Monmouth / Academics / Spanish
Image of Spanish Class
Spanish Major
A major in Spanish consists of a minimum of nine course credits beyond the 102 level, with at least four course credits at the 300 level or higher.

Students planning careers in international business, government, or service should consult the department for specific course recommendations. The Modern Foreign Languages Department strongly encourages its majors to spend a period of time studying abroad and helps those who wish to do so in every way it can.

Spanish Minor
A minor in Spanish consists of a minimum of five course credits beyond the 102 level with at least one course credits at the 300 level.
Off-Campus Study
Monmouth College considers study abroad to be an opportunity for students to enhance their liberal arts education. Such study may serve as a significant complement to the major or to the general education curriculum and to the mission of the college. Monmouth College makes programs available to its students in diverse settings that are intellectually challenging and aesthetically inspiring. The off-campus experience enables students to explore different perspectives on the human condition in a global community.

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) offers an outstanding program based in San José, Costa Rica. Students live with Costa Rican families, engage in intensive language study, participate in seminars, and prepare an individual research project under the direction of a Costa Rican mentor. This is a rewarding experience for students of all fields of study. Please see the department faculty for information about this and other programs in Spanish-speaking countries.

French-speaking students may apply for off-campus programs in France and Francophone countries.

The Department encourages students to incorporate off-campus study into their program of study and will assist in the application process.

Sigma Delta Pi: National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society
Monmouth College was granted a charter for Sigma Delta Pi in 1956, and the Delta Zeta Chapter is active today.
Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages are employed in a variety of positions both in the United States and abroad such as: banking, managerial positions in production, teaching, school administration, and fund-raising for national organizations. Many graduates attest that language abilities in both professional and social situations have helped them advance their careers.

Knowledge of and the ability to use a foreign language can be of great benefit when seeking employment. Foreign language knowledge is particularly useful in business, accounting, commerce at all levels, communications (radio, television, print media, advertising), social work, medicine, law, school counseling, teaching, and in the travel industry.

Graduate School Opportunities
The study of foreign languages and cultures has enabled Monmouth students to pursue graduate school in languages and literatures, school administration, international business, MBA programs, law, and medicine.
Sean McNamara

Student "Scotlight"

Sean McNamara
Major: Accounting

Family tradition of attending Monmouth College continues