Hispanic Studies

Hispanic Studies

By concentrating in Hispanic Studies as a Languages and Intercultural Studies major, you will complete courses in the language and cultures of North and South America, Europe, and the Caribbean, as well as classes that promote intercultural competency. You can choose to focus your upper-division coursework on Spanish for the Professions or further intensify their knowledge of Hispanic cultures. The Hispanic Studies Concentration prepares you for working with Spanish-speaking clients, colleagues, and employers in the US and abroad.

BA Hispanic Studies - Languages and Intercultural Studies

Minor Spanish

Minor Spanish for Health Professions




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After taking your major requirements, the concentration in Hispanic Studies provides you with a deep dive into Spanish and Hispanic Cultures.

(2 Courses)

LIS 122 | Introduction to Intercultural Studies 


1 upper-division (300 or 400-level course) in Languages and Intercultural Studies


Participation in immersive experience (study abroad or internship)

Major Requirements 
(9 Courses)

SPAN 210 | Hispanic Studies II
SPAN 255 | Spanish Pronunciation
SPAN 211 | Spanish and Hispanic Cultures in North America
SPAN 315 | Spanish and Hispanic Cultures in South America
SPAN 431 | Spanish and Hispanic Cultures in Spain and the Caribbean
SPAN 321 - Spanish and Hispanic Cultures in Central America
SPAN 480 - Capstone: Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture


SPAN 320 | Spanish for the Professions
SPAN 323 - Spanish for Business and Tourism


Two courses in Hispanic literature/culture/civilization at the 300 or 400 level

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Spanish Minor

The Spanish minor is designed for students who want to study the Spanish language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries, and to be able to communicate using the second most spoken language in the United States. With more than four hundred million native speakers in twenty-one countries, the Spanish language is of great significance in international relations. Students can combine a minor in Spanish with a major in many fields to increase their competitive edge in the professional environment.


Spanish for Health Professions

The 18-credit-hour Spanish for Health Professions Minor will prepare you for careers in the health professions, including public health, medicine, nursing, and other areas, by obtaining language proficiency and critical cultural awareness that will assist you in serving the needs of Spanish-speaking patients and clients. You will complete the required courses in Spanish language and Hispanic/Latinx culture as well as in public health, and elective courses in multiple disciplines. You are also encouraged to complete an internship as part of this minor.




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Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

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Program Contact

Audra Merfeld-Langston 
Chair, Professor
Brittain Hall 212

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