Spanish (SPN)

 Bison icon - General Education Course

SPN 101 Introductory Spanish3 Credit hours   

Pronunciation, vocabulary and basic language structures. For students with no foreign language experience.

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SPN 102 Introductory Spanish II3 Credit hours   

Pronunciation, vocabulary and basic language structures. For students with no foreign language experience.

Pre-req: SPN 101 with a minimum grade of C.

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SPN 112 Elementary Spanish3 Credit hours   

Emphasis on oral communication and listening comprehension, some reading and writing. For students who have had two years or more of high school Spanish.

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SPN 203 Intermediate Spanish III3 Credit hours   

Emphasis on oral and written communication. Conversation and composition. Intermediate language structures.

Pre-req: SPN 102 with a minimum grade of C or SPN 112 with a minimum grade of C.

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SPN 204 Intermediate Spanish IV3 Credit hours   

Development of practical conversational skills, reading for comprehension, and diredted compositions.

Pre-req: SPN 203 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: Foreign Language
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SPN 240 Bison image  Hispanic Culture (CT)3 Credit hours   

Taught in English, this course examines Hispanic cultures through literature and cinema.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities, International
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SPN 245 Bison image  Chicano/a Identities (CT)3 Credit hours   

Taught in English, this course examines the Chicano Movement as a civil rights movement, as well as cultural and artisitic movement.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Humanities
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SPN 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 305 Intro to SPN Conversation I3 Credit hours   

Speaking intensive course designed to develop conversational skills and to review fundamentals acquired in SPN 101-204 sequence. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 204).

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 306 Intro To SPN Conversation II3 Credit hours   

Speaking intensive course designed to develop conversational skills and to review fundamentals acquired in SPN 101-204 sequence. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 204).

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 307 Spanish for Law Enforcement3 Credit hours   

Course designed to help Law Enforcement students develop language skills and acquire a specialized vocabulary which will enable them to interact professionally with the Hispanic Community. (PR: SPN 204)

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 315 Intro to Composition I3 Credit hours   

A review of Spanish grammar with an emphasis on written compositions. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 305/306 or permission).

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 316 Intro to Composition II3 Credit hours   

A review of Spanish grammar with an emphasis on written compositions. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 305/306 or permission).

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 323 Adv Grammar and Oral Comm3 Credit hours   

Analysis of grammatical structures. Introduction to phonetics and applied linguistics and oral practice in various discourse types such as conversation, narration, discussion/debate, presentation, course conducted mainly in Spanish.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 324 Adv Gram & Oral Com II3 Credit hours   

Analysis of grammatical structures. Introduction to phonetics and applied linguistics and oral practice in various discourse types such as conversation, narration, discussion/debate, presentation. Course conducted mainly in Spanish.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 325 Commercial Spanish3 Credit hours   

A study of Spanish used in international business and commerce, emphasizing specialized vocabulary, forms and procedures in commercial communication, and of the Hispanic business world through its language and culture.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 335 Bison image  Latin Am Culture & Civiliza3 Credit hours   

A study of the civilization of the Latin American countries and their contributions to world culture. Course conducted in Spanish.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

Attributes: Multicultural
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SPN 336 Bison image  Spain: Culture & Civilization3 Credit hours   

A study of the civilization of Spain and its contribution to world culture. Course conducted in Spanish.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

Attributes: Multicultural
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SPN 345 Ecocriticism in Latin America3 Credit hours   

Taught in English, this course explores approaches to the ecological crisis in Latin America through a variety of texts including poetry, journalistic non-fiction, historical interpretation, and film.

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SPN 407 Frgn Lang Tchng Meth3 Credit hours   

Analysis and practical application of methods of teaching foreign language, including professional development, language pedagogy, and language standards. To be taken concurrently with CI 470

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SPN 408 Latin American Women3 Credit hours   

Taught in English, this course examines the interplay of cultural, ideological, and structural factors affecting women's lives in Latin America.

Pre-req: ENG 201 or ENG 102 or ENG 201H.

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SPN 411 Bison image  Pre-Modern Latin Am Lit3 Credit hours   

A study of representative Latin American literary works from Pre-Colonial and Colonial periods and the 19th century. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 315/316 or SPN 323/324 or permission.)

Pre-req: SPN 315 or SPN 316 or SPN 323 or SPN 324.

