- Kelly Slutz ’14
- Hometown: Smithville, Ohio
- Major: Spanish and Sociology
When I was in high school, I knew I wanted to attend a college that had strong academics, recreational opportunities and lots of different ways to get involved. I also wanted to attend a university that was committed to the environment and the community, and I felt like all of these things were important at Mount Union.
Spanish Learning Objectives
The Spanish major at Mount Union focuses on several different aspects of the Hispanic culture. Spanish majors will gain speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills of the Spanish language. The living patterns, social structure, and value systems of the Spanish culture will be discussed along with Spanish literatures. Students will be able to understand the cultures and civilizations of Spanish speaking people along with an understanding of the careers and professions available to Spanish majors. Lastly, Spanish majors will spend a period of time living and learning in Spain, Costa Rica, Chile, or Mexico, experiencing the culture first-hand.
Student organizations include Alpha Mu Gamma, the foreign language honorary society, Foreign Language Club and the Association of International Students. Spanish graduates can choose from career opportunities such as public relations, teaching, business, social work, government service, scientific research, various technical occupations and legal and medical services. Many graduates also continue on to graduate study.
Foreign Language Learning Objectives
- Students will achieve the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to function in an environment where Spanish is used exclusively. Students will demonstrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Language at the ACTFL Advanced-Low Level
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the cultures and civilizations of the principal groups of people who speak Spanish, from a variety of perspectives, including the historical, geographical, sociopolitical, literary and artistic.
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of the relevance of foreign languages to professions and careers.