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Spanish: The UDC Edge

Foreign languages have been part of the UDC curriculum since 1851 at UDC’s predecessor institution, Miner Teachers College.  Our program explores the full spectrum of Spanish-speaking communities around the world, spanning the United States, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Spanish

The bachelor’s degree program in Spanish at the University of the District of Columbia explores Spanish language, literature and culture as it is found in diverse regions across the globe. You will hone your analytical and critical thinking skills while gaining a rich cultural perspective.  

A Spanish degree, whether independently or as part of a dual major, can make you a more attractive prospect when you enter the job market. UDC also offers you the opportunity to earn teacher certification in Spanish at the elementary and secondary levels.

UDC’s World Language Spanish Program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Spanish: The UDC Edge

Foreign languages have been part of the UDC curriculum since 1851 at UDC’s predecessor institution, Miner Teachers College.  Our program explores the full spectrum of Spanish-speaking communities around the world, spanning the United States, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Curriculum and Requirements in the UDC Spanish Minor Program

You may choose from two bachelor’s degree options:

  • Spanish
    • You may combine a major in Spanish with a secondary major.
  • Spanish with teacher certification
    • The program prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce as a teacher of Spanish at the elementary and high school levels.
    • In addition to the courses for majors, you would take 21-plus hours in the Department of Education

You must complete 120 credit hours to earn the bachelor’s degree in Spanish.

A Spanish minor is also available.

Student Organizations and Activities in the UDC Spanish Minor Program

  • Spanish Club
  • Language workshops
  • Service learning in Spanish-speaking communities
  • Internships on Capitol Hill
  • Visits to Latino business establishments
  • Cultural events, including theatrical productions, movie nights and dance parties
  • Conference presentations
  • Bilingual contributions to the school newspaper
  • Study abroad

Faculty Spotlight: UDC Spanish Program

UDC’s Spanish faculty are accomplished scholars, skilled researchers and attentive instructors.

Program coordinator Dr. Shirley Jackson is a founder and member of the editorial board for the Afro Hispanic Review published by Vanderbilt University. She has taught and presented around the world, including a recent summer seminar on Afro-Hispanic culture and literature at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China.

 

Career Pathways and Prospects

The bachelor’s degree option for teacher certification in Spanish prepares you for immediate entry into the workforce as a Spanish teacher at the elementary and high school levels.

The Spanish program also prepares students to use Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge for careers in civil and foreign service, business and the arts, as well as at international organizations. 

Contact info:

E: casgeneral@udc.edu | T: 202.274.5194 | F: 202.274.5589