Spanish

Our students learn about Hispanic cultures directly through the Spanish language, primarily through literature, film and other artistic expressions. It is possible to begin Spanish at Amherst as a first-year student and go abroad to a Spanish-speaking country during junior year.

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.

Major Explorations: Spanish

Welcome to the Spanish Department

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.

Barrett Hall a grey brick building with a pathway leading up to the front door

Faculty Office Hours

Spanish faculty are located in Barrett Hall and Grosvenor House. For information on the locations of these buildings, please visit the Amherst campus map.