Available program formats: Online: BA
Bridging cultures through language proficiency
Columbia College's Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Cultures program dives deep into the language and diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. This program emphasizes the importance of both written and oral language proficiency, broadening your understanding of the various Spanish-speaking cultures across the globe.
Our program starts at the intermediate level (SPAN 201 or higher), fostering your language skills to advanced levels. We encourage our students to immerse themselves further through study abroad experiences or internships in Spanish-speaking countries or communities, especially after their second year of language studies.
Expanding horizons and increasing marketability
The BA in Spanish Language & Cultures is an excellent fit for students with a keen interest in exploring diverse cultures and connecting with others. This degree not only increases your marketability in various professional fields but also prepares you for potential teaching roles and further academic pursuits, such as a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
At Columbia College, we're dedicated to helping you become a confident, culturally aware global citizen.
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.
Dr. Peter Monacell
"Dr. Monacell brings a great deal of experience to this position, and his passion for the humanities and for teaching was evident immediately after my first conversation with him."Read about Peter
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Available program formats
- Core requirements 30 credit hours
- Total degree requirements 120 credit hours
Some courses you may take
An analysis of Latin American film from Spanish America and the U.S. organized around topics including migration, gender, ethnicity, and politics. The course includes critique of films in their own cultures. Taught in English and Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 202.
This course begins a survey of the cultures of Latin America. It is designed to be taken in sequence with LACS 202 as an intensive study of the people of Latin America. Meets multicultural graduation requirement. Taught in English.
Conversational Spanish using cultural-based materials and readings emphasizing the four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as a review of elementary and intermediate Spanish-level grammatical points. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 with a grade of C or higher.
Further develops written and oral Spanish language skills, with particular attention to Spanish business correspondence, translating technical writing and commercial documents as well as gain knowledge of cultural characteristics of Spanish-speaking groups with an emphasis on engagement and interactions in business settings, including international business transactions. Prerequisites: SPAN 202.