SPANISH CORE

Take 15 credit hours beyond the 210 level in consultation with an advisor who teaches the target language. NOTE: Study abroad in a country or region where the target language is the primary language of instruction is recommended.


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.

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-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.

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-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-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.

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-299 Special Topics

Allows the department to offer special topics not normally offered. Departments may offer more than one special topic. 

1-4 Credits Prerequisites vary by title.

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-305 Advanced Spanish Conversation & Comp

This course is designed to give students opportunities to develop and practice their Spanish at the intermediate-high and advanced levels of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines available at www.actfl.org. At the advanced level, speakers can: (a) narrate and describe in all major time frames (present, past and future), (b) handle a situation with a complication, (c) use connective devices and a variety of subordinate clauses, (d) use circumlocution, and (e) address topics of personal and general interest. At the advanced level, one may also demonstrate conceptual awareness or even partial control of superior level functions from the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (e.g., support opinion, hypothesize, discuss topics concretely and abstractly, and handle a linguistically unfamiliar situation). 

3 CreditsI, CW, CSPrerequisite: SP 230.

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.

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-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-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-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-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-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.

SP-430 Advanced Spanish Grammar

This course serves to help advanced students gain a better understanding of the meaning of certain grammatical constructions in Spanish by systematically observing and analyzing their use in a variety of communicative contexts.

3 CreditsH, I, CSPrerequisite: SP235.

WL-303 Sociolinguistics

This undergraduate course is meant to encourage you to reflect on how language functions in society. We will consider a subset of topics relevant to sociolinguistics, among them dialect variation (e.g., regional, social, ethnic); language ideology and language prejudice; and linguistic debates in education. We will consider linguistic communities across the United States. 

3 CreditsCA, H, IPrerequisite: EN110 or EN109 and Junior or Senior standing.

WL-398  Methods for Foreign Language Education

This course is for students interested in teaching foreign languages or English as a foreign language or second language (ESL). This course provides a thorough introduction to contemporary theories and methods of language pedagogy. Students seeking K-12 certification in foreign languages may take this course instead of ED420 after studying abroad. It may also be taken by those students who have an interest in teaching English abroad. International students who are here a semester or a year should also consider taking this course. 

4 CreditsS, CSPrerequisites: ED110 and ED111 and ED130 and ED240.


Secondary Emphasis Credit Total = 18

Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.