The program provides students with the skills and opportunities to achieve ever-greater fluency along with knowledge to make cross-cultural comparisons through the study of the Spanish-speaking world.
Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
Introductory courses focus on language acquisition along with an introduction to Hispanic cultures. Intermediate courses provide a thorough review of grammatical components and place much more emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Advanced courses continue to develop writing and conversational skills and expand knowledge of the Latin world through the study of culture and literature. The program allows students to study abroad and provides civic engagement projects within the Newberry community and surrounding areas.
Requirements for a major in Spanish require 38 credit hours:
- 20 hours: Spanish fundamental courses
- 18 hours: Spanish electives level 303 and above
Spanish majors who exempt Spanish 101, and/or 102, through placement tests, AP credit, or CLEP scores, will exempt 3-6 hours in the major.
Requirements for a minor in Spanish require 19 credit hours:
- 13 hours: Spanish fundamental courses
- 6 hours: Select Spanish electives level 301 and above
Spanish minors who exempt Spanish 101, and/or 102, through placement tests, AP credit, or CLEP scores, will exempt 3-6 hours in the minor.
- Civil Service Worker
- Intelligence Officer
- Cultural Advisor
- ProfessorDevelopment Consultant
- Translator / Interpreter
- Foreign Correspondent
- Language Researcher
- Travel Agent
- Foreign Service Officer
- Travel Writer
- World Health Org Officer
- Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
- International Development Consultant
- International Business Consultant
Professor of Spanish
Mary J. Shepherd
Assistant Professor of Spanish, Study Abroad Coordinator