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SPAN 105 Spanish I - Elementary
Introduction to the Spanish language and a development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the use of basic texts.
4 credit hours
RESTRICTIONS: No Spanish background, two or fewer years of high school Spanish. .
Note: SPAN 105, All sections are for students who have never studied Spanish or who have taken 2 years or less of Spanish in high school. For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPAN 106 Spanish II - Elementary/Intermediate
Completion of basic Spanish. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
RESTRICTIONS: Two to three years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
Note: SPAN 106, All sections are for students who have taken 2 or 3 years of Spanish in high school. For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at email@example.com.
SPAN 107 Spanish III - Intermediate
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty.
3 credit hours
PREREQ: SPAN106 or SPAN111
RESTRICTIONS: Four years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.
Note: SPAN 107, All sections are for students who have taken 4 years or more of Spanish in high school. For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPAN 200-010/080 Spanish Composition and Grammar
First part of a thorough grammar review and intensive practice, targeting structure, essential vocabulary, speaking, listening and extensive writing.
PREREQ: SPAN107 or SPAN112
Note: See course catalog for prereq/coreq.
SPAN 201-010/080 Spanish Reading and Composition
Reading, discussion, and analysis of various genres of Hispanic literature. Several short compositions. Grammar review where appropriate.
RESTRICTIONS: Not intended for students who have already taken 300 and 400 level literature courses in Spanish.
Note: This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement.
SPAN 205-010/080 Spanish Conversation
Practical use of Spanish by means of oral reports and discussions. Emphasis on improvement of basic conversational skills. Grammar review where appropriate, and/or some written work.
PREREQ: SPAN107, SPAN112, SPAN200 or SPAN201
RESTRICTIONS: A minimum grade of B is required in SPAN107 or SPAN112. Not intended for native speakers of Spanish. Students who received credit in SPAN206 are not eligible to take this course without permission.
This course includes a service-learning component.
SPAN 300-010/080 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar I
Second part of a thorough review and intensive practive, targeting structure, essential vocabulary, speaking, listening and extensive writing.
SPAN 302-010/080 Survey of Spanish Literature
Spanish literature from the 18th century to the present. Selection of representative works, discussions and collateral readings.
This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group B: History & Cultural Change Breadth Requirement.
SPAN 304-010/080 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
Representative works in all genres of Latin American literature in the 20th century.
SPAN 305-010/080 Oral Communication
For individuals with a comprehensive knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis on refinement of expression of abstract ideas as well as mastery of practical communication.
RESTRICTIONS: Not intended for native speakers. Students who received credit in SPAN306 are not eligible to take this course without permission.
SPAN 315-010/080 Reading and Writing for Healthcare Professionals
Devoted to the analysis and creation of professional discourse in Spanish as well as the study of the cultural issues related to science, health, and healthcare in the Spanish-speaking world. Students will hone their reading and writing skills in the Spanish language and develop their understanding of the ways health, illness, and medicine are perceived in Spanish-speaking cultures. The course aims to prepare students for careers in medical and scientific fields.
PREREQ: Two SPAN 2xx courses taught in Spanish
SPAN 319 Spanish Internship in Health Sciences
This experiential learning course seeks to immerse students in real healthcare settings where language proficiency is needed to serve the needs of patients whose first (or dominant) language is Spanish. Direct contact with Spanish-speaking patients will strengthen students' language and cross-cultural skills, while immersion in a real healthcare setting will enhance their understanding of cultural and social aspects relevant to their specific area of concentration (i.e., nursing, physical therapy, etc.).
1 credit hour
PREREQ: Two SPAN3xx/4xx courses
SPAN 325-010/080 Spanish Civilization and Culture
Survey of geography, history, art and society of Spain.
SPAN 326-010/080 Latin American Civilization and Culture
Survey of geography, history, art and society of Latin American lands.
Note: Section satisfies the University multicultural requirement.
See course catalog for prereq/coreq.
SPAN 401-010/080 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar II
Study and practice of selected problems of written and oral Spanish syntax and vocabulary as well as textual analysis.
PREREQ: One 300-level Spanish course
SPAN 436-010/080 Topics: Literature of the Spanish Golden Age
Works of one or more authors or of a special theme or genre within Spanish literature of the Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries). May be repeated three times for credit when topics vary.
PREREQ: One SPAN 300-level survey of literature course
SPAN 455010/080 Selected Authors, Works and Themes
Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme.
PREREQ: One 300-level Spanish literature course
RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
A 400 level section meets with a 600 level section.
SPAN 471 Latin American Film
Examine major historical and present-day problems in Latin America through both classic and popular films. We will study key film techniques, social contexts and movements, and major artists including Bunuel, Gutierrez Alea, Bemberg, Pereira dos Santos, Meirelles, Gonzalez Inarritu and more. (Rated R).
PREREQ: SPAN301, SPAN302, SPAN303, SPAN304, SPAN307, SPAN325, or SPAN326
SPAN 475-010/080 Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization
Study of topics in Hispanic culture and civilization, ranging through the geography, history, art and society of Spain and Latin American countries.
PREREQ: Any of the following: SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, SPAN326
RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated three times for credit when topics vary.
SPAN 491010 Spanish Studies Capstone
Through intensive research and study of texts and artifacts on a theme, students will integrate and focus their knowledge of Spanish and Latin American literatures and/or cultures across several disciplines and periods. Taught in Spanish.
PREREQ: One 400-level literature or culture course
RESTRICTIONS: Senior-level Spanish Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies majors only.
Note: Cross listed with LAMS491010
Section satisfies the University multicultural requirement.
This course fulfills the capstone requirement.
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