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 semester. 3 credits.
     
    SP 102 Beginning Spanish II
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 101 or appropriate placement score (testing at Academic Success)
    Continuation of SP 101.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    SP 210 Intermediate Spanish I
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 102 or appropriate placement score (testing at Academic Success)
    Conversational patterns, idioms, dialogues, and special vocabularies for daily life situations.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.

     
    SP 211 Intermediate Spanish II
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture
    Prerequisite: SP 210 or appropriate placement score (testing at Academic Success)

    Continuation of SP 210.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    SP 321 Advanced Spanish Composition I
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: SP 211 or appropriate placement score (testing at Academic Success)

    Facility in prose reading and writing; study of style of selected authors; variety of expression through word discrimination, and advanced grammatical structures.
    Offered every semester. 3 credits.
     
    SP 322 Advanced Spanish Composition II
    LASC—Thought, Language, and Culture; WAC (Writing across the curriculum)
    Prerequisite: SP 321 or equivalent

    Continuation of SP 321.
    Offered every semester. 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 semester. 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 or 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
    LASC—Creative Arts
    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 341 Readings in Spanish Literature
    Prerequisite: SP321, SP 323 or 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 343 Poetry and Theatre of Spain’s Golden Age
    Prerequisite: SP 321, SP 323 or 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 or 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 or 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 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 408 Directed Study
    Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.
     
    SP 475 Internship in Spanish
    LASC—SP 321, SP 322, SP 326, and SP 327 (SP 327 can be taken concurrently with SP 475)
    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.
     
    Note: Courses in other foreign languages such as German, Chinese, French and Arabic, are offered when demand warrants and staffing permits.