Spanish

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SURC 2018
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Spanish class with Maria Montoya

About the Major

SUNY Oneonta’s Spanish majors have access to a variety of courses that explore the diverse literary and cultural traditions of Spanish expressions throughout the world.

Curriculum

The SUNY Oneonta Spanish program offers a variety of courses in language, culture, civilization and literature, a wide range of overseas programs and a committed and engaging faculty.

In upper-division classes, you’ll develop analytical and writing skills, along with oral proficiency through intensive critical study of literary texts, cinema, literature culture and history. The curriculum includes exploration of all periods and genres of Hispanic literature, as well as a wide variety of critical approaches.

Numerous courses in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures participate in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) projects, an innovative way of connecting our students with other college students in far-flung countries.

Students who want to become middle or high school teachers can major in Spanish and Adolescence Education.

Student Clubs

The Hispanic Organization for Learning Advancement (HOLA) organizes activities, events and trips throughout the year.

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Contact

Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures
300 Schumacher Hall
Phone: 607-436-3409
Fax: (607) 436-3429

Department Website

Course Topics Include

Core courses develop language skills to the advanced level, and provide a broad foundation in the history, literature and culture of the many countries where the language is spoken. Majors also choose among a wide range of courses to explore further; major course selections can be targeted to focus on students’ individual areas of interest.

Below are a handful of the Spanish courses. View the full list of Spanish courses.

Spanish:

  • Civilization of Spain
  • Survey of Spanish Literature
  • Spanish Mysticism
  • Spanish for Bilingual Speakers
  • Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • Advanced Spanish Usage
  • Miguel de Cervantes
  • Non-fictional Narratives
  • Spanish and Latin American Film
  • Literature of the Golden Age
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Study Abroad Opportunities

Students are encouraged to study abroad, and more than 800 programs are available through the SUNY network. Students can also participate in SUNY international internship programs in 25 countries around the world.

Special opportunities include faculty-led field courses abroad, where students have the chance to practice language skills and immerse themselves in another culture. Recent trips have taken students to Cartagena, Colombia and the island of San Andres, north of Colombia.

Kevin Colella
Students
My Phonetics and Phrenology class was so interesting to learn the science behind languages, how people speak and why. You learn the parts of the mouth and how you have to put your tongue to a certain spot to make a sound. My favorite education class is Methods because I get to work at Morris Central School teaching Spanish to 8th- through 12th-graders and that’s a lot of fun.

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