Spanish is spoken by at least an estimated 350 million people around the world and is currently the 4th most commonly spoken language worldwide. The importance of the Spanish language and cultures is increasingly evident as Spain continues its central role in the European Union and with the development of the nations in Central and South America. Spanish at Roanoke College involves immersion in another culture through the study of language, literature, linguistics, history, art, film, architecture, politics, and culture. Join us as we explore the exciting Spanish-speaking world!
A major in Spanish engages students in the study of Latin American and Spanish culture, literature, poetry, grammar, and linguistics. This program of study will also require a period of study abroad. This may be waived should the student successfully complete an appropriate program of study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.
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A minor in Spanish provides students an opportunity to pursue their interests in language, culture and literature. Students are required to complete 6 credit units of coursework beyond the 100-level. The Spanish minor is designed to offer students an array of course options that will complement their interests and major field of study.
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Latin American and Caribbean Studies Concentration
This concentration is designed to engage students in the study of Latin American and Caribbean culture and literature. This inter-disciplinary program, which pulls courses from History, Economics, Public Affairs, English, Modern Language, Sociology, and Business, fits perfectly in Roanoke's diverse and fulfilling Liberal Arts curriculum.
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Courses in Spanish
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Study Abroad Programs and Student Perspectives
...on studying abroad in Spain:
"Studying in Spain was not only a gratifying experience while I was there, but it unlocked possibilities and choices for my future that I never knew possible. The intensive courses in Spanish and the thematic course on the evolutioary changes between Latin and modern-day Spanish helped me uncover a previously uncultivated passion, one that has ultimately influenced my plans for the future. The three-week May Term passed by unbelievably quickly because I was constantly engaged with the culture and the experience, and I look back on it as an adventure that I would not trade for anything." -Aaron Lam, '12
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