Spanish-Latin American Studies


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Bachelor of Arts
Major
School of Arts and Sciences
Four-Year Degree

Overview

An interdisciplinary major in Spanish-Latin American Studies prepares you for success in a challenging international world. The United States is the second largest Spanish speaking country and the Spanish language and culture have a legacy of enriching our local communities. After English, Spanish is the common language of the United States.

If you speak Spanish, you will enrich your life experiences by being able to communicate with 500 million people worldwide. Imagine the professional and personal opportunities, whether you are seeking a job in the global economy, reading great literature, or appreciating international films. Spanish is the official language of 20 Latin American countries, Spain, some parts of Africa and the second most used language in global communication.

Key Benefits

  • You'll have opportunities for study and travel abroad, as well as internships to apply your skills in a setting outside of the academic community.
  • Our faculty members are fluent in their languages, up on the latest teaching methodologies, and well versed in the related cultures.
  • Westminster's small class sizes provide ample opportunities for conversation, role-playing, interaction with faculty, and other important participation-based activities essential to developing linguistic and cultural skills.

About the Program

What You'll Learn

The Spanish-Latin American Studies program primarily focuses on culture, literature, science, history, and social debates in a broad contextual grid in which they interconnect and find their ultimate meaning and application. Majors are typically double majors who bring insight and engaging discussions from other disciplines to their Spanish studies.

You will be able to:
  • Recognize the philological nature of language
  • Comprehend the similarities and differences between Spanish and English
  • Recognize the lexical variations and regional dialects of the language
  • Learn specialized Spanish terminology as related to various disciplines
  • Develop an appreciation for Spanish literature, culture, and art
  • Demonstrate a capacity
  • Interpret and analyze literature, culture and art
  • Develop competencies in essential communication skills in Spanish
  • Critically evaluate cultural differences and interdependence in a global context
  • Promote social responsibility and ethical awareness
  • Develop a broader global consciousness through an appreciation of the multiculturalism and diversity of Spanish culture by analyzing and criticizing different texts and media

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Other Spanish-Latin American Studies Programs

We also offer an academic minor in Spanish. A minor in Spanish, in addition to your chosen major, will provide you with various career choices or plans for advanced studies, as well as a foundation for anyone who is interested in understanding and interacting with another culture.

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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