Spanish (SP)

SP 500. Special Topics.3 Credits.

The subject varies based on faculty and student interests.

Offered: As needed

SP 501. Spanish Grammar.3 Credits.

This intensive study of the Spanish language at the advanced level builds on students' prior knowledge of the forms and paradigms of Spanish. Students receive instruction in verb tense usage, sentence syntax, lexical choices, nuances of word order and idiomatic usage. Emphasis is placed on composition skills and clarity of expression. Exercises to solidify knowledge are used extensively.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: As needed

SP 510. Beginning Spanish for Health Professions.3 Credits.

This online language course is targeted to students with limited or no experience using the Spanish language in health care settings. The course will address the needs of students and professionals who work in clinical settings that require a basic level of communication with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. The course facilitates the development of basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with emphasis on oral and aural abilities. Students will acquire essential vocabulary and phrases as well as an understanding of basic grammatical structures and intercultural awareness. Prerequisite: Heritage language experience or 2 semesters of college Spanish or 3 years of high school Spanish. Students with less than the Spanish minimum prerequisite should contact the professor for permission to join.

Offered: Every year, Summer Online

SP 517. Literary Genres.3 Credits.

Literary genres and their manifestations in Spanish and Spanish-American literature are studied in depth in this course.

Offered: As needed

SP 528. Spanish-American Literature.3 Credits.

This study of the major literary productions from Spanish America begins with the Conquest, continues through the Colonial period, Independence, modernism, and early 20th-century realism, and concludes with manifestations of late 20th-century experimentation.

Offered: Every Third Year, Spring

SP 548. Golden Age Drama and Poetry.3 Credits.

This study of the major dramatists and poets of the Siglo de Oro (16th and 17th centuries) of Spain covers Renaissance and Baroque styles. Major authors considered include Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca, Garcilaso and Góngora.

Offered: Every Third Year, Spring

SP 551L. Intensive Oral and Written Practice in Advanced Spanish for Teachers.1 Credit.

Intensive oral and written practice to accompany a graduate MAT Spanish course. Students practice proficiency in Spanish at the Advanced-Low ACTFL OPI and WPT.

Offered: Every year, Spring

SP 552L. Intensive Oral and Written Practice in Advanced Spanish for Teachers.1 Credit.

Intensive oral and written practice to accompany a graduate MAT Spanish course. Students practice proficiency in Spanish at the Advanced-Low ACTFL OPI and WPT.

Offered: Every year, Fall

SP 553L. Intensive Oral and Written Practice in Advanced Spanish for Teachers.1 Credit.

Intensive oral and written practice to accompany a graduate MAT Spanish course. Students practice proficiency in Spanish at the Advanced-Low ACTFL OPI and WPT.

Offered: Every year, Summer

SP 570. The Modern Spanish Short Story.3 Credits.

The short story as a genre as well as 19th- and 20th-century masterpieces written in Spain and Latin America are explored with close literary and linguistic analysis of each text and also consideration of its cultural context.

Offered: Every year, Summer

SP 576. The Spanish Caribbean.3 Credits.

This course studies the peoples, history and society of Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic as well as their artistic and literary expression. Also, features of the Spanish language (semantics and grammar) as spoken in the Caribbean are examined.

Offered: Every Third Year, Spring

SP 599. Independent Study.1-6 Credits.

Directed study in topics in Spanish language, culture or literature of special interest to the student.

Offered: As needed, All