Course Descriptions

SPAN131. Elementary Spanish I

An introduction to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Grammar emphasis includes present tense, stem-changing, and irregular verbs. Use of the Language Laboratory will reinforce classroom activities. No prerequisite. Credit, 3 hours. Offered every fall semester.



SPAN132. Elementary Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN 131. Grammar emphasis includes direct and indirect object pronouns, and the preterit, imperfect, and command verb tenses. There is further study of Hispanic culture. Use of the Language Laboratory will reinforce classroom activities. Prerequisite: SPAN 131 or equivalent. Credit, 3 hours. Offered every spring semester.



SPAN134. Spanish for Public Service

This course will emphasize basic conversation in a public service setting as well as the study of Hispanic culture and lifestyle as they affect interaction with native speakers of Spanish. The ability to use the Spanish language in a practical way is valuable to those who plan to work in the public sector. No prerequisite. Taught in English and Spanish. This course does NOT count toward the requirements of the Spanish majors or minors. Credit, 3 hours. Offered normally once per year.



SPAN135. Hispanic Culture for English Speakers

Taught in English, this is a General Education course open to all students at all levels of study. It provides an overview of Spanish and Spanish American history, as well as an introduction to key products, perspectives, and practices of contemporary Spanish-speaking cultures. Topics to be explored include religion, family and other social structures, movies, literature, fashion, sports, art, and the media. This course will also help students develop the critical thinking skills needed for more advanced courses in history and culture. No prior knowledge of the Spanish language or Hispanic cultures is required, and there is no pre-requisite. Credit, 3 hours. Offered at least once per academic year. (NOTE: This is a General Education course. Spanish majors and minors are encouraged to take SPAN 135 to acquire a good foundation in Hispanic culture and to obtain General Education credits. However, the course does NOT count toward the requirements of the Spanish majors or minors.)



SPAN231. Intermediate Spanish I

A continuation of SPAN 132. Grammar emphasis includes the present subjunctive and the past participle. There is further study of Hispanic culture. Use of the Language Laboratory will reinforce classroom activities. Prerequisite: SPAN 132 or equivalent. Credit, 3 hours. Offered every fall semester.



SPAN232. Intermediate Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN 231. Grammar emphasis includes the imperfect subjunctive, future, and conditional verb tenses. There is further study of Hispanic culture. Use of the Language Laboratory will reinforce classroom activities. Prerequisite: SPAN 231 or equivalent. Credit, 3 hours. Offered every spring semester.



SPAN331. Spanish Comp & Conversation I

This course will allow students to work toward mastery of their communication skills with special emphasis on writing and speaking in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 231 or instructor consent. Credit, 3 hours. Offered every spring semester.



SPAN333. Survey of Spanish Literature

A survey of the literature of Spain with emphasis on major authors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or instructor consent. Credit, 3 hours. Offered as needed fall semesters.



SPAN334. Survey of Spanish American Literatu

A survey of the literature of Spanish America with emphasis on major authors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or instructor consent. Credit, 3 hours. Offered as needed spring semesters.



SPAN335. Culture & Civilization of Spain

An in-depth exploration of the culture of the Spanish people, including historical highlights, contemporary politics, religion, sports, the arts, and family life. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or instructor consent. Credit, 3 hours. Offered as needed fall semesters.



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