Hispanic & Latin American Studies

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Why Hispanic & Latin American Studies?

The department teaches the languages and cultures of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian world.

We offer specialized courses in literature, linguistics, U.S. Latina/o studies, translation, and the visual arts.

We believe in serving the Twin Cities communities through service learning, participation in local cultural life, and internships, thereby educating our students both intellectually and civically to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Casa Hispana: On-Campus Spanish-Language Residence

Live in a great house where you can speak Spanish, participate in cultural events, and share a great space with warm community!

Residents must have completed HISP 204 or 220 (or have tested out of Macalester's language requirement in Spanish), agree to speak only Spanish in the house, and must take a Hispanic Studies course (HISP) each semester they live in the house.

Applications for each upcoming academic year open in February or March. On the rare occasion we have an unexpected opening for Spring, a brief application period will come along in the October/November time period. We'll always post here and in The Daily Piper when applications are open so you won't miss out!

Check out our Casa page for more info, or contact Native Speakers  or  if you have any questions.

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SPRING 2014 COURSES

  • Accelerated Beginning Spanish
  • Accelerated Intermediate Spanish
  • Luso-Brazilian Voices: Conversations and Composition (the sequence after Accelerated Elementary Portuguese)
  • Neither Saints nor Sinners: Women Writers of the Hispanic World
  • Dramatic Words: Poesía Erótica
  • History or the Spanish Language
  • Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics: Oral and Written Expression
  • Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Texts
  • Introduction to U.S. Latin@ Studies
  • Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
  • Casa Hispana
  • language placement
  • After Macalester