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SPA101 : Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and Hispanic culture. Communicative skills will be emphasized. ACTFL level of Novice-Mid. 218 SPA101 credit will not be given to students who have completed two years or more (level II or higher) of high school Spanish.

Credit Hour(s)

3

SPA102 : Elementary Spanish II

Development of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and students become familiar with aspects of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Communicative skills will be emphasized. ACTFL level of Novice-High for SPA102.

Credit Hour(s)

3

SPA115 : Intensive Elementary Spanish

Intensive review of the fundamentals of Spanish designed for students who have already developed a basic command of the language but are not fully prepared for SPA102. Communicative skills will be emphasized through the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and study of culture. ACTFL level of Novice-High.

Credit Hour(s)

3

SPA201 : Intermediate Spanish

Continued development of the four language skills, plus culture (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Communicative skills will be emphasized. ACTFL level of Intermediate-Mid.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA115, 102, or placement exam. ACTFL level of Intermediate-Low.

SPA230 : Intensive Grammar/Conversation

Designed to improve proficiency in all four language skills with an emphasis on grammar or conversation. ACTFL level of Intermediate-High.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA201 or evidence of proficiency.

SPA235 : Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Development of reading comprehension and introduction to literary criticism through the study and discussion of literary, historical, and cultural texts. ACFTL level of Intermediate-High.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA201 or evidence of proficiency.

SPA310 : Spanish Civilization and Culture

A study of the various aspects of Spanish culture such as the arts, music, leisure activities, geography, political structures, and the main events of Spanish history.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA312 : Hispanic American Civilization/Culture

A study of the various aspects of Spanish-American culture such as the arts, music, leisure activities, geography, political structures, and the main events of Hispanic American history.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA314 : U.S. Latino Civilization/Culture

A study of Latino civilization in the United States and culture through literary, historical and cultural texts. Major issues and challenges to the Latino population will be addressed; in addition, students will learn of the contributions made by Latinos to U.S. culture.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA320 : Survey of Spanish Literature

A study of prominent authors and works from the 12th through the 21st centuries.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA324 : Spanish American Short Story

A study of the principal authors and representative examples of the Spanish-American short story.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA327 : Hispanic Film

A study of major Hispanic films, directors, and actors, and their contributions to cinematic art. Within the framework of history, culture, and politics, the course develops a deeper understanding of the Spanish-speaking world.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA333 : Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

An introduction to the historical development of the Spanish language and five other areas of Hispanic linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA353 : Introduction to Spanish Translation and Interpretation

An introduction to the theory and practice of translation and interpretation in its various forms. The course will present a comparative analysis of grammar structures, vocabulary, and idiomatic expressions to emphasize the communicative aims of translation and interpretation, given considerations such as context and intended audience.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA 230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA355 : Spanish for the Professions through Service Learning

A study and practice of Spanish as related to the world of business and/or other professional activities; specifically, the health care, law enforcement, education, business, welfare, and equine fields. The course includes a 220 Service Learning component where the skills learned in class will be applied in the community.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA230 and 235, or permission of instructor.

SPA357 : Business Spanish or Professional Communication in Spanish

A study of vocabulary and cultural practices in international business, the travel industry, and legal matters in Spanish-speaking countries. The course teaches practical skills in written and oral professional situations, through interviews, phone conversations, writing assignments and presentations.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

SPA 230, or permission of instructor.

SPA402 : Teaching of World Languages

Methods and materials for the teaching of world languages. Taught in English. SPA402 counts only for the Spanish Major Leading to Teacher Certification. It will not count towards the major or minor.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

Any 300-level SPA course, or instructor’s permission.

SPA420 : Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

A study of prominent authors and/or writings from the XVI and XVII centuries in Spain, the golden age of Spanish literature, through current U.S. and Spanish pop culture.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

Any 300-level SPA course, or instructor’s permission.

SPA431 : Caribbean Literature

A study of the history, culture, and experience of the Hispanic Caribbean by means of various artistic and literary genres. A series of concepts and techniques are used to augment the aesthetic appreciation, bibliographic knowledge, and cultural and linguistic command of the student. The course investigates the concept of “caribeñidad” within the framework of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, and its repercussions in the United States, Hispanic America, and Spain. This course satisfies a Cultural Awareness Flag (C) in the Foundations and Core Program.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

any 300-level SPA course or permission of instructor.

SPA435 : Advanced Grammar

A study of advanced grammatical structures of the Spanish language. Emphasis will be placed on skills required to reach ACTFL Advanced level.

Credit Hour(s)

3

Prerequisites

any 300-level SPA course, or instructor’s permission.

SPA470 : Topics

Cervantes, Literature of the “Boom,” Hispanic Testimonial Literature, Spanish Post-War Literature, Novela de la Selva, or Spanish Modernity, 1700-1898.

Credit Hour(s)

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Any 300-level SPA course, or instructor’s permission.