Spanish Courses

SP 1000. Beginning Conversational Spanish I (3)
An introductory course using a conversational approach. The overall objective is to promote understanding and appreciation for the foreign language by being able to communicate on a basic level in the foreign language. Culture capsules are added when appropriate.

SP 1010. Beginning Conversational Spanish II (3)
Continuation of SP 1000. The overall emphasis in the course is on further development of oral skills. Prerequisite: SP 1000 or approval of instructor.

SP 1100. Fundamentals of Spanish I (4)
A basic course covering all aspects of Spanish 
necessary for communication: vocabulary, grammar, structure and spelling. Extensive practice using Spanish. Class four hours, assigned laboratory work, one hour a week.

SP 1150. Fundamentals of Spanish II (4)
A continuation of SP 1100. Students further develop oral proficiency, reading, and writing skills. Class four hours, one hour assigned laboratory work. Prerequisite: SP 1100 or approval of instructor.

SP 2050. Conversation and Composition I (3)
Conversational practice and short themes with continuing emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and usage. May be taken concurrently with SP 2100 and SP 2150. Prerequisite: SP 1150 or approval of instructor.

SP 2060. Conversation and Composition II (3)
Continuation of SP 2050. Conversational practice and short themes with continuing emphasis on grammar, vocabulary and usage. May be taken concurrently with SP 2100 and SP 2150. Prerequisite: SP 2050 or approval of instructor.

SP 2070. Medical Spanish I (3)
This course introduces the student to the technical language of medicine: anatomy, illness, treatment. It also prepares the student to conduct consultations and conversations in the Latino cultural context. Prerequisite: SP 1150 or approval of instructor.

SP 2100. Intermediate Spanish I (3)
Fall semester
Intended to increase ability to comprehend and speak Spanish as well as introduce the student to literature. Prerequisite: SP 1150 or approval of instructor.

SP 2150. Intermediate Spanish II (3)
Spring semester
Intended to increase ability to comprehend and speak Spanish as well as introduce the student to literature. Prerequisite: SP 2100 or approval of instructor.

SP 3070. Medical Spanish II (3)
Continuation of SP 2070. This course introduces the student to the technical language of medicine: anatomy, illness, and treatment. It also prepares the student to conduct consultation and conversations in the Latino cultural context. Prerequisite: 
SP 2150 or approval of instructor.

SP 3100. Advanced Conversation and Composition I (3)
Fall semester
This course is a study of advanced Spanish grammar construction, various styles of composition and speaking. Readings are included with each unit. Prerequisite: SP 2150 or approval of instructor.

SP 3150. Advanced Conversation and Composition II (3)
This course is a continuation of SP 3100. Brief literature selections are included. This course prepares the student for Introduction to Hispanic Literature (SP 3700). Prerequisite: SP 3100 or approval of instructor.

SP 3200. Commercial Spanish (3)
Practical exercises in business communication for international trade. New terminology as well as composition skills are stressed. Prerequisite: SP 2150 or approval of instructor.

SP 3400. Introduction to Latin American Culture (3)
An introduction to the economic, social and political background of Spanish America. The readings include contemporary fiction and non-fiction with the main emphasis on recent essays by leading authorities on the above topics. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 3470. Introduction to Spanish Culture (3)
An introduction to the economic, socio-historical and political background of continental Spanish literature and civilization. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 3700. Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3)
This course provides students with an introduction to the diversity of literary expression in Spain, Spanish America, and the United States. Students study the evolution of literary movements and learn basic analytical principles for textual analysis across the genres of drama, short fiction, the essay and poetry. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor. (LTI)

SP 3800. Conversational Fluency (3)
This course is designed for students wishing to practice oral communication skills. Discussions include contemporary topics, concerns researched by students, and reader/viewer responses to tests and movies. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4060/6070. Spanish for the Health Care Professional (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the ability to overcome cross-cultural barriers in a medical setting and to communicate effectively with speakers of Spanish. Background information on Hispanic cultures (e.g. customs, conceptions of the role of health care providers and courtesy) as well as some medical terminology will be provided. Issues raised by the differences in conceptions of the role of doctors, medicine and health care will be addressed. The graduate course SP 6070 requires independent accelerated additional work appropriate for master’s level study. Prerequisite: SP 3100 or approval of the instructor.

SP 4200. Survey of Latin-American Literature I (3)
A general survey of literature from the pre-Colombian period through 1888. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4250. Survey of Latin-American Literature II (3)
A general survey of Latin-American literature from the beginning of Modernism through the present day. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4300. Survey of Spanish Literature I (3)
A general survey of Spanish literature from the 12th through the 17th century. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4350. Survey of Spanish Literature II (3)
A general survey of Spanish literature from the 18th century through the present day. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4360. Latin American and U.S. Latina Women’s Literature (3)
This course examines works by Latin American and U.S. Latina women writers, viewing the aggregate as well as the individual positions taken, the artistic and the political dimensions of the writing, the bonds the writers share, and in some cases the great differences between them. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor. (LTII)

SP 4370. U.S. Latino Literature (3)
This course covers the history and literature of U.S. Latino literature since 1848. Through literary analysis the student examines the artistic and the political dimensions of texts, focusing particularly on the inscription of individual, cultural and national identity. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor. (LTII)

SP 4380. Twentieth-Century Latin American Theater (3)
This course includes 20th century plays from the Hispanic world, focusing in particular on aspects of identity, nationalism and historical revision. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor. (LTII)

SP 4400. Modern Latin American Novel (3)
This course focuses on novels of the 20th century from the Hispanic world and includes major authors such as Fuentes, García Márquez and Cortázar. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor. (LTII)

SP 4550. Latin American Short Story (3)
This course examines the development of the short story from the end of the 19th century to the present time focusing on texts from the modernist, vanguard, Americanist, and feminist movements. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4660. Latin American Film (3)
This course familiarizes the student with the New Latin American Cinema Project, Latin American films made with the intention of providing social critique and instigating social reform. Included are works by Novarro, Echeverría, Bemberg, Diegues, Guzmán, Gumucio, Dragón, Alea, Solás, Ibarra and Fernández Violanta. Prerequisite: SP 2150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4670. Spanish Cinema (3)
A panoramic and historical study in Spanish of the trajectory of the Spanish Cinema, from the period of Francisco Franco's dictatorship until its most recent works. Analysis and reflection upon the films of major Spanish directors such as Luis Berlanga, Luis Buñuel, Alejandro Amenábar, and Pedro Almodóvar will be encouraged. Selections may vary. Prerequisite: SP 2150 or instructor approval.

SP 4700. The Spanish Golden Age (3)
Studies of representative writers of the Spanish Golden Age (1500-1680). Includes the “Lazarillo”; plays by Lope, Tirso and Calderón; the “Novelas Ejemplares” of Cervantes; and selections from Santa Teresa, San Juan de la Cruz, Luis de León, Quevedo and others. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4800. Don Quixote (3)
A careful reading of Cervantes’ masterpiece seen as the prototype of the modern novel. Includes studies of structure and style, of traditional interpretations and of Cervantes’ life and thought. Prerequisite: SP 3150 or approval of instructor.

SP 4940. Senior Capstone (3) 
Independent and/or collaborative research into major focus area: written/artistic/oral presentations required to demonstrate mastery of major area and good level of language proficiency. Required to fulfill major.

SP 4941. Senior Project (3) 
Summative project combining Spanish language and culture with a focus on a topic in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This project is required for undergraduates completing the CSD Bilingual Emphasis program. It replaces the requirement for SP 4940 (Senior Capstone) in the case of a double CSD/Spanish major.