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Why Spanish?

Spanish is spoken worldwide by more than 572 million people and is the official or co-official language in 21 countries, the UN, and the European Union: it is the third most spoken language in the world, the first in the Americas, and the second in the USA. With more than 58 million speakers, the US has the second largest population of Spanish speakers in the world.

At a global and national level, proficiency in Spanish has become an indispensable strength in many professional fields. Whether you are interested in the impact of global warming and rising sea levels, in national and international social issues, or in a career in business entrepreneurship, health, law, social sciences, engineering, US government, education... Spanish gives you the opportunity of being one step ahead. Learning Spanish lets you develop the language skills and cultural awareness needed to successfully interact in a wide range of situations.

Spanish is considered one of the easiest languages for a native English speaker to learn. Spanish is a great way to strengthen your CV and improve your national and international career prospects when paired with another B.A or B.S degree. The Department's knowledgeable instructors and a methodology focused on language proficiency and intercultural communication, with ample opportunities to interact with different native speakers inside and outside the classroom, will allow you to improve your language skills and cultural know-how.


Core Faculty


Martha Daas

Martha Daas

Associate Professor & Chair

Luis Guadaño

Luis Guadaño

Associate Professor

Spanish Minor Advisor

Angelica Huizar

Angelica Huizar

Associate Professor

Andrew Gordus

Andrew Gordus

Associate Professor

Spanish Major Advisor


Paloma Sugg

Paloma Sugg

Lecturer

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell

Lecturer

Paula Crites

Paula Crites

Lecturer