Teofilo Ruiz, Professor of History and Spanish, winner of the 2011 National Humanities Medal

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UCLA’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese is dedicated to research and teaching related to the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds. To this end, we offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate courses in five undergraduate majors, four minors, and the Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures. Our mission is to educate the next generation of teachers, scholars, and citizens in our areas of specialization within the broader context of Los Angeles, the State of California, and the nation. The Department offers students a wealth of resources. Our seventeen tenured faculty members span the fields...

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