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Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 100    Spanish Language and Culture On-Site    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

An introduction to Spanish and Spanish-speaking culture in conjunction with study abroad for students with little or no previous language study. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 101    Elementary Spanish I    3 Hours

A beginning course designed to develop skills in understanding, speaking, reading and writing and to provide cultural insights.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 102    Elementary Spanish II    3 Hours

Continuation of development of four skills and of cultural insights.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 101 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 2 or LPROF: SPANISH Composite with a score of 2 or High School 2 years Spanish)

Course Fee: $7

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 105    Introduction to Hispanic Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the contemporary cultures of Spain and Latin America, with emphasis on values, behavioral characteristics, social and political structures, and achievements of the Spanish-speaking peoples. Taught in English; only taught abroad.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 200    Latin American Society: Past and Present    3 Hours

A broad interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Latin America, emphasizing its regions, peoples, and cultures. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Equivalent(s): GEOG 200, ANTH 200, PS 200, HIST 200

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 201    Intermediate Spanish I    3 Hours

A systematic review of grammar and development of reading skills.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 202    Intermediate Spanish II    3 Hours

Further review of grammar and development of reading skills. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 4 (SPAN 201 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 4)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 210    Intermediate Spanish Conversation Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop the vocabulary and communication skills of a student with one year of college Spanish or equivalent, with emphasis on contact with Spanish native speakers. SPAN 210 may not substitute for SPAN 201 or SPAN 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in Spanish. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 211    Intermediate Spanish Culture Abroad    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Course designed to develop an appreciation for different aspects of Spanish-speaking countries and their people and cultures, for a student with one year of college Spanish or equivalent. SPAN 211 may not substitute for SPAN 201 or 202, but may count as an elective for the major or minor. Taught in Spanish. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 220    Spanish for Criminal Justice Professionals    3 Hours

Course designed to develop the specific vocabulary and oral communication skills essential for a student who is intending to pursue a career in criminal justice and who has a background of one year of college Spanish or the equivalent. SPAN 220 will primarily be taught in study abroad programs in Mexico. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 230    Spanish for Medical Professionals    3 Hours

Course designed to develop the specific vocabulary and oral communication skills essential for a student who is intending to pursue a career in medicine or nursing who has a background of one year of college Spanish or the equivalent. SPAN 220 will be primarily taught in study abroad programs in Mexico. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 102 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 3)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 306    Experiencing Spanish Abroad    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised language and cultural studies accomplished during a study abroad program. Students who receive transferable credit for language study done during the study abroad program will receive credit only for cultural study. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better. Note: Enrollment in supervised language study while abroad required.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 202 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; winter 2021; winter 2022

SPAN 331    Spanish for Professional Communication    3 Hours

Introduction to professional communication in the Spanish-speaking countries: Linguistic structures and vocabulary, forms of professional communication, reading and discussion of professional texts, social customs. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 202 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; spring 2022; summer 2022

SPAN 345    Topics in Spanish    3 Hours

This course will develop students' linguistic and critical reading skills, as well as their cultural understanding through examination of different contemporary topics in the Hispanic world.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 370    Spanish Conversation    3 Hours

Exercises in pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 202 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 371    Spanish Composition and Grammar    3 Hours

Controlled written compositions and oral expression. Systematic and intensive review of grammar. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5 (SPAN 202 or AVANT Lang Spanish Placement with a score of 5)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 372    Latin American Civilization and Culture    3 Hours

Survey of the historical and cultural background of Latin America and its people from the Discovery to the present.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

SPAN 373    Spanish Civilization and Culture    3 Hours

Survey of historical and cultural background of Spain and its people from the Roman colonization to the present. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021; summer 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 374    Literature and Culture of Spain    3 Hours

An introduction to the culture of Spain through the study of literary texts. The course will discuss the historical contexts and cultural milieu that produced selected texts. The analysis of literary texts will be introduced. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022

SPAN 376    Literature and Culture of Latin America    3 Hours

An introduction to the culture of Latin America through the study of their literary and cultural production. The course will discuss the historical contexts and cultural milieu that produced selected texts. The analyses of literary texts will be introduced. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code AH

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

SPAN 381    Spanish Grammar Through Cultural Readings    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Students will read a variety of texts in order to increase reading comprehension, acquire a broader vocabulary, and enhance grammatical proficiency in preparation for the study of literature. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 371

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

SPAN 384    Spanish Phonetics and Phonology    3 Hours

An analytical and practical study of contemporary Spanish pronunciation (phonetics and phonology), including the articulatory system, sound production, the classification of vowels and consonants, phonetic transcription and some dialect features..

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 331 or (SPAN 370 and SPAN 371)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 389    Internship in Spanish    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work using Spanish in a professional setting. Open only to Spanish majors or minors. May be repeated once for elective credit in the major or minor for a maximum of six hours. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 372 or SPAN 373 or SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

SPAN 453    Introduction to Spanish Linguistics    3 Hours

An overall understanding of major sub-areas of Spanish linguistics that will allow students to develop a deeper appreciation of the structure of Spanish and the speakers' use of the language.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 372 or SPAN 373) and (SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

SPAN 455    Topics in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies    3 Hours

Examines different literary and cultural topics of interest in Hispanic Studies. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 345 or SPAN 372 or SPAN 373) and (SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2022; summer 2022

SPAN 470    Advanced Oral Spanish    3 Hours

Conversation units, dramatic sketches, original oral topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 370

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021; summer 2022; fall 2022

SPAN 471    Advanced Spanish Composition    3 Hours

Examination of selected literary works; original compositions on selected topics. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 371 and (SPAN 372 or SPAN 373 or SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

SPAN 476    Twentieth Century Spain    3 Hours

A chronological study of the culture of Spain through the study of representative works. The course will discuss the historical contexts and cultural milieu that produced selected texts. The analyses of literary texts will be introduced. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 480    Translation and Interpreting    3 Hours

The principles of translation and translation theory including extensive practical work with translations of literary and non-literary texts from Spanish to English and vice versa. Students will also learn the principles and develop the skills of interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 372 or SPAN 373) and (SPAN 374 or SPAN 376)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

SPAN 490    Hispanic Cinema    3 Hours

Introduction to the cinematic work of Latin American, Spanish, and US-Hispanic-Latino film artists and development of critical interpretative skills that enhance appreciation of films. Fulfills World Language with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 370 or SPAN 331) and SPAN 371 and (SPAN 306 or SPAN 372 or SPAN 373 or SPAN 374 or SPAN 376 or SPAN 381 or SPAN 389)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPAN 499    Advanced Studies in Spanish    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

For guided independent study in culture, language, or literature. May be used with consent of full-time program faculty members for work accomplished during study abroad. Number of credit hours will be determined in consultation with instructor. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020