Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the United States.
Our students know that learning Spanish is prepares them them for success in a multilingual world. In the Spanish department, 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 classes have between five and eighteen students, 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.
Not sure where to start? Contact Gina Brown to schedule a Spanish Placement Exam.
Learn through Innovation
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 can develop sophisticated, thesis-driven essays supported with evidence from primary and secondary sources.
In addition, our students use a range of multimedia tools including smart classrooms, blogs, videocasts, and podcasts to enhance their learning experience. Check out the video that students created to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Spanish major at F&M here!
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
News and Events
Kimberly Potowski, professor of Spanish linguistics in the Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, reflects on problems with American education policy at...Read More
Sandra Cisneros, a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and a noted author and activist, chose a different way to discuss the immigration question during her recent visit to Franklin &...Read More