Spanish Course Descriptions

1113 SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS
Intended for students who have had very little or no exposure to Spanish either in school or at home. Basic vocabulary, present tense, and cultural knowledge are covered.
1223 SPANISH FOR REVIEW AND PROGRESS
Intended for students who have had limited exposure to Spanish in high school college, or at home. Assumes minimal previous knowledge of basic vocabulary and present tense. Expansion of vocabulary, language structure, and cultural knowledge.
2113 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
A continuation of grammar and a communicative strategies. Emphasis on increasing fluency and familiarity with Hispanic cultures. (Prerequisite: SPAN 1223, appropriate CLEP score, or instructor's permission.)
2223 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Concluding presentation of key grammatical structures in Spanish. Further development of communicative strategies and knowledge of Hispanic cultures. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2113, appropriate CLEP score, or instructor's permission.)
2333 SPANISH VOCABULARY BUILDING
Development and expansion of Spanish language skills by building a personal lexicon based on topical vocabulary, thematic conversation, and the study of common prefixes, suffixes, and conjugation patterns. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2113 or instructor's permission.)
3113 SPANISH WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Grammar and vocabulary learned in 1000 and 2000 level courses is reviewed, consolidated, and extended. The focus is on developing a more sophisticated and native-like writing ability (Prerequisite:SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)
3123 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
Building on introductory and intermediate knowledge, students express themselves orally on various topics and themes. Taught in Spanish (Prerequisite:SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)
3133 INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE
Literary theory and works from both Spain and Latin America are examined within their historical and cultural contexts. The focus is on reading comprehension and cultural appreciation. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)
3143 HISPANIC CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE
The people of Spain and Latin America are studied from their origins until modern times. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills will all be enhanced throughout the semester. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)
4113 SPANISH PENINSULAR LITERATURE
Survey of major literary works and genres from the Middle Ages to present. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)
4133 SPANISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION
Presentation and applications of advanced grammatical structures. Students produce original texts in Spanish of varying types and lengths. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)
4143 SPANISH ORAL PROFICIENCY
The focus is on improving listening comprehension skills and learning to communicate more fluently and at a more sophisticated level. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)
4160 SPECIAL PROJECTS
By special arrangement with a professor, the student or students will be able to take on individual or group study on a topic pertinent to their special interests. (Variable credit: one to three hours)
4183 STUDY ABROAD IN SPANISH
An opportunity for students of Spanish to earn credit for their academic field experiences in Spanish-speaking countries. Currently enrolled students must seek pre-approval of Spanish faculty. Transfer students will have their cases evaluated individually. Pass/Fail only
4223 LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Survey of major literary works and genres from the Mayan Popol Vuh to the present. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)
4303 SPANISH PHONETICS AND DIALECTS
Theory and practice of Spanish pronunciation, including survey of major dialect types and historical development of Spanish language (Prerequisite: SPAN 2223 or instructor's permission)