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Communicate fluently in Spanish and gain an understanding of Hispanic cultures for application in career and ministry. The Spanish major prepares you to communicate and relate to Hispanic audiences in the western hemisphere and in Spain. You’ll acquire practical knowledge of Hispanic cultures and strategies for bridging social barriers.
internship opportunity in Spain or Costa Rica
of seniors feel prepared to integrate their faith with their academic field
You will spend a semester abroad and gain fluency, being fully immersed in language and culture. You have the option to choose between the Semester in Spain (SIS) program in Seville, Spain, or the Students International program in San Jose, Costa Rica.
You will be equipped with practical communication skills and knowledge of cultural and historical contexts, preparing you to use Spanish in professional, religious, and personal contexts. At Northwestern, you can sharpen your language skills by tutoring children at local Hispanic churches, studying Bible exposition courses in Spanish, attending bilingual theater performances, and joining other Spanish majors performing Christmas carols in the community. Free Spanish tutoring is available in the ALPHA Center on campus.
If you have taken three years or more of Spanish in high school, have an immersion background, or are a native or heritage speaker of Spanish, Intermediate Spanish I is the right course for you. This is the first course required for the Spanish major, Spanish minor, and Spanish education major. Contact the professor if you have trouble registering for the course.
If you want to bring bilingual skills and a cross-cultural mindset to your field of study, enjoy travel, or want to see international doors open to you, this is the right degree for you!
You will learn to do life cross-culturally and in Spanish.
Some classes include:
As a Spanish major, I have really benefited from the opportunity to spend a semester studying the language in Seville, Spain. My classes at UNW gave me the foundation I needed to really grow and develop my fluency during my time in Spain.
Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.