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The Spanish and Portuguese Program at Johns Hopkins University immerses you in experiencing the importance and influence of the Iberian, Latin American, and Luso-Afro-Brazilian histories, cultures, and languages worldwide.

The Spanish and Portuguese program features a faculty with expertise across the fields of early modern, modern, contemporary Latin American and Iberian literature and culture, foreign language teaching, linguistics, and second language acquisition. The program’s interdisciplinary strengths include ecocriticism, visual culture, media studies, intellectual history, and political thought.

The program offers undergraduate majors and minors in Spanish and Portuguese, a Ph.D. program, and opportunities for students to be involved in research and study abroad. The program also runs a series of lectures and other scholarly and cultural events.

Spanish and Portuguese Program Learning Outcomes

After completion of the Spanish and/or Portuguese Program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze literary, cultural texts and media and interpret historical, political and social contexts and the perspectives such texts and media represent.
  2. Identify features, such as effects, meanings, and functions of literary and cultural texts and media.
  3. Differentiate major literary and cultural figures, movements, and periods in the Spanish and/or Portuguese speaking worlds.
  4. Discuss texts from myriad of contexts and define ramifications for economics, history, society, politics, aesthetics, and other factors influencing the production of texts and media.
  5. Describe, compare with their own, and participate in professional contexts in Spanish and/or Portuguese speaking countries.