During the basic and intermediate sequence, the student refines precision of expression, develops an understanding of language structures, and acquires communicative and cultural competencies. The student in the advanced Spanish program will continue to build reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills while gaining an in-depth understanding of the literary and cultural heritage of the Spanish-speaking world. The advanced student will develop critical skills necessary for carrying out original scholarly research in Hispanic literary and cultural studies. For further information on the Spanish program at Rhodes, contact Prof. Kathleen Doyle.