Create and transmit knowledge concerning the
Spanish language, literatures and cultures in a
climate that promotes ease of communication
and mutual understanding.
The demographic, economic and political realities of the United States, Latin America and the world have turned Spanish into the unofficial second national language in the country and the third most spoken language in the world. The Spanish Program at Western Oregon University offers a thorough understanding of the language, literature and cultures, preparing our students to better understand and participate in their local, national and global realities.