Academics

Spanish

Do you have an interest in learning to read, write and communicate in a foreign language? Do you want to study literature in Spanish?

Program Overview

Our bachelor of arts degree in Spanish is a broad-basis baccalaureate program that satisfies career options and is excellent preparation for students interested in continuing education at the graduate level. Our courses offer in-depth studies in areas such as Latin American cultures, Latin American literature, Spanish literature and more. Courses offer in-depth studies in areas such as Latin America cultures, Latin American literature, Spanish literature and more.

You will be able to communicate effectively in the Spanish language and have a greater understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultures, allowing you to excel in any career path in which you will use Spanish.

General Course Information

The Spanish major progresses from basic language skills to advanced courses in conversation, grammar, composition and linguistics. In addition, you will study masterpieces of Spanish and Latin literature and learn more about the diversity of cultures among Spanish speakers. Upon completion of the program, you will demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing and reading Spanish, as well as a greater understanding of history and traditions associated with countries where Spanish is spoken.

You may also choose from the many Spanish courses to fulfill the 21 semester hours for a minor in Spanish. This minor is a perfect complement to the many majors offered at CUC.

For details about required courses, please visit our online catalog.

Opportunities

Students wishing to broaden their experience in another country are encouraged to enroll in a study abroad program. CUC partners with universities around the world to offer unique experiences based on the student’s major and interests. To learn more about study abroad programs, contact Peter Renn at 708-209-3642 or Peter.Renn@CUChicago.edu.

We also urge students to take part in an internship. This guided experience will allow you to explore the possibilities and limitations of engaging in this career path. There are several opportunities for internships at a diversity of sites in the Chicagoland area. In addition, these sites often provide job prospects for students.

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Career Possibilities

  • Translator
  • Consultant
  • Customer Support Agent
  • Proofreader
  • Editor
  • Tourism Guide
  • Teacher
  • Foreign Service Professional
  • Passport Examiner
  • Immigration Officer
  • Customs Officer
  • Journalist/Broadcaster
  • Social Worker
  • Civil Service Engineer
  • FBI Agent