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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.