Minor in Spanish Course Descriptions
SPN 110 - Elementary Spanish I
Development of communicative competency with an emphasis on comprehension and speaking skills. Cultural content and grammatical structures introduced by text, web-based, and multi-media instructional materials. Intended for beginning level students.
SPN 111 - Elementary Spanish II
Continuation of SPN 110 presenting more complex grammatical structures and broader communicative competencies.
Prerequisite: SPN 110 or placement by Literature and Language Division placement measure. This course fulfills the Language core requirement.
SPN 212 - Intermediate Spanish
Grammar review with emphasis on the culture of the Spanish speaking world. Students will be expected to practice grammar structures while using them in culturally contextualized speaking, writing, reading, and listening activities. Native speakers of Spanish may enroll with consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: SPN 111 or equivalent, or placement by Language Department placement measure. This course fulfills the Language core requirement.
SPN 215 - Intermediate Spanish Composition & Conversation
An intermediate language course that develops and refines students' writing and conversation skills. Course content will boost cross cultural competency and use an array of compositional formats that include grammar and vocabulary to enhance student creativity. Native or heritage speakers of Spanish may enroll with consent of instructor.
Prerequisite: SPN 212 or equivalent, or placement by Language Division placement measure.
SPN 220 - Intermediate Spanish for Business
Emphasis on the business culture of Spanish speaking countries, contextualized to reflect the practical aspects of conducting business. Further development of language skills to enable the use of a case approach for business problems.
Prerequisite: SPN 212 or equivalent. This course fulfills the Language core requirement. Not open to students with Credit in SPN 220C.
SPN 232 - Advanced Spanish Conversation
A conversation course with emphasis on further development of conversational skills to improve oral and listening proficiency in order to develop cross cultural connections.
Prerequisites: SPN 214 and 216 or SPN 215. The course fulfills the Language core requirement.
SPN 234 - Advanced Spanish: The Short Story
Further development of reading and composition skills in Spanish through the medium of the contemporary short story. Selections from Spain, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States.
Prerequisites: SPN 214 and 216, or SPN 215, or equivalent, or placement by Language Department placement measure. This course fulfills the Language core requirement.
SPN 240 - Civilization & History of Spain
Study of the geographical, historical, literary, and political aspects of Spain and Iberia. The course includes an overview of the historical development of early modern Spain. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 232 or permission of instructor. This course fulfills the Language core requirement.
SPN 242 - Civilization & History of Spanish America
General introduction to geographical, historical, literary, and socio-cultural aspects of Spanish America. The course will cover pre-Colombian civilizations, the Colonial period, and the independence movements to the republics. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 232. This course fulfills the Language core requirement.
SPN 250 - Spanish for Business Professionals
Designed for students with or without previous Spanish study, this pragmatic language program provides task-based modules that use Spanish in applied ways. The content areas focus on easily mastered core expressions for future professionals.
Prerequisite: BUS 240. Fulfills Language requirement. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.
SPN 252 - Spanish for Medical Professionals
This Spanish conversation course is designed to help you strengthen your spoken language skills in a medical context. This course emphasizes the development of the ability to engage a patient in a variety of medical situations.
Prerequisites: BIO 203 or SPN 110. This course fulfills the language requirement. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.
SPN 355 - Masterpieces of Spanish & Hispanic American Literature
A selection of the best readings from early literature to the modern period. Provides an introduction to the main trends and genres of Peninsular and Hispanic American literature.
Prerequisite: SPN 232.
SPN 1/2/3/485 - Special Topics
Concentrated study in a particular area of Spanish. Typical offerings may include Spanish for Human Services, Prize Laureates in Hispanic Literature, and other topics as needs and interests dictate.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
SPN 2/3/486 - Independent Study
Intensive individual work in Spanish.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, academic advisor or division chairperson.
SPN 498 - Seminar in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture
Intensive study of one or more Spanish literary works or histories. Includes advanced project in a cultural or historically-based topic, literature and criticism, or creative writing.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.