The Hispanic population of the Lehigh Valley and of the United States is rising annually, as is the marketability for college graduates with an extensive and practical knowledge of Spanish. In fact, Spanish is a vital career-preparation component for some of the top majors at Cedar Crest, including:
Double majoring in Spanish is easier than double majoring many other programs because our program offers online and evening course options, and it is not particularly credit-heavy. Also, because our class sizes are small and we teach through immersion, you will gain a better ability to converse and read. (Learn more about immersion.) Our approach is also holistic, meaning that it includes a study of Spanish literature and culture as well as the language.
As a student in the Spanish major at Cedar Crest College, you will be required to take just two core courses:
Why just these two courses? We know that each student’s interests and career goals are different and that you will apply your knowledge of Spanish language, literature and culture in ways that are different from other students. Therefore, rather than standardizing the entire Spanish major, we have chosen to allow our students the freedom to select all of their additional courses, based upon their current interests and future goals. Here are some ideas of how you can customize your Spanish major program.
Here are just a few of our Spanish courses and the ways in which they enrich specific careers. (View all Spanish courses here.)