2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Spanish (SPN)

SPN 111  Elementary Spanish  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the fundamentals of pronunciation,, grammar, structure, vocabulary, conversation, and, reading.

SPN 111H  Honors Elementary Spanish I  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, structure, vocabulary, conversation, and reading.

SPN 112  Elementary Spanish II  (3 Credits)  

Continuation of the fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, structure, vocabulary, conversation, and reading.

SPN 112H  Honors Elementary Spanish II  (3 Credits)  

This content and skills course is a continuation of Elementary Spanish. Spanish 112 builds on the fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, structure, vocabulary, and conversation. Listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish are essential parts of this course. Knowledge of Hispanic cultures will be broadened. The use of the Spanish language is expected.

SPN 113  Basic Conversation  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on acquiring conversational skill with , minimal involvement with formal study of grammar, for thsoe students who have had no previous , training in Spanish.

SPN 114  Basic Converstion II  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on acquiring conversational skill with , minimal involvement with formal study of grammar, for those students who have no previous training , in Spanish.

SPN 211  Intermediate Spanish I  (3 Credits)  

Review of grammar, reading of moderately difficult prose, oral practice, and written composition.

SPN 212  Intermediate Spanish II  (3 Credits)  

Intensive and extensive study and reading of modern prose, oral practice, and composition.

SPN 214  Entreprenurial Spanish  (3 Credits)  

Study of the concepts of Spanish business , language and culture to prepare students to be , competitive in an increasingly global, marketplace.

SPN 215  Intermediate Conversation  (3 Credits)  

Study of oral practice in everyday situations. Special stress on idiomatic expressions and on fluency. Conducted largely in Spanish

SPN 216  Explicacion de Textos  (3 Credits)  

Transitional course designed to prepare students, for the study of advanced texts from the literary , and linguistic points of view.

SPN 220  Spanish Civilization  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the most important elements of Spanish-civilization, geography, economy, political history, arts, sciences, and institutions. Conducted in Spanish.

SPN 221  Latin-American Civiliation I  (3 Credits)  

Similar in scope and content to SPN-220. Aims to , acquaint the student with the essential aspects of, the geography, history and culture of Latin , America. Conducted in Spanish.

SPN 315  Advanced Conversation  (3 Credits)  

Intensive and extensive practices in the oral use of Spanish. Conducted in Spanish.

SPN 320  Latin-American Civilization II  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the most important elements of , contemporary Latin-Amerian culture. Conducted, in Spanish.

SPN 321  Survey of Spanish Literature I  (3 Credits)  

Study of representative works of Spanish literature from the beginning of the 17th century. Conducted in Spanish.

SPN 322  Survey of Spanish Literature II  (3 Credits)  

Study of representative works of Spanish literature from the beginning of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century. All literature courses beyond this level are conducted in Spanish.

SPN 324  Spanish American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Comprehensive study of the main currents of, Spanish-American literature from its origins to , the contemporary period. Lectures, discussions,, and assigned reports are required.

SPN 326  Non-Dramatic Literature of the Golden Age  (3 Credits)  

Critical study of the poetic, novelistic, and , didactic styles of the period 1550-1650, exclusive of the works of Cervantes.

SPN 332  Lit Nineteenth Cen  (3 Credits)  

Includes Romanticism in poetry and drama, , Costumbrismo, the regional novel, and the , beginning of the modern theatre. Analysis of , texts and literary theories in class discussion.

SPN 333  Literature of the Twentieth Century  (3 Credits)  

Studies the works of significant writers in Spain and Spanish America of the Contemporary period. Discussions, reports and lectures in Spanish and English.

SPN 340  Drama of the Golden Age  (3 Credits)  

Investigation of the rise of drama and intensive , study of representative drama of Lope De Vega,, Tirso de Molina, Alarcon, Moreto, and Calderon.

SPN 350  Cervantes  (3 Credits)  

Study of Cervantes as dramatist and novelist., Includes study of Don Quixote and of Cervantes', purpose and plans in the presentation.

SPN 413  Individualized Language for Professionals  (3 Credits)  

Intensive practice in the language of technical, vocational or professional area.

SPN 450  Phonetics  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of teh phonetic features of Spanish. , Systematic exercises in pronunciation, intonation,, and reading of prose and poetry.

SPN 454  Advanced Grammar and Composition  (3 Credits)  

Intensive review and application of Spanish grammar. Intensive practice in writing and study of vocabulary and idioms

SPN 485  Contrast Linguistics  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the study of the principal , phonological, morphological, syntactical, and, lexical contrasts between Spanish and English., No previous work in linguistics is required.

SPN 490  Sr Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Intensive readings and oral and written reports , required. Student will complete a senior thesis,, that is, do independent research on a topic, selected by the student, approved by the student's, departmental and advisor, and completed under the , guidance of that advisor.