The Spanish major provides instruction in the language, the literature, and the cultures and civilizations of Spain and Spanish-America. Introductory courses offer panoramic overviews of the cultural and literary developments; the more advanced courses examine major authors, significant works, and important themes. At any level, representative literature is studied both as artistic achievement and as cultural expression within a socio-historical context. Secondary
certification in Spanish is also available—see Education.
Note: Students who major in Spanish should attain a reasonable knowledge of both Spanish and Spanish- American worlds. Students will be provided with a suggested reading list. In addition, it is highly recommended that students in this major spend time working or studying in a country where Spanish is the primary language.