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Spanish Studies

Why Study Spanish?

Five Hundred Million People Speak Spanish Around the Globe.

Every area of daily life and career opportunities can be enhanced by the study of Spanish:

  • Medical and service fields
  • Manufacturing and business
  • Police and military
  • Retail and art fields
  • Social services and education
  • Television, movie, and journalism media
  • Agriculture and environmental conservation
  • Telecommunications and computer software

All these fields and more are directly affected by the Hispanic world. Many students take a double major of Spanish and Business!

Spanish Advising Assistance:

  • Retro-Credit - If you have previous studies in Spanish before college, you can start at a higher level and earn additional credit hours for no extra time or money!  For example, if you have taken 2 years of HS Spanish  and start your EKU studies in SPA 102 and receive an "A", you will receive an additional 3 credit hours for SPA 101.
  • CLEP Tests/ Advanced Placement (AP) / Departmental Exams- Test out or up to a higher level and save time and money!  (LCH Dept. Exams cover SPA 101-206)
  • Spanish Studies fulfills General Education Requirements! - SPA courses can help you fulfill Gen. Ed. requirements, no matter that your degree program is!  (Please be aware that SPA 101-202 are not open to native speakers)

If you have questions regarding adding SPA as a major, what class you should begin your studies in, or other topics, contact:

Manuel Cortés-Castañeda, Spanish Studies Advisor, 859-622-1536, McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 215

Socorro Zaragoza, Spanish Studies Advisor, (859) 622-6435, McCreary Hall, Tower A, Room 213



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