Program Manager:

Adam Crofts


(208) 732-6845


Student Success Advisor Name:

Jacob McCue

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Program Overview:

The Spanish major emphasizes oral, listening, and writing skills in order to acquire basic structures of the language. In addition, students study idioms and vocabulary used in ordinary situations. These courses provide an introduction to cultures, especially as cultures are reflected in language choice.

Spanish majors may pursue baccalaureate degrees in their area, and may also enter any number of professions including careers in translation, interpreting, research, teaching, business, and international relations. Further, students may use their language skills in bilingual activities in various professions such as teaching, health sciences, social services, and criminal justice, to name a few.

Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate degree, and meets the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities, Course selection should be coordinated to meet requirements for your intended transfer institution.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Spanish Program, a student will be able to:

  • Confidently initiate and sustain conversations at a level appropriate to their language exposure and experience (high intermediate based on ACTFL standards), Integrating various culturally appropriate behaviors into their conversations.
  • Demonstrate creativity in using the language and navigating a variety of conversational situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding that language progression constantly builds on previously learned material, and must be continually practiced to expand on grammar and vocabulary.
  • Read texts at an appropriate level.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of Latin American attitudes, behaviors, cultural characteristics, political realities, and geography.

Career Information:

Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers; Interpreters and Translators

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices