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Writing Intensive Course ** 

NOTE: SPAN 101-202 constitute a sequence of courses. A student who has successfully completed a course in the sequence may not subsequently receive credit for any course that comes earlier in the sequence. A student who has successfully completed a course numbered 300 or higher may not take a 100 or 200 level course for credit. Students who have successfully completed more than two years of high school Spanish may not take SPAN 101 for credit.

Spanish 101. Elementary I. Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Prerequisite: No previous formal instruction or a limited amount of previous formal instruction in Spanish. Followed by SPAN 102. Three classes, one practical reinforcement session, and language lab work. 4 credits. 

Spanish 102. Elementary II. The skills of speaking, of listening and reading comprehension, and writing are further developed. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or an appropriate placement test score. Followed by SPAN 201. Three classes, one practical reinforcement session, and language lab work. 4 credits.

Spanish 105. Intensive Elementary I-II. Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing, for students with a limited amount of previous formal instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: one or two years of high school Spanish or other formal instruction not to exceed three years. Followed by SPAN 201. Five classes and language lab work. 5 credits. 

Spanish 201. Intermediate I. A course designed to help students develop skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Spanish, and apply these skills in a context that recognizes and explores the particularities of Spanish and Latin American cultures. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or an appropriate placement test score. Followed by SPAN 202. 3 credits.* 

Spanish 202. Intermediate II. Students will continue to develop the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing at a higher level, integrating a wide varieity of topics and materials from the target culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or appropriate placement test score. Successful completion of this course satisfies the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree and is prerequisite for upper-level courses. 3 credits. 

SPANISH 292.  Internship in Spanish.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of Spanish.  1-18 credits. 

Spanish 295. Special Topics. Selected Topics in Spanish. The topics will vary from semester to semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisite SPAN 202. 1-3 credits. Does not satisfy requirement for B.A. degree. 

Spanish 302. Conversation. Practice in oral communication skills, including expansion of vocabulary and improvement of pronunciation and listening comprehension. A functional approach, emphasizing strategies for circumlocution, initiating and closing conversation, requesting and providing information, narrating, expressing wishes, complaints, and emotions, giving and receiving advice, and supporting opinions. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. 

Spanish 311, 312. Hispanic Studies Abroad. Primarily intended for transfer of credit earned abroad in Hispanic language, civilization, or culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. 1-16 hours per semester. 

Spanish 315. Spanish for Business. A study of vocabulary, concepts and cultural topics related to basic business interactions in Hispanic countries for advanced-intermediate and advanced-level students. Participants receive oral and written situational practice necessary for successful integration into today’s Spanish-speaking business world. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. 

SPANISH 320. Advanced Spanish. Development of increased proficiency in all linguistic skills and a more extensive acquaintance with Hispanic culture. This course will prepare students for more advanced culture and literature courses, but will also prepare students to use Spanish to communicate effectively and to function in a foreign community. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or appropriate placement test score. Successful completion of this course is recommended before students take upper-level courses. 3 credits.

Spanish 330. Spanish Civilization and Culture. A study of Spanish civilization with emphasis on social institutions of the current century. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent, SPAN 320 recommended.  3 credits. 

Spanish 331. Latin American Civilization and Culture. A study of the peoples and cultures of Latin America, with emphasis on the social institutions of the current century. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent, SPAN 320 recommended. 3 credits. 

Spanish 341. Survey of Spanish Literature I: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque. A study of representative works and literary movements in Spanish (Peninsular) literature from the Middle Ages through the Baroque era. Students will learn to use the methods and language of literary analysis. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent, SPAN 320 recommended.  3 credits. 

Spanish 342. Survey of Spanish Literature II: Neoclassicism to the Present. A study of representative works and literary movements in Spanish (Peninsular) literature from Neoclassicism to the present. Students will learn to use the methods and language of literary analysis. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent, SPAN 320 recommended.  3 credits. 

Spanish 351. Survey of Spanish American Literature I: The Age of Discovery and the Colonial Period. A study of selected writings of major Spanish American authors up to the nineteenth century. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent, SPAN 320 recommended.  3 credits. 

