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Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

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Obra "Pintura" del pintor uruguayo Joaquín Torres García.   |   Credit: By Joaquín Torres García (1874-1949) (Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Uruguay) (Public domain)

Welcome Bienvenidos and Welcome! We encourage you to explore this website, and better yet, to come visit us when you can. The Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies is dedicated to the research and teaching of the literatures, cultures and languages of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking worlds. We offer a full range of undergraduate courses in two majors: Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies. Our faculty are researchers and teachers with world-wide recognition and work directly with students to achieve their academic goals. In addition, the Spanish Resource Center calls our department home with a collection of Spanish literature, film, and music that is available to the Rice community. The SRC sponsors K-12 outreach programs on language instruction throughout the Houston area and co-sponsors cultural and academic events in partnership with us. Please note that we will regularly post events that you might find interesting. These events are always open to the public, so make us one of your bookmarks.



Ethics and Society program gives high school students introduction to...

Houston high school students in the Department of Philosophy’s Ethics and Society summer enrichment program visited the Texas 1st Court of Appeals in downtown Houston June 21 to hear a special presentation by Rice alumna and Judge Evelyn Keyes ’85. Keyes, who earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from Rice, spoke about legal ethics.

‘Monotype/Monothon’ on display at Rice Media Center Gallery

In conjunction with PrintHouston 2017, a citywide summer celebration of original prints, the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts is presenting “Monotype/Monothon” at the Rice Media Center Gallery.

Rice’s Bradford wins the American Philosophical Association’s 2017...

The American Philosophical Association announced June 14 that Gwen Bradford, an associate professor of philosophy at Rice, has been awarded the 2017 Book Prize for “Achievement” (Oxford University Press), which is about the nature and value of achievement.


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