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The Spanish program at Butler features a hands-on approach including immersive study abroad programs, service-learning in the Indianapolis community, and internships in both the United States and abroad. Students obtain the experiences necessary to improve language fluency and expand understanding of numerous cultures found throughout the world. Over 400 million people speak Spanish worldwide. Here at home, Spanish is the second-most-spoken language in the United States, touching all facets of our culture from media to education to business.

Program Information


The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers you a hands-on Spanish major and minor that include immersive study abroad programs. Sample courses in this program include:

  • SP 201 – Spanish Conversation and Pronunciation
  • SP 315 – Spanish for Business
  • SP 335 – Spain: Middle Ages to 1700
  • SP 350 – Spanish-American Culture
  • SP 360 – Hispanic Film
  • SP 402 – Internship in Spanish

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Three-Year Program

The Spanish major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

The Butler Advantage

In Butler’s Spanish program, you’ll obtain the experiences necessary to improve language fluency while expanding your understanding of cultures different from your own.

Central Indiana boasts a rich Latino community, in which students interact in social and service learning capacities.

Students may serve as Spanish-speaking teacher aides in Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) classrooms.

Study abroad programs include faculty-led programs to Alcalá de Henares, Spain, and Costa Rica.

Butler has an active, on-campus Latinos Unidos student group.


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Linda Willem
Professor – Spanish
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Linda M. Willem is the Betty Blades Lofton Professor of Spanish and teaches in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures.  She holds a PH.D. from UCLA in Spanish Language and Literature. Her primary area of specialization is…
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Terri Carney
Professor – Spanish
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Dr. Terri Carney Professor of Spanish Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures Butler University, JH391A…
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Alex Quintanilla
Professor of Spanish
Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
I am Salvadoran and American. I love learning languages and anything about Linguistics. My areas of Expertise Hispanic Linguistics Spanish Dialectology Spanish Phonetics Spanish Sociolinguistics Hispanic Lexicography My Hobbies Drones …
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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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