Spanish Courses


SPAN 101 - BEGINNING SPANISH I (3). Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills. Admission to 101 restricted to those who have never studied Spanish previously or who have placed by examination into 101.

SPAN 102 - BEGINNING SPANISH II (3). (Prereq: SPAN 101 or by placement) Introduction to grammar and practical vocabulary necessary for fundamental communication skills.

SPAN 201 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (3). (Prereq: SPAN 102 or by placement) Practice and further development of essential listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Admission either by placement examination or successful completion of SPAN 102.

SPAN 202 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (3). (Prereq: SPAN 201 or permission of instructor) Continued development of the four skills practiced in SPAN 201.

SPAN 220 - SELECTED WORKS OF HISPANIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION (3). Selected major works, especially contemporary works, in all genres of Hispanic literature in English translation.

SPAN 300 - CULTURAL READINGS FOR CONVERSATION (3). (Prereq: SPAN 201 or by Phase II placement exam) Readings and discussion of topics affecting the Hispanic world. Emphasis on speaking and listening skills. Use of electronic media. Not open to native speakers.

SPAN 305 - WORKING WITH HISPANIC CLIENTS (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210 or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students) Cross-cultural approaches to interactions with persons of Hispanic origin in a variety of professional settings. Readings, speakers, media. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 309 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE I (3). (Prereq: Grade of B or better in SPAN 201 by Phase II placement exam, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Advanced practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

SPAN 301 - ADVANCED SPANISH LANGUAGE II (3). (Prereq: SPAN 309, by Placement on Phase II placement exam or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Continuation of advanced practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

SPAN 302 - INTRODUCTION TO READING HISPANIC LITERARY TEXTS (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of C+ or better in SPAN 309, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Approaches to reading literary texts through carefully selected readings from different genres.

SPAN 316 - BUSINESS SPANISH (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of C+ or better in SPAN 309, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Commercial organizations and business in Spanish-speaking countries, business correspondence, terminology and techniques in commercial transactions.

SPAN 350 - SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDY ABROAD (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Intensive language practice in native environment with emphasis on oral skills. Instruction by native speakers; community contact and home stay. Prior placement test required. May be repeated once for credit.

SPAN 375 - TOPICS IN HISPANIC CULTURES AND LITERATURES (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210 or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title. May be repeated once for credit. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 380 - HISPANIC FILM AND CULTURE (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of C+ or better in SPAN 309, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Interpretation of contemporary Hispanic culture through selected Spanish or Spanish-American films. A: Spanish film; B: Spanish-American film. (Satisfies USCB General Education Non-Western Requirement)

SPAN 398 - SELECTED TOPICS (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Intensive study of selected topics of the Hispanic world. May be repeated for credit under different suffix. Taught in English.

SPAN 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-6). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210, or consent of instructor. Department permission required for transfer students.) Contract approval by instructor, advisor, department chair and vice chancellor for academic affairs is required.

SPAN 400 - SPANISH CIVILIZATION I (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210, or consent of instructor.) Lectures, readings and visuals on Spanish civilization and its cultural heritage from the Middle Ages to 1700.

SPAN 401 - SPANISH AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210, or consent of instructor.) Lectures, readings and visuals on Spanish American civilization and its cultural heritage from the Pre-Columbian Era to Independence.

SPAN 402 - SPANISH CIVILIZATION II (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210, or consent of instructor.) Lectures, readings and visuals on Spanish civilization and its cultural heritage from the 18th century to the present day.

SPAN 403 - SPANISH AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210, or consent of instructor.) Lectures, readings and visuals on Spanish American civilization and its cultural heritage from Independence to the present day.

SPAN 404 - LITERARY TENDENCIES AND MASTERPIECES OF SPAIN I (3). (Prereq: SPAN 312 or consent of instructor) A survey of the masterworks and literary tendencies of Spain from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.

SPAN 405 - LITERARY TENDENCIES AND MASTERPIECES OF SPANISH AMERICA I (3). (Prereq: SPAN 312 or consent of instructor) A survey of the masterworks and literary tendencies of Spanish America from the Pre-Columbian Era to Independence.

SPAN 406 - LITERARY TENDENCIES AND MASTERPIECES OF SPAIN II (3). (Prereq: SPAN 312 or consent of instructor) A survey of the masterworks and literary tendencies of Spain from the 18th century to present day.

BSPA 407 - LITERARY TENDENCIES AND MASTERPIECES OF SPANISH AMERICA II (3). (Prereq: SPAN 312 or consent of instructor) A survey of the masterworks and literary tendencies of Spanish America from Independence to present day.

SPAN 417 - ADVANCED SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND THE PROFESSIONS (3). (Prereq: SPAN 316 or consent of instructor) Vocabulary, concepts and oral/written skills necessary to communicate effectively in the social, cultural, or economic infrastructure of Hispanic countries. Introduction to the use of technology for the acquisition and processing of materials relevant to students’ professional goals.

SPAN 450 - ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY ABROAD (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of B or better in SPAN 210, or consent of instructor.) Intensive language practice in native environment with special emphasis on oral skills. Instruction by native speakers; extensive community contact and home stay. Prior placement test required.

SPAN 499 - SENIOR SEMINAR (3). (Prereq: Placement at 300 level on Phase II placement exam, grade of C+ or better in at least one cultural history course (SPAN400, 401, 402 or 403) and in at least one literature course (SPAN 404, 405, 406, or 407), or consent of instructor) A special seminar devoted to the in-depth study of selected subjects in Hispanic literature, culture, or language. Required for the intensive major in Spanish.