Spanish (SPAN)

101-102 Elementary Conversation (2, 2) Introductory course with emphasis on oral communication. Elective credit only. Does not satisfy foreign language requirement.

111 Elementary Spanish (4) An introductory course emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing. May be used to remove an entrance deficiency or for students with no prior experience in this language. After passing 111, students will take the second semester of the elementary sequence, 122. Three one-hour lectures and two hours of lab.

115 Transitional Spanish (4) A review of listening, speaking, reading, and writing for students who have had two years of Spanish at the high school level or equivalent as determined by the department. After completion of this course, students will take either SPAN 122 or 222, depending on their overall performance in SPAN 115 and their score on the final exam. Three one-hour lectures and two hours of lab.

122 Elementary Spanish (4) An introductory course emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Three one-hour lectures and two hours of lab. Prereq: SPAN 111 or 115 or equivalent as determined by the department.

200 Transitional Spanish (4) A review of listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the elementary level. Preparation for intermediate level studies. Prereq: Two years of Spanish at the high school level or equivalent as determined by the department.

211-212 Intermediate Spanish (3, 3) Grammar review, reading, writing, and conversation. Prereq: SPAN 112, 200, or equivalent as determined by the department is prerequisite for SPAN 211. SPAN 211 or equivalent as determined by the department is prerequisite for SPAN 212.

222 Intermediate Spanish (4) Grammar review, reading, writing, and conversation. Three one-hour lectures and two hours of lab. Prereq: SPAN 122 or equivalent as determined by the department.

250 Latin America Today: The Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3) An interdisciplinary study of Latin America today, with emphasis on the life-styles, customs, mentality, and overall culture of the peoples of this region. Discussion of current trends in politics, education, media, religion, and literature and the arts (including popular culture) especially as they illustrate important cultural values and attitudes. Consideration of the attitudes of Americans towards the peoples of Latin America and vice versa. Taught in English.

300 (500) Intensive Conversation in a Foreign Country (3) In-residence training in the foreign language of the area visited. The course elected must be approved in advance by the Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Research project required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 212 or equivalent.

321 (521) Introduction to Spanish Civilization (3) A descriptive and critical approach to the instruction of Spanish history, geography, religious, political, social, educational, and economic institutions. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or departmental approval.

322 (522) Introduction to Spanish American Civilization (3) A descriptive and critical approach to the instruction of Spanish American history, geography, religious, political, social, educational, and economic institutions. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or departmental approval.

341 (541) Advanced Conversation (3) Emphasizes conversational skills. Oral practice to extend range of topics, vocabulary, fluency, and conversational strategies. Study of the phonetic system of the Spanish language and exercises to improve pronunciation. Grammar appropriate for oral Spanish. Discussions utilizing readings and electronic media such as videos and the internet. Class presentation of research project required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 212 or instructor’s approval.

342 (542) Advanced Composition (3) Emphasizes composition skills. Written practice to extend range of topics, vocabulary, fluency, and compositional strategies. Grammar and stylistics appropriate for written Spanish. Practice writing expository and creative prose, translations as well as use of internet discussion lists. Class presentation of research project required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 212 or instructor’s approval.

360 (560) Studies Abroad (3) In-residence study of the literature, language, or civilization of the area visited. Relevant field trips. Must be approved in advance by the Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342.

370 (570) Travel Study (1-3) A combination of travel and study experiences in the U.S. and abroad designed to enrich students' knowledge of the target foreign language and culture. May be taught as an organized study tour under faculty supervision or as an independent travel and study project with prior departmental approval. Topics, prerequisites, and course requirements announced in advance. Research paper required for graduate credit. Students may repeat course with change of topic for maximum of six hours credit. Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages approval must be obtained for travel-study courses to count toward minor, major, or Certificate of Proficiency. Not regularly offered.

381-382 (581-582) Survey of Spanish Literature (3, 3) Selected readings to give students an acquaintance with important personalities, movements, and ideas in Spanish literature. 381: Beginning to 17th century. 382: 18th century to present. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or departmental approval.

385-386 (585-586) Survey of Spanish American Literature (3, 3) Selected readings to give students an acquaintance with important personalities, movements, and ideas in Spanish American literature. 385: Discovery (1492) to Romanticism. 386: Realism (late 19th century) to present. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or departmental approval.

401 Foreign Language Internship (3) Utilization of the target foreign language in a monitored work environment. Appropriate placements may be found locally, nationally, or abroad. Students may or may not be paid. Evaluation by both supervising instructor and on-the-job supervisor. Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages approval must be obtained for internships to count towards minor, major, or Certificate of Proficiency. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342.

451 (651) The Language of Business and the Professions (3) Study of the basic terminology and documents of business and various professions as practiced within the Hispanic world. In addition to business, professions such as communications, travel and tourism, agriculture, and criminology will be covered. Composition of business letters and resumes, translation, and presentation of oral reports. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

481 (681) 19th Century Spanish Literature (3) Study in depth of selected works. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

482 (682) Contemporary Spanish Literature (3) Study in depth of selected works. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

486 (686) Contemporary Latin-American Literature (3) Study in depth of selected works. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

491 (691) Spanish and Latin-American Cinema (3) Study of major works in the Spanish and Latin-American cinema from the 1920s to the present day. The films surveyed will illustrate the development of Spanish and Latin-American cinema and will focus on important socio-political and cultural issues in Twentieth-Century Spain and Latin America. Research paper required for graduate credit. Prereq: SPAN 341 or 342 or instructor’s approval.

495-496 (695-696) Topics in Spanish Language, Literature, or Civilization (1-3, 1-3) Study of selected aspects of Spanish language, literature, or civilization. Taught in Spanish. Topics and prerequisites announced in course schedule. Research paper required for graduate credit. Students may repeat course with change of topic. Only six hours of topics courses may count towards a minor, major, or Certificate of Proficiency. Not regularly offered.

498-499 (698-699) Independent Study (1-3, 1-3) Directed reading or research under supervision of a staff member. Available only to Juniors and Seniors having completed at least six hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish. Project must be approved by faculty in the discipline concerned and the department chair. Research paper required for graduate credit. Students may take no more than six hours of independent study.

701 Special Topics for Non-Native Foreign Language Professionals (2-4) Intensive oral and written drill combined with specialized research projects. Concentrated study on areas of professional need and interest. Prereq: An undergraduate degree with a foreign language minor, or instructor’s approval.

 



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