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SPANISH COURSE OFFERINGS



100 LEVEL

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 Spanish. 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.
Four Credits Kallemeyn, Lúcar-Ellens, Woolsey Both Semesters

122. Spanish II

This course is designed primarily to continue the development of a comfortable communicative knowledge of Spanish. A secondary objective is to expand students’ insight into important aspects of Hispanic culture. Emphasis 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. Prerequisite: Spanish 121, equivalent or placement.
Four Credits Kallemeyn, Lúcar-Ellens, Swain, Mulder Both Semesters

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.
Four Credits Swain, Holleman Both Semesters

200 LEVEL

221. Spanish III

A thorough review of structures learned in the first year with added emphasis on reading and writing skills, as well as the study of the culture in greater depth. Class meets four days per week. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 122, equivalent, or placement.
Four Credits Swain, Woolsey, Holleman Both Semesters

For Spanish 201 and every course higher, a grade of C+ or better is required in order to proceed to the next course in the sequence.

222. Spanish IV

This course is designed to continue the development of the student’s language skills and cultural knowledge. Emphasis is placed on reading and writing skills and an extensive grammar review. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 221 with a grade of C+ or better, placement, or equivalent.
Four Credits Agheana, Woolsey Both Semesters

280. Practicum in Spanish

Practical experience in the Spanish language in various contexts such as teaching Spanish at the elementary level, translating, or using Spanish skills in business. The number of credits granted will be determined by the number of hours involved per week. May be repeated for credit but a maximum of two credits from Spanish 280 may be counted as part of a Spanish major or minor. Prior permission of instructor and chairperson required.
Credits to be Arranged Both Semesters

295. Studies in Hispanic Language and Literature

A course designed to allow a professor to teach in an area of special interest and experience. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Three or Four Credits Staff Both Semesters

300 LEVEL

321. Spanish V

Advanced Grammar and Conversation I — A course 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. Prerequisite: Spanish 222 with a grade of C+ or better, placement, or equivalent. Four Credits Dorado, Swain, Woolsey Both Semesters

322. Spanish VI

Advanced Grammar and Composition II — This continuation 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 entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 321 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent.
Four Credits André, Fernández Both Semesters

325. Spanish Conversation

A course designed to develop aural and oral competency in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish. May be repeated for credit but may be counted only once as part of Spanish major or minor. Prerequisite: Spanish 222 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent. One Credit Staff Both Semesters

341. Introduction to Literature

In this transition course from language to literature, students become familiar with the key literary terms for further studies in Hispanic literature. Readings represent different time periods and various literary genres and reinforce grammatical structures, linguistic content, and general familiarity with current Spanish usage. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 322 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent.
Four Credits Agheana, André, Dorado, Fernández Both Semesters

342. Modern Spanish Literature and Culture (or equivalent)

A survey of 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 political, religious and social contexts. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 341 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent.
Four Credits Dorado Fall Semester, Every Year

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 discussed through the analysis of literary texts and most representative works of the corresponding period (other sources such as documentary videos, slides, and films are considered). Students are exposed to a wide variety of literary genres ranging from narrative, drama, poetry, essay, etc. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 341 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent.
Four Credits André Spring Semester, Every Year

380. Spanish House Practicum

A conversation 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. Prerequisite: Spanish 222 with a grade of C+ or better, placement, or equivalent.
One-Half Credit Staff Both Semesters

400 LEVEL

421. Business Spanish

This course is designed to give advanced-intermediate and advanced level students a solid foundation in business vocabulary, basic business and cultural concepts, and situational practice necessary to be successful in today’s Spanish-speaking world. It is assumed that students have already mastered the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and that they control the general vocabulary needed for basic communication. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 341 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent. Alternate years, 2007-08.
Four Credits André Spring Semester

441. Medieval and Golden Age Spain (or equivalent)

A survey of Medieval and Golden Age Spain as expressed in literary selections of Spanish prose, poetry, and theater. Cultural and literary topics include the Reconquest, religious ideals, courtly love, mystical poetry, and the social crises during the Hapsburg reign. Emphasis on reading, writing, and conversational skills. Materials are also drawn from films and videos. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 342 or 344 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent. Alternate years, 2006-07.
Four Credits Agheana Spring Semester

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.
Four Credits Staff Fall Semester, Fernández

462. Spanish Linguistics

A course for advanced students of Spanish. The 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 of English. It is a course in Applied Linguistics where the knowledge of the structure of the Spanish language is discussed and supported by the study of both Spanish and English. Fields dealt with include: Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Syntax,Semantics, Second Language Acquisition, and Language and Culture. This course counts both as the Linguistics requirement and as an elective. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 341 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent.
Four Credits Swain, Woolsey Spring and Fall Semesters

490. Special Problems in Spanish

Individual study under the direction of an instructor designated by the chairperson of the department in one of the following areas: literature, language, civilization, or methodology. May be repeated for credit 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 chairperson.
Three or Four Credits Agheana, André, Dorado Both Semesters

494. Literature Seminar

A course in advanced literary studies whose topic varies from year to year depending on the interests of students and the on-going research interests of Spanish faculty at any given time. Emphasis on critical thinking and writing of well-developed papers. Recommended for students planning on graduate studies in Spanish. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 342 or 344 with a grade of C+ or better or equivalent. Alternate years 2006-07.
Four Credits Agheana, André, Dorado, Fernández Fall Semester

499. Internship in Spanish

This course provides supervised practical experience in international business, media, education, or government. Normally junior status and the completion of at least a Spanish minor are prerequisites. Although ordinarily taken in conjunction with an existing off-campus program, students working together with faculty may make individual arrangements with a local host institution or organization. Following consultation with the off-campus coordinator, each applicant for this
internship is required to submit a proposal describing in detail the program to be pursued, including the materials which will be submitted; a time schedule for submitting evidence; and the criteria for performance evaluation. If possible, proposals should be finalized prior to the semester in which the internship will occur. The number of credits to be determined in consultation with instructor and chairperson. As part of a major or minor, this may be counted as an elective for 4 credits. Approval of the chairperson is required.
Agheana, André, Dorado, Swain, Woolsey, Fernández Both Semesters