Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 103  |  Introductory Spanish I  |  4 cr

Development of basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish.

Prerequisites: Placement or no prior knowledge of Spanish.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPAN 104  |  Introductory Spanish II  |  4 cr

A continuation of Spanish 103.

Prerequisites: SPAN 103 or equivalent or placement.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPAN 111  |  Spanish for Singers  |  1 cr

To help university vocal and choral students gain theoretical understanding and practical mastery of diction in Spanish as pertains to specific, select songs and choral pieces being learned with texts in those languages. Does not count for credit toward Spanish major or minor.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in vocal music.

SPAN 203  |  Intermediate Spanish I  |  3 cr

Reviews and further develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or equivalent or placement exam.

Offered: Fall.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: MODL

SPAN 204  |  Intermediate Spanish II  |  3 cr

Continues to review and further develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN 203 or equivalent or placement exam.

Offered: Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: MODL

SPAN 225  |  Contemporary Hispanic Writers in the U.S.A.  |  3 cr

An exploration of the literary works on contemporary Hispanic writers. May not be counted toward Spanish major when taught in English.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 290  |  Special Topics in Spanish  |  1-3 cr

Selected topics in Spanish studies will be examined. May not be counted toward Spanish major when taught in English.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 303  |  Spanish Grammar and Composition I  |  3 cr

Covers essential points of grammar, emphasizing syntax and development of writing skills.

Prerequisites: SPAN 204 or equivalent or placement; concurrent enrollment in SPAN 321 recommended for major.

Offered: Fall.

SPAN 304  |  Spanish Grammar and Composition II  |  3 cr

Continues SPAN 303. Covers essential themes of grammar, emphasizing syntax of verbs and the acquiring terminology and skills to facilitate analysis.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303.

Offered: Spring.

SPAN 307  |  Advanced Spanish Conversation  |  3 cr

Focus on improving oral proficiency through intensive conversation practice. Topics vary. May be repeated for up to 3 elective credits with different topic. May repeat for maximum 3 credits with different topic.

Prerequisites: SPAN 204 or placement in SPAN 303.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 318  |  Spanish Civilization and Culture  |  3 cr

Presents and discusses historical, philosophical, and artistic elements of Spanish society. May be offered in Spanish or English.

Prerequisites: None in English, SPAN 303 in Spanish.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 319  |  Latin American Civilization and Culture  |  3 cr

Presents and discusses historical, philosophical and artistic elements of Latin America. May be offered in Spanish or English.

Prerequisites: None in English, SPAN 303 in Spanish.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 321  |  Spanish and Spanish-American Literature to 1700  |  3 cr

Explores literature of the Spanish-speaking world. Includes American Pre-Colombian, Mozarabic, and Andalusian Arabic literature in translation in addition to Spanish literature of the Peninsula and its colonies.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303.

Offered: Fall.

SPAN 322  |  Spanish Literature Since 1700  |  3 cr

Explores Spanish peninsular literature since 1700.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303.

Offered: Spring.

SPAN 325  |  Spanish for the Professions  |  3 cr

Develops Spanish-language skills needed in the professional fields. Emphasizes specialized vocabulary building, role play, and an understanding of Hispanic culture. Includes Spanish for law enforcement, social services, education, medicine, business, and communications.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303 or equivalent; or concurrent enrollment in 303; or placement in SPAN 325.

Offered: Fall.

SPAN 335  |  Spanish American Literature Since 1700  |  3 cr

Explores Spanish-American literature since 1700.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303.

Offered: Spring.

SPAN 341  |  Teaching a Foreign Language  |  3 cr

Current theories, practices, methods and materials pertinent to teaching a foreign language. Off-campus clinical experiences are an integral part of this course.

Prerequisites: TEDU 210, TEDU 230; Admission to TEDU; SPAN 304 or SPAN 306 or consent of instructor.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 350  |  Spanish Phonetics  |  3 cr

Theory of Spanish sounds in contrast to English combined with practical laboratory training in pronunciation and orthography. Required of all intending teachers.

Prerequisites: SPAN 304 or equivalent.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 403  |  Advanced Spanish Grammar  |  3 cr

Analysis of questions of syntax and style; emphasis on idiomatic Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN 304 or equivalent.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 413  |  Translation  |  3 cr

Acquire techniques for translation from English to Spanish. Discuss general theory about common translation problems and practice translation to increase vocabulary and reinforce the structures of the Spanish language.

Prerequisites: SPAN 204 or consent of instructor.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 415  |  Spanish for Journalism  |  3 cr

Refines writing in Spanish through the process of creating and editing newsworthy articles.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 416  |  Children's Literature  |  3 cr

Examines the oral and written literature for children in the Spanish speaking world from the pre-Hispanic period to the present.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 417  |  Spanish for Criminal Justice  |  3 cr

Focuses on legal terminology and proceedings in order to help police officers and other professionals in criminal justice.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 419  |  Spanish for Business  |  3 cr

Focuses on business terminology and procedure for Spanish-speaking countries. Emphasizing written Spanish supplemented by conversational work.

Prerequisites: SPAN 303.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 420  |  Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture  |  3 cr

In-depth analysis of an aspect of the literature or culture of Spain. Content will vary. May repeat with different topic.

Prerequisites: SPAN 322 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 423  |  Medical Spanish I  |  3 cr

Develops an understanding of the cultural underpinnings of the communicative issues between Hispanic patients and non-Hispanic practitioners in the United States. Focuses on vocabulary and tools necessary for the proper professional medical use of Spanish in clinical settings. Requires participation in clinical settings.

Offered: Fall.

SPAN 424  |  Medical Spanish II  |  3 cr

Continues the development of the cultural perspectives of Hispanic patients in health care settings. Introduces concepts and information necessary to understand basic principles of diseases and clinical testing. Requires participation in clinical settings.

Offered: Spring.

SPAN 435  |  Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture:  |  3 cr

In-depth analysis of an aspect of the literature or culture of Latin America. Content will vary. Course may be repeated under different subtitle.

Prerequisites: SPAN 304 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 440  |  Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literature in Translation  |  3 cr

Study of representative Spanish and Latin American works in translation from the standpoint of analytic methods: approaches to critical analysis or problems in the theory of literature (genre theory, comparative study of themes or styles, discussion of literary movements). May be repeated for credit with different subject matters. May not be counted toward Spanish major.

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 475  |  Internship  |  1-3 cr

Translation interns work with area businesses and service agencies to furnish translations from and into Spanish. May repeat for credit.

Prerequisites: SPAN 304, Spanish major and consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPAN 490  |  Special Topics in Spanish  |  1-4 cr

Selected topics in Spanish studies will be examined.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 494  |  Fieldwork in Spanish  |  1-6 cr

Application of Spanish in areas of community concern and in local business and industry. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPAN 495  |  Senior Seminar  |  1 cr

Students will develop portfolios that highlight their language skills and review/synthesize their course work in the major.

Prerequisites: Senior standing in Spanish and consent of instructor required.

Offered: Spring.

SPAN 499  |  Independent Study  |  1-3 cr

Available to qualified students under supervision of individual instructor. Normally, no more than 6 credits of Independent Study may be counted toward the major. Freq: Occasionally.

Prerequisites: Junior standing; consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Occasionally.