(School of Arts and Letters, Languages and International Studies)
SPN 1101-1102 Beginning Spanish I and II (III)
each The first semester sequence of beginning Spanish language study. Students learn basic sentence structures and patterns and develop basic oral communication. Focus is on listening and speaking skills. Prerequisite: placement exam or consent of instructor.
SPN 1103 -1104 Beginning Spanish III and IV (III)
2 cr. each
The second semester sequence of beginning Spanish language study. Students learn more complex structures and continue developing oral communicative abilitieswith increased emphasis on reading andwriting. Prerequisite: placement exam or consent of instructor.
SPN 2101 Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate course that deals with the more sophisticated elements of Spanish grammar and communication. All four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - are emphasized. Prerequisite: Placement exam, SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.
SPN 2102 Intermediate Spanish II
Continuation of SPN 2101. Prerequisite: Placement exam, SPN 2101, or consent of instructor.
SPN 2150 Intermediate Spanish I in Cuernavaca
Intermediate conversational Spanish.Taught as a component of the Semestre en México Program. Prerequisite: SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.
SPN 2514 Hispanic Poetry
Opportunity to study the major poets of the Hispanic world. The course deals with a different writer each time it is offered.The international significance of each poet, his/her influence on the Hispanic world and the specific cultural importance of these writers is examined. Prerequisite: SPN 2101 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3150 Spanish Conversation in Cuernavaca
Intensive conversational Spanish. Taught as a component of the Semestre en México Program. Prerequisite: SPN 2012 or consent of instructor.
SPN/LIS 3303 The Other America
Cross-listed with LIS 3303. Taught in English. A course designed to introduce the student to the complex issues concerning contemporary Latin America. Students will explore current topics and events from a multi disciplinary point of view.
SPN 3513 Composition/Grammar Review
Required for the Spanish minor. Intensive review of Spanish grammar, emphasizing composition andwriting. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3516 Hispanic Short Stories
Introduction to literature in Spanish. The course deals with writers from Spain and Spanish America and chiefly from the 20th century. Students will become acquainted with major Spanish-speaking writers and with theirway of seeing and depicting theworld.Good reading skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3601 Civilization: Spain
Overview of the rich history and culture of Spain, beginningwith the earliest inhabitants andmoving to the 21st century, highlighting major events. Good reading and speaking skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3602 Civilization: Latin America
Overviewof the rich history and culture of Latin America, primarily of the Spanish-speaking regions. Begins with the native traditions of the Aztec, Mayan and Inca inhabitants and moves to the 21st century, highlighting major events. Good reading and speaking skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3777 Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization
Offers in-depth study of subjects not covered in the general language sequence of the curriculum. Topics chosen will be based on relevance to both the Spanish and the International Studies curricula. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3901 Hispanic Women Writers
Examination of Hispanicwomenwriterswho best represent their cultures andwho explore women's historic roles in the Hispanic world and their efforts to achieve a place in this society.
SPN 3951 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature
Opportunity to read some of the major literary works written in Spanish. While the content of the course changes periodically, the guiding principle is the inclusion of as much variety as possible from the different genres, historical periods, countries and sub-cultures. Prerequisite: At least one 3000 level course (except SPN 3303) passedwith a B average or consent of instructor. SPN 4999 Independent Study 1-4 cr. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.