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Tulane's School of Liberal Arts is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We have moved to online teaching and are monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, click here.

Students: There is still Summer 2020 online course availability. Get a head start on your requirements with offerings including creative industries through crisis, film and media, festivals, tourism, the hospitality industry, and disease throughout history, across literature, media, cultural expression, religion, and more. View all Liberal Arts Summer Courses.


Tulane University is home to one of the country’s leading Ph.D. programs in Spanish and Portuguese, which prepares selected students for academic positions at universities and colleges in the US and abroad. Our faculty consists of nationally and internationally recognized scholars and teachers in the literatures and cultures of Spain, Portugal, Spanish America, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa, in addition to linguistics. Tulane’s Howard-Tilton Library contains extensive holdings that support our respective fields, including the Latin American Library, one of the largest collections of its kind in the United States. Tulane is also home to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, a renowned center of comparative and interdisciplinary study on Latin America, which has also been a generous source of research support for Tulane graduate students.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese continues to build upon a long tradition of academic excellence. The 2007 Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, which was published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, ranked our department #2 in the field of Spanish and Portuguese. Graduates from our department now hold faculty positions at St. Catherine University, Smith College, Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México), and the University of Texas, El Paso, among others.