|Field of Study:||Spanish Language and Literature
|Description:||The Department of International Languages offers a Spanish Major (requiring 13 Spanish classes) and Minor (6 Spanish classes) as part of a 4 year BA, as well as a stand-alone Certificate in Spanish (9 Spanish classes, normally taken over 3 years). Spanish is a very widely-spoken world language, and is popular with students interested in travel and studying other cultures, as well as in learning languages. Students with other interests may choose to do a double major with Spanish and almost any other field. Alternatively, a Certificate in Spanish boosts employability and is a useful adjunct to almost any career; it may be particularly pertinent for students of business or international studies, or those who intend to go into such fields as journalism, policing, education or social work. As a stand-alone certificate (not requiring a BA), it can also be done by someone already in the work force, as long as their schedule is flexible enough to take the classes.