Spanish

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics and exploration of cultural diversity within the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. For students with no prior knowledge of Spanish. Does satisfy the Arts and Humanities language requirement. Fall, Spring, Summer.

Introduction to basic skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and Internet sites, and exploring the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. For students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. Fall, Spring.

Development of skills to communicate about personal and everyday topics, including informal conversations with native speakers, finding and reading information in newspapers and Internet sites, and exploring contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Students should have prior knowledge of basic Spanish.

Development of skills to converse with native speakers, explore contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world, narrate events in present and past tenses, and to read newspapers, websites, and short fiction with a dictionary. Students should have prior knowledge of elementary Spanish. Fall, Spring.

Selected readings in Spanish from literary texts, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and websites. Class discussions are mainly in English. This course meets the Arts and Humanities language requirement and does not count for the Spanish major. Students should have an elementary knowledge of Spanish. Fall, Spring.

Development of skills to converse with native speakers, explore contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world, narrate events in present and past tenses, and to read newspapers, websites, and short fiction with a dictionary. Students should have prior knowledge of elementary Spanish. Fall, Spring.

Continuation of the development of the four basic language skills. Fall, Spring.

Study of selected topics in Spanish. May be repeated as topics change. Occasionally.

An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

To maintain and perfect written and spoken Spanish through intensive classroom work, as well as individual and group work. Discussion and frequent papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings and videos given in Spanish. Emphasis on oral communication. Prerequisite: SP 201 or permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

To maintain and perfect written and spoken Spanish through intensive classroom work, as well as individual and group work. Discussions and frequent papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings and videos. Given in Spanish. Writing intensive. Prerequisite: SP 315. Fall, Spring.

Study of various critical approaches to Spanish literature. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 315 and SP 316 or permission of instructor.

SP350 Study in Spain or Latin America

Minimum of 12 credits per semester

Study away, for a full semester, in a Modern Language department-approved program that meets Global Education Office guidelines. Students will take a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Students must meet with Modern Language faculty for preapproval and additional proficiency requirements. May be used to meet the Arts and Humanities language requirement. All majors must take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, and complete a reflective essay in the target language, within 30 days after their study abroad experience. Permission of instructor. Fall, Spring.

Advanced study of syntax, semantics, phonology, lexicon, and language contact, based on actual usage in the contemporary Hispanic world as well as the United States. Prerequisite: SP 316 or permission of instructor. Spring.

A study of contemporary Spanish grammar, and a treatment of the typical pitfalls for nonnative users of Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 405, or permission of instructor. Fall.

The capstone experience for Spanish majors. Topics based on needs and interests of the group. Prerequisites: SP 325, SP 405 and senior status. Spring.

Intensive study of some aspect of Spanish language, literature, or culture adapted to the student's needs. May be repeated to a total of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.