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Spanish

Spanish

Program Description

Proficiency in Spanish opens doors to other cultures and is an advantage in our increasingly interconnected, globalized world. Spanish prepares you for a wide range of careers, from diplomat to international business consultant or translator to educator or journalist. AUM’s Spanish major is designed to give you command of the spoken and written language, and a familiarity with Spanish-speaking cultures. If you opt to participate in this shared Spanish program with the Auburn campus, you’ll be able to take Spanish language courses at Auburn and participate in Auburn’s study abroad programs in Spain, as well as AUM’s study-abroad programs in Mexico.

Points of Pride

  • The program offers Study Abroad in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico.
  • Small classes: upper level courses usually have fewer than 12 students per class, so students get plenty of opportunity to practice their skills.
  • Our instructors, with Ph.D.s and master’s degrees, speak Spanish with native or near-native fluency.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Jobs in media and communications are projected to grow by 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, which means that some 27,4000 new jobs will be created. The most recent median annual wage for media and communications occupations was $52,370 – higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.


U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample

Jobs

Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Sales representative

$58,380 per year

7%(117,200 more jobs)

Translator/interpreter

$43,590 per year

29% (17,500 more jobs)

High school teacher

$56,310 per year

6% (55,900 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of History and World Languages & Cultures

Auburn University at Montgomery

Liberal Arts 348

334-244-3221

lkelley8@aum.edu

Soaring Warhawks

  • Jonathan Stephens is an Information Technology Technician with the U.S. Air Force.
  • David Dwyer is a Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish at the University of Georgia.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Spanish major includes:


Course #

Course Name

Course Description

SPAN 1010

Elementary Spanish I/Lab

Basic language skills with emphasis on conversation and exposure to Hispanic civilization. For students with less than two years of high school Spanish. Multi-media computer lab required.

SPAN 1020

Elementary Spanish II/Lab

Fundamentals of the Spanish language skills with emphasis on conversation and exposure to Hispanic civilization. Fulfills School of Liberal Arts foreign language core requirement. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite SPAN 1010.

SPAN 2010

Intermediate Spanish I/Lab

Review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite SPAN 1020.

SPAN 2020

Intermediate Spanish II/Lab

Review of grammatical structures, development of reading and writing skills and increased understanding of Hispanic cultures. Multi-media computer lab required. Prerequisite SPAN 2010.

Four Spanish (SPAN) courses at 3000 or 4000 level

Approved upper level courses in anthropology, economics, film studies, geography, history, international business, literature, political science, theatre, visual arts.