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Course Offerings

Below is a list of available courses in Spanish offered by the Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department. Consult the Registrar’s Office and the College Catalog for registration information.

Course List

SPAN 101 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Introduction to the basic phonological and structural patterns. Emphasis on oral-aural skills. Hours credit: 4.

SPAN 102 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH

A continuation of SPAN 101. Hours credit: 4. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or permission of the Department.

SPAN 201 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

Continued practice in oral-aural skills. A grammar review designed to strengthen the command of the spoken and written language. Laboratory work used to improve fluency and comprehension. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or 106 or placement.

SPAN 202 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

Continued practice in oral-aural skills. A grammar review designed to strengthen the command of the spoken and written language. Laboratory work used to improve fluency and comprehension. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or 106 or placement.

SPAN 222 - TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE

The course is identical to Spanish 422, except that the student may read much of the literature in English (a few works are available only in Spanish), and may write her papers in English. Classes are in Spanish. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 302 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

SPAN 231 - MODERN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Readings in the short story, the novel, drama, and poetry. Special focuses are political and social problems, as these are defined by contemporary Latin American writers, and literary styles and techniques. The course is conducted in Spanish, but non-Spanish majors may do most of the reading in English and may write their papers in English. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 218 or permission of the instructor. Offered alternate years.

SPAN 301 - COMPOSITION & CONVERSATION

Intensive practice in oral and written Spanish. Readings from a variety of texts and a review of grammar. The course includes weekly individual conversation sessions. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 202 or placement.

SPAN 302 - COMPOSITION & CONVERSATION

Intensive practice in oral and written Spanish. Readings from a variety of texts and a review of grammar. The course includes weekly individual conversation sessions. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or placement.

SPAN 321 - CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

This course provides the opportunity to practice conversational skills one hour per week. The course format may include class discussion of general topics, small group activities such as role playing, and weekly individual conversation sessions. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.

SPAN 333 - SPANISH CULTURE

A general overview of the culture and civilization of Spain from pre-Roman times to the present. Focuses include geography, the arts, and social institutions and contemporary society in the post-Franco era. Recommended in preparation for study in Spain. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 302 or permission of the instructor. Offered alternate years.

SPAN 335 - TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE

An exploration of selected aspects of Latin American Culture primarily through literature, painting and film. More popular cultural elements such as music, cuisine, and leisure pastimes are also considered. Focuses include Latin American attitutdes toward pre-Columbian civilizations, religion, social structures, and the United states, as well as regional differences. Recommended as preparation for study in Latin America. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or permission of the instructor. Offered alternate years.

SPAN 366 - APPROACHES TO HISPANIC LITERATURE

An introduction to the short stories, drama, and poetry of Spain and Latin America. The student will examine and practice various approaches to literary interpretation. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 390 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

SPAN 406 - ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY

Readings from periodicals, essays, and fiction will be used in conjunction with a grammar text to explore modern Spanish usage and contrasts between Spanish and English. Focuses include advanced grammar, use of idiomatic expressions, translation, word order, and stylistics. Students polish their language skills through writing and conversation. This course is recommended for those planning to teach Spanish. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 218 or equivalent. Offered alternate years.

SPAN 422 - TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE

Identical with SPAN 222, but readings must be done in the language in which each work was written, and papers must be written in Spanish. Recent topics have included "The Modern Latin American Novel" and "An Introduction to Latino Literature". Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: SPAN 218 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

SPAN 431 - MODERN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Identical with Spanish 231, but reading and papers must be done in Spanish. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Spanish 218 or permission of the instructor. Offered alternate years.

SPAN 469 - RESEARCH FOR THE SENIOR PROGRAM

An independent study course for preliminary preparation of the spring senior project. Course requirements include compiling an annotated list of sources, meeting with a supervisor to explore the feasibility of possible topics for the senior project, and generally laying the groundwork for writing the senior paper. The goal of this course is to maximize the time a student can devote to writing and revising her senior paper. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: senior standing. Offered on a Pass/Fail basis only. This course is required of all senior majors who are not reading for honors in Spanish.

SPAN 471 - SEMINAR

Intensive study and discussion on a topic or author(s) to be announced each year. Preparation and presentation of short papers during the semester. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisites: senior standing or permission of the department. May be repeated for credit once if topic differs.

SPAN 490 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

SPAN 494 - SENIOR PROJECT

An independent research or study project on a topic of the student?s choice under the direction of a member of the Department. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: SPAN 471 and senior standing or permission of the Department.

SPAN 497H - HONORS IN THE MAJOR

SPAN 498H - HONORS IN THE MAJOR

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