Spanish

Undergraduate Bulletin
Document Number 4.05.08(g)

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[1] Courses in Spanish (SPAN)

1111, 1211 BASIC SPANISH COMMUNICATION Oral and written practice in basic Spanish communication designed to reinforce the work students are doing concurrently in Spanish 1310 or 1320 curriculum. Laboratory or classroom setting.

1310 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I Beginning study of Spanish designed for students with minimal or no experience in high school Spanish as determined by UCA placement examination. The main goal of this course is to begin to learn to speak, read, write, and comprehend basic Spanish. Special emphasis is placed upon the grammatical structures necessary for perfecting these communication skills. The student will also gain cultural awareness of Hispanic ways of life. May not be taken for degree credit if student has three or more years of high school Spanish, except by written permission of the chair. Fall, spring.

1320 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II Continuation of beginning Spanish designed for students who have previously taken SPAN 1310. This course continues to develop the student's ability to speak, read, write and comprehend basic Spanish. Special emphasis is placed upon the grammatical structures necessary for perfecting these communication skills. The student will also gain cultural awareness of Hispanic ways of life. Prerequisite: C grade or better in SPAN 1310 or appropriate placement examination score, or consent of chair. Fall, spring.

1330 ELEMENTARY SPANISH IN REVIEW Review of beginning Spanish for students who have studied the language for at least three years in high school, and who, based on results of UCA's Spanish placement process, are not prepared for Spanish 2300 or 2310.  This course seeks to review and solidify the basic skills covered in Spanish 1310 before continuing to the study of speaking, reading and writing basic Spanish. Special emphasis is placed on the grammatical structures necessary for perfecting these communication skills. The cultural richness of the Hispanic world will also be examined. Upon successful completion of this course, students may enroll in Spanish 2300 or 2310. Prerequisite: Three or more years of high school Spanish, departmental placement, or consent of chair.

2112, 2212 COMMUNICATING IN SPANISH I AND II Oral and written practice of Spanish designed to reinforce the Spanish 1320 or 2300 curriculum. Neither fulfills BA foreign language requirement. On demand.

2300 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH Practical communication skills with emphasis on intermediate-level proficiencies using culturally authentic materials. Designed for the generalist, in particular the BA student. Does not apply toward major/minor requirements. Prerequisite: C grade or better in previous Spanish course, or appropriate placement examination score, or consent of chair. Fall, spring.

2310 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II Basic review followed by active use of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: C grade or better in previous Spanish course, or appropriate placement examination score or consent of chair. Fall, spring.

2320 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III Further review of Spanish with practice of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Also fulfills humanities area elective in general education. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310 or appropriate placement examination score and consent of chair. Fall, spring.

2325 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH PHONETICS This course examines the basics of Spanish pronunciation through a systematic analysis of the language's phonetic composition, based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and exemplified with voice recordings of native Spanish speakers. Students are given ample opportunity to practice their pronunciation during the course of the semester, both in classroom exercises and in outside homework and projects. The target group for this course is non-native Spanish speakers, since many matters covered would pose little or no problem for native speakers. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310. Offered every three semesters.

2330 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS SPANISH Special applications of Spanish to the business environment. Emphasis on a broad range of topics related to the needs of people working or living in the Spanish business community. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310 or consent of chair. On demand.

2340 INTENSIVE ORAL PRACTICE ABROAD IN SPANISH Intensive practice in speaking Spanish. Student must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Spanish 2340 cannot be counted toward the major or minor in Spanish, nor can it be used to fulfill three credit hours at the 2000 (intermediate) level for the B.A. foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: SPAN 1320. On demand.

2350 INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH This course is designed to develop intermediate level oral proficiency by providing extra speaking practice. Students will also complete short written assignments for grammar review. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310. Fall, spring.

3160, 3260 PRACTICUM IN SPANISH Designed to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge through participation in authentic language experiences. May be repeated for 6 hours, but a maximum of 3 hours may be applied to the major or minor program. Prerequisite: SPAN 2310 or consent of chair. On demand.

3300 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION In-depth study and review of advanced grammar topics, with intensive practice in speaking and writing idiomatic Spanish. Compositions prepare students to write in a variety of contexts, including narrative and persuasive discourse styles. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2320 or consent of chair. Fall, spring.

