Spanish at Carroll College
The Spanish Program is committed to providing students with the skills needed to communicate clearly in both formal and informal settings. While learning and developing language skills, students are introduced to, and expected to think critically about, global issues, social awareness, current events and cultural production (literature, film, art, food, music and theater). Students are immersed in the language and culture and should complete the program feeling confident in their ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish. They also have a broad understanding of Latin American and Spanish history, culture and contemporary social issues.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing this program will gain:
• an understanding of the basic knowledge, concepts, and critical theories of the major field: Hispanic literature, linguistic, and culture;
• the critical thinking skills needed for generating and analyzing both literary and expository texts;
• an ability to read, speak, and write in Spanish;
• the writing and speaking skills needed to communicate effectively in a variety of professional settings;
• an understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues.
Why Spanish at Carroll?
Carroll's Spanish program offers small class sizes of 20 or less students and provides an opportunity for close communicative engagement with fellow students and faculty.
A degree in Spanish creates career opportunities for students who are bilingual and culturally competent. In addition to occupations that are readily identifiable with a degree in Spanish such as teacher, medical professional, translator and interpreter, this degree can provide students with an edge in entering careers in business, international relations, government, media, human and social services, library and information science and the travel industry.