Hispanic & Latin American Studies

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Summer Hours

Summer brings an exodus of faculty and staff and a reduction of department hours all over the academic world. We're open a few variable hours each week from June through August, so here are some guidelines in case you need info during the summer. Question about a placement exam? Contact Academic Programs: 651-696-6036. Question about or problem with registering for a class? Call the Registrar's Office: 651-696-6200. Need to contact a professor? Email is your best bet over the summer. Email addresses for all the department's faculty can be found by clicking the “FACULTY” link in the orange box towards the top of this page. The department coordinator's number is 651-696-6395 and you can leave a message there with any other general questions, just don't expect a quick answer (she's gone most of the summer, too, but promises to check messages somewhere between pool parties, ice cream bars, and cool glasses of sangría).

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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.

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Fall 2014 COURSES

  • Accelerated Beginning Spanish
  • Accelerated Intermediate Spanish
  • Accelerated Elementary Portuguese
  • Constructions of a Female Killer
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • Journeys through Brazil
  • 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