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Spanish

Need a job after graduation? Knowing Spanish can help you get one.

Students work on dialogue in Spanish class.

Why Study Spanish at Randolph?

Spanish is spoken throughout the United States, and the ability to speak, understand, read, and write the Spanish language is becoming increasingly necessary in all types of career fields—human services, health care, business, journalism, law enforcement, and others.

As part of a strong liberal arts education, the major program in Spanish helps prepare students for work in international business and industry and for graduate school in such areas as language and literature, art, music, law, international relations, and teaching.

Becoming proficient in Spanish adds a valuable skill to your resume.

Degrees offered

Bachelor of Arts Degreein Spanish

Minor in Spanish

Curriculum and Courses

Spanish Majors Also Study

Global Studies

Political Science

Pre-Law

Business

Program Overview

Students majoring in Spanish become conversant with the language, literature, and culture of Spain and Latin America.

Students gain an appreciation of modern cultures as well as a new perspective on their own heritage.

Study of the literary, cultural, social, and political institutions of the country where the language is spoken help develop the student’s awareness of international interdependence.

At the same time, the departmental offerings encourage an increased understanding of the logic of language and a proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and understanding a second language.

The department offers a major and minor Spanish.  Additionally, for students whose first language is not English, an English composition sequence is available.

To supplement their coursework, students are strongly encouraged to study abroad for one or two semesters.

Opportunities for Experience

Top Ranked Professors

Randolph College’s faculty are consistently recognized as among the best in the nation. The Princeton Review ranked the College 18th for most accessible professors in the 2020 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 385 Colleges.

Randolph has been ranked in the top 20 for most accessible professors for three consecutive years.

Spanish Department Faculty

Maria Vazquez-Castro

Associate Professor of Romance Languages - Spanish

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News from the Spanish Department

Hola, España! Randolph Spanish major studies abroad in Spain

On his first day at the Cursos Internacionales for the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Isaiah Freedman ’20 was exploring campus when he fell and injured his […]

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Lauren Appel ’20 participates in national summit on nuclear weapons

Lauren Appel ’20 was recently one of 15 college students from across the nation who participated in a weeklong program […]

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Lauren Appel ’20 studies foreign policy, business in Cuba

As other students returned to Randolph’s campus to start the spring semester in mid-January, Lauren Appel ’20 was still in […]

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Hola, España! Randolph Spanish major studies abroad in Spain

On his first day at the Cursos Internacionales for the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Isaiah Freedman ’20 was exploring campus when he fell and injured his […]

Read More

Lauren Appel ’20 participates in national summit on nuclear weapons

Lauren Appel ’20 was recently one of 15 college students from across the nation who participated in a weeklong program […]

Read More

Lauren Appel ’20 studies foreign policy, business in Cuba

As other students returned to Randolph’s campus to start the spring semester in mid-January, Lauren Appel ’20 was still in […]

Read More
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Maria Vazquez-Castro

Associate Professor of Romance Languages - Spanish

Credentials:B.A., Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
M.A., University of Nebraska
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Associated Departments:Spanish
Office:Leggett 603
Phone:4349478556
Email:mvazquez@randolphcollege.edu

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