Spanish is the second language of the United States, and being able to understand, speak, read, and write in Spanish will not only give students a strong competitive edge in the job market, but will also help them to become better citizens of the world. A degree or minor in Spanish will not only mark students as being (at least) bilingual, but will also attest to their ability to achieve challenging goals.
The Spanish program at WCU includes instructions in the Spanish language (both Peninsular and Latin American variants), as well as many courses in the culture and history of both Spain and Latin America.
At WCU, students of Spanish have a choice of various degree options. Those who want a strong foundation in both language and culture can pursue a B.A. in Spanish with a minor or second major in another field.
Those most interested in teaching Spanish in K-12 schools are encouraged to pursue a B.S.Ed. in Spanish.
For students who are already involved in another degree program, it may be an advantage to consider a minor in Spanish.
Of course, our courses are also open to all students who meet the prerequisites, and we encourage students from other disciplines to learn as much as they can with us, even if they are unable to pursue a degree program at this time.
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