At the core of our Hispanic Studies discipline you will find a faculty committed to intellectual inquiry, an energetic and informed student body, and a curriculum designed around a broad range of compelling national and transnational issues. The Hispanic Studies curriculum includes studies of Spanish, Latin American and U.S. Latino/a cultural production. Through the study of cultural products (e.g., literature, film, art, popular culture and journalism) students learn about significant political and historical events and engage complex, socio-cultural issues. Most Hispanic Studies courses are taught in Spanish.
The Hispanic Studies curriculum is designed to help students formulate research questions and to engage in independent scholarly work at an advanced level. Faculty research generates and strengthens the discipline. The same is true for student work. In both cases, the program's scholarship closely reflects the kind of Hispanic Studies research currently conducted nationally and internationally in the field.