The major and minor
At Clark, students can major or minor in Spanish. The major requires classes in literature, culture and a senior seminar. Majors must complete two units abroad, although most take a full semester or a year. A minor consists of six classes, three of which must be taken in residence at the Clark campus, and offers flexibility in class selection. Among our most popular courses are classes in cultural studies, literature and film. View requirements for the major and minor.
You might also be interested in cross-registering for some of the Spanish language, literature and culture courses offered at nearby colleges that are members of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts.
Those who major in a foreign language are required to have two units of study abroad. Programs are available in Spain (Madrid and Seville), the Dominican Republic (popular with students interested in International Development) and Chile. Learn more at the Study Abroad Office.
Supplementing the major and minor in Spanish are a variety of academic and cocurricular activities designed to enrich your contacts with the Spanish language and Hispanic cultural life here at Clark.
Explore Latino culture
Spanish 117: Fieldwork in the Latino Community
In this course, students serve the Hispanic community at several sites in Worcester including Centro Las Americas, the Goddard St. School, St. Peter's, Pernet Family Health Services and Main South Community Development Corporation. In addition to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), helping at food banks, mentoring young people, interpreting for health care providers, translating materials or helping the community in numerous other ways, the students also meet weekly to discuss readings in Latino culture and literature.
Worcester Latino Film Festival
The Language, Literature and Culture (LLC) department is proud to be one of the patron sponsors of the Worcester Latino Film Festival. We join Centro Las AmÃ©ricas and the Consortium colleges to bring to Clark and Worcester communities a week-long festival of recent Spanish-language cinema.
The films are shown in Spanish with English subtitles, and they reflect the rich diversity of Spanish-speaking cultures in the United States and in Latin America. Each year, the festival invites a Latino filmmaker of note to join us. Clark has hosted the Dominican filmmaker, Angel Muñiz (Nueva Yol and Nueva Yol 3) and the Chicana filmmaker, Lourdes Portillo, whose El diablo nunca duerme/The Devil Never Sleeps has also been shown at film festivals around the world. Other visiting directors have included Ela Troyano, Natasha Estebanex, Jan Egleson, José Luis Valenzuela, Ivonne Belen and Jorge Dyszel.
Latin American and Latino Studies
Students interested in Latino culture might also be interested in the concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies.
We welcome your questions. Please email Maria Acosta Cruz, coordinator of the Spanish program, if you would like further information about studying Spanish at Clark.