SPANISH (SPANISH-780)

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.

112 Elementary Spanish (4) An introductory course emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Prereq: Spanish 111 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: Spanish 112, 200, or equivalent as determined by the department is prerequisite for Spanish 211. Spanish 211 or equivalent as determined by the department is prerequisite for Spanish 212.

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: Spanish 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: Spanish 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: Spanish 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: Spanish 212 or instructor's approval.

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: Spanish 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: Spanish 341 or 342 or departmental approval.

421 (621) Phonetics (3) Description of the phonetic system. Reading from and making phonetic transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Intensive practice and study of pronunciation, intonation and rhythm, corrective phonetics. Prereq: Spanish 341 or 342 or instructor's approval .

431 (631) Advanced Grammar (3) Prereq: Spanish 341 or 342 or instructor's approval.

441 (641) Drama and Diction (3) Performance activities in Spanish, including drama, reading of texts and imitation of linguistically and culturally authentic media (i.e., video and recordings of popular music) in order to improve pronunciation and to advance Spanish listening proficiency. Prereq: Spanish 341 or 342 or instructor's approval.

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: Spanish 341 or 342 or instructor's approval.

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

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

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

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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