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SPANISH

YOUR 
COMPETITIVE
EDGE.

What is it about Spanish that makes it worth studying?

Cultural Awareness
Spanish brings you face-to-face with the compelling socio-political issues of our time, from immigration to the drug war. It opens a door onto one of the great literary work of all time, Cervantes’s Don Quixote, as well those of 11 Nobel Prize-winning authors. You’ll gain cultural exposure to countries that collectively have won 10 World Cup soccer titles; not to mention the art of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Diego Rivera; the home of Mexican salsa, Spanish guitar, and Argentine tango; and the archeological wonders of Machu Picchu and the Aztec pyramids. The Spanish language connects you with the U.S. Latino community, great food and music.

Employment Opportunities
Spanish speakers earned on average $300 more monthly for being bilingual. They are in high demand in government, diplomacy, police forces, military service, business, nursing, environmental science, education, advertising, and mass media. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language by native speakers. It the second language in the U.S. It is the official language of 21 countries.

Stronger Verbal and Critical Thinking Skills
Learning to read, listen, speak, and write in Spanish is the best way to strengthen critical thinking skills in your native language necessary for graduate level entrance exams and successful performance in all advanced studies at the graduate level.

Meet Our Spanish Faculty

  • Judith Stallings-Ward

    Judith Stallings-Ward

    “I love teaching works of literature for the sheer pleasure of personal engagement with aesthetic reality that has bearing on our everyday lives. Literature enriches our knowledge of what it means to be a human being and empowers our capacity for meaningful action.” Read More
  • Kaitlin E. Thomas

    Kaitlin E. Thomas

    “What excites me most about teaching Spanish language and culture is exposing students to all of the tremendous possibilities that becoming bilingual can open up. Education, law, government, business, medicine, and so much more—Spanish is there!” Read More
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