Languages and Cultures

The Spanish Catalog of Courses

SPANISH 100: Foundations in Spanish Language and Culture (3) - Develops novice proficiency with emphasis on intercultural communication in the context of the Spanish-speaking world. Language laboratory activities required.

SPANISH 101: Spanish I (3) - Develops the four language skills; acquaints students with elements of Hispanic culture. For students with 1 year of high school Spanish or equivalent. Requires practice in language lab.

SPANISH 102: Spanish II (3) - Develops further the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing to a proficiency level regarded as basic communication in Spanish. SPANISH 102 is for students who have completed SPANISH 101 or the equivalent. Students earn two General Education Points for Basic Communication in a Second Language and one General Education Point for Cultures and Diversity. Spanish language study is taught in its cultural context, including history, culture, diversity, and comparison with students’ native culture. Practice in language laboratory and / or use of electronic language-learning media is required. Students must have passed SPANISH 101 or the equivalent in order to enroll in SPANISH 102. SPANISH 102 is offered every semester. This course satisfies 2 GEPs for Goal 8: Basic Communication in a Second Language and 1 GEP for Goal 4: Culture and Diversity.

SPANISH 203: Spanish III (3) - Continued development of skills and culture. Increased emphasis on reading and writing. For students with 3 years of high school Spanish or equivalent. Prerequisite: SPANISH 102 or equivalent. Diversity course.

SPANISH 204: Spanish IV (3) - Continuation of SPANISH 203. For students with 4 years of high school Spanish or equivalent. Prerequisite: SPANISH 203 or equivalent. Diversity course.

SPANISH 206: Structure of the Spanish Language (3) - Study of Spanish grammar and syntax through applied exercises and introduction to Spanish morphology. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 204 or equivalent.

SPANISH 207: Spanish Conversation and Composition I (3) - Development of speaking and writing skills at the intermediate level; prepares students for transition to upper level language courses. Not offered every semester Prerequisite: SPANISH 204 or equivalent.

SPANISH 208: Conversation for Health Professionals (3) - Emphasizes development of speaking and comprehension for communication with Spanish-speaking health care clients. For health services students and other interested persons. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 102 or equivalent.

SPANISH 209: Spanish for Social Services (3) - Emphasizes development of speaking and comprehension for communication with Spanish-speaking clients in social services. Prerequisite: SPANISH 102 or permission of the instructor. Diversity course.

SPANISH 210: Commercial Spanish (3) - Acquaints students with basic skills in Spanish trade correspondence and commercial reading. Emphasizes vocabulary, idioms and elementary knowledge of business practices. For business students and others who desire to enhance their knowledge of Spanish. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 102 or permission of instructor.

SPANISH 211: Spanish Culture and Civilization (Fall) (3) - Presents the history of Spanish culture and civilization from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on art, literature, ideas, historical events, and cultural exchanges. Intended for students seeking an introductory course on Spanish culture. Students gain insights in the cultural history of Spain, including geography, society, politics, philosophy, art, literature, and the sciences. Course is taught in English through lectures, projects, discussions, readings, and audio-visual media. SPANISH 211 partially fulfills the requirements for the Spanish Minor. Course is offered in alternating semesters. This course satisfies 2 GEPs for Goal 4: Culture and Diversity and 1 GEP for Goal 7 Arts and Humanities.

SPANISH 212: Spanish-American Culture and Civilization (Spring) (3) Presents the history of Spanish American culture and civilization from its beginnings to the present, with emphasis on art, literature, ideas, historical events, and cultural exchanges. Intended for students seeking an introductory course on Spanish American culture. Students gain insights in the cultural history of Spanish America, including geography, society, politics, philosophy, art, literature, and the sciences. Course is taught in English through lectures, projects, discussions, readings, and audio-visual media. SPANISH 212 partially fulfills the requirements for the Spanish Minor. Course is offered in alternating semesters. This course satisfies 2 GEPs for Goal 4: Culture and Diversity and 1 GEP for Goal 7 Arts and Humanities.

SPANISH 213: U.S. Hispanic Culture and Literature (3) - Studies the literature and cultures of Hispanic groups in the United States from the Spanish Colonial Period to the present. Taught in English. Diversity course.

