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Bachelor of Arts

Develop language skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers, including teaching, communications, international relations and tourism.


Study one of the most spoken languages in the world that is the official language of over 21 countries and acquire proficiency in Portuguese. Develop the skills to pursue a variety of careers, in fields including teaching, communications, public relations, international relations, foreign service and tourism.

This degree introduces four key areas: Hispanic literature and culture, Hispanic linguistics, translation and interpretation, and Portuguese. Explore a wide range of topics, including Peninsular and Latin American literature and culture, Spanish phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics and professional and cognitive aspects of translation and interpretation.

Eligibility: Successful candidates will have completed Span 251 or 6th semester proficiency (determined by a language Evaluation) and have a GPA of at least 2.0.

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Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
College: College of Humanities

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

The curriculum for this degree program includes:

  • Spanish 350: Readings in the Literary Genres - Learn to analyze various literary works using appropriate theories and methodologies.
  • Spanish 341: Translation and Interpretation: Social Justice and Practice - Examine the social justice and cognitive aspects of translation and interpretation. This includes language policy and social justice goals for providing language services to limited and non-English speaking populations.
  • Spanish 360: The Structure of Spanish - Explore Spanish grammar and the study of hispanic linguistics in order to critically reflect and develop your command of the language.
  • Spanish 425: Advanced Grammar and Composition - Advanced themes of grammar with emphasis on the syntax of verbs and the acquisition of terminology and skills to facilitate analysis.
  • Spanish 441: Children's Literature in Spanish - This course offers a panoramic view of children and youth’s literature in Spanish. The student will be introduced to the evolution of universal history, fairy tales, folk (Latin American as well as American Mexican children’s literature).
  • Spanish 473: Spanish for the Classroom Teacher of Spanish -  Practical Spanish for the elementary and secondary school subject-matter teacher who uses Spanish as the medium of instruction.
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