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Spa 100-- Elementary Spanish I (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
A one-semester course for students without previous training in the language, or, as indicated by the Language Placement Examination score. Emphasis on correct pronunciation through intensive oral practice, use of the Language Laboratory and audio- visual materials, acquisition of basic vocabulary and the elements of grammar for conversation, comprehension, reading and writing.
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NOT OPEN TO NATIVE SPEAKERS.

Spa 200 -- Elementary Spanish II (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Further development of language skills, comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisite: Spa 100 or acceptable Language Placement Examination score
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Spa 300 -- Intermediate Spanish I (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Progressive development of language skills, based on foundations established in elementary Spanish. Grammar review supplemented by readings of modern Spanish literature.
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Prerequisite: Spa 200 or acceptable Language Placement Examination score

Spa 400 -- Intermediate Spanish II (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Advanced grammar, composition and reading of modern Spanish authors.

Prerequisite: Spa 300 or acceptable Language Placement Examination score
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Spa 1100-- Spanish for Teachers I (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Teachers are introduced to Spanish language fundamentals. Development of basic conversational ability, grammar patterns, understanding writing and reading through intensive practice in the classroom. Language lab drills use computer software, audio-visual and musical materials. Exploration of the different approaches for teaching Spanish to children, and teaching Spanish-speaking children. OPEN to TEACHERS ONLY or Department permission.

Spa 1200 -- Spanish for Teachers II (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Further development of language skills for teachers includes: study of basic grammatical patterns; development and acquisition of new vocabulary; ample utilization of language lab and classroom drills; use of computer software, audio-visual and musical materials. Exploration of the different approaches for teaching Spanish to children, and teaching Spanish-speaking children. OPEN to TEACHERS ONLY or Department permission. Prerequisite: Spa 1100 or equivalent

Spanish 1700 -- Intensive Review of Spanish Grammar (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
For students who have had three or more years of high school Spanish but have not studied the language for a substantial period of time, or for Spanish heritage speakers with limited formal training in the language.

Spa 1800 -- Proper Models of Spanish Grammar and Conversation for
Heritage Speakers (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
For Spanish heritage speakers; stress on improvement of reading and writing skills. Prerequisites: Native conversational ability, acceptable Language Placement Examination score and Department permission
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Spa 2200 -- Elementary Spanish Conversation (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Practice in conversational patterns and basic vocabulary leading to fluency in everyday situations.
Prerequisite: Spa 200 or three years of high school Spanish or Department permission

Spa 3000 -- Readings in Peninsular Spanish Literature in Translation (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
A study, analysis and discussion of the most outstanding literary productions of Spain, from the Middle Ages to contemporary texts. The course is taught entirely in English.
Pre or corequisite: ENG 12

Spa 3100 -- Readings in Spanish-American Literature in Translation (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
For students who wish to explore the high points of Spanish-American literature. The course is taught entirely in English. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.

Spa 3400 -- Spanish America: Culture, Art and Music (3 hrs. 3 crs.)
Outstanding facets of Latin-American culture, includes all important historic, political, literary and artistic movements, individuals, ideas and periods. Grammar, literature and composition emphasized through reading selected representative authors and works from each period. Instruction is in both Spanish and English.
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Prerequisite: SPA 400 or 1800 or Department permission

Spa 3500 -- The Contemporary Latin American Short Story (3 hrs. 3 crs.)
A study of contemporary Latin American culture as revealed in the short story genre. Examination of texts in translation will reveal their particular qualities to students who are not necessarily conversant with the Spanish language.

Prerequisite: ENG 12

Spa 3600 -- Spanish Syntax and Composition (3 hrs. 3 crs.)
Intended to improve and reinforce the students' skills in areas such as orthography, vocabulary, syntax, analytical writing and stylistics.
Prerequisites: SPA 1800 or acceptable Language Placement Examination score. Details...

Spa  4000 -- Spanish for Students in Career Programs (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language specifically prepared for Education Associate, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Sports, Fitness and Therapeutic Recreation students. This course is not intended for heritage speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite: Major Program Advisor permission

Spa 4400 -- Advanced Spanish Conversation (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
For students who wish to speak fluently in current idiom. Intensive practice and group discussions on general and cultural topics. Through study of selected short fiction, brief plays and journalistic materials from well-known authors, students enlarge vocabulary, knowledge of native idiomatic expressions and of literary concepts.
Prerequisite: SPA 300 or Department permission

Spa 5300 -- Spanish-American Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Survey of the significant literary productions of Spanish America from colonial beginnings to the present, with special attention to the major authors of the 20th century. Instruction is in Spanish.
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Prerequisite: SPA 400 or equivalent or Department permission

Spa 5400 -- Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Development of skill and facility in Spanish grammar, composition and oral communication. Prerequisite: SPA 400 or equivalent or Department permission

Spa 5500 -- History and Civilization of Spain (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Chronological study of major Spanish historical events and developments, from earliest times to the present. Political, literary and artistic movements, important historical figures, ideas and periods are examined as selected texts, representative of each period, are read and examined. Instruction can be in Spanish or English.
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Prerequisite: SPA 400 or equivalent or Department permission

Spa 7000 -- Spanish Cinema (3 hrs. 3 crs.) Study of the most outstanding films and film scripts in the Spanish cinema. Instruction is in English with a view toward developing an appreciation of the history, art and aesthetics of the Spanish cinema and increasing the students' Spanish language experience. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.

Spa 7100 -- Puerto Rican Folklore (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Study of the folkloric expressions of the Puerto Rican people in sundry forms - literary, musical, esoteric beliefs, etc., exploring their sources and development as influenced by all three historical cultural groups in Puerto Rico: the Native American Indian, European Spanish, and black African. The course will delve into their influence on present-day Puerto Rico. Instruction is in Spanish and English.
Prerequisite: SPA 400 or equivalent or acceptable score on the Language Placement Examination

Spa 7400 -- Latin American Cinema (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Exploration of the culture of Latin America through film. AI films are subtitled in English and the course will be taught entirely in English.

Spa 8100 -- Independent Study (1-3 crs. 1-3 hrs.)
Independent study of Spanish is developed individually between student and faculty member and must be approved by the Department.


Spa 8200 -- (1-3 crs. 1-3 hrs.)
This course is of a topical and pilot nature and is designed to meet the immediate needs and interests of various student populations. It is offered for a maximum of two semesters.

 

 



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