Description of Courses
SPA SPANISH (Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)
101. Introduction I to Spanish - 4-1-4
Acquisition of the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
102. Introduction II to Spanish - 4-1-4
Further development of basic language skills introduced in Spanish 101. PR: SPA 101 or departmental placement.
200. Intermediate Spanish - 4-1-4
Completion of basic linguistic structures and the study of Hispanic civilization and culture. PR: SPA 102 or departmental placement.
204FLA. Special Topics in Foreign Languages - 3-0-3
Special topics in languages not covered by the regular curriculum. May be repeated for credit.
205-305. Spanish Study Abroad - 3 to 9 hours
Taught in Spain. Intensive study of Spanish language and culture through class work, conversation and travel. Credit assigned at the 200 or 300 level, depending on previous language experience. May complete the B.A. foreign-language requirement. Honors, Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. PR: SPA 101-102 or departmental placement.
300. Spanish in Context - 3-0-3
This course promotes Spanish language proficiency in all four skill areas, with a particular focus on reading and writing, and deepens students’ cultural awareness. Through a thorough review and expansion of Spanish vocabulary and grammar, the course serves as a bridge between the basic language sequence and upper-level courses. Students enrolled in this course are required to participate for one hour per week in community initiatives using their Spanish-language skills. PR: SPA200 or department placement
301. Advanced Spanish Conversation - 3-0-3
Review of grammar and improvement of speaking skills through the analysis and discussion of contemporary Hispanic culture. PR: SPA 300.
302WI. Advanced Spanish Composition - 3-0-3
Review of grammar and improvement of writing skills. PR: SPA 300.
306. Spanish for Other Disciplines - 1 to 3 hours
This course is a component of the Foreign-Languages-Across-the-Curriculum Program. It will be taught in conjunction with a course from another discipline. Students will study selected materials in Spanish and meet weekly to discuss them in Spanish with their professor. Requires special authorization. May be repeated for credit. PR: SPA 300.
307. Advanced Spanish Grammar - 3-0-3
Advanced study of Spanish syntax, morphology and other grammar-related areas. Particular emphasis on problems encountered by English speakers. PR:SPA 300.
308WI. Introduction to Literary Analysis - 3-0-3
Textual analysis of works by representative Hispanic authors. Emphasis on acquiring methods of literary analysis. PR: SPA 300.
310. Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature - 3-0-3
Survey of the development of Spanish literature from the medieval period to the present, and reading of excerpts from selected masterpieces. PR: SPA 300.
311. Survey of Spanish-American Literature - 3-0-3
Survey of the development of Spanish-American literature from the colonial period to the present, and reading of excerpts from selected masterpieces. PR: SPA 300.
324. Hispanic Culture - 3-0-3
Study of Spanish and Spanish-American history, art, politics and social structures. May be taught at Berry or abroad. PR: SPA 300.
400FLA. Foreign-Language Education in the Elementary School - 3-0-3
Methods of classroom procedures, functional units, use of audiovisual aids/media and evaluation of pupil growth in grades K-6. Field experience required. PR: FRE, GER or SPA 301; or FRE, SPA 302WI.
403. Contemporary Spanish-American Literature - 3-0-3
Study of the 20th-century Spanish-American literature with special emphasis on the analysis of prose fiction. PR: any 300-level SPA.
404WI. Spanish Business Communication - 3-0-3
Development of oral and written skills in business and trade transactions. PR: any 300-level SPA.
405WI. Topics in Spanish - 3-0-3
Study of a variety of trends in Spanish literary, philosophical and/or political thought. May be repeated once for credit. PR: any 300-level SPA.
407. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics - 3-0-3
Introduction to basic concepts in linguistic theory and their application to the structure of the Spanish language. PR: SPA 302WI or 307.
408WI. Masterpieces of Early and Golden Age Literature - 3-0-3
Study of major works of the medieval and Golden Age periods of Spanish literature. PR: any 300-level SPA.
409. Nineteenth- and 20th-Century Spanish Literature - 3-0-3
Study of the major literary movements of 19th- and 20th-century Spain, including Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Generation of 98 and Civil War literature. PR: any 300-level SPA.
450. Senior Project in Spanish - 3-0-3
Research project required for graduation if student cannot complete study abroad. Class will be created in consultation with major advisor. PR: SS, CI.
496FLA. Academic Internship - 3 to 12 hours
Problem-oriented experiences on specific academic projects relating to the individual student's program of study and planned in consultation with the student's advisor. PR: See general provisions for academic internships in this catalog.
498. Directed Study - 1 to 3 hours
Research projects developed, according to the need of the individual student, under the direction of the instructor. PR: any 400-level SPA and CI; JS or SS majors only; and approval of school dean.