Knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures is becoming increasingly advantageous in many careers. The Spanish major at Hartwick is designed to develop students’ fluency in oral and written language skills, and cultural competence.
The United States is the fourth largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultural diversity is vital for business, both foreign and domestic, in fields such as health care, social services, international relations, politics, government, education, travel, among others.
Beyond foundational courses, Spanish students are encouraged to pursue the study of literature, culture, and the practical application of language skills in specific fields such as medicine, law and social work. Dedicated faculty members, small class-sizes, and a supportive and engaged campus-community allow students to mold and direct their language studies in ways that best complement their learning goals.
Along the way, students’ perspectives of the world are enhanced through a critical understanding of multiculturalism in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and the United States.
The faculty in the Spanish program work closely with students, helping them find internships locally, regionally, and abroad in areas that connect with their various majors and or minors. Spanish majors and minors at Hartwick participate in January Term study abroad programs, which offer students opportunities to reinforce and expand previous learning in places like Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Peru, and the Dominican Republic.
Hartwick language alumni thrive in rewarding careers, and study at some of the best graduate schools in the nation.
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Hartwick’s Spanish faculty are future-focused. That’s because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference after they graduate. Hartwick students.
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