Spanish

All Majors


Overview

Would you like to use Spanish, in ministry or the marketplace? In the history of our country, there has never been a time when a degree in Spanish (major or minor) could be so valuable on your resume. In the professional context, it is not enough to speak Spanish well, even if it is your native language. Employers are looking for degree holders who can not only speak but also read and write well in both Spanish and English.

Regardless of what you hope to study in college, consider adding Spanish to the mix, with a double major or minor that will give you the competitive edge in the marketplace, or will extend the reach of your future ministry.

Dig Deeper

Our Commitment to You

We have developed a program that is very effective in helping you develop communicative competency in the language(s) you study. However, language is never learned by osmosis, and you will have to be willing to work hard and commit yourself to study and practice. If you do, you can and will obtain a high functional level in the receptive skills (listening and reading) and in the productive skills (speaking and writing), and a good understanding of the grammatical structures of the language. You will also become familiar with the cultures and worldview of the native speakers.

We are excited about helping you develop your language skills, here in the atmosphere of a small and loving Christian community, and within the context of a strong Biblical worldview. We want to prepare you to be a servant of Christ who can make a real difference, both within and beyond our national borders.

Click for the Four-Year Plan for Each Option

  • Foundation Option: this is for you if you want to learn Spanish for use in a variety of contexts and be able to read, write and speak the language with fluency.
  • Secondary Licensure Option: this option is for students who wish to teach Spanish in grades 7-12, and is taught in conjunction with the Education department.
  • In addition to these two formal options within the Spanish major, we also offer coursework and experiences in French and Italian (a great preparation for Bryan's Italy Semester!).

Potential Jobs

  • Teaching
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Public Relations
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • More »

Graduate Schools

  • University of Salamanca, Spain
  • University of Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Middle Tennessee State University

Minors

Sampling of Classes

  • Elementary and Intermediate Spanish
  • Weekly Discussion Circles
  • Cine del mundo hispano
  • Spanish & Latin American Literature
  • Conversation & Composition
  • Culture & Civilization

Faculty

Adjunct Instructors

  • Mrs. Lindsay Hackman