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Spanish Course Descriptions


SPA 101 SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I (3)


An introductory course designed for the student with no knowledge of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on listening, speaking, and writing skills as well as an introduction to Spanish culture and history. Annually, Fall.


SPA 102 SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II (3)


A continuation of SPA 101. The course emphasizes speaking and understanding of conversational Spanish with a continued development of writing and vocabulary skills. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or placement test. Annually, Spring.


SPA 150 SPANISH LANGUAGE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS I (3)


An introductory course designed for students no knowledge of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on listening, speaking, writing, and developing awareness and understanding of native Spanish-speakers’ culture. This course focuses on vocabulary and discourse necessary in Health professions. Fall, odd years.


SPA 160 SPANISH LANGUAGE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS II (3)


A continuation of SPA 150. Emphasis is placed on listening, speaking, and writing and developing an awareness and understanding of Spanish-speakers’ culture. This course focuses on vocabulary and discourse necessary in Health Care field.  Spring, odd years.


SPA 220 SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE III (3)


This course focuses on developing the students’ skills to an intermediate level of proficiency. Emphasis is placed on the development of the spoken language, original composition, and knowledge of the culture through readings in Spanish and in translation. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or placement test. Annually, Fall.


SPA 300 SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE
 AND BEGINNING CONVERSATION (3)


This course introduces students to the culture of Spain and Latin America, especially through the discussion of modern issues. Students will develop a fluency in the spoken language. Prerequisite: SPA 220 or consent of instructor. As needed.


SPA 301 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION (3)


This course reviews and reinforces the knowledge of Spanish grammar and develops writing fluency in the language. Prerequisite: SPA 220 or consent of instructor. As needed.


SPA 302 ADVANCED CONVERSATION (3)


A continuation of SPA 300. This course reinforces speaking abilities in the language and students learn more about the Spanish culture. Prerequisite of 301 or consent of instructor. As needed.

 

SPA 303 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION II (3)


This course reviews and reinforces the knowledge of Spanish grammar. It develops
writing fluency in the language developed in Spanish 301 and requires longer compositions. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or consent of instructor. As needed. 


SPA 310 SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION (3)


This course focuses on the history of Spain, the discovery of the New World, and the history of Latin America. Students will gain a better understanding of the origins of the language and its native speakers. Prerequisite of 301 or consent of instructor. As needed.


SPA 311 SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN FILMS (3)


This course introduces student to the history, culture, and language of Spain and Latin American through films. Prerequisite of 301 or consent of instructor. As needed.


SPA 312 LATIN AMERICANS IN THE U.S. (3)


This courses focuses on the history, current Issues, culture, and literature of Hispanics in the U.S. Students will gain a better understanding of the Hispanic population in the U.S. Students will have to complete 10 hrs of practicum within the Hispanic community in the area. Practicum hours for this class can be double counted if the other party agrees as well. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or consent of instructor. As needed.


SPA 320 PANORAMA OF SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE (3)


Study of Spain and Latin America through art, history and literature from early ages to the Independence. Pre-requisite of 301 or consent of instructor. As needed. Maybe repeated.


SPA 330 ADVANCED BUSINESS SPANISH (3)


This course prepares students to use Spanish in the Business field. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or consent of instructor. As needed.


SPA 350 LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE IN A SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRY I (3)


A six to eight week period of intensive language and cultural study during a summer session in Spain or other Spanish-speaking country. Credit is determined through arrangement with the instructor for projects in Spanish history and culture. As needed.


SPA 351 LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE IN A SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRY II (3)


A six to eight week period of intensive language and cultural study during a summer session in Spain or other Spanish-speaking country. Credit is determined through arrangement with the instructor for projects in Spanish history and culture. As needed.


SPA 380-389 TOPICS IN SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (3)


The focus on this course is the development of speaking competency. The course will be taught in the Spanish language; various methodologies will be used to further social and linguistic interaction in the classroom. Students should realize an appreciable growth in oral comprehension and expression in the language. Prerequisite of SPA (or concurrent enrollment). Pre-requisite of 301 or consent of instructor. As needed.


SPA 480 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPANISH (3)


Prerequisite: Consent