The Spanish Department

¡Bienvenidos al Departamento de Español!


The Spanish Department offers courses in both the Spanish language and in Hispanic culture and literature. You will find detailed information about our courses, our members of the faculty, study abroad programs we offer, Spanish major requirements, Department-related events, and much more by clicking on the left menu.

In addition, we support a variety of activities that encourages and facilitates the exchange of the Spanish language, and promotes the Hispanic culture, such a weekly Spanish Table at Valentine Hall, and weekly events at the Spanish House. Click on the link to see the current calendar of Spanish House events.

If you have any questions regarding the Spanish Department, our major requirements, or anything else, please check out the links to the left, or contact us directly.

Academic Department Coordinator:
Lauren Franks
201 Barrett Hall, Amherst, MA 01002-5000
PO Box: AC# 2255
Tel: (413) 542-2317, Fax: (413) 542-2759
Office Hours (academic year): Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Department Chair:
Professor Ilan Stavans
108 Barrett Hall, Amherst, MA 01002-5000
PO Box: AC# 2255
Tel: (413) 542-8201
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and by appointment.


Barrett Hall