The Spanish program imparts in students the skills, knowledge and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in Spanish-speaking cultures around the world.

Courses range from language and grammar to literature and film, and the major can be tailored to the cultural and career interests of the student. All entering freshmen must receive language placement for languages with which they have prior experience to determine their beginning course level for that language.

The Spanish major and minor are associated with the Department of Modern Languages. A major generally requires 10 courses depending on entry-level placement, and a minor generally requires 5-6 courses, depending on entry-level placement. All modern language majors must spend a minimum of one semester on a study abroad program, course of study, or internship approved by the language program director. Additional information is available in the W&J College Catalog.



Amparo Alpanes
Amparo Alpanes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Andrea Cencich
Andrea Cencich
Adjunct Professor of Spanish

H.J. Manzari, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Maribel Vazquez Manzari
Maribel Vazquez Manzari, M.Ed.
Instructor of Spanish

Christy P. Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish; Language Coordinator, International Business
Katherine Ternes
Katherine M. Ternes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish