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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese aims to be the best in all aspects of our scholarly mission: research, teaching, and service. The support of our alumni and friends is vital to the success of the department. Our professors are actively engaged in research and publish in the most respected journals and presses. Many have won prestigious national and international awards. We provide our undergraduates with opportunities to excel in the learning of new languages. All our language courses provide current and stimulating contact with the diverse cultures of the Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan speaking areas of the world. The students who major in Spanish and/or minor in Portuguese learn to think, read, write, and converse at a sophisticated level as they engage in the study of literature, linguistics, and culture. Our graduate students are trained to excel in all aspects of the profession. They participate in conferences, carry out exciting research, publish their findings, and have won both internal and external awards. They have earned positions at the best four-year colleges and universities.


Your involvement and financial support are critical to our continuing success. We would welcome any contribution that you care to offer. Donors may specify that their gift be given in honor of a particular person or event that deserves respect or thanks. Their gifts will be appropriately acknowledged and their honoree recognized and informed of their gift. The Gift Fund provides important support for any worthy activity related to the department and its programs.