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EL ESPAÑOL ABRE PUERTAS | SPANISH OPENS DOORS

AT OHIO STATE


CHOOSE SPANISH AT OHIO STATE

WANT TO COMMUNICATE PROFICIENTLY IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE? DISCOVER AND LEARN ABOUT DIFFERENT CULTURES AND PERSPECTIVES? HAVE A CHANCE TO TRAVEL ABROAD AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A NEW CULTURE? Consider majoring – or double majoring – in Spanish, where you will have the opportunity to become a global citizen, ready to navigate real-world and real-life experiences. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that will increase the value of your education and [ MAKE YOU MORE COMPETITIVE FOR THE JOB MARKET. ]

WE’RE NOT MAKING THIS UP. Did you know? MOST SPOKEN language in the world is Spanish

is a benefit in many career fields

Over the next decade, 70 percent of employers anticipate the demand for language proficiency in Spanish will be a crucial part in their search for employees who can help them meet customer needs.

LARGEST SPANISH-SPEAKING country in the world is the United States

—The Wall Street Journal


SPANISH MAJOR TRACKS The Spanish Major The major consists of a minimum of 33 credit hours, including four orientation courses required for all tracks: Advanced Grammar, Intermediate Spanish Composition, Intro to the Study of Literature and Culture, and Pronunciation.

Spanish Major Tracks Iberian Literatures and Cultures Latin American Literatures and Cultures Hispanic Linguistics Hispanic Studies Each track consists of a concentration area (9 hours), a diversification area (6 hours), a senior seminar (3 hours) and an elective (3 hours).

Immersion Requirement An approved education abroad program or credit for Spanish 5689S is required.

Spanish Minor The minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 3000 level and above. Specialized minors are available in: Spanish Minor for Business, Latino Studies, and Andean and Amazonian studies.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES There is no one career path for students who study Spanish. A major or minor in Spanish opens up many internship and employment opportunities during and after college, whether you choose a future in health services or social work, travel and tourism, journalism, law and policy making, or even customer support.

SERVICE AND EDUCATION | HEALTH AND SCIENCE BUSINESS | GOVERNMENT AND LAW | COMMUNICATIONS

I was able to gain this position largely due to my Spanish ability. You have to be passionate about the language and be willing to work hard. It is very mentally draining to use a foreign language at work, especially in the medical field. However, providing quality care and keeping a third-party interpreter out of the room can lead to greater honesty, and a more successful session. — Luana Turovskaya (B.S. in Medical Dietetics and Spanish) Clinical Dietitian at PrimaryOne Health


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BY THE NUMBERS

MAJORS CHOOSE FROM A VAST SPAN OF TOPICS; COMBINE SPANISH WITH YOUR OTHER INTERESTS.

MINORS ENRICH A MAJOR IN COUNTLESS AREAS WITH A MINOR IN SPANISH.

FACULTY MEMBERS PURSUE RESEARCH IN FIELDS ACROSS ETHNIC, CULTURAL, IDEOLOGICAL AND NATIONAL BOUNDARIES.

STUDENTS STUDENT WENT ABROAD CLUB MEMBERS EXPLORE SPANISH ABROAD WITH OUR IMMERSION REQUIREMENT.

PARTICIPATE WITH OTHERS THROUGH OUR CLUBS AND HISPANIC HONOR SOCIETY.

OVER 40% OF MAJORS ARE DOUBLE MAJORS/ DUAL DEGREE [ HOW WILL YOU STAND OUT? ]


I chose to major in Spanish simply because I had a real, honest passion for learning the language, and I wanted my future career to utilize my knowledge of Spanish. Bilingualism can be a powerful asset to any company hoping to reach into international markets. — Kenneth Farmer (B.S. in Marketing and B.A. in Spanish)

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. We provide a full range of academic disciplines and programs so that you are empowered to follow any path and achieve success, and we’ll support you every step of the way.

DEPARTMENT OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE 298 Hagerty Hall | 1775 College Road | Columbus, OH 43210

sppo.osu.edu email: spanport@osu.edu phone: (614) 292-4958

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