Foreign Language, Concentration: Spanish

Bachelor of Arts

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Program Intro

Majoring in Spanish fosters a deep understanding of other cultures, languages and literatures, preparing students to play an active role in today’s globalizing world. Students in this major learn new languages, explore fascinating cultures and come to know other societies firsthand.

Department of English and World Languages

Majoring in Spanish fosters a deep understanding of other cultures, languages and literatures, preparing students to play an active role in today’s globalizing world. Students in this major learn new languages, explore fascinating cultures and come to know other societies firsthand.

Spanish Curriculum

In the Spanish degree program, you’ll take a balance of general education courses, College of Humanities, Education & Social Science core courses and Spanish courses. Majoring in Spanish fosters a deep understanding of other cultures, languages and literatures, preparing students to play an active role in today’s globalizing world.

Students in this major learn new languages, explore fascinating cultures and come to know other societies firsthand.

You can currently complete this degree at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Build your Spanish skills as well as your global worldview.

Spanish Course of Study

SAMPLE COURSES

  • FLL 10300 – Freshman Experience Worldviews
  • SPAN 10100 – Spanish Level I

Broaden your immersion in the language and cultural knowledge.

Spanish Course of Study

SAMPLE COURSES

  • SPAN 20100 – Spanish Level III
  • SPAN 26100 – Spanish Composition

Deepen your conversational skills and your written expertise.

Spanish Course of Study

SAMPLE COURSES

  • SPAN 36500 – Spanish Conversation
  • SPAN 30700 – Commercial Spanish

Venture into the classroom for a supervised teaching experience.

Spanish Course of Study

SAMPLE COURSES

  • SPAN 48200 – Latin American Civilization
  • SPAN 51100  – Advanced Spanish Conversation

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Spanish Concentration Highlights

Why do employers want Spanish majors?

Spanish majors receive training in reading, writing, and critical thinking in Spanish. The major is flexible and allows you to easily double major if you wish to pair your Spanish degree with something else. Employers in all areas – including nursing, business, education, and social work – want to hire people with the ability to engage their clients and customers in English and Spanish.

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Spanish Concentration Outcomes

In addition to their academic training, our students are highly engaged through their classes or their membership in the Spanish Club in learning about the Hispanic community in Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland, and across the world through study abroad opportunities.  The Spanish major will help you to see your place in your neighborhood and across the globe.

Beyond the Classroom

The Spanish Club at Purdue Northwest is dedicated to maintaining and expanding Latin American and Spanish culture and language through our activities. As an active organization, weekly meetings occur to promote interaction of multi-cultural students and activities throughout campus.

Having the opportunity to study [abroad] and work in Spain… The experience provided me with a great opportunity to ‘try out’ living and working abroad before I fully committed to a career in international journalism.

Having the opportunity to study [abroad] and work in Spain… The experience provided me with a great opportunity to ‘try out’ living and working abroad before I fully committed to a career in international journalism.

PNW offered a perfect college experience for me. The connections and relationships I’ve made are my favorite thing about attending.

Emily Weber-Brokke, ’21, Political Science and Spanish

Dr. Montalvo used his PNW's bachelor's degree in Spanish as a springboard for a career in higher education. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Graceland University in Iowa where he teaches classes in Spanish language and cultures.

Jonathan Montalvo, Ph.D.
Spanish
Lares, Puerto Rico

Meet the Faculty

José Castro-Urioste

José Castro-Urioste, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

Assen Kokalov

Assen Kokalov, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Kokalov is Associate Professor of Spanish who teaches all levels of Spanish language courses as well as courses on Latin American literature, culture, and film.

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Cindy Torres

Continuing Lecturer

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