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  Spanish Courses Fall 2018

SPAN 101 Spanish Level I
This course is reserved exclusively for students who have had less than 2 years of Spanish at the ninth-grade level or above. Departmental permission is required. After this course you will have acquired a Hispanic cultural perspective and basic survival skills in Spanish for most everyday situations.    

SPAN 102 Spanish Level II
Continuation of SPAN 101. After this course you will have acquired functional skills in Spanish for most common situations, as well as a better understanding of Hispanic culture.

SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish Conversation
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Small group; discussions in Spanish on various topics.  Not open to students enrolled in or having credit for SPAN 20100 or above.

SPAN 201 Spanish Level III
SPAN 201 is the first-semester course at the intermediate level. The objective of this course is to provide students with a broader working knowledge of the skills learned in the beginning levels of Spanish. Students will practice and develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural literacy skills through continual interaction in the target language. Upon completing this course, students should be able to: 1) express themselves in Spanish both orally and in written work on a wide variety of everyday topics; 2) understand enough native conversation in Spanish to comprehend the main ideas and extract some details; 3) read and understand basic authentic texts; and 4) be familiar with a variety of cultural topics from the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 202 Spanish Level IV
SPAN 202 is the second-semester course at the intermediate level. The objective of this course is to reinforce and expand upon the skills learned in SPAN 201. Students will further practice and develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural literacy skills through continual interaction in the target language. Upon completing this course, students should be able to: 1) more fluently and accurately express themselves in Spanish both orally and in written work on a wide variety of everyday topics; 2) more easily understand the main ideas and details of native conversation in Spanish; 3) more easily read and understand authentic texts; and 4) be familiar with a variety of cultural topics from the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
Development of oral skills for self-expression.  Guided practice in Spanish conversation to enhance communicative competence.  Small group discussions is Spanish on various topics.

SPAN 301 Spanish Level V
This is an advanced Spanish course for students who have already developed basic and intermediate language skills. The goals of this course are to develop the formal knowledge of Spanish grammar, reading and writing skills. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.    

SPAN 302 Spanish Level VI
This course is a continuation of SPAN 301. The goals are to further develop the formal knowledge of Spanish grammar, reading and writing skills. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

SPAN 401 Spanish Level VII
Advanced work on development of Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, focusing on materials dealing primarily with culture and the arts in the Spanish-speaking countries. Conducted primarily in Spanish.     

SPAN 402 Spanish Level VIII
Further advanced work on development of Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities. Course materials will cover a variety of topic illustrated by film and other media, both print and non-print. Conducted primarily in Spanish.  

SPANISH COURSES FOR FALL 2018

In addition to the Spanish 101-102, 201-202, 301-302, and 401-402 language series, we are offering the following courses:

SPAN 112, 212, 312 Conversation Courses

These one-credit courses are designed to help students become more comfortable with their Spanish conversation skills through practice in a smaller group than in the classroom setting.

SPAN 241 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
Reading and discussion of selected poetry, prose, and theater from Spain and Spanish-speaking America;introduction to critical discourse and basic concepts of literary theory. Text, discussion, and written assignments in Spanish.

SPAN 305 Spanish for Heritage Speakers 
This course is intended for the student whose home language is Spanish, but whose education has been exclusively in English. The students will first learn to read and write their native dialects and then the standard language using the orthographic norms of the standard language.

SPAN 321 Introduction to Spanish for the Professions 
The course will focus on engaging students in real-world scenarios (such as role play, individualized vocabulary and projects, presentations, etc.) and relevant contexts that will be useful for success in careers in all professional fields. Topics include health & wellness, consumerism & marketing, information technology, education & experience, human resources, and others. 
Instructor: Ligia Scott

SPAN 322 Spanish for the Health Professions
This course will prepare students to communicate effectively in their professional field through the study of specialized vocabulary from the health sciences. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in a practical classroom setting as well as discuss cultural, legal and ethical considerations about the use of Spanish in their interaction with Spanish speakers.
Instructor: Cecilia Tenorio

SPAN 341 Hispanic Literature I: Poetry and Drama
Reading of selected poetic and dramatic text from Spain and Spanish-speaking America in their historical and cultural context. Readings, discussions, and papers in Spanish.
Instructor: Prof. Stephenson, Marcia

SPAN 361 The Structure of Spanish I: Phonetics and phonology
Linguistic analysis of Spanish phonology, phonetics, and dialectology. Selected topics within the areas of Spanish sociolinguistics and language acqusition. Each of these topics will be approach from a contrastive Spanish/English perspective. One session per week devoted to pronunciation improvement.
Instructor: Prof. Hamad Zahonero, Nuur

SPAN 415 Spanish Translation & Interpretation
Introduction to the Translation and Interpretation Studies field for Spanish speakers. High level of competence in Spanish required. Overview of translation theory, methodology, and practice both in class and in real settings. Includes a service learning component. Conducted in English and Spanish.

