The Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown offers an in-depth introduction to Hispanic culture. At the undergraduate level it offers the possibility of learning the languages and cultures of both Spain and Latin America. At the graduate level, it aims at training students both as generalists able to teach the broadest range of courses and as scholars in their field of specialization. Our approach is distinctly transatlantic, emphasizing the long-standing interactions between Spain and Latin America. The faculty members represent a broad range of approaches to language, literature, and culture, from philology to literary theory and cultural studies. All courses are taught in Spanish, and the development of fluency in reading, speaking, and writing the target language is an important goal in all classes. However, the goals of the department go beyond language instruction, as it seeks to prepare students to be able to understand a completely different national, continental, and global reality in all its complexity.
News and Announcements
Congratulations to the Winners of the
2012 Spanish Prizes
Gabriel Mistral Award - Rachel Black
Lope de Vega Award - Justin Sohn and Andrew Smyth
Established in 1962 by an anonymous gift, monetary prizes, for men and women respectively, are awarded to members of the freshman class who show excellence in secondary school preparatory work in Spanish. The examination presupposes a minimum of two years’ study in a secondary school or its equivalent. Not open to native speakers or people with more than one month abroad.