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The Steppes in the Andes

Spanish/Latin American faculty offer a variety of courses focusing on the Spanish language and Latin American area studies from a variety of disciplines. Although most of the courses in the program are taught in Spanish, area studies courses can include those taught in English in other teaching units such as the School of International Service, History, Anthropology and Sociology. The program takes advantage of the University's Washington location through a Spanish-language internship (Proyecto Amistad), as well as field trips, guest lecturers and the wide range of research opportunities in the area. A Certificate in Spanish Translation can be incorporated in our majors, or be taken separately.


Undergraduate Degrees and Programs

Spanish BA Degrees

Spanish Minors
Translation Certificates


Graduate Programs


Spanish Course Offerings

Recent Course Offerings include:

  • Cultural Movements in Latin America
  • Latin American Popular Culture
  • U.S.–Latin American Relations
  • Culture and Violence in Latin America
  • Southern Cone Post-Dictatorial Literature
  • Women in Latin America
  • Mexican–U.S. Border
  • Central American Culture and Literature
  • Afro-Caribbean Music and Culture
  • Culture and Politics in Cuba
  • Applied Spanish Linguistics


For More Information

General Program Info
Courtney Pollack

Spanish Language Programs

Dr. Luis Cerezo

Masters in Spanish &
Latin American Studies

Dr. Brenda Werth

Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate in Spanish Translation
Dr. Brenda Werth

Spanish Faculty Directory

See also:
AU Abroad