Spanish

Course Descriptions

SPA 101, 102 Elementary Spanish I, II (3) (3)

Introduction to Spanish as a spoken and written language; conversation, with emphasis on a practical vocabulary and accurate pronunciation; reading and writing with progressive grammatical and cultural explanations. Language lab attendance required.

SPA 199 Special Topics (3)

Lower division special topic course. Content to be determined each semester by the Department as requested by faculty and/or students to fill specified needs or interests.

SPA 203, 204 Intermediate Spanish I, II (3) (3)

Intensive oral and written review of Spanish pronunciation and grammatical patterns, as well as reading, writing and culture. Language lab attendance required. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent.

SPA 300 Special Topics (3-12)

Content to be determined each semester by the Department as requested by faculty and/or students to fill specified needs or interests.

SPA 304 Advanced Spanish (3)

Focus on the intensive study of the written and spoken language. Practice of advanced skills will be provided to facilitate spontaneity of expression.

SPA 307 Advanced Conversation (3)

Development of speaking skills. Prepared and extemporaneous dialogues, reports, skits on real-life situations, and other projects. For non-heritage speakers. Prerequisite: SPA 204 or equivalent.

Spa 315 Reading And Text Analysis Techniques (3)

Focus on developing skills for complex reading and systematic analysis of different kinds of texts, including literary and nonliterary written texts, and audiovisual materials.

Spa 316 Techniques Of Written Communication (3)

Through major readings and the production of a personal portfolio of different written texts, this course aims to improve students’ Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills.

SPA 317 Commercial Spanish (3)

Introduction to the correct use of the Spanish language as a tool for international trade. Emphasis placed on commercial terminology, documentation and correspondence. Areas such as advertising, foreign trade, transportation, banking, and finance will also be investigated in this course.

SPA 320 Structural Analysis of Spanish and English (3)

Introduction to comparative and contrastive analysis of Spanish and English with an overview of the history of the Spanish language. This course is required for students of translation and interpretation and for those who plan a career in language teaching.

SPA 325 Introduction to Translation (3)

Emphasis on basic principles of translation. Techniques and resources for professional translation.

SPA 326 Introduction to Interpretation (3)

Emphasis on basic principles of interpretation. Techniques and resources for professional interpretation.

SPA 333 Spanish Culture (3)

Survey of the life and culture of the Spanish people.

SPA 335 Hispanic-American Culture (3)

Survey of the life and culture of the Hispanic-American peoples.

Spa 355 Medieval And Golden Age Spanish Literature (3)

Historical survey of Literature from Spain from its origins to the end of 18th century. Representative works of each period.

Spa 356 19th And 20th Century Spanish Literature (3)

Historical survey of Literature from Spain-19th and 20th century. Representative works of each period.

SPA 359/459 Independent Study (3)

Opportunity for extensive research in areas of special interest to the student. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair and Dean.

SPA 360 Early Hispanic-American Literature (3)

Historical survey of Hispanic-American literature from the pre-Hispanic period to the end of 19th century. Repetitive works of each period.

SPA 361 20th Century Hispanic-American Literature (3)

Historical survey of Hispanic-American literature from the 20th century. Repetitive works of each period.

SPA 366 The Hispanic-American Novel (3-6)

Selected readings, discussion, and analysis of major Hispanic-American novels.

SPA 425 Advanced Techniques of Translation (3)

Advanced methods and tools for professional translating. Prerequisite: SPA 325 or equivalent.

SPA 426 Advanced Techniques of Interpretation (3)

Advanced methods and tools for professional interpreting. Prerequisite: SPA 326 or equivalent.

SPA 440 Spanish Literature of the Golden Age (3-6)

Selected readings, discussions, and analysis of the works of the principal writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

SPA 443 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature (3-6)

Selections from the poetry, prose, and drama of the twentieth century.

SPA 447 Contemporary Hispanic-American Fiction (3-6)

Selected readings, discussions, and analysis of the principal trends and authors of Hispanic-American contemporary fiction.

SPA 487 Senior Seminar (1)

A study of the interrelations of literature with the other liberal arts.

SPA 499 Internship (3-6)

Practical experience within a professional setting. Prerequisite: Senior status (90+ credit hours); 2.5 overall G.P.A.; all paperwork must be completed before the end of the semester preceding the internship. Prior approval of Department Chair and Dean required.