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SPAN 101G. Elementary Spanish I
1.0 course credit

This course focuses on the essential elements of effective communication in the Spanish language. The student will acquire a basic competence in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), and learn to appreciate the language as a communication system for a different culture, including its distinct thought processes and viewpoints.

SPAN 102G. Elementary Spanish II
1.0 course credit

Continuation of SPAN 101. Practice and acquisition of increasingly complex vocabulary and sentence structure, tenses and moods, leading to greater accuracy in oral and written expression. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or placement.

SPAN 201. Intermediate Spanish I
1.0 course credit

Emphasis on the spoken and written language aimed toward accurate oral and written expression. Includes intensive review of grammar as well as readings and discussions of Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or placement.

SPAN 202. Intermediate Spanish II
1.0 course credit

A continuation and expansion of SPAN 201. Emphasis on further development and refinement of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes intensive review of grammar as well as readings and discussions of Hispanic literature, culture, and history. Prerequisite: SPAN 201, equivalent, and/or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 210. Spanish Conversation
1.0 course credit

This course helps students attain a functional level of oral proficiency in Spanish. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ skills in listening and speaking. Prerequisites: SPAN 202, its equivalent, and/or permission of the instructor. Open only to non-heritage speakers.

SPAN 230. Topics: Spanish for the Professions
1.0 course credit

This course provides students with a basic foundation and knowledge of Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures as applied and in relation to different professional fields. Possible topics include but are not limited to: Spanish for Business, Spanish for the Health Professions, Translation and Interpretation, etc. Prerequisites: SPAN 202, its equivalent, and/or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

SPAN 240. Topics: Linguistic Aspects of Spanish
1.0 course credit

This course introduces students to important linguistic aspects and topics of the Spanish language. Possible topics include but are not limited to: History of the Language, Dialectology, Teaching Methodology and Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Syntax, Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, Social Linguistics, etc. Prerequisites: SPAN 202, its equivalent, and/or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

SPAN 245. Advanced Grammar and Composition
1.0 course credit

Combines an intensive study of grammar with complementary writing projects designed to build and refine oral and written skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 202, its equivalent and/or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 246. Advanced Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers
1.0 course credit

This course aims to increase the linguistic competency and cultural knowledge of Heritage Speakers of Spanish. If you grew up around Spanish, either in your home or in your community, and you are able to understand casual conversation and communicate, then you are a heritage learner and you would definitely benefit from this course. This course is designed to address the needs of Spanish Heritage Learners who can communicate in Spanish but need to develop and/or improve their grammar, reading and writing skills. Another important goal in the course is to explore and foster an appreciation of Latino culture and heritage. With a dual focus on language and culture, the class will explore issues regarding Latinos and Spanish in the U.S. The course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 202, its equivalent, and/or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 310. Introduction to Literary Analysis
1.0 course credit

A study of the genres of poetry, narrative, drama and essay. Introduction to literary analysis, using representative works of literature in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 245 or SPAN 246, their equivalents, and/or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 324. Spanish American Literature
1.0 course credit

An overview of Latin American literature with special emphasis on contemporary literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 325. Peninsular Spanish Literature
1.0 course credit

A study of the trajectory of Peninsular Spanish literature from the first literary expressions in the vernacular, Mozarabic poetry, and the Cantar de Mio Cid, through post-Franco literature, and up to the literature of the twenty-first century, including poetry, prose, drama, and film. Particular attention will be paid to the many cross-cultural elements (Arab, Jewish, French, New World, and others) that have influenced Spanish literature across the centuries. Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 326. Topics in Spanish
1.0 course credit

A close study of a selected topic related to the Spanish language. Previous topics have included Business Spanish, Focus on the Caribbean, and Translation. Prerequisite: SPAN 245 or SPAN 246, their equivalents, and/or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

SPAN 334. Survey: History and Culture of Latin America
1.0 course credit

A study of the history and culture of Latin America from the pre-Columbian period to the present, including a focus on regional identities and cultures. Prerequisite: SPAN 245 or SPAN 246, their equivalents, and/or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 335. Survey: History and Culture of Spain
1.0 course credit

A study of the history and culture of Spain from early life on the Iberian Peninsula through the 21st century, including a focus on regional identities and cultures. Prerequisite: SPAN 245 or SPAN 246, their equivalents, and/or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 336. Special Topics in Hispanophone History and Culture
1.0 course credit

An in-depth focus on a particular area of culture in the Hispanophone world. Topic may center on a geographic region or country (e.g., the Caribbean), on specific cultural attribute(s) (e.g., music, art and literature of the Andean Nations; twentieth-century Spanish film), or other selected area of study. Prerequisite: SPAN 245 or SPAN 246, their equivalents, and/or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

SPAN 466. Topics in Literature
1.0 course credit

A study of a particular topic in Hispanophone literature. Topics may focus on a time period, a genre, or a region, or some integration of or selection from these categories. Possible topics include the literature of the Siglo de Oro, a study of the Quijote, a study of Hispanophone poetry, Transoceanic Hispanophone Literature of the 19th Century, the Literature of Revolution and Civil War, etc. Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or permission of the instructor.

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