With more than 400 million people speaking Spanish worldwide and the Hispanic culture’s growing influence worldwide, Mason gives you an opportunity to better understand the Spanish language and cultures.
The department’s courses and programs connect you with an internationally-renowned faculty that will guide your exploration of the language through reading and writing with an emphasis on the culture of the Hispanic world of 20 Spanish-speaking countries, including the United States.
In the undergraduate degrees offered by the Spanish Program, you will learn about the history, politics, literature, culture, geography, and economics of Spanish-speaking countries and have the opportunity to study abroad in Ecuador and Spain.
At the graduate level, there are three different interdisciplinary MA concentrations incorporating Spanish, as well as an online graduate certificate in Spanish Heritage Language Education.
Online lecture by Dr. Nelson Flores (University of Pennsylvania)
In this talk, one of four in the 2021-22 Spanish Heritage Language Education lecture series, Dr. Nelson Flores argues that the construct of “academic language” frames racialized students as linguistically deficient and he proposes "language architecture" as an alternative.Details »