SPA Courses

SPA111 - Elementary Spanish I (0 to 3 cr.)

Beginning study of Spanish with emphasis on speaking, listening, reading, writing, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Open to students without previous knowledge of Spanish or to those who have had no more than two years of Spanish in high school. (Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter). Liberal arts.

SPA112 - Elementary Spanish II (0 to 3 cr.)

Continuation of SPA111. (Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA111, or 85 or higher Regents Exam, or placement by exam.

SPA150 - Intensive Spanish Review (3 cr.)

For students who have successfully completed 2-3 years of Spanish recently in high school or have placed in this course by examination. A review and expansion of Spanish linguistic structures and cultural studies. SPA150 is the equivalent of SPA111-SPA112. (Spring, Summer, Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: 2-3 years of high-school Spanish, or 85 or higher on the Regents Exam, or placement by exam.

SPA151 - Spanish for the Professions: Business, Nursing, Tourism (3 cr.)

A review of Spanish linguistic structures with an emphasis on oral proficiency focusing on specific needs of business, tourism or nursing students. For students with 2-3 years of high school Spanish, through placement exam or POI. (Fall/Spring/Summer). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: 2-3 years of Spanish recently in high school or have place in this course by examination.

SPA199 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

SPA213 - Intermediate Spanish I (0 to 3 cr.)

Sequence for SPA112 or SPA150. Systematic review and practice of Spanish-language skills as well as expansion of cultural studies. (Fall , Spring, Winter). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA112 or SPA150, or placement by exam.

SPA214 - Intermediate Spanish II (0 to 3 cr.)

Continuation of SPA213 and preparation for Spanish composition and conversation. (Fall , Spring, Winter). Prerequisite: SPA213, or placement by exam.

SPA299 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall).

SPA314 - Conversacion (3 cr.)

Expansion and improvement of oral expression through discussions and analysis of readings on popular culture, music, film, and everyday life in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula; will include as well academic debates on specialized issues. Not for native speakers. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA214, or POI.

SPA315 - Composicion (0 to 3 cr.)

Extensive practice reading and writing in Spanish, with assignments involving a variety of genres, topics, and styles. Practical analysis of the more difficult grammatical structures, to develop greater skill in written expression. Approved AWR. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: ENG101, SPA214, SPA314.

SPA334 - Ethnography in Rural Oaxaca (4 cr.)

Classroom instruction in ethnographic techniques combined with extended field trip throughout the rural region of Southern Mexico, including Chiapas and Oaxaca, visiting a variety of environments (cloud forest, rain forest, Pacific coast mangrove regions, coffee-growing highlands), communities and indigenous peoples. Independent residence in rural indigenous community for ethnographic research. Enrollment limited to students participating in the Southern Mexico Program. SOC334 and LAS334 are bilingual, English and Spanish. SPA334 fieldwork and written work are in Spanish. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites for LAS334 and SOC334: SPA214, SOC304/LAS304. Prerequisites for SPA334: SPA315, SOC304/LAS304, or POI.

SPA385 - Introduccion to Hispanoamerica I: Epoca pre-Colonial-Siglo XIX (3 cr.)

A survey of the cultures and societies of Latin America and Spain studied through music, film, and texts from literary, economic, anthropological, and historical sources. Will examine the interaction of the Iberian Peninsula and the Hispanic worlds (16th to 18th centuries), and the formation of the new independent states (19th Century). (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA314 or SPA315.

SPA386 - Introduccion to Hispanoamerica II: Epoca Contemporanea (3 cr.)

A survey of contemporary Latin American and Spanish cultures and societies through their music, film, and television, and by means of texts from literary, economic, anthropological, and historical sources. Emphasis on current political, social, racial, and gender issues. (Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA385.

SPA399 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall).

SPA410 - Advanced Spanish Writing and Oral Proficiency (3 cr.)

A review of writing and oral skills for current and future teachers of Spanish. The course prepares students to sustain and excel at the Advanced Level or higher for the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. (Summer). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA315.

SPA440 - Topicos en estudios hispanoamericanos (3 cr.)

An in-depth examination of relevant topics in contemporary Latin America. Introduction to analytical tools and their practical applications to literature, music, film, and popular culture. (May be taken more than once with different content.) (Spring, Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA385 or POI.

SPA450 - Topicos en estudios peninsulares (3 cr.)

Analysis and discussions of events or periods that have defined Spanish society such as the Civil War, Franco's government, La Nueva Ola, women in the arts, the role of cinema in creating an image of contemporary Spain. May be taken more than once with different content. (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA385 or SPA386 or POI.

SPA470 - Topics in Hispanic Interdisciplinary Studies (3 cr.)

An intensive examination of selected topics in Hispanic studies from a distinctly interdisciplinary perspective. (May be taken more than once with different content.) (Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: SPA385 or SPA386 or POI.

SPA496 - Spanish Foreign Language Methodology (3 cr.)

This course, conducted in a seminar setting, is designed to provide future foreign language teachers with communicative and proficiency-based pedagogical strategies pertaining to middle and high school foreign language classrooms. Although intended primarily for students completing adolescence education programs in Spanish (or the BA/MST Spanish/Adolescence Education program), Spanish majors and minors meeting the prerequisite requirements may enroll. (Spring, Fall). Liberal arts. Prerequisites: SPA314, SPA315, SPA385, and SPA386; or 12 credits of upper-division Spanish courses, or by advisement.

SPA497 - Spanish Practicum (3 cr.)

For advanced or graduate students in Spanish who will work under faculty supervision. In addition to conducting conversation sessions, students will gain experience in planning classroom activities, preparing materials for classroom use and working within various methodologies. A contract specifying the student's responsibilities will be filed with the department chairperson. (Fall/Spring). Liberal arts. Prerequisite: by faculty invitation only, ACTFL oral proficiency rating of advanced-low or equivalent oral skills, minimum; 3.3 GPA (B+ average) in Spanish courses and 2.5 cumulative GPA.

SPA498 - Internship (3 cr.)

For advanced students of Spanish with background in education or business. Involves faculty-supervised field experiences, both on and off campus. Contract specifying student responsibilities, developed in consultation with the student, supervisor, and appropriate faculty advisor(s), will be filed in the department chairperson. Prerequisite: for advanced students of Spanish only with background in education or business; POI.

SPA499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Spring, Fall).

SPA510 - Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 cr.)

Spanish grammar for present and future teachers of Spanish or students of Spanish who are at the advanced level. The course includes structural exercises, a review of challenges of translation, and a detailed inquiry of grammar. (Summer). Liberal arts.

SPA596 - Spanish Methodology Practicum (3 cr.)

Students will learn communicative and proficiency-based pedagogical strategies in a seminar setting and by conducting conversation sessions as part of regular beginning-level Spanish courses under the close supervision of a faculty member. This course is designed for students in the MST program in Spanish and Spanish teachers seeking experience with new methodologies. Advanced undergraduates may enroll by faculty invitation only. (Summer). Prerequisites: advanced proficiencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

SPA599 - Independent Study (0 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean.

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject

A

  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST

B

  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS

C

  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI

E

  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP

F

  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX

G

  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER

H

  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF

I

  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA

J

  • Journalism = JOU

L

  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN

M

  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS

N

  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI

P

  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY

R

  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS

S

  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK

T

  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR