SPANISH CORE

Take the following courses:

SP-110 Spanish I

Emphasizes fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, and language production. The development of skills in oral comprehension, speaking, writing and reading are stressed. Note: Students receive H or I credit provided that they have not taken more than two years of the language at the secondary school level.

4 CreditsH, I 

SP-120 Spanish II

Spanish 120 is the second part of a three-semester introductory sequence. Its primary goals are to enable students to build their proficiency and attain a broader understanding of Hispanic cultures. Emphasis is placed on the use of the target language in the classroom and the study of culturally authentic materials. Students will achieve greater accuracy with basic language structures. 

4 CreditsH, I, CS, SWGLSPre-req: SP110 or placement test.

SP-210 Spanish III

Spanish 210 is the third part of a three-semester introductory sequence. Its primary goals are to enable students to build their proficiency and attain a broader understanding of Hispanic cultures. Emphasis is on the use of the target language and the study of culturally authentic materials. Students will achieve greater accuracy with basic language structures. 

3 CreditsH, I, CS, SWGLSPre-req: SP-120 or placement results.

SP-230 Spanish Conversation & Composition

SP230 focuses on continued learning of Spanish through the practice of speaking and writing. Students discuss short films, readings, and topics of interest from the Hispanic world. Through practice in and outside of class and study of grammatical structures and vocabulary, students will improve their reading and listening comprehension and their speaking and writing competence. 

3 CreditsH, I, CW, CS, SWGLSPrerequisite: SP210 or placement test results.

SP-235 Intensive Spanish Grammar

This course serves to reinforce the fundamental grammar that students have studied previously and to delve more deeply into certain topics that often prove to be challenging for native English speakers of Spanish. Topics typically of this course include; identifying the building blocks of sentences; identifying verb classes and studying how that information determines the way we construct sentences; analyzing the Spanish pronominal system including, subject and object clitic pronouns; reviewing and expanding upon the use of subordinate clauses introduced in SP210. 

3 CreditsH, IPrerequisites: SP210.


Take one of the following courses:

SP-245 Spanish Phonetics & Phonology

This course serves as an introduction to the phonetics and phonology of Spanish. The goals of the course include providing students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the system of Spanish sounds, including dialectal variations, as well as strengthening students' Spanish speech in the direction of more native like pronunciation.

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisite: SP210.

SP-345 Spanish Phonetics & Phonology

This course serves as an introduction to the phonetics and phonology of Spanish. The goals of the course include providing students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the system of Spanish sounds, including dialectal variations, as well as strengthening students' Spanish speech in the direction of more native like pronunciation.

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisite: Study abroad experience or permission of the instructor.


Take one of the following courses:

SP-250 Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Emphasizes the development of skill in reading Spanish and in literary analysis of selected stories, plays, poems, and essays from Spain and Latin America. 

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisite: SP210.

SP-255 Contemporary Hispanic Short Fiction

An intensive introduction to reading and analyzing twentieth-century Spanish and Spanish American short narrative. Study of the literary tests enables students to develop a better understanding of and appreciation for Hispanic cultures while continuing to build their Spanish language proficiency. 

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisite: SP210.


Take one of the following courses:

WL-201 Language in Motion

In this course, international students, study-abroad returnees, students with other international experiences, heritage speakers, and/or upper-level language students expand their knowledge of language and culture, process their own intercultural and language-learning experiences, and enrich local school classrooms. In addition to learning about teaching language and culture and the school context, students develop individual projects for presentation in school classrooms.

1 CreditH, I, CS, SW-LE 

SP-271 Enrichmnt After-School for Youth-Spanish

Through this Local Engagement course, Juniata students will partner with the Huntingdon Area School District to offer language and culture classes to elementary and middle school students. They will design and deliver after-school course content in a dynamic, fun, after-school program designed to introduce students in grades 3-6 to Spanish and the cultures of Spain and Latin America. The course introduces students to best practices in local engagement, our local community, and the opportunities presented by our community partners. During seven weeks of the class, Juniata Students will teach the twice-a-week lessons at the nearby Standing Stone Elementary School. Must have clearances.

