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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

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Spanish and Portuguese
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6010

Phone: (619) 594-6588
Fax: (619) 594-5293
Location: Arts & Letters, Room 134
Hours: Monday-Friday (8:00am-4:30pm)


Last Update:
October 18, 2013

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Welcome to the home page of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, one of 18 departments within the College of Arts and Letters.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a wide range of courses and programs designed to satisfy the varied needs of all students and members of the greater San Diego community. Our department offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's of Arts in Spanish. We also offer a minor in Portuguese.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures is to provide SDSU students and residents of the United States/Mexico transborder region at large with training and education in Hispano/Latino and Luso-Brazilian culture and civilization, including language, literature, linguistics, language pedagogy and inter-cultural communication skills, including translation and interpretation studies. The department prepares students for a professional career in teaching.


journal of the comediantesBulletin of the Comediantes

Founded in 1948, Bulletin of the Comediantes is the premier journal in the field of early modern Hispanic theater (sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Latin America). The journal is published by our department, and Dr. Vincent Martin currently serves as Managing Editor. To visit the journal's web site, click on the button above.


Important Contacts

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Chair- Alda Blanco
Phone: 619-594-6588

Administrative Support Coordinator- Alicia Garcia
Phone: 619-594-6589

Administrative Support Assistant- Margaret Posner
Phone: 619-594-6588

Undergraduate Advisor- Esther Castro
Phone: 619-594-5001

Graduate Advisor- José Mario Martín-Flores
Phone: 619-594-4796


Donation Possibilities

Donations to the department can be made online at:

All online donations are tax-deductible, private and secure.