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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.


Harvey Memories Project to co-host events in Kashmere Gardens and...

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Faculty address inspires new students to reach out, take risks and...

Rice’s incoming Class of 2022 gathered in Tudor Fieldhouse to hear a panel of professors share their secrets for success -- both at Rice and beyond,

Rice U. experts available to discuss Hurricane Harvey as anniversary...

HOUSTON -- (July 30, 2018) -- Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in August 2017, was one of the costliest tropical cyclones on record. As Harvey’s one-year anniversary approaches, Rice University experts are available to discuss many topics related to the storm.