Welcome to the Spanish Program!
The Spanish program at the University of Tennessee develops Spanish language proficiency as it fosters critical thinking through literary, cinematic, and linguistic analysis. Students can earn a B.A. with a concentration in literature, Hispanic studies, or Language and World Business. In cooperation with the Center for International Education, Spanish faculty coordinate study abroad programs and internships in Mexico, Spain, and Ecuador.
A Spanish major can be an advantage in gaining employment in fields such as teaching, translation, journalism, international business or law, foreign service, and the travel industry.
At the graduate level, students can obtain an M.A. degree in Spanish or a Ph.D. in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures with a major concentration in Spanish and a minor concentration in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Applied Linguistics. Both faculty and students have an outstanding record in research, teaching, and service to the community and excel in earning awards, fellowships, and grants for their many achievements.
Why study Spanish?
Spanish studies encompasses all aspects of Hispanic life and culture: literature, language, culture, history, film, art. Students should consider a Spanish major if they are interested in other cultures, would like to have a career with an international component, enjoy learning and speaking foreign languages, and like to travel.
What can I do with Spanish major?
A major in Spanish, perhaps with a concentration in Language and World Business, can be an advantage in gaining employment in many fields: teaching, translation, interpreting, journalism, international business or law, foreign service, travel industry jobs, etc. The ability to speak, read and write with precision in a second language is an increasingly desirable skill in the United States. In addition, a job applicant with study abroad experience on her or his resume attracts an employer’s attention, for studying abroad demonstrates adaptability and resourcefulness.
- Spanish graduate students, Alberto Rivera Vaca, has just been awarded the prestigious J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship.
- Dr. Millie Gimmel, Assistant Professor in Spanish, Named QUEST Scholar of the Week
Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
1115 Volunteer Blvd.
701 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville , TN 37996 -0470
Phone: (865) 974-2312
Fax: (865) 974-7096