Academic Bulletin Spanish - Course Descriptions - 2005-06

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Course Descriptions—Language Studies

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish
The student with little or no previous training in Spanish will get a grounding in the language and some understanding of Hispanic cultures. Upon successful completion of the course students will understand and respond in common conversational situations, read straightforward prose, and write simple but correct Spanish. Spanish 101 is taught in the fall semester; Spanish 102 in the spring semester.
Credits: 1

SPA 102 Intermediate Spanish
The student with little or no previous training in Spanish will get a grounding in the language and some understanding of Hispanic cultures. Upon successful completion of the course students will understand and respond in common conversational situations, read straightforward prose, and write simple but correct Spanish. Spanish 101 is taught in the fall semester; Spanish 102 in the spring semester.
Successful completion of Spanish 101 is a prerequisite for Spanish 102.
Credits: 1

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish
A thorough review of the fundamentals of the language. Students will continue their growth via active use of the language in order to develop communication skills: speaking, listening, writing, and cultural awareness. Students will also read Spanish texts that reinforce the study of the language and knowledge of Hispanic cultures. Particular attention will be given to improving self-expression in Spanish beyond the rudimentary level. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or placement by examination.
Credits: 1

SPA 202 Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultures
This course focuses on the active use of Spanish. Its goals are to develop the student’s command of Spanish through guided practice in the use of the language and to increase his understanding of Hispanic cultures as reflected in the Spanish language and life in the Spanish-speaking world. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or consent of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1

SPA 301 Spanish Conversation and Composition
This course focuses on the continued development of the student’s command of the Spanish language and his understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, with an emphasis on speaking and writing. In this course students gain competence in writing and speaking. Selected readings of both Spanish and Spanish American fiction and nonfiction. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisite: Spanish 202 or consent of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1

Course Descriptions—Literature and Culture

SPA 302 Introduction to Literature
This first course in the study of literature examines the workings of literature: style, form, structure, genre, symbolism, allusion, and metaphor. Introduction to the lexicon of literary criticism and the principles of literary theory. Required of majors. This course is offered in the spring semester.
Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or consent of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1

SPA 303 Spanish Survey of Spanish American Literatures
A survey of Spanish American literature from the conquest to the post-boom, with emphasis on narrative and poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will become familiar with the principal literary movements and the interaction between literature and the socio-political realities of Spanish America. Taught in the fall semester in alternate years.
Prerequisite: Spanish 302 or consent of the instructor.
Credits: 1

SPA 304 Spanish Survey of Peninsular Literature
A survey of the literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will become familiar with the principal literary movements and the interaction between literature and the socio-political reality of Spain. Taught in the fall semester in alternate years.
Prerequisite: Spanish 302 or consent of the instructor.
Credits: 1

SPA 401 Spanish Senior Seminar
A seminar on genres and writers from Spanish America and/or Spain. Students will engage in an in-depth literary analysis of texts central to Spanish letters, and will produce original interpretive work and/or an original research project. This course is offered in the fall semester.
Prerequisite: Spanish 402 or 403 or consent of instructor.
Credits: 1

SPA 402 Spanish Studies in Peninsular Literary Genres
This course examines a cultural theme or the development of a specific literary genre: novel, poetry, drama, or essay. Students read and analyze Peninsular Spanish texts to better understand the dialog between literary genres and historical, political, and social realities. Students will develop the analytical tools and language specific to the interpretation of a particular genre and demonstrate those skills in interpretative essays and class discussion. One-half or one course credit. Taught in the spring semester in alternate years.
Prerequisite: Spanish 304 or consent of the instructor.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 403 Spanish Studies in Spanish American Literary Genres
This course examines a cultural theme or the development of a specific literary genre: novel, poetry, drama, or essay. Students read and analyze Spanish American texts to better understand the dialog between literary genres and historical, political, and social realities. Students will develop the analytical tools and language specific to the interpretation of a particular genre and demonstrate those skills in interpretative essays and class discussion. One-half or one course credit. Taught in the spring semester in alternate years.
Prerequisite: Spanish 303 or consent of the instructor.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 177 Special Topics in Spanish
These courses treat topics in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Conducted in Spanish. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 187 Independent Study in Spanish
Topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 188 Independent Study in Spanish
Topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 277 Special Topics in Spanish
These courses treat topics in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Conducted in Spanish. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 287 Independent Study in Spanish
Topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 288 Independent Study in Spanish
Topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 377 Special Topics in Spanish
These courses treat topics in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Conducted in Spanish. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 387 Independent Study in Spanish
Topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 388 Independent Study in Spanish
Topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 477 Special Topics in Spanish
These courses treat topics in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Conducted in Spanish. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 487 Independent Study in Spanish
Topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2

SPA 488 Independent Study in Spanish
Topics in literature, language, or culture chosen in consultation with the instructor, discussed in tutorial sessions. Students who plan to do independent study are expected to consult with the faculty member and to submit their proposals well in advance of the beginning of the semester in which they will do the work. One-half or one course credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor and the department chair.
Credits: 1/2