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SPA 101 : Beginner Spanish I

SPA 101 is designed to introduce true beginners to the Spanish language. The primary focus of the course is to provide you with a basic knowledge of Spanish through the extensive practice of the four fundamental skills in language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Attention is also given to the fifth language skill- cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach and through the use of the Spanish language, students will learn the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

SPA 102 : Beginner Spanish II

This course is the second semester of beginner Spanish and the continuation of SPA 101. Before moving forward to the material of SPA 102, the course begins with a review of the salient points of SPA 101. The primary focus of the course is to expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and enable you to acquire an elementary foundation of the Spanish language. There will be extensive practice of the four fundamental skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Increased attention is also given to the fifth skill of cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach and an increased use of the Spanish language, students will learn the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-101 or two years high school spanish

SPA 103 : Transitional Beginner Spanish

Transitional Elementary Spanish is a beginner level course designed for students with some background in Spanish and/or who have taken Regents'exams, but are not quite ready to enter the intermediate level. In one semester, the course refreshes the students of the fundamental skills of basic Spanish. There will be extensive practice of the four fundamental skills: speaking,listening,reading,and writing. Increased attention is also given to the fifth skill of cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach and the increased use of the Spanish language, students will learn the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

SPA 104 : Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course is designed to teach standard Spanish to students who learned Spanish at home or abroad but have little or no formal instruction in the language. Grammar instruction addresses the specific needs of the heritage-speaker class. The class also introduces simple readings for students who have had limited experience in reading and writing in Spanish. Writing is also stressed through a process-approach. Increased attention is also given to cultural and linguistic variance of the Spanish-speaking world. Through a communicative approach and the increased use of the Spanish language, students will learn the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

SPA 121 : Hispanic Civilization and Culture in theU.S.

This course studies the life and culture of major U.S. Latino groups of yesterday and today. The course examines demographic, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of Mexican-American, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and the cultures of Central American countries such as Colombia and Guatemala, through film, music, literature, and art. The immigrant experience is also a particular focus of the course, including the origins of Hispanic immigration to the U.S. and more recent policies surrounding non documented citizens. While the majority of the course readings are in English, attention is also given to Spanish language skills, reading, composition and conversation.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

SPA 132 : Latin American Civilization and Culture

This course is an introduction to the history and cultures from present to pre-Columbian times of the nations that compose the Latin American continent today. Throughout the semester, we will explore the politics, social structures, traditions, artistic movements and history that frame Latin America. Topics will include the main pre-Columbian civilizations, the age of the Spanish colonization and conquest, the start of new nationalities in the 19th century, and the projection of them in the present and last century with relation to the United States, Spain and the emerging globalized world.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

SPA 141 : Span Civilization & Culture

This course,with a critical approach in mind,explores the cultural development of modern Spain from its earliest civilizations to the present day through a variety of cultural examples such art,literature,film,architecture,and political propaganda. Topics will range from the early cultural life of the peninsula to the expulsion of Moslems and Jews, from Spain's overseas empire to its end in 1898, from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship to the first demoncratic elections of the 1970's. Students will also explore the legacies of the past histories and cultural movements in Spanish life today.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-102 Spa-103 or Spa-104

SPA 152 : Spanish for the Business Professions

SPA 152 is an advanced beginner-intermediate level course designed to introduce students to a more specialized vocabulary linked to the different business and finance professions and build awareness of the many cultural topics specific to the Hispanic population. The course aims to provide students with an intermediate level proficiency in both the written and oral forms of the Spanish language and the necessary communicative skills to better serve their future Spanish-speaking clients. In class, students will practice the four fundamental skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. A lot of attention is also given to the fifth skill -cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach, students will review the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply your knowledge of such concepts in both written and spoken exercises.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

SPA 153 : Spanish for Health Professions I

SPA 153 is an advanced beginner-intermediate level course designed to introduce students to a more specialized vocabulary linked to the different health professions and build awareness of the many cultural and health topics specific to the Hispanic population. The course aims to provide students with an intermediate level proficiency in both the written and oral forms of the Spanish language and the necessary communicative skills to better serve their future Spanish-speaking clients or patients. In class, students will practice the four fundamental skills of language learning: listening,speaking,reading and writing. A lot of attention is also given to the fifth skill-cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach, students will review the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply your knowledge of such concepts in both written and spoken exercises.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

SPA 154 : Spanish for Health Professions

This course is a continuation of SPA 225.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-225 or permission of instructor

SPA 201 : Spanish Level III

This intermediate-level course explores more complex grammar and intensive practice in basic communication skills.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-102 or three years of high school spanish with a grade of A or better

SPA 202 : Spanish Level IV

This course is a continuation of Spa 201.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-201 or four years high school spanish

