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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers instruction in Spanish and/or Portuguese and cultivates the study of the many cultures and literatures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the relevant populations in the United States including, for example, HispanicLatinxAfro-diasporic, Lusophone, and Indigenous populationsThe Department emphasizes a student-centered approach to teaching so that our students can attain proficiency in all communicative linguistic skills and achieve cultural competency. Students will develop critical thinking skills through an interdisciplinary approach, which may include: literature, history, visual and performing arts, and critical theory. Furthermore, the Spanish and Portuguese Department highly values study abroad and offers programs in Spain and Latin America to support our mission. 

The Spanish and Portuguese Department offers the Hispanic Studies major (newly revised in 2020) and the Romance Languages major (Spanish or Portuguese major with a second focus in Portuguese, French, or Italian) along with the Spanish minor and the Luso-Brazilian Studies thematic minor. There are also numerous study abroad programs offered by the department.

The Spanish & Portuguese Department sponsors SOMOS, a student group that explores Latinx and Hispanic-related topics.

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Contact Us
As a precaution against the Covid-19 virus, we are currently working remotely. Please contact the department by e-mail.
For course questions or advising, please contact the department chair:
Professor Naomi Wood
(719) 389-6519

Administrative Assistant:
Kaelibeth Rose
M-F 7:30AM-4:00PM
Armstrong Hall #314
(719) 389-6732