The Southwestern Spanish program recognizes the central importance of modern language study in an age of global awareness and economic interdependence.
As we become increasingly international in outlook and have greater numbers of Spanish speakers within the US, Spanish majors find themselves in a strong position to make significant contributions in a variety of fields.
Both majors and minors in Spanish are expected to acquire a strong grasp of language and the ability to analyze and critically evaluate works of literature, film, and other instances of Spanish-language culture. The Spanish program’s curriculum is composed of a mixture of courses focused on the written and spoken language, as well as Spanish literature and culture.
Students in Dr. Ross’s spring 2015 Conversation through Hispanic Cinema course made videos based on some of the movies they watched in the class. Check them out: Volver americana, Diarios de comunista, El norte: Un fin alternativo, and Spanish Movie Final! SU 2015. Who do you think deserves to win the Premio Goya for best film?
Wondering what a course is really about? In an effort to provide students, parents, advisers, and everyone else a sense of what different courses entail, Southwestern has started making course trailers. The Spanish department piloted the program, having Ted Jobe, Assistant Director of the Language Learning Center, create the first trailer for Conversation Through Hispanic Cinema.