Course Descriptions

SP 101-102 Beginning Spanish I, II      3 CR each
For students with no previous Spanish education. Basic grammar patterns, oral practice, reading and writing are studied. Placement by department.

SP 103–104 Advanced Beginning Spanish I and II      3 CR each
For students with some knowledge of Spanish (one or two years of high school and not native speakers). Courses review basic grammar patterns. Extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Placement by department.

SP 109 Beginners Spanish for the Health Professions
This course will introduce students to the Spanish language with an emphasis on developing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills at a basic level with vocabulary and content related to the medical field.  The course will provide the necessary language skills to deal with general examination, symptoms, and prognosis and will also explore the diversified Spanish cultures through a variety of materials and their role in health idioms and phraseology.

SP 151–152 Intermediate Spanish I, II      3 CR each
Review of and expanded study of Spanish grammar to consolidate what has been acquired previously. Extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish enables students to function in a Spanish-speaking environment. Prerequisite: SP 102, SP 104 or placement

SP 201–202 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar I, II      3 CR each
Focus on vocabulary building and writing controlled compositions based on selections previously read and discussed. Prerequisite: SP 152 or placement

SP 203 Spanish for the Professions      3 CR
Designed for students in Nursing, Physical Therapy and Social Work. Emphasis is on special topics related to those professions, focusing on communicating in Spanish. Service learning required.  Prerequisites: SP 152 or placement

SP 207-208 Spanish Language and Culture in Spain I, II      3 CR each
Four weeks, intensive summer study abroad in Granada, Spain. Students are placed according to their level of language. The courses include extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of Spanish and serve as an introduction to the culture, customs and history of Spain. Field trips to Sevilla and Córdoba.

SP 211–212 Conversation I, II      3 CR each
Emphasis on intensive oral practice, short speeches, and group discussions. Prerequisite: SP 151 or placement

SP 215–216 Spanish Readings and Discussion I, II      3 CR each
Designed to improve reading ability and self-expression through readings chosen from Spanish authors, newspapers, and magazines. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 241 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology      3 CR
A study of the sounds of the language. Recommended for all Spanish majors and those who expect to teach Spanish. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 251–252 Spanish Literature I, II      3 CR each
Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Oral and written reports are required. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 253–259 Special Topics in the Literature of Spain      3 CR each
Course description varies each time the course is offered. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 261–262 Masterpieces of Latin-American Literature I, II      3 CR each
Latin-American literature from the Colonial period to the present. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 263–269 Special Topics: Latin-American Literature      3 CR each
Course description varies each time the course is offered. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 280 Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Spain      3 CR
History and culture of the Spanish people from their origins to the present day with emphasis on their arts, thought and lifestyle. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 281 Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Latin America      3 CR
Emphasis on understanding the Spanish-American people through the different periods of their history and their reactions to political, religious, and economic problems. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 283 The Hispanic Caribbean      3 CR
A comprehensive study of the main historical and cultural development of the Caribbean world. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 299 Special Topics in Spanish      3 CR
Designates new or occasional courses that may or may not become part of the department's permanent offerings. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 315–320 Contemporary Issues      3 CR each
Discussions based on current materials, including books, newspapers, magazines, and movies from the Spanish world. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 341 Spanish Linguistics      3 CR
Teaches the relationship between linguistics and the learning of a new language. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 353–359 Advanced Topics in Literature Written in Spanish      3 CR each
Course description varies each time the course is offered. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 363–369 Advanced Topics in Latin-American Literature      3 CR each
Description varies each time the course is offered. Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 382 The Cultures of Medieval Spain      3 CR
A study of the three cultures and religious traditions comprising Medieval Spain, from the fall of the Roman Empire to 1492: Christian, Moorish (Arab), and Jewish. Varied readings, as well as written assignments, oral presentations, and class discussions are required.
Prerequisites: SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 385 The Society of Golden Age Spain      3 CR
A comprehensive study of the society and culture of Golden Age Spain (1500-1700). Varied readings from different historical and cultural perspectives are required, along with written assignments, class discussion, and oral presentations. Prerequisites:
SP 201 and SP 202 or placement

SP 397 Spanish Major Portfolio     1 CR
This course is a one-credit, pass-fail senior capstone experience which assesses the aggregate quality of a student’s writing and speaking abilities as seen throughout the entire major. Students must save their work from several years’ worth of major classes and, within the parameters of the portfolio’s requirements, upload their work to an online portfolio site. To be offered and taken during student’s senior/final year.

SP 399 Independent Study      3 CR
Work on a special topic to be arranged with instructor who directs this work. Permission of the department chairperson is granted to qualified students in Spanish on basis of written prospectus. By special arrangement.