3303 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND TEXTUAL ANALYSIS Contextual study of additional advanced grammar topics through analysis of literary and cultural texts. Advanced practice in speaking and writing with a focus on preparation for research, reading, and writing in literature and civilization courses. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300, departmental placement, or consent of chair. Fall, spring.

3312 SPANISH CIVILIZATION Survey of historical, literary, and artistic elements of Peninsular society with an analysis of modern Spanish customs and social issues. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. Fall.

3313 LATIN-AMERICAN CIVILIZATION Survey of Pre-Columbian civilizations, historical, literary and artistic trends with an analysis of modern Latin-American society. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. Spring.

3315 TOPICS IN HISPANIC STUDIES Taught entirely in Spanish, this course is specifically designed for students who are in the process of improving their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Course content will include a diverse range of topics related to Hispanic studies. May be repeated for credit under different topics; however, it may only be used once to satisfy the requirement for a 3000-level course in the literature or civilization block, depending on the topic. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300. Fall or spring.

3320 SPANISH LITERATURE Introduction to Spanish literature, with emphasis on Spain. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. Spring.

3321 SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE Literature of the Hispanic world, with emphasis on Latin America. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. Fall.

3330 ADVANCED BUSINESS SPANISH This course further develops the four language skills in the context of vocabulary and content related to commercial uses of Spanish. Designed to build on concepts introduced in Spanish 2330, the course will prepare students to communicate effectively in a variety of practical business settings. Discussion/lecture. Fall, spring.

3340 INTENSIVE ORAL PRACTICE ABROAD IN SPANISH Intensive practice in speaking Spanish. Student must receive a minimum of 45 hours of classroom instruction, which may be supplemented by field experiences. Students must study in a program approved by the chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Students may only count three credits of Intensive Oral Spanish Abroad (3340) toward the major in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2320. On demand.

3360 DRAMA-TEATRO: STAGING SPANISH ONE-ACT PLAYS Consists of reading, writing, rehearsals and public performances of one-act plays in Spanish. Designed for students who want to experience acting in Spanish, to engage in creative teamwork, and to polish their written and spoken Spanish. All oral and written coursework is in Spanish. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 2320 or permission of instructor. Offered on demand.

3370 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH TRANSLATION This course examines the essence of translation through a discussion of theory and its application to authentic texts involving general, economic, sci-tech, and political topics.  Also explored are the professional possibilities in the field of translation. As assignments and tests involve translation both from Spanish to English and English to Spanish, the class is taught in both languages, with emphasis on Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300. Fall, spring.

3398 TRAVEL SEMINAR ABROAD Intensive study abroad. Classes in Spanish conversation, Spanish/Spanish-American history, culture, and literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 2320 or consent of chair. On demand.

4110 SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT Capstone course required of all Spanish majors completing the program. Students must complete a series of comprehensive assessments including proficiency examinations, self-assessments, essays and a final paper asking students to integrate their linguistic, cultural, and literary knowledge.  Teacher candidates completing the course will be required to complete an official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Discussion/lecture. Fall, spring.

4310 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR'S THESIS Tutorial taken in the senior year by a student who is invited to enter the undergraduate scholar's program in Spanish. A reading list will provide the foundation for a thesis to be written by the honors candidate. To qualify, the student must earn a grade of A or B on the thesis. Prerequisite: Departmental invitation.

4350 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS This course is an introduction to the Spanish language system. After a basic examination of linguistic concepts, the course will explore Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. In addition to an overview of the history of the Spanish language, the course may consider the implications of sociolinguistics, semantics, and linguistic variation. Required course for all teacher candidates. Prerequisite: SPAN 3300 or 3303 or consent of chair. Spring.

4395 ADVANCED HISPANIC LITERATURE Theme course. Special studies in various genres, literary movements, or authors. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisites: 3300 or 3303 and 3312 or 3321 or consent of chair. On demand.

4396 HISPANIC STUDIES Theme course. Special studies relating to sociological, political, cultural, and philosophical aspects and/or trends in the Spanish-speaking world. May be repeated for credit under different topics. Discussion/lecture. Prerequisites: 3300 or 3303 and 3313 or 3321 or consent of chair. On demand.

4100, 4200, 4300 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPANISH Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and chair. On demand.