BA in Spanish

General

Program Description

Overview

Spanish Major

  • Studies are shaped by international experiences designed to increase your language proficiency and immerse you in another culture
  • In-depth study of another culture and living abroad for an extended period of time will give you insight into how other cultures view the world, as well as a better understanding of American culture

May Term

Take part in a May Term experience, where students spend four weeks abroad, combining intensive language study with faculty-led excursions to sites of historical and cultural significance.

During May Term, Spanish majors and minors visit about sites of cultural interest and study in Heredia, Costa Rica; French/French studies majors and minors travel to a language institute in Paris; German/German studies majors and minors visit several cities in Germany.

Study Abroad

As a junior, German, and Spanish majors will study abroad for a semester.

Many students choose to study at the University of Grenoble in France; the Universities of Bonn or Jena in Germany; and USAC, Heredia or San Ramon, Costa Rica, or the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies in Córdoba or Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Seville, Spain.

Common Learning Outcomes

Wartburg College is a learning community built upon an integrative curriculum, a rich variety of learning-focused co-curricular activities, and intentional opportunities for reflection and discussion. These outcome statements define the expectations of a Wartburg education and provide the benchmarks against which the college holds itself accountable.

  • Broad and Integrative Knowledge: Students will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge and the ability to make connections across a range of disciplines.
  • Deep and Distinctive Knowledge: Students will demonstrate the depth of knowledge and the ability to use and apply the distinctive methods and forms of inquiry within the disciplinary area of the academic major.
  • Collaboration: Students will work effectively in collaboration with others, being respectful and civil toward others.
  • Ethics and Engagement: Students will articulate the ways in which faith and ethics inform their decisions, actions, and engagement as community members.
  • Communication: Students will communicate effectively and appropriately in writing and speaking.
  • Cultural Competence: Students will demonstrate the ability to appropriately, respectfully, and effectively communicate and work with people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Last updated July 2018

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The liberal arts education you will receive at Wartburg allows you to not only gain the skills required from your chosen field of study, but also the critical thinking skills required to explore the ethics of decision-making and community engagement, effective communication, cultural competence, and collaboration. Read less