Studying the language and literature of the Spanish culture helps us understand and appreciate that culture's world view, as well as gives us new insights into our own culture. More than 80 agencies of the federal government rely on professionals with intermediate to high-level competence in foreign languages. Additionally, American multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations need people with foreign language abilities to compete effectively in their global markets. If you can communicate in Spanish, you will have an edge over employees who are fluent in only English.

The Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department offers Spanish language courses that will teach you grammar, word usage, and conversational style.Although the courses do not offer Spanish sign language you will be introduced to some elements of the sign language. Also, if you want to acquire oral/aural skills, arrangements can be made on an individual basis. Courses in Spanish literature with English translation examine how the culture and language have contributed to and changed our language and society. A series of co-curricular activities such as lectures, museum visits, student exchanges, and clubs is also promoted by the Department.

Expand Your Skills
  • Consider graduate school
  • Add a double major or a minor to add to your concentration
  • Study Abroad
  • Develop strong written communication skills
  • Become fluent in your foreign language
  • Build teamwork skills and friendships while problem solving with other students
  • Become familiar with current events in Spanish speaking countries
  • Make friends with students from Hispanic cultures
Career Options
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  • Proofreader
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  • Public Relations Specialist
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  • Translator
Professional Organizations
  • American Translators Association
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Modern Language Association of America
  • National Council for Languages and International Study
  • Association of Language Managers and Instructors in Government
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