SPN111 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (3). A study of the essentials of Spanish grammar;
written and conversational exercises. Designed to help students understand, speak, read,
and write Spanish. Emphasis is on speaking the language. No prerequisite. Each Fall.
SPN112 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (3). A continuation of SPN111, designed to give the student intensive practice in oral-aural skills and further study of the structure of the Spanish language. Includes frequent short writing assignments. Prerequisite: SPN111. Each Spring.
SPN211 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (3). A systematic review of Spanish syntax and
idiomatic constructions in order to increase reading, speaking, and writing ability. Emphasis on spoken Spanish and written work. Prerequisites: SPN112 or two years of high school Spanish and permission of instructor. Each Fall.
SPN212 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (3). A continuation of SPN211, emphasizing oral practice, composition, and extensive reading for correct intonation and pronunciation. Introduces the student to everyday conversational topics. Prerequisite: SPN211. Each Spring.
SPN311 ADVANCED SPANISH I (3). Focus on improving students' oral proficiency, while honing reading skills through authentic materials including literature and journalism. Readings will be used for building vocabulary as well as a point of departure for daily discussions and written assignments. A study of some of the more problematic grammatical concepts (i.e., the subjunctive, preterite/imperfect) will be an essential part of this course. Prerequisite: SPN212 or placement through testing. Each Fall.
SPN312 ADVANCED SPANISH II (3). A continuation of SPN311, this course will emphasize oral practice, as well as reading, listening, and writing skills. Grammar review will continue. Prerequisite: SPN311 or placement through testing. Each Spring.
SPN351 SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I (3). Engenders and integrates all of the language strategies to produce conversation and composition in Spanish. Daily group conversations are conducted in Spanish about topics such as traveling, describing people and things, applying for a job, telling jokes, etc. Frequent writing on the same subjects reinforces language skills. Prerequisite: SPN212 or permission of instructor. Every third year. Fall 2006.
SPN361 COMMERCIAL SPANISH (3). For students who wish to combine Spanish with
business/economics or Spanish education. Focus includes a thorough knowledge of commercial terminology as well as the important role knowledge of Hispanic culture plays in international business. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Offered as needed. Not offered 2005-06.
SPN380 THE CULTURE OF LATIN AMERICA (3). An advanced course that provides an introduction to the culture of Latin America while continuing to enhance students' linguistic skills. The course will encompass Latin American society from pre-Colombian civilization to the contemporary era. Along the way, the diverse voices that make up Latin American culture will be explored. Particular attention will be given to the dynamic between change and tradition in society. Themes for this course include, but are not limited to: social class, ethnicity, family, religion, machismo, and the military. Prerequisite: SPN312, placement through testing or permission of instructor. Every third year. Fall 2007.
SPN395 INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC ARTS (3). An introduction to reading and/or
interpreting complex works of art from the Hispanic world, including film, art, prose, poetry, drama, and the essay. Attention is given to helping students analyse these works from an aesthetic, cultural, social, and political perspective while intending to develop a more sophisticated level of oral and written expression in Spanish. Complex areas of Spanish grammar will be reviewed as needed. Prerequites: SPN312, placement into class by taking the placement test or permission of instructor. Every third year. Spring 2008.
SPN451 SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II (3). A continuation of
SPN351. Includes oral practice and ad-lib conversation in Spanish as well as composition. Prerequisite: SPN351 or permission of instructor. Every third year. Spring 2007.
SPN471 MASTERPIECES OF SPANISH LITERATURE (3). A panoramic study of selected Spanish literature. Written analysis of selected passages and oral presentations. Prerequisite: SPN312 or its equivalent. Every third year. Spring 2006.
SPN481 MASTERPIECES OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE (3). Study of major writers and selected masterpieces of Spanish-American literature. Emphasis on the cultural content and the influence of significant writers on literary concepts and trends. Includes written analysis of selected passages and oral presentations. Prerequisite: SPN312 or its equivalent. Every third year. Fall 2005.