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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 Department of Sociology and the Office of the Provost invite you to a Bold Aspirations Lecture on "The Reconfiguration of Immigrant Latino Families in Light of the Contemporary Immigration Regime," given by Dr. Cecilia Menjivar, Cowden Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University. Her lecture takes place on Tuesday, October 21st from 3:30-4:30 in Spooner Hall with a reception to follow. For more information, visit: http://calendar.ku.edu/index.php?option=eventview&ce_id=62194.



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
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
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46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
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