Spanish

¡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.

News

Poet Javier Zamora to Speak
March 25, 2019
Javier Zamora came to the U.S when he was 9 years old from El Salvador, escaping civil war. Today, he is a popular poet and Harvard fellow who writes about immigration and his experience crossing the border and life as an immigrant. He will recite his poetry in Sewanee on April 5th @ 4:30 PM at the Mary Sue Cushman Room at the Wick. This event is sponsored by the Writing House, Lecture's Committee, Community Engagement House, Spanish Department, English Department, International & Global Studies.
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Spring Tertulias
March 6, 2019
Tertulias are evening events at the Spanish House where students can enjoy great food and company while learning about the cultures of Spain and Latin America. Read more to see what events they have planned for the spring semester.
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Sewanee Students Studying in Madrid
February 4, 2019
Every spring, Sewanee students to study in Madrid. They get to experience the culture first-hand by living with a host family and taking outings to museums, concerts, etc. They travel throughout Spain, Europe, and Morocco to get a full sense of the reciprocal influences between Spain and the European Union and Spain and the Moorish empire. This year, a close-knit group of three are there.
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