The MA in foreign languages with a concentration in Spanish offers an opportunity to study a variety of topics – from the traditional academic study of the language, literature, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to less traditional subjects such as film studies and literature from the many Spanish-speaking regions of the world. This unique array leads to an in-depth liberal arts experience in scholarship that allows students to experience the full spectrum of the cultures surrounding the language.
The MA in foreign languages with a concentration in French and Spanish allows graduate students to pursue a multilingual path of scholarship and an array of international opportunities. This expanded concentration combines the basic requirements of the concentrations in French and Spanish with additional opportunities for electives and an optional thesis.
The concentration in Spanish/Bilingual Multicultural Education in the MA in foreign languages combines courses in Spanish with courses in multicultural education offered through the School of Education and Human Development. This concentraton prepares individuals to effectively teach in bilingual and multicultural settings. Licensure is available with minimal additional coursework beyond the degree.
In the BA in foreign languages with a concentration in Spanish students develop skills in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. They also learn enough about the culture of the Hispanic world to function as an educated person in any of the 20 Spanish-speaking countries including the United States. Foreign language majors who concentrate in Spanish go on to work in a wide range of careers including business, education, law and law enforcement, social services, health professions, and international organizations.
A minor in Spanish develops skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish at an advanced level. Completion of the minor program, particularly if it includes study abroad in a Spanish-speaking area, prepares students to provide Spanish-langugage support in public and professional situations and environments.