Spanish is the most studied foreign language in the United States, and Hispanic culture, from the beginnings of the Spanish Empire to the creation of the Latin American republics up to modern times, has influenced Western civilization with its historical and cultural legacy. Even today, some of the world's fastest-growing economies can be found in Latin America. The Spanish Program at CSUN offers several options for those interested in pursuing studies in "The Program" continues
Why Study Spanish?
- To acquire the ability to communicate both in spoken and written Spanish.
- To appreciate the richness of cultures and a language with contributions that helped shape Western civilization and thought. Currently, Spanish literature has been the subject of 11 Nobel Prizes.
- Spanish is the second most natively spoken language in the world.
- It is an official/national language in 21 countries around the world and an official language in 15 international organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, and the World Trade Organization.