Semester Spanish

Spanish Courses (Guatemala & Costa Rica Spring)

 

STI 111 – Elementary Spanish I

3 Credits
This course is designed to help the student develop basic skills in the Spanish language (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Topics include basic grammar, comprehension, formation of sentences, vocabulary, verbs, and simple readings about cultural issues.

 

STI 112 – Elementary Spanish II

3 Credits
This course is complementary to the basic Spanish course. It is developed within a context of total immersion. The classes are taught only in Spanish.  Students develop basic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). It includes basic grammar and simple and more complex structures. Students practice: oral comprehension, pronunciation exercises and readings that include cultural topics. Students learn the basic vocabulary needed to function in Spanish.

Prerequisite: STI 111 or equivalent

 

STI 211 – Intermediate Spanish I

3 Credits
This course aims to help students strengthen their grammatical knowledge and proper use of the Spanish language (listening, speaking, reading and writing). It includes intermediate grammar and practice in comprehension, sentence formation, vocabulary, verbs and readings that include cultural themes.

Prerequisite: STI 112 or equivalent

 

STI 212 – Intermediate Spanish II

3 Credits
This course continues to develop skills in the Spanish language (listening, speaking, reading and writing). It includes language structures, more complex readings, advanced vocabulary, oral comprehension practices, pronunciation exercises, and advancement in the written expression of cultural themes.

Prerequisite: STI 211 or equivalent

 

STI 301 – Advanced Spanish Abroad

3 Credits
This course provides students with the opportunity to increase their Spanish skills through interactions in a study abroad context. The course focuses specifically on student socialization and interaction within the host culture.

Prerequisite: STI 212 or equivalent

 

STI 322 – Spanish Conversation and Composition

4 Credits
This course focuses on the development of oral and written fluency and vocabulary building. Weekly writing assignments such as compositions, journals, etc. Requires active class discussions on a variety of topics from current events or researched themes.

Prerequisite: STI 212 or equivalent

 

STI 340 – Literature and Culture of Spanish America

4 Credits
This course provides a historical survey of the political, social, economic, religious, and artistic life in Spanish America from the pre-Columbian times through the 19th century. Also provides students with an understanding of the various forces and events that have shaped life and culture in the Spanish-speaking territories of America. Studies the main literary genres of the period and covers elementary concepts of literary theory and analysis.

Prerequisite: STI 212 or equivalent

 

STI 401 – Advanced Spanish Grammar and Communication

4 Credits
This course provides a historical survey of the political, social, economic, religious, and artistic life in Spanish America from the pre-Columbian times through the 19th century. Also provides students with an understanding of the various forces and events that have shaped life and culture in the Spanish-speaking territories of America. Studies the main literary genres of the period and covers elementary concepts of literary theory and analysis.

Prerequisite: STI 212 or equivalent