RequirementsStudents may elect to minor in Spanish. A minor in Spanish consists of 18 credit hours beyond SP 102 (Elementary Spanish II). Study abroad is encouraged.
SP-101-102. Elementary Spanish
Fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish, and introduction to Spanish culture. Emphasis is placed on communicative proficiency.
SP-203-204. Intermediate Spanish
Continuation of development of communicative skills in Spanish. Includes review and further study of grammar. Oral and written work based upon short cultural and literary texts.
Practice in spoken Spanish, including discussions, oral presentation, and role-playing. Includes written exercises.
SP-206. Advanced Grammar, Stylistics, and Composition
Practice in written and oral skills, with an emphasis on the refinement of grammatical and stylistic abilities.
SP-208. Culture and Civilization
Systematic introduction to the political, social, economic, and cultural characteristics of Spain from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. Readings from a variety of sources including the Spanish press.
SP-209. Latin American Culture and Civilization
Systematic study of the historical, cultural, economic, and political development of the countries of Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries and Brazil). Pre-Columbian cultures (Maya, Aztec, and Inca) will be examined. Use of audio-visual material and other activities included.
SP-210. Spanish for Business
Introduction to language use in the contemporary Spanish business world, including practice in reading, understanding, and writing business communications.
SP-211. Conversational Spanish for Health and Social Services
Designed to provide the students with the basic terminology and conversational skills in Spanish for the health care field and the social services area. Work on special problems of grammar and idiomatic expression.
SP-212. Non-Literary Translation
In 'Non-literary Translation,' students will learn some translation strategies by practicing with actual data taken from documents in a variety of professional fields including medical, commercial, and legal. Students will learn how to solve problems in technical translations: terminology, idiomatic expressions, verb usage, and false cognates. The course will use a workshop approach and focus on practical issues in various professional fields. Includes a community service component.
SP-220. Spanish Listening and Comprehension
'Listening and Comprehension' develops a better understanding of spoken colloquial Spanish. Students will work with audio and audio-visual materials that engage cultural topics connected to language use in Hispanic countries. (Intended for non-native speakers only)
SP-301. Introduction to Latin American Literature
An examination of literary language, genre conventions, and critical approaches, as well as an introduction to Spanish literary history.
SP-307. Survey of Spanish Literature I
SP-307 is a systematic survey of peninsular (Spanish) literature from the Middle Ages through the 'Illustración' or Neoclassicism literary periods, including a variety of genres. This course provides an overview of the development of literary movements throughout history.
SP-308. Survey of Spanish Literature II
SP-308 is a systematic survey of Spanish literature from Romanticism through the contemporary literary periods, including a variety of genres. This course provides an overview of the development of literary movements throughout history.
One to three creditsPresentations and discussions of selected topics. Maximum of three credits per student.
SP-399. Cooperative Education
Professional cooperative education placement in a private or public organization related to the student’s academic objectives and career goals. In addition to their work experience, students are required to submit weekly reaction papers and an academic project to a Faculty Coordinator in the student’s discipline. (See the Cooperative Education section of this bulletin for placement procedures.)