The Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish is designed to provide preparation in the language, literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The major focuses on the development of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills in order to facilitate your ability to converse in Spanish on non-specialized and everyday life topics, as well as to read and understand Spanish in specialized fields. The program will also enable you to achieve cultural awareness and understanding of the Hispanic world through the study of major fictional and nonfictional works both in Peninsular and Latin American culture.
You will achieve a level of proficiency in Spanish that will allow you to succeed both academically and profesionally. Knowledge of Spanish is a valuable asset in a wide range of careers such as journalism, international business, education, law and health care.
The Department of Foreign Languages at YHC also offers a Spanish minor program as well as Spanish and French courses for non-majors at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. All language courses are taught in the original language and within the cultural context of its native speakers, including literature, film, performing arts and popular culture.
The department is dedicated to offering students the opportunity to develop proficiency in more than one language. Our instructors strive to educate students to become knowledgeable and responsible participants in today's culturally diverse global society. To this end, YHC students can also participate in our new study abroad programs in Latin America, Spain, France, Italy and Asia, among other locations. Our extensive study abroad and international programs engage the College community in meaningful international experiences.
For more information, contact Dr. Diana I. Santiago, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Foreign Language Department.