Spanish and Hispanic Studies


As a Spanish and Hispanic Studies major, you’ll gain fluency in the Spanish language, learn about contemporary daily life in Latin America and Spain, and hone your analytical skills through literature courses.

  • Get your passport to the future and become a citizen of the new global society — where old boundaries are being erased — by becoming comfortable with languages and cultures different from your own.
  • Take profession-focused courses such as Spanish for Business and Spanish for The Health Professions.
  • Study for a year, a semester, or a summer in a Spanish-speaking country.

The department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies offers two Bachelor of Arts degrees: 1) Spanish and Hispanic Studies and 2) Latin American Studies (LAST).

Course Examples by Year


Advanced Spanish Grammar
Writing in Spanish


Panorama of Spanish (or Latin American) Literature
Oral Communication in Spanish


Culture of Spain (or Latin America)
Popular Cultures of Spanish Speaking Countries
Service Learning in the Latino Community


Cervantes and the Renaissance
Afro-Hispanic Literature
Senior Seminar

Where Graduates Go

Spanish graduates now have careers in business, government, health care, law, education, and communications. Practically every career is enhanced by knowing Spanish!