Department Chair: Jennifer Rudolph
Spanish is the second language of the United States and one of the three most spoken languages in the world today. Recent census reports indicate that Hispanics now form the largest minority population in the United States.
Our department of Hispanic studies offers flexible majors adaptable to varied student interests and needs. The traditional focus on language and literature is a departmental strength, complemented by new offerings in cultural studies, interdisciplinary Latin American studies, and in coursework toward teaching certification. The department participates in honors study for all of the majors it offers.