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Master Spanish while exploring politics and international relations

 

The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Political Science is designed for students who wish to combine advanced study of the Spanish language with a comprehensive background in Political Science and International Relations. The Spanish coursework included in the Spanish and History major will enable students to communicate with people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds and foster understanding between cultures in our global society. The required coursework in Political Science exposes students to the theories, institutions and processes of political systems and their functions within complex societies. The combination of these two areas allows students to enhance their skills and gain a more worldly perspective by studying both the language and political relations of the Spanish-speaking world.


The B.A. in Spanish and Political Science prepares students for a variety of career paths, including government and international diplomacy, work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), law school and legal practice and primary and secondary education.

 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Oral communication and advanced grammar
  • Literary and cultural studies
  • Great authors and works of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Film and media studies
  • Humanitarian issues in literature and culture
  • Political perspectives in literature and culture
  • Reading, writing and research skills
  • Political Science
  • International Relations

CAREER OPTIONS 

  • Government and International Diplomacy
  • Work with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Law School and Legal Practice
  • Graduate Studies in Political Science and International Relations
  • Primary, Secondary and Higher Education
  • Graduate Studies in Language, Literature and Culture

What's special about this program?

The study of language and politics at the University of Delaware is part of a broad, multicultural education that is integral to success in many different fields in today’s global environment. In Spanish courses, a proficiency-oriented communicative approach develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, while an emphasis on social and cultural knowledge equips students to interact within the target culture confidently and successfully. In Political Science courses, students examine the structure of governments and their historical evolution over time, as well as the question of how governmental authority is established and maintained in different eras and different societies. Opportunities abound for access to multilingual communities through technology, as well as through study abroad programs hosted by both departments.

Get Involved

HOLA Hispanic Student Association 

Hablar Sin Parar 

International Relations Club

Amnesty International

International Justice Mission

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

POSC150

Introduction to American Politics

 

POSC240

Introduction to Global Politics

 

SPAN107

Spanish III - Intermediate

 

SPAN200

Spanish Composition and Grammar

 

UNIV101

First Year Experience

 

 

MATH Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
POSC270

Introduction to Comparative Politics

 

POSC310

European Governments

 

SPAN201

Spanish Reading and Composition

 

SPAN302

 

Survey of Spanish Literature
 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
POSC300

Research Methods for Political Science

 

POSC401

Topics in Law and Politics

 

POSC441

Contemporary Politics by Country

 

SPAN325

Spanish Civilization and Culture

 

SPAN455

Lovers and Heroes

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

2nd Writing Course

 

 

Discovery Learning Experience

 

  Elective Courses
POSC409

Topics in World Politics

 

POSC442

Topics in European Politics

 

SPAN416

Cervantes: Don Quijote

 

SPAN472

Sugar, Salsa & Santería

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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