College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Do not miss the opportunity to take any of these Spring 2014 Spanish Courses: 

SP101, Beginning Spanish

TWRF 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM

This is the first course in the basic Spanish language sequence. The focus is on developing the four skills of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading and writing production. Although learning grammar is an important part of the process, it will be used around everyday situations and cultural topics related to the Spanish-Speaking world. Prerequisites: No previous Spanish instruction or placement exam results. (U)(4).

SP102, First Year Spanish

Section 01 TWRF 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM; Section 02 TWRF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

This is the second course in the basic Spanish language sequence. The course continues to develop basic communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing at a more complex level. Prerequisite: SP101 or placement exam results. (U)(4).

SP203, Intermediate Spanish I

Section 01 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM; Section 02 MW 3:50 PM - 05:05 PM; Section 03 TR 09:35 AM - 10:50 AM; Section 04 TR 09:35 AM - 10:50 AM

This is the first course in the intermediate Spanish language sequence. After a review of fundamentals, the course develops intermediate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening while building communicative competence and enhancing social and cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: One year of college Spanish, SP102 or placement exam results. (U)(3).

SP204, Intermediate Spanish II

Section 01 MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM; Section 02 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM; Section 03 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM; Section 04 MWF 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM; Section 05 MW 02:25 PM - 03:40 PM; Section 06 MW 03:50 PM - 05:05 PM; Section 07 TR 09:35 AM - 10:50 AM; Section 08 TR 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM; Section 50 TR 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM

This is the second course in the intermediate Spanish language sequence. Further review of fundamentals. The course continues development of intermediate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening while building communicative competence and enhancing social and cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SP203 or placement exam results. (U)(3).

SP300, Spanish Grammar in Context

Section 01 MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM; Section 02 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM; Section 03 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM; Section 04 TR 01:00-02:15 PM

Study of grammatical structures to master language at intermediate/advanced level. Students review, reinforce and practice grammar within contextual framework so as to build vocabulary, read cultural texts and create written material to see the interaction of language. Prerequisite: Complete SP204 or equivalent course or placement on 300-level in Spanish. (U)(3).

SP305, Spanish for Oral Communication

Section 01 MWF 09:00 AM - 09:50 AM; Section 02 MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Practice in oral Spanish to increase fluency through activities and discussion. Intensive controlled conversation and the facilitation of debates and group discussions in relation to audiovisual materials and cultural readings. Prerequisite: Complete SP204 or equivalent course or placement on 300-level in Spanish. (U)(3).

SP310, Spanish for Written Communication

Section 01 MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM; Section 02 MWF 01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Practice in written Spanish to facilitate the expression of ideas with a review of grammatical structures. Analysis of various writing styles and emphasis on the process of writing through guided correction of drafts to enhance self-evaluation and improvement of writing skills such as developing a good thesis, or adapting the content to the reader. Prerequisite: Complete SP204 or equivalent course or placement on 300-level in Spanish. (U)(3).

SP320S, Service Learning in Spanish

Section 01 M 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

The general goal of this course is to increase students' fluency in Spanish skills and to encourage them to frame their community experience in meaningful ways. Class components: a supervised volunteer tutoring work (24 hours/ semester) and weekly class meetings to discuss topics pertaining Latino immigration. This is an intensive writing class. Students elaborate journal and comment papers. Prerequisite: Complete SP204 or equivalent course or placement on 300-level in Spanish. (U)(3).

SP335, Spain: Middle Ages to 1700

Section 01 MW 01:00 PM - 02:15PM; Section 02 MW 03:50 PM - 05:05 PM

Use of selected reading and audio-visual materials to study the history, literature and arts of Spain from the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century.  (U)

SP360, Hispanic Film

Section 01 M 03:50 PM - 06:30 PM

Approach to Hispanic cultures through film and visual representations. Themes for analyses, discussions and papers vary according to films chosen. (U)

SP365, Hispanic Short Story

Section 01 TR 08:00 AM - 09:15 PM

Study of selected stories by Spanish and Latin American authors.

SP375, Spanish Pronunciation

Section 01 TR 09:35 AM - 10:50 AM; Section 02 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

This course introduces the sounds of Spanish and its correct pronunciation. It covers theory and practice. Prerequisite: One 300-level skills course in Spanish. (U)(3).

SP410, Topics: Communication Skills in Spanish

Section 01 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Advanced Spanish Grammar in Contemporary Usage: Languages are alive and always in process. In this advanced Spanish language course we will explore the grammatical structures of Spanish but with a concerted focus on contemporary usage. Our course will move beyond the memorization of discrete linguistic elements in an artificially static system. We will work to cultivate an appreciation of the power of language as a tool to create new worlds and transform ourselves in the process.

SP420, Topics:  Golden Age of Spain

Section 01 W 02:25 PM - 05:05 PM

Early Modern Spanish Drama
Madrid was an exciting place to be in the early 1600s and theater played a central role in this Renaissance society, mirroring the confusing and disorienting aspects of urban life through mishaps, mistaken identities, love triangles, and miscommunications. In our course we will read and study several plays from the period, focusing on the new lifestyles that were emerging due to rapid urbanization and social mobility. We will also discuss the changes in the way people defined themselves as individuals and how these changes are reflected in these dramatic texts. Interlocking issues of identity, including class, gender, race, and sexuality, will be germane to these discussions.

SP445, Topics in Hispanic Linguistics: History of Spanish Language

Section 01 TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM; Section 02 TR 01:00 PM - 02:15 PM

Spanish Bilingualism in the Hispanic World: This course is an introduction to Spanish in contact with other languages (i.e. English, Catalan, Quechua, etc.). We will cover fundamental issues in the study of bilingualism and the social, political, and cultural contexts of Spanish in the US, Spain, and Spanish America.