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2011-2012 Catalog

Instructional Area

Spanish (SPAN)


Instructional Area | Course Numbering System | Course Punctuation

SPAN 1301:     

Elementary Spanish I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context.Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

SPAN 1302:

Elementary Spanish II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 1301.
Continues SPAN 1301 by focusing on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is place on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

SPAN 2301:

Intermediate Spanish I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 1301 & 1302 or instructor permission.
Development of the integration of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills on an intermediate level.

SPAN 2302:

Intermediate Spanish II
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Successful completion of Intermediate Spanish I.
Continuation of Intermediate Spanish I with focus on the integration of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills on an intermediate level.

SPAN 2312:

Practical Conversation
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or successful completion of SPAN 1301 & SPAN 1302
Master practical spoken Spanish in its cultural context. Use the language strategically, to accomplish objectives and resolve conflicts, in culturally accurate circumstances using appropriate vocabulary.

SPAN 3301:

Spanish Grammar and Composition
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intermediate Spanish I & II
Theory and practice of more advanced Spanish grammatical structures. Guided and creative exercises and compositions.

SPAN 3313:

Oral and Written Communication I
Cr. 3. (3.0). Prerequisite: By permission of instructor.
Contextualized oral and written language development pertinent to a broad range of life situations. Response to both aural and written stimuli. Emphasis on interpersonal interaction skills, to include description, narration in past, present and future situations, comparison and contrast, giving instructions, stating opinions and recommendations and other Advanced proficiency skills. Focus on cross-cultural awareness and appropriateness and broad range of culture from history, geography, politics, religion, family, and traditions. Study abroad option.

SPAN 3323:

Oral and Written Communication II
Cr. 3. (3.0). Prerequisite: SPAN 3313 or equivalent, or instructor consent.
Contextualized oral and written language development pertinent to a broad range of academic disciplines and career fields. Response to both aural and written professional stimuli. Emphasis on interpersonal interaction skills and simple professional presentation. Focus on components of Advanced proficiency, including accuracy, vocabulary development, and cross-cultural awareness and intercultural appropriateness with a broad range of culture from history, geography, politics, religion, family and traditions. Study abroad option.

SPAN 4300:

Special Topics in Spanish
Cr. 3. (3.0). Prerequisite: Approval by instructor.
May be repeated when topics vary.

SPAN 4313:

Advanced Oral and Written Communication I
Cr. 3. (3.0). Prerequisite: SPAN 3313
Contextualized oral and written language development pertinent to a variety of disciplines and career fields. Focus on presentational skills, but to include response to aural and written professional stimuli as well. Emphasis on rhetoric, persuasion, negotiation, hypothesis, circumlocution and other components of Advanced High to Superior proficiency and on enhanced accuracy and cross-cultural appropriateness, with a broad range of culture from history, geography, politics, religion, family and traditions. Study abroad option.

SPAN 4314:

Spanish Phonetics
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intermediate Spanish I & II
Introduction to the study and practice of the sounds of Spanish.

SPAN 4315:

Latin American Literature
Cr. 3.
Examines the major works of contemporary Latin American authors in order to appreciate their literary and cultural values.

SPAN 4316:

Mexican American Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction to American literature written by Mexican Americans. The course focuses on the themes, expression and ideologies of said literature.

SPAN 4320:

Professional Applications of Spanish
Cr. 3. (3.0). Prerequisite: Placement test with 3000 or 4000 level credit in Spanish, or instructor consent.
Contextualized oral and written language development pertinent to a broad range of academic disciplines and career fields. Response to both aural and written professional stimuli. Emphasis on interpersonal interaction skills and simple professional presentation. Focus on components of Advanced proficiency, including accuracy, vocabulary development, and cross-cultural awareness and intercultural appropriateness with a broad range of culture from history, geography, politics, religion, family and traditions. Study abroad option.

SPAN 4366:

History of Spanish Language
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish Phonetics
Examine the history of the Spanish language from its earliest origins to the modern day, looking at the source cultures and languages that contributed to what we now call Spanish.