Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lalumiere Hall, 474
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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The Spanish program at Marquette provides students with the opportunity to develop linguistic proficiency in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world while learning about the rich and diverse cultures of Latin America, Spain and the Latino communities in the United States. The goal of the undergraduate program is twofold: to master all four skills of language acquisition (speaking, understanding, reading and writing), and to gain in-depth knowledge of content areas related to language, linguistics, literature, culture and film of the Spanish-speaking world. Majors in Spanish may combine studies with other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences or sciences. Students considering careers in education, international business, medicine, law, government or communications are particularly encouraged to pursue a double major or a minor in Spanish.
Two Distinct Majors
Two distinct majors are offered: Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture, with special concentrations including one for Education majors; and Spanish for the Professions, with concentrations in either Business or Health. Both majors also offer curricular concentrations designed to meet the needs of heritage and native speakers of Spanish.
- Concentrations Offered
- Spanish Minors
- Spanish Heritage and Native Learners
- Latin American Studies
- Latinx Studies
- Spanish Courses
- Student Testimonials
Two distinct concentrations offered for the Spanish major:
Spanish Language, Literature and Culture
Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Education Majors
Two distinct concentrations offered for the Spanish for the professions major:
Spanish for the Business Professions
Spanish for the Health Professions
Student can minor in Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture or Spanish for the Professions. The minor consists of six to seven courses (18-22 credit hours), excluding SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish 1, SPAN 1003 Intensive Elementary Spanish, and SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish 1.
Three distinct concentrations offered for the Spanish minor:
Spanish Language, Literature and Culture
Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Heritage Speakers
Spanish Language, Literature and Culture for Native Speakers
Four distinct concentrations for the Spanish for the Professions minor:
Spanish Business Professions
Spanish Health Professions
Spanish Professions for Heritage Speakers
Spanish Professions for Native Speakers
Student Testimonial / Testimonio del Estudiante
"Studying Spanish at Marquette has given me opportunities to engage with my community locally, nationally, and globally in ways that were only possible through studying both the language and culture."
Criminology & Law Studies | Social Welfare & Justice
College of Arts and Sciences 2018
Criminology and Law Society | President
"Looking back at my Marquette experience, I can proudly say that the Language department was a great influence for my intellectual and mental growth. What set this program apart from other programs at Marquette was the caring and dedicated professors who went above and beyond to make sure that we didn't just learn Spanish. Through service learning and diverse classes, we were able to use our skills that they taught us to give back to the Latinx community in Milwaukee. As a minority, sometimes it's hard to be student at a Predominantly White Institution. However, I am grateful for the support the language department has provided us. The professors within the language department as a whole welcome us with open arms. There aren't enough words to describe how amazing this program is. The Spanish Department is a hidden gem at Marquette!
Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honors Society | President
Dreamer's Scholarship Initiative | Gala Co-Chair
College of Communications 2018
Heritage learners of Spanish: Heritage learner of Spanish are students of Hispanic background who have been educated in the United States and have been exposed to Spanish in their homes or communities from an early age, but who consider English their primary language.
Native speakers of Spanish: Native speakers of Spanish have been primarily educated in Spanish and consider Spanish their first language.
Electives: These are upper-division courses at the 3000 and 4000 levels which were not previously taken to fulfill a requirement. Where there are options listed, if a student wanted to take both instead of choosing only one, such as SPAN 3300 or SPAN 3310, or SPAN 3515 and SPAN 3520, one course could be used to fulfill the requirement and the other course to fulfill an elective.
- Dr. Anne Pasero
Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
- Dr. Julia Paulk
Director the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program
- Dr. Pilar Bellver
Coordinator of the Spanish Heritage and Native Speakers Program
- Dr. Eugenia Afinoguénova
- Dr. Sonia Barnes
- Dr. Dinorah Cortés-Vélez
- Dr. Scott Dale
- Dr. Tara Daly
- Ms. Ana Escudero
- Ms. Teresa Krejcarek
- Ms. Laura Martinez
- Dr. Michelle Medeiros
- MS. LOUISE PINHANÇOS
For more information on Spanish courses and an extensive course work guide to the Spanish program, please visit the Marquette Undergraduate Bulletin.