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Spanish Courses

601D. Beginning Spanish. Six-hour course focused on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (present tense, future tense, pronouns, adjectives, conditional, past tense), communicative and interactional competence (complimenting, thanking, requesting, giving opinions), and metalinguistic competence (parts of speech, sociolinguistic cues).Pre-requisite: None, but students are encouraged to take a departmentally-approved placement test in order to register for the course.

 610D. Intermediate Spanish I. Six-hour course focused on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (subjunctive, future, conditional, past tenses), communicative and interactional competence (advice, reactions, denial, hypotheses, narration, register, politeness, turn-taking, cohesion, circumlocution), and metalinguistic competence (critical analysis of oral and written texts). Six lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 610D, 612, 312K. Prerequisite: Spanish 601D, 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C.

611D. Intermediate Spanish II. Six-hour course focused on the development of multilingual literacy through the analysis and use of Spanish to achieve linguistic competence (aspect, mood, sequence of tenses, passive voice, indirect discourse), communication and interactional competence (pragmatics, cultural perspectives) and metalinguistic competence (dialectal differences). Six lecture hours per week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Spanish 611D, 612, 312L. Prerequisite: Spanish 610D or 312K with a grade of at least C.

 

301. Spanish for Graduate Students in Other Departments. For graduate students in other departments seeking to fulfill degree language requirements. No auditors. Purpose: To introduce fundamentals of grammar and lexicon to enable students to read texts in their areas of specialization. Primary aim: To allow students to acquire reading proficiency. Also presents audio-aural aspect. Three class hours a week for one semester. Offered every fall semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. May not be used to fulfill the undergraduate foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 

305. Spanish for Graduate Students in Other Departments. No auditors. Continuation of Spanish 301. Vocabulary and grammar expansion through intense practice in reading texts according to class interests; increased emphasis on the audio-aural aspect. Offered every spring semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. May not be used to fulfill the undergraduate foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Spanish 301 or consent of instructor.

 

315N. Readings in Hispanic Literature. Readings in various literary genres and in the literatures of the Spanish-speaking countries. Development of skills needed to read and to discuss literary texts in Spanish. Spanish 315N and 318 may not both be counted. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 612 or 312L.

 

318. Conversation and Composition. Designed to give intensive practice in oral expression, based on cultural readings, with some writing. Spanish 315N and 318 may not both be counted. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish. This course or the equivalent is recommended but not required for all majors in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 612 or 312L. With consent of the lower-division coordinator for Spanish, Spanish 312L may be taken concurrently.

 

319. Advanced Oral Expression. Designed to develop listening comprehension and oral skill to an advanced level. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish. Recommended for all Spanish majors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Spanish. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be counted toward a major in Spanish.

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