The mission of the Spanish program at Hendrix College is twofold: to give the students the opportunity to learn the language and to introduce them to the academic and cultural richness of the Hispanic world through the analytical study of major texts. Towards this end, the Spanish program is geared towards educating students so they can:
- communicate effectively in Spanish, both written and oral,
- understand and analyze different types of text in Spanish,
- be culturally aware and sensitive through constant engagement with the cultural products of others, therefore becoming better global citizens, and
- have a wide base of knowledge about Hispanic cultures and literary traditions.