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Hispanic Studies / Mission & Values

Mission & Values

The Department of Hispanic Studies aims to develop students’ Spanish language skills, to deepen their understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures and literatures domestically and abroad, to sharpen their ability to use critical thinking as they analyze various aspects of Spanish-language texts of all types, and to heighten their awareness of their role as local and global citizens in a pluralistic society. It is our belief that these competencies will empower our students to be successful regardless of where their professional or academic aspirations may take them.