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Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - Spanish Courses

SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I

A systematic study of the basics of the Spanish language. Equal emphasis on developing reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills. For students with no previous study of Spanish or fewer than two years in high school.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement. Cr 4.


SPA 102: Elementary Spanish II

A continued study of the basics of the Spanish language. Equal emphasis is placed on developing reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills. For students with no previous study of Spanish or fewer than two years in high school.

Prerequisite: SPA 101 or equivalent. Cr 4.


SPA 117: Accelerated Spanish I

An intensive systematic study of the Spanish language at the beginning level that provides the equivalent of two semesters of beginning Spanish (SPA 101 and SPA 102) in one semester. For students with no previous study of Spanish or fewer than two years of high school Spanish. Credits: 6


SPA 203: Intermediate Spanish I

An integrated approach. Reading texts as well as other materials will be employed to strengthen reading, writing and especially speaking and comprehension skills. Includes a systematic but gradual review of the essentials of Spanish grammar.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent. Cr 3.


SPA 204: Intermediate Spanish II

A continuation of SPA 203 designed to strengthen reading, writing, speaking and comprehension skills.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 203 or equivalent. Cr 3.


SPA 301 Introduction to Literary Criticism

The study of literary theory. Taught in Spanish. Foundation course for subsequent study of Spanish language texts of all genres.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Requirement.

Prerequisites
SPA 204 or permission.

Credits: 3


SPA 305: Applied Spanish

Intensive oral and written practice in real-life situations. Development of confidence, accuracy, fluency and communicative strategies in formal and informal modes of expression. Guided development of idiomatic expression and structures; development of self-correct in speech and writing. Reinforcement through interactive situations.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Western Cultural Tradition requirements.

Prerequisite: SPA 204. Cr 3.


SPA 306: Spanish Conversation and Composition II

Develops proficiency in spoken and written Spanish through selected vocabulary and grammar exercises, discussion, skits, speeches, and compositions. Conducted in Spanish.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, and Writing Intensive requirements.

Prerequisite: SPA 305 or equivalent or permission. Cr 3.


SPA 307: Readings in Peninsular Literature

An overview of Peninsular Spanish literature. Provides practice in reading and analyzing culturally important texts. Includes a selection of genres and periods will be included.
May be taken either before or after SPA 308.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Western Cultural Tradition and Writing Intensive requirements.

Prerequisite: SPA 306 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 308: Readings in Spanish American Literature

Emphasis on changes in the cultural phenomena, styles, themes and ideological position of texts from the beginnings of Hispanic American literature through romanticism, naturalism, the novel of the land, the “Boom” and avant-garde movements.
May be taken before or after SPA 307.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 306 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 309: Spanish for the Professions

Designed to provide students who have an intermediate-level knowledge of Spanish familiarity with specialized language and conventions in professional situations. Emphasis will be given to vocabulary and writing skills for professional use as well as awareness of Hispanic culture, cross-cultural communications and applications in Spanish speaking countries. Authentic up-to-date information will require regular use of the Internet as a source of reading. All classes are conducted in Spanish.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Writing Intensive Requirements.

Prerequisites
SPA 204 or equivalent.

Credits: 3


SPA 401: Golden Age

A study of masterpieces of poetry and prose from the 16th and 17th centuries provides an overview of the period and critical abilities. Poetry by Garcilaso, Fray Luis, San Juan, Gongora, and Quevedo, etc. Prose readings include Lazarillo de Tormes, Diana, Suenos y discursos, and Novelas ejemplares etc.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Western Cultural Tradition requirements.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 403: Cervantes

A careful reading of the Spanish masterpiece, Don Quixote, including its historical background and continuing influence.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Western Cultural Tradition requirements.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 405: Spanish Literature of the Nineteenth Century

Discussion of the novel from “costumbrismo” to “realismo, ” the compromise of Spanish naturalism, and the Romantic movements between tradition and revolt.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 406: Spanish Literature of the Twentieth Century

Selections from the poetry, essays, and novels of the pre and Civil War period contextualized through readings in the history and thought of the times.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Western Cultural Tradition requirements.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 409: Contemporary Latin-American Short Story

A study of Latin-American short story writers including discussion of such significant contemporary concerns as poverty, politics and religion, and such themes as the interplay of fantasy and reality and the relativity of madness.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 410: Latin American Novel

The contemporary novel in Spanish America, with special attention on some of the novelists of the “Boom.”

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Requirement.

Prerequisites
SPA 307 and SPA 308 or permission.

Credits: 3


SPA 411: Contemporary Latin American Theater

A study of the major Latin-American playwrights of the 20th century. Reading and analysis of plays, class discussion.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 412: Contemporary Peninsular Theater

A study of major Spanish playwrights of the 20th Century. Reading and analysis of plays, class discussion.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 420: Hispanic Film

Areas covered may vary and could include the following topics: national cinemas; director of note; the social, political, historic and economic factors that influence both the creation and content of films; and an analysis of the components of cinematography. May be repeated for credit.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308 or permission of the instructor. Cr 3.


SPA 444: Translation Theory & Techniques

Designed to develop awareness of linguistic styles and structures and emphasize the complex relationship between a language and its context. Taught as workshop, with regular assignments of texts for translation, comparison and evaluation. Selctions from literature and general topics, although this is not a literature course. Attention given to theories of translation both past and present and how these theories respond to cultural and ideological perspectives; and relate to Spanish translation.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspective and Writing Intensive Requirements.

Prerequisite: SPA 306 or equivalent. Cr 3.


SPA 490: Topics and Individual Authors in Spanish

Specific topic varies semester to semester.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: SPA 307 or SPA 308. May be repeated for credit. Cr 1-3.


SPA 495: Senior Capstone in Spanish

Capstone Experience in which majors in Spanish and International Affairs with a concentration in Spanish, or in Cultures, Languages and the Humanities, apply language skills and knowledge gained from all prior language study.  Students work closely with a faculty advisor on an approved project and give a public presentation of the project in Spanish.  When taken as a stand-alone course, the coursework will reflect the work of three credit hours, regardless of number of credits taken.  When taken in conjunction with another Spanish course at the 400 level, the course will carry no credit and will be graded Pass/Fail only.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives and Capstone Experience Requirements.

Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission.  Cr. 0-3


SPA 496: Service-Learning in Spanish

Experiential learning through community development using the Spanish language.  Work done in collaboration with community partners.  Classroom presentations, reflection essays, plus theoretical and pedagogical rationale for using service-learning format.  Taught in SpanishMay be repeated once for credit with permission.

Satisfies the General Education Social Contexts and Institutions and Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives Requirements.

Prerequisite:  SPA 305 or permission of instructor.  Cr. 3


SPA 497: Projects in Spanish I

Independent study on topics selected by student and instructor.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement. Cr 1-3.


SPA 498: Projects in Spanish II

Independent study on topics selected by student and instructor.

Satisfies the General Education Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives requirement.

Prerequisite: permission. Cr 1-3.


SPA 597: Projects in Spanish I

Specific projects vary from semester to semester depending on the needs of the graduate student and the skills of the faculty member.

May be repeated for credit. Cr 3.


SPA 598: Projects in Spanish II

Specific projects vary from semester to semester depending on the needs of the graduate student and the skills of the faculty member.

May be repeated for credit. Cr 3.

 


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