About the Program Why should I study Spanish?
The importance of the Spanish language is an undisputed fact in our 21st century global community. Spoken by 400 million people, it is the second language of the Western Hemisphere. It is also the language of more than 22 countries.
At Barry University, Spanish majors will be surrounded by a diverse Hispanic community. Studying Spanish in a region known as the ‘gateway to South America' will provide unprecedented opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in education, business, international affairs, government, law, communication, history and philosophy. And it goes without saying that our students can practice speaking Spanish every day – on and off campus!
The Spanish program at Barry strives for proficiency in four basic skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as a deeper understanding of the Hispanic culture.
Just as the Internet has changed the sense of distance between countries around the world, the study of language will further enhance the way we transmit and receive information in all areas of our lives.
Knowing another language will not only expand your range of personal opportunities but will give you important job-related skills and knowledge for that competitive edge in today's job market.
Spanish literature classes are offered to expose students to the major works of Spanish and Hispanic-American literature, and to the philosophical, historical, and cultural background of each work
In addition, all language classes have a required laboratory component, monitored by a specialized instructor.
The major is designed to give students from a variety of backgrounds an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the theories, methods, and practices of translation and interpretation so they can pursue careers as translators or interpreters or engage in graduate studies in the field.
Developing Translation and Interpretation Skills in Spanish and English
Participating in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around The World
Acquiring Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Connecting with Other Disciplines and Acquiring Information