Students in the Spanish program learn skills in writing and in
speaking, knowledge of important aspects of Spanish civilization
including geography, history, art, social customs, cuisine,
business practices and the political life of Spain. Students become
familiar with Spanish literature and analysis of texts from
original works. They learn the art of creative writing and
journalism and publish their works with faculty members in literary
Students who opt for a teaching career are encouraged to take a
course in the Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching. All
students are encouraged to participate in summer abroad programs in
Argentina and in Spain, specifically trips to Cádiz and Madrid,
where they can master important linguistic, cultural and social
skills in addition to course work. There are also internships
in this country in local Spanish institutions.
This program will prepare graduates
Demonstrate the ability to understand,
speak, write, and read the Spanish language.
- Communicate with educated native speakers of the language of
Spain or Latin American countries on a variety of topics, fluently,
without making serious errors in pronunciation or choice of
- Read and demonstrate understanding of a Spanish or Latin
American newspaper or an article of general interest.
- Write letters on subjects of interest and express opinions on
- Master advanced grammar and composition writing.
Demonstrate understanding of the values of
Spanish and Latin American culture, social, historical, political
and every day aspects of life.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the geography, history, social
customs, the arts, government and political life of Spain and Latin
- Model the social skills necessary to successfully interact with
Spanish and Latin American people around the world.
Demonstrate understanding and familiarity
with major literary periods, theoretical perspectives of esthetics
of language and historical and social values reflected in
- Distinguish literary periods, and the esthetics of different
literary Spanish and Latin American genres.
- Analyze reflected social values, literary practices, and
contemporary literary criticism.