The acquisition of Spanish as a second language and a better understanding of the culture and literature of Spain and Latin America.
Students will have access to faculty holding PhDs in the field who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching. The size of our department allows faculty to mentor students on a one-on-one basis. We get to know our majors and minors well, being able to effectively direct them in the course of their studies and future career goals.
Students have the opportunity to travel and study in Spain (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo) and Mexico (University of Guanajuato, Guanajuato) thanks to the Department’s partnership with foreign universities.
While the possibilities are endless, a great number of Spanish majors go on to enjoy successful careers in teaching, international business, and translation. Once completing our program, a number also continue their studies of Spanish language and literature at the graduate level. A knowledge of Spanish enhances opportunities in just about any professional field.
Spanish students are encouraged to participate in our popular Spanish club. Run by students with the guidance of a faculty member, this club hosts many activities such as a film series, helping local businesses with translation and offering a free course in English as a Second Language for the local Hispanic community. Spanish majors and minors can also join Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honor Society
Tech classrooms and a state of the art language laboratory foster the acquisition of German at the lower and upper division courses.
While the Spanish faculty offer a wide variety of courses, some of the more specific areas of specialization include Phonetics, Business Spanish, Mexican Cinema, and the literature of Spain and Latin America.