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. One course must be designated "CW" (communication). 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.
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
SP 110 Spanish I**
4
 
HI*
 
*Students will only receive H or I distribution if they have not taken more than two years of Spanish at the secondary level.
SP 120 Spanish II**
4
SP 110
HI
CS
SP 210 Spanish III**
3
SP 120
HI
CS
**SP 110, 120, 210 are waived if students place out of them, but no academic credit will be awarded
SP 230 Spanish Conversation & Composition
3
SP 210
HI
CW,CS
SP 235 Intensive Spanish Grammar
3
SP 210
HI
 
SP 245/345 Spanish Phonetics/Phonology
3
SP 210
HI
CS
SP 250 or
SP 255
Introduction to Hispanic Literature
Contemporary Hispanic Short Fiction
3
3
SP 210
SP 210
HI
HI
CS
CS
WL 201 Language in Motion
1
 
HI
CS
Other Requirements
  • Two Spanish or Spanish American civilization, culture, or history courses (at least one of which must be at the 300/400 level)
  • Two Spanish or Spanish American literature courses (at the 300/400 level)
  • Three electives which focus on topics of Spanish language or Hispanic cultures (at the 300/400 level)*

*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.

Required credit hours = 45 (including SP 110, 120, and 210 if students have placed out of these introductory-sequence courses)

Total POE credit hours should not exceed 63