The Amherst Spanish Department offers courses in both the Spanish language and in Hispanic culture and literature. We study literature and culture from a modern critical perspective, without isolating it from its context. We teach most courses in Spanish.
Spanish is spoken in 20 different countries, as well as the United States, by over 450 million Spanish speakers. In all of our classes, you'll be practicing your Spanish and studying Spanish cultures from around the world.
Expand your use and command of Spanish with increasing confidence in a variety of social and cultural contexts and study cultural texts from both the U.S. and in the Spanish-speaking world.
Develop personal forms of expression and basic strategies for reading, listening, writing and participating in everyday conversations.
Examine how writers, artists, filmmakers and activists have resisted the censorship, cultural repression and moral authority of dictatorships. Help create a pop-up protest museum.