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 & Design, Biology, English, History, Communication, Political Science, Management, Performing 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.