Alumni Story

Why I Chose Spanish & Portuguese

A holistic view of the world is the most important element when trying to solve a problem.

Autumn DiGaetano-Fedoruk

B.A. Spanish, Economics 2005

Head of Corporate Strategy, Blue Apron

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Degree Options

Students may elect a major that concentrates in either language and literature or language and linguistics. A major for those wishing to pursue a career in secondary school teaching is also available through the College of Education, as is an interdisciplinary major in which students combine Spanish and two other areas of study. 

Study Abroad

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese currently sponsors programs in Spain, Chile, Brazil, and Costa Rica.

Proficiency Exam

To register for the Spanish Proficiency exam for placement please proceed to the link and follow the instructions given: https://lppe.humanities.arizona.edu/

News & Events

Apr 23
Come and chill with your morning drink and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays for Spring 2020 04/23, 04/30, 05/07...
Apr 2
Come and chill with your morning drink and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays for Spring 2020 04/02, 04/09, 04/16, 04/23...
On December 6, 2019, many people gathered to celebrate the life of Professor Emerita Amy R. Williamsen (12/31/1959 - 04/22/2019) in the Rubel Room of the Poetry Center.  Here is the link for downloading the video: https://arizona.box.com/s/...
Feb 6
Come and chill with your morning drink and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays for Spring 2020 02/06, 02/13, 02/20, 02/27...
Instructor Edgard Ore-Giron gave a lecture on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Federal Correctional Institution - Tucson as part of the Prison Education Project.  His lecture was titled, "Interpretation on the Conquest of the Aztecs...
Apr 30
Come and chill with your morning drink and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays for Spring 2020 04/30, 05/07 Where:...
Apr 16
Come and chill with your morning drink and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays for Spring 2020 04/16, 04/23, 04/30, 05/07...
Jan 30
Come and chill with your morning drink and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays for Spring 2020 01/30, 02/06, 02/13, 02/20...
Mar 5
Come and chill with your morning drink and practice your Spanish language skills with other learners and graduate students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. When: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays for Spring 2020 03/05, 03/19, 03/26, 04/02...
Two College of Humanities faculty members received the University of Arizona’s Global Excellence Awards for 2019.  Robert Côté, Director of the Writing Skills Improvement Program, was recognized with the Award for Excellence...

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Ph.D.
Spanish-Hispanic Linguistics
2019
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B.A.
Spanish
2015
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Global Studies
2015
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B.A.
Spanish
2007
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Latin American Studies
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