Mission Statement

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.


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