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SPANISH COURSE OFFERINGS
121. Spanish I
A course for beginners of Spanish.
The primary objective of this
course is to enable the student to acquire beginning communicative skills in
The secondary objective is to help the student develop insights into the Spanish
language world. Emphasis is placed on all four language skills: listening, reading,
speaking and writing. Class meets four days per week. Laboratory work is also
required. Conducted primarily in Spanish.
122. Spanish II
This course is designed primarily
to continue the development of
a comfortable communicative knowledge of Spanish. A secondary objective is
expand students’ insight into important aspects of Hispanic culture.
Emphasis on all
four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Class meets
per week. Laboratory work is also required. Conducted primarily in Spanish.
Spanish 121, equivalent or placement.
124. Intensive Beginning Spanish
An accelerated and thorough study of material currently being taught in Span 121 & 122. Spanish 195 is aimed at students who have had at least two years of Spanish in high school and may need a more extensive review of topics covered in Spanish 121 than the current Spanish 122 offers. It is also aimed at students who are highly motivated beginners and may have had experience in another foreign language. Students who complete Spanish 195 will have completed the second language requirement in general education and will be prepared to enroll in Spanish 221.
221. Spanish III
A thorough review of structures learned in the first
added emphasis on reading and writing skills, as well as the study of the culture
greater depth. Class meets four days per week. Conducted primarily in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Spanish 122, equivalent, or placement.
222. Spanish IV
This course is designed to continue
the development of the
student’s language skills and cultural knowledge. Emphasis is placed on
writing skills and an extensive grammar review. Conducted in Spanish.
280. Practicum in Spanish
in the Spanish language in
various contexts such as teaching Spanish at the elementary level, translating,
Spanish skills in business. The number of credits granted will be determined
number of hours involved per week. May be repeated for credit but a maximum
two credits from Spanish 280 may be counted as part of a Spanish major or minor.
Prior permission of instructor and chairperson required.
295. Studies in Hispanic Language and Literature
course designed to
allow a professor to teach in an area of special interest and experience.
permission of instructor.
321. Spanish V
Advanced Grammar and Conversation I — A
designed to bring the student to a high-intermediate/low-advanced level of competency
in Spanish in listening, reading, speaking, and writing as defined by the ACTFL
(American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Guidelines. Conducted
entirely in Spanish.
322. Spanish VI
Advanced Grammar and Composition II — This
of Spanish V is designed to bring the student to an advanced level of
competency in all four skills as defined by the ACTFL Guidelines. Conducted
325. Spanish Conversation
A course designed
to develop aural and oral
competency in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish. May be repeated for
may be counted only once as part of Spanish major or minor.
341. Introduction to Literature
In this transition
course from language to
literature, students become familiar with the key literary terms for further
Hispanic literature. Readings represent different time periods and various
genres and reinforce grammatical structures, linguistic content, and general
with current Spanish usage. Conducted in Spanish.
342. Modern Spanish Literature and Culture (or equivalent)
Spain from 1808 to the present. Literary texts - prose, poetry, and theater
- of the
most representative authors of this period will be discussed in their
and social contexts. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 341
with a grade of
C+ or better or equivalent.
344. Modern Hispanic American Literature and Culture (or equivalent)
A study of Hispanic American literature from the wars
of independence until the present
(XIX and XX centuries). Politics and important historical events are
through the analysis of literary texts and most representative works
of the corresponding
period (other sources such as documentary videos, slides, and films are
Students are exposed to a wide variety of literary genres ranging from
narrative, drama, poetry, essay, etc. Conducted in Spanish.
380. Spanish House Practicum
practicum for students and cultural and language-oriented activities
form part of the practicum, directed by the Spanish native assistant
under the supervision of an
instructor. The course may be repeated for credit but a maximum of one
credit of Spanish 380
may be counted as part of a Spanish major or minor.
421. Business Spanish
This course is designed to give advanced-intermediate
and advanced level students a solid foundation in business vocabulary,
and cultural concepts, and situational practice necessary to be successful
Spanish-speaking world. It is assumed that students have already mastered
fundamentals of Spanish grammar and that they control the general vocabulary
for basic communication. Conducted entirely in Spanish.
441. Medieval and Golden Age Spain (or equivalent)
and Golden Age Spain as expressed in literary selections of Spanish prose,
and theater. Cultural and literary topics include the Reconquest, religious
courtly love, mystical poetry, and the social crises during the Hapsburg
Emphasis on reading, writing, and conversational skills. Materials are
also drawn from
films and videos. Conducted in Spanish.
443. Pre-Colombian Colonial Hispanic American Literature (or equivalent)
A study of colonial Hispanic American literature from pre-Columbian works and the chronicles of encounter, through the nineteenth century literary manifestations of political and cultural (in)dependence. Possible topics include alterity and representation, the cultural heritage and identity of the colonizer, the colonized and the new (in)dependent societies; canonical genres and their adaptations; dominant discourses and marginalized voices; criollismo; the relationships of socioeconomic progress and literary development, etc. Students are exposed to a wide variety of literary genres ranging from narratives to dramas, poetry and essays, as well as pertinent historical background information. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 342 or 344 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent. Alternate years.
462. Spanish Linguistics
A course for advanced students of Spanish.
primary objective of this course is to approach the grammar of Spanish
in a way
which is most useful for those who will teach Spanish to native speakers
It is a course in Applied Linguistics where the knowledge of the structure
Spanish language is discussed and supported by the study of both Spanish
English. Fields dealt with include: Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology,
Syntax,Semantics, Second Language Acquisition, and Language and Culture.
counts both as the Linguistics requirement and as an elective. Conducted
490. Special Problems in Spanish
Individual study under the
direction of an
instructor designated by the chairperson of the department in one of
areas: literature, language, civilization, or methodology. May be repeated
but a maximum of two credits from Spanish 490 may be counted as part
of a Spanish
major or minor. Prerequisite: prior permission of instructor and department
494. Literature Seminar
A course in advanced literary studies
varies from year to year depending on the interests of students and the
research interests of Spanish faculty at any given time. Emphasis on
and writing of well-developed papers. Recommended for students planning
studies in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish
344 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent. Alternate years 2006-07.
499. Internship in Spanish
This course provides supervised practical
in international business, media, education, or government. Normally
junior status and
the completion of at least a Spanish minor are prerequisites. Although
in conjunction with an existing off-campus program, students working
faculty may make individual arrangements with a local host institution
Following consultation with the off-campus coordinator, each applicant