As our world quickly becomes one vast global village, the study of Spanish is vital to communication and greatly broadens career options.
|Program Type||Format||Credit Hours|
|Major, Minor||On Campus||120 (18 for minor)|
Why Study Spanish at Wilkes?
Small class sizes, individualized attention and the flexibility to combine the Spanish major with a wide range of other programs enables you to create a program uniquely your own. Double-majors are encouraged, as are a large choice of interesting minors to tailor the program to meet your goals.
A key component of your experience as a Spanish major is the freedom to travel. Opportunities include study abroad in Colombia or Spain, and summer trips to Peru with your professor and fellow students. You can earn three to 15 credits per trip, and scholarships are available for study abroad programs.
Interested in research? Advanced students can work on grant-funded literature research with Professor Paola Bianco.
What Will You Learn as a Spanish Student?
- You’ll master the fundamentals of Spanish, with an emphasis on speaking, reading, writing and understanding through discussion, oral presentations and role-playing.
- You’ll learn both practical skills, including health care, law enforcement, business and social services, as well as courses focused on the understanding of Hispanic culture, history and art.
- The study of historical, cultural, economic, and political development of the countries of Latin America will be examined, including the Pre-Columbian cultures of the Maya, Aztec and Inca.
- Spanish literature is explored from Romanticism through contemporary literary periods, including a variety of genres.
- You’ll develop skills in critical thinking, intercultural knowledge and an appreciation of global cultures.