Jenna Fuhs (’23)
The professors at Cornerstone teach us how to address problems and then let us be creative in how we find solutions.
B.A. in SpanishServing God's People
Spanish Major or Minor
The Spanish major at Cornerstone University will compel you to become an influential part of the Spanish-speaking community. You’ll gain the ability to exercise cultural intelligence and demonstrate hospitality toward diverse people groups. You will graduate with proficiency in Spanish and a desire to serve cultures across the world.
- Bachelor of Arts
- On Campus
- Grand Rapids
As a student at Cornerstone, you will take part in an internship or practicum as part of your program. The Center for Career and Life Calling will help you connect with a local organization to receive valuable experience.
- Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
- Roosevelt Park Ministries
Spanish majors are highly sought after in the job market for their linguistic skills. Take a look at some of the career opportunities available to you as a graduate from the Spanish major.
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Of Humanities Division graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.
Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.
Program Features and
The Spanish program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.
Off-Campus Study Opportunities
As a Humanities Division student, you will have the opportunity to study abroad in places such as Ecuador and Spain.
Humanities Division Annual Seminar
The Humanities Division provides students from all academic divisions with an annual seminar to discuss topics such as an era of poetry or influential thinkers. This seminar experience also includes an opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.
Program Learning Outcomes
The Spanish program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas.
Demonstrate knowledge of the Hispanic cultures and the four linguistic abilities—reading, writing, speaking and listening—in the target language.
Analyze cultural products, practices and perspectives from the Spanish-speaking world in relation to those of your home culture.
Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning
Utilize target language to analyze cultural products within their cultural and social context.
Communicate at the advanced-low proficiency level in the interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication both within and beyond the classroom.
Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
Civic and Global Learning
Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
Biblical Worldview Integration
Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.
CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.
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