Spanish Courses

Classes are offered in the semesters indicated; if not indicated, please refer to the current class schedule.

101 Basic Spanish, First Semester (4)
Spanish for beginners. Elementary oral expression and fundamentals of grammar; cultural readings, and beginning practice in composition. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 101L.
101L Language Laboratory (1)
A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) of weekly practice in the language laboratory. CR/NR only. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 101.
102 Basic Spanish, Second Semester (4)
Spanish for beginners, second level. Elementary oral expression and fundamentals of grammar; cultural readings and practice in composition. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 102L. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
102L Language Laboratory (1)
A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) of weekly practice in the language laboratory. CR/NR only. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 102.
150 Elementary Conversation (2)
Directed conversation in Spanish for elementary-level students. Includes individual and class assignments in laboratory. May be repeated for credit. Admission by consent of instructor.
201 Intermediate Spanish, First Semester (4)
Review of fundamentals and a study of complex structural patterns. Reading of authentic cultural materials used in Spain and Latin America. Weekly compositions. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 201L. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
201L Language Laboratory (1)
A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) of weekly practice in the language laboratory. CR/NR only. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 201.
202 Intermediate Spanish, Second Semester (4)
Communicative grammar patterns in Spanish. Reading of current authentic cultural materials and weekly practice in composition. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 202L. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
202L Language Laboratory (1)
A minimum of two academic hours (100 minutes) of weekly practice in the language laboratory. CR/NR only. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 202.
250 Intermediate Conversation (2)
Practice in essential communicative fluency in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or 200X.
300 Advanced Spanish Language (4)
Activities in written and spoken Spanish designed to increase student's proficiency to the advanced level. Course will highlight selected points of grammar structure and form in the context of meaningful engagement with the language. Offered each semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 202.
301 Advanced Composition and Conversation (4)
Compositions to achieve a mastery of the written language. Introduction to the preparation of critical essays and studies. Weekly compositions. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.
304 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (4)
Introduction to the study of Spanish linguistics. Overview of different approaches to the study of language. Prerequisite: SPAN 300, 301.
305 Introduction to Literature (4)
A study of short forms of literature with the objective of increasing vocabulary, reading for greater understanding, and content analysis. Introduction to concepts and principles of literary analysis (structure, character development, social context, point-of-view, discourse). Students will acquire basic literary research skills and enhance skills related to information literacy through research on databases for purposes of critical thinking in acquiring information and writing professional papers. Offered each Fall semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 202.
306 Cultures of Spain (4)
A study of the development of the cultures and origins of Spain, and the formation of identities in its history, literature, film and art. A survey course including lectures, readings, discussion and writing. Offered each Fall semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.
307 Cultures of Latin America (4)
A study of the development of the cultures and origins of Latin America, and the formation of identities in its history, literature, film and art. A survey course including lectures, readings, discussion, and writing. Offered each Spring semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.
395 Community Involvement Program (CIP) (1-4)
CIP involves students in basic community problems, performing such tasks as tutoring, coaching, and assisting others in the process of learning, such as reading for the blind. Students receive 1-4 units depending on the specific tasks performed.
400 Special Topics in Linguistics (4)
Topics in Spanish linguistics, which may include sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, historical linguistics, and applied linguistics. Offered in Spring semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 304, or permission of instructor.
401 Peninsular Literature (4)
A detailed study of representative authors, genre, period, or region. Requires discussion in class and a term paper. Offered each Fall semester. Prerequisite: All 300-level classes or permission of instructor.
402 Latin American Literature (4)
A detailed study of representative author, genre, period, or region. Requires discussion in class and a term paper. Offered each Fall semester. Prerequisite: All 300-level classes or permission of instructor.
410 Spanish Translation, Theory & Practice (4)
Introduction to Translation Theory; service-learning translation project. Survey of principal translation resources, critical evaluation of representative translations, and examination of translation techniques. Collaboration on a translation project with authentic texts provided by agreement with public service agencies representing a wide range of fields. Offered every other Spring semester. Prerequisite: All 300-level classes or permission of instructor.
427 Spanish Teaching Methodologies (4)
Practical application of linguistic principles to the teaching of Spanish. Topics include discussion and practice of methods and materials for teaching Spanish language, technological resources for the Spanish teacher and learner, and techniques for learner testing and evaluation. Offered every other Spring semester. Prerequisite: All 300-level classes or permission of instructor.
490 Seminar in Linguistics (4)
Capstone seminar focusing on a representative theme in the field of linguistics. Requires completion and presentation of a final project (extensive portfolio or research paper) presented in a public setting or a scheduled class presentation, and serving as an exit assessment for graduation. Offered each Fall semester. Prerequisites: Completion of all 300-level classes and one class at the 400-level.
491 Seminar in Literature (4)
Capstone seminar focusing on a representative theme in the field of literature. Requires student discussion and participation. Requires completion and presentation of a final project (extensive portfolio or research paper) presented in a public setting or a scheduled class presentation, and serving as an exit assessment for graduation. Offered each Spring semester. Prerequisites: Completion of all 300-level classes and one class at the 400-level.
495 Special Studies (1-4)
Directed, individual study on subjects of special interest, in the fields of literature and linguistics. Students must prepare a proposal, consult with a professor in the Spanish Program, and receive approval and guidance before embarking on the independent study.
499 Internship (1-4)
An internship in Spanish must combine:
  • Service in a school or an agency in which Spanish is the operational language.
  • Selection of a topic for observation and study.
  • Preparation of a bibliography and a reading list related to the internship activity.
  • A term paper that reflects both the internship work experience and appropriate research.
The internship must be proposed and arranged ahead of time with the professor in the Spanish Program who will supervise the internship.

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