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Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 1301: Elementary Spanish I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in Reading and Writing.
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). Prerequisite(s): 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 2300: Special Topics in Spanish
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2301 and SPAN 2302, or instructor approval.
This course option is designed to develop writing, reading, listening, and oral expression skills at the second-year level of Spanish.

SPAN 3300: Special Topics in Spanish
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  SPAN 2301 and SPAN 2302, or instructor approval; sophomore standing or higher.
This option is designed to develop knowledge of language, culture and literature for students in the intermediate level of Spanish.

SPAN 3301: Spanish Grammar and Composition
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2302 or instructor approval; sophomore standing or higher.
Theory and practice of more advanced Spanish grammatical structure.  Guided and creative exercises and compositions.

SPAN 2301:     Intermediate Spanish I
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): 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). Prerequisite(s): 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): SPAN 2302 or instructor approval; Sophomore standing or higher.  
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(s):  SPAN 3313 or equivalent; Sophomore standing or higher.
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(s):  Approval by instructor; Junior standing or higher.
This course is designed to develop knowledge of language, culture and literature for students in the advanced level of Spanish.  May be repeated when topics vary.

SPAN 4313:     Advanced Oral and Written Communication I
Cr. 3. (3.0).   Prerequisite(s):  SPAN 3313; Junior standing or higher.
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(s): SPAN 3301; Junior standing or higher.
Introduction to the study of the science concerned with the sounds of speech in Spanish, their production, and representation by written symbols.

SPAN 4315: Latin American Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2302 or instructor approval; Junior standing or higher.
A study of the foremost literary works from the mid-nineteenth century to the Latin American boom and its repercussions.  Works are included from Mexico, the Caribbean, the Andes, and the Southern Cone.

SPAN 4316: Mexican American Literature
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2302 or instructor approval; Junior standing or higher.
Introduction to literature written in Spanish by Mexican Americans. The course includes various literary texts as well as references from music, visual arts, cinema, and theatre. 

SPAN 4317: Professional Application of Spanish in Business
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2302 or instructor approval; Junior standing or higher.
This course is to develop writing, reading, listening and oral expression skills in the economics and business fields.  Emphasis is on the development of specialized vocabulary, writing styles and professional presentation skills.

SPAN 4320:     Professional Applications of Spanish
Cr. 3. (3.0).   Prerequisite(s):  SPAN 2302 or instructor approval; Junior standing or higher.
Focus on field vocabulary development, spoken production and interaction, and written skills.  Use of the language in context related to a broad range of academic disciplines and career fields.

SPAN 4321:     Professional Spanish for Teachers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2302 or equivalent or instructor approval; Junior standing or higher.
This course is to develop professional writing, reading, listening and oral expression skills of Spanish teachers.  Emphasis is on the development of specialized vocabulary, writing styles, presentation skills and cultural background.

SPAN 4366:  History of Spanish Language
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2302, or instructor approval; Junior standing or higher.
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 its development.