Why Choose Spanish?
Spanish is the most common language in the U.S. after English, and it’s the official language in more than 20 countries worldwide. Majoring in Spanish allows you to develop practical language and critical thinking skills that are applicable to any career field.
The Spanish major is interdisciplinary and includes study of the culture, history and geography of the countries where Spanish is spoken. In addition to courses focusing on grammar, composition and conversation, Spanish classes examine topics including:
- Hispanic musical heritage
- Spanish culture through film
- Spanish civilization
- Caribbean culture
- Women in Hispanic literature
- Masterpieces of Hispanic literature
Our small class sizes (usually no more than 15 students, and never more than 20) allow you to develop language fluency as well as establish a close relationship with your professor. The faculty in this department are teachers and mentors who pride themselves on the deep relationships they create with students.
Spanish speakers are everywhere in New York City. As a Spanish major at Manhattan College, you’ll have a variety of experiential opportunities that take you out of the classroom and into the world including:
- A themed residence community on campus, Casa Nuestra
- Trips to museums in New York City
- Plays, concerts and lectures, both on campus and throughout NYC
- International study abroad programs
- Internships at magazines, museums, film companies, hospitals and schools
- Language conversation tables