The Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies aims at preparing students to become first-rate scholars and teachers. It provides students with a critical and theoretical foundation in literary, cultural studies and language pedagogy, ample opportunities for interdisciplinary work in areas of Hispanic literature and cultural studies. The Department prides itself on its small classes and warm, friendly atmosphere in which interaction between faculty and students is encouraged. In and out of class, students enjoy an open and supportive environment. The Hispanic Graduate program produces award winning students who go onto prestigious PhD programs, such as that of Brown, Johns Hopkins, the University of Virginia and other universities. We also welcome students who are interested in teaching Spanish at the high-school level.