Courses

SPAN 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

An introduction to essentials of the Spanish language: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Reserved for students with less than two years of high school Spanish.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish|Latin American Studies|Latin American Business
SPAN 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

A continuation of SPAN 101. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish|Latin American Studies|Latin American Business
SPAN 254 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

A continuation of SPAN 102. A grammar review and extensive practice in conversation, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent (two years or more of high school Spanish).

Academic Program(s):
Spanish|Latin American Studies|Latin American Business
SPAN 255 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

A continuation of SPAN 254. Further practice and development of speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 254 or equivalent.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish|Latin American Business |Latin American Studies
SPAN 270 SPANISH CONVRSTN COMPOSITION

A course to develop oral proficiency and writing skills in Spanish. Focuses on structure and vocabulary, emphasizing both speaking and listening, as well as basic writing skills within the Spanish language. Prerequisite: SPAN 255 or equivalent.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish
SPAN 340 SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE

An introduction to the general trends of Spanish civilization and everyday life. Includes Spanish development from prehistoric times to the present. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 255 or equivalent. 

Academic Program(s):
Spanish
SPAN 341 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE

An introduction to the general trends of Latin American civilization, culture and the national character, as expressed in everyday life in the various countries of Latin America. Includes pre-Columbian history to the present. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 255 or equivalent.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish|Latin American Studies|Latin American Business
SPAN 370 ADV SPANISH CONVRSTN COMP

A course designed to give students the opportunity to develop their oral proficiency through discussion and presentations. In addition, consideration is given to composition, using tasks that reflect the type of academic work generally asked of Spanish majors and minors; analysis and classification, argumentation, definition, exposition, comparison and contrast, and cause and effect. Prerequisite: SPAN 270.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish
SPAN 375 JUDICAL AND MEDICAL INTRPRET I

A study of specialized Spanish vocabulary in two major areas: Medicine and Law. Students are exposed to sight, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting modes. Emphasis is placed on reaching 120 words per minute. Prerequisite: SPAN 255

Academic Program(s):
Spanish
SPAN 385 INTRO TO HISPANIC LITERATURE

Students read authentic Hispanic literature concentrating on details such as style, point of view, theme, and symbolism rather than simply reading for comprehension. Students read works by authors from Spain and Latin America with emphasis on works from major literary movements and styles. This course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 270.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish
SPAN 460 HISPANIC LIT: NARRITIVA

A course to give students the opportunity to read and analyze works by major Hispanic novelists, dramatists, essayists, poets and short story writers. The content of the course varies. This course may be taken for credit more than once. This course is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 385.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish
SPAN 475 JUD AND MED INTERPRETING II

An advanced study of highly specialized Spanish vocabulary in two major areas: Medicine and Law. Students are presented with various advanced sight, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting opportunities. Emphasis is placed on reaching 140 words per minute.

Academic Program(s):
Spanish
SPAN 494 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

A research project written by the Spanish major in an area of Spanish language and culture that is appropriate for the student’s undergraduate experience. This course is offered yearly. Prerequisite: 24 credits in Spanish beyond SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. 

Academic Program(s):
Spanish