links above. If you have further questions about the Spanish program, please call the Languages and Literature Department at (801) 581-7561.