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SPAN 1401   (4-3-2)   Elementary Spanish I

The emphasis is upon spoken Spanish by the visual-audio-lingual method, which includes the essentials of grammar, vocabulary, composition, and culture through films, readings, and text materials. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

SPAN 1402   (4-3-2)   Elementary Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN 1401. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1401 or equivalent.

SPAN 2301   (3-3-0)   Intermediate Spanish I

Review of grammar and continuation of spoken Spanish through class discussions and presentations. Readings emphasize cultural topics. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1402 or equivalent.

SPAN 2302   (3-3-0)   Intermediate Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN 2301. Online.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2301 or equivalent.

SPAN 3301   (3-3-0)   Survey of Spanish Literature I

Lectures and selected readings of outstanding literary works from medieval period through the Golden Age (1750). Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 3303   (3-3-0)   Survey of Spanish-American Literature I

Lectures and selected readings in the essay, novel, and drama from the early chronicles to the contemporary period. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 3305   (3-3-0)   Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition

Emphasis is on developing speaking and writing skills. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 3306   (3-3-0)   Internship in Spanish (S-L)

This course combines continued language learning with service through supervised field placement. The student will be required to serve 20 hours for each credit earned. The student’s work will be evaluated by both the site supervisor and the course instructor. Instructor approval required. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Periodically.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 3307   (3-3-0)   Advanced Spanish Grammar

A detailed study of Spanish grammar, expanding beyond the level of mid-intermediate, covering the application of grammatical points and lexical difficulties. Spring.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 3310   (3-3-0)   Studies in Hispanic Life and Culture I

This course examines aspects of the Hispanic culture through the study of history, customs and beliefs, literature and art, while at the same time improving language skills.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or the equivalent.

SPAN 3311   (3-3-0)   Studies in Hispanic Life and Culture II

This course examines aspects of the Hispanic culture through the study of history, customs and beliefs, literature and art, while at the same time improving language skills.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 3312   (3-3-0)   Spanish and American Short Stories

This course consists of selected readings of contemporary short stories written by varied authors of the Hispanic world.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 3315   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in Spanish Culture

A study of the Hispanic culture through selected works of literature and art. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Grade replacement for special topics courses may only be accomplished under special topics courses with the same topic and content. Periodically.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 4301   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

This course is an introduction of Spanish linguistics and establishes the basis for the application of linguistic principles. The content will include an overview of linguistic rules with a focus on S0panish phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and dilectology. Fall.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3305 or 3307.

SPAN 4302   (3-3-0)   The Spanish Drama

A study of selected masterpieces in the drama from the Golden Age through the nineteenth century. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or equivalent.

SPAN 4303   (3-3-0)   Studies in Hispanic Literature

This course is a study of Hispanic Literature. May concentrate upon a specific era or specific genre. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Grade replacement for these courses may only be accomplished under courses with the same topic and content. Periodically.
Prerequisite: At least one of the following: SPAN 3301, 3303, or 3312.

SPAN 4305   (3-3-0)   Advanced Written Communication in Spanish

This course is a study of composition skills in Spanish to improve written communicative competence. The emphasis is on the writing process, including brainstorming, free writing, organizing, outlining, drafting, revising and editing. Through analysis of cultural topics and varied modes of writing, students will increase vocabulary, grammar skills, and familiarity with different styles/genres of writing. Periodically.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3305 or 3307.

SPAN 4307   (3-3-0)   Methods of Teaching Spanish

This course is an introduction to the study of different approaches and methods of teaching Spanish as a second language (SSL) in a formal class setting. It provides an overview of traditional and current foreign language (FL) teaching methods, focusing on pedagogical trends to approach the student learning process in order to develop proficiency skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing in Spanish. Emphasis will also be given on the role of context in the FL classroom in the practical application of teaching techniques, practices, and assessment to promote meaningful and communicative language learning. Periodically.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3305 or 3307.

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