Learning Outcomes

Peter Sabini with Cervantes' statue in Spain
Spanish and music major Peter Sabini poses with a statue of Miguel de Cervantes while studying abroad in Toledo, Spain.

Learning Goals for the Major in Spanish


Upon completion of the Spanish major, students will be able to communicate effectively, clearly, and cohesively in both written and oral discourse. They will have developed modes of analysis and ways of critical, interpretive, and creative thinking that may be applied to a variety of career paths. 


Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the principal literary texts of the Spanish-speaking world, the contexts in which they were written, and the perspectives they represent. 


Students will learn to respect difference and diversity both in the context of their own culture and globally. They will be able to develop an intellectual engagement and reflective sensibility that will contribute to their life-long learning.