Do you want to master the language spoken by 350 million people worldwide? Spanish language skills are in high demand in the U.S., with many organizations turning to employees who know Spanish as a necessity. Ashland University’s Spanish program will give you a global competitive edge to prepare you for any career.

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Department Chair

Dr. Richard Gray
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages, Associate Professor of French
210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5792
rgray6@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

Lindsay Brandon-Smith
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
574.289.5110
lbrando2@ashland.edu

Department Info

Foreign Languages
Center for the Humanities (Bixler Hall)
Ashland University
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805
419.289.5353

Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Interesting classes you may take include:

  • Survey of Latin American Literature. Explore the milestones in Latin American literature from its beginnings to the present time.

  • Conversational Spanish 1. Apply grammatical concepts learned in the basic language program and improve your conversational fluency.

  • Civilization in Spain. Examine the past and contemporary times through the lenses of history, literature, art and music.

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Course Rotations

Current Academic Year
Spanish Four-Year Guide

Majors

The Department of Foreign Languages offers a B.A. in French and Spanish and a B.S.Ed. in French and Spanish that leads to teacher licensure for all levels (PreK-12).

  • The four-year guarantee is available for all majors within the department.  The B.A. in French or Spanish can be completed in three years.
  • You can combine a major in a foreign language with a second major and still graduate in four years.  With careful planning, a triple-major is possible in that time frame.
  • Many of our courses fulfill core requirements (e.g. literature courses – humanities, civilization courses – social sciences).
  • Through our carefully articulated language curriculum based on national standards, we help you achieve a high level of proficiency. You can present your skills to future employers with confidence, knowing that you stack up favorably against candidates across the United States.
  • You will participate annually in a unique portfolio assessment process of your skills and knowledge that focuses on your individual academic growth and success.
  • You'll develop real-life communication skills that allow you to express yourself and understand what the people of other cultures say and write, as well as the background underlying those forms of communication.
  • All classes are taught by your professors, not by graduate students or teaching assistants, so you will experience high-quality teaching by experts who will give you individual attention.

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Richard Gray
Chair, Department of Foreign Languages, Associate Professor of French
210, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
419.289.5792
rgray6@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

Lindsay Brandon-Smith
Administrative Assistant
203, Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
574.289.5110
lbrando2@ashland.edu

Department Info

Foreign Languages
Center for the Humanities (Bixler Hall)
Ashland University
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805
419.289.5353

Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Interesting classes you may take include:

  • Survey of Latin American Literature. Explore the milestones in Latin American literature from its beginnings to the present time.

  • Conversational Spanish 1. Apply grammatical concepts learned in the basic language program and improve your conversational fluency.

  • Civilization in Spain. Examine the past and contemporary times through the lenses of history, literature, art and music.

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Course Rotations

Current Academic Year
Spanish Four-Year Guide

Majors

The Department of Foreign Languages offers a B.A. in French and Spanish and a B.S.Ed. in French and Spanish that leads to teacher licensure for all levels (PreK-12).

  • The four-year guarantee is available for all majors within the department.  The B.A. in French or Spanish can be completed in three years.
  • You can combine a major in a foreign language with a second major and still graduate in four years.  With careful planning, a triple-major is possible in that time frame.
  • Many of our courses fulfill core requirements (e.g. literature courses – humanities, civilization courses – social sciences).
  • Through our carefully articulated language curriculum based on national standards, we help you achieve a high level of proficiency. You can present your skills to future employers with confidence, knowing that you stack up favorably against candidates across the United States.
  • You will participate annually in a unique portfolio assessment process of your skills and knowledge that focuses on your individual academic growth and success.
  • You'll develop real-life communication skills that allow you to express yourself and understand what the people of other cultures say and write, as well as the background underlying those forms of communication.
  • All classes are taught by your professors, not by graduate students or teaching assistants, so you will experience high-quality teaching by experts who will give you individual attention.

What to Expect in the Spanish Program

When you major in Spanish at Ashland University, you’ll get fully immersed in not only the Spanish language itself, but also in the rich culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. Best of all, you’ll have unique opportunities to study abroad in Spain, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, or Mexico while earning credit toward your degree.

When you graduate, you’ll be a highly skilled Spanish speaker, listener, reader, and writer with a deep appreciation and understanding for the language and literature of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish Program Benefits

The many benefits you’ll experience in the Spanish program include:

  • Enjoy a well-rounded program that includes language basics and an appreciation of Spanish culture and literature

  • Learn from faculty who live the language in classes taught in Spanish to enhance your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills

  • Receive individualized attention from dedicated professors in small classes sizes

  • Access Ashland University’s state-of-the-art language lab and classroom facilities to facilitate your Spanish learning

  • Benefit from multiple study abroad opportunities while earning credit toward graduation

Spanish Career Outlook

The following career opportunities are available for Spanish graduates:

  • Bilingual loan officer

  • Court interpreter

  • Cultural attaché

  • Customers/immigration officer

  • Insurance department manager

  • Information technology

  • Law study

  • Military/Government work

  • Journalism

  • Communications

  • Importer/exporter

  • Police officer

  • Linguist

  • Graduate study

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