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Spanish Courses

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish I: Presentation of basic grammatical structure with emphasis on correct oral and written use of the language; introduction to the Hispanic civilization.   3 hrs.

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
Elementary Spanish II: Presentation of basic grammatical structure with emphasis on correct oral and written use of the language; introduction to the Hispanic civilization.   3 hrs.

SPAN 220 Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish I: Review and more advanced study of the language with the goal of preparing students for the demanding setting of upper level classes. Through the use of literature, history and culture of the 21 countries where Spanish is spoken, students increase reading comprehension, expand vocabulary, improve both oral and written linguistic expression, increase aural comprehension and review grammatical structures.   3 hrs.

SPAN 230 Intermediate Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish II: Review and more advanced study of the language with the goal of preparing students for the demanding setting of upper level classes. Through the use of literature, history and culture of the 21 countries where Spanish is spoken, students increase reading comprehension, expand vocabulary, improve both oral and written linguistic expression, increase aural comprehension and review grammatical structures.   3 hrs.

SPAN 231 Intermediate Span for Health Care
Intermediate Spanish for Health Care: This course is designed primarily to meet the needs of Health Care Professionals and students who anticipate contact with Spanish-speaking patients. Emphasis is placed on the use of medical vocabulary as well as practical language that will be used in clinical settings. Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or permission of instructor.   3 hrs.

SPAN 315 Grammar: Solving the Puzzle
Grammar: Solving the Puzzle: A thorough review and expansion of Spanish grammar. This course fulfills the writing intensive course requirement.  Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 230, or permission of instructor. 3 hrs.

SPAN 325 Written Expression
Written Expression: Application of the principles of Spanish grammar through writing to increase fluency. This course fulfills the writing intensive course requirement.   Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 230, or permission of instructor.  3 hrs.

SPAN 335 A Taste of Literature
A Taste of Literature: Development of reading skills through the study of various journalistic, historical and literary texts in order to increase vocabulary and enhance comprehension.  Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 230, or permission of instructor.  3 hrs.

SPAN 345 Vital Conversations
Vital Conversations: Advanced oral training through discussions, debates and presentations with stress on pronunciation, intonation and correct modes of expression.   Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 230, or permission of instructor. 3 hrs.

SPAN 349 Spanish for Business
Spanish for Business: A study of the structure and style of Spanish business letters, routine messages and communication. Emphasis on commercial, banking and telecommunication terminology.   Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 230, or permission of instructor.  3 hrs.

SPAN 362 Span-American Civ & Cultures
Spanish-American Civilization and Cultures: A course designed to give students a better understanding of the history and civilization of Spanish-America and to increase their knowledge of general Hispanic cultures. Prerequisite: SPAN 230 or permission of instructor.   Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 230, or permission of instructor.  3 hrs.

SPAN 370 Topics in Spanish Studies
Topics in Spanish Studies: Course designed to address a specific topic or area of Spanish/Latin American Studies. Topic will be announced the semester preceding the offering. As needed. May be repeated with different topics.  Repeatable for a total of 24 hrs. Prerequisite: SPAN 231 or permission of instructor.  3-9 hrs.

SPAN 371 Advanced Spanish for Health Care
Advanced Spanish for Health Care: This course focuses on communication among health care professionals and Spanish-Speaking patients. Intercultural issues are emphasized. Prerequisite: SPAN 231, or permission of instructor.   3 hrs.

SPAN 403 Directed Study
Directed Study: An independent study of a topic of interest to a student, or an internship. Projects must require the use of the target language (Spanish). May be repeated with different topics. Permission of instructor.  Repeatable for a total of 36 hrs. 1-3 hrs.

SPAN 415 The Nuances of Grammar
The Nuances of Grammar: Intensive grammatical review with emphasis on the more difficult concepts of the Spanish grammar such as the subjunctive mood, relative pronouns and tense sequencing. Emphasis will be on the development of listening, reading and writing of these critical issues. Students will participate in various forms of presentations that target these complex grammatical concepts. This course fulfills the writing intensive course requirement.   Prerequisite: One 300 level course or permission of instructor.  3 hrs.

SPAN 445 Spanish-American Narrative
Spanish-American Narrative: A study of the Spanish-American novel and short-story from different historical periods.  Prerequisite: One 300 level course, or permission of instructor.  3 hrs.

SPAN 455 Spanish-American Theater and Poetry
Spanish- American Theater and Poetry: A study of Spanish-American theater and poetry from different historical periods.  Prerequisite: One 300 level course or permission of instructor.  3 hrs.

SPAN 461 Latino Literature
Latino Literature: This course will examine selected poetry, drama and prose works written by Hispanic/Latino writers in the United States.   Prerequisite: One 300 level course or permission of instructor.   Course is taught in Spanish.  3 hrs.

 

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