SPAN 110 Spanish for Specific Professions. 3 hours.
This introductory course will aid students in gaining basic knowledge of Spanish in the professional context. Possible sections could be Language for Health Care, Language for Social Work, Language for Criminal Justice, etc.
SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I. 4 hours.
A comprehensive elementary course that includes grammar, pronunciation, oral practice, written composition, and culture.
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II. 4 hours.
An intermediate-level course which is a continuation of SPAN 111 with an additional emphasis on reading. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or two years high school Spanish.
SPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish I. 3 hours.
Grammar review and speaking, listening and reading practice. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or 3 years of high school Spanish.
SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish II. 3 hours.
A continuation of Intermediate Spanish I with increasing focus on the more complex aspects of Spanish grammar. Speaking, listening, and reading practice are an integral part of course work. Prerequisite: SPAN 211.
SPAN 284 Spanish Phonetics. 2 hours.
A study of the phonetic system and phonology of the Spanish language with emphasis on practice and application. The knowledge of common phonological processes in Spanish will help to improve pronunciation and comprehension of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or 3 years high school Spanish.
SPAN 321 Spanish Culture and Civilization. 3 hours.
A survey of Spanish history, geography, and institutions intended as a background for literary studies and as preparation for teaching Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 212.
SPAN 322 Latin American Culture and Civilization. 3 hours.
A survey of Latin American history, geography, and institutions intended as a background for literary studies and as preparation for teaching Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 212.
SPAN 341 Advanced Spanish Conversation. 3 hours.
A course designed to develop the student's fluency and self-confidence in expressing ideas in grammatically and phonetically correct Spanish through the discussion of reading selections and contemporary topics. Prerequisite: SPAN 321, 322, or consent of instructor.
SPAN 345 Advanced Spanish Composition. 3 hours.
A course designed to develop the student's ability to write clearly, accurately, and effectively in Spanish. Some attention will be given to grammar review and vocabulary development, and extensive practice in writing in a variety of contexts will be required. Prerequisite: SPAN 321, 322 or consent of instructor.
SPAN 361 Spanish Literature. 3 hours.
Spanish literature from Poema del Cid through the 20th century. A survey course that includes a history of the literature and the reading of selected works representative of the various periods. Prerequisite: SPAN 345.
SPAN 362 Latin-American Literature. 3 hours.
Latin-American literature from the Conquistadores through the 20th century. A survey course that includes a history of Latin-American literature and the reading of selected works representative of the various periods. Prerequisite: SPAN 345.
SPAN 450 Introduction to Interpretation and Translation. 3 hours.
Students will learn the processes involved in interpreting and translating. Extensive practice in a variety of interpreting situations working with native speakers. Prerequisite: SPAN 341, 345, and 498 or consent of instructor.
SPAN 486 Topics in Spanish Studies. 1-3 hours.
The student may select an area of special interest to work on independently. A plan of study will be agreed upon with the instructor. This plan may include Spanish phonetics, advanced readings in Spanish or Latin-American literature, or other similar projects. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
SPAN 495 Senior Seminar. 1 hour.
A course intended to help transition students from college life to their lives beyond college. Topics will focus on career plans (graduate school, future employment opportunities, rιsumι preparation), ethical issues graduates face, and working with immigrant populations. All students will have their speaking and listening proficiency evaluated as a part of this course. Students must be classified as seniors to take this course.
SPAN 498 Study Abroad. 8 hours.
Students must submit a plan of study to be approved in advance by the department.