Fluency in a foreign language expands your world and opens new doors for life experiences. But that’s not all: The skills developed in language learning make you a better problem-solver, multi-tasker and decision-maker. At Carson-Newman, the Spanish faculty strive to maximize your opportunities to not only improve your skills, but also to grow in your faith, as a person and as a world citizen.
Carson-Newman’s Spanish program is unique in the way that we integrate study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Our curriculum is topics-based, focusing on specific issues in the Spanish-speaking world and tracing the history of those issues through literature, film, television and the media.
A Spanish degree prepares you for a wide variety of careers. By combining a major in Spanish with another major, you can greatly expand your professional options. In fact, people who are bilingual have more job opportunities and earn up to 20% more than people who only speak one language.
I’m currently the only counselor on my team who can work with Spanish-speaking families, which has made me an asset to my current company (and is just fun for me)!
Working closely with faculty in small-class settings, you’ll practice your language skills through reading, writing and verbal interactions. As we study various topics in the curriculum, we discuss and analyze these issues using Spanish as the language of classroom discourse.