Spanish (SP)

SP 101. Elementary Spanish I.3 Credits.

Spanish as a spoken and written language is introduced in this course, which includes intensive drills in the basic structures of the language. Elementary reading material is used for vocabulary building, analytical exercises and discussion. Students who have three or more years of high school Spanish with grades of B or above may not take this course for credit.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 101L. Elementary Spanish Lab.1 Credit.

This lab is a supplement to SP 101 and SP 102. It is open to any student who is taking or has taken Spanish courses at the elementary level. The lab provides specific support to improve speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension skills. It also offers cultural materials and can be tailored on demand to individual students with supplementary specialized vocabularies from specific professions. The lab does not count towards fulfilling a language requirement, minor or major. It can be taken twice for credit during different semesters and is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 102. Elementary Spanish II.3 Credits.

This course is a continuation of SP 101.

Prerequisites: Take SP 101 or placement into SP 102.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 199. Independent Study in Spanish.3 Credits.

Offered: As needed

SP 200. The Culture and Civilization of Spain.3 Credits.

This course introduces students to the arts and cultures of Spain. An overview of the country's history helps students develop a critical understanding of current artistic, political and economic developments. Selected vocabulary is included to deepen the knowledge of Spanish life. The course is conducted in English and does not require prior knowledge of Spanish.

Offered: As needed

SP 201. Intermediate Spanish I.3 Credits.

This course includes conversational practice and a review of grammar. Students develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites: Take SP 102 or placement into SP 201.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 201L. Intermediate Spanish Lab.1 Credit.

This lab is a supplement to SP 201 and SP 202. It is open to any student who is taking or has taken Spanish courses at the intermediate level. The lab provides specific support to improve speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension skills. It also offers cultural materials and can be tailored on demand to individual students with supplementary specialized vocabularies from specific professions. The lab does not count toward fulfilling a language requirement, minor or major. It can be taken twice for credit during different semesters and is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 202. Intermediate Spanish II.3 Credits.

This course is a continuation of SP 201.

Prerequisites: Take SP 201.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 259. Spanish Elective.3 Credits.

Offered: As needed

SP 289. Spanish Elective.3 Credits.

SP 299. Independent Study.3 Credits.

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

Offered: As needed, All

SP 300. Special Topics in Spanish.3 Credits.

The subject varies based on faculty and student interests. Topics may be in Spanish literature, culture or history.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: As needed

SP 301. Advanced Spanish I.3 Credits.

This course is designed to help the student develop oral and written language skills to a high degree of proficiency.

Prerequisites: Take SP 202 or placement into SP 301.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 301L. Advanced Spanish Lab.1 Credit.

This lab is a supplement to SP 301 and SP 302. It is open to any student who is taking or has taken Spanish courses at the Advanced level. The lab provides specific support to improve speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension skills. It also offers cultural materials and can be tailored on demand to individual students with supplementary specialized vocabularies from specific professions. The lab does not count towards fulfilling a language requirement, minor, or major. It can be taken twice for credit during different semesters and is graded Pass/Fail.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 302. Advanced Spanish II.3 Credits.

This course is a continuation of SP 301.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SP 312. Advanced Conversation.3 Credits.

This course is designed to improve oral skills for non-native speakers.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every year, Fall

SP 317. Approaches to Literary Genres.3 Credits.

This course, taught in Spanish, is designed to familiarize students with general approaches to literature: how to read/talk about a poem as opposed to a play, etc. Students read and discuss, in Spanish, works from various genres.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every Third Year, Fall

SP 321. Masterpieces of Spanish Literature.3 Credits.

Major literary productions of Spain are studied, including works by or selections from Lazarillo de Tormes, Garcilaso, Cervantes, Galdos and Lorca.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every Third Year, Spring

SP 328. Spanish American Literature from the Conquest to 1880.3 Credits.

Representative selections of Spanish American writings from the diary of Columbus through romanticism are studied. Works of poetry, fiction and drama are analyzed in terms of their sociopolitical contexts as well in terms of the dominant literary movements of the period.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: As needed

SP 329. Spanish American Literature from 1880 to Present.3 Credits.

Representative selections of Spanish American writings since "Modernismo" are studied. Works of poetry, fiction and drama are analyzed in terms of their sociopolitical contexts as well as in terms of the dominant literary movements of the period.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every Third Year, Fall

SP 335. Nineteenth Century Literature of Spain.3 Credits.

The romantic, realist and naturalist movements are studied.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every Third Year, Spring

SP 343. Culture of Spain.3 Credits.

This course focuses on the broad themes of politics, history, literature, philosophy, regional languages, religion, education, the media, art, music, architecture, ethnic diversity and traditions of Spain. By examining the past and present, students gain deeper insights into the Spanish character and world view. Instruction of this course is in Spanish.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every other year, Spring

SP 348. Spanish Drama and Poetry of the Golden Age.3 Credits.

This course focuses on readings and discussion of the works of Calderon de la Barca, Lope de Vega, and contemporaries.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every Third Year, Spring

SP 351. Short Story in Spanish.3 Credits.

This course presents a study of the short story genre and its development in Spain and Spanish America, especially in modern times, including Chicano literature. A variety of short stories (moral lesson, anecdote, character story and magic realism) are analyzed.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: As needed

SP 370. History of the Romance Languages.3 Credits.

Students study the historical linguistic development of Spanish in comparison with the other Romance languages: Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Rhetian, Sardinian and Romanian. Students also compare the modern dialects of Spanish.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every other year, Fall and Spring

SP 371. Contemporary Literature in Spanish.3 Credits.

The novel, theater or poetry of contemporary Spain and Spanish America are studied.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every Third Year, Fall

SP 373. Latin American Cultures I.3 Credits.

Selected topics of Latin American cultures from their Spanish and pre-Columbian roots to the end of Independence are studied. Readings are drawn from history as well as literature.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every year, Fall

SP 374. Latin American Cultures II.3 Credits.

Selected topics of Latin American cultures from the end of Independence to the present are studied. Readings are drawn from history as well as literature.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every year, Spring

SP 376. The Spanish Caribbean.3 Credits.

This course studies people, history and society as well as artistic and literary expression of Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Also, features of the Spanish language as spoken in the Caribbean are considered.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every other year, Spring

SP 399. Independent Study.3 Credits.

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

Offered: As needed, All

SP 400. Special Topics.3 Credits.

Offered: As needed

SP 401. Advanced Spanish Grammar.3 Credits.

This culminating course, designed to increase and perfect the knowledge of students who possess a strong command of Spanish grammar, includes instruction in verb tense usage, sentence syntax, lexical choices and idiomatic usage. Exercises to solidify knowledge are used extensively.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: As needed

SP 450. Senior Seminar.3 Credits.

This seminar is devoted to an in-depth study of Don Quijote de la Mancha. The novel is read, discussed and analyzed in terms of the sociopolitical context and in terms of the dominant literature of the period.

Prerequisites: Take SP 302.
Offered: Every year, Spring

SP 499. Independent Study.3 Credits.

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

Offered: As needed, All