Modern Language Courses Offered

Chinese (CHI) courses

  • CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I

    Essentials of grammar through aural-oral practice, dictation, reading and writing. Course conducted in Mandarin Chinese as far as practicable.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 101.

    Continuation of CHI 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 102.

    Continuation of CHI 102 with emphasis on reading, conversation, and an introduction to Chinese history and culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 201.

    Continuation of CHI 201 with emphasis on reading, conversation, history, and culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 297 Special Topics in Chinese

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Chinese studies, including travel courses to Chinese-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 311 Chinese Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: CHI 202.

    A course designed to develop and refine students' conversational and reading skills through short speeches, group discussion, free conversation and reading. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 312 Chinese Reading and Composition

    Prerequisite: CHI 202.

    This course is designed to help students strengthen and expand their reading and writing skills in Chinese through the reading of authentic Chinese articles, grammar review, and writing practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: CHI 312.

    Activities and exercises focused on oral and written translation for career fields.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 415 Business and Professional Chinese

    Prerequisite: CHI 312 or above.

    Introduction to Chinese language and culture as used in business and selected professions. Variable content course. May be repeated once with different content.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 498 Seminar Course in Chinese

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 202 or permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in Chinese language, literature, and culture. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

French (FRN) courses

  • FRN 101 Elementary French I

    Essentials of French language emphasizing the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing within a culturally relevant context.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 102 Elementary French II

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 101.

    Continuation of FRN 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 201 Intermediate French I

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 102.

    Francophone culture through discussion of readings, films and music.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 202 Intermediate French II

    Prerequisite: C or better in FRN 201.

    A focus on literacy through compositions and readings in francophone culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 297 Special Topics in French

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in French studies, including travel-courses to French-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or inter-national component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 300 Service Learning in French

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a French course at the 202 level or above.

    This service learning component for the existing French curriculum incorporates community service with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service providing instruction or other community service in the Springfield-area schools and other community groups. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 302 Topics in French Culture

    Prerequisite: FRN 102.

    Topics may cover history or culture of France. Variable content course. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 3 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 311 French Conversation

    Prerequisite: FRN 201.

    Oral practice in short speeches, group discussion and free conversation. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 312 French Grammar and Composition

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    Review of French grammar with writing practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 324 Topics in Francophone Linguistics

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    This course develops students' understanding of issues in Francophone linguistics by exploring such topics as phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics, history of the language, and regional and social language variation. The emphasis will most often be on the area of phonetics and phonology. May be repeated once with different content. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 326 Culture Populaire

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    History and culture of France and francophone countries; includes geography, philosophy and arts. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 335 L'Esprit francais

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    Through the study of artistic works, including fine arts, cinema, and literature, students will become more familiar with the origins, lives and influences of the most prominent Francophone figures and symbolic icons. Students will learn how to read, analyze, interpret, and discuss a wide selection of works and concepts in French; and to synthesize the material into an accurate and coherent picture of French literary and cultural developments. Variable content course. Repeatable up to 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 381 French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    A survey of authors, movements, ideas, and styles, e.g., Villon, Montaigne, Rabelais, Pascal, Rousseau.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 382 French Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    A survey of representative work, e.g., Hugo, Flaubert, Camus.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: FRN 312.

    Activities and exercises on oral and written translation focusing on career fields. May be repeated as course content changes up to 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 412 Le Cinema francophone

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    A study of culture, language, and literature through francophone film. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 414 Le Francais Vivant

    Prerequisite: FRN 202.

    A course designed to increase French fluency and comprehension, emphasizing modern, useful French as it is spoken today by natives. Students will explore the French language in a broad range of real everyday situations. Topics include idiomatic expressions, slang, spoken contractions, French non-verbal communication, and the language of the Internet. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 415 Vivre et Travailler en francais

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 or permission of instructor.

    Social and business interactions in the francophone world. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 495 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in French

    Prerequisite: FRN 312 and FRN 326 or permission of instructor.

    Study of advanced topics relating to language and proficiency development or literary and cultural themes in French or Francophone cultures. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 498 Seminar Course in French

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in literature, linguistics or other restricted topics. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 725 Seminar in Francophone Literature and Culture

    This course will enhance students' language proficiency and cultural competence through the interpretation and analysis of selected literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from the Francophone tradition. Variable content course. May be repeated once with changed content.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FRN 735 Advanced French Proficiency

    After an assessment of global language proficiency, students receive personalized guidance and selected periodic assessments to help them to strengthen their interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in the target language. This course designation may also be used to grant credit for prior learning on the basis of established proficiency assessments.

