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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.
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. Intended for students who have successfully completed SPAN 101 or the equivalent.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area:
  • GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
  • GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


SPAN 103. Accelerated Spanish for High Beginners

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: An accelerated course that combines SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 in one semester. Basic listening comprehension, speaking, reading,and writing are stressed in that order. Intended for advanced beginners, students who have some previous experience but who feel they are not ready for SPAN 201.
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 221. Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Designed to help students advance to the intermediate proficiency level. Continued practice in developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills needed in the second and third year. Oral communication emphasized. May be taken with SPAN 201, SPAN 202 or SPAN 300 level courses.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


SPAN 222. Oral and Written Proficiency in Spanish

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Designed to help students advance to the intermediate proficiency level. Continued practice in developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills needed in the second and third year. Oral communication emphasized. Taken with SPAN 201, SPAN 202 or SPAN 300-level courses.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


SPAN 310. Spanish Grammar Texts Contexts

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Written practice based on themes drawn from films and texts from Spanish-speaking countries; review and practice of grammar. Directed toward increasing fluency and accurate expression in Spanish writing. Repeatable up to 9 credits with different topics.
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 345. Oral Communication Skills through Media

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Written and oral practice based on themes drawn from the media about the contemporary culture of Spanish-speaking countries; review and practice of grammar. Directed toward fluency and accurate oral expression. Repeatable up to 9 credits with different topics.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


SPAN 421. Literary Periods and Authors

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Topics vary: Analysis and discussion of major periods from Medieval to Contemporary literature and-or authors from Iberia and-or Latin America. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 422. Genres and Themes in Spanish Literature

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Topics vary. Analysis and discussion of genres and/or themes from Iberian and/or Latin American literature ranging from Medieval to Contemporary Literature. May be repeated up to 6 credits
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 441. Historical Topics in Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Topics vary: Analysis and discussion of the social and cultural context and the impact of major historical events in Spain and/or Latin America, ranging from the Medieval period through the 20th century. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
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 445. Contemporary Topics in Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Topics vary: Analysis and discussion of contemporary events in Spain and or Latin America and their historical and socio-economic contexts, as well as their impact on the rest of the world using a variety of authentic media sources. May be repeated up to 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 453. Topics in Spanish Linguistics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Fundamental principles of Spanish linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and or history of the language. Required course for Spanish BS students.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: DEMAND


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 LC 461 and LC 462. BS capstone course. Cannot be used as an elective in a BA program.
Prerequisites: LC 461 and LC 462
Semester Offered: DEMAND


SPAN 457. Senior Seminar (B.A.)

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Research-based project on selected topics in Spanish literature, linguistics, or culture under the guidance of instructor. Should be taken during the last academic year of the major. May include a service learning opportunity.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


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


SPAN 461. Internship

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Use linguistic ability in work setting in the US or in the host country. Combines learning with an apprenticeship experience. May substitute for 457.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


SPAN 471. Commercial Spanish

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: General business terminology within a business and cultural context. Preparation for a business career in a global market.
Prerequisites: SPAN 302, SPAN 331, SPAN 341
Semester Offered:






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