Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 100Introduction to Spanish2.0 SH[  ]

An introduction to Spanish and some of the skills needed for learning a second language. This is the first course of a three-course sequence for fulfillment of the language requirement (GE2L) in Spanish and is required for students with no previous study of Spanish.
Class Level Restriction: Freshman and Sophomore and Junior only.

SPAN 104Elementary Spanish I3.0 SH[  ]

This course is the second in the three-course sequence to fulfill the language requirement (GE2L) in Spanish. Students become effective language learners as they develop basic communication skills in Spanish: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, using the present tense. They are also introduced to the cultures of the Hispanic world.
Prerequisite: Spanish 100 or placement.

SPAN 105Elementary Spanish II3.0 SH[GE2L]

Continuation from SPAN 104. Fulfills the second language requirement. The course focuses on developing sufficient oral communication skills for students to survive in daily life interactions with Spanish speakers, including speaking in the past and simple future. (A student may receive credit for only one of the courses SPAN 105, SPAN 110, or SPAN 136.)
Prerequisite: SPAN 104 or placement.

SPAN 110Intensive Elementary Review3.0 SH[GE2L]

A one-course intensive review of first year Spanish with emphasis on basic grammatical structure and on development of ability to speak Spanish. Fulfills the general education second language requirement for students needing only one semester of review. (A student may receive credit for only one of the courses SPAN 105, SPAN 110, or SPAN 136.)
Prerequisite: Placement.

SPAN 136Language Wkshp Abroad: Elem3.0-6.0 SH[GE2L]

Elementary language study with native speakers at an academic institution or language learning center in a Spanish-speaking country. Offered only for study abroad but may include on-campus study in the case of shorter stays abroad. (A student may receive credit for only one of the courses SPAN 105, SPAN 110, or SPAN 136.)
Prerequisite: SPAN 104 or placement into SPAN 110.

SPAN 204Grammar and Conversation3.0 SH[  ]

Conversation, vocabulary and idiom building, grammar review.
Prerequisite: SPAN 105 or SPAN 110 or SPAN 136 or placement.

SPAN 205Intermediate Review3.0 SH[  ]

Continuing oral review and practice of the basic structures of Spanish. Develops pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
Prerequisite: SPAN 204 or placement.

SPAN 210Practical Spanish3.0 SH[  ]

After the first-year language requirement, students have the opportunity to further develop their Spanish in a practical way. This includes working on Internet sites for reading skills, the use of film and broadcasts for listening comprehension and cultural learning, and a major project on a subject of personal interest in the context of Hispanic culture.
Prerequisite: SPAN 105 or SPAN 110 or SPAN 136 or placement.

SPAN 216Oral Expression & Conversation3.0 SH[  ]

Emphasis on a variety of activities developing oral expression, as well as listening comprehension.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or placement.

SPAN 220Hispanic Civilization3.0-5.0 SH[  ]

This course, typically taught on a Principia abroad program to a Spanish-speaking area, requires study and work in Spanish to understand the historical and contemporary civilization of the area. The title will be extended to describe the current area being studied. May be taken more than once provided the area culture studied is different.
Prerequisite: SPAN 216 or placement.

SPAN 230Hispanic Culture3.0 SH[  ]

Backgrounds of Spanish and Spanish-American culture. Special focus on contemporary Spanish-speaking cultures, including Hispanic culture in the United States. Taught in Spanish, with readings in Spanish and English. The title will be extended to describe the current culture studied. May be taken more than once provided the cultures studied differ.
Prerequisite: SPAN 204 and SPAN 205.

SPAN 236Lang Wkshp Abroad:Intermediate3.0-6.0 SH[  ]

Intermediate language study with native speakers at an academic institution or a language learning center in a Spanish-speaking country. May include on-campus study in the case of shorter stays abroad.
Prerequisite: SPAN 105, SPAN 110, SPAN 136, or placement.

SPAN 240Composition3.0 SH[  ]

Writing in Spanish is the main activity of this course. Students will be supported in their writing activity with relevant grammatical explanations as evidenced by the needs shown in their writing. Some specific readings in Spanish will be used to generate ideas for creative writing.
Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or placement.

SPAN 241Phonetics & Diction1.0-3.0 SH[  ]

Theory and practice of pronunciation of the Spanish of modern Spain and Spanish-America. Audio and computer software used for drill, recording, self-criticism. May be taken twice up to a total of three semester hours.

