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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Hispanic Studies



In 1985, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese was renamed the Department of Hispanic Studies. Prior to the founding of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Spanish courses had been offered in the Department of Romance Languages.

Like its predecessor, Hispanic Studies offered courses in Spanish and Portuguese languages and in the literatures and cultures of Latin America and Spain.  The department granted both majors and minors in Spanish, and encouraged students to study abroad.  The Department also participated in an interdisciplinary minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 

In the fall of 2001 the name of the Department was changed back to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Records of the Department of Hispanic Studies

Identifier: 11/3/26/3

The Records of the Department of Hispanic Studies, filling two boxes, consists almost exclusively of course scheduling information and class lists spanning the years 1989-2000. Although limited in scope, the records document the range of courses offered over time, and the ebb and flow of student interest in the curriculum.

Dates: 1989-2000