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.
Fundamentals of Spanish Language and Culture I
Develop personal forms of expression and basic strategies for reading, listening, writing and participating in everyday conversations.
Strange Girls: Spanish Women’s Voices
Racism and Anti-Racism in Latinx and Latin American Cinema
In this particular research tutorial we will ask how specific film practices help normalize racist vs. anti-racist structures of feeling; the selection of films will be made collaboratively, as will the subsequent research and the chosen end-product.