A Whole New World.
Central to the liberal arts education, the study of language provides greater insight into your own language, exposes you to another, diverse culture, and expands your exploration of the human experience.
Through courses in the Spanish language, literature, history, and civilization, Spanish students are introduced to the Spanish language, Spanish-speaking societies, and multiple facets of the Spanish and Latin American world . These include social, gender, and racial issues; politics; literature; film; and music. Students also explore U.S. Latino culture.
Practice Makes Perfect
Recognizing that practice is essential in acquiring fluency in a world language, students at all levels are invited to gather at la mesa española in the university dining hall every week to eat and speak Spanish. For those without meal plans, lunch is provided by the Department of Humanities.
Each November, the Department of Humanities and Office for International and Heritage Students hold a series of events to celebrate international diversity. Campuswide, the week features international cuisine served in the dining hall and events focused on the cultures of our international students.
Our Spanish majors are prepared for these jobs:
- Foreign Service Officer
- English Exchange Professor
- Translator and Interpretor
- Writer and Journalist
The Department of Humanities gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:
- Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
- Dr. Irene Murphy Memorial Scholarship
- Etta and Orin Murphy Scholarship
- Kahle Endowed Scholarship
- Jefferson-Greiner Scholarship
Spanish Course Descriptions
Meet the Faculty
Dr. Katya Soll
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., B.S. University of Evansville, M.A. Syracuse University, Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: contemporary Latin American theatre; Southern Cone literature and cultural studies; dictatorship, repression, and memory; music and dance
Office: Case Hall 105F
Professor Emerita of Spanish
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Kansas
Expertise: 20th- and 21st-century Spanish narrative, Hispanic civilization and culture, Hispanic narrative by women, Distinguished Scholarship Award recipient, 2005
Office: Case Hall 103