Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Spanish at the University of Mississippi

Faculty  |  Courses |  Degree Requirements for the Major, Minor, and M.A.

The University of Mississippi offers an undergraduate major and minor in Spanish as well as an M.A. in Modern Language with a specialization in Spanish. Students who are considering continuing their education to the doctoral level are invited to view the Ph.D. in Second Languages Studies, specializing in Applied Linguistics and Spanish.

The Spanish section of the Department of Modern Languages has faculty with specializations in significant areas of Spanish language, literature, and culture. Instructors hold at least a Master’s degree and have native or near-native proficiency in Spanish. Abundant opportunities exist for students to work closely with Spanish faculty.

Honor Society
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is the only honor society devoted exclusively to students of Spanish in four-year colleges and universities and is the largest foreign language honor society in existence with over 150,000 members. In the Department of Modern Languages, the Delta Iota chapter of Sigma Delta Pi recognizes outstanding achievement in Spanish among students at the University of Mississippi.

El café de los lunes
This group meets weekly for informal conversation and offers students and members of the Oxford community the opportunity practice speaking Spanish. Meetings are held on Mondays from 1-3 PM in the 1st Floor Kitchen of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships and assistantships. For more information, please consult the Office of Financial Aid.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Advisors
Luanne Buchanan
Instructional Associate Professor of Spanish
Office: Bondurant Hall C-112
(662) 915-6923

Pedagogical Supervisor of Basic Language
Maria Fionda
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Office: Bondurant Hall E-205B
(662) 915-3140

Director of Basic Language
Julia Bussade
Office: Bondurant Hall C-108
(662) 915-7709