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Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

SLU-Madrid offers students a robust education in the humanities and social sciences.

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Rosana Vivar Navas, Ph.D., program director

SLU-Madrid's Department of Communication offers a comprehensive, internationally-focused education in communication. We offer a blended approach to theory and application, emphasizing understanding while cultivating ability.

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Timothy Ryan Day, Ph.D., program director

The study of English includes literature, rhetoric and professional and creative writing. Deepen your understanding and appreciation of literature's imaginative value, gain a global perspective on English literature as world literature and hone your skills to express and argue for your ideas in a range of contexts.

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Fine and Performing Arts

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts explores and celebrates the disciplines of studio art, art history, dance, music and theatre. Get hands-on experience in the arts through visits to galleries, music performances and theatre productions.

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Carolina Aznar, Ph.D., interim chair

Through the study of anthropology, classical languages, history, philosophy and theology, SLU-Madrid's Division of Humanities offers students an opportunity to learn more about themselves, society and their place in the world.

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Modern Languages and ESL

Hamish Binns, program director

Be more than just bilingual. SLU-Madrid offers language courses in Arabic, Chinese, English as a Second Language, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Political Science

Barah Mikaïl, Ph.D., program director

Our Department of Political Science offers an in-depth study of international relations and the political processes that guide nations around the world.

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Eduardo Fernández-Cruz, Ph.D., interim program director

SLU-Madrid's Department of Psychology provides students with a broad background in the discipline of psychology to help them gain an understanding of the human mind and behavior from a variety of different perspectives.

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María Victoria Albornoz Vásquez, Ph.D., program director

SLU-Madrid's Spanish Department offers a wide range of Spanish language courses, ranging from introductory undergraduate courses to graduate-level study.

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