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Latin Course Descriptions

SPA 1010 First Year Spanish I
3 credits
Initiation to comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, with abundant oral and written drills. Students may not take lower level foreign language courses if they have one year or more of study of that language at the secondary or college level without permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirement: EU.

SPA 1020 First Year Spanish II
3 credits
Initiation to comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, with abundant oral and written drills. Students may not take lower level foreign language courses if they have one year or more of study of that language at the secondary or college level without permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirement: EU.

SPA 2010 Second Year Spanish I
3 credits
Continued cultivation of basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing, accompanied by study of topics in Hispanic civilization. Extensive review and amplification of grammar. Prerequisites: SPA 1010 and SPA 1020 or equivalent preparation (two to three years of study at secondary level). Distribution Requirement: EU.

SPA 2020 Second Year Spanish II
3 credits
Continued cultivation of basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing, accompanied by study of topics in Hispanic civilization. Extensive review and amplification of grammar. Prerequisites: SPA 2010 or equivalent preparation (two to three years of study at secondary level). Distribution Requirement: EU.

SPA 3010 Advanced Spanish Grammar
3 credits
Review of Spanish grammar, with work on all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Prerequisites: SPA 2020 or the approval of the instructor. Distribution Requirement: EU. Offered Term I and Term II.

SPA 3020 Spanish Conversation
3 credits
Course emphasizing the development of speaking and listening skills. Prerequisite: SPA 3010 or the approval of the instructor. Distribution Requirement: EU. Offered Term II.

SPA 3025 Survey of Hispanic Literature
3 credits
This course surveys the literature from the Hispanic world: its literary movements, themes, styles, and genres (narrative form, poetry, drama and essay) of Spain and Latin America, from the Middle Ages to the present. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or the approval of the instructor. Offered Term I and Term II.

SPA 3030 Spanish Composition
3 credits
A course in writing correctly and creatively in Spanish. It will focus on writing in various genres and styles. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or permission of instructor. Distribution Requirement: EU. Fulfills W Course Requirements. Offered Term I and Term II, every other year or as needed.

SPA-FRE 3035 The Romance
3 credits
A voyage from medieval to contemporary times showing a comparative evolution of the French and Hispanic romance. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or the equivalent.

SPA 3040 Reading and Translation
3 credits
A course in reading and analyzing various types of written texts in Spanish, and thinking creatively about the linguistic differences between Spanish and English. Focus on the development of reading strategies and translations from Spanish to English. Prerequisite: SPA 3030 or equivalent. Distribution Requirement: EU. Offered Term I and Term II, every other year.

SPA 3045 Children’s Literature of the Hispanic World
3 credits
This course offers a selection of readings from Hispanic children’s literature. Students will read, analyze, and discuss literature written for children and young adults throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Students will also create their own original prose or poetry in Spanish intended for young readers. Prerequisite: SPA 3040 or permission of instructor. Offered Term I and Term II.

SPA 3130 Novel and Prose of the Golden Age
3 credits
Taught in Spanish, an exploration of the chief novelistic formations of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries with an emphasis on Don Quixote. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or equivalent.

SPA 3150 Introduction to Spanish American Literature
3 credits
A survey of principal movements, accompanied by readings from the colonial period to present day. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or the equivalent.

SPA-WMS 3155 Contemporary Latina Literature
3 credits
Contemporary Latina Literature investigates the literary expressions of women writers born in the US of Hispanic heritage and who write in English. It studies a variety of genres and a diverse range of Latina ethnic groups in the United States. The course discusses topics such as the construction of identity in terms of race, gender, sexuality, and class; bilingualism; the experience of the exile, the immigrant, and the refugee; feminism; and activism. Prerequisites: SPA 3030 or SPA 3040 for Spanish majors. WRT 1020 for non-Spanish majors. Offered Term I and Term II.

SPA 3190 Twentieth Century Peninsular Literature
3 credits
The Generation of 1898 to present-day literary trends, including major authors, ideas, and influences in poetry, the novel, the drama, and the essay. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or equivalent.

SPA 3200 Spanish American Novel
3 credits
Major novelists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with examination of form, ideas, and problems. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or equivalent.

SPA 3270 Hispanic Literature and Film
3 credits
This course covers a variety of literary genres and their representation through film. Students will read seven original works in Spanish spanning from short stories to novels to chronicles to theater, after which they well view the film version. Class discussions will include literary analysis as well as comparisons between the written and the cinematographic representations. Lectures will include background information on the authors, directors, and historical setting of each film. Prerequisite: SPA3010. Offered Term I and Term II.

SPA-FRE 3290 Great Hispanic and French Poetry of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
3 credits
A study of representative French, Spanish and Latin American poets of major literary movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or the equivalent.

SPA-FRE-LAL 3295 Magical Realism in Short Fiction
3 credits
A study of a major international current in Twentieth Century fiction. Focuses on a lesser known, but highly influential sub-genre, as well as its manifestations in the visual arts. Prerequisite: Advanced Skills II.

SPA 3310 Latin-American Culture and Civilization
3 credits
The course focuses on both historical and contemporary aspects of Latin American culture. In addition, it attempts to help students strengthen and refine their knowledge of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: SPA 3020. Fulfills W-Course Requirement.

SPA 3320 Hispanic Culture and Civilization
3 credits
This course compares historical events and cultural practices throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Beginning with the Iberians in Spain and ending with the Hispanic presence in the United States, the course gives an overview of the development of important peoples, movements, and ideologies. Prerequisite 3010. Offered Term I and Term II.

SPA 3400 The Language and Culture of Business in the Hispanic World
3 credits
An introduction to the language and customs of business in Spanish-speaking countries, with emphasis on cross-cultural understanding. Prerequisites: SPA 3020 or permission of instructor.

SPA-FRE-LAL 3501 Methods of Teaching Modern Languages
3 credits
This course focuses on the theories and practices of teaching modern foreign languages. It offers the students the opportunity to examine, critique, and practice techniques for teaching a second language and assessing students’ knowledge. Particular issues involved in developing the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as in incorporating cultural information in a language program are considered. This course does not satisfy any of the required 12 credits to be taken at the 3000 level or above, that is listed in the Specialization areas of the Foreign Languages majors. Prerequisites: Major in foreign language and FRE-SPA 3170.

SPA 3680 Seminar in Modern Latin American Culture
3 credits
The course critically examines aspects of contemporary Latin American culture. In addition, it attempts to help the students strengthen and refine their knowledge of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: SPA 3020 or instructor’s permission. Fulfills W-Course Requirement. Offered Term I and Term II.

SPA 3690 Seminar on Contemporary Hispanic Issues
3 credits
This course traces the socio-political movements in Spain and Latin America from the twentieth century to the present. It is based on a series of films supported by readings whose themes center on current historical events in the Spanish-speaking world. This is also a writing course in which students will develop their skills writing well organized, informative and grammatically correct essays in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA3010. Fulfills W-Course Requirement. Offered Term I and Term II. HUM 1200 Civility, Professional Protocol and Etiquette 3 credits Teach students how to present a powerful and confident presence, understand professional behavior and protocol, and handle new and emerging issues in the working world with ease, with a focus on understanding issues relating to the Self and the Other. Distribution Requirement: GN. Offered Term I and Term II. Fees associated with course.