Semester Spanish

Spanish Courses (Nicaragua & Costa Rica Spring)

SPN 111 Beginning Spanish I (A). Prerequisite: Placement test or departmental approval. Develops language skills in Spanish (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Includes oral comprehension practice, pronunciation exercises, sentence formation, vocabulary, verbs, and simple readings on Hispanic cultures. Provides succinct explanations in English, followed by group and individual practice in Spanish. 3 Cr.

SPN 112 Beginning Spanish II (A). Prerequisites: SPN 111 or one to two years of High School Spanish or equivalent. Provides a continuation of SPN 111. Further develops language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as the understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Includes regular and irregular verbs, vocabulary building, more complex sentences, and more varied readings on Hispanic cultures. Provides succinct explanations in English, followed by group and individual practice in Spanish. 3 Cr.

SPN 211 Intermediate Spanish I (A). Prerequisite: SPN 112 or 2-3 years of High School Spanish or equivalent. Continuation of SPN 112. Further develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Includes regular and irregular verbs in all tenses, advanced vocabulary, sentence formation, and more sophisticated reading on Hispanic cultures. Provides explanations in Spanish or English, followed by extensive group and individual practice.3 Cr.

SPN 212 Intermediate Spanish II (A). Prerequisite: SPN 211 or 2-3 years of High School Spanish or equivalent . Continuation of SPN 211. Further develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures of the world. Requires extensive group and individual practice.3 Cr.

SPN 301 Spanish Grammar Review (A). Prerequisite: SPN 212 or equivalent. Covers essentials of Spanish grammar through a descriptive analysis of the linguistic forms and functions of Spanish. Requires skill applications in oral practice, reading and writing. 3 Cr.

SPN 322 Spanish Conversation and Compo-sition (A). Prerequisites: SPN 212 or equivalent. 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. 3 Cr.

SPN 323 Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Composition (A). Prerequisite: SPN 322 or equivalent. Designed to help students continue developing fluency and vocabulary building. Helps students prepare for the most advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition course. Active class participation is required. Writing and discussion on a variety of topics from current events or researched themes in order to gain confidence in thinking, writing and speaking Spanish. 3 Cr.

SPN 350 Communication in Spanish (A). Prerequisite: SPN 212 or equivalent. Drawing on a selection of multimedia, this bridge course reinforces students’ oral and written language skills in order to prepare them for advanced-level work. Weekly reading, writing, listening, and oral assignments on a variety of topics to improve fluency and to build a more extensive vocabulary. Requires active participation in class discussions. 3 Cr.

SPN 351 Composition and Grammar Review (A). Prerequisite: SPN 350. Provides active discussion on a variety of topics or researched themes intended to help students achieve advanced communication skills in Spanish. Videos, current events, a literary reader, and newspaper and magazine articles are used for oral and written practice. Weekly compositions as well as oral presentations and a research paper are required. 3 Cr.

SPN 352 Hispanic World Today (A,C). Prerequisite: SPN 212. Provides an introduction to the study of language, literature, culture, and civilization, drawing on selected materials and topics from the contemporary Hispanic world. Structured as a bridge course to advanced-level work, this course provides refinement of language skills, and the acquisition of specific content knowledge. 3 Cr.

SPN 353 Literature and Culture of Spain I (A). Prerequisites: Any two of SPN 350, SPN 351 and SPN 352. Provides a historical survey of the political, social, economic, religious, and artistic life in Spain from pre-Roman times through the 17th century. Includes the study of the main literary genres of the period and covers elementary concepts of literary theory and analysis. Emphasizes the study of figurative and symbolic language. Requires active class participation. 3 Cr.

SPN 354 Literature and Cultures of Spanish America I (A,C). Prerequisites: Any two of SPN 350, SPN 351 and SPN 352. 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. Emphasizes the study of figurative and symbolic language. Requires active class participation. 3 Cr.

SPN 360 Spanish for Native Speakers (A). Prerequisites: By advisement. Helps Hispanic bilingual students expand their knowledge of Spanish by exposing them to models of formal oral and written Spanish. Emphasizes grammatical structures, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension. 3 Cr.

SPN 363 Literature and Cultures of Spain II (A). Prerequisites: Any two of SPN 350, SPN 351 and SPN 352. Provides a historical survey of the political, social, economic, religious, literary and artistic life in Spain from the 18th century to the present. Studies the main literary genres of the period and covers concepts of literary theory and analysis. Emphasizes the study of figurative and symbolic language. Requires active class participation. 3 Cr.

SPN 364 Literature and Cultures of Spanish America II (A). Prerequisites: Any two of SPN 350, SPN 351 and SPN 352. Provides a historical survey of the political, social, economic, religious, and artistic life in Spanish-America from the 20th century to current times. 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 concepts of literary theory and analysis. Emphasizes the study of figurative and symbolic language. Requires active class participation. 3 Cr.

SPN 458 Contemporary Spanish-American Writers (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Studies 20th- century Spanish-American literature; e.g., essays, short stories, novels, poetry, and plays. Presents the historical and literary contexts in which the selected works emerge and discusses the relationship between the writers and their cultural environment. Also develops analytical perspectives in literary criticism and strengthens reading and writing in Spanish. 3 Cr.

SPN 460 Spanish Phonetics (A). Provides a description and analysis of the sound system of modern Spanish, based on structural phonemic theory. Also provides intensive practice designed to improve pronunciation of the Spanish language. Gives special attention to analysis and correction of interference from English. 3 Cr.

SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar (A). Covers grammatical structures of Spanish and includes a study of Spanish morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Gives special attention to analysis and correction of interference from English. Conducts discussions of specific structures in Spanish, followed by oral and written exercises, including translations. 3 Cr.