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IHSP101 Elementary Spanish I

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.

IHSP102 Elementary Spanish II

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.

IHSP103 Elementary Spanish III

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.

IHSP200 Intermediate Readings in Spanish

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.

IHSP201 Intermediate Spanish I

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.

SP201 Spanish and Social Change

Students will enhance their Spanish language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) while gaining a deeper awareness of contemporary issues and social change in the Spanish-speaking world. Open to students with 3-4 years of high school Spanish or 2 semesters of lower-level college Spanish. Fall, Spring.

SP290 Intermediate Special Topics

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

SP298 Independent Study

1-4 credits

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.

SP315 Cultures of Spain

Students will investigate the cultures of Spain while reviewing all language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Activities focus on the expansion of cultural knowledge, vocabulary and the development of composition and oral communication skills. Texts and films in Spanish expose students to ideas that challenge stereotypes about Spain. Prerequisite: SP 201. Fall, Spring.

SP316 Latin American Cultures

Students will investigate Latin American cultures while reviewing all language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Activities focus on the expansion of cultural knowledge, vocabulary and the development of composition and oral communication skills. Texts and films in Spanish expose students to ideas that challenge stereotypes about Latin America. Prerequisite: SP 201. Fall, Spring.

SP325 Introduction to Spanish Literature

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

12 credits

Study away, for a full semester, in a Modern Languages and Cultures-approved program that meets Global Education Office guidelines. Students must meet with Modern Language faculty for pre-approval 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. Minimum of 12 credits per semester. Fall, Spring.

SP405 Contemporary Spanish Usage

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.

SP410 Advanced Spanish Grammar

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_._

SP495 Seminar

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

SP498 Independent Study

1-4 credits

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.