Courses

Course Code Credits

Elementary Spanish I

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school French/German/Italian/Spanish. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Limited to 25.

SPA131 3

Elementary Spanish II

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school French/German/Italian/Spanish. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Pre-requisite: SPA 131. Limited to 25.

SPA132 3

Intermediate Spanish I

For students with 2-3 years of high school French/German/Italian/Spanish. In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. Limited to 25.

SPA231 3

Intermediate Spanish II

For students with 2-3 years of high school French/German/Italian/Spanish. In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. Pre-requisite: SPA 231. Limited to 25.

SPA232 3

Advanced Spanish I

For students with three or more years of French/German/Spanish. In the Advanced Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences. Limited to 25.

SPA331 3

Advanced Spanish II

For students with three or more years of French/German/Spanish. In the Advanced Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences. Pre-requisite: SPA 331. Limited to 25.

SPA332 3

Survey of Latin American Culture & Literature I

Study of Latin America through art, history, and literature. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

SPA333 3

Survey of Latin American Culture & Literature II

Study of Latin America through art, history, and literature. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 333. Limited to 25.

SPA334 3

Survey of Spanish Culture & Literature I

Study of Spain through art, history and literature. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

SPA335 3

Survey of Spanish Culture & Literature II

Study of Spain through art, history and literature. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 335. Limited to 25.

SPA336 3

Spain Today

A study of post-Franco Spain, its political, social, religious directions. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

SPA337 3

Latin American Literature

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA342 3

Cervantes

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA343 3

Spanish Contemporary Novel

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA344 3

Afro-Hispanic Cult Caribbean

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA345 3

Maya, Aztec & Inca Traditions

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA346 3

20th Century Hispanic Poetry

This course is an introduction to the theory of poetry, to poetic movements or the 19th and 20th centuries (Romanticism, Modernism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Poesia Pura, Surrealism, etc.) and to a stylistic analysis of a few poems of each of the following poets: Espronceda, Becquer, Dario, A. Marchado, J.R. Jimenez, Neruda, Vallejo, Garcia Lorca, Guillen, Salinas, Alberti, Miguel Hernandez, and Borges. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA347 3

Science, Literature & Film in Spain

This course explores the intricate relationship between science, literature and film in Spain through the study of diverse literary and cinematic pieces and the ways literature and cinema disseminate scientific knowledge and discourse will also be discussed. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA348 3

US Hispanic Literature: Voices & Experiences on Migration & Immigration

In this course students will examine the topics on Hispanic migration and immigration in United States, and discussed the social justice issues and experiences of immigrants reflected in short stories, poems and novels. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA349 3

Spanish Linguistics

Addresses the problems of syntax (making comparisons: English-Spanish), verb usage (all subjunctive tenses, all conditional tenses, "future and conditional of probability or conjecture," agreement of tenses, all imperatives, morphology, phonetics/phonology, etc. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA350 3

Internship in Spanish Studies

Opportunity for qualified students to work with their foreign language skills in a variety of professional areas. Field placement depends on the student's interests and abilities. Limited to 10.

SPA475 3

Directed Study

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. Student and a full-time faculty member familiar with the student's area of interest agree on a plan of study and research and on evaluation methods. Students must obtain the signatures of the faculty director and the Department Chair.

SPA490 3