In the Spanish program at Ouachita Baptist University, students work closely with a skilled and committed faculty to learn the Spanish language and to explore the cultures of the Hispanic world. Our majors and minors receive a first-class education that enables them to communicate in speech and writing. In a Christian environment, students are trained—through the study of literature, film, and the arts—to think critically about themselves, their cultures, and their place in the world.
In addition to being the focus of a liberal arts education, a major or a minor in Spanish can be the basis for other career paths and graduate studies.
At Ouachita we believe that learning a foreign language and culture is, not only a ticket to better opportunities in the future, but more importantly a way to follow in Jesus’ steps: reaching out to, caring for, and loving the other.
To earn a major in Spanish, you will complete twenty-four semester credit hours with twelve of those hours in the Jr./Sr. level including:
SPAN 3133 Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPAN 4133 Hispanic and Latin American Culture and Civilization
SPAN 4817 Special Topics
To earn a minor in Spanish, you will complete eighteen semester credit hours with six of those hours in the Jr./Sr. level. One of those two upper-level courses will be SPAN 3133 Advanced Grammar and Composition.