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Spanish Courses

SPA 1010, 1020 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I, II (4, 4 s.h.)
Development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis on verbal and written skills for communicative purposes; the phonetic as well as the phonological features of Spanish are presented and practiced in both courses. Gradual introduction into the linguistic conventions used in the written form of the language. Each course consists of 4 class hours and 1 unsupervised laboratory hour per week. Prerequisite for 1020: SPA 1010 or a satisfactory score on the placement test. These courses are offered every fall and spring semester. No native speakers or Spanish heritage speakers may take this course.

SPA 2010, 2020 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I, II (3, 3 s.h.)
Review and expansion of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Primary emphasis on oral skills for communicative purposes as in the 1000 level. Additional development of reading comprehension and expository writing skills. A functional approach to language usage aimed at reinforcing the students' linguistic competence and performance. Prerequisite for 2010: SPA 1020 or a satisfactory score on the placement test. Prerequisite for 2020: SPA 2010 or a placement test score that indicates preparation for the 2020 level. These courses are offered every fall and spring semester in sequence only.

SPA 2510 BUILDING ORAL PROFICIENCY IN SPANISH (2 s.h.)
Structured conversation emphasizing practical classroom vocabulary and situations. Recommended for non-native teachers who want to conduct their classes in the target language and who must meet American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) oral proficiency standards for licensure. Meets two hours per week. Prerequisite: Two years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent or permission of the department chair. This course is offered as needed. May be taken more than once for credit.

SPA 3000 PHONETICS, PHONOLOGY AND PRONUNCIATION (2 s.h.)
A comprehensive study of the speech sounds that occur in Spanish and English: what these sounds are, what patterns they produce, how they are produced and how these sounds change in different circumstances. In addition to pronunciation practice, careful attention will be given to the study of the international phonetic alphabet and phonetic transcription and to the physiological properties of the speech apparatus. Recommended especially for those who are planning to teach. Prerequisite: SPA 2020 or permission of department chair.

SPA 3010 SPANISH CONVERSATION AND GRAMMAR (3 s.h.)
Accurate language use (form) and language usage (meaning) for communicative purposes. Syntax, phonetics, comprehension drills, grammatical structures, and structured conversation. Prerequisite: SPA 2020 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered in the fall semester.

SPA 3050 SPANISH WRITING AND COMPOSITION (3 s.h.)
This course focuses on intensive writing practice through task-oriented compositions and a comprehensive review of grammatical forms and usage. This course must be taken before SPA 4020 Advanced Composition.

SPA 3060 BUSINESS SPANISH (3 s.h.)
Commercial Spanish vocabulary for business skills, such as letter writing, making reservations, billing, ordering, using the metric system, and working with various departments of a business in the Spanish language. Includes appropriate computer applications. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 and 3050 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered as needed.

SPA 3100 CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE OF SPAIN (3 s.h.)
The history, geography, arts, literature, and current political structure of Spain through readings in Spanish. Conducted in Spanish using A-V and Internet resources with required computer-generated applications. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 and 3050 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered alternate years.

SPA 3200 CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE OF HISPANIC AMERICA (3 s.h.)
The history and geography of Spanish America. The blend of Hispanic heritage and native civilizations in colonial times. Arts, literature, and current issues in different countries, with Internet resources and computer applications. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 and 3050 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered alternate years.

SPA 4010 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR (3 s.h.)
An introduction to linguistics: brief diachronic study of the Spanish language; dialectal and sociolectal differences in present-day Spanish. Review of different approaches to grammar from Nebrija to the present. Emphasis on transformational grammar to describe and explain the phonological, morphological, and syntactical features of the language system. Required of students for licensure K-6 and K-12. Prerequisite: SPA 3010, 3050 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered alternate years.

SPA 4020 SPANISH COMPOSITION AND TRANSLATION (3 s.h.)
Writing clear and grammatical expository prose and translating accurately from Spanish into English and English into Spanish. For students preparing to teach Spanish and for bilingual education. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 and 3050 or permission of the department chair. Designated writing-enrichment course for Spanish majors. This course is offered as needed.

SPA 4110 SURVEY OF LITERATURE OF SPAIN I (3 s.h.)
Spanish literature through the Golden Age (prose and poetry of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the mystics, the creation of the national theatre, the drama from Lope de Vega to Calderon, Cervantes and the modern novel, the Baroque, Quevedo, and Gongora). Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 and 3050 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered alternate fall semesters.

SPA 4120 SURVEY OF LITERATURE OF SPAIN II (3 s.h.)
Spanish literature from the 18th century to the present: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and the literary trends of the 20th century. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 and 3050 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered alternate spring semesters.

SPA 415 SPANISH LITERATURE: CERVANTES (3 s.h.)
The life, thought, and works of Cervantes, with emphasis on Don Quixote. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 411 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered as needed.

SPA 4200 SURVEY OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE I (3 s.h.)
Spanish-American literature from the colonial period to the beginning of the 19th century. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 and 3050 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered alternate years.

SPA 4210 SURVEY OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE II (3 s.h.)
Major writers and styles of Spanish-American literature, 19th-20th centuries. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 and 3050 or permission of the department chair. This course is offered alternate years.

SPA 4850 SPECIAL STUDIES IN SPANISH (1-3 s.h.)
In-depth study of a specific subject in Spanish literature, culture and civilization, or linguistics as determined by the department. Credit to be determined. Prerequisite: permission of the department chair. This course is offered as needed.

SPA 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPANISH (TBA)
An opportunity for a well-qualified, upper-division student to engage in special research in his/her major. Requires approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, the department chair, and the school dean before approval by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit to be determined.

 

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