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SPAN 100. Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Basic Spanish for work in the field of medicine and health care. Conversational and written skills to deal with medical situations. Cultural aspects of medicine in different Spanish-speaking countries. May include a community-based service learning project. Previous experience with Spanish recommended but not required.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


SPAN 101. Elementary Spanish I

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Vocabulary, grammatical structures and an introduction to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Emphasis on the spoken language, some reading and writing. Promotes understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the various Spanish-speaking countries.
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


SPAN 102. Elementary Spanish II

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Vocabulary, grammatical structures and an introduction to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Emphasis on the spoken language, some reading and writing. Promotes understanding and appreciation of the cultures of the various Spanish-speaking countries. Required lab/library assignments. Intended for students with little or no previous study of Spanish; 101; 102.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


SPAN 110. Introduction to Spanish Speaking Cultures

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Diverse cultural, historical, and socio-political features of Spanish speaking cultures and basic Spanish through film and music. Recommended companion course to 101 and 102. Taught mainly in English. For students who want more contact with modern culture and less emphasis on language.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


SPAN 201. Intermediate Spanish I

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Review and extend the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing for purposes of communication using a variety of technological learning aids. Directed toward linguistic and cultural awareness. Special emphasis on extension and application of listening and reading skills strategies using various authentic sources.
Prerequisites: SPAN 102, SPAN 201
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


SPAN 202. Intermediate Spanish II

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Review and extend the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing for purposes of communication using a variety of technological learning aids. Directed toward linguistic and cultural awareness. Special emphasis on extension and application of listening and reading skills strategies using various authentic sources.
Prerequisites: SPAN 102, SPAN 201
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS| GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


SPAN 220. Oral and Written Proficiency in Spanish

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Practice in speaking and writing skills needed in the second and third year. Required for admission to the major or minor and exit from CPIA. Must be taken before or concurrently with first 300-level course.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPAN 301. Oral and Written Expression I.

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Oral and written practice based on themes drawn from the contemporary culture of Spanish-speaking countries; review and practice of grammar. Directed toward increasing fluency and correct expression. Must be taken before or concurrently with 331 or 341 and before any 400-level course.
Prerequisites: SPAN 202, SPAN 220
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPAN 302. Oral and Written Expression II.

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Written and oral practice based on themes drawn from contemporary culture of Spanish-speaking countries; review and practice of grammar. Directed toward correct expression of a more sophisticated nature. Must be taken before or concurrently with 331 or 341 and before any 400-level course.
Prerequisites: SPAN 220, SPAN 301
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPAN 330. Teaching Spanish in U.S. Secondary Schools

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Guided observation of teaching strategies/techniques appropriate to beginning Spanish classes in U.S. secondary schools. For native speakers of Spanish with minimal experience in U.S. secondary schools. May substitute for Span 301 in BS major/minor program, with approval of B.S. adviser.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 331. Introduction to Literary Studies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of the principal literary periods, movements and genres of Spanish and Spanish-American literature. Must be taken concurrently with 301 or 302 and before any 400-level course.
Prerequisites: SPAN 202, SPAN 220
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPAN 341. Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Integrates language, history, geography and culture to present a comprehensive view of life in 21 countries where Spanish is spoken. Must be taken concurrently with 301 or 302 and before any 400-level course.
Prerequisites: SPAN 202, SPAN 220
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPAN 411. Advanced Studies in Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Study of a particular Spanish or Spanish-American author or specific topics in Spanish and/or Spanish-American literature.
Prerequisites: SPAN 302, SPAN 331, SPAN 341
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 430. Contemporary Peninsular Prose

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Development of the Spanish novel since the end of the Civil War (1939); socio-cultural transformations occuring in Spanish society during the 20th Century.
Prerequisites: SPAN 302, SPAN 331, SPAN 341
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 432. Spanish Golden Age-Drama

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Individual self in conflict with society; issues of exclusion and resistance, race and gender oppression, and class and religious strife in representative plays of Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Tirso de Molina, and Calderon de la Barca.
Prerequisites: SPAN 302, SPAN 331, SPAN 341
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 433. Spanish Poetry

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Reading and discussion of representative poems from the Middle Ages to the Generation of 1927.
Prerequisites: SPAN 302, SPAN 331, SPAN 341
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 440. Spanish-American Prose

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Representative works and authors of the Spanish-American narrative in their social and historical context.
Prerequisites: SPAN 302, SPAN 331, SPAN 341
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 442. Spanish-American Poetry

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of the most prominent authors, themes, and styles in different periods.
Prerequisites: SPAN 302, SPAN 331, SPAN 341
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 443. Spanish-American Literature by Women

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of the most prominent female authors in various periods.
Prerequisites: SPAN 302, SPAN 331, SPAN 341
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 444. Internship

Credits: 2-4 View Details
Description: Use linguistic ability in work setting in the US or in the host country. Combines learning with an apprenticeship experience.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor/advisor.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 450. Applied Linguistics in Spanish

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Contrastive analysis of Spanish and English phonological and grammatical features. Subtleties of written and spoken Spanish.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361, SPAN 302
Semester Offered: Spring


SPAN 454. Teaching Spanish in the Secondary School.

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Taken concurrently with student teaching. Application of language learning principles in secondary schools. Selection and presentation of daily and unit lessons. Critique based on the theories discussed in FORL 453. BS capstone course. Cannot be used as an elective in a BA program.
Prerequisites: FORL 453
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPAN 456. Teaching Spanish in the Elementary School

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Application of language learning principles to elementary school instruction. Development/selection of materials and practice in presenting them. BS Capstone course; cannot be used as an elective in BA program.
Prerequisites: FORL 455/555
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 457. Senior Project (B.A.)

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Research-based project on selected topics in Spanish literature, linguistics, or culture under the guidance of instructor. Capstone course in transition to graduate studies or career. Taken during last academic year of undergraduate studies.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


SPAN 460. Study Abroad

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: On-site study of selected aspects of language and/or culture of the host country. Final report presented in Spanish.
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 302
Semester Offered: DEMAND


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