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  Spanish Language Courses FALL 2022

SPAN 101 Spanish Level I
This course is reserved exclusively for students who have had less than 2 years of Spanish at the ninth-grade level or above. Departmental permission is required. After this course you will have acquired a Hispanic cultural perspective and basic survival skills in Spanish for most everyday situations.    

SPAN 102 Spanish Level II
Continuation of SPAN 101. After this course you will have acquired functional skills in Spanish for most common situations, as well as a better understanding of Hispanic culture.

SPAN 105 Accelerated Basic Spanish
Accelerated Basic Spanish course that substitutes for SPAN 10100 and 10200.

SPAN 201 Spanish Level III
SPAN 201 is the first-semester course at the intermediate level. The objective of this course is to provide students with a broader working knowledge of the skills learned in the beginning levels of Spanish. Students will practice and develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural literacy skills through continual interaction in the target language. Upon completing this course, students should be able to: 1) express themselves in Spanish both orally and in written work on a wide variety of everyday topics; 2) understand enough native conversation in Spanish to comprehend the main ideas and extract some details; 3) read and understand basic authentic texts; and 4) be familiar with a variety of cultural topics from the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 202 Spanish Level IV
SPAN 202 is the second-semester course at the intermediate level. The objective of this course is to reinforce and expand upon the skills learned in SPAN 201. Students will further practice and develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural literacy skills through continual interaction in the target language. Upon completing this course, students should be able to: 1) more fluently and accurately express themselves in Spanish both orally and in written work on a wide variety of everyday topics; 2) more easily understand the main ideas and details of native conversation in Spanish; 3) more easily read and understand authentic texts; and 4) be familiar with a variety of cultural topics from the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 205 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish
An accelerated intermediate Spanish course that substitutes for SPAN 20100 and 20200.

SPAN 301 Spanish Level V
This is an advanced Spanish course for students who have already developed basic and intermediate language skills. The goals of this course are to develop the formal knowledge of Spanish grammar, reading and writing skills. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.    

SPAN 302 Spanish Level VI
This course is a continuation of SPAN 301. The goals are to further develop the formal knowledge of Spanish grammar, reading and writing skills. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

SPAN 401 Spanish Level VII
Advanced work on development of Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, focusing on materials dealing primarily with culture and the arts in the Spanish-speaking countries. Conducted primarily in Spanish.     

SPAN 402 Spanish Level VIII
Further advanced work on development of Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities. Course materials will cover a variety of topic illustrated by film and other media, both print and non-print. Conducted primarily in Spanish.  

SPANISH COURSES FOR FALL 2022

In addition to the Spanish 101-102-105, 201-202-205, 301-302, and 401-402 language series, we are offering the following courses:

SPAN 112, 212, 312, and 412 Conversation Courses

These one-credit courses are designed to help students become more comfortable with their Spanish conversation skills through practice in a smaller group than in the classroom setting.

SPAN 224 Spanish Level IV: Business Spanish
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills directed towards use of Spanish for business purposes. Course materials cover a variety of business aspects in several professions

SPAN 241 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
Reading and discussion of selected poetry, prose, and theater from Spain and Spanish-speaking America;introduction to critical discourse and basic concepts of literary theory. Text, discussion, and written assignments in Spanish.

SPAN 280 Second Year Spanish: Special Topic
Selected topics on the civilization, culture, and literature of Spain and Spanish America. Lectures and readings primarily in English, but knowledge of Spanish at the first-year level necessary.

SPAN 305 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
This course is intended for the student whose home language is Spanish, but whose education has been exclusively in English. The students will first learn to read and write their native dialects and then the standard language using the orthographic norms of the standard language.

SPAN 321 Introduction to Spanish for the Professions 
The course will focus on engaging students in real-world scenarios (such as role play, individualized vocabulary and projects, presentations, etc.) and relevant contexts that will be useful for success in careers in all professional fields. Topics include health & wellness, consumerism & marketing, information technology, education & experience, human resources, and others. 
Instructor: Tenorio, Cecilia 

SPAN 322 Spanish for the Health Professions
This course will prepare students to communicate effectively in their professional field through the study of specialized vocabulary from the health sciences. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in a practical classroom setting as well as discuss cultural, legal and ethical considerations about the use of Spanish in their interaction with Spanish speakers.
Instructor: Tenorio, Cecilia 

SPAN 325 Spanish for Engineering and Technology
Intermediate level course directed towards the use of Spanish in the Engineering and Technology professions. It covers specialized vocabulary from the technical fields, as well as communication and culture with the goal of preparing students for an intercultural working environment. Students will further develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in practical contexts and discuss cultural considerations, as well as meeting professionals from Spanish speaking countries. 
Instructor: Rios-Rojas, Gabriel

SPAN 341 Hispanic Literature I: Poetry and Drama
Reading of selected poetic and dramatic texts from Spain and Spanish-speaking America in their historical and cultural contexts. Readings, discussion, and papers in Spanish.
Instructor: Prof. Sanchez-Lama, Inigo

