Exposure to other peoples’ languages
and cultures is an enriching experience that benefits all students, regardless
of professional interests or fields of specialization. In fact, double majoring or minoring in a
foreign language, particularly Spanish due to its pervasiveness in the United
States, increases future job prospects and feasibility of graduate work.
As such, the Spanish major provides
instruction in the language, literatures and cultures of the Hispanic world
(including Spain, South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and the
United States). Intermediate courses
offer panoramic overviews of linguistic, literary and cultural
developments. Advanced courses in
literature and culture take a thematic approach to major literary and cultural
developments in the Hispanic world.
Advanced courses in language address practical language applications in
the areas of service, translation, business and medicine. Secondary certification in Spanish is also
The Spanish program seeks (1) to
provide students with a highly-marketable and practical tool: the ability to
communicate in a pervasive modern language other than English and (2) to foster
cross-cultural understanding among students through study of the diverse
cultures of the Hispanic world as they are manifested in art, literature, film,
politics, history, religion, philosophy, education, business and medicine.
a globally-engaged world citizen who is able to communicate across
linguistic and cultural boundaries, developing competencies essential for
thriving within a multicultural and polyglot workforce.
in interdisciplinary learning within the Spanish major, studying art,
literature, film, politics, history, religion, philosophy, education,
business and medicine within the Hispanic context.
in study abroad opportunities across the Hispanic World, in Spain, the
Caribbean, Mexico, Central America or South America.
in immersion experiences locally, working with Wilson’s Migrant Education
Program or the Chambersburg Hispanic American Center.
to future employers or graduate schools that you are prepared for today’s
global and polyglot community.
As bilingual scholars and employees,
Spanish majors are particularly poised to enter the workforce in a vast array
of fields, including: