Spanish major and minor
The Spanish major and minor are designed to develop basic skills in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Spanish. Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish, beginning with the first course. Your language level will be assessed through a placement test with placement recommended accordingly.
An integral part of the Spanish major or teaching licensure is a one-semester study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. You've heard it before, but it's really true: studying abroad expands your personal horizons and stretches your abilities. In today's global marketplace, study abroad makes you more attractive to employers who are looking for professionals with an international outlook and proven ability to adapt to other cultures. You will also be introduced to the idea of Heritage Language Learners you may have in your classrooms and will be taught the value of teaching language with a communicative purpose in mind.
A TESOL minor (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) is available.
The Spanish major can be completed in three years if you are a dedicated and ambitious student.