Department of Spanish


Welcome to the Spanish Department at Amherst College.  Here you will find important information on Spanish at Amherst.  Details on members of the faculty - including CVs and member websites - can be accessed under the faculty section. All courses are documented, mirroring the information found in the Course Catalog. Spanish Department-related activities can be found under Events.  Links to helpful Spanish tools and other Spanish websites can be found by clicking on the Resources tab on the left.

Spanish Department
201 Barrett Hall
Amherst College
Amherst, MA  01002-5000

Tel: (413)542-2317
Fax: (413)542-2759

For further information please email the Department at

Spanish Placement Exam

The placement process for students who wish to take a Spanish langauge course will consist of a brief writing prompt and an interview in the Barrett Hall Library with Lecturer Monica Bel or Lecturer Carmen Granda.  This will take place during the first week of September (September 2, 3, 4).  Specific times will be provided in mid-August.

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Certificate

The Certificate guidelines are on the FC LACLS website:

The certificate application can be downloaded from that web page. The application was updated by the Council last spring. Notably, greater encouragement to students to take Latino/translatinidades courses was included in the changes.

Please direct all questions to Professor Suárez.


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