Spanish Courses


SPAN102. Elementary II Spanish

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.

SPAN110. Beginning Language & Culture

A course designed to develop basic interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication in Spanish. Students will explore culture in Spanish-speaking countries and make connections to diverse perspectives. Prerequisite: No previous formal instruction in Spanish, or a limited amount of previous formal instruction in Spanish. Followed by SPAN 210. 4 credits. FGLO, SI.

SPAN111. Inten Begin Lang & Cult

An intensive course designed to develop basic interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication in Spanish. Students will explore culture in Spanish-speaking countries and make connections to diverse perspectives. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement score and some previous formal experience. Followed by SPAN 211. 4 credits. FGLO, SI.

SPAN202. Intermediate II Spanish

Students will continue to develop the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing at a higher level, integrating a wide variety 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

SPAN208. Princ PK-12 Foreign Lang Educ

Principles and methods of curriculum development, instruction, and assessment in the PK-12 foreign language classroom with an emphasis on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and the Virginia Foreign Language SOLs. Required of all MOLA majors with a Spanish PK-12 education concentration. Students are encouraged to take this course in their first year at Longwood, or as soon as possible. 1 credit.

SPAN210. Begin Integrated Lang & Cult

A course designed to continue developing basic interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication in Spanish. Students will integrate themes from various disciplines in their exploration of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Prerequisites: SPAN 110. SI, WI, PWLA. 3 credits.

SPAN210. Begin Integrated Lang & Cult

A course designed to continue developing basic interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication in Spanish. Students will integrate themes from various disciplines in their exploration of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Prerequisites: SPAN 110. SI, WI, PWLA. 3 credits.

SPAN211. Inter Integrated Lang & Cult I

A course designed to develop intermediate interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication in Spanish. Students will integrate themes from various disciplines in their exploration of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Prerequisites: SPAN 111, SPAN 210 or an appropriate placement score. 3 credits. G10; PWLA, SI, WI.

SPAN212. Integ Inter Lang & Cult II

A course designed to facilitate exploration of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries through interdisciplinary inquiry. Students will integrate themes from various disciplines as they improve their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 211 or an appropriate placement score. G10; PWLA, SI, WI. 3 credits.

SPAN295. Special 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.

SPAN2XX. Spanish Elective

SPAN302. Conversation Spanish

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. SP.

SPAN311. 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.

SPAN312. 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.

SPAN315. 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. SP.

SPAN320. Integrated Inquiry Cult & Lang

A course designed to facilitate exploration of the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries through more advanced interdisciplinary inquiry. Students will integrate themes from various disciplines as they further improve their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 212 or an appropriate placement score. G10; PWLA, SI, WI. 3 credits.

SPAN325. Hispanic Culture & Written Exp

A practical approach to written expression through examination of cultural topics, such as current events in the Hispanic world, movies, literary works, and controversial issues. Exploration of these topics to further the development of the principal interpersonal and presentational writing modes: description, narration, exposition (analysis, classification, comparison/contrast, cause/effect),argumentation. Students will study and practice problematical points of grammar in authentic contexts. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or permission of instructor. 3 credits. WR.

SPAN326. Adv Conv Phonetics Spanish

The development of conversational strategies and the study of descriptive linguistics. Students will participate in conversation in paired and group activities, “scenarios”, debates, presentations. Students will learn to produce native-like sounds in the pronunciation of Spanish, to analyze and produce phonetic transcriptions, and to improve oral conversational proficiency in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or permission of the instructor. 3 credits. SP

SPAN330. Civilization and Culture Spani

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

SPAN330. Civilization and Culture Spani

A study of Spanish civilization with emphasis on social institutions of the current century. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

SPAN331. Latin Amer Civilz Culture

A study of the peoples and cultures of Latin America, with emphasis on the social institutions of the current century. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or permission of instructor. 3 credits. *Fulfills General Education Goal 9.

