The following is a listing of courses offered on a regular basis (or in alternating years) in Spanish (SPAN). Please see your advisor or refer to the Academic Catalog in Webster for a full listing of available courses.

SPANISH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SPAN 107- 1st Year Spanish *AEH
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Aesthetics & Humanities
Beginning Spanish with an emphasis on oral proficiency. Students learn the basic structure of the language by engaging in communication oriented activities relevant to daily life.
Prerequisite: Taken in sequence or by consent of instructor.

SPAN 108- 1st Year Spanish *AEH
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Aesthetics & Humanities
Beginning Spanish with an emphasis on oral proficiency. Students learn the basic structure of the language by engaging in communication oriented activities relevant to daily life.
Prerequisite: Taken in sequence or by consent of instructor.

SPAN 109- 1st Year Spanish *AEH
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Aesthetics & Humanities
Beginning Spanish with an emphasis on oral proficiency. Students learn the basic structure of the language by engaging in communication oriented activities relevant to daily life.
Prerequisite: Taken in sequence or by consent of instructor.

SPAN 207- 2nd Year Spanish *AEH
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Aesthetics & Humanities
Intermediate Spanish. Emphasizes the development of oral proficiency skills, but with increased exposure to reading and writing. Students are introduced to the subtleties of the language through the study of more complex grammatical structures and through the reading of cultural texts.
Prerequisite: First year Spanish or consent of instructor. SPAN 208 and SPAN 209 taken in sequence or by consent of instructor.

SPAN 208- 2nd Year Spanish*AEH
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Aesthetics & Humanities
Intermediate Spanish. Emphasizes the development of oral proficiency skills, but with increased exposure to reading and writing. Students are introduced to the subtleties of the language through the study of more complex grammatical structures and through the reading of cultural texts.
Prerequisite: SPAN 207, first year Spanish or consent of instructor. SPAN 208 and 209 taken in sequence or by consent of instructor.

SPAN 209- 2nd Year Spanish *AEH
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Aesthetics & Humanities
Intermediate Spanish. Emphasizes the development of oral proficiency skills, but with increased exposure to reading and writing. Students are introduced to the subtleties of the language through the study of more complex grammatical structures and through the reading of texts.
Prerequisite: SPAN 207, first year Spanish or consent of instructor. SPAN 208 and 209 taken in sequence or by consent of instructor.

SPAN 321- Language & Culture I
Credits: 4.00
First term of third year Spanish series. Advanced study of Spanish culture and grammar. Readings in Hispanic culture and intensive grammar review. Strengthening and expansion of five skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, culture). Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Second year Spanish or equivalent. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 322- Language & Culture II
Credits: 4.00
Second term of third year Spanish series. Advanced study of Spanish culture and grammar. Readings in Hispanic culture and intensive grammar review. Strengthening and expansion of five skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, culture).  Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Second year Spanish or equivalent. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 323- Language & Culture III
Credits: 4.00
Third term of third year Spanish series. This course focuses on the development of written proficiency skills in Spanish.  Students will gain experience with different styles of writing including correspondence, essays, poetry and creative narratives. Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Second year Spanish or equivalent. Strongly recommended to be taken in sequence. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 336 – Global Issues/El Mundo
Credits: 4.00
Readings on current affairs in Spanish. Readings and discussion on current issues such as the future of oil, the future of water, the rise of Islam, the U.S., China and Europe in the global system, etc.
Prerequisite: Second year Spanish or equivalent.

SPAN 338- Culture and Civilization of Spain*SSC
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Social Sciences
A course focused on the political and cultural history of Spain, from the Iberian prehistory through the contemporary period.  Conducted in Spanish. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 339- Culture and Civilization of Latin Amer*SSC
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Social Sciences
Exploration of contemporary issues facing Latin America today as viewed against the backdrop of the conquest and colonization of the “New World”. The course begins with an overview of the cultures indigenous to the area and their many contributions to contemporary civilization. Texts include readings of testimonial literature, essays and poems. Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Spanish 209 or equivalent reading and speaking ability. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 344- Intro to Literature of Spain*AEH
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Aesthetics & Humanities
An introduction to selected literary texts of Spain, from the origins of the Spanish language through the Post-Franco era. The objective of the course is to familiarize the student with literary terminology and approaches to reading a variety of genres. Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Second year Spanish or equivalent. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 345- Intro Lit Latin Amer*AEH
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core-Aesthetics & Humanities
An introduction to selected literary texts from Latin America with an emphasis on narrative literature from the early 19th century to the present. The objective of the course is to familiarize the student with the evolution of Latin American literature as it corresponds to the historical and political developments of its day.
Prerequisite: SPAN 209 or equivalent reading, writing, and speaking ability. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 348- Hispanic Drama
Credits: 4.00
Introduction of Hispanic Drama. Survey of Peninsular drama from Golden Age to the contemporary period. Selections from Latin American drama. Prerequisite: Second year Spanish or equivalent. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 350- Spanish History Through Film and Literature*SSC
Credits: 4.00
Gen Ed Core – Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary introduction to modern history of Spain. Readings on Spanish history of the 20th and 21st century, complemented by the study of selected films and short stories.
Prerequisites: Second year Spanish or equivalent.

SPAN 351- Latin America Through Film
Credits: 4.00
This course seeks to introduce students to the historical and cultural text of Latin America as it is represented through film.  The films selected for this course reflect a wide range of thematic and cinematographic approaches. The multicultural fabric of the region, as represented by the ethnic and linguistic differences of the films, guarantees the viewer a sensory journey through Latin America. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 353- Latin American Literature Into Film
Credits: 4.00
This course introduces students to some of the major literary works from Latin America and their cinematographic adaptations. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.

SPAN 420- Chicana/o Mexican-American Literature
Credits: 4.00
Representative literature in Spanish and English by Chicano/Mexican American writers, emphasizing socio-cultural as well as literary values. Conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Ability to understand spoken and written Spanish. SPAN 320, 321 and 322 recommended. SPAN 339 Strongly recommended.  Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.

SPAN 425- Translation Theory and Practice
Credits: 4.00
This combined seminar and workshop provides hands-on practice in literary translation. Students are introduced to aspects of translation theory through selected readings. Course emphasizes the differences in translating different literary genres.
Prerequisite: Advanced ability to understand spoken and written Spanish. SPAN 344 or 345 or other literature course required. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course