SPA 211 : Conversation and Composition

This intermediate-advanced-level course is designed to give students already familiar with Spanish a greater opportunity for oral and written expression. It includes a review of grammar but assumes the students are already knowledgeable in this area.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-202 or Spa-226 or four years of high school spanishor permission of instructor

SPA 212 : Spanish Conversation & Composition II

This course offers extensive practice of the oral and written communication of the Spanish language and expands on the skills learned in SPA 211. A key component of the course is treating the communication of language as a process. Students will not only practice the different stages of writing (pre-writing, writing and revising)in draft workshops, but also compare these stages with those linked to the overall delivery and presentation of language in its oral form. SPA 212 explores expository and argumentative forms of communication through class readings, audio clips, lectures, and their respective assignments. A portion of class time will also be dedicated to grammar instruction that reviews and expands on the student's already established knowledge of grammar.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-202

SPA 213 : Int Spanish,latin Amer & Us Hispanic Lit

This course introduces students to the literature of Spain Latin America and more recently that of Hispanic-US writers. The Main purpose of the course is to give students an overview of the major literary movements in the respective Spanish-speaking regions of the world in order to prepare them for more advanced courses in Hispanic literature. Students will explore different literary genres such as poetry, theater,the essay, the short story and other forms of prose writing. Class times will also be dedicated to lectures and workshops that focus on the process of writing and composing literary analyses. A portion of class time will also be dedicated to grammar instruction that reviews and expands on the student's already established knowledge of grammar.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-202

SPA 222 : Conv.Contemp Hispanic Us Culture

This course explores Hispanic-U.S. culture through a variety of contemporary topics. The course explores such topics and themes through art, music, literature, and film, media and language, festivals and pageantry, and sports and entertainment. SPA 222 also dedicates a portion of the class to discussion of language and the presence of the Hispanic culture and life in the media. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunities to practice and develop conversational skills as well as further develop critical thinking in the form of regular written assignments and independent research.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-201

SPA 223 : Varieties of Spanish in the U.S.

This course explores the complex and interesting situation of Spanish in the U.S. We will examine the phonological,morphological,lexical and syntactic characteristics of the many varieties of Spanish in the U.S. as well as recognize the social and historical factors that affect them. Other topics include U.S. bilingualism,heritage speakers,language attrition,bilingual education systems,and linguistic ideologies and prejudices.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-201

SPA 224 : Hispanic-US Literature

Ths course studies the short stories, novels and poetry of Hispanic-US writers of the 20th - 21st centuries. The course studies the defining characteristics of Hispanic-US literature through the novels, short stories, and poetry of Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Justin Torres, Olga Karman, Patricia Engel, and Richard Blanco. class discussions and lectures will concentrate on careful analyses of these texts, their critical and cultural contexts, and the intersections of contemporary issues relating to the Hispanic-US populations of today.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: SPA-201

SPA 233 : Conv Contemp Latin American Culture

This course explores Latin American culture through a variety of contemporary topics. The course explores such topics and themes through art,music,literature,and film,media and language,festivals and pageantry,and sports and entertainment. Throughout the course,students will have ample opportunities to practice and develop conversational skills as well as further develop critical thinking in the form of regular written assignments and independent research.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

SPA 234 : Var Spa & Other Lang in Latin America

This course surveys varieties of Spanish as well as other languages in Latin America while exploring both their historical and modern cultural,political and socio-economics status. This course also explores issues of language policy,language survival and revitalization and the relationship between language and cultural identity.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-201

SPA 242 : Conversation in Contemp Spanish Culture

This course explores contemporary issues in Spain,such as the post-Franco youth culture of the 80's and 90's,autonomous regions and Basque and Catalan separatisms,immigration,the customs and fashions of the Spanish youth,membership in the European Union,terrorism,the media,and popular forms of entertainment. Throughout the course,students will have ample opportunities to practice and develop conversational skills as well as further develop critical thinking in the form of regular written assignments and independent research.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-201

SPA 243 : Language in Spain

This course surveys major and minor languages in Spain while exploring both their historical and modern cultural,political and socio-economic status.This course also explores issues of language policy,language survival and revitalization and the relationship between language and cultural identity.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: Spa-201

SPA 389 : Special Topics Study Abroad

Qualified students may investigate selected topics with permission and under supervision of the instructor. Meeting times will be arranged between faculty member and student.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

SPA 400 : Spanish Internship

This course gives students the opportunity to gain more exposure to and practice of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture in a professional setting that is in keeping with their own educational and vocational goals. Students will apply their skills in the written and oral forms of communication in a research or community internship placement that might include local nonprofit organizations, health clinics, or art galleries. Through agreement among the instructor/internship coordinator, the student, and the internship supervisor, the student will participate in an internship(s) for a minimum of 150 hours for the semester (approximately 10 hours per week).
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

SPA 999 : Spanish Transfer Elective

Course transfers in as a Spanish core elective.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None