Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Spanish Minor

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Degree Type Offered: Minor

All minors must place at the advanced level on the world language placement test or complete SPAN-201–202 in order to begin the 21 hours of advanced work required. The Spanish minor consists of 21–27 credit hours depending on placement and consists of:

Both of the following :

SPAN-310W The Structure of Spanish

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

This course introduces students to the linguistic structure of Spanish. By allowing students to solve problem sets, write papers, make oral presentations, and lead in-class discussions, students will learn the main aspects of the morphological and syntactic structure (words and sentences) of Spanish. Furthermore, this course introduces the history of the Spanish language, in other words, how Spanish evolved from Latin. This course will be taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, ENG-110, and SPAN-202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: writing intensive

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SPAN-315W Advanced Writing Strategies

Credits: 3 Term Offered: S

Advanced practice in the mechanics of effective writing in a variety of formal and informal genres in Spanish. Course focuses on skills necessary for composing compelling and effective writing in Spanish by reading samples of strong writing from various genres, practicing the grammatical and structural topics that make up effective writing, and engaging in the peer review process. Co-requisites: PDP-150 or PDP-350, and ENG-110 Prerequisites: SPAN-202 or permission of the instructor FILA general education: writing intensive

One of the following :

SPAN-320 Advanced Conversation and Diction

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Develops and improves oral and listening skills, broadens vocabulary and strengthens grammar. Engages students in functional daily conversations and expression of opinions on culture and current issues. Includes writing component related topics in the readings. Prerequisite: SPAN-202 or permission of the instructor

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SPAN-325 Art of Conversation

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Reinforces more advanced syntactical structures of the language. Further develops these and vocabulary through expository, persuasive, argumentative and debate style speaking. Prerequisite: SPAN-202 or permission of instructor

One of the following :

SPAN-340 Spanish Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The historical development of Spain, including consideration of geography, as well as political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN-202 or permission of instructor

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SPAN-345 Latin American Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

The historical development of Spanish-speaking and Latin America including consideration of geography as well as political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic factors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN-202 or permission of instructor

One of the following :

SPAN-401 Spanish Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Representative authors, works, and literary movement of Spain, including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SPAN-202 FILA general education: literature

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SPAN-402 Latin American Literature

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Representative authors, works, and literary movements of Latin America, including social and historical background. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350 and SPAN 202 or permission of instructor FILA general education: literature

And 6 credits in electives from SPAN courses numbered 300 or above.