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About the Department

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is located in Dartmouth Hall, the historic architectural center of Dartmouth College and the campus focal point for the study of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures. Our faculty represents a broad range of interests and specializations and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers courses ranging from beginning language through advanced seminars, individual studies and honors programs, and a uniquely varied array of overseas programs. In all its activities, the Department seeks to affirm, within the liberal arts tradition, the importance of Iberian and Latin American culture for a nation increasingly aware of the wealth of its own rich Hispanic heritage.

The areas of concentration developed in our Department focus on the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking world and the Hispanic and Lusophone communities in the United States. Our curriculum in Spanish and Portuguese encourages students to explore the cultural, social, political, and economic specificities of these regions and communities. To that end, courses cover a variety of historical periods, regional traditions, modes of artistic expression, and forms of cultural critique. Our majors and minors provide students with interpretive and writing skills that are key for careers in the arts and humanities, education, government, international relations, international business, law, and social services. It also directly prepares students to succeed in graduate school in such fields as Hispanic and Lusophone Studies, Cultural Studies, History, and Comparative Literature, among others. For sample syllabi, please click on specific courses here.

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Raúl Bueno

Department Administrator

Jillene Syphus
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to Noon; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(603) 646-1462
(Office located in 205 Dartmouth Hall)

Administrative Assistant
(Office located in 218A Dartmouth Hall)

Departmental Office

6072 Dartmouth Hall, Room 218
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

Telephone: (603) 646-1462
Fax: (603) 646-3695

Last Updated: 7/23/14