Languages, literatures, and cultures.
This minor offers technical courses, such as Spanish for International Commerce, Medical Spanish, Spanish for International Relations, Spanish for Engineering, Spanish for Public Health, and Spanish Translation for the Professions. You’ll gain a truly immersive experience through internship opportunities, where you’ll receive credit for work done outside the university through the Community Based Learning–Spanish Language Practicum course, and opportunities to study abroad and do research.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
Spanish for Engineering
Spanish for Engineering is a comprehensive examination of vocabulary and grammar for students who either work or intend to work in the engineering field to develop their communicative strategies in the field of engineering.
Spanish for International Commerce
Spanish for International Commerce is an overview of business topics in an international, Spanish-speaking context with an emphasis on deep review of grammar and vocabulary acquisition.
Spanish Translation for the Professions
Spanish Translation for the Professions surveys the field of contemporary translation theory and provides practice of translation from English to Spanish. The communication strategies in this course will help you discern, translate, and evaluate the usefulness of translations in different professional settings.
PROF. SARA CASTRO-KLARÉN
Professor Emeritus of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Lifetime Achievement Award from LASA
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) – Peru Section has named Hopkins Professor Emerita of Spanish Sara Castro-Klarén a winner of a Lifetime Achievement Award.Read More
My goal was originally to take a Spanish class each year so that I wouldn’t forget what I had learned in high school. What I didn’t know, however, was how in love I would be with Spanish. There was something about the way my professors supported their students or the beauty of the language or the idea that I was learning a part of being from southern California that I could unlock by taking classes at Hopkins. And that was something that I personally found to be more meaningful to me than biology.