3 CreditsSW-LE 


**SP 110, 120, 210 are waived if students place out of them, but no academic credit will be awarded


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Spanish or Spanish American Civilization, Culture, or History:

Take two courses; at least one of the courses must be at the 300/400 level. 

SP-285 Introduction to Latin America

This course offers students an overview of Latin American cultures through the study of their history, geography, literature, and art from the pre-Columbian period to present. The course is conducted in Spanish.

3 CreditsH, I, CS,SW-GEPrerequisite: SP-210

SP-385 Intro to Latin America

This course focuses on the historical, political, intellectual, artistic, and social aspects of Latin America in order to familiarize students with the main trends in the development of the region. After a review of major historical events, students will explore trends and differences among regions of Latin America. The study focuses on textual readings, but also examines some representative examples of cultural production in the fields of art, literature, music and film.

3 CreditsI, H, CSPrerequisite: SP230 or equivalent. Students should not take this course if they already took SP285.

SP-260 Spanish Civilization

An introduction to the many facets of Spanish civilization: art, music, history, literature, philosophy and everyday life.

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisite: SP210.

SP-265 Contemporary Spain

An intensive introduction to twentieth and twenty- first century Spain. Topics to be studied include: Spain's peaceful transition from dictatorship to democracy, economic development, and social change. Spain's role in the European Union, mass and elite cultural movements and the challenges facing Spain's younger generation. 

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisites: SP210.

SP-365 Contemporary Spain

Note: Meets with SP265. Additional work is assigned.

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisites: SP250 or SP255 or or SP260 or approval of the instructor.

SP-301 Voice for Voiceless-LA Testimonial Narr

The testimonial genre developed in Latin America during the 1960s to give voice to the voiceless and bear witness to the world of the marginalized and oppressed. A representative sample of testimonial narratives will be read to examine topics such as the testimonial pact established with readers, social realities represented, processes of textual production, and narrative forms incorporated. Text will be read in English translation and the class will be conducted in English. 

3 CreditsCA, I, H, WK-HTPrereq: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109. (Previous course title: Latin American Testimonio)

SP-275 Art and Activism in Latin America

Studies art --literature, film, music, plastic arts, etc.--that denounces social injustice and seeks to trigger fundamental reforms in Latin American societies. Known as arte comprometido or committed art in Latin America, selected violence, economic exploitation, racism, and machismo. The course is conducted in Spanish.

3 CreditsI, H, CSPrerequisites: SP210 or by permission of the instructor.


Spanish or Spanish American Literature:

Take two of the following courses:

SP-301 Voice for Voiceless-LA Testimonial Narr

The testimonial genre developed in Latin America during the 1960s to give voice to the voiceless and bear witness to the world of the marginalized and oppressed. A representative sample of testimonial narratives will be read to examine topics such as the testimonial pact established with readers, social realities represented, processes of textual production, and narrative forms incorporated. Text will be read in English translation and the class will be conducted in English. 

3 CreditsCA, I, H, WK-HTPrereq: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109. (Previous course title: Latin American Testimonio)

SP-355 Contemporary Hispanic Short Fiction

Note: Meets with SP255. Additional work is assigned. 

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisites: SP250 or equivalent and study abroad experience or approval of the instructor.

SP-399 Special Topics

Provides courses not covered by the regular offerings. These are developed to meet the needs of students of advanced standing.

1-4 Credits  

SP-375 Art and Activism in Latin America

Studies art --literature, film, music, plastic arts, etc.--that denounces social injustice and seeks to trigger fundamental reforms in Latin American societies. Known as arte comprometido or committed art in Latin America, selected artistic texts treat topics such as political violence, economic exploitation, racism, and machismo. The course is conducted in Spanish.

