Academics

Course Descriptions

Technology Requirements for the Department of Humanities
To meet Program Learning Outcomes for the academic year 2013-14 and to provide access to technology, foreign language students will be required to use a laptop computer with wireless network capability meeting or exceeding the recommended requirements specified under the Technology Tab in Wolf Den. Such laptops must have the basic software functionality of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, available free of charge in Windows 365, accessed through the Technology Tab in Wolf Den.

 

SPA 101. Elementary Language and Culture. (3)

Elementary Spanish present the essentials of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, with practice in listening, reading, writing, and speaking at the basic level. Brief cultural readings with class discussion. Does NOT meet core requirements Area C-2. Offered during fall semester and during Summer Session I.

SPA 102. Elementary Language and Culture. (3)

Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or placement.

The second semester of elementary Spanish continues to present essentials of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, with practice in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Brief cultural readings with class discussion. Does NOT meet core requirements Area C-2.  Offered during spring semester and during Summer Session I.

SPA 103. Round Table. (1)

One hour a week of conversation and vocabulary building. The goal of this activity is to achieve greater fluency in the spoken language. A maximum of three hours can be earned.

Mandatory two semesters for majors and one semester for minors. Does NOT meet core requirements Area C-2. Offered every semester.

SPA 105. Spanish for Teachers. (3)

Prerequisite: SPA102 or equivalent; student in Teacher Education program

Intensive study of aural/oral skills designed to help future teachers communicate effectively with Hispanic students and parents. Does NOT meet core requirements Area C-2. Offered at departmental discretion.

SPA 201, 202. Intermediate Language Study. (3, 3)

Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent.

Intermediate Spanish reviews and expands grammar study, combining cultural and literary readings with class discussion to continue development of speaking and analytical skills. SPA 201 offered fall semester. SPA 202 offered spring semester.

SPA 301, 302. Spanish and Spanish-American Civilization and History. (3, 3)

Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.

Chronological study of Spanish or Spanish-American culture and its manifestations (politics, socio-economic life, art, music, literature). Spain and Spanish-America offered alternately. Offered at departmental discretion.

SPA 303, 304. Survey of Spanish and Spanish-American Literature. (3, 3)

Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.

Study of the literature of the Spanish-speaking world from its beginnings to the present. Offered at departmental discretion.

SPA 305. Conversation and Composition. (3)

Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.

Intensive course in the development of aural-oral and written skills. Offered at departmental discretion.

SPA 306. Contemporary Hispanic Literature. (3)

Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.

Readings from the 20th century to the present.  Offered at departmental discretion.

SPA 307. An Introduction to Business Spanish. (3)

Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.

Basic business vocabulary and usage, and reading and writing skills for everyday office operations. Students acquire practical skills that can enable them to participate in the Spanish speaking business world. Offered at departmental discretion.

SPA 313, 314. Advanced Conversation in Literature & Culture I, II. (3, 3)

Prerequisite: SPA 305 or equivalent.

Intensive study of aural-oral skills, with additional practice in the Spanish sound system.  Offered at departmental discretion.

SPA 490. Special Studies. (1-12)

Studies in specific disciplines taught on an individual basis or in various settings, including study-abroad programs. May repeat two times maximum. Proposals for Special Studies require prior approval of the Department Chair and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Additional costs may apply when studies involve travel or off-campus settings.

SPA 491, 492. Independent Study. (1-3, 1-3)

Prerequisites: senior standing and minimum of two 300 level Spanish courses.

Independent Study courses may be taken for six hours maximum. SPA 491 or 492 are intensive reading and research courses designed for the senior year. Regular consultations with professor and Level 3 research paper required. Offered with approval of the professor. Subject to rules and regulations in the College Catalog.

SPA 499. Senior Essay. (1-3)

Prerequisites: senior standing and minimum of two 300 level Spanish courses.

A project requiring scholarly research. Offered with approval of the professor. Subject to rules and regulations in the College Catalog.

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