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.
Owning the Bilingual Self
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.
Literature and Culture of the Hispanic World
This course provides an introduction to the diverse literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world over the course of six centuries, from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
Chino: Asian Américas
This course will explore the literature and culture of the Asian Américas—the diasporic and national literatures in Spanish of those of Asian descent in the Americas.