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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. 


The Mexico Solidarity Network and the Autonomous University of Social movements present: HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT! The dignified fight for homes in Mexico City and beyond with Enrique Reynoso of the Frente Popular Francisco Villa Independiente. This Thursday, November 20th, at 7:00 pm in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium (707 Vermont St.). This event is free, open to the public and co-sponsored by University of Kansas Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas and the KU Department of Anthropology.



One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
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