Courses in Spanish

Courses in Spanish

1000-level courses

SPA 1010: Elementary Spanish (3)
An introduction to the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the Spanish language. Course conducted in Spanish. Does not count as credit toward a major or a minor.

SPA 1011: Elementary Spanish Lab 1 (.5)
For students who have no high school language experience, who have scored a “zero” on the college’s language placement exam, and/or are enrolled in ENG 0990. Students meet one hour per week in one of the College’s computer laboratories to use the available online resources and textbook ancillaries to work on pronunciation and listening comprehension, as well as to look over the grammar tutorials and assigned homework from the SPA 1010 course.

SPA 1020: Elementary Spanish (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 1010 or 1110
An introduction to the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the Spanish language. Course conducted in Spanish. Does not count as credit toward a major or a minor.

SPA 1021: Elementary Spanish Lab 2 (.5)
Prerequisite: SPA 1010
For students who score a C- or lower in SPA 1010. Students meet one hour per week in one of the College’s computer laboratories to use the available online resources and textbook ancillaries to work on pronunciation and listening comprehension, as well as to look over the grammar tutorials and assigned homework from the SPA 1020 course.

SPA 1030: Accelerated Elementary Spanish (3)
Prerequisite: Advanced Placement
An intensive review of 1010 and 1020 which includes vocabulary and grammar. Course conducted in Spanish. Does not count as credit toward a major or a minor.

2000-level courses

SPA 2010: Intermediate Spanish (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 1020 or 1030
Continued study of Spanish; development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills; readings based on Spanish culture. Course conducted in Spanish. Does not count as credit toward a major or minor.

SPA 2020: Intermediate Spanish (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2010
Continued study of Spanish; development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills; readings based on Spanish culture.Course conducted in Spanish. Does not count as credit toward a major or minor.

3000-level courses

SPA 3000: Introduction to Hispanic Civilization I (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An introduction to Spanish and Latin American culture and history. Coducted in Spanish.

SPA 3010: Introduction to Hispanic Civilization II (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An introduction to Spanish and Latin American culture and history. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3030: Immersion in Spain or Latin America (1-4)
Prerequisite: SPA 2010-2020
A study of Spanish history and culture in Spain. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3150: Spanish Translation I: Medical and Legal Documents (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An introduction to the history, theory and practice of Spanish-to- English translation with some consideration given to English-to-Spanish translation. Focus is on medical and legal translations.

SPA 3210: Spanish Conversation (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
Practice in oral communication that includes a review of vocabulary and grammar. Conducted in Spanish

SPAN 3220: Spanish Composition (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
A study of the strategies of written communication in Spanish that includes lexical choice and grammatical review. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3230: Spanish for the Professions: Legal, Medical or Business (3) (3) (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
A study of the specialized vocabulary necessary in one of the following professions: medical, legal, or business. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3250: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3)
Prerequisite: SPAN 2020
An introduction to Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics that includes topics of sociolinguistics. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3260: Spanish Phonetics (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An introduction to the sound system in Spanish that includes all of the phonetic terminology as well as the phonetic features of the major dialects in both Spain and Latin America. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3270: Advanced Grammar (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An advanced review of Spanish grammar. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3280: Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An introduction to the literary analysis of different genres in Hispanic literature. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3500: Medieval-Golden Age Survey (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An introduction to canonical texts of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3510: Colonial Latin American Literature (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
A study of the literature produced in the colonial period in Latin America from the earliest writers to the period of independence. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3600: 18th and 19th Centuries in Spain (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
A study of the literature of the Enlightenment and nineteenth-century Spain. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3610: 18th and 19th Centuries in Latin America (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
A study of the literature produced after the period of Latin American independence and during the nineteenth century. Conducted inSpanish.

SPA 3700: Modernism and the Vanguard in Latin America (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An introduction to major literary movements and figures with readings from representative authors in Latin America from 1890 to 1940. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3710: Contemporary Spanish Literature (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
A study of contemporary Spanish texts. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3800: Contemporary Literature in Latin America (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
A study of Spanish America from the 1940’s until the present. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3810: Hispanic Film and Narrative (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020

SPA 3830: History of the Spanish Language (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
A study of the development of the Spanish language from its origins to the present with an emphasis on the medieval period. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 3840: Foreign Travel (1-3)
Approval of department required for credit.

SPA 3870, 3880: Cooperative Education Project (1-6 each)
Students can obtain information from the Department Chair.

SPA 3890: Studies in Hispanic Culture and Literature in English (1-3)
A study of selected works of Hispanic literary and cultural works in translation No knowledge of Spanish is required; both texts and course will be given in English.

SPA 3950: Special Topics in Spanish (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An advanced study of special topics in literature or culture in Spain and/or Latin America. Conducted in Spanish.

4000-level courses

SPA 4160: Seminar in Latin-American Literature (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An in-depth investigation of major figures or important literary trends in Latin America not covered in previous courses. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 4260: Seminar in Spain’s Literature (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An in-depth investigation of major figures or important literary trends in Spanish literature not covered in previous courses. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 4950, 4960: Special Topics in Spanish (1-3, 1-3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
An advanced study of special topics of literature or culture in Spain and/or Latin America. Conducted in Spanish.

SPA 4970: Independent Research (1-3)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020

SPA 4980: Study Abroad (9-18)
Prerequisite: SPA 2020
For those students who spend a summer or a semester abroad in an approved institution. Specific course credit will be determined upon the presentation of an official transcript from the chosen institution. Students will be registered in an audit status until transcripts are received.