ACADEMICS

  • Spanish Courses

    SP 101 Beginning Spanish I
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Basic oral and written proficiency for daily communication; may be taken as a self-contained unit or as a basis for further development. Audio-visual method.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 102 Beginning Spanish II
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 101 or equivalent

    Continuation of SP 101.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 191 Special Topics in Spanish
    An introductory level courses in Spanish on current or specialized topics.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    SP 193 Special Topics in Spanish for First-Year Students
    All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC area approval.
    An introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year
    Seminar.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 210 Intermediate Spanish I
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 102 or equivalent

    Conversational patterns, idioms, dialogues, and special vocabularies for daily life situations.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 211 Intermediate Spanish II
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 210 or equivalent

    Continuation of SP 210.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 321 Advanced Spanish Composition I
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two SP 200 level courses

    Facility in prose reading and writing; study of style of selected authors; variety of expression through word discrimination, and advanced grammatical structures.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 322 Advanced Spanish Composition II
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 321 or equivalent

    Continuation of SP 321.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 323 Advanced Spanish Conversation I
    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: Two SP 200 level courses.

    Intensive conversational practice for improving intonation, pronunciation, fluency, review of language usage. This
    course is for non-native Spanish speakers only.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.


    SP 324 Advanced Spanish Conversation II

    LASC—Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 323 or equivalent.

    Continuation of SP 323.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 326 Spanish for the Professions
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Thought, Language and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323 or instructor’s approval.

    Intensive practice with language and documents used in private and public sectors including business, medicine, communication, education and social services.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 327 Projects and Issues in Spanish for the Professions
    Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323, SP 324 or instructor’s approval.
    Close study of selected projects and bicultural issues for Spanish professionals.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 331 Spanish Civilization
    Prerequisite: Two SP 200 level courses
    A historical survey of Spanish social, cultural, and political life. Conducted in Spanish.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.


    SP 332 The Hispanic World Today
    LASC—Global Perspectives; Diversity Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: Two SP 200 level courses

    Social, economic and political institutions; value systems and customs. Conducted in Spanish.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    SP 333 The Hispanic Presence in the United States
    Prerequisite: Two SP 200 level courses
    Sociocultural study of Hispanics in the United States, with a focus on major contemporary issues. Conducted in Spanish.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.

    SP 341 Readings in Spanish Literature
    Prerequisite: SP321, SP 323, SP 324 or instructor’s approval.
    Selected masterpieces from Middle Ages to present; social, cultural, and stylistic features of different periods.
    Recommended as a first course in Spanish literature.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

    SP 342 Introduction to Latin American Literature I
    Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323, SP 324 or instructor’s approval.
    Study of the literature produced in Latin America from the pre-Columbian era until the first wars of independence.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits

    SP 343 Poetry and Theatre of Spain’s Golden Age
    Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323, SP 324 or instructor’s approval.
    Study of the poetry and drama created during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, known as the Golden Age
    of Spanish letters.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits

    SP 348 Contemporary Spanish Literature

    Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323, SP 324 or instructor’s approval.
    Literary works from the generation of 1898 to the present.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

    SP 349 Spanish-American Literature
    Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323, SP 324 or instructor’s approval.
    Representative works from South and Central American authors from the colonial period to the present.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.

    SP/ED 355 Effective Teaching of a Foreign Language
    Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323, SP 324, ED 251, 270, 351 or 352 or instructor’s approval.
    Examines and evaluates effective teaching techniques and strategies as well as second-language acquisition theory
    for middle/secondary foreign language classrooms.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits

    SP 390 Spanish for Native Speakers
    This course will explore contemporary issues as a basis for further development of the Spanish language skills of
    native speakers.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits

    SP 401 Advanced Study: Special Topics
    Prerequisite: For advanced students
    Special topics in language, literature, civilization or field work of mutual interest to student and instructor.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 402 Independent Study in Spanish
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    Study of a special topic. Both content and eligibility are subject to departmental guidelines and approval.
    Offered every year. 1-6 credits.

    SP 403 Teaching Assistantship in Spanish
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    Teaching Assistants in Spanish will regularly attend the beginning or intermediate-level Language courses to which
    they are assigned to assist the professor.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

    SP 475 Internship in Spanish
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department
    Provides majors practical experience in areas where their speaking, reading, and writing skills may be applied.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.