The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a B.A. in Spanish. The
mission of the program reflects the mission of the university in that it emphasizes
a quality preparation in the area of humanities, provides access to traditionally
underrepresented populations, especially Latino students, and contributes to the economic
and social welfare of the community. At the heart of the philosophy of the department
is a belief that language and communication are paramount to the human experience.
Competence in more than one language is not only integral to a complete educational
experience, but it also enables individuals to participate more fully in the global
society and marketplace. In addition, the study of other languages and cultures empowers
people to behave with a greater sense of self and to be successful in relationships
with those of different backgrounds.