SPANISH 214: Hispanic Culture and Civilization (3) - Provides an understanding and appreciation of the present Spanish-speaking world (Spain, Spanish America and the U.S.) through geography, history, economics, politics, education, customs and arts. Taught in Spanish. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 204 or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 221: Spanish Culture Through Film (3)- Offers students an opportunity to gain meaningful insight to cultural and societal phenomena rooted in the persons and places of twentieth-century Spain while tracing important issues from the Spanish Civil War through the present day. Spain has long been recognized for it influential cinema, boasting a list of superlative film makers and directors, including Luis Bu�uel, Carlos Saura, Pedro Almod�var, and more recently, Julio Medem and Alejandro Amen�bar.

SPANISH 222: Latin American Culture Through Film (3)-Offers students an opportunity to gain, through the study of film, meaningful insight to cultural and societal phenomena rooted in the persons and places of Latin America. A broad selection of topics will be addressed while viewing films from many countries and tracing important issues dating from the Spanish colonies through the present day. Taught in English; movies subtitled. No prerequisites.

SPANISH 250: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (3) - Studies structure and usage of oral and written Spanish from the perspective of the heritage speaker (native or near native speakers who have learned the language without formal training). Develops linguistic and cultural literacy through actualized authentic materials (both literary and audiovisual). Substitutes SPANISH 206 when approved by instructor. Prerequisite: SPANISH 204 or permission of instructor.

SPANISH 281-SPANISH 289: Special Topics (1-3) - Provides knowledge and training in fields not usually covered in regular courses. Content is determined by instructor and varies. Topics may include Spanish for Travelers and Women in Spanish Literature. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: Varies according to the nature of the topic.

SPANISH 290: Spanish Study Abroad (1-9) - Prerequisite: SPANISH 101 or permission of instructor.

SPANISH 305: Phonetics: Applied Phonetics and Pronunciation (3) - Develops ability to communicate effectively in spoken Spanish. Provides a detailed study of Spanish sound and intonation patterns through group and individual practice. Attends to individual pronunciation problems. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 206 or equivalent.

SPANISH 306: Spanish Conversation and Composition II (3) - Continued development of speaking and writing skills (see SPANISH 207); required before advancing to advanced language courses. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 206 and SPANISH 207, or consent of instructor.

SPANISH 325: Spanish for Educators (3) - For educators and other students interested in reviewing their proficiency in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPANISH 102 or permission of the instructor. Diversity course.

SPANISH 335: Communicative Spanish for Teachers (3-6)- Intensive practice of advanced of language skills, culture, history and geograhy for teachers and students preparing to be teachers. Administered in language lab. Summer sessions. Permission of Instructor required.

SPANISH 331: Literary Analysis of Hispanic Texts. (3) - Reading and discussion of selected modern works. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 207 or an equivalent proficiency.

SPANISH 350: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (3) - Studies advanced structure and usage Spanish for heritage speakers (native or near native speakers who have learned the language without formal training). Develops linguistic and cultural literacy through actualized authentic materials (both literary and audiovisual). Substitutes SPANISH 306 when approved by instructor. Prerequisite: SPANISH 250 or permission of the instructor.

SPANISH 390: Internship in Spanish (3-9) - Students apply the theory learned in the classroom to situations occurring in the workplace. Careful planning with the department's internship coordinator enables the students to schedule these experiences to complement their academic program. Participation in the university's internship adds an important dimension to student's educational experience and future career plans.

SPANISH 402: Advanced Conversation (3) - Focuses on development of fluency in speaking through discussion of topics pertinent to native speakers of Spanish. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 306 or permission of the instructor.

SPANISH 403: Advanced Structure and Composition (3) - Study of advanced syntax and structure with application in composition. Prerequisites: SPANISH 306 or permission of the instructor.

SPANISH 420: Spanish Literature (3) - Instructs students with regard to the reading of selected works of literature from Spain and Spanish America, the authors of those works, the literary genres and literary movements to which they pertain, and the socio-cultural milieu in which they were composed.

SPANISH 422: Hispanic Theater and Poetry (3) - Reading and discussion of plays and poetry by selected Spanish and Spanish American writers, concentrating on 20th century authors. Taught in Spanish. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 306 or permission of the instructor.

SPANISH 430: Hispanic Short Story (3) - Acquaints students with the short story as an expression of culture by Spanish, Spanish American and U.S. authors; sensitizes students to cultural values in the Hispanic world. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: SPANISH 306 or permission of the instructor.

SPANISH 490: Independent Study in Spanish (1-9) - Provides for individual study of a particular aspect of Hispanic civilization, language or literature under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and the chairperson.