Spanish Fundamentals

In this age of globalization, study of a foreign language, such as Spanish, is understanding diverse, culturally rooted behaviors, attitudes and communication.

  • Comprehensive curriculum covers: 
    • composition
    • conversation
    • literature
    • grammar
    • civilization
    • culture
    • customs

Professional Preparation

With a background in the humanities, graduates can think creatively, communicate effectively and work with
diverse populations, preparing them to enter graduate school for careers in:

  • architecture
  • education
  • journalism
  • business
  • law
  • medicine

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • well-traveled


Akron Advantage

Real-world Experience

Studying abroad is an excellent way to develop academic and professional skills that will enable you to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. While abroad, you will develop critical thinking, decision-making and language skills, and increase inter-cultural, political and economic understanding.

One of our most popular trips is our summer study abroad program in either Spain or Latin America. Students  spend four to five weeks immersed in the Spanish language and Hispanic culture.

Our students also gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Recent placements include:

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Walt Disney World
  • City of Akron
  • The University of Akron

Modern Language Student Organizations

  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish honorary)
  • Hispanos Organizados por Lengua y Amistad (H.O.L.A.)
  • Circle K International

Sample Curriculum


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