Spanish

Student walking on campus

Program Description 

The Spanish major provides a base of knowledge in language, literature, culture, film, professional and medical Spanish that can prepare you for exciting careers and open many doors. The sequence of courses will lead to a senior capstone on a research topic that fascinates you, along with personalized mentoring for it. The major concentration in Spanish consists of a minimum of 21 upper-division semester hours of coursework. A Spanish major can be combined with another major or minor such as pre-med, education, and nursing, just to name a few. The mission of the Spanish program is to cultivate appreciation and respect of other cultures, sensitivity to issues of social justice, and the ability to communicate well with the people of those cultures in their language.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Advanced communication skills in Spanish 
  • The ability to develop multicultural perspectives and an understanding, appreciation and respect for another culture  
  • Critical and creative thinking in the target language 
  • Awareness of social justice in another region 
  • Insight into one’s own language and culture

Course Map 

Prospective Students 

Current Students 

Experiences 

  • Modern Languages Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad Programs
  • Courses focused around service learning
  • International Service Trips
  • Community Engagement at organizations such as the Cabot Clinic and the Guadalupe Center in Kansas City
  • SOL (Student Organization of Latinos) activities and opportunities for leadership as officers, etc.
  • Sigma Delta Pi (National Hispanic Honor Society)

Outcomes 

Graduates of the Spanish program pursue careers in:  

  • Medical Professions 
  • International Business  
  • Education 
  • International Foreign Affairs  
  • Law