Why Study Spanish?
As a Spanish major at UW-River Falls, you will learn far more than simply the Spanish language. You will be immersed in the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and learn the history, culture and beliefs of Spanish and Latin-American societies, all in addition to learning valuable Spanish language skills that will set you apart in the workforce.
Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Develop listening, Spanish language comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills.
- Nurture your awareness and appreciation of cultural contributions by Spanish and Latin American countries to contemporary society via a study of history and literature.
- Understand cultural sensitivity and respect through engagement with Spanish cultures.
- Cultivate and sharpen critical thinking and communication skills.
Types of Courses
- Beginning Spanish
- Business and Culture in the Hispanic World
- Conversation and Composition
- Mexico: A Culture Experience
- Spanish Civilization 1800 to Present
- Spanish for Professional Writing
- Spanish Phonetics
- Spanish Translation for the Professions
- Survey of Latin-American Literature - Conquest to Independence
“I pursued a Spanish major alongside my communication sciences and disorders major because I grew to love learning a foreign language during middle and high school. I wanted to continue improving my Spanish speaking, reading and writing skills in college and thought it would be a valuable asset to be able to speak another language as a future professional working with a diverse range of clients.”
– Katie Stremcha, Spanish and communication sciences and disorders major
Spanish majors have a leg up in the professional world, particularly if they’ve paired their language major with a major or minor in another field! As a graduate with a Spanish degree, you’ll be prepared for a wide variety of roles including:
- Copy Editor
- Freelance or Travel Writer
- Interpreter or Translator
- Journalist or Foreign Correspondent
- Travel Agent or Tour Guide Organizer