SPAN 361 The Structure of Spanish I: Phonetics and Phonology
Linguistic analysis of Spanish phonology, phonetics, and dialectology. Selected topics within the areas of Spanish sociolinguistics and language acquisition. Each of these topics will be approached from a contrastive Spanish/English perspective. One session per week devoted to pronunciation improvement.
Instructor: Prof. Olson, Daniel

SPAN 380 Spanish Language and Culture Abroad
This course must be taken concurrently with participation in an experiential learning opportunity abroad (e.g., study abroad, internship) that requires at least a four-month period abroad in a Spanish-speaking location. The course will guide students to improve their Spanish language abilities and gain cultural knowledge about their experiential learning location. This course, coupled with the immersion experience, will enhance student learning through Spanish language activities and also cultural research projects.
Prof. Czerwionka, Lori

SPAN 398C Spanish Proficiency
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nstructor: Prof. Czerwionka, Lori

SPAN 419 (CRN 27714) Service Learning
SPAN 419 is a Spanish Service-learning based course and is an extension of the program entitled Ayuda y Aprende.  It is worth one credit and hours must be arranged with the coordinator no later than the first or second week of classes during the semester.  Students must have at least one semester of SPAN 301 or 302 and must have participated in Service-learning (Ayuda y Aprende) for at least one semester prior.  A successful completion of the course includes carrying out the service-learning commitment of 2-hour visits to an assigned partnership for 10 weeks (20 hours per semester).  In addition to the 20 hours of volunteer time, students must choose an independent study project to be completed during the 10 weeks of service-learning and turn it in to the coordinator at the assigned time.   SPAN 419 is an independent-study course worth 1 credit, which does not count toward the Spanish major/minor and is graded P/NP.
Instructor: Kely Páez Urbano

SPAN 419 (CRN 21436) Directed Tutoring
It is a guided practicum in tutoring peers in Spanish.  As an independent-study course (worth 1 or 2 credits), it does not count towards a major or a minor in Spanish.  The hours (two per credit) must be arranged with the course coordinator no later than the second week of classes.  The program runs from week 3 through Dead Week.  Students may not enroll for more than 2 credits or more than twice.  Prospective candidates must have completed Spanish 301 or 302 and are selected based on an interview in Spanish with the coordinator.
Instructor: Joni Hipsher

SPAN 424 Business Spanish
The objective of the course is to better prepare the students to meet the challenge of a future global economy and international cooperation. After this course the students will have acquired a functional use of Spanish into the world of business from a Hispanic cultural perspective, and will have developed conceptual and perceptual knowledge about certain areas of international business. Course offered distance learning only.
Instructor: Blanca Cabrera

SPAN 482 Latin American Civilization
Outline of Latin American history; the cultural heritage from Spain and from the pre-Spanish civilizations; the intellectual, social, and cultural progress of the Latin American countries. Lectures in Spanish
Instructor: Prof. No, Song

SPAN 485 Food and Culture in the Hispanic World  
Advanced-level language and culture course about food culture in the Spanish-speaking world. It covers gastronomy, celebrations, history, art, mythology, and other aspects of daily life related to the culinary traditions of the Hispanic countries. Students will further develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities in Spanish. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in practical contexts and discuss cultural considerations, as well as participate in some hands-on cooking experience.
Instructor: Tenorio, Cecilia

SPAN 498C Don Quixote
Instructor: Prof. No, Song

SPAN 519 Teaching College Spanish
A course designed to provide a forum for ideas connecting theory and research to teaching practice. Explores issues related to how learning and teaching can be enhanced and presents practical ideas that can be implemented in the classroom. Permission of instructor required.
Instructor: Prof. Neary-Sundquist, Colleen

SPAN 552 Spanish American Literature 1900-1970
A survey of Spanish American literature from 1900 to 1970. Readings and discussion of a number of representative works, as well as excerpts from several others.
Instructor: Prof. Stephenson, Marcia

SPAN 562 Structure of Spanish II: Morphology, Lexicology and Syntax
Linguistic analysis of Spanish focusing on morphology, lexicology, and syntax. This course will present the grammatical structure of Spanish dealing with word-level phenomena (derivational and inflectional morphology, the lexicon) and phrase- and sentence-level phonomena (constituents, word order, sentence structure, etc. ). Credit will not be given for both SPAN 36200 and 56200. Typically offered Spring Fall.
Instructor: Prof. Cuza-Blanco, Alejandro

SPAN 590 Directed Reading In Spanish
Directed readings in Spanish. Permission of instructor required.

SPAN 596 Theories for Language Acquisition
Instructor: Prof. Wei, Mariko

SPAN 596D indo-European Language Family
Intructor: Prof. Channon, Robert

SPAB 659P Migration, Exile, Diaspora
Instructor: Prof. Kinally, Cara

 

SPAN 69800 Research MA Thesis

SPAN 69800 Research PhD Thesis

 

 

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