UNAM Facultad de Filosofía y Letras

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Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Faculty of Philosophy and Literature) (UNAM)
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Seal of the UNAM's Faculty of Philosophy and Literature
Established 1910
Type Faculty
President Gloria Villegas, PhD.
Location Mexico City,  Mexico
Colors Black & Red        
Website [1]

The Department of Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Faculty of Philosophy and Literature) or FFyL of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) administers eleven divisions of the humanities offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Department is one of the largest, and most renowned, literature faculties in the Spanish-speaking world; the Alma Mater of Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz and a number of other important figures in Latin American literature.


The direct ancestor of Department was the High Studies National School, founded in 1910 by Justo Sierra as an attempt to establish graduate level degrees and research. The Faculty itself was created fourteen year later hosting four majors: Sciences, Philosophy, Literature, and Historic Sciences. The Department has always been one of the most dynamic schools at the university, adding additional majors along with separating Sciences programs into a new department.[1]


The Faculty is run by the Dean, currently Gloria Villegas Moreno, PhD., and is divided into eleven divisions offering undergraduate and graduate degrees:

  • History
  • Classic Philology
  • Pedagogy (Education)
  • Latin American Studies
  • Hispanic Philology
  • Philosophy
  • Geography
  • Theater and Dramatic Literature
  • Modern Literature (Italian, German, French, Portuguese, and English)
  • Library Science
  • Intercultural Development and Management

Location and facilities[edit]

The Faculty is located in Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City, housed in one main complex near the Faculty of Law and the Main Library. Department faculty conduct joint research projects with the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (IIE) and the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas (IIF).

Graduate programs[edit]

Graduate programs are offered in each division, and co-sponsor educational and research programs with other faculties at institutes all over the country.

Famous Alumni[edit]

Well-known figures of Mexican and Spanish language literature, culture, and philosophy who have either graduated from the Department, or worked therein:


External links[edit]

  • [2], official website (Spanish)