Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world. The Center teaches Spanish through the third year of study, with a track for heritage learners and a specialized Spanish for Healthcare Professions series. Additional 300 and 400 level Spanish courses are offered in the Department Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures, which offers both a major and a minor in Spanish and Portuguese and a major in Latin American Studies.

The Center awards the Certificate in Language and Intercultural Communication in Spanish. Spanish is an option to fulfill the language requirement for the Linguistics major.

Course Sequence

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*Offered by the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures

Before registering for a Spanish course, take the Language Placement Test to find out which course is right for you. The placement test is not required for courses offered by the Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures.

Study Abroad

Please visit our Study Abroad pages for information on our 6 week, 6 credit summer faculty led Rice in Country study abroad programs and our CLIC Language Study Scholarship Awards. For additional study abroad opportunities visit the Study Abroad Office’s website.

Spanish Language Faculty