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Academics + Programs Bachelor of Arts Modern Languages-Concentration in Spanish

Bachelor of Arts Modern Languages-Concentration in Spanish

Program description

Our program offers introductory level Spanish courses both in a blended format, face-to-face and online, and fully online course offerings. We also have a Spanish as a Heritage Language course that meets the needs of our bilingual and Heritage speakers so as to develop their skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
It is possible to complete the Minor in Modern Languages concentration Spanish or the Second program of Study online, and most of our advanced level Spanish content area course offerings are offered online as well.
Our intermediate level courses are offered every semester both face-to-face and online.
Students who place into Spanish 313 Spanish Language and Culture III or Spanish 314 Spanish Heritage Language and Culture can enroll in one Spanish course per semester and complete the degree requirements for a Major in Modern Languages Spanish within eight semesters.

What can you do with this degree?

Pursuing this degree prepares students for the bilingual reality in which the US is the second largest Spanish Speaking country and is on target to be the largest Spanish speaking country by 2050. With 600 million Spanish Speakers worldwide and over 50 million Spanish Speakers in the US, Spanish is the world’s fourth most spoken language.

Our program works to make our students culturally competent and proficient in Spanish so as to carry out not only everyday conversations and tasks in the target language, but also prepare them for the transnational workforce in which they are competitive, problem solvers, and critical thinkers.

As a bilingual professional, students can expect to get preference on the job market and earn potentially 70 to 80 dollars more per hour over the course of their career.

Possible career options for students earning this degree are:

  • Health Care Bilingual Professional
  • Human Resources Bilingual Professional
  • Work in Non-Profit or Social Work
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • International Program Director
  • Government Linguist
  • College Professor
  • Transnational Project Manager
  • Linguist/Analyst

Degree requirements

For complete degree requirements, follow this link.

Resources

Students should contact the Director of Modern Languages, Dr. Gregory Robinson, grobins2@emporia.edu, or the Coordinator of Modern Languages, Dr. Rachel Spaulding, rspauldi@emporia.edu.

Students can also join the Spanish Honors Society (Sigma Delta Pi) and the Spanish Club.


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