- Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
- Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with secondary teaching certification
- Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with honors
Majors & Minors
Students who major in Spanish are highly encouraged to undertake a second major; currently the department has students majoring in both Spanish and one of the following:
- Criminal Justice
- Deaf Education
- Elementary Education
- Secondary Education
Programs of Study
The best way to develop native-level proficiency is to study abroad. In odd-numbered years (2011, 2013, etc), the Department sponsors the MacMurray in Mexico Program, a six-week course at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (campuses in Mexico City and Taxco) where students develop their proficiency in Spanish and are able to enroll in other courses of study: business, history, archeology, art, music, dance, literature, etc. Students live with a family throughout their residence and can receive up to 6 hours of credit towards their major at MacMurray. Student also have many opportunities to travel abroad during the January Term in College-sponsored trips.
SOMOS (Spanish Club)
SOMOS is dedicated to educating the college and surrounding community about Spanish-speaking culture. The Club sponsors an annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on campus, an annual exhibit for the Dia de los Muertos. Club members also have participated in after-school tutoring for bilingual students in the Beardstown school district and are planning mini-classes in Spanish language and culture for local elementary schools.
Graduates of the Spanish Program are currently working in a wide variety of fields: education, law, medicine, business, criminal justice, and nursing. One recent graduate received the prestigious internship in the Lieutenant Governor's Office of the State of Illinois and another recent graduate was named a Student Laureate of the State of Illinois.
All students are encouraged to enroll in meaningful internships. The Department will work with students to set up appropriate internships regionally, nationally, or internationally. MacMurray is affiliated with the internship programs offered by Central College in Mexico and Spain. Additionally, the Office of Career Planning and Placement will work with students to place them in challenging internships at sites such as the United Nations, the American Center, the World Health Organization, and a whole host of other sites where they can utilize fully their abilities to speak Spanish.
M. Jade Roseberry
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Washington University
M.A.T., Washington University