Languages, literatures, and cultures.
With a wide range of courses from introductory through conversation and composition to civilization, you’ll improve your language skills while developing the ability to interpret historical, political, and social contexts. Our literature programs use both historical and critical-theoretical perspectives and emphasize the close reading of texts and modern theories of literary criticism, particularly those based on contemporary philosophy, psychoanalysis, anthropology, and linguistics.
As a Spanish major, 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 Elements I
After completing this course, you’ll have the basic communication and grammatical skills necessary for speaking, writing, listening, and reading in Spanish. You’ll also be introduced to the culture, history, and geography of various Spanish and Latin American countries.
Spanish for International Commerce
Spanish for international business is an overview of business topics in an international, Spanish-speaking context with an emphasis on deep review of grammar and vocabulary acquisition.
Medical Spanish is a comprehensive examination of vocabulary and grammar for students who either work or intend to work in medicine and health-related fields in Spanish-speaking environments.
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