Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

St. John's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Queens Campus

Overview

Bienvenidos!
Students in the Spanish program learn skills in writing and in speaking, knowledge of important aspects of Spanish civilization including geography, history, art, social customs, cuisine, business practices and the political life of Spain. Students become familiar with Spanish literature and analysis of texts from original works.  They learn the art of creative writing and journalism and publish their works with faculty members in literary journals.

Students who opt for a teaching career are encouraged to take a course in the Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching.  All students are encouraged to participate in summer abroad programs in Argentina and in Spain, specifically trips to Cádiz and Madrid, where they can master important linguistic, cultural and social skills in addition to course work.  There are also internships in this country in local Spanish institutions.

 

Undergraduate Spanish Coordinator
Nicolás Toscano, Ph.D.
Spanish Coordinator Undergraduate  Level
(718) 990-5250
toscanon@stjohns.edu
 

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Courses

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Admission


Undergraduate Admission Contacts
Queens
Office of Admission
St. John’s University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
1 (888) 9STJOHNS
admissions@stjohns.edu

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Career Outcomes

Students who opt for a teaching career are encouraged to take a course in the Methodology of Foreign Language Teaching.  All students are encouraged to participate in summer abroad programs in Argentina and in Spain, specifically trips to Cádiz and Madrid, where they can master important linguistic, cultural and social skills in addition to course work.  There are also internships in this country in local Spanish institutions.

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Additional Information

Honor Society

Sigma Delta Pi
Epsilon Kappa, St. John's University's Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was established on April 17, 1964. The purpose of the Society is to foment a wider knowledge of, and a greater love for the Hispanic contributions to modern culture, to provide a nucleus for Spanish language students' activities, and to reward those who show special attainments and interests. It is open to college students on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The induction ceremony is held every spring semester. Epsilon Kappa has invited over the years some of the most important literary figures from both Spain and Latin America. To mention a few: Rafael Alberti, Fernando Arrabal, Camilo Josi Cela, Carmen Conde, Josi Donoso, Ana Maria Matute, Elena Poniatowska. Many of these guests were interviewed on television by its Moderator, Dr. Marie-Lise Gazarian.

For the past several years, Epsilon Kappa has been recognized with a Merit Citation from the National Society.

It conducts Tertulias to incite the Hispanic community and the student body to join together and use Sigma Delta Pi as a forum for literary discussions and for reading their own creative works.

To publicize the poetry and prose of St. John's University honor students Epsilon Kappa launched its first literary journal Entre Rascacielos on October 26, 2001.

Because of its long standing achievements in promoting Hispanic culture on and off campus, Epsilon Kappa was the recipient of The Ignacio and Sophie Galbis Award for the year 2000-2001. Its moderator was inducted into the order of Don Quixote on July 8, 2001, at the Triennial Assembly of Sigma Delta Pi, held in San Francisco.

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