Department of Hispanic Studies

¡Bienvenidos!

At CSB/SJU, you'll find course offerings in the Spanish language, as well as in Hispanic literatures, cultures and linguistics.

We also invite you to explore our programs abroad. Spanish accounts for over 54% of all foreign language studies nation-wide and the study abroad programs in the Spanish speaking world are becoming the favorite destination among university students.

Department Highlights

Hispanic Studies awards Spanish scholarship

 
Photo by Julia Eckart '17
Julia Eckart Photography

Three College of Saint Benedict Hispanic Studies majors were recently awarded the Sister Renée Domeier Scholarship for Spanish for 2015-2016. The students are Anne Avestruz, '17 (above left), Kaitlin Duda, '17 (center), and Nicole Phillips, '17 (right). Congratulations, Anne, Kaitlin and Nicole!

The Sister Renée Domeier Scholarship for Spanish is available on an annual basis for Hispanic Studies majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict. Applications are accepted in the spring and are open to CSB majors who will be juniors or seniors the following fall. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need. More information on the scholarship can be found here.

 

Congratulations to the following Hispanic Studies majors, class of 2015, who were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on April 22, 2015!

Students are inducted into the honor society on the basis of
their achievements in the liberal arts and sciences.


Austin Barkley


Joseph Dingmann

Craig Gemmill

   
Nicholas Maher                   Amanda Munsterteiger

 
Our inductees with Hispanic Studies instructor, Marietta Franulic (far right).

Photos by Julia Eckart '17

 

Greetings from Segovia!

 


Students from the 2015 Segovia study abroad program directed by Ms. Vilma Walter.

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See our archived Highlights here.

Featured Alum

Shannon McEvoy '12

I am currently living in Valparaíso, Chile, the sister city to Viña del Mar, where I studied abroad in 2010.  Valparaíso is famous for its graffiti and murals, and when I first saw them in 2010, they inspired me to become a muralist myself. Read more.

News and Information

Listen to the SJU student commencement speech by Luke Newgaard '15, Hispanic Studies/Political Science major.

Alum Profiles
Shannon McAvoy '12
Matthew Arnold '08

Course Catalog Listings
2014-2015 (updated soon)

Major Forms
Acceptance to Major
Degree Application

Visit our Cultural Events page.

Find instructions for taking the Spanish placement exam here.

Click here for career and volunteer opportunities.

Contact Us

Bruce Campbell
Acting Chair (Fall 2015)
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
(320) 363-2727
bdcampbell@csbsju.edu

Elena Sánchez Mora
Department Chair
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
(320) 363-3076
esanchez@csbsju.edu

Mary Niedenfuer
Department Coordinator
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
Quad 253A
SJU: (320) 363-3093
CSB: (320) 363-5067
mniedenfuer@csbsju.edu