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Spanish Courses

The Foreign Language program offers a number of courses required for a Spanish minor, all of which are listed below. Be sure to check out the Schedule of Classes for times, dates and locations of these courses.

Spanish Course Descriptions

1114 Elementary Spanish I
This introductory course, which is not intended for students with prior background in the language, offers basic skills in listening comprehension, conversation, pronunciation, reading and writing, along with culture, geography and grammar.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: none.

1224 Elementary Spanish II
Spanish 1224 is a continuation and amplification of Spanish 1114 skills.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: Spanish 1114 or equivalent.

2151 Spanish Pronunciation
This course covers rules and provides opportunities to practice the following skills: correct pronunciation of vowels, diphthongs and consonants, stress, pitch, rhythm, and linking patterns. Dialectal differences are noted and studied.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: Spanish 1114 or equivalent.

2183 Conversation/Reading I
Authentic legends from the Spanish-speaking world, along with topics from daily living, provide the bases for both reading and conversation.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 8 hours of Spanish

2193 Composition/Grammar I
Students are taught to plan, organize, write, edit, and rewrite compositions on various topics. Targeted skills will include narrating, identifying, restating, describing, and expressing main ideas and using function words properly.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 8 hours of Spanish.

3103 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
This course provides an introduction to Hispanic literature through short readings. Students are expected to discuss and analyze the works in Spanish.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 12 hours of Spanish

3113 Peninsular/Spanish American Culture (SL)
This class offers a survey of the geography, historical development, accomplishments of famous people, important festivals, foods, kind of government and social organization for each Spanish- speaking country. Mutual similarities, differences, and influences are highlighted.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 12 hours of Spanish

3183 Conversation II
This course is designed to expand and deepen the student's proficiency of narration, description, discussion and reaction to given topics in all time frames. Frequently-used idiomatic expressions and grammatical structures are reviewed and practiced.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 12 hours of Spanish

3193 Composition/Grammar II
Problematic areas of grammar and structure in both the indicative and subjunctive moods (all tenses) are addressed.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 12 hours of Spanish

4103 Survey of Peninsular Literature
This course encompasses a survey of representative works in Spanish literature from El Cid to current authors. All readings and analyses are done in Spanish.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 18 hours of Spanish

4183 Conversation III
This class teaches the student to support opinions, hypothesize, and communicate spontaneously.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 18 hours of Spanish

4193 Composition/Grammar III
This class seeks to refine and expand skills already studied such as researching, reporting, expressing opinions, evaluating, imagining and debating.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 18 hours of Spanish

4223 Survey of Spanish American Literature
This survey of representative works in Spanish American literature begins with indigenous writings and proceeds to current authors. All reading and analysis is done in Spanish.

One hour of non-credit laboratory study per week. Pre: 18 hours of Spanish