SPAN Course Listing

Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 111, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Not open to native speakers of Spanish; assumes no prior knowledge of Spanish. Students with prior experience with the Spanish language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) An introduction to the Spanish language. The objective is to listen to, speak, read, and write elementary Spanish in concrete, real-life situations and in culturally appropriate ways. The diverse language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world is explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 101 or SPAN 111.

Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 112, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required.(Not open to native speakers of Spanish.) Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or appropriate score on a placement test. A continued introduction to the Spanish language. The goal is to listen to, speak, read, and write Spanish in concrete, real-life situations and in culturally appropriate ways. The diverse language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world is explored. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 102 or SPAN 112.

Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 211, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or appropriate score on a placement test. An intermediate-level study of the Spanish language. The aim is to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish and apply them in a variety of real-life situations and social contexts in culturally appropriate ways. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 114, SPAN 201, or SPAN 211.

Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN 212, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: SPAN 211 or appropriate score on a placement test. Further intermediate-level study of the Spanish language. The objective is to listen to, speak, read, and write Spanish and interact effectively with native speakers in a variety of personal and professional settings in culturally appropriate ways. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 115, SPAN 202, or SPAN 212.

Advanced Spanish I (SPAN 311, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: SPAN 212 or appropriate score on placement test. An in-depth review and expansion of Spanish language communication skills The aim is to express opinions and use narration and description in a variety of personal and professional contexts. Focus is on improving linguistic proficiency while increasing cultural awareness. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 301 or SPAN 311.

Advanced Spanish II (SPAN 312, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: SPAN 311 or appropriate score on placement test. Continued in-depth review and expansion of communication skills in Spanish The goal is to deliver detailed reports and discuss current topics in a variety of personal and professional contexts. Focus is on improving linguistic proficiency while increasing cultural awareness. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 302 or SPAN 312.

Modern Spanish-Speaking Cultures (SPAN 314, 3 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: SPAN 212 or appropriate score on placement test. An overview of the diverse cultures that constitute the Spanish-speaking world, taught entirely in Spanish. The objective is to foster intercultural communication skills, recognize aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures and their significance to global and American society, and employ strategies to enhance language development and cultural awareness. Discussion covers the social, historical, and political experience of the Spanish-speaking people of Latin America, Spain, and the United States.

Business Spanish I (SPAN 418, 4 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. (Formerly SPAN 318.) Prerequisite: Any 300-level SPAN course or appropriate score on placement test. An exploration of business contexts and practices in the Spanish-speaking world, taught entirely in Spanish. The objective is to use knowledge of diverse business cultures to communicate and interact effectively in a business environment. Topics include contemporary economic conditions in various Spanish-speaking areas (including those within the United States), enterprise, management, human resources, and cultural issues that influence the workplace. Assignments include preparing a job-search portfolio and making a business presentation, both in Spanish. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPAN 315, SPAN 318, or SPAN 418.

Business Spanish II (SPAN 419, 4 Credits)

For online sections, microphone, speakers, and occasional synchronous work required. Prerequisite: Any 300-level SPAN course or appropriate score on placement test. A continued exploration of business conditions and practices in the Spanish-speaking world, taught entirely in Spanish. The goal is to use knowledge of diverse business cultures to communicate and interact effectively in a business environment in Spanish. Topics include contemporary economic conditions in various Spanish-speaking areas (including areas within the United States), marketing, investments, finances, logistics, and cultural issues that influence the market. Projects include preparation of a business proposal portfolio and a professional presentation with a peer review, both in Spanish.