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Department of English and Modern Languages
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Courses in Spanish (SPAN)

1301/SPAN 1311 Spanish I (3-0). Introduction to basic structures and usage of modern Spanish. The emphasis is on development of basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar, accuracy of pronunciation, the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and the introduction of cultural elements.

1302/SPAN 1312 Spanish II (3-0). A sequel to Spanish 1301. Prerequisite: Spanish 1301 or equivalent.

2311/SPAN 2311 Spanish III (3-0). An expansion of the language skills acquired in Spanish 1301 and 1302. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. The course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish, and promote knowledge of cultural background. Prerequisite: Spanish 1302 or equivalent.

2312/SPAN 2312 Spanish IV (3-0). Fourth-semester capstone course organized around grammatical topics and cultural issues. Review and expansion of structural aspects, reading and discussion of selected Spanish texts, and continued practice in composition and conversation. Prerequisite: Spanish 2310 or 2311 or equivalent.

3301 Advanced Spanish Grammar for Conversation (3-0). Grammar as related to conversation. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of department head. (Spanish 2312 has prerequisites of 1301, 1302, and 2311.)

3302 Advanced Spanish Grammar for Composition (3-0). Grammar as related to composition.  Prerequisites: Spanish 2312 or consent of department head.

3310 Advanced Spanish Composition (3-0). An intensive composition course designed to develop an appreciation of style in written Spanish. Students should gain an awareness of the differences between oral and written Spanish. Students will review key areas of grammar, expand their vocabulary, and examine their writing, practicing both formal and informal expression in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 2312 or consent of department head.

3314 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3-0). A course designed to improve the student’s conversation skills and fluent use of the language. This course is primarily directed toward meeting the needs of future language teachers. Must be taken concurrently with Spanish 3301. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of department head. (Spanish 2312 has prerequisites of 1301, 1302, and 2311.)

3315 Contrastive Linguistics (3-0). A comparative study of the structure of English and Spanish, empha­sizing phonological, morphological, lexical, syntactic, and semantic differences. Knowledge of Spanish is required. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.

3334 Film and Culture of the Spanish-Speaking World (3-0). An analysis of Spanish and Latin-American culture through film. Students will explore Spanish and Latin American representations of nationality, ethnic­ity, politics, and gender. This course will be taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable but not required. Lectures and class discussions will be in English. Spanish majors and minors are required to complete all written assignments in Spanish.

3342 Spanish Civilization (3-0). A survey of the history and culture of Spain from prehistoric times to the present. Prerequisites: Spanish 2312 or department consent.

3343 Spanish-American Civilization (3-0). A survey of the history and culture of Spanish America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Prerequisites: Spanish 2312 or department consent.

4320 Survey of Spanish Literature (3-0). A survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Prerequisites: Spanish 3301 and 3302.

4324 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3-0). A survey of Spanish American literature from pre-colonial to the present day. Prerequisites: Spanish 3301 and 3302.

4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in Spanish. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department head.

4391 Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for superior students majoring in Spanish.