Degrees & Courses

Course List

Workplace and Travel Spanish
SPAN  0100 3.00 Credit Hours
Introductory course that will familiarize students with the basic elements of spoken Spanish, Spanish customs, culture and social behaviors focusing on workplace and travel interactions. Some grammar and structural patterns will be taught in this course.
Beginning Spanish I
SPAN  0101 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is the first semester of Spanish language instruction. The course aims to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as to expose students to the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: None.
Beginning Spanish II
SPAN  0102 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is the second semester of Spanish language instruction. The course continues to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and expose students to the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN  0203 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is the third semester of Spanish language instruction. The course continues to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and expose students to the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intermediate Spanish II
SPAN  0204 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is the fourth semester of Spanish language instruction. The course continues to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and expose students to the diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Topics in Spanish
SPAN  0298 1.00 Credit Hours
Topics not normally included in another course. Prerequisites are determined by the department and stipulated in the syllabus.
Grammar and Composition
SPAN  0300 3.00 Credit Hours
Initial oral and written composition with emphasis on grammar; verbal aspect, modals, and tense contrasts through significant practice and sentence drills. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intro to Lit & Spanish Review
SPAN  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is designed to serve as a bridge between the basic language Spanish courses and upper level literature and composition courses, including Span 300. Students will review and refine their usage of grammar previously taught while learning the vocabulary and analytical skills necessary in the study of literature written in Spanish. The course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intro Spanish Civ
SPAN  0306 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued development of the four basic language skills through reading and conversation in Spanish culture. The study of more complex patterns in communicative skills is emphasized. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intro to Latin American Civ
SPAN  0307 3.00 Credit Hours
Continued development of the four basic language skills in the language through reading and conversation in Latin American Culture. The study of more complex patterns in communicative skills is emphasized. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Conversation I
SPAN  0310 3.00 Credit Hours
Emphasis on the basic survival skills of understanding, speaking, and reading in Spanish, and on the study of the Spanish speaking cultures. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Conversations and Readings
SPAN  0320 3.00 Credit Hours
Emphasis is on the improvement of conversational skills using cultural readings and short stories as the catalysts for intermediate level discourse. The course will be offered abroad. Prerequisites: SPAN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Peninsular Lit El Cid Present
SPAN  0326 3.00 Credit Hours
Spain's literary history and important representative works and writings from El Cid to the present. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Mexican Literature
SPAN  0335 3.00 Credit Hours
Major figures and movements in the history of Mexican literature with an emphasis on the 20th century. Taught in Spanish as a seminar. Weekly lectures will alternate with discussion of the readings on a one-to-one basis. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent level of proficiency. Course may be offered with a study abroad option.
Survey of Spanish American Lit
SPAN  0336 3.00 Credit Hours
Survey of Spanish American literature from its beginnings to the present. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Latin American Cinema
SPAN  0340 3.00 Credit Hours
A survey of the most important aspects of cinematography and cinematographic production in Latin America. Covers major figures in the field of film as well as an introduction to the major filmic schools and movements. Special emphasis will be placed on the cultural context that made the reception and production of the motion pictures a significant event. The course is to be taught entirely in Spanish with readings in both Spanish and English. Prerequisite: SPAN 204 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Latin American Contemp Issues
SPAN  0350 3.00 Credit Hours
Current Latin American issues studied with the goal of developing consciousness about the last 30 years of Latin American reality from the perspective of the people. Taught in Spanish with some materials in English. Uses written articles, the Internet and World Wide Web, the Latin American press, and movies. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Intro Medical Interpretation
SPAN  0360 3.00 Credit Hours
This course prepares students to interpret and culturally mediate a variety of medical situations. The course will be taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: Intermediate High language skills on the Oral Proficiency Interview as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, ENG 101 & ENG 102 or equivalent, SPAN 300 or equivalent.
Latin American Folklore
SPAN  0375 3.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to the folklore stories of Latin America from pre-Colombian societies through the contemporary period. Analysis and discussions focus on historical, religious and cultural events and the development of myths and legends within Latin American civilization. The course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent level of proficiency. Course may be offered with a study abroad option.
Spanish Study Abroad
SPAN  0399 1.00 Credit Hours
Academic credit(s) will be granted to individuals who complete one or two semesters of a university sponsored study abroad program in a Spanish speaking country. Course(s) taught in Spanish and completed abroad that are listed as upper division general electives on the student transcript may be amended as Spanish Study Abroad credit(s) to fulfill up to 12 hours of Spanish upper division elective credit. Prerequisite: Must have completed 60 hours prior to the study abroad experience and SPAN 204 or its equivalent. The proposed courses for the study abroad experience must be approved in advance by the academic adviser and the department head.
Hispanic Drama
SPAN  0400 3.00 Credit Hours
Select works from Spain and Spanish America's most prominent playwrights. Readings and lectures with discussion on the socio-economic, political, and cultural implications of different plays. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Conversation II
SPAN  0410 3.00 Credit Hours
Spanish language and culture in the framework of the student's potential areas of contact; personal, travel and occupational. Conversation is the major course component. Prerequisite: SPAN 300, SPAN 310 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Adv Grammar & Composition
SPAN  0420 3.00 Credit Hours
Advanced study of the three major components of Spanish grammar, with emphasis on: verbal moods, lexical items, the effects of stress, idiomatic usage, orthography, the principles of translation and composition. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent level of proficiency.
Protocol & Proc Medical Interp
SPAN  0430 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to the general principles, procedures, roles and ethical behaviors of medical interpreters. This course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: Intermediate High language skills on the Oral Proficiency Interview as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, ENG 101 & ENG 102 or equivalent, SPAN 300 or equivalent.
Translation Spanish/English
SPAN  0440 3.00 Credit Hours
Introduction to the general principles, procedures, theories, and tools of translating. Students will translate a wide variety of short texts from English to Spanish or from Spanish to English. Some basic principles of linguistics will be covered. Prerequisites: Excellent English language skills and the completion of SPAN 300 or equivalent proficiency.
Internship in Spanish
SPAN  0491 1.00 Credit Hours
Off-campus work experience in areas related to professional goals of students. For advanced students in Spanish. Application must be made during the first half of one semester for the following semester and must be approved prior to enrolling. Students work under joint supervision of a faculty member and a representative of the organization providing the intern experience. A student may repeat the course to a maximum of 8 hours credit. Prerequisites: A minimum of 18 hours in Spanish with a minimum 3.0 GPA; approval of department head before enrolling. Some internships may have specific prerequisites. Guidelines for the internship program are available in the department's offices and must be followed.
Advanced Topics in Spanish
SPAN  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
This course is for upper-division students. Topics to be announced each time the course is offered. Prerequisite: As stated in the syllabus for the specific offering.
Independent Study
SPAN  0499 1.00 Credit Hours
Individually directed study in selected areas for advanced majors in Spanish. Prerequisite: Must have completed 90 hrs. with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must have 15 hrs. in Spanish at any level. The proposed study must be approved by instructor, adviser, department head, and school dean prior to enrollment.