Spanish 352. Survey of Spanish American Literature II: The Era of Independence to the Present. A study of selected writings of major Spanish American authors from the nineteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent, SPAN 320 recommended. 3 credits. 

SPANISH 390.  Directed Study or Independent Study.  Must be approved by the head of the department.  May be repeated as 391.  1-18 credits. 

SPANISH 392.  Internship in Spanish.  A semester-long, on-the-job learning experience designed to apply the principles of Spanish.  1-18 credits. 

Spanish 400. Approaches to Teaching Spanish. A study of theories of second language acquisition and their application to the teaching of languages in a communicative, interactive approach at the primary, middle, and secondary levels. Attention will be given to the teaching and testing of listening, reading, writing, speaking, and cultural understanding. Students will develop lesson plans, engage in peer-teaching, and integrate technology into teaching. Students should take this course in the semester prior to student teaching. 3 credits. 

Spanish 401. Advanced Grammar and Composition. Syntax and grammar through written work. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. ** 

Spanish 402. Advanced Conversation and Phonetics.  Theory and practice in the spoken language. Current techniques and their uses in attaining mastery of oral Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. 3 credits. 

Spanish 411, 412. Studies in Literary Genre. Study of a particular genre in Hispanic literature, such as Golden Age Drama, contemporary Hispanic novel. Prerequisites: SPAN 341 and 352. 3 credits. ** 

Spanish 413, 414. Hispanic Literary Movements. Study of a particular movement or period in Hispanic literature such as Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and the Generation of '98. Prerequisites: SPAN 341 and 352. 3 credits. ** 

Spanish 415, 416. Hispanic Authors. Study of a particular Hispanic author. Prerequisites: SPAN 341 and 352. 3 credits. ** 

Spanish 442. Latin American Novel. A survey of the main innovative trends in the Latin American novel especially after 1945. Prerequisites: SPAN 341 and 352. 3 credits. ** 

Spanish 461. Senior Seminar: Literature in Cultural/Historical Context. A seminar for senior modern language majors concentrating in Spanish, designed to integrate knowledge of Spanish and Spanish American history and culture as a background for literary analysis. Prerequisites: SPAN 341 and 352. 3 credits. ** 

Spanish 482. Directed Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary Spanish Classroom. Required of all students seeking N,K-12 Teaching Licensure in Spanish. Each student is assigned to work with qualified cooperating teachers in two selected school settings off campus, for five weeks in each setting. Settings will be chosen among elementary, middle and secondary levels. The student teacher follows the schedule of each cooperating teacher and will take over all duties under the supervision of the cooperating teacher. The schedule involves a minimum teaching day of five to six hours for five days each week for ten to eleven weeks (300 hours total). Prerequisite: completion of the Modern Languages major (Spanish concentration), the Study Abroad requirement, and a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.50. 11 credits. 

Spanish 484. Teaching Spanish in the Elementary School. A directed practicum designed to give students first-hand experience teaching Spanish in the elementary school. Students attend weekly sessions with the instructor throughout the semester, as well as observe, assist and instruct the Spanish for Kids class at PECES for eleven weeks. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: 6 credits in Spanish at the 300-level or higher. 1 credit. 

Spanish 490. Directed Study. Individualized study; recommended only when material cannot be covered in scheduled courses. By permission of department head. 6 credits maximum. 

Spanish 492. Internship in Spanish. Directed practicum in an applied setting that permits experiential learning. Students learn through performance in meaningful tasks in a variety of professional environments, such as foreign trade missions, government agencies, or the travel industry. It is intended for seniors not seeking teacher certification. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. 1-16 credits. 

Spanish 495. Special Topics.  Selected topics in Spanish. The topics will vary each semester. Descriptions will be available from academic advisors. May be repeated for credit when topics change. 1-3 credits.

SPANISH 498.  Honors Research in Spanish.  Students conduct research in Spanish under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee.  May be repeated as 499.  3 credits.

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