The Spanish department offers two types of B.A. degrees: the B.A. in Spanish, and the B.A. in Spanish with Secondary School Certification. Our curriculum is broad and we equally emphasize Peninsular and Latin American literature and culture. The culture courses include the study of the customs, values, ideologies, history, philosophy, art, economics, and education of the many Spanish-speaking nations. The literature courses cover all the major literary movements, apply current literary theories, and approach literary texts as fundamental to the study of a given nation's culture. We also offer courses on business Spanish, phonetics, and grammar. Students have a variety of opportunities to practice their Spanish, including a state-of-the-art multimedia Language Learning Center, lectures by prominent Hispanic writers, and conversation groups. Graduate courses are regularly scheduled (often in the late afternoon) and these courses may be applied toward the interdisciplinary M.A. in Humanities and Linguistics offered by the university.
Consider doing some of your coursework for the minor abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. Note that six of the fifteen credit hours for the minor must be taken in residence at ODU. Contact the Office of Study Abroad.
Ms. Paloma Sugg’s slide show from her recent trip to Avila, Madrid, Salamanca and Sevilla.