The United States is on track to become the world’s biggest Spanish-speaking nation by 2050. As a Spanish major, you’ll be equipped to communicate more broadly and effectively in our increasingly bilingual society. Beyond demonstrating proficiency in the language, you’ll be immersed in the history and literature of Spanish civilization. Students also have the opportunity to hone their skills through two study abroad opportunities: Seville, Spain, or Cordoba, Argentina. Spanish is offered as both a major and minor.
"The hope is that as we study other cultures and civilizations and the differences and similarities that exist between human beings, we will understand one another better and become more tolerant."
Sandra Puvogel, Spanish
"When a student learns how to communicate in Spanish, he or she is open to an entire world of people, history, and literature."
Amanda M. Stechschulte, Spanish
Beginning SpanishRead More about "Beginning Spanish"
Two four-hour elementary courses stressing conversation as well as pronunciation, reading, and grammar.Read More about "Beginning Spanish"
Composition and Grammar ReviewRead More about "Composition and Grammar Review"
A concentrated review of grammar with the aim of developing an acceptable prose style.Read More about "Composition and Grammar Review"
Intensive Intermediate SpanishRead More about "Intensive Intermediate Spanish"
The reading and discussion of some representative works of Spanish literature with oral practice and composition.Read More about "Intensive Intermediate Spanish"
Study Abroad – Spain
Hillsdale College, in cooperation with the Spanish Studies Abroad, offers qualified students the opportunity to study in Seville, Spain.
Study Abroad – Argentina
Through a partnership with the Spanish Studies Abroad, Hillsdale students have the opportunity for off-campus study in Córdoba.
Sigma Delta Pi
This national Spanish honorary recognizes those who seek to attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking people.