Studying a foreign language broadens your understanding of other cultures and opens the door to a variety of careers. Knowledge of a second language is a valuable asset; language fluency helps you qualify for many positions when it is combined with other marketable skills in business, economics, computer science, or political science.
Transylvania offers a Spanish major and minor as well as a teaching major for K-12 certification. A Spanish major allows you to study the Spanish language and culture closely. The program offers courses in Spanish and Spanish-American literature, history, and cultural development. You may also take courses that focus solely on Spanish grammar and conversation. The instruction of these courses is enhanced by a language laboratory, videotapes, foreign magazines, and audio-cassette tapes.
Spanish majors may also qualify for membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the Spanish honorary. This organization promotes scholastic excellence in Spanish.
Study and travel abroad will strengthen your knowledge of Spanish language and culture. Through an arrangement with other universities, you can spend a term or year in Spain or Mexico. May term, a one-month term during which students take one course, also allows concentrated time for study abroad.