Spanish Minor Requirements

Program DirectorAntonio Barbagallo Office: Duffy Academic Center 279 Phone: 508-565-1279abarbagallo@stonehill.edu

The minor in Spanish requires the completion of six courses beyond the elementary level (SPA 131-132) as determined in consultation with the departmental minor advisor.

Complete Six Courses

At least four of these courses must be at the 300-level or above.

Code Course Credits

SPA 231

Intermediate Spanish I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with 2-3 years of high school 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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 132 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 232

Intermediate Spanish II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 231 - Intermediate Spanish I .

Prerequisite(s): SPA 231 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 331

Perspectives in Spanish Language and Culture I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with three or more years of Spanish. In this course 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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 232 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 332

Perspectives in Spanish Language and Culture II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 331 - Perspectives in Spanish Language and Culture I.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 331 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 333

Survey of Latin American Culture and Literature I

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of Latin America through art, history, and literature.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 334

Survey of Latin American Culture and Literature II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 333 - Survey of Latin American Culture and Literature I.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 333 or equivalent. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 335

Survey of Spanish Culture and Literature I

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of Spain through art, history and literature.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)

3

SPA 336

Survey of Spanish Culture and Literature II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 335 - Survey of Spanish Culture and Literature I.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 335 or equivalent. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)

3

SPA 337

Spain Today

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

A study of post-Franco Spain, its political, social, religious directions.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)

3

SPA 342

Seminar in Spanish: Latin American Literature

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 343

Seminar in Spanish: Cervantes

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.

3

SPA 344

Introduction to Contemporary Spanish Narrative

Offered: Fall Semester

This course introduces students to the narrative of prominent Spanish peninsular authors of the 20th and 21st century. The course focuses on topics including faith, repression, identity, memory and women's roles as portrayed in short stories, essays and excerpts from novels.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher; or freshmen with instructor's permission.

3

SPA 345

Seminar in Spanish: Afro-Hispanic Culture of the Caribbean

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 334, or SPA 336, or SPA 337 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Anthropology and Latin American Studies programs.

3

SPA 346

Seminar in Spanish: Maya, Aztec, and Inca Traditions

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Anthropology and Latin American Studies programs.

3

SPA 347

20th Century Hispanic Poetry

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 348

Science, Literature and Film in Spain

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course explores the intricate relationship between science, literature and film in Spain through the study of diverse literary and cinematic works. The metatextural nature of these literary and cinematic pieces and the way literature and cinema disseminate scientific knowledge and discourse will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.

3

SPA 349

U.S. Hispanic Literature: Voices and Experiences on Migration and Immigration

Offered: Spring Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 334, or SPA 336, or SPA 337 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program with permission of the Program Director.

3

SPA 350

Spanish Linguistics

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 351

Spanish Conversation for Fluency

Offered: Spring Semester

This course will have students converse in Spanish at every class meeting. Topics will be varied, from the prosaic to the philosophical. They will include local news, weather, world events, eating habits of Spanish speaking countries, peer pressure, work, narration of unusual events, future plans, etc. The instructor will lead the class into meaningful conversation, where students will engage each other as in "real life situations". Grammar will not be taught, but the instructor will point out and explain errors as they occur. It is expected that those errors will be avoided and eventually eliminated. The instructor will also correct "faulty" pronunciation, because this aspect of the language is just as important as any other. This is a conversational course and not a "writing" course.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
The course is a requirement for all Spanish majors, and it is meant particularly for students who have returned from at least one semester of study abroad in a Spanish speaking country. However, students who have not yet studied abroad, but have a high level of oral proficiency are invited to take the course at any time.Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 353

Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Medieval Spanish Texts

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

An examination of how Christians, Jews, and Muslims; their roles; and their interaction are represented in medieval Spanish texts. To understand the complex relationship that existed between members of these three dominant faiths, special attention will be given to the socio-political, legal, and cultural climate of the Iberian Peninsula. Genres examined will include, among others, poetry, historiography, and exemplar prose.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher course.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

SPA 354

Vamps and Virgins: Sex in the (Medieval) City

Offered: Spring Semester

A close reading of early Spanish texts with emphasis on representations of spiritual and illicit love. We will explore the origins, development, and characteristics of the sentimental romance, an innovative medieval genre, and how it was later parodied in La Celestina. Attention will be paid to the socio-cultural context in which these texts were produced.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.

3

Study Abroad for Language Minors

Language minors are encouraged to spend a semester abroad in an approved international program of study or in one of the international internships sponsored by Stonehill College.

Students may transfer in two pre-approved courses taken abroad to the minor. Additional language courses may be pre-approved as general electives.