Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Spanish


SPAN 111    Elementary Spanish I    3

Open only to students with one year or less of high school study. Not open to native speakers of Spanish. No credit given to students who have received credit for SPAN 118. Through a direct conversational approach, foundations of Spanish linguistic structure are established. Skill Area III


SPAN 112    Elementary Spanish II   3

Prereq.:  SPAN 111 or equivalent (normally, two years high school study). Not open to native speakers of Spanish. No credit given to students with previous credit for more advanced course work in Spanish except by permission of the department chair. Study of spoken and written Spanish is continued with analysis of Spanish language structure. Skill Area III


SPAN 118    Intensive Elementary Spanish  6

Open only to students with one year or less of Spanish at the high school level. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.  No credit for students who have received credit for SPAN 111 and/or SPAN 112. Intensive oral-proficiency based Spanish language course designed to bring students to intermediate level production and receptive skills in one semester. Six classroom hours per week. Only three credits may be applied toward the International requirement. Skill Area III


SPAN 123    Basic Spanish Review    3

Prereq.:  Three years of Spanish in high school or equivalent preparation. Refresher course in structure patterns and sound systems of the Spanish language. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. No credit will be given to those with credit for more than three years of high school study of Spanish. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 125    Intermediate Spanish I  3

Prereq.:  One year college Spanish or equivalent. Principles of Spanish language structure reviewed. Short stories and plays are read and discussed. Conversation and composition on topics of general interest. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. No credit given to students with credit for more advanced course work in Spanish. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 126    Intermediate Spanish II 3

Prereq.:  SPAN 125 or equivalent. Continuation of SPAN 125 with the study of grammatical structures. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. No credit given to students with credit for more advanced course work in Spanish. Skill Area III [I]

 

SPAN 128    Intensive Intermediate Spanish I    6

Prereq.:  One year of college Spanish or equivalent. Equivalent to SPAN 125-126. Development of speaking, reading and writing skills, and awareness of Hispanic cultures. Review of selected grammar. No credit given to students with more advanced Spanish coursework. Six classroom hours per week. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Fall, Spring, Summer. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 190    Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I     3

Prereq.:  Permission of department chair. Designed to activate oral command and improve presentational and expository skills in Spanish through the study  of pertinent cultural topics. For heritage speakers of Spanish only. Equivalent to SPAN 125. Fall. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 191    Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II    3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Continuation of SPAN 190. Further study of grammar and additional practice in diction, reading, and writing. Eligible Spanish speakers will take this course in place of SPAN 126. Spring. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 225    Intermediate Spanish III      3

Prereq.:  SPAN 125 or SPAN 126 or permission of instructor. Designed to help students improve speaking skills through the discussion of contemporary texts. Further study of grammar. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Fall. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 226    Intermediate Spanish IV 3

Prereq.:  SPAN 125 or SPAN 126 or permission of instructor. Designed to help students improve writing skills by means of frequent composition. Further study of grammar. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Spring. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 261    Business Spanish  3

Prereq.:  SPAN 190 or 225, or permission of instructor. Development of skills geared to specific situations which would be encountered in business offices, foreign firms, travel agencies, and the like. Fall. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 290    Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I   3

Prereq.:  SPAN 190 or permission of instructor. Designed to improve reading and writing skills in Spanish through the study of pertinent cultural topics. For heritage speakers of Spanish only. Equivalent to SPAN 225 [Note: Course number was corrected on 12.11.09]. Fall. Skill Area III [I]

 

SPAN 291    Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II  3

Prereq.:  SPAN 191 or permission of instructor. Study of major current issues related to the Hispanic culture in the US and Latin America. Topics may include immigration, politics, and religion. Primarily for heritage speakers of Spanish. Equivalent to SPAN 226 [Note: This information was added on 12.11.09]. Spring. Skill Area III [I]


SPAN 300    Literary Analysis 3

Prereq.:  SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 (any may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Instruction in the techniques of literary analysis as an instrument for the development of critical reading ability, and as a necessary step in literary research. Fall. [I]


SPAN 304    Literary Masterpieces to 1700:  Spain     3

Prereq.:  SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 or SPAN 300 (any may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Introduction to great literary works of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700. Fall. Study Area I [I] [L]


SPAN 305    Literary Masterpieces since 1700:  Spain  3

Prereq.:  SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 or SPAN 300 (any may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Introduction to the major works in Spanish literature since 1700. Spring. Study Area I [I] [L]

 

SPAN 315    Spanish Civilization    3

Prereq.:  SPAN 225 or SPAN 226 or SPAN 290 or SPAN 291 (any may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Cultural evolution of Spain with emphasis on modern period. Fall. Study Area II [I]


SPAN 316    Latin American Civilization   3

Prereq.:  SPAN 225 or 226 or 290 or 291 (any may be taken concurrently), or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Cultural evolution of Latin America with emphasis on modern period. Cross listed with LAS 316. No credit given to students with credit for LAS 316. Spring. Study Area II [I]

 

SPAN 335    Advanced Spanish for Oral Expression      3

Prereq.:  SPAN 225 or 291. Taught in Spanish. Development of oral proficiency through discussion of readings and films. Fall. [I]


SPAN 336    Advanced Spanish Composition  3

Prereq.:  SPAN 226 or 291. Taught in Spanish. Advanced practice in Spanish based on readings, translations, and frequent compositions. Spring. [I]


SPAN 371    Poetry and Drama of the Golden Age  3

Prereq.:  SPAN 300 or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Outstanding poets and dramatists including Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de Leon, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, and Calderon de la Barca. Spring. (E)


SPAN 375    Spanish American Literature I 3

Prereq.: SPAN 300 or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Study of selected writings of major Spanish-American authors from the age of discovery and the colonial period up to the end of the nineteenth century. Cross listed with LAS 375. No credit given to students with credit for LAS 375. Fall. Study Area I [I] [L]


SPAN 376    Spanish American Literature II      3

Prereq.:  SPAN 300 or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Readings and interpretation of great works of Spanish American literature from end of Romanticism to present. Cross listed with LAS 376. No credit given to students with credit for LAS 376. Spring. Study Area I [I] [L]


SPAN 441    Cross-Cultural Communication  3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Open only to non-native speakers of Spanish. Development of fluency in oral expression. Speech analysis and phonetic theory to improve pronunciation and intonation. Introduction to problems of translation, enhancement of oral competence, and development of cross-cultural understanding. Fall. (E) [I] [GR]

 

SPAN 451    Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Studying grammatical construct and covering many areas of linguistics;  phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. A course designed for students interested in teaching Spanish in the future and to those who enjoy examining the varieties of Spanish spoken by populations around the world. On demand.

 

SPAN 461    Topics in Spanish-American Literature     3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish. Detailed study of a literary figure, movement, or theme. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credits. Irregular. [I]

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