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Sharpen your Spanish language skills while learning about Spanish history and multiple Spanish cultures.

Spanish

Major/Minor

Estudios Españoles (Spanish Studies)

Sharpen your Spanish language skills while learning about Spanish history and multiple Spanish cultures. Developing a proficiency in Spanish will allow you to connect with over 400 million native speakers. Spanish courses at Taylor focus on advanced Spanish fluency, the ability to communicate well, and the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries.

The ability to speak Spanish pairs well with a desire to reach and work with people from other cultures. Combine this major with another to multiply your professional opportunities in career fields such as business, ministry, communication, social work, and education.

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Study Abroad

To ensure a hands-on learning experience, the Spanish major requires an immersive semester in a Spanish-speaking country to help you better grasp the concepts from your Taylor Spanish classes and take another step toward becoming bilingual. Take Spanish history, literature, culture, and communication classes in foreign locations, such as Spain, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, among others.

Study Abroad Opportunities
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Minor in Spanish

Whether you’re pursuing a career in business, missions, communications, or government, a Spanish minor will strengthen your language skills and deepen your cultural understanding to further qualify you for your role. Take the core language requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree, then complete your minor with a study abroad experience.

Olivia (Chamberlain) Morris
Class of 2021
"Taylor’s Spanish major helped prepare me for many bilingual jobs and opportunities! I use Spanish as a private tutor, translator, interpreter, and, additionally, as a bilingual representative for Samaritan’s Purse. Furthermore, my husband and I attend a Spanish church service and small group. At Taylor, I was able to conduct research with Dr. Chang during my freshman and sophomore years and present it at the University of West Georgia. I also led the Spanish Study Tables for the Academic Enrichment Center and helped start the Spanish Conversation Hour with Dr. Pacheco. A highlight of my Spanish major was the opportunity to study abroad in Spain. It was an incredible experience that strengthened my language abilities and grew my love for the country of Spain."

Spanish Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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