Courses in Spanish

2020-2021 Academic Year

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SPAN 1101
Spanish Language and Culture I 0.5 unit
An introduction to the Spanish language with emphasis on understanding and speaking the language and mastering its structure. Spanish and Spanish-American cultural values are stressed in linguistic and reading materials. Note: This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Students with previous knowledge of Spanish cannot take this course for credit.
Laboratory required

SPAN 1102
Spanish Language and Culture II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: SPAN 1101 or equivalent
A continuation of SPAN 1101. Emphasis is on development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cultural values continue to be stressed.
Laboratory required

SPAN 2201
Spanish in our World I 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: SPAN 1102 or equivalent
Emphasis is put on Spanish language and culture in the current global North American context where Spanish is the second-most spoken. The aim is to develop oral and written communication skills in Spanish while studying celebrated forms of cultural expression.
Laboratory required

SPAN 2202
Spanish in our World II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: SPAN 2201 or equivalent
A continuation of SPAN 2201 with further development of oral and written communication skills in Spanish, the second-most spoken language in North America. An Enriched exploration of Hispanic culture and language through a variety of media.
Laboratory required

SPAN 2921
Focus on Latin America: Latin American Culture and Civilization 0.5 unit
The focus is on Latin American society and the role played by Spain in shaping the nature and character of the Latin American people and their language. The course is designed to incorporate both lecture and discussion supplemented by guest speakers and films. (Conducted in English)

SPAN 3301
Spanish: Advanced Conversation-Composition I 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: SPAN 2202 or equivalent
The more complex aspects of Spanish grammar are reviewed and vocabulary expanded in order to perfect conversational skills and to develop a clear and concise writing style. Current cultural materials, including videos, newspaper and magazine articles, form the basis of class discussion and written assignments.

SPAN 3302
Spanish: Advanced Conversation-Composition II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: SPAN 3301 or equivalent
To further develop oral and written competence and prepare for the Basic Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education through the University of Salamanca.

SPAN 3303
Special Topics I 0.5 unit
SPAN 3304
Special Topics II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: SPAN 2202 or equivalent
An examination of a variety of materials on themes selected in consultation with the students and instructor. Normally taught in Spanish.

SPAN 4400
Directed Study I 0.5 unit
Open courses permitting students with advance standing to pursue study in a specific area in the Spanish language not accommodated in the course program. The outline is worked out by the student(s) and professor involved. Students intending to take this course must obtain the approval of the Department of Modern Languages.

SPAN 4401
Directed Study II 0.5 unit
Open courses permitting students with advance standing to pursue study in a specific area in the Spanish language not accommodated in the course program. The outline is worked out by the student(s) and professor involved. Students intending to take this course must obtain the approval of the Department of Modern Languages.

 

Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year which runs from September 01, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

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