Department of Spanish
Fourth Floor, Stein Hall
The Spanish department has one of the largest, most diverse and widely specialized faculty members among liberal arts colleges, with expertise in Peninsular, Latin American, Caribbean, pre-Hispanic and Latinx literature, cinema, cultural studies, and linguistics.
The faculty design major courses that engage students in conversations about contemporary research, in addition to contributing courses across the college curriculum, including Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies, the College Honors Program, Montserrat, Passport, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, and Environmental Studies.
Why Study Spanish?
To study Spanish, the second most widely spoken language in the world, is to develop a deeper understanding of the rich cultural heritage that constitutes our local, national, and global communities.
Foreign Language Assistants
Our students’ classroom lessons are reinforced and augmented through small group practice sessions led by foreign language assistants (FLAs). These advanced native-speaking students are carefully selected from the College’s study abroad sites and trained as language instructors in the U.S. academy. They also serve as ambassadors to Holy Cross students planning to study abroad in their native countries.