Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 101.  Elementary Spanish I.  (3 Credits)  

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, or a WebCAPE score of 269 or lower.

SPAN 102.  Elementary Spanish II.  (3 Credits)  

A continuation of SPAN 101. Prerequisite: SPAN 101, or a WebCAPE score of 270-345.

SPAN 197.  Special Topics.  (1-6 Credits)  
SPAN 201.  Intermediate Spanish I.  (3 Credits)  

A continuation of SPAN 102. A grammar review and extensive practice in conversation, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: SPAN 102, or WebCAPE score of 346-426.

SPAN 202.  Intermediate Spanish II.  (3 Credits)  

A continuation of SPAN 201. Further practice and development of speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 201, or WebCAPE score of 427-508.

SPAN 270.  Spanish Conversation and Composition.  (3 Credits)  

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 202, or WebCAPE score of 509 or higher.

SPAN 292.  Independent Study in Spanish.  (1-4 Credits)  
SPAN 297.  Special Topics.  (1-6 Credits)  
SPAN 321.  Spanish for Business.  (3 Credits)  

Develops oral proficiency and writing skills in Spanish as applied to business settings and global marketplace. Marketing and other business-related terminology will also be covered. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or WebCAPE score of 509 or higher, or instructor permission.

SPAN 324.  Spanish for Medical and Social Services.  (3 Credits)  

Develops oral proficiency and writing skills in Spanish as applied to medical and social services settings. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or WebCAPE score of 509 or higher, or instructor permission.

SPAN 340.  Spanish Civilization and Culture.  (3 Credits)  

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 202, or WebCAPE score of 509 or higher.

SPAN 341.  Latin American Civilization and Culture.  (3 Credits)  

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 202, or WebCAPE score of 509 or higher.

SPAN 366.  Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language.  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to past and current methods of teaching a foreign language, as well as to develop an understanding of proficiency and a synthesis of sound language-teaching practices.

SPAN 370.  Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition.  (3 Credits)  

A course designed to give students the opportunity to develop their oral proficiencythrough 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.

SPAN 375.  Judicial and Medical Interpreting I.  (3 Credits)  

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 202, or WebCAPE score of 509 or higher.

SPAN 385.  Introduction to Hispanic Literature.  (3 Credits)  

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.

SPAN 392.  Directed Study in Spanish.  (1-4 Credits)  

A course of individual research and study about topics in Spanish. Prerequisite: sixcredits of Spanish beyond SPAN 102.

SPAN 397.  Special Topics.  (1-6 Credits)  
SPAN 460.  Hispanic Literature:.  (3 Credits)  

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; or instructor permission.

SPAN 475.  Judicial and Medical Interpreting II.  (3 Credits)  

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.

SPAN 482.  Spanish in the U.S..  (3 Credits)  

Develops critical and linguistic awareness about the relationship between language, individual, and society, in the context of the use of Spanish in the U.S. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or WebCAPE score of 509 or higher, or instructor permission.

SPAN 490.  Workshop Abroad.  (1-8 Credits)  

A series of workshops to study various aspects of contemporary issues in Hispaniccultures abroad. Prerequisite: SPAN 255 or equivalent.

SPAN 492.  Independent Study.  (1-4 Credits)  

A special study in areas of student interest. May be taken for a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 15 credits of Spanish.

SPAN 494.  Capstone Experience.  (3 Credits)  

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.

SPAN 497.  Special Topics.  (1-6 Credits)