The Spanish program prepares students for participation in a global society through courses designed to expand their knowledge and understanding of the language, cultures and perceptions of the Spanish-speaking world.

Programs of Study

Major or Minor in Spanish

Spanish courses are designed to expand your knowledge of the language, culture and perceptions of the Spanish-speaking world. Consider pairing a Spanish minor with a major in business. 32 credit hours above SPAN 211 are required for a major. 20 credit hours above SPAN 211 are required for the minor.

Major in Spanish Education

This major will prepare you to teach Spanish to students in grades K-12.

Major in Elementary Education with an add-on endorsement in World Languages

Optional endorsement for elementary education majors.

Special Opportunities

Concordia's Spanish program has many opportunities to practice the language. Most majors spend a semester abroad and many students in the department visit Spanish-speaking countries for shorter experiences. You can live in the Spanish apartments or work at Concordia Language Villages, an immersion program for children and adults who want to learn other languages. Students can also practice their language skills at a local Spanish immersion elementary school program or our weekly Spanish coffee hour.

Career

Spanish students benefit from courses that are designed to expand their knowledge and understanding of the language, cultures, and perceptions of the Spanish-speaking world. Our students are all over the map enjoying various careers within:

  • Tourism
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Business
  • Diplomacy
  • Medicine
  • Law

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

  • 12 additional credits in Spanish at the 300 level or above
  • A minimum of one semester of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended.

A minimum of one semester of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended

The following are suggested supporting courses:

Students seeking licensure to teach Spanish must also take either SPAN 343 or SPAN 344 and fulfill the requirements for a major in education. See the education section for requirements. For additional information about teaching Spanish, see the chair of world languages and cultures or the chair of education.

Required Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

  • 8 additional credits in Spanish above 212
  • One May term of study in a Spanish-speaking country is strongly recommended.

Samuel Kyte '18

My experience in Concordia's language department has changed my life forever. Learning a language teaches you patience, listening skills, empathy, and a sense of global community. The incredible professors at Concordia have instilled passion, a strong work ethic, and a world of opportunity for me. I was continually encouraged to push past the barriers of what was comfortable and safe and have reaped the rewards from it. I’ve now traveled to 30 countries and learned so much.

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Dr. Gay Rawson

Chair, World Languages and Cultures; Professor of French French, World Languages and Cultures, Women's and Gender Studies