Departments & Programs

Spanish and Portuguese


The Department of Spanish and Portuguese (HISP) offers courses at all levels, elementary through graduate, in the language and literature of Spain and Spanish America; language and literature of Portugal and Brazil; and, on the advanced level, Catalan. The department participates in the programs offered by comparative literature, folklore and ethnomusicology, gender studies, Latin American studies, linguistics, medieval studies, Renaissance studies, and European studies.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is affiliated with the new School of Global and International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, dedicated to providing Indiana University undergraduates with the intellectual tools they will need to live, work, and thrive in the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Degree programs associated with SGIS emphasize language proficiency, cultural competency, and in-depth training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. SGIS students will enjoy unparalleled access to a stellar faculty and career-focused advising. For further information regarding the mission, structure and resources of the School of Global and International Studies see

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 844
1020 East Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-8376
spanport [at] indiana [dot] edu