The Spanish major at Holy Cross affords students the opportunity to learn about the language, cultures, and literatures of the Spanish speaking world both at home and abroad. Students may take language courses to work toward the achievement of oral and written proficiency. For those students with sufficient background, the department offers the opportunity to study the literatures of both Spain and Latin America.

In addition to traditional course work, interested students have the option of participating in directed independent Spanish-language courses. These elementary- and intermediate-level courses offer an alternative approach to language instruction for students who are motivated to work independently and enjoy using technology.

The department encourages all students with sufficient skills to participate in Holy Cross' Study Abroad programs in Spain, Peru, and Argentina. Residence abroad enables students to achieve language fluency, which leads to a good understanding of the host culture and a deeper understanding of their own.


Chair: Daniel Frost
phone: (508) 793-2505
fax: (508) 793-3708

Administrative Assistant: Judith Powell
phone: (508) 793-3353
fax: (508) 793-3708