Are you interested in learning the language spoken by 50 million people in the United States, the fastest-growing minority, and by over 330 million people in 20 countries? Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world, and it is spoken in Spain, Central America, South America, and parts of the Caribbean, the United States, and the Philippines, to name a few.
Our faculty come from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries, including Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain, all of whom are native speakers of Spanish, and who bring first-hand cultural knowledge and experiences that enhance our program and the learning experiences for our students. We also have stellar faculty for whom Spanish is their second language, and who are able to teach students from that perspective.
The Spanish Program at WSU provides students with a proficiency-oriented curriculum where they are encouraged to use Spanish from day one. We have a variety of course offerings that feature culture, film, literature, and various professions, such as medical, business, veterinary medicine, education, law enforcement, and translation/interpretation services.
Our undergraduate program gives students the opportunity to
- major in Spanish for general, teaching. or professions options, or
- minor in Spanish for language or Latin American and Spanish Area Studies.
Learn more about the list of courses and course descriptions for full course information.
Join the Spanish program at WSU and learn more about the language and Spanish-speaking cultures!
Get additional program information and view an example schedule for studying Spanish.
For the last several years, we have been offering a faculty-led study abroad program to Guatemala (and more recently Ecuador) with the Hearts in Motion program. For additional information on Hearts in motion, please contact Professor Sonia Lopez-Lopez. Check our website here to see other faculty-led programs that are being offered each year by the SLCR.
There are many other study abroad opportunities for students in the Spanish program, including countries such as Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Spain. These study abroad programs are offered through the International Programs Study Abroad Programs. We encourage our students to pursue international study opportunities in programs all over the world, and accept up to 18 transferred credits, depending on the length of the study abroad stay, and whether it is a minor or major program that is being pursued.
Meet Our Spanish Program Faculty
- Francisco Allano-Serratos, Assistant Professor of Spanish
- Samuel Ginsburg, Assistant Professor of Spanish
- Micahel Hubert, Associate Professor of Spanish
- Sonia Lopez-Lopez, Assistant Professor of Spanish
- Vilma Navarro-Daniels, Professor of Spanish
- Joseba Perez Guerrero, Lecturer of Spanish
- Maria Serenella Previto, Associate Professor of Spanish
- Alejandro Ramirez Mendez, Associate Professor of Spanish
- Collin Shull, Lecturer of Spanish
- Raelene Wyse, Lecturer of Spanish
Major and Minor Checklists
- Spanish General: Major Degree Checklist
- Spanish Teaching/Secondary: Major Degree Checklist
- Spanish Professions: Professions Major Additional Degree Checklist
- Minor: Spanish Language Minor Degree Checklist
- Minor: Latin American Area & Cultures Studies Minor Degree Checklist
- Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture Resources
- Spanish and Latin American Studies Resources
- Spanish Dictionaries and Grammar Guides