W&J’s Spanish program offers courses that cover all areas of vibrant, Spanish-speaking cultures, from language and grammar to literature and film. Our faculty are proud to teach students language fluency as well as the cultural awareness to interact with native speakers from communities all over the world.
Because of the range of courses we offer, the Spanish major can easily be tailored to fit the goals and interests of the student. Incoming freshmen must receive a language placement for languages with which they have prior experience to determine their beginning course level for that language.
In addition to opportunities to study abroad, Spanish majors are required to complete a semester abroad, as well as a capstone project, to augment the skills and knowledge they gain in the classroom. Additionally, opportunities for networking include membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.
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The mission of the Department of Modern Languages is to impart to all W&J students the skills, knowledge, and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in culturally appropriate ways with speakers of languages other than their own. The Department of Modern Languages is, therefore, a key component of a liberal arts education and serves the mission of the College by preparing students to become observant, responsive, and knowledgeable actors in our increasingly multicultural and global society.