Oklahoma Baptist University



Dr. Lucrecia Litherland
Professor of Language
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Spanish is part of the Language & Literature Department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

My degree options:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish

What makes an OBU Spanish degree special?

As a broad-based course of study in the liberal arts, a major in Spanish or Spanish Ed not only provides students with advanced language skills in Spanish, but also grants them expertise in the analysis, interpretation, and production of a variety of texts, as well as an understanding of Hispanic culture and society.

What are OBU grads doing with their Spanish degrees?

Besides the obvious applications in teaching and graduate study, a thorough knowledge of the Spanish language and culture enhances career preparation across a wide variety of fields, ranging from serving in the Peace Corps or mission field to working for the government or in business. OBU language graduates enter prestigious graduate programs and Spanish teachers are in great demand not only in this area but across the country.

What courses can I take?

Every level offers its own challenges and rewards. However, the more proficient one is in the language, the more options one has available.

What do OBU Spanish faculty specialize in?

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  • Dr. Lucrecia Litherland – Foreign Language Education and Second Language Acquisition. International experience: Argentina (native) and Spain (military spouse).
  • Dr. Charles Swadley – A generalist with broad interests, focusing primarily on language and its uses. International experience: Argentina (missions) and Mexico (travel).

Departmental extras:

The students have opportunities to participate in field trips to museums when there is an exhibit from a Hispanic artist, in gatherings with guest speakers from Spanish-speaking countries, in community services teaching ESL either through the OBU program or the public schools, in study trips to Guanajuato, Mex. or other Spanish-speaking countries.