Spanish Department

Introduction

The study of Spanish contributes to the education of a student in many ways:

  • It stimulates and directs the acquisition of a national and international understanding by developing knowledge of the civilization, literature and language of one or more of the modern nations, which is a part of a cultural and liberal education.
  • It develops accuracy and precision in the use of language as an instrument for the comprehension and communication of ideas.
  • It offers training in the reading knowledge of foreign languages essential to advanced study in most fields of learning.
  • It is of practical value in diplomatic service, business and industry or foreign trade.
  • It prepares the student to qualify for secondary or elementary school instruction or, after graduate study, for instruction on the college level in Spanish.