Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Spanish has been taught at Queen’s since 1896, became an independent department in 1920, and expanded its program and curriculum in the late 1960s.  Students can complete a Major, Medial or Minor Plan within the Spanish Language and Literature Degree Program.  Each Plan consists of language acquisition, survey and seminar courses.

For information about the major/medial/minor in Hispanic Studies, please visit Academic Plans page.

  • Parc Guell

    Parc Güell in Barcelona, Spain is a garden complex with architectural elements designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Photo by Angela Llop.

  • mexican spices

    A molcajete is a stone tool, the traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle. Photo by Kostasplus Konstantinos Trovas

  • El Salvador festivity

    Celebration of the Independence Day (La Fiestas Patrias) in El Salvador. Photo by Isaias master

  • Amazonia, Venezuela

    Cerro Autana in Venezuela plays the role of the "tree of life" in the oral history and lore of the Piaroa Indians which inhabit the region. Photo by Csar13.



  • house of music, Cuba

    Casa de la Trova, a local musical house at Santiago de Cuba. Photo by JialiangGao

  • Colombian artisan bags

    The Arhuaca mochila is a popular artisan bag. In recent years, the bags have turned into a cultural symbol for Colombian identity. Photo by  Jdvillalobos.