Spanish

Courses

SPN 1000. Conversational Spanish I. 3 hrs.

Introduction to the basics of the language, with emphasis on speaking and listening skills. A supplement to the SPN-1001-SPN-2002 language courses with additional practice in basic conversation. Can be taken prior to the regular language sequence(s) -- 1001 and following -- or concurrently with any other course (except 2003 Advanced Composition and Conversation). Can also be taken on its own merits for those with a personal interest for avocational purposes. Provides basic conversational patterns, idiomatic vocabulary, basic grammar and syntax, and general cultural patterns. IN THE MAJORITY OF INSTANCES, THIS COURSE WILL TRANSFER ONLY AS A GENERAL ELECTIVE FOR THE B.A. DEGREE OR FOR OTHER BACCALAUREATE DEGREES REQUIRING A WORLD LANGUAGE.

SPN 1001. Elementary Spanish I. 4 hrs.

An elementary Spanish course designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken Spanish, reading comprehension, speaking and writing. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners to develop projects, write journals and participate in discussions.

SPN 1002. Elementary Spanish II. 4 hrs.

A continuation of SPN-1001 designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken Spanish, reading comprehension, speaking and writing. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners to develop projects, write journals and participate in discussions. Prerequisite: SPN 1001, two years of high school Spanish, or permission of instructor.

SPN 1010. Conversational Spanish for Professionals. 3 hrs.

This course provides an expansion of conversational patterns,vocabulary, review of basic grammar and syntax,and exploration of Spanish culture. IN THE MAJORITY OF INSTANCES, THIS COURSE WILL TRANSFER ONLY AS A GENERAL ELECTIVE FOR THE B.A. DEGREE OR FOR OTHER BACCALAUREATE DEGREES REQUIRING A WORLD LANGUAGE. Prerequisite: None (previous exposure to Spanish language helpful).

SPN 1020. Conversational Spanish Profess - Mod 1. 1 hr.

SPN 1020 is the first module of three modules making up a two-semester conversational Spanish program for professionals. This module offers a concise introduction to Spanish grammar and vocabulary for students whose personal and/or professional goals include a working knowledge of Spanish. It presents fundamental grammar structures in conjunction with high-frequency vocabulary, including greetings, farewells, cardinal numbes, and the metric system. Students apply these learnings in a practical context for specific purposes such as (1) business & finance, (2) law enforcement, (3) social services, (4) medical field, or (5) teaching.

SPN 1030. Conversational Spanish Profess - Mod 2. 1 hr.

SPN 1030 is the second module of three making up two-semester conversational Spanish program for Professionals. This module offers a concise introduction to Spanish grammar and vocabulary for students whose personal and/or professional goals include a working knowledge of Spanish. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns and direct and indirect object pronouns are stressed. In correlated realistic dialogues and situational exercises, students apply these structure to practical contexts and develop vocabulary and conversational skills for the specific career field in which they are employed.

SPN 1040. Conversational Spanish Profess - Mod 3. 1 hr.

SPN 1040 is the third module of three making up a two-semester conversational Spanish program for Professionals. This module offers a concise introduction to Spanish grammar and vocabulary for students whose personal and/or professional goals include a working knowledge of Spanish. Emphasis is placed on the translation of memos, cultural notes and business correspondence. In correlated realistic dialogues and situational exercises, students apply these structures to practical contexts and develop vocabulary and conversational skills for the specific career field in which they are employed.

SPN 1200. Conversational Spanish for Med Personnel. 3 hrs.

Introduction to the basics of the Spanish language with emphasis on business and professional communication. Presentation of basic grammar, syntax and conversational patterns. Provides realistic dialogues and situational exercises about cases that medical personnel encounter in the course of their work. Students are required to work with partners in role playing situations and vocabulary drills. Short readings, covering business and professional topics are followed by brief conversations and a question-answer exercise. SPN 1200 is designed and recommended for all medical personnel with a desire to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients.

SPN 1300. Special Topics in Command Spanish. 0.5 hrs.

This course utilizes techniques that teach students specific occupational language in a limited time period. This program uses a highly effective phonetic encoding system to allow immediate control of Spanish pronunication. Students learn commands and statements that allow them to conduct one-way communication. In addition, students learn two types of control questions (yes/no response and screen questions) which are designed to control potential responses and render them comprehensible.

SPN 2001. Intermediate Spanish I. 4 hrs.

An intermediate Spanish course designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken Spanish, reading comprehension, speaking and writing, and an awareness of cultural and literary contributions from the 21 Spanish speaking societies. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners to develop projects, write journals and participate in discussions. Prerequisite: SPN 1001 or SPN 1002, two years of high school Spanish or permission of the instructor.

SPN 2002. Intermediate Spanish II. 4 hrs.

A continuation of SPN-2001 designed to foster development of the four essential skills of language acquisition: comprehension of spoken Spanish, reading comprehension, speaking and writing, and an awareness of cultural and literary contributions from the 21 Spanish speaking societies. The student will develop, review and expand skills acquired through assigned study and will collaborate with other learners to develop projects, write journals and participate in discussions. Prerequisite: SPN 2001, two years of high school Spanish or equivalent or permission of instructor. IAI: H1 900.

SPN 2003. Composition and Grammar. 3 hrs.

An advanced level composition and conversation course based upon a cultural approach. Grammar is reviewed extensively. Advanced selections from Hispanic literature will be read and analyzed. Prerequisite: SPN 2002 or three years of high school Spanish or consent of instructor.

SPN 2004. Survey of Spanish Literature. 3 hrs.

An advanced level composition and conversation course based upon a survey of historical Hispanic literature. Grammar is reviewed extensively. Advanced selections from Hispanic literature will be read and analyzed. The course titles include both SPN-2004 and HFA-1007 Special Topic so that two semesters - each with a different topic can be taken for 3 semester credit hours per course, or a total of 6 semester hours. Fall semester covers Iberian Spanish Literature and spring semester covers Latin American Literature. Prerequisite: SPN 2002, three years of high school Spanish or consent of instructor.