Spanish Major Approved for SWOSU


Beginning this upcoming fall semester, Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will offer a major in Spanish. 

The new major was approved at the June meeting of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The program will be offered through the Department of Language Arts and require a total of 41 credit hours for completion. 

Dr. Jill Jones, chair of the department, said a Spanish minor has been available for many years, but students who want more intensive training in Spanish now have a program available to them.

Among the new courses required for majors will be Hispanic Literature, Advanced Spanish Conversation, Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar, Survey of Hispanic American Writers, and Studies in Spanish Abroad or Internship. Among elective courses now available are Spanish for Law Enforcement, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, and a course in teaching Spanish.

Spanish faculty members are Dr. Malcolm Patterson, Linda Hertzler-Crum and Susan Al-Jarrah. 

For information about the program, contact one of the three instructors or call Dr. Jones at 580.774.3734 or by email at