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Spanish in Science, Science in Spanish

Spanish in Science, Science in Spanish is a Stanford course for graduate and undergraduate students interested in the natural sciences and the Spanish language. In this course, students acquire the ability to communicate in Spanish using scientific language and enhance their ability to read scientific literature written in Spanish. Emphasis is on the development of science in Spanish-speaking countries or regions. The course is taught by Bing Professor in Environmental Sciences and CLAS Director Rodolfo Dirzo. It is intended for students pursuing degrees in the sciences, particularly disciplines such as ecology, environmental science, sustainability, resource management, anthropology, and archeology. The course is conducted in Spanish and meets for two hours once a week.

This course is available to Stanford students as well as students from outside institutions that have established Spanish in Science, Science in Spanish as a distance-learning course. Credit is given through the student’s home institution. Institutions interested in making this course available to their students should contact Molly Aufdermauer, CLAS Public Engagement Coordinator, at

CLAS is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC). Supported by the U.S. Department of Education under the auspices of Title VI, Section 602(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, NRCs serve to strengthen access to and training in the major languages of their respective regions, and to broaden area studies training across all disciplines.