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Spanish Courses

SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish I
This course emphasizes the development of the fundamental elements of Spanish pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Students practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills within a cultural context.

SPA 102 - Elementary Spanish II
A continuation of SPA 101. This course features a continued emphasis on correct pronunciation and acquisition of vocabulary, while expanding students’ understanding of grammatical structures and development of language skills. Prerequisite: SPA 101. Advanced placement by CLEP exam or via interview with Spanish faculty recommended.

SPA111 - Poco a Poco Spanish I
Poco a Poco Spanish is a more relaxed introduction to Spanish Language. In this course, students learn the fundamentals of Spanish pronunciation and acquire Spanish vocabulary through interactive practice. (2 s.h.) Students wishing to fulfill the multicultural awareness credit must take both SPA111 & SPA112. Completion of SPA111 and SPA112 is equivalent to SPA101.

SPA112 - Poco a Poco Spanish II
A continuation of our more relaxed introduction to Spanish Language. Students continue to learn and practice vocabulary and fundamental grammatical structures through interactive practice. (2 s.h.) Students wishing to fulfill the multicultural awareness credit must take both SPA111 & SPA112. Completion of SPA111 and SPA112 is equivalent to SPA101.

SPA201 - Intermediate Spanish I
This course integrates the development of more advanced reading and communication skills using authentic literature that reflects the diverse views of spanish speaking peoples and their cultures. It also features extensive review of the fundamentals presented in SPA 101 & 102, which enables students to refine their understanding and use of grammatical concepts. Prerequisites: SPA 101 & 102. Advanced placement by CLEP exam or via interview with Spanish faculty recommended.

SPA202 - Intermediate Spanish II
A continuation of SPA 201, this course continues to help students develop their knowledge and use of grammar concepts, while focusing on the comprehension of authentic literature and promoting greater communicative proficiency. Prerequisite: SPA 101, SPA 102, & SPA 201 must be transcripted before enrolling in this course.

SPA210 - Spanish for Medical Professions
This course focuses on the continued development of basic communication skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and the acquisition of vocabulary most useful to those with an interest in medical professions. Prerequisite: students must have completed one year of college language study or have passed the CLEP exam with credit for SPA101 and SPA102.

SPA220 - Spanish Conversation
This course provides practice in Spanish speaking and listening skills. Students use targeted vocabulary to accomplish communicative tasks. Prerequisite: students must have SPA101 and 102 transcribed prior to enrolling in this course.

SPA230 - Travel Abroad for Novices
Students who have earned credit for at least one semester of University Spanish may earn credit for an immersion experience in a country where Spanish is spoken as the primary language. A proposal for the study abroad experience must be developed with the Spanish faculty advisor prior to departure. The proposal will include both travel plans and educational objectives for the experience. (1-2 s.h.)

SPA301 - Advanced Spanish I
Conversation, Composition, and Culture. This course is augments students' skills in conversation and writing through a survey of Hispanic literature. Through the broad study of literature, students develop the ability to write and speak about the products, practices, and perspectives of hispanic peoples and how those are influenced by the culture of origen and history. Prerequisites: SPA101 through SPA202 must be transcripted before enrolling in this course.

SPA302 - Advanced Spanish II:
Conversation, Composition, and Culture. This course augments students' skills in conversation and writing through a survey of Hispanic literature. Through the broad study of literature, students develop the ability to write and speak about the products, practices, and perspectives of hispanic people and how those are influenced by the culture of origen and history. This course differs from SPA 301 in author/literature content. SPA 301/302 may be taken out of sequence. Prerequisites: SPA 101 through SPA 202 must be transcribed before enrolling in this course.

SPA330 - Travel Abroad for Intermediate and Advanced students of Spanish.
Students who have earned credit for two years of University Spanish may earn credit for an immersion experience in a country where Spanish is spoken as the primary language. A proposal for the study abroad experience must be developed with the Spanish faculty advisor prior to departure. The proposal will include both travel plans and educational objectives for the experience. (1-6 s.h.)

SPA350 - Spanish Composition:
Intensive review of the system of rules underlying the Spanish language with special attention given to oral and written communication and composition. This course builds on the basic grammatical concepts acquired through the SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, SPAN 202 sequence.

SPA 390 - Special Topics in Spanish.
This course is offered at irregular intervals, featuring a topic of student and faculty interest. (1–3 s.h.)

SPA401 - Integrated Civilization and Literature: Mexico and the United States.
A holistic study of the civilizations of Mexico and the United States; the products, practices and perspectives of their peoples. (3 s.h.) Prerequisites: SPA301 & 302. Fulfills the cultural awareness requirement.

SPA402 - Integrated Civilization and Literature: Spain. Integrated Civilization and Literature: Spain.
A holistic study of the historic civilizations that have contributed to the development of modern Spain, and the products, practices and perspectives of its peoples. (3 s.h.) Prerequisites: SPA301 & 302. Fulfills the cultural awareness requirement.

SPA403 - Integrated Civilization and Literature: Central America and the Carribean.
A holistic study of the civilizations of Central America and the Carribean; the products, practices and perspectives of their peoples. (3 s.h.) Prerequisites: SPA301 & 302. Fulfills the cultural awareness requirement.

SPA404 - Integrated Civilization and Literature: The Northern Peoples of South America.
A holistic study of the civilizations of the Northern countries of South America; the products, practices and perspectives of their peoples. (3 s.h.) Prerequisites: SPA301 & 302. Fulfills the cultural awareness requirement.

SPA405 - Integrated Civilization and Literature: The Southern Cone of South America.
A holistic study of the civilizations of the Southern Cone of South America; the products, practices and perspectives of their peoples. (3 s.h.) Prerequisites: SPA301 & 302. Fulfills the cultural awareness requirement.

SPA491, SPA492 - Independent Study.
Individual study for students who have completed SPA301-302. Consent of the instructor is required. (1-3 s.h.)