In an increasingly international and multicultural world, fluency in another language and an understanding of other cultures have become keys that open a wide variety of opportunities — both personal and professional.
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world and the second language of the United States. The Spanish major at Lyon College enables students to develop enhanced oral and written skills in Spanish while acquiring a broad knowledge of the complex history, cultures, literature, and intellectual traditions of Spain and Latin America. The department offers a variety of courses on topics relating to Hispanic culture and civilization, advanced grammar and composition, film, and literary history.
Most students choose to strengthen their language skills by participating in a study abroad program in Spain or Latin America and engaging with Hispanic communities in the United States.
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