Hiram College

Spanish Minor

Traditional Undergraduate

As the United States continues to evolve, the study of Spanish becomes more and more important. Language study helps students to open the way to understanding and communication with various peoples, cultures, civilizations and literature. It involves performance skills in the foreign language (speaking, reading, writing and understanding) and command of the subject matter (literature, history, language).


Who are Hiram’s Spanish Minors?

Students will find that their career opportunities will be broader and richer when they combine majors or minors in other disciplines with the study of a foreign language. Most other disciplines are compatible with a language major: Art & DesignBiologyEnglishHistoryCommunicationPolitical ScienceManagementPerforming Arts, and Sociology are just a few of the majors that benefit from a second language. Students who are interested in a teaching career would find it useful to minor in two languages.

Forge Your Own Path

Learning Spanish is important to those conducting business in the United States and abroad. Hispanics are the largest minority group in the United States, with the majority being Spanish speakers. By learning Spanish, you’ll be better able to communicate in both business and in everyday life. Latin American countries are our most important trading partners, and, since Spanish is the most prevalent language in our society after English, you will have many opportunities to speak it, hear it, and read it in your own communities.

Guidance and Opportunity

Hiram College believes that immersion is an important part of learning the language. The College invites international students from Spanish-speaking universities to serve as on campus teaching assistants, providing students with opportunities to practice speaking their language of study in real-life, informal situations.

Hiram faculty lead trips to Spain regularly, which provide students with opportunities to fully immerse themselves in the language and culture, while living with host families. Students can also take shorter study-abroad trips to Spain and the Dominican Republic during the 3-Week term.

  • Peace Corps Prep Program

    Hiram College began offering a Peace Corps Preparatory Program in Fall 2014. We are one of only three colleges/universities in Ohio to offer a program officially designated as preparation for Peace Corps service.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Within the Office of Student Life, we offer several support functions, services, and opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and to those interested engaging in the backgrounds of others.

Elena Iglesias-Villamel Headshot

Elena Iglesias-Villamel, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

Learn more about all of the majors, minors, and opportunities that await you within the School of Arts, Humanities & Culture.