Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 100 – Beginning Spanish I     3 credit hours

Elementary course dealing with basic vocabulary, grammar and conversation and culture.

SPAN 101 – Beginning Spanish II     3 credit hours

Continuation of SPAN 100 on a more advanced level.
Prerequisite: SPAN 100 or equivalent.

SPAN 102 – Practical Spanish     3 credit hours

A course for renewing or gaining practical speaking skill in Spanish for the prospective business person or traveler to Spanish-speaking countries.

SPAN 103 – Spanish for Special Purposes     1-3 credit hours

A course designed by the instructor for specific professions or other groups (for medical or law enforcement personnel, teachers, construction managers, etc.) and will vary according to the target group. It emphasizes pertinent vocabulary and phrases which can aid the students as they communicate professionally with Spanish speakers whose knowledge of English is very limited.
Total Credits Allowed: 4.00

SPAN 175 – Spanish Study Abroad I     3-6 credit hours

A beginning level study of Spanish language and culture taught in a Spanish-speaking country.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00

SPAN 176 – Spanish Study Abroad I     3-6 credit hours

A beginning level study of Spanish language and culture taught in a Spanish-speaking country.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00

SPAN 200 – Intermediate Spanish I     3 credit hours

Grammar review, reading for understanding, conversation practice, and composition practice.
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent

SPAN 201 – Intermediate Spanish II     3 credit hours

A continuation of SPAN 200, with an emphasis on reading and conversation.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200 or equivalent

SPAN 205 – Culture, Conversation and Composition     3 credit hours

Conversation on cultural and literary topics on the intermediate level and simple composition.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent

SPAN 275 – Spanish Study Abroad II     3-6 credit hours

An intermediate low level study of Spanish language and culture taught in a Spanish-speaking country.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent

SPAN 276 – Spanish Study Abroad II     3-6 credit hours

An intermediate low level study of Spanish language and culture taught in a Spanish-speaking country.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent

SPAN 302 – Spanish Phonetics/Phonology     3 credit hours

A theoretical and practical study of the Spanish sound system with the intention of improving the students' pronunciation.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent

SPAN 304 – Advanced Conversation and Composition     3 credit hours

An advanced course in Spanish conversation designed to take the student beyond the functional ability gained in the lower level conversation course.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 305 – Spanish Civilization     3 credit hours

Life, customs and institutions of Spain, primarily as a basis for advanced courses in literature.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 306 – Survey of Spanish Literature I     3 credit hours

Survey of principal works in Spanish literature to 1680.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 307 – Survey of Spanish Literature II     3 credit hours

Study of principal Spanish works from 1680 to the present.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 308 – Advanced Spanish Grammar     3 credit hours

Thorough grammar review. Extensive practice with progressively challenging tasks will be combined with reading and writing activities.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 309 – Foundations of Literacy     3 credit hours

A systematic approach to understanding different styles of texts, including traditional literary genres such as narrative, poetry and theater, but also news media, essays, social media, blogs, cinema, and so on. Students will focus on the continuing development of oral fluency toward narration / elaboration and paragraph-length discourse built around extensive reading, and will receive specific writing tasks related to the readings. Grammar is reviewed only on an as-needed basis.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 310 – Cultural History of Spain & Latin America I     3 credit hours

Study of major periods and key cultural products from Medieval Iberia and Precolumbian America until the 19th century. Selected works will illustrate the social, economic, and cultural history of the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas. Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the way in which the transatlantic dynamic shaped political and artistic movements on both continents.
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in SPAN 308 or SPAN 309

SPAN 311 – Cultural History of Spain & Latin America II     3 credit hours

Study of major periods and key cultural products from Iberia and Latin America from the 19th century to the present. Selected works will illustrate the social, economic and cultural history of both the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas. Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the way in which the transatlantic dynamic shaped, and continues to shape, political and artistic movements on both continents.
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in SPAN 308 or SPAN 309

SPAN 333 – Commercial Spanish     3 credit hours

This course is for students who wish to master the essential vocabulary and style specific to Spanish business.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent

SPAN 337 – Seminar on Hispanic Film     3 credit hours

The study of a series of films produced in Spain and/or Latin America.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 357 – Seminar on Women in Hispanic Literature     3 credit hours

A study of women writers from Spain and/or Latin America or a study of the depiction of women in one or more of these literatures.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 360 – Latin American Civilization     3 credit hours

Life, customs and institutions of Latin America, primarily as a basis for advanced courses in literature.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 375 – Spanish Study Abroad III     3-6 credit hours

An intermediate high level study of Spanish language and culture taught in a Spanish-speaking country.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent

SPAN 376 – Spanish Study Abroad III     3-6 credit hours

An intermediate high level study of Spanish language and culture taught in a Spanish-speaking country.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent

SPAN 400 – Golden Age Drama     3 credit hours

Study of dramatists of the Golden Age of Spanish Literature.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 401 – Modern Hispanic Drama     3 credit hours

Spanish and/or Latin American dramatists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 408 – Comparative Grammar     3 credit hours

A comparative and contrastive study of the structures of Spanish and English.
Prerequisite: SPAN 308 or permission of instructor

SPAN 419 – Short Story     3 credit hours

Short story in Spanish and/or Latin American literature.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 420 – Spanish Novel     3 credit hours

The novels of Spain from the generation of 1898 to present.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 421 – Latin American Novel     3 credit hours

Principal works by well-known Latin American novelists of the 20th century.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 425 – Modern Hispanic Poetry     3 credit hours

Contemporary poetry of Spain and/or Latin America.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 430 – Survey of Latin American Literature     3 credit hours

Survey of literary movements, outstanding authors, and representative prose and poetic works of Latin America from the Colonial period to the present day.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 435 – Cervantes     3 credit hours

The principal works of Cervantes with special emphasis on Don Quixote.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 460 – History of the Spanish Language     3 credit hours

A study of the development of the Spanish language from its beginnings to the present time.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent

SPAN 470 – Seminar in Spanish/Latin American Studies     3 credit hours

The study of literary works and cultural contexts. Topic to be selected and announced in the schedule of courses. May be taken more than once.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent

SPAN 475 – Spanish Study Abroad IV     3-6 credit hours

An advanced level study of the language and culture taught in a Spanish-speaking country.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00
Prerequisite: A 300 level Spanish course

SPAN 476 – Spanish Study Abroad IV     3-6 credit hours

An advanced level study of the language and culture taught in a Spanish-speaking country.
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00
Prerequisite: A 300 level Spanish course

SPAN 499 – Independent Studies in Spanish     1-3 credit hours

Independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Students are not to take this course when a class course is available.
Department Consent Required
Total Credits Allowed: 6.00