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Course Roster

Spring 2018


Why Spanish


The Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures at Barnard College boasts a long tradition of excellence in undergraduate education for women. Throughout its history, it has afforded students a solid preparation in both Spanish language and the literatures and cultures of Spain, Spanish America, and the Spanish-speaking United States.

As recommended by the Modern Language Association, our department aims to provide students with both translingual and transcultural competence. Its keystone is an integrated curriculum that seeks linguistic and intellectual continuity from the initial levels through the most advanced courses. Although there is a gradual shift in weight given to language and cultural content as students advance in the program, throughout the three stages of our course curriculum—the Language, Bridge, and Upper levels—emphasis is placed as much on early development of analytical skills in cultural and literary studies as on continued language acquisition through the time of graduation.
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Spanish Help Room

New place on campus for drop-in help by and for Barnard students to support study of:
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II



Café y Conversación

;¡Tómate un café y charla en español!
Jueves, 4pm – 5pm
Lobby de la Casa Hispánica

612 West 116th Street (btw. Broadway & Riverside)
(212) 854-4187

We welcome everyone in the Columbia & Barnard Community!