- Undergrad Education
- First Year Seminar
- General Education
- Language Proficiency
- Service Learning
- Business Admin
- Cinematic Arts & Technology
- Collaborative Health & Human Services
- Communication Design
- Computer Science and Information Technology
- Environmental Science, Technology & Policy
- Environmental Studies
- Global Studies
- Human Communication
- Integrated Studies
- Japanese Language & Culture
- Liberal Studies
- Marine Science
- Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Visual & Public Art
- World Languages & Cultures
- International Programs
- AA-T/AS-T Programs
The major in Spanish prepares students to be active participants in an ever-shrinking and increasingly interdependent global world. The Spanish program prepares students for this global interdependence by developing their literacy in Spanish and in matters relative to multiculturalism and cultural diversity. We also aim to help Spanish heritage speakers maintain and further develop their language skills.
Students will attain an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish according to the criteria of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines. Students will also acquire a reasonable understanding and knowledge of Hispanic cultures through the study of literature, history, art, social science, philosophy, etc. in a variety of courses taught in Spanish and English. As students plan their programs, they select a specific area of concentration (literature, culture, language) in which to acquire a more profound knowledge relative to their particular interests and goals. Additionally, students will engage in real-life learning via their service learning experiences where they will have opportunities to work with public and private agencies on projects that integrate their language skills with community needs. Finally, in students’ Senior Capstone projects they will have the opportunity to demonstrate thorough understanding of a topic of interest to them.
The program prepares graduates for successful careers as professionals in teaching, business and technology, travel, tourism, governmental and nongovernmental agencies, and for graduate study in hispanic languages and literatures, Chicano/Latino studies, linguistics, translation and interpretation, TESOL, or focused international disciplines such as policy, management and business.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies > School of World Languages and Cultures
Some courses are offered in whole or in part online.
Associated Course Codes
WLC ~ SPAN
- Minor in Latin American Studies
- Minor in Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures
- Minor in Hispanic Cultures and History