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PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND HIGHLIGHTS

Our outstanding Spanish program offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor in Spanish. Our B.A. in Spanish is certified by the California Department of Education. In addition to language proficiency, you’ll study the literature and cultures of Spanish, U.S. Hispanic, Mexican, Central American and South American peoples. Our caring professors bring a wealth of international experience to your education, but you’ll also learn from faculty visiting from Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile and many other countries.

Our many cultural immersion opportunities on campus include the Spanish Translation and Interpretation Club, social functions, weekend retreats and the International Latino Film Festival. We also encourage you to take part in full language and cultural immersion through our program’s unique study abroad options in Oaxaca, Mexico and León, Spain. There you can undertake meaningful service learning by combining your studies with an internship that makes a difference in the lives of local citizens. You’ll also have the option to participate in the CSU study abroad programs in Madrid or Granada, Spain, or Queretaro, Mexico.

All classes are taught in Spanish, from basic to advanced levels, with all four linguistic skills emphasized: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses in literature and civilization provide the opportunity for critical understanding of the cultural heritage of the Spanish-speaking world, including the US. The program also offers courses for Spanish Heritage Speakers.

Tertulias (social gatherings), weekend retreats, literary workshops and discussion on social and political contemporary issues provide ample opportunity for faculty and students to interact.

For the full description of the program, please visit this link:
Spanish Program Catalog Description.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of this program have found careers as: teachers, interpreters, literary or technical translators, international bankers or financiers, travel agents, Foreign Service officers, foreign correspondents, and airline employees. Many county, state, and federal agencies offer jobs for which knowledge of Spanish is either desirable or required. Some of our students have also found international job opportunities abroad.

Students studying abroad in Leon, Spain.