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Spanish Course Descriptions

SPAN 1001 - Elementary Spanish I (3-0-3) Introduction to listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish and to the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. Open to native speakers of Spanish only by permission of the Department of Humanities.

SPAN 1002 - Elementary Spanish II (3-0-3) Continued listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish with further study of the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. Open to native speakers of Spanish only by permission of the Department of Humanities. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1001 or two years of high school Spanish.

SPAN 2001 - Intermediate Spanish I (3-0-3) Grammar review and continued development of the student's reading, conversation, and composition skills with readings from literary sources in Spanish. Open to native speakers of Spanish only by permission of the Department of Humanities. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1002 or SPAN 1999 or permission of the Department of Humanities.

SPAN 2002 - Intermediate Spanish II (3-0-3) Grammar review and continued development of the student's reading, conversation and composition skills, with readings of a more difficult nature than those previously encountered by the student. Open to native speakers of Spanish only by permission of the Department of Humanities. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2001 or permission of the Department of Humanities.

SPAN 3131 - Advanced Grammar & Composition (3-0-3) This course will improve the student’s command of the Spanish language through an advanced study of grammar, syntax, and vocabulary via the consideration of a variety of texts and styles, with refinement of writing skills through the composition of multiple drafts of essays ranging in subject and length from a descriptive paragraph to a literary research paper. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

SPAN 3529 - Spanish for Medical Professionals (3-0-3) This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of Spanish for personnel in the healthcare industry by reviewing basic Spanish grammatical structures, emphasizing medical terminology (semi-technical vocabulary and idiomatic expressions used by patients and doctors), and anatomy. The acquisition and comprehension of medical terminology will enable students to communicate with patients and co-workers at a basic level. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

SPAN 3530 - Spanish for Business Professionals (3-0-3) This course is an introduction to the vocabulary and business practices of the Hispanic world. This course is designed to give students a solid foundation in the cultural concepts that inform the business world in Spanish-speaking societies. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

SPAN 4231 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature (3-0-3) The course will introduce students to significant trends in Spanish American literature from colonial times to the present and will acquaint students with the major social, historical, and literary influences on the development of that literature, with an emphasis on teaching students to read critically and develop their analytical writing ability. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

SPAN 4234 - Introduction to Contemporary Spanish Literature (3-0-3) This course will introduce students to selected, thematic readings of the literature of Spain from the 17th century and afterwards, in its social, historical, and linguistic context, with an emphasis in teaching students to read critically and develop their analytical writing ability. Conducted in Spanish.Prerequisite: Spanish 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

SPAN 4334 - Contemporary Spanish Culture & Civilization (3-0-3) This course will study the development and construction of Spanish culture and civilization from pre-Roman times to the present, focusing on history, geography, art, literature, and other cultural manifestations. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

SPAN 4335 - Latin American Culture & Civilization (3-0-3) This course will introduce students to the diverse cultures of Spanish America from their inception in the Conquista to the present in a study of the political, social and artistic components that contributed to the unique cultural development of Spanish America. Conducted in Spanish Prerequisite: Spanish 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.

SPAN 3999-4999 Study-Abroad (up to 9 hours) An intensive study of Spanish language and culture in the native environment. Designed for students who participate in University System-approved programs, in-house study-abroad programs, or in any other comparable program for which approval has been given prior to the study abroad. Prerequisite: Spanish 2002 with a minimum grade of C, or by permission of the instructor.