The study of a modern language is a way of expanding one's horizons while developing specific linguistic skills that will enhance career, academic, and travel opportunities. One of the many benefits derived from modern-language study is the ability to transcend linguistic and cultural parochialism. To understand the uniqueness of one's own language and civilization, knowledge of another culture is essential. Language study is the key that unlocks the mysteries surrounding a foreign people. Through language, one is able to explore their literature, art, history, and philosophy-in short, their way of life.

Career Opportunities

    Proficiency in more than one modern language increases potential for employment many areas, including business, education, medicine, technology, and social work. In our rapidly changing and interdependent world, knowledge of a second language is not only desirable but necessary.


Jeffrey Adams

Phone: (509) 527-4644

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362


The Humanities Division seeks to enrich students' lives through exploration of the diversity of human expressions and cultures as well as to build a foundation for life-long learning - including successful future academic achievement - through writing, literature, language arts and philosophy.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice Spanish communication skills with emphasis on interpersonal communication.
  • Identify and discuss principal areas of difference between American and Latino cultures.
  • Compare and contrast the construction and use of Spanish and English and demonstrate an increased grammatical and syntactic competency in both languages.
  • Demonstrate competence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Spanish as measured by ACTFL standards and O.P.I. criteria.