Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN S101 Beginning Spanish I

4 credits (4+0)
GER. An introduction to basic Spanish grammatical structures and vocabulary items with an emphasis on the development of listening and speaking skills.

SPAN S102 Beginning Spanish II

4 credits (4+0)
GER. A continuation of SPAN S101. Focuses on grammatical structures and vocabulary building and emphasizes listening and speaking skills.
Prerequisite: SPAN S101 or instructor permission.

SPAN S201 Intermediate Spanish I

4 credits (4+0)
A continuation of SPAN S102. Focuses on grammatical structures, vocabulary building and listening and speaking skills with a growing emphasis on reading and writing ability. Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN S102 or instructor permission.

SPAN S202 Intermediate Spanish II

4 credits (4+0)
A continuation of SPAN S201. Focuses on grammatical structures, vocabulary building and listening/speaking skills with a growing emphasis on reading and writing ability. Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN S201 or permission of instructor.

SPAN S317 Spanish Conversation

3 credits (3+0)
A continuation of SPAN S202. Focus is on gaining vocabulary and learning idiomatic expressions for increased verbal fluency. Includes some fine tuning of grammar skills and work on reading skills but emphasis is on practicing conversation and creating situations in the classroom that simulate situations students would encounter in a Spanish-speaking country.
Prerequisite: SPAN S202 and ENGL S211 with a C or higher and upper division standing, or instructor permission.

SPAN S318 Themes in Literature: Selected Topics

3 Credits (3+0)
Advanced exploration of literary themes in various genres, including fiction, poetry, drama and film. Conducted entirely in Spanish. The specific theme is announced in the semester course schedule. May be repeated for credit when content varies.
Prerequisite: SPAN S202 and ENGL S211 (C or higher) and upper division standing, or instructor permission.

SPAN S331 Language and Culture of Spanish Speaking World

3 credits (2+2)
An intensive immersion program designed to introduce the student to the language and culture of countries in the Spanish speaking world. Course includes several meetings prior to departure to discuss culture, linguistics, and group dynamics while traveling for one month in the focus country. Also meets post-travel for debriefing and synthesis. Requires two papers and a final project involving community education.
Prerequisite: SPAN S202 or instructor permission.