Attributes: International, Literature
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SPN 412 Contemporary Lat Am Lit3 Credit hours   

A study of a selection of Latin American authors and works representative of the major literary movements in Latin America, from Modernism to present. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 315/316 or SPN 323/324 or permission)

Pre-req: SPN 323 or SPN 324 or SPN 315 or SPN 316.

Attributes: Literature
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SPN 413 Lit Genres & Issues in LA3 Credit hours   

Study of poetry, fiction, drama, essays etc. in Latin America. At the discretion of the instuctor, literary genres will be crossed with approaches such as gender, race, religion, ethnicity, etc. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 315/316 or SPN 323/324 or permission).

Pre-req: SPN 315 or SPN 316 or SPN 323 or SPN 324.

Attributes: Literature
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SPN 414 Med, Ren & Gld Cnt Spn Lit3 Credit hours   

Study of the representative Spanish authors and literary works and the major intellectual movements in peninsular literature from Medieval times to Spain's Golden Century. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 315/315 or SPN 323/324 or permission).

Pre-req: (SPN 315 or SPN 316) or (SPN 323 or SPN 324).

Attributes: Literature
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SPN 415 Spanish Lit: 18th & 19th Cent3 Credit hours   

Study of the representative Spanish authors and the major intellectual movements in peninsular literature during the 18th and 19th centuries. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 315/316 or SPN 323/324 or permission).

Pre-req: SPN 315 or SPN 316 or SPN 323 or SPN 324.

Attributes: Literature
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SPN 416 Contemporary Spanish Lit3 Credit hours   

Study of the representative Spanish authors and literary works and the major intellectual movements in peninsular literature from the Generation of 1898 to the present. Course taught in Spanish. (PR: SPN 315/316 or SPN 323/324 or permission).

Pre-req: SPN 315 or SPN 316 or SPN 323 or SPN 324.

Attributes: Literature
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SPN 417 Spanish Film3 Credit hours   

Course on selected films by Spanish and Spanish-American directors and on films based on literature, with an emphasis on Spain. Reviews by contemporary film critics. Film and literary theory. (PR: SPN 204).

Pre-req: SPN 204.

Attributes: Literature
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SPN 418 Latin American Film3 Credit hours   

Course on selected films by Spanish and Spanish-American directors and on films based on literature, with an emphasis on Latin and South America. Reviews by contemporary film critics.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

Attributes: Literature
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SPN 419 Against Oppression SPN LA Film3 Credit hours   

Thematic study of films from Spain and Latin America that concern religious, sexual and sociopolitical oppression, violence and transgressions. Taught in English.

Pre-req: ENG 101 or ENG 101B or ENG 101P or ENG 160.

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SPN 420 Bison image  Afro-Latin America3 Credit hours   

Study of various modes of Afro-Latin cultural production, including literature, film, music and other Fine Arts with emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries. Taught in English.

Pre-req: ENG 201 or ENG 102.

Attributes: International
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SPN 433 Int Adv Spn Gram3 Credit hours   

This course will review and expand specific, advanced Spanish language structural points. it will include daily intensive practive in the four linguistic skills. Course taught in Spanish.

Pre-req: (SPN 315 or SPN 316) and (SPN 323 or SPN 324).

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SPN 435 Bison image  Contemporary Latin Am Culture3 Credit hours   

Course based on the origins of issues confronting contemporary Spain: the war and its aftermath, the transition to democracy and modernization, the European Union, terrorism, regional autonomy, feminism, and sexual identity.

Pre-req: SPN 315 or SPN 316 or SPN 323 or SPN 324.

Attributes: International
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SPN 436 Bison image  Cult & Soc in Cont Spn3 Credit hours   

Course based on origins of issues confronting contemporary Spain: the war's aftermath, transition to democracy and modernization, the European Union, terrorism, regional autonomy, feminism, sexual identity. Course taught in Spanish.

Pre-req: (SPN 315 or SPN 316) or (SPN 323 or SPN 324).

Attributes: Multicultural
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SPN 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Independent research for qualified students who are interested beyond the other courses in the catalog.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Independent research for qualified students who are interested beyond the other courses in the catalog.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Independent research for qualified students who are interested beyond the other courses in the catalog.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Independent research for qualified students who are interested beyond the other courses in the catalog.

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Pre-req: SPN 204.

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SPN 490 Bison image  Spanish Capstone Experience3 Credit hours   

Students develop skills to conduct research on a topic from their area of concentration and to present a research project in Spanish. (PR: two 400-level SPN courses or permission).

Attributes: Capstone Course
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