Majors and Minors Offered
Carthage awards two Spanish language scholarships, each covering $20,000, each year.
The Modern Languages Department at Carthage offers both a major and minor in Spanish.
Beginning courses focus on the spoken language and are usually taught by native Spanish speakers. In addition, students will be exposed to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries from the first day of their first Spanish course at Carthage.
As they progress in their linguistic proficiency and move on to upper division courses even more emphasis is placed on culture — past and present — including literature, film, architecture, politics, business, religion and art, as well as everyday life.
If you test into a course and then earn a “C” or better, you can earn up to 12 free retroactive credits.
Spanish majors are required to study in a Spanish-speaking country for at least one academic semester.
Some students elect to combine Spanish with programs of supporting disciplines, and in these cases the major and the minor in Spanish will appeal more broadly to those who desire a comprehensive liberal arts education with a multicultural dimension, those who wish to complete a teaching major or minor in Spanish, those who intend to continue their language studies in graduate school, and those interested in government service, careers in international commerce and industry, or in other fields.