Spanish and Social Work

Double Major in Spanish and Social Work

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) encourages social workers to develop Spanish-speaking skills to better serve America's growing Latino population. The social work profession places high value on people who speak Spanish and have an understanding of Hispanic culture. In addition to receiving preference in hiring, bilingual employees typically receive higher wages.

All courses carry three credits, unless otherwise indicated. 

(Minimum at Elms College: 39 credits/Minimum GPA: 2.5) 7)

Major Requirements (99 credits)

Social Work Courses (69 credits)
SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work 
SWK 202 American Government 
SWK 204 Human Behavior 
SWK 205 Human Behavior II 
SWK 301 Social Welfare Policy 
SWK 302 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families
SWK 303 Mental Health and Illness 
SWK 305 Social Research 
SWK 307 Social Group Work 
SWK 315 Social Work with Communities 
SWK 401 Field Practicum (12 credits)
SWK 402 Advanced Practicum 
SWK 404 Survey of Social Work Issues 
BIO 105 Biology: Human Applications* 
ECN 211 Economics I* 
HIS 105 American History* 
PSY 201 General Psychology* 
PSY 202 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences* 
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology* 
SOC 316 Racial and Ethnic Groups* 

*These classes may also be used toward satisfying core curriculum requirements in biology, social sciences, and history.

Spanish Courses for students starting at the conversation/composition level of Spanish proficiency (30 credits)

SPA 225 Conversación y cine
SPA 226 Lectura y composición
SPA 302 Literature and Civilization of Spain II
SPA 303 Literature and Civilization of Latin America I
SPA 304 Literature and Civilization of Latin America II
SPA 305 Translation or Internship
SPA 321 Advanced oral practice
SPA 323 Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPA 412 or 415 or 425 (culture in English)
SPA 444 20th Century Latin America

Spanish Courses for students starting at the intermediate level of Spanish proficiency (30 credits)

Prerequisite to entering major:
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II
These two classes do not count as part of the major.

SPA 225 Conversación y cine
SPA 226 Lectura y composición
SPA 301 Literature and Civilization of Spain I
SPA 302 Literature and Civilization of Spain II
SPA 304 Literature and Civilization of Latin America II
SPA 305 Translation or Internship
SPA 321 Advanced oral practice
SPA 323 Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPA 412 or 415 or 425 (culture in English)
SPA 444 20th Century Latin America