In Spanish, the goals are to develop students’ skills in effective communication in order to understand the relationship between culture and language, gain information and insight into perspectives of Spanish speakers, and reflect on daily life in Spanish-speaking countries. Spanish majors are required to study one semester at an approved university in a country where the host language in spoken.
The Spanish program also provides significant explorations of vocational options through community-learning experiences. A degree in Spanish provides a broad liberal arts background that can be used as a basis for a variety of graduate programs as well as professional programs. Graduates are also prepared to work with various agencies in the U.S. and Spanish-speaking countries.
A student majoring in Spanish will complete 30 SH of course work above the intermediate level according to the following specifications:
- 9 hours grammar, linguistics and composition
- 9 hours literature
- 3 hours civilization of Spain
- 3 hours civilization of Latin America
- 6 hours electives from the above or related fields, such as art, anthropology, geography, political science of religion, taught in Spanish.
At least one semester of study in an approved university program is required.