Spanish (SPAN)

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 101  Elementary Spanish I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This is an introductory course designed to place emphasis on functional grammar, practical vocabulary, listening skills and conversation in Spanish. This course will serve as a basis for further development of fluency in reading, writing, understanding, and speaking the language.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or Spanish Placement with a score of 35

This is a continuation of the beginning course, Spanish 101, emphasizing the development of functional grammar, practical vocabulary, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish. This course is designed to further develop fluency in reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking in the language.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 201  Intermediate Spanish I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or Spanish Placement with a score of 70

This is an intermediate course designed to place continued emphasis on functional grammar, practical vocabulary, listening exercises and conversation in Spanish. This course expands the basic proficiencies in speaking, listening, reading and writing the language acquired in Spanish 101 and 102. This course is conducted primarily in Spanish.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 202  Intermediate Spanish II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or Spanish Placement with a score of 90

Readings in Spanish literature as the starting point for written and orally interactive activities in Spanish, with special emphasis on Spanish grammar, vocabulary and idioms.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Application procedures processed through the Career Center. Must apply semester prior to internship.

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status, 2.00 GPA, two courses in major, declared major, not more than one CSER behind

Offered: Resident

SPAN 301  Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

This course features in-depth study of advanced Spanish grammar critical to increased proficiency. This course should be taken with or prior to courses in Spanish translation.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 302  Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

Development of practical vocabulary and fluency in speaking and writing.

Note: Conducted in Spanish

Offered: Resident

SPAN 304  Civilization and Culture of Latin America  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

Through lectures, oral presentations and selected readings in Spanish, this course will survey Latin American culture, from the conquest to the present and examine socio-economic problems and relationships with the United States.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 305  Civilization and Culture of Spain  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

Starting in the pre-Roman era and ending with present-day Spain, this course will chronologically analyze Spanish Culture through different artistic, sociological, and political manifestations. Emphasis will be given to historical events which have shaped modern Spanish culture for the purpose of oral and written discussion in Spanish.

Note: Conducted in Spanish

Offered: Resident

SPAN 310  Introduction to Translation: Spanish-English  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 and (ENGL 102 or MUSC 200)

This course will provide an introductory comparison of linguistic traits of both languages, enable students to apply grammatical rules, perform textual analyses, and use a number of translation procedures while translating a variety of texts from Spanish to English: newspaper editorials, magazine articles, business reports, articles in the social sciences, advertisements etc.

Note: Conducted in Spanish

Offered: Resident

SPAN 311  Advanced Span Conversation/Gra  3 Credit Hour(s)  
SPAN 312  Advanced Span Conv/Gramr-Prac  3 Credit Hour(s)  
SPAN 320  Cinema and Dramatic Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

This course will use both film and dramatic literature to stimulate conversation in Spanish while fostering an in-depth knowledge of some of the dramatic masterpieces of Peninsular literature.

Note: Conducted in Spanish

Offered: Resident

SPAN 321  Modern Spanish Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

Through lectures, oral presentations and selected readings in Spanish, this course will provide a survey of modern Hispanic literature.

Note: Conducted in Spanish

Offered: Resident

SPAN 322  Peninsular Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

Through lectures, oral presentations and selected readings in Spanish, this course will provide a survey of modern Spanish Peninsular literature.

Note: Conducted in Spanish

Offered: Resident

SPAN 323  Latin American Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

Through lectures, oral presentations and selected readings in Spanish, this course will provide a survey of Latin American literature since pre-Columbian times.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 324  Christianity in Latin America  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Features Christianity in Latin American Culture from an historical and literary perspective that will include indigenous religions, the Catholic Church, and the recent explosive growth of Protestantism. (For Spanish majors and minors, this course may be taken for integrative credit only - not for the purpose of fulfilling core requirements within the major or minor). Class conducted in English.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 325  Modern Spanish Short Stories  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

Through lectures, oral presentations and discussion in Spanish, this course will provide an overview of Spanish short stories from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, for the purpose of equipping students with some of the values and knowledge necessary to impact the Spanish-speaking world.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 330  Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

This course serves as an introduction to phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax as applied to Spanish, and includes a study of the history of the language in its development from Latin into modern dialects. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish and is required for Spanish Teacher Licensure.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 403  Second Language Acquisition  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (SPAN 101 or Spanish Placement with a score of 35) and (MLAN 213 or LING 213 or SPAN 330)

A study of strategies for second-language acquisition and assessment. An historical approach to perspectives on second language-acquisition and proficiency.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 410  Advanced Translation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 310

This course will require students to examine more advanced modern translation theory and perform translation, primarily from Spanish to English, in various technical fields such as: sport, business, medicine, psychiatry, marketing, fashion, law, current affairs and political journalism.

Note: Conducted in Spanish

Offered: Resident

SPAN 419  Methodology and Curriculum in Teaching Modern Languages  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 403 and Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and Background Check Clearance with a score of 5

The application and assessment of basic methodologies, curriculum, and activities for teaching second languages. Practicum: At least 20 hours of reflective classroom observation of pre K-12 and the teaching of two to three consecutive lessons. This is a capstone course.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to Teacher Licensure Program, TESL/SPAN 403, and 6 hours of an accredited modern foreign language course, junior/senior status. Must be taken before student teaching. May not be counted toward the Modern Language Major.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 420  Methods Teaching Practicum  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 419 (may be taken concurrently) and Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and Background Check Clearance with a score of 5

Students will complete reflective classroom observations in the setting of either pre K-12 or adult level education and the teaching of two to three consecutive lessons. (Crosslisted with TESL 420)

Offered: Resident

SPAN 421  Masterpieces of Spanish Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Selected masterpieces of Spanish literature to be studied in depth.

Note: Conducted in Spanish

Offered: Resident

SPAN 450  Senior Seminar: Comparison Between Spanish and Latin American Literature  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 303 or SPAN 304 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322 or SPAN 323 or SPAN 324 or SPAN 421

In this capstone course, students will study works of Peninsular and Latin American literature for the purpose of discussing orally and in writing the culture and civilization in which they developed.

Registration Restrictions: Senior status; SPAN literature course, and SPAN civilization and culture course.

Offered: Resident

SPAN 495  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

SPAN 495 - Directed Research (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

SPAN 497  Special Topics in Spanish  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202

SPAN 497 - Special Topics in Spanish (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

SPAN 499  Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Application procedures processed through the Career Center. Must apply semester prior to completing internship.

Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior status and required GPA

Offered: Resident

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