All dates, times, and locations are subject to change.
The role of the Spanish Language Programs has profoundly changed in the past decades. Spanish has become one of the most popular and demanded foreign languages in the United States, where for millions of citizens Spanish is not even a foreign language but their mother tongue. Simultaneously, the geopolitical relevance of Latin America has increased, making Spanish a very attractive option for many students pursuing a career in fields such as law, health, business and engineering, among many others. In order to successfully respond to this complex and multilayered situation, Departments of Spanish (and equivalents) face several challenges, some of which this conference will examine. How can we ensure that Spanish Departments remain true to their values of cultural, literary, and critical education, while at the same time appealing to students with a professional orientation? This professional meeting will explore the diverse ways in which this possible conflict can be addressed in the Spanish curricula.
Some of the topics to be covered in this conference include:
Meeting sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Associate Dean for International and Interdisciplinary Programs, the Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities, and Office of the Provost at Dartmouth College, in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Universidad Internacional "Menéndez Pelayo"
Last Updated: 12/2/13