Spanish Language & Culture

The B.A. in Spanish offers you the opportunity to gain the cultural and linguistic proficiency that will enable you to understand and explore in depth different aspects of the Hispanic culture and the Spanish language. The program offers a variety of courses that focus on Culture, Linguistics, Literature, Spanish for the Professions, Civic Engagement and Translation, and it allows you to design the program of study that best fits your personal and professional interests. The program promotes global awareness and offers study abroad opportunities. A minor is required.

Students frequently combine their major in Spanish with a degree in areas such as:

  • Another language
  • Global Studies
  • International Business
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Sociology
  • Journalism
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences (Pre-Health, Pre-Medicine)
  • Latin American Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Education
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • History
  • Communication Studies
  • Art History
  • Political Science (Pre-Law)

Do you need help with your Spanish Writing?

The Spanish Tutoring & Writing Center is open to upper level Spanish students who wish to have additional help with their writing. To find out more, visit our webpage.

For information on specific courses available in Spanish, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

If you want to know what courses are being offered each semester, visit the Schedule of Classes.

The major and minor requirements are spelled out in the Spanish page of the Undergraduate Catalog. If you have questions regarding your college career/program that are not specific to obtaining a Spanish major or minor, please contact your assigned advisor, who would be best equipped to meet your needs.

Undergraduate Advisor:

Laura Lynn Horst

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Opportunities for Students of Spanish

Bilbao, Spain

Faculty Coordinator:
Dr. Iker González-Allende
OLDH 1026

Faculty Leader:
Montserrat Fuente Camacho

Bilbao is one of the most vibrant cities in Spain, nestled between beaches and mountains. At the University of Deusto, you will have many opportunities—Spanish language classes at all levels are available, as well as culture and business courses. During the semester program you can take advantage of education and business internships including service learning opportunities.

All CIDE Programs include guided cultural visits to places of interest, medical insurance, housing service, and academic and personal orientation (before and during the student's stay at the University of Deusto).

Upon the completion of any CIDE Program, students will receive an Official Academic Transcript from the University of Deusto, so that they can transfer the credits earned at Deusto in their home University.

Business & Spanish ProgramSpanish & Culture Program

Deusto Campus
Farol Da Barra

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Through the lens of language: Brazilian History, Culture and Society - Portuguese for Speakers of Spanish

Dr. Isabel Velázquez

This five-week program was designed for Spanish-speaking students interested in studying Portuguese while learning about Brazil’s history, culture and society in the context of Latin America and in relation to the United States.

This course is open to students who grew up speaking Spanish at home, and to mid/advanced second language learners of Spanish. In these five weeks, students will get a chance to leverage the Spanish they already know to develop a working knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese in classes that will specifically target metalinguistic awareness, common grammar pitfalls and particular phonological challenges faced by speakers of Spanish who are acquiring Portuguese as a third language.

The three key themes in this course are:

  • Identity, race and ethnicity in multilingual and multicultural societies
  • Social impact of economic reform in Latin America
  • Immigration and population movements in a global world

The site for this experience is the city of Salvador, in the State of Bahia, first historical capital of Brazil, and world heritage site according to UNESCO. Because of its history and geographical location on the Northeastern coast of Brazil, Bahia is the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture and one of the most biodiverse regions in the country. Importantly, Salvador is also the third-largest city in Brazil, and faces many of the social and economic challenges that are faced by other cities in the region currently undergoing accelerated urbanization.

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