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What can I do with a degree in Spanish?

Spanish enhances career opportunities in numerous fields, and a liberal arts education gives graduates the broad knowledge and range of skills many public and private sector organizations seek. In addition to Spanish proficiency, these positions require research ability, communication skills, and an understanding of Hispanic cultures and heritage. Our graduates are college professors, business executives, immigration lawyers, secondary school and community college teachers, and managers in the oilfield. Others, particularly double majors or those who have taken a strong minor in a scientific field, are using their bilingual skills as doctors, psychologists, and nurses.

We currently have graduates pursuing the Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese, Clinical Psychology, and Comparative Literature, the M.S. in Industrial and Experimental Psychology, the M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, and the Ed.D. in Foreign Language Education. Past students have also entered J.D., M.B.A., and M.D. programs. Institutions where our students have pursued advanced degrees recently include Angelo State University, Louisiana State University, Southern University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Tulane University, UL Lafayette, the University of Madrid, and the University of New Mexico.

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).