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Spanish Studies

The world’s second language, and yours too

 

Spanish is the second-most popular language in the world, spoken by more than 400 million people. A major in Spanish Studies enables students to communicate with people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds and helps foster understanding between cultures in our global society.

The ability to use a foreign language and to employ knowledge about another culture is highly valued by the business and professional communities, and multilingualism and intercultural competence are essential credentials for leadership today in diverse fields. Our graduates choose a variety of career paths: some become teachers, translators or interpreters; others are employed in publishing, broadcasting, government, international travel, financial services or other areas of international business. Coupled with other expertise acquired in joint or double majors, Spanish majors have opportunities in international marketing, advertising and other communications industries. Some students enter careers with international organizations such as the United Nations, International Red Cross or the World Health Organization, while others go on to advanced degrees in preparation for work in international law, diplomacy and college teaching.

 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Oral Communication
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Social Issues in Literature
  • Politics and Literature
  • Literature and Language as Expression of Distinct Cultures
  • History of the Language
  • Great Authors and Themes
  • Film Studies
  • The Spanish-Speaking Countries of the World

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Education
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Diplomacy
  • Business and Industry
  • Law Enforcement and National Security

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Literature/Linguistics Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • International Relations/Public Policy
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice

What’s special about this program?

Language study 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. 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. Opportunities abound for access to multilingual communities through technology, as well as through study abroad.

Get Involved

HOLA Hispanic Student Association

Hablar Sin Parar 

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH113

College Mathematics or higher

 

SPAN107

 

Spanish III - Intermediate

SPAN200

 

Spanish Composition and Grammar

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Elective Course

 

SPAN201

Spanish Reading and Composition

 

SPAN205

Spanish Conversation

 

 

University Breadth  Course

 

  Elective Course
ARTH239                  

Art and Architecture of Europe: Contemporary Spanish Art

 

ECON342

Studies in International Economics: Spanish and Latin American Economics

 

SPAN300

Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition

 

SPAN302

Survey of Contemporary Spanish Literature

 

SPAN306

Practical Oral/Written Expression

 

SPAN308

Contemporary Spain

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

SPAN416

 

Cervantes: Don Quijote

SPAN472

 

Sugar, Salsa, and Santería

SPAN490

 

Capstone Course
 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

Go Global at UD

This major is eligible for the following programs:

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