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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses. While the major emphasis of the Department is literature, we also offer courses in Spanish language, linguistics, and culture, as well as Portuguese language, Brazilian literature and cultural studies. The Department has received the Departmental Award for Exceptional Teaching and Learning from the Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Kansas, and is highly ranked by the NRC. We recognize the integral relationship between teaching and research, and all members of the faculty are both active scholars and dedicated teachers. 


Congratulations to University of Kansas Department of Spanish and Portuguese students Amber Norris and Alex Welch, who were selected by the KU Office of First-Year Experience to be orientation assistants for the 2015-2016 school year. Way to go, Amber & Alex!!
Eighteen students selected as KU Orientation leaders | The University of Kansas
Eighteen students selected as KU Orientation leaders Tue, 03/03/2015 LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced the selection of 16 orientation assistants and two orientation coordinators for the 2015-2016 year. KU Orientation assistants are students whose job…

Congrats to Amber Norris & Alex Welch on being selected orientation assistants for @NewJayhawks !! http://t.co/oc1MH1qj3F


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