SPAN335. Hispanic Cinema

An introduction to cinema in Spanish, focusing on film as a means of communication and as cultural and artistic expression. Topics may include the history of Spanish and/or Spanish American cinema, great directors, a specific film genre (historical, horror, indigenous, landismo), films and literature, a particular director (Bunuel, Berlanga, Almodovar, Inarritu), or a specific period (dictatorship, "Transicion"). Students will learn the concepts and vocabulary required for describing and analyzing Spanish and Spanish American films. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

SPAN340. Masterpieces Spanish Liter

A study of representative works and literary movements in Spanish (Peninsular) literature from Medieval Ages to the present. Students will learn to use the methods and language of literary analysis and will make connections between literature and its cultural context. The use of online materials, films, music and other resources will be implemented for a better understanding of literary topics. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or permission of instructor. *Fulfills General Education Goal 3.

SPAN350. Masterpieces Span Amer Liter

A study of selected writings of Spanish American authors from the precolombian era to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or permission of instructor. 3 credits. Fulfills General Education Goal 3. All classes will be conducted entirely or principally in Spanish.

SPAN390. Dir or Independent Study Span

Must be approved by the head of the department. May be repeated as 391. 1-18 credits.

SPAN3XX. Spanish Elective

SPAN400. Approaches 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.

SPAN402. Adv Conv Phonetics Spanish

Theory and practice in the spoken language. Current techniques and their uses in attaining mastery of oral Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or permission of instructor. 3 credits. SP

SPAN411. Studies in Literary Genre Span

Study of a particular genre in Hispanic literature, such as Golden Age Drama, contemporary Hispanic novel. Prerequisites: SPAN 340 and 350. 3 credits. WR.

SPAN412. Studies in Literary Genre Span

Study of a particular genre in Hispanic literature, such as Golden Age Drama, contemporary Hispanic novel. Prerequisites: SPAN 340 and 350. 3 credits.

SPAN413. 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 340 and 350. 3 credits. WR.

SPAN414. 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 340 and 350. 3 credits. WR.

SPAN415. Hispanic Authors

Study of a particular Hispanic author. Prerequisites: SPAN 340 and 350. 3 credits. WR.

SPAN416. Hispanic Authors

Study of a particular Hispanic author. Prerequisites: SPAN 340 and 350. 3 credits. WR.

SPAN430. Cultural Issues Span Spkg Wrld

Study of a cultural topic or period in Spain or Latin America. Students will use various resources to investigate issues and will engage in discussion, debate, creation of articles or essays, and other venues for interacting and sharing information. Focus will be on in-depth understanding of cultural issues and improvement of communicative skills in Spanish. May be repeated for credit when topics change. Prerequisites: SPAN 330 and 331. 3 credits. WR

SPAN442. Latin American Novel

A survey of the main innovative trends in the Latin American novel especially after 1945. Prerequisites: SPAN 340 and 350. 3 credits. WR.

SPAN461. Sr Sem Lit Cultrl Contxt Spani

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. Must be taken concurrently with SPAN 490 (1 credit). Prerequisites: SPAN 340 and 350. 2 credits. WR. SP.

SPAN482. Directed Secondary Teach Span

Required of all students seeking PK-12 Teaching Licensure in Spanish. Each student is assigned to work with qualified cooperating teachers in selected school settings off campus. Settings will be chosen among elementary, middle and secondary levels. The student teacher follows the schedule of the 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 (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. 12 credits. *Fulfills General Education Goal 14.

SPAN484. Tch Span Elem Sch

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.

SPAN490. Directed Study Spanish

Individualized study; recommended only when material cannot be covered in scheduled courses. By permission of department head. 6 credits maximum. *Fulfills General Education Goal 14.

SPAN492. 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. *Fulfills General Education Goal 14.

SPAN495. Special Topics in Spanish

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.

SPAN498. 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.

SPAN499. Honors Research in Spanish

Students conduct research in Spanish under the direction of a faculty member and the Senior Honors Research Committee. 3 credits.