SPAN 260Intro to Hispanic Literature3.0 SH[  ]

A basic introduction to reading in Spanish and to the literature of Spain and Spanish America. Significant works representing Spanish language poetry, drama, short stories, and essays are studied in a broad historical and cultural context.
Prerequisite: SPAN 216 or placement.

SPAN 306Advanced Oral Expression3.0 SH[  ]

Advanced expression in Spanish through the use of drama, video, simulated situations. Discussion topics draw from current issues in the Hispanic world and human experience.
Prerequisite: SPAN 216.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 315Advanced Grammar & Composition3.0 SH[  ]

Translation and free composition, based on an intensive study of grammar, verbs, and idioms.
Prerequisite: SPAN 216.

SPAN 316Advanced Conversation3.0 SH[  ]

Advanced language study with a focus on developing conversational skills. Offered on Principia abroads and for credit by examination.
Prerequisite: SPAN 315.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 325Advanced Span Language Study3.0 SH[  ]

Continuing work in mastery of the spoken language, with emphasis on everyday vocabulary, colloquial expressions, and idioms; introduction to translating and interpreting (consecutive and simultaneous) between English and Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 315.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 330Hispanic Culture Sem: Topics3.0 SH[  ]

Advanced study of special topics in modern Hispanic culture. Readings and discussions of texts from authentic sources that reflect the uniqueness and diversity of the cultures studied through the use of movies, songs, media images, and art within historical, political, and social contexts. Allows some in-depth research on topics of special interest to students. The title will be extended to describe the current topic. May be taken twice up to a total of six semester hours provided the topics differ.
Prerequisite: SPAN 230 and SPAN 315 or placement.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 335Spanish Applied Linguistics1.0 SH[  ]

Students study the phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic rules of Spanish to understand what rules govern the intuitions of a native speaker in selecting how to structure utterances for communication to others and to learn how this knowledge helps us explain and teach ourselves and others.
Prerequisite: SPAN 315.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 336Lang Wkshp Abroad: Advanced3.0-6.0 SH[  ]

Advanced language study with native speakers at an academic institution or a language learning center in a Spanish-speaking country. Offered for study abroad only but may include on-campus study in the case of shorter stays abroad.
Prerequisite: SPAN 315.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 338Language Acquisition: Spanish3.0 SH[  ]

Study in Spanish of theories of second language acquisition as applied to the learner's ability to develop a near-native control of the language. Students are trained in precise self-assessment of all their linguistic and intercultural communication skills, and develop a language portfolio along with an individualized plan for continuing progress in their learning and acquisition of the Spanish language.
Prerequisite: SPAN 216 or equivalent level.
Class Level Restriction: Sophomore and Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 355Spanish Film3.0 SH[  ]

Combines the viewing and discussion of classic and contemporary Spanish films with the reading of related scripts and literature. In addition to written and oral responses to the films, students present either a brief acting project or a contemporary film from Spain or Latin America. Some background in reading literature in Spanish is needed.
Prerequisite: SPAN 216.
Class Level Restriction: Sophomore and Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 371Classical Spanish Literature3.0 SH[GEH]

Selected masterpieces of Spanish literature before 1700.
Prerequisite: SPAN 260 or other experience reading literature in Spanish.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 372Modern Hispanic Literature3.0 SH[  ]

Selected works from modern and contemporary literature of Spain and/or Latin America.
Prerequisite: SPAN 260 or other experience reading literature in Spanish.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 380Spanish Literature Seminar3.0 SH[GEH]

Seminar in a special topic of the literature of Spain or Spanish America. Example: Cervantes' Don Quijote. The title will be extended to describe the current topic. Offered upon sufficient demand.
Prerequisite: SPAN 371 or SPAN 372.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 410Highlights of Hispanic Culture1.0 SH[  ]

This lecture series sets in context the major achievements of Spanish-speaking peoples in Spain and Latin America from an historical, cultural, and literary perspective.
Prerequisite: one Spanish course at the 300-level.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.

SPAN 470Spanish Capstone3.0 SH[  ]

An in-depth independent research project, typically consisting of a 20-page paper written in Spanish and utilizing sources in Spanish, and a public presentation of the findings during the last week of the semester.
Class Level Restriction: Junior and Senior only.