Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Spanish is to promote communicative expertise in Spanish and to facilitate the acquisition of the knowledge and methods of inquiry associated with the discipline of Hispanic Studies.

An integral part of our mission is to foster critical thinking, critical writing, and critical discourse with the aim of instilling in our students the highest levels of linguistic accuracy, cultural literacy, and intellectual acumen.

Moreover, we seek to broaden our students’ understanding of the world community through the study of the different peoples of the Spanish-speaking world, thereby strengthening our students’ ability to function in a multicultural and global environment.

We believe that the study of a foreign culture through the lens of its language is a singularly enriching experience that broadens our students’ perspective and leads to unique professional opportunities.