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Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people – making it the world’s second most popular language. It has grown in popularity in the United States by more than 200 percent since 1980. Given the growing economic and cultural relations between Spain, Latin America and the U.S., fluency in Spanish will open doors to a host of career possibilities. As part of the Spanish major, you will take courses exposing you to the culture and literature of Spanish-speaking countries. You can also decide to explore courses on Latin America, a multi-national region that blends indigenous, European, and African cultures, by minoring in Latin American Studies. In this interdisciplinary program, which integrates courses from several departments, you’ll study the region, its history, politics, economics and literature, as well as its social and cultural background.
Whether you’re majoring in Spanish or minoring in Latin American Studies, you’ll graduate with more than the ability to speak, read, write and understand the Spanish language at an advanced level – you’ll also gain a better knowledge and understanding of Spanish and Latin American culture and literature. The Spanish and Latin American Studies programs host symposia, concerts, and cinema and art exhibitions, as well as lectures by distinguished experts on Spain and the Latin American region.
Whether you want to gain proficiency in the language, learn more about Spanish literature, or teach Spanish as a second language, Manhattanville’s programs give you the flexibility to meet your goals. No matter what your track, though, a semester abroad in Spain or Latin America is recommended.
Teacher certification is also available.
Language Placement Exams: Manhattanville offers language placement exams in Spanish. If you have any background in Spanish and you are considering continuing study in that language, please complete the placement exam. Language placement exams are now on Blackboard. They will be made available at certain times during the academic year. For Instructions to access the placement exams on Blackboard click here.
Current information about degree program requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.