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Spanish majors at Fort Lewis College use the language to deal in curiosity. You’ll explore Hispanic cultures and civilizations, Chicano and Spanish literature, international history, and regional art. You can study abroad in Latin America and Europe, and you’ll get to participate in the on-campus El Centro Hispano Resource Center. You’ll cultivate an international understanding that opens career opportunities across disciplines. And by graduation, you can engage with the people in Spanish-speaking cultures around the world.

 

Practice Spanish at El Centro de Muchos Colores!Opportunities

  • Study Abroad - We have one-semester and full-year study abroad opportunities, and we provide programs for you to travel and study abroad with your classmates and faculty.
  • Language Lab – The lab is equipped with interactive language-learning software in Spanish and numerous other languages beyond what we teach in our department. The lab is staffed by students who are native speakers or advanced in their language studies. If you desire extra help outside the classroom, our language lab coordinators offer tutoring assistance.
  • El Centro de Muchos Colores - In the heart of the Student Union, El Centro is the place where you can study, relax, and gather. It provides tutoring and information on scholarships and jobs, and you can access the bilingual library and computers for student use. El Centro organizes activities throughout the year for students and community members.
  • Spanish Language Club – The club allows you to grow your language skills outside the classroom through conversation, lunch gatherings, films, lectures, and group outings.
 

Beyond the Degree

Coursework in the Spanish program prepares you for academic and professional success. The linguistic competency and critical thinking skills acquired in your Spanish courses will prove valuable for subsequent academic or professional pursuits. In addition, your experiences at FLC can help you to understand Hispanic culture in a global context, develop an interest in contemporary issues, and prepare you to use Spanish in other aspects of life.

Once you graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, you are qualified to apply to any related graduate program around the world.

Earning this degree also leads to careers in such fields as:

  • Bilingual education
  • Community outreach
  • Cultural studies
  • Diplomacy
  • Education
  • Foreign journalism
  • Import-export industry
  • International business
  • Law
  • Legal advocacy
  • Linguistics
  • Peace Corps
  • School counseling
  • Social work
  • Tourism
  • Translation
  • U.S. Foreign Service

For any career, this degree establishes your competency in written and spoken communication, your multicultural awareness, and your ability to craft text- and theory-based analyses.

 

Outcomes

Our graduates are working with these organizations:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Colorado State Public Defenders
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Peace Corps
  • Teach for America

Our graduates have attended these graduate schools:

  • New Mexico State University
  • Portland State University School of Business
  • Prescott College
  • Universidad de Alcalá
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
  • University of Florida
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • University of Texas-Austin
 

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