SPAN 419 (CRN 52979) Service Learning
SPAN 419 is a Spanish Service-learning based course and is an extension of the program entitled Ayuda y Aprende.  It is worth one credit and hours must be arranged with the coordinator no later than the first or second week of classes during the semester.  Students must have at least one semester of SPAN 301 or 302 and must have participated in Service-learning (Ayuda y Aprende) for at least one semester prior.  A successful completion of the course includes carrying out the service-learning commitment of 2-hour visits to an assigned partnership for 10 weeks (20 hours per semester).  In addition to the 20 hours of volunteer time, students must choose an independent study project to be completed during the 10 weeks of service-learning and turn it in to the coordinator at the assigned time.   SPAN 419 is an independent-study course worth 1 credit, which does not count toward the Spanish major/minor and is graded P/NP.
Instructor: Kely Páez Urbano

SPAN 419 (CRN 10287) Directed Tutoring
It is a guided practicum in tutoring peers in Spanish.  As an independent-study course (worth 1 or 2 credits), it does not count towards a major or a minor in Spanish.  The hours (two per credit) must be arranged with the course coordinator no later than the second week of classes.  The program runs from week 3 through Dead Week.  Students may not enroll for more than 2 credits or more than twice.  Prospective candidates must have completed Spanish 301 or 302 and are selected based on an interview in Spanish with the coordinator.
Instructor: Nicole Roger-Hogan

SPAN 424 Business Spanish
The objective of the course is to better prepare the students to meet the challenge of a future global economy and international cooperation. After this course the students will have acquired a functional use of Spanish into the world of business from a Hispanic cultural perspective, and will have developed conceptual and perceptual knowledge about certain areas of international business. Course also offered distance learning.
Instructor: Blanca Cabrera

SPAN 481 Spanish Culture 
The development of the cultural life of the Spanish people as reflected in the geography, hystory, music, art, and architecture of Spain. Lectures in Spanish.
Instructor: Prof. Kim, Yonsoo

SPAN 482 Latin American Civilization
Outline of Latin American history; the cultural heritage from Spain and from pre-spanish civilizations; the intelectual, social, and ultural progress of the Latin American countries. Lectures in Spanish.
Instructor: Prof. Stinchcomb, Dawn

SPAN 490 Bilingualism
This course offers an introduction to current approaches and research on sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic and educational dimensions of bilingualism. We will discuss issues relative to simultaneous and sequential bilingual development, bilingual first language acquisition, cognitive advantages of bilingualism, language attitudes and communitive characteristics, code switching in bilingual communities, language policy, language identity, language transmission strategies at home, language loss and death, the teaching of second and heritage languages at the secondary level and bilingual education/curricular issues. Students will be required to complete a short project at the end of the course involving child bilingual development as part of an ongoing bilingual program in the Lafayette community.
Instructor: Prof. Cuza, Alejandro

SPAN 498 Hispanic Film in Spanish
Instructor: Prof. Hart, Patricia

SPAN 519 Teaching College SpanishA course designed to provide a forum for ideas connecting theory and research to teaching practice. Explores issues related to how learning and teaching can be enhanced and presents practical ideas than can be implemented in the classroom.
Instructor: Prof. Neary-Sundquist, Colleen

SPAN 542 Cervantes Don QuijoteReading and discussion of Don quijote in the context of of spanish Renaissance and subsequest developments in the genre of the novel.Instructor: Prof. No, Song

SPAN 551 Spanish American Literature of the Nineteenth Century 
A survey of Spanish American literature of the nineteenth century. Reading and discussion of a number of representative works as well as excerpts from several others.
Instructor: Prof. Kinnally, Cara

SPAN 596 L2 Teaching with Film
Instructor: Prof. Sturm, Jessica

SPAN 596 Second Language  Speech
Instructor: Prof. Dmitrieva, Olga

SPAN 659 19th Hispanic Literature
Instructor: Prof. Sanchez-Llama, Inigo

SPAN 659 Short Story Masters: Machado & Borges
Instructor: Prof. Dixon, Paul

SPAN 679 Classroom SLA
Instructor: Prof. Wei, Mariko

 

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