Courses

SPA 103 (SPAN1013)
Spanish 1

A beginning course designed for the student having little or no knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis on basic oral and aural skills necessary to participate in simple conversations about one's immediate environment. Development of reading and writing skills needed for basic functioning in a Spanish-speaking situation. In the context of the development of language skills, students are introduced to contemporary culture and customs of the Spanish-speaking world. Stress is placed on vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation and command of elementary structure.

SPA 1023 (SPAN1023)
Spanish 2

A continuation of SPA 1013. Continued vocabulary acquisition, development of conversational and comprehension skills. Further development of reading and writing skills. Students learn to express a sequence of events and deal with the expression of more abstract ideas. Cultural emphasis is on the modern world with readings from contemporary sources. Prerequisite: SPA 1013 or equivalent.

SPA 1146
Intensive Spanish 1 and 2

Similar to SPA 1013, 1023. Normally offered only during summer sessions.

SPA 2033 (SPAN2013)
Spanish 3

A course designed for those having command of the basic structures of Spanish. Further development of conversational, aural comprehension, reading and writing skills. Cultural emphasis is primarily on the modern world; however, materials selected to provide insight into the roots of modern culture. Prerequisite: SPA 1023 or equivalent. (SPA 2033 is considered upper-level credit in computing the required number of hours of senior college work.)

SPA 2043 (SPAN2023)
Spanish 4

A continuation of SPA 2033 designed to increase the student’s conversational, comprehension, reading and writing skills. Materials are selected to provide a wide-range of linguistic experience and cultural insight. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent. (SPA 2043 is considered upper-level credit in computing the required number of hours of senior college work.)

SPA 2156
Intensive Spanish 3 and 4

Similar to SPA 2033, 2043. Normally offered only during summer sessions.

SPA 3063
Advanced Spanish Conversation

A course designed specifically to increase conversational fluency in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent. Required for majors.

SPA 3073 (WI)
Spanish Composition

A course designed specifically to increase writing proficiency in Spanish. Prerequisite: 2033 or equivalent. Required for majors.

SPA 3201-3
Independent Study

A course designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Prerequisite: SPA 2043. Permission to enroll must be granted by the instructor and the chair of the department.

SPA 3243 (WI)
Introduction to Hispanic Culture

A historical overview of Hispanic literature providing the introduction to the works of major authors and significant genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama). Reading selections include short works and excerpts in modern Spanish. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent.

SPA 3253 (WI)
Hispanic Short Story

Reading and discussion of short stories from a variety of authors, both from Spain and the New World. Special emphasis given to the contemporary period. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent.

SPA 3533 (WI)
Spanish Translation

A course designed for students seeking to refine their technical abilities in translating Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular attention is given to the linguistic and socio-linguistic issues involved in translation. Contemporary sources such as short literary works as well as articles in a variety of fields are used as examples for the theory and practice of translation. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent.

SPA 3613 (WI)
Culture & Civilization of Spain

Readings and lectures exploring the culture and civilization of Spain from early history to present. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent.

SPA 3623 (WI)
Culture & Civilization of Latin America

Readings and lectures exploring the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking Americas from early history to present. Emphasis is placed on those aspects of culture which are common to all or many of the Spanish-speaking countries of the New World. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent.

SPA 4053
Advanced Spanish Grammar

A course designed for students seeking to refine their technical skills, especially in the written language. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 3 hours of Spanish at or above the 3000-level.

SPA 4123 (WI)
Survey of Spanish American Literature I

A survey of major works from the period of discovery to the Mexican Revolution. Prerequisite: SPA 2043 or equivalent.

SPA 4133 (WI)
Survey of Spanish American Literature II

A survey of major works from the Mexican Revolution to the present. Prerequisite: SPA 2043 or equivalent.

SPA 4513 (WI)
Survey of Spanish Literature I

A survey of major works from the beginning through the seventeenth century. Prerequisite: SPA 2043 or equivalent.

SPA 4523 (WI)
Survey of Spanish Literature II

A survey of major works from the eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: SPA 2043 or equivalent.

SPA 4543
Spanish Linguistics

Advanced study of the pronunciation, word formation, and sentence structure of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent.

SPA 4553
Special Topics

A course focusing on various genres, authors, and literary works in Spanish. Course content varies, but students may expect to read discuss, and write about prose (both fiction and non-fiction), poetry, and/or drama in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent.

SPA 4563
Independent Study Abroad

Advanced study of Spanish and its culture(s) in a Spanish-speaking nation. Prerequisite: SPA 2033 or equivalent. Repeatable for up to twelve credit hours.

SPA 4873
Special Methods

Special Methods in the teaching of foreign language. Prerequisite: SPA 2033. Does not count toward the Spanish major or minor. Cross-listed as FRE 4873 and GER 4873.