Dr. Ingrid Bircann-Barkey, Coordinator
Room 319, Jaynes Hall
Phone: (304) 333-3607
Fax: (304) 367-4896
Being proficient in Spanish makes students marketable abroad and for the growing number of domestic fields requiring bilingual workers. Elementary and upper level courses prepare them for careers. Even students who minor in Spanish become fluent by the time they meet their requirements. Spanish majors are introduced to Hispanic culture and history in the United States, Latin America and Spain.
Spanish courses at Fairmont State are designed to develop students’ skills in:
If students study abroad, they can turn their travel to Spanish-speaking countries into class credit. Juniors are especially encouraged to study Spanish outside of the United States.
The Spanish program offers a four-year course of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in either Spanish or Spanish Education. Students can also select Spanish as a minor.
In many settings, Spanish proficiency has become essential for such professions as Social Work, Criminal Justice, Business and Banking, and Allied Health Areas.
The Spanish Program at Fairmont State University integrates this University-wide objective in its program in a variety of ways. The Spanish Program seeks to foster a holistic understanding of literature, communication, history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world that is pertinent and useful in our globalized world. In addition, it hopes to contribute to the general student body’s knowledge of history and the world.