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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Spanish 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.

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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