    Credit hours:
    3-12
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

German (GRM) courses

  • GRM 101 Elementary German I

    Develop proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 102 Elementary German II

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 101.

    Develop additional proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 201 Intermediate German I

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 102.

    Systematic review, expansion, and synthesis of the four skill areas. Communicative skills will be enhanced by providing a thorough review of fundamentals of grammar through real-life language use, reading, and composition.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 202 Intermediate German II

    Prerequisite: C or better in GRM 201.

    Continuation of the development of the four skills through conversation, composition and readings as a means to access culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 297 Special Topics in German

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in German studies, including travel-courses to German-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or inter-national component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 300 Service Learning in German

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a German course at the 202 level or above.

    This service component for the existing German curriculum incorporates community service with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service providing instruction or other community service in the Springfield-area schools and other community groups. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 301 Intensive Grammar Review

    Prerequisite: GRM 102.

    Intensive grammar review of selected topics. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of 3 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 302 Topics in German(ic) Culture

    Prerequisite: GRM 102.

    Selected topics in culture and travel. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of 3 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 303 Language and Technology

    Prerequisite: GRM 102.

    Issues concerning German and technology. May be repeated with different topics to a maximum of three credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 304 Conversational Strategies

    Prerequisite: GRM 201.

    This course will introduce students to strategies for conversing in the target language. Emphasis will be placed on building vocabulary, developing listening comprehension skills, learning how to construct discussions and to use appropriate expressions.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 311 German Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    A structured course designed to develop and refine students reading and conversational skills. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 312 German Composition

    Prerequisite: GRM 311.

    A writing intensive course designed to introduce students to a variety of text types. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the differences among the texts and student practice in preparing similar original texts. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 320 German Cinema

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    The survey of major films produced in Germany serves as a basis for the study of German culture, German language, and German literature. Course emphasizes the way that film content and theme development are useful in analyzing German language usage and culture in selected films. Subject will vary from semester to semester. Examples: History and Culture Through Film; From Novel to Film; East German Film; The Image of Women in Film. Repeatable up to 6 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 325 Kulturkunde der deutschsprachigen Lander

    Prerequisite: GRM 202.

    An introduction to major historical periods and cultural movements of the German-speaking countries. Study includes geography, history, philosophy and the arts. Variable content course. May be repeated up to 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 400 Praktikum

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    A focused course that students can combine with other German classes in order to pursue a special interest within the normal course content. May be repeated with a different content to a maximum of 3 credit hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: GRM 312.

    Activities and exercises focused on oral and written translation on career fields.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 415 German for Professional and Business Use

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Focus on advanced speaking and reading proficiency for applied use in professional fields such as administration, international relations, global studies and business.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 455 Masterpieces of 19th Century German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected works or authors from the 19th century. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 465 Masterpieces of 20th Century German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected works or authors from the 20th century. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 475 Topics in German(ic) Literature and Culture

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    Selected topics in German(ic) literature and culture. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with GRM 375. Students enrolled in GRM 475 will complete more advanced assignments. Cannot receive credit for both GRM 375 and GRM 475.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 485 Thematic Approaches to German Literature

    Prerequisite: GRM 311 or above.

    A survey of German literature across multiple centuries from the perspective of a particular theme. May be repeated once as topics change. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 495 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in German

    Prerequisite: GRM 312 and GRM 325 or permission of instructor.

    Study of advanced topics relating to language and proficiency development or literary and cultural themes in German-language cultures. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRM 498 Seminar Course in German

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Supervised independent study in literature, linguistics or other restricted topics. May be repeated for no more than 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Japanese (JPN) courses

  • JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

    Essentials of grammar through aural-oral practice, dictation, reading and writing. Course conducted in Japanese as far as practicable.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 101.

    Continuation of JPN 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 102.

    Continuation of JPN 102 with increased emphasis on reading.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 201.

    Introduction to Japanese literature; analysis of its subjects, forms and ideals.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 297 Special Topics in Japanese

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Japanese studies, including travel courses to Japanese-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 311 Japanese Reading and Conversation

    Prerequisite: JPN 202.

    This course is designed to further develop and refine students' reading and speaking skills through readings of short texts, group discussions, and free conversation.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 312 Japanese Reading and Composition

    Prerequisite: JPN 202.

