¡Bienvenidos al departamento de español de Sewanee! Welcome to the Sewanee Spanish Department. Our department, which has seen rapidly growing demand in recent years, offers a comprehensive program, from beginning language classes to advanced courses in literature and culture.

Our culturally diverse faculty, from the United States, Spain, and Latin America, speak with a variety of accents and dialectical variants and conduct research in a broad range of geographical areas and time periods.

Students will find opportunities to hear and speak Spanish outside the classroom, at the Casa de España y las Américas, weekly Spanish Table, monthly tertulia gatherings, and occasional events such as lectures and film screenings.

The Spanish Department offers a number of study abroad programs. These include Summer in Spain, in which students hike the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route across the north of the country, Semester in Spain, which focuses on Spain and the European Union, and travel to Latin America, in recent years to Cuba and Brazil.

The Spanish Department works closely with other departments and programs whose offerings we complement, such as International and Global Studies, Humanities, and Women and Gender Studies.

Upcoming Events

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14 Graduate as Spanish Majors
June 1, 2015
This year, 14 students graduated with a major in Spanish, and we are so proud of all of them! Three were awarded prestigious departmental prizes, one was awarded an elusive grade of distinction on comprehensive exams, and seven students earned Honors by completing and presenting original research. ¡Felicidades a todos!
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Spanish Major Wins Scholarship Sewanee Award
May 11, 2015
Spanish major, Ahmad El-Bobou, tied for 2nd place in the category, "Best Presentation in Arts and Humanities" with his research, “Franco's Spain in Buero Vallejo” conducted with the guidance of Dr.Ruth Sanchez. Scholarship Sewanee is a celebration of student research at the University held near the end of each Easter semester. The 2015 edition featured over 40 oral presentations and performances, and over 75 posters. Disciplines represented this year ranged from Dance to Physics, English to Chemistry, Spanish to Politics, and everything in between.
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Spanish Majors Present their Research
May 7, 2015
Seven graduating Spanish majors were granted Honors for their original research this year. As part of the new senior seminar taught by Professors Colbert and Chinchilla, these students completed a 15-20 page research paper in Spanish and presented their work to faculty and friends. Below is a list of the students and the titles of their papers. ¡Felicidades a todos!
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