College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Spanish (SPA)

SPA 101   Beginning College Spanish I4 credits

This course introduces basic vocabulary along with present and past tense verbs. Cultural notes and short readings are included along with the basic grammar. Immediate use of the language is encouraged.

SPA 102   Beginning College Spanish II4 credits

This course continues vocabulary building through short readings and dialogues in simulated real-life situations. Grammar concentrates on past-tense review, present subjunctive, perfect tenses, the future, commands, and object pronouns. Cultural readings and film are included. (Prerequisite: SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I or equivalent; usually 2 years of high school Spanish)

SPA 201   Intermediate College Spanish I4 credits

In this course basic grammar is reviewed with increased emphasis on composition and conversation. An accompanying reader is included to expand vocabulary and recognition of familiar structures as well as provide literary and cultural material for discussion. Verb tenses include an introduction to the subjunctive. (Prerequisite: SPA 102 Beginning Spanish I: Second Semester or equivalent; usually 2 years or more of high school Spanish)

SPA 202   Intermediate College Spanish II: Second Semester4 credits

This course is a continuation of SPA 201 with the same texts. Continued refinement of writing and conversational skills with emphasis on cultural issues is featured. Verb study is expanded to include all tenses. (Prerequisite: SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish II: First Semester or equivalent; usually 2 years or more of high school Spanish)

SPA 301   Advanced College Spanish I4 credits

An advanced Spanish language course focusing primarily on grammar review and writing with regular conversation sessions. The course includes intensive and detailed work in expository and creative writing, syntax, stylistic and idiomatic usage. There is also some introduction to advanced translation in Spanish. (Prerequisite: SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II: Second Semester or equivalent; usually 3 years of high school Spanish)

SPA 302   Advanced College Spanish II4 credits

An advanced Spanish language course focusing primarily on vocabulary expansion and conversation with some writing exercises and structure review. Conversational practice with special emphasis on aural-oral skills. A variety of reading material is assigned as preparation for class discussion. Videos, movies, and audiotapes may also be assigned. (Prerequisite: SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II: Second Semester or equivalent; usually 3 years of high school Spanish)

SPA 401   Advanced Spanish IV: Topics in Spanish Linguistics, Writing or Culture4 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with advanced Spanish language proficiency. The specific topic may vary depending on the year and the instructors. Examples might include Spanish in the Workplace, Spanish Linguistics, or other related topics. (Prerequisite: SPA 302 or equivalent)

SPA 402   Advanced Spanish IV: Readings in Contemporary Spanish Literature4 credits

A course designed to expose the student to representative writers of current trends in the literature of Spain and Latin America. Some literary movements explored are magic realism, post modernism, feminism, and the testimonial novel. The student will read novels, short stories, theater, poetry, and view occasional films. Authors may vary from year to year. (Prerequisite: SPA 302 or consent of instructor: based on interview and proficiency test)

SPA 403   Advanced Spanish IV: Voices of Latinos in the U.S.4 credits

A course designed to examine the stories of Latinos in the U.S. as told by them. Authors read are of Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Mexican American origin. Special emphasis is placed on practices and values held both here and in the cultures of origin. Such subjects as family, social and economic struggles, individual aspirations ,and spiritual needs are covered. Language issues are highlighted and film is used to complement the readings.

SPA 488   Spanish Independent Study1-4 credits

SPA 498   Spanish Internship1-12 credits