Spanish Language and Culture BA
Hone your communication skills by diving into the Spanish language, and experience Spanish speaking cultures through their art, literature and films.
Students with an interest in the Spanish language and the countries/cultures in which it is spoken (including the US) will fit perfectly into SOU’s Spanish Language and Culture program. Whether entering with some language proficiency or none at all, students will hone their language skills while studying Spanish-speaking literature, film, art, and culture, and discovering how historical and political contexts shaped each of these phenomena.
The core of this degree is a variety of Spanish language, literature, and culture classes (52 credits), combined with real world experience that is gained by completing an internship abroad or a local community work experience. Research in Spanish is also a key part of the program, which is developed throughout the curriculum and culminates with the final capstone project. To ensure that students are well rounded and to maximize their future job opportunities, SOU also requires them to complete a Minor, a Certificate, a second Major, or 20 credits of study abroad.
All students in the language and culture major must complete a capstone project that demonstrates the skills and knowledge acquired during the completion of the major. The capstone project includes an analytical research paper and annotated bibliography following standard MLA format. The research is presented before students and a panel of foreign languages and literatures faculty.