Build Understanding in Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures

Active in professional research and publication, and deeply experienced as teachers and as scholars, our expert faculty and small class sizes ensure that our students receive personal attention and a superior education to successfully meet their professional career paths.

The Hispanic Studies department offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and provides plentiful opportunities for experiential learning. Our students have many opportunities to study the Spanish language and experience Hispanic cultures through study abroad. In recent years, undergraduates in Hispanic Studies have been involved in celebrating Dia de los Muertos and Chicana/Chicano Festival de Artes, and have participated in UNC’s World Language Day, Spanish poetry contests and Sigma Delta Pi, the national honor society.

The Department of Hispanic Studies consists of the following: 

  • Spanish Liberal Arts B.A. and Spanish K12 Teaching Licensure
  • Mexican American Studies Liberal Arts B.A. and Mexican American Teaching Licensure
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement 
  • Bilingual Bicultural Education Endorsement

News and Announcements

Dr. Karla Del Carpio was invited to conduct an academic stay at the Institute of Social Sciences, Politics and Culture of the University of San Pablo Tucumán (USPT) in Northwest Argentina this summer 2016. The experience involved teaching, conducting research, giving presentations and workshops and tutoring undergraduate students on their research projects. Learn more about Dr. Del Carpio's experience. 

The Hispanic Studies Department recognized outstanding students in the Spanish program at the 2016 College of Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Convocation on April 10. Congratulations to Silvia Gallegos, Eledora Guerra, Olney Norman and Sergio Sanchez Diaz.

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Faculty Changes

The Hispanic Studies Department welcomes new faculty member, Assistant Professor Jonathan Alcantar. In addition, congratulations to Hispanic Studies retirees: Genie Canales, Ester Gonzalez and Maria Lopez.

The Life and Times of Dr. Martin Candelaria

The mural on the three walls of the north stairwell of Candelaria Hall on the University of Northern Colorado campus in Greeley, Colorado reflects the life of Dr. Martin Candelaria. On the stairwell tower are scenes reflecting the culture and heritage of Dr. Candelaria’s Hispanic Colorado and New Mexico heritage, beginning from lower left.

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