In DePaul’s Spanish program, you will study Spanish language, literature and culture. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world, behind Chinese, and is one of the official languages of the United Nations and European Union. Because Spanish is becoming more widely used in the United States, having the ability to speak and understand the Spanish language will provide you with many professional opportunities.
As a Spanish major, courses cover a variety of topics, including:
- Conversational Spanish
- Hispanic women writers
- Latin American literature and culture
- Mexican literature
- Spanish for medical professions
As a Spanish major, you are encouraged to participate in one of DePaul’s Study Abroad programs in order to grow linguistically and expand your cultural understanding of Spanish-speaking societies. DePaul sponsors programs in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Spain.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in education, the College of Education offers a degree in World Language Education, which allows you to concentrate in Spanish. You will be certified to teach kindergarten through 12th grade.
Chicago is a culturally diverse city, providing you with many opportunities to attend Spanish festivals, dine out at Spanish restaurants and watch Spanish films.