Abigail Garrett ’17

Opening to New Interests

At Bucknell, you can be more than your major. Just ask Abigail Garrett '17, who is double majoring in biology and Spanish.

"Dance is one of the areas in which Bucknell has really pushed me outside of my comfort zone."

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Which Spanish course should I take?


The Spanish department uses an on-line placement exam to match your language skills to the appropriate course. We also take into consideration how long you have studied Spanish and if you have spent time in a Spanish-speaking environment.

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A major in Spanish requires at least eight credits above SPAN 105 Intermediate Spanish.

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Bucknell en España

Spanish majors are encouraged to spend one or two semesters abroad. Bucknell has its own study abroad program at the Universidad de Granada in Spain and offers three weeks of study in Nicaragua.

Students may also choose from approved programs in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Spain.

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In Bucknell’s Spanish program, you’ll learn more than a language. Learn the literature, culture and linguistics of Spanish, and amplify your skills by studying abroad through the close-knit Bucknell en España program or an approved program in a Spanish-speaking country. ¡Que bueno!

We encourage our students to think critically, to question their cultural assumptions about the Hispanic world, and to seek to immerse themselves, as much as possible, in a Spanish-speaking community.

Faculty Spotlight


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Nick Jones

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Nick Jones

"Someday, many of these students will be in positions of power. They need to understand and consider the perspectives of those who may be less privileged than themselves."

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Nick Jones

Associate Professor of Spanish

Elisabeth Guerrero

Guerrero blends her love of dance and Mexican culture in her latest research interest, an intellectual biography of Nellie Campobello, writer, dancer, and founder of the Ballet of Mexico City.

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Hiram Smith

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Hiram Smith

"When you examine the history of a language, you understand that people speak the way they do for a reason — not because they're any less intelligent than anyone else."

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Hands-on Experience


Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad

Spanish majors are encouraged to spend one or two semesters abroad. Bucknell has its own study abroad program at the Universidad de Granada in Spain and offers three weeks of study in Nicaragua.

Students may also choose from approved programs in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Spain.

Research

Undergraduate Research

Spanish majors are invited to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly research projects, which can lead to publications or presentations at conferences. Spanish majors with a strong academic record are encouraged to apply for an honors research project.

Internships

Internships

Internships provide Spanish majors with career networking and experience and an opportunity to practice their language skills in the corporate, government or nonprofit world.

Recently, Spanish students have interned at:

  • CBS College Sports
  • Kempen & Co.
  • Marc Kozam
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