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Studying modern languages

As of Fall Semester 2018, Spanish language studies is housed in the Sociology & Human Services department. Additionally, we redesigned the program to immerse language study in cultural context, and renamed it Borders & Languages. If you are interested in studying Spanish, but have not yet declared it as a major or minor, please inquire about Borders & Languages.

Graduates who majored or minored in foreign languages apply their studies to careers in a variety of fields, including international business, the American Foreign Service, translation and interpretation, teaching, or social work. Many of our majors continue their studies at the graduate level in areas such as cultural studies, linguistics, and literature. Others use their language expertise to pursue advanced degrees in law, medicine, and other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

The department

Faculty for Borders & Languages (formerly Spanish) are in the Sociology & Human Services department, and are commit­ted to promoting international understanding through excellence in foreign language instruction. They all have native or near-native fluency in the languages they teach. In addition, they employ the most up-to-date methods to teach communication skills effectively.

Spanish major and minor options

El Centro de Muchos Colores

El Centro organizes events related to Latino and Spanish-speaking cultures. The center provides tutoring and information on scholarships and jobs. It is also equipped with a bilingual library and computers.