2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Hispanic Studies

Chair: Joy Landeira, Ph.D.

Location: Candelaria 0140

Telephone: 970.351.2811

Faculty: Genevieve Canales, Ph.D.; Priscilla L. Falcon, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Anne Franklin, Ph.D.; Efrain Garza, Ph.D.; Ester M. Gimbernat Gonzalez, Ph.D.; Joy Landeira, Ph.D.; Maria E. Lopez, Ph.D.; Jungwon Park, Ph.D.; Deborah Romero, Ph.D.; John Ryan, Ph.D.; Jose I. Suarez, Ph.D.

Course(s) Offered (Prefix):

Program(s) Offered:

Mexican American Studies B.A.

Liberal Arts Emphasis

Secondary Teaching Emphasis

Spanish B.A.

Liberal Arts Emphasis

K-12 Teaching Emphasis


Mexican American Studies Minor

Spanish Minor

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Minor


Bilingual Bicultural Education - Endorsement

Spanish Endorsement

Teaching English as a Second Language - Endorsement

The Hispanic Studies program offers courses in Spanish language and Peninsular, Latin American and US Hispanic literature, civilization and culture, Mexican-American studies, Bilingual/Bicultural education, and Teaching English as a Second Language. All areas of Hispanic language, literature and culture are taught in the same school in order to offer students degree programs that integrate related areas of study and to maximize faculty expertise.

Faculty are readily available for advising and consultation. Study-abroad programs have been established and majors and minors are encouraged to participate. Freshman and sophomore students may take part in this program and many courses count for Liberal Arts core credit.

Current research interests of the faculty include:

  • Mexican American and Hispanic arts, music and culture
  • Latin American and Peninsular Literature
  • Foreign language teaching methodology
  • Second language acquisition
  • Bilingual educational materials