The Department's programs in Spanish and Hispanic Culture Studies provide a variety of courses and programs on language, linguistics, literature, and culture culminating in a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, a K-12 Teaching Licensure in Spanish, a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, a Master of Arts in Teaching with concentration in Spanish Education (M.A.T.), and a Master's of Education degree in Spanish (M.Ed.).The Program also offers a 15-hour Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies. All Spanish and Hispanic Studies programs place particular emphasis on oral and written communications, reading and literary analysis, and a thorough grounding in the intellectual and cultural histories
of Spain and Latin America.
Students who want to improve their French or Spanish skills can take advantage of the opportunity to live in Phillips/Hawkins Hall.
The Spanish Club sponsor frequent activities. Students who participate in these activities meet others who are interested in learning about a different culture.
The University has Chapters of the national honoraries, Pi Delta Phi for French and Sigma Delta Pi for Spanish. Membership is by invitation and possible for students in advanced courses who have achieved excellence in Romance studies.
The Department recognizes achievement among French and Spanish students by offering a number of annual scholarships, including the Spicer Scholarship, the Miller-Barineau Scholarship, the Hardré Scholarship, the Barney Award and the LaRochelle Scholarship. Amounts vary. Visit the scholarships web page and contact the Department Office for further information.
Paid or unpaid internships requiring foreign language skills are increasingly available. For more information, consult the Career Services Center, #1 EUC, (336) 334-5454. Students interested in Spanish 499 (Internship in Spanish, for academic credit) should contact the instructor in the Romance Languages Department in the fall, prior to registering for the spring course. Internship placements may be related to health care, immigration/legal issues, social services, marketing, second language acquisition, etc.