Professors: Jason Bartles, Maria José Cabrera, Marcos Campillo-Fenoll, Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause, Megan Corbin, Gloria Hernández, Daniela Johannes, Meg Niiler, Iliana Pagán-Teitelbaum, Megan Saltzman, Ana Sánchez, Israel Sanz-Sánchez, Maria Van Liew, Andrea Varricchio.
We offer a major and minor option in our Spanish program:
You can also complete the language requirement for other departmental majors with our Spanish courses. Additionally, you can transfer in up to 50% of the courses for the Spanish major and minor.
In general, for Spanish majors and minors, we offer courses in Grammar and Conversation, Spanish and Latin American Cultures and Civilization, Peninsular and Latin American Literatures, Linguistics and Phonetics, and Film, among other advanced courses.
At the basic Spanish level we offer SPA 101 and SPA 102.
At the intermediate level, we offer SPA 201 and SPA 202.
Advanced courses that may be used for the major (BALC, Spanish track) and minor include:
Some advanced courses do not count toward the major concentration, but they count toward the minor in Spanish, and can also be taken as electives:
Students with a concentration in Spanish need to take advanced courses at the 400 level (seminars). You can consult the complete course catalog for descriptions. Spanish majors must take SPA 444 (Advanced Spanish Proficiency Development) and one seminar course at the 400 level, to choose from:
Students can also obtain Pennsylvania K-12 teaching certification in Spanish, in conjunction with the College of Education here at West Chester University. You can consult the Certification page for further information and requirements.
Students can participate in a study abroad program as part of their curriculum. Our Faculty advise or lead study abroad programs in Salamanca or Barcelona, Spain; as well as at the Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica. Starting Fall 2016 students can also Student Teach abroad in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and a new study abroad program is being developed in Ecuador.
The Spanish Club is a quite active on campus and off, holding weekly meetings, movie nights, fundraisers, field trips to NYC and elsewhere, to sites of interest and significant events regarding Hispanic cultures. Students play an important role in the club, generally deciding which activities are of interest and organizing events.
We offer courses toward the master's degree, with or without certification, in our new Master of Arts in Languages and Cultures (MALC). Please consult the Graduate Programs site for more specific information.
Apart from courses in Spanish, we also offer courses in Second Language Acquisition at the Graduate level, such as LAN 500 (Research in 2nd Language Education) and LAN 503 (Techniques of 2nd Language Teaching).
For more information, contact Dr. Andrea Varricchio, Spanish Coordinator.