Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the United States.
For over 100 years, the Faculty in the Department of Spanish and Linguistics has been preparing students for success in a multilingual world. In our classes, we learn through culture, collaboration and reflection:
- Our language courses incorporate relevant and current social debates through the news, art, history, film, music and literature.
- Our small class size which creates an atmosphere of discussion and close collaboration between students and faculty.
- We foster intellectual engagement across the Spanish curriculum by offering students the tools to reflect critically on the cultural practices, products and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world and their own.
Learn through Innovation
Our faculty is deeply engaged in creating innovative learning environments that reflect advances within our fields of expertise and in second-language pedagogy. Our students use a range of multimedia tools including smart classrooms, blogs, videocasts, and podcasts to enhance their learning experience and promote language proficiency.
Our cutting-edge Spanish Writing Center supports Spanish majors and minors as they develop advanced-level writing skills. By the time they graduate, our majors and minors have had ample opportunities to develop sophisticated, thesis-driven essays supported with evidence from primary and secondary sources.
Learn through Exploration
From day one, Spanish majors and minors are actively engaged in developing practical speaking, reading and writing skills beyond the classroom.
We provide internships and volunteer opportunities to use Spanish in the local community, and study abroad is a goal for all of our students. To learn more about our Community Based Learning Program and Summer Travel Grants for Spanish Majors, read on!
Honors in Spanish
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