Spanish

SPAN 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course covers grammar, pronunciation, and aural-oral comprehension. Prerequisite: No previous Spanish study or one year of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of SPAN 101. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or one to two years of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 105 INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY SPANISH II--Six hours; 6 credits. This is an intensive course covering the material of SPAN 101-102 in one semester. Prerequisite: No previous Spanish study or one year or level of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 203 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is a review of grammar, pronunciation, and composition, with graded readings. It provides further development in aural-oral proficiency. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or two to three years of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 204 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of SPAN 203. Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or three to four years of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 206 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II--Six hours; 6 credits. This is an intensive course covering the material of SPAN 203-204 in one semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or two to three years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 207 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course will focus on the study of selected topics or current issues. It will provide students an opportunity to explore various topics in greater detail. Students will be exposed to, and practice, vocabulary, and content likely to be used in business, music, fine arts, communications, and the professions. Specific focus will be on understanding, speaking, reading and writing about cultural, social, literary, and economic trends in Hispanic culture and societies. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or two to three years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 208 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH II--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is a continuation of SPAN 207. Prerequisite: SPAN 207.

SPAN 305 LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is a survey of Latin- American literature from its origin to Ricardo Palma of Peru. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 306 LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE II--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is a survey of Latin- American literature from Manuel Gutierrez to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 307 BUSINESS SPANISH--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a course designed for students who wish to become acquainted with the language of business in Spanish. Business terminology, basic letter reading, and writing are introduced and developed. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 311 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course covers development of fluency and grammatical accuracy in speaking Spanish, as well as writing of original compositions, with stress on advanced grammar analysis and use of idiomatic expressions. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 312 ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of SPAN 311. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 313 HISPANIC FOLKLORE AND LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN--Three hours; 3 credits. This course acquaints students with Hispanic, African, and Latin-American customs, beliefs, and traditions through proverbs, songs, riddles, and stories. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school. 

SPAN 315 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is a general survey of Spanish literature from its beginning to 1700. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 316 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE II--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is a general survey of Spanish literature from 1700 to the present time. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 317 SPANISH CIVILIZATION I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course provides a comprehensive study of the origin and development of the Spanish nation and of its cultural role in human history up to 1700. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 318 SPANISH CIVILIZATION II--Three hours; 3 credits. This course traces the development of Spain from 1700 to the present, including an emphasis on the Hispanic culture outside of Spain. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 320 BLACK WRITERS OF SPANISH EXPRESSION--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is an analysis and interpretation of the literature of the Caribbean, mainland Spanish America, and Africa which expresses the Black or African experience. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 321 WOMEN WRITERS OF HISPANIC AFRICA--Three hours; 3 credits. This course seeks to provide students with an opportunity to study the literature of women of Hispanic Africa in the original language of publication. This course will examine the ways in which women writers of Hispanic Africa use their literature to confront and wrestle with the problems that face them in the post-independence era. This course is taught in conjunction with FREN 321. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 322 CAREER SPANISH FOR THE SERVICE PROFESSIONS I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course offers specialized Spanish which prepares students who are in training to become professionals in social work, mental health, psychology, urban affairs and related fields to relate and communicate effectively with the Spanish-speaking community. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 323 CAREER SPANISH FOR THE SERVICE PROFESSIONS II--Three hours; 3 credits. This course provides field experience through social service agencies, both public and private, which deal with the Spanish-speaking community. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 413 LATIN AMERICAN SOCIETY THROUGH FILM AND LITERATURE--Three hours; 3 credits. An introduction to the history, culture, and politics of Latin America through film and documentaries from the colonial period to the era of post-independence. The specific focus will be on the issues of race, gender, and class in different Latin American societies and countries. No prerequisite. SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school. When this course is cross-listed as a LACS course, there will be no prerequisite and this course will be taught in English, with the readings and assignments in Spanish for students earning Spanish credit.

SPAN 420 TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING SPANISH I--Three hours; 3 credits. This course is designed to develop advanced skills through training in translation and interpretation. Students translate Spanish texts from different fields with emphasis on grammar and literary quality. They al- so practice translation from English into Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 421 TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETING SPANISH II--Three hours; 3 credits. This is a continuation of SPAN 420. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 450 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH--Three hours; 3 credits. This course explores special advanced topics in Spanish or Hispanic culture, literature or language. Topics will vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 204, or four or more years or levels of Spanish in high school.

SPAN 498 SENIOR INTERNSHIP--Nine hours; 3 credits. This course provides the opportunity for the student to obtain supervised work experience in the major at an off-campus site selected and approved by the Departmental Chairperson. Registration is limited to seniors with minimum 2.2 cumulative and major averages and requires the approval of the Departmental Chairperson. Exceptions may be approved by the Dean.

SPAN 499 SENIOR RESEARCH OR TEACHING/ TUTORIAL ASSISTANTSHIP--Three hours; 3 credits. This course provides the opportunity for the student to attain firsthand research or teaching/tutorial experience under the supervision and mentorship of a tenure-track faculty member. Registration is limited to seniors with a minimum of 3.0 cumulative and major averages and requires the approval of the Departmental Chairperson. Exceptions may be approved by the Dean.