3 CreditsI, H, CSPrerequisites: SP250 or SP255 or by permission of the instructor.

SP-400 Contemporary Spanish American Novel

Students continue to develop advanced Spanish language and Hispanic cultural proficiency as well as critical thinking skills through the study of contemporary Spanish American novels.

3 CreditsH, I, CW, CSPrerequisite: SP250 or SP255 or permission of the instructor.

SP-401 Gender Fiction in Hispanic Literature

This course, formerly titled Women in Hispanic Fiction, examines gender constructs in works by Latin American and Spanish authors. Among the topics that will be examined are the construction of gender and identity roles, historical spheres of participation for men and women, and the changing definition of such identity markers and roles. The course will focus on a broad historical range of literary works, examining how gender identities are presented in these works through their intersectionality with sexuality, class, race, age, and politics. In addition to the primary texts, students read critical essays on gender and discuss films and podcasts that develop topics parallel to those in the texts. 

3 CreditsI, H, CWPrerequisites: SP-250 or SP-255.(Previous Course Title: Women in Hispanic Fiction)

SP-404 Hispanic Metafiction

Metafiction is fiction that, rather than transparent, is opaque. In the metafictional moment, the reader looks at rather than through the fictional illusion. As Patricia Waugh writes in Metafiction: The Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction, Metafictional novels tend to be constructed on the principle of a fundamental and sustained opposition: the construction of a fictional illusion (as in traditional realism) and the laying bare of that illusion. In this course, students engage with the theory of metafiction and study examples from Hispanic fiction, which include works by Allende, Borges, Cortazar, Cervantes, and Garcia Marquez.

3 CreditsI, HPrerequsite: SP210 or permission.

SP-405 Cont. Spanish Novel

Students continue to develop advanced Spanish language and Hispanic cultural proficiency as well as critical thinking skills through study of contemporary Spanish novels.

3 CreditsH, I, CS, CWPrerequisites: SP250 or SP255 or approval of the instructor.

SP-420 Generation of 1898

In this course. students analyze selected essays, fiction, drama, and poetry of this key group of writers who accomplish a major renovation of Spanish thought and literary forms during the early decades of the twentieth century.

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisite: SP250 or SP255 or permission of the instructor.


ELECTIVES

Complete an additional 3 elective courses which focus on topics of Spanish Language or Hispanic Cultures at the 300/400 level.


IMPORTANT: Complete a minimum of one semester and preferably one year of study abroad in a Spanish speaking country.


By way of example only, courses taken on such topics as U.S. trade with Mexico, translation, business Spanish, social violence in Latin America, and Hispanic art and architecture would be considered acceptable electives provided that they were offered at the 300/400 level.


POE Credit Total = 45-63

Students must complete at least 18 credits at the 300/400-level.  Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.


The Spanish/Hispanic Cultures designated program of emphasis enables students to build functional proficiency in Spanish and to expand their knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultures. This program will prepare students for graduate work in Spanish-related fields as well as for a variety of domestic and international employment opportunities when pursued in conjunction with interdisciplinary study in such fields as business, criminal justice, education, environmental science/studies, health and allied health professions, international relations, international studies, peace and conflict studies, pre-law, and social work.


Requirements

A minimum of one semester and preferably one year of study abroad in a Spanish speaking country. Exceptions will be permitted only under special circumstances with the approval of the Department of World Languages and Culture.
After returning from their semester or year abroad, students will take a 300 or 400-level course at Juniata offered in Spanish.
Prior to the second semester of the student's senior year, she/he will demonstrate intermediate-high oral proficiency in Spanish as measured by an Oral Proficiency Interview (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).
A minimum of 33 hours in Spanish and Hispanic Cultures beyond the 210 level, including the courses listed below.  Alternative courses taken at a foreign exchange institution may be substituted as long as they are deemed to be comparable to the Juniata offering by the Spanish faculty.