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Students learn language skills while exploring Spanish and Latin-American culture through a range of courses in literature, contemporary issues and the physical world.

At Wittenberg, Spanish courses encompass a range of topics, including translation and conversation, Hispanic literature and contemporary issues, the physical world, film and social change, diversity in the Spanish-speaking world and methods for Spanish language education.

With a new curriculum that engages students in multiple literacies and interdisciplinary coursework, the Spanish program promotes the highest levels of proficiency in what the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recognizes as the key areas of language acquisition: reading, writing, listening comprehension, speaking and culture.

The department’s innovative Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program gives students more than the ability to understand and speak another language; it equips students with a depth of cultural awareness and insight. Considered one of the most distinctive language-across-the curriculum programs in the nation, Wittenberg’s federally funded effort to internationalize the curriculum enables students to earn credit toward the B.A. by conducting research in their language of interest for any academic discipline on campus. No other department of languages offers opportunities for such a breadth of interdisciplinary studies.

Through close interaction with faculty, interdisciplinary coursework, and study abroad programs in Spain, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica and Ecuador, students in Wittenberg’s Spanish program undertake a life-changing experience that opens doors to a world of enriching professional and social opportunities.

    Degrees Offered:

    • B.A.: Spanish
    • Minor: Spanish

    Course Listings

    Click here to read complete descriptions of the Spanish courses offered at Wittenberg.

    Degree Requirements:

    Major in Spanish


    • 12 credits at the 200 level, including Spanish 264 and 265
    • 12 credits at the 300 level, including Spanish 301 or 302
    • 12 credits at the 400 level, including Spanish 450

    Spanish 301 or 302, Spanish 450, and one other 400-level course must be completed at Wittenberg. All coursework for the major must be taught in Spanish with the following exception: four credits of Hispanic Literature 130 may count toward the major with permission of the instructor. These students will be asked to complete a reading and/or writing assignment in Spanish either during the course or retroactively is necessary.

    Minor in Spanish


    • 12 credits at the 200 level, including Spanish 264 and 265
    • 4 credits at the 300 level
    • 4 credits at the 400 level

    All coursework for the major must be taught in Spanish. Students may only take classes for the minor using the pass-fail option with the instructor's permission.

    Licensure for Teaching in Spanish

    Students interested in pursuing a course of study leading to a license to teach Spanish should contact their advisor or Wittenberg's department of education for specific requirements.


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