Beyond teaching you one of the most widely spoken languages on the planet, our Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish program immerses you in the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The major focuses on the development of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills so you can converse in Spanish on non-specialized and everyday life topics, as well as read and understand Spanish in specialized fields. Faculty also enable you to achieve cultural awareness and understanding through the study of major fictional and nonfictional works both in Peninsular and Latin American culture.
Our goal is for you to become respectful and responsible participants in today’s culturally diverse global society. One way to accomplish that is through study abroad. Students have the opportunity to sharpen their Spanish-speaking skills while studying abroad in Latin America and Spain. One of YHC’s study abroad partners, Pompeu Fabra University, is a modern and highly prestigious public university widely considered to be one of the best academic institutions in Spain and on the European continent.
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. This allows you to develop proficiency in more than one language. All courses are taught in the original language and within the cultural context of its native speakers, including literature, film, performing arts and popular culture.
You will achieve a level of proficiency in Spanish that will allow you to succeed both academically and professionally. Foreign language skills are a valuable asset in a wide range of careers such as:
• International business
• Nonprofit work
• Health care
• Translation and interpretation
Questions? Contact Associate Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Department Chair Dr. Diana Santiago.