Bachelor of Arts
Communication Arts, Languages & Literature
Spanish students study the language, literature, linguistics, history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Spanish is also an excellent complement to majors in Education, Business Administration, Economics, Politics & Government, Biology, Recreation & Outdoor Recreation, Sociology, Psychology, Exercise & Sport Science and Environment & Sustainability. Students can understand and speak Spanish fluently and work in a myriad of professional fields.
The Spanish program has two tracks: the Standard Major and K-12 Licensure Emphasis.
The Standard major prepares students for positions with the federal government or major corporations concerned with international business. They are also prepared for a variety of other positions, such as teachers, court interpreters and business managers.
The K-12 Licensure emphasis qualifies students for the State of Colorado Licensure in Spanish Education. Graduates of either emphasis gain an understanding of and fluency in speaking, reading, writing and listening to Spanish; are acquainted with the phonology of modern Spanish dialects and explore the sound system; can read, discuss, critique and appreciate the literary value of Hispanic literature; and are familiar with and appreciate Hispanic civilization and culture. Students majoring in other programs can earn the 18-credit Spanish Minor, which equips them with a fundamental understanding of the Spanish language and culture in a variety of settings.
Career Opportunities include:
- International Business
- Banking Foreign/Diplomatic Service
- Travel Industry Media or Public Relations
- Peace Corps
- Bilingual Medical or Health Worker
- Foreign Correspondent