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    SPN 110 Elementary Spanish I  

    3 credits
    Development of communicative competency with an emphasis on comprehension and speaking skills. Cultural content and grammatical structures introduced by text, web-based, and multi-media instructional materials. Intended for beginning level students.


    SPN 111 Elementary Spanish II  

    3 credits
    Continuation of SPN 110 presenting more complex grammatical structures and broader communicative competencies. Prerequisite: SPN 110 or placement by Literature and Language Division placement measure. This course fulfills the Language requirement.


    SPN 212 Intermediate Spanish  

    3 credits
    Grammar review with emphasis on the culture of the Spanish speaking world. Students will be expected to practice grammar structures while using them in culturally contextualized speaking, writing, reading, and listening activities. Native speakers of Spanish may enroll with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: SPN 111 or equivalent, or placement by Language Department placement measure. This course fulfills the Language requirement.


    SPN 215 Intermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation  

    3 credits 
    An intermediate language course that develops and refines students’ writing and conversation skills. Course content will boost cross cultural competency and use an array of compositional formats that include grammar and vocabulary to enhance student creativity. Native or heritage speakers of Spanish may enroll with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: SPN 212 or equivalent, or placement by Language Division placement measure. Fulfills Language Requirement.


    SPN 220 Intermediate Spanish for Business  

    3 credits
    Emphasis on the business culture of Spanish speaking countries, contextualized to reflect the practical aspects of conducting business. Further development of language skills to enable the use of a case approach for business problems. Prerequisite: SPN 212 or equivalent. This course partially fulfills the Language requirement. Not open to students with credit in SPN 220C.


    SPN 232 Advanced Spanish Conversation  

    3 credits
    A conversation course with emphasis on further development of conversational skills to improve oral and listening proficiency in order to develop cross cultural connections. Prerequisites: SPN 214 and 216 or SPN 215. The course fulfills the Language requirement.

     
    SPN 234 Advanced Spanish: The Short Story  

    3 credits
    Further development of reading and composition skills in Spanish through the medium of the contemporary short story. Selections from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Prerequisites: SPN 214 and 216, or SPN 215, or equivalent, or placement by Language Department placement measure. This course partially fulfills the Language requirement.


    SPN 240 Civilization and History of Spain  

    3 credits
    Study of the geographical, historical, literary, and political aspects of Spain and Iberia. The course includes an overview of the historical development of early modern Spain. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 232 or permission of instructor. This course partially fulfills the Language requirement.


    SPN 242 Civilization and History of Spanish America  

    3 credits
    General introduction to geographical, historical, literary, and socio-cultural aspects of Spanish America. The course will cover pre-Colombian civilizations, the Colonial period, and the independence movements to the republics. Taught in Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPN 232. This course partially fulfills the Language requirement.


    SPN 355 Masterpieces of Spanish and Hispanic American Literature  

    3 credits
    A selection of the best readings from early literature to the modern period. Provides an introduction to the main trends and genres of Peninsular and Hispanic American literature. Pre-requisite: SPN 232.


    SPN 1/2/3/485 Special Topics  

    1-3 credits
    Concentrated study in a particular area of Spanish. Typical offerings may include Spanish for Human Services, Prize Laureates in Hispanic Literature, and other topics as needs and interests dictate. Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor.


    SPN 2/3/486 Independent Study  

    1-3 credits
    Intensive individual work in Spanish. Pre-requisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor, division chairperson.

     
    SPN 498 Seminar in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture  

    3 credits
    Intensive study of one or more Spanish literary works or histories. Includes advanced project in a cultural or historically-based topic, literature and criticism, or creative writing. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.