Foreign Language: Spanish Major

Foreign Language: Spanish

Foreign Language: Spanish

Major

Spanish language majors will follow a track of courses designed to develop their Spanish language proficiency and cultural understanding. These courses will focus on language and cross-cultural competency.

Offered by the Department of Foreign Languages.

What Can I Expect from Studying Spanish at West Point? 

Cadets can choose from a Spanish language major or combine Spanish and another language for a dual language major. Each of these options can be taken as an honors program. Language majors also work well as part of a double major with another department.

These courses will focus on language and cross-cultural competency. You may also have the opportunity for academic travel to Spanish-speaking areas such as Spain, Chile, Mexico, or Colombia.

Majors: Spanish, Spanish with Honors, Dual Language (Spanish and a second language of your choice), Foreign Area Studies (Europe or Latin America)

Minors: Regional Studies (Europe or Latin America)

Watch our Spanish Welcome Video!

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

  • LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES

Sample Electives

  • LN440S SPANISH IN CULTURAL CONTEXT 
  • LN451 ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT  
  • LN487 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS 
  • LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I 
  • LS371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH  
  • LS372 SPANISH FOR ORAL & WRIT COMM 
  • LS470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN SPANISH 
  • LS475 SPANISH RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA  
  • LS476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - SPANISH  
  • LS483 SPANISH CIV AND CULTURE 
  • LS484 SPANISH AMERICAN CIV AND CULT 
  • LS485 SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE 
  • LS486 THE LITERATURE OF SPAIN 
  • LS492 20TH/21ST CENTURY HISPANIC LIT

To learn more, view the full Foreign Language - Spanish Major Curriculum.

Interact with Spanish at West Point!

Maximize your Spanish experience by participating in monthly club activities, learn and experience Spanish culture through food, media and instruction, and socialize with other Spanish-language cadets. Majors have the opportunity to spend a semester studying Spanish in Chile, Argentina, or Spain.

Cadets may also pursue immersion or a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, in places such as Spain, Chile, Colombia, or Mexico or even a Military Individual Advanced Development (MIAD) Program in Lonquimay, Chile to take part in the Chilean Mountain Warfare School.

Immersion Opportunities

  • Semester Abroad Program (SAP): Spend a semester studying Spanish in Chile, Argentina, or Spain.
  • Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD): Travel to Spain, Chile, Colombia, or Mexico to study Spanish in an intensive summer language immersion program.
  • Military Individual Advanced Development (MIAD): Travel to Lonquimay in Chile to take part in the Chilean Mountain Warfare School.

Honor Societies:
Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor Society
Golden Key - International Honour Society
Phi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor Society

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.