    This course is designed to help students strengthen and expand their reading and writing skills in Japanese through the reading of authentic Japanese articles, grammar review, writing and Kanji practice.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

Spanish (SPN) courses

  • SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I

    Develop proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 101.

    Develop additional proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 102.

    Systematic review, expansion, and synthesis of the four skill areas. Communicative skills will be enhanced by providing a thorough review of fundamentals of grammar through real-life language use, reading and composition.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 201.

    Continuation of the development of the four skills through conversation, composition and reading as a means to access culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 205 Spanish Proficiency Skills

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 201.

    This course focuses on the development of formal and informal oral communication skills through oral practice in authentic contexts stressing extensive vocabulary development and cultural information relevant to the Spanish-speaking world. Native and heritage speakers (students who grew up in households where Spanish was frequently spoken) must enroll in the heritage language section of this course. For details, contact a Spanish section faculty member.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 297 Special Topics in Spanish

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    Topics of selected interest in Spanish studies, including travel-courses to Spanish-speaking countries. The specific subject matter and/or international component may change from semester to semester according to resources and demand. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 300 Service Learning in Spanish

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a Spanish course at the 202 level or above.

    This service component for the existing Spanish curriculum incorporates community service with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience that addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs. Includes 40 hours of service providing instruction or other community service in the Springfield-area schools and other community groups. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 310 Medical Spanish

    Prerequisite: SPN 202.

    This course introduces students to Spanish terminology used in health care contexts. In addition to learning medical terminology, students practice and master basic concepts pertinent to communicating in Spanish with patients and health care providers. Students also practice straightforward medical interpreting scenarios.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 312 Spanish Composition

    Prerequisite: SPN 202 or SPN 205.

    This course targets the development of composition skills, focusing on intensive grammar review, vocabulary building, and the discursive and stylistic elements of a variety of written genres. Several essays will be assigned to help students to develop into effective writers in Spanish. Native and heritage speakers (students who grew up in households where Spanish was frequently spoken) must enroll in the heritage language section of this course. For details, contact a Spanish section faculty member.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 314 Advanced Spanish Proficiency Skills

    Prerequisite: SPN 205 and SPN 312.

    This course examines recent historical events and current popular trends and movements using multiple media sources (films, the Internet, magazines, songs, music, photographs and television) to better understand contemporary Hispanic/Spanish culture. The focus of the course is on the development of topics for conversational content, analysis, presentations and written essays in Spanish.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 320 Hispanic Cinema

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    A survey of major, twentieth-century films produced in Spanish throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Course features a study of directors and works, technique of cinematography, film content and theme development, and analysis of Spanish-language usage and culture in selected films. The relationship between film and Spanish literature and art is also studied. Selected films are also viewed and studied over the course of the semester.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    1

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 324 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Develops students' understanding of issues in Spanish linguistics by exploring such topics as phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics, history of the language, and regional and social language variation. Variable content course. May be repeated once with different content.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 325 Civilization of Spain

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Origin and development of Iberian culture; includes geography, history, philosophy and arts.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 326 Civilization of Spanish America

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Origin and development of Spanish American culture; includes geography, history, philosophy, and the arts.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 410 Translation

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Activities and exercises in oral and written translation focusing on career fields.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 415 Business and Professional Spanish

    Prerequisite: SPN 312 or higher.

    Specialized and intensive training in Spanish as used in business and selected professions.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 424 Advanced Topics in Spanish Linguistics

    Prerequisite: SPN 324.

    Focuses on a particular linguistic aspect of the Spanish language, such as phonetics and phonology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, morphology, syntax, second language acquisition, bilingualism, and methodologies of teaching language. Variable content course. May be repeated once with different content.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 450 Modern Peninsular Literature

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Selected works or authors from Modern Peninsular literature. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 460 Spanish American Literature

    Prerequisite: SPN 312.

    Selected works or authors from Spanish American Literature. May be repeated once with a different topic. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 480 Directed Readings

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department head.

    May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 495 Advanced Undergraduate Seminar in Spanish

    Prerequisite: SPN 325 or SPN 326; and SPN 450 or SPN 460; or permission of instructor.

    Study of advanced topics relating to language and proficiency development or literary and cultural themes in Spanish or Hispanic cultures. Variable content course. May be repeated, as content changes, to a maximum of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 510 Advanced Translation

    Prerequisite: SPN 410.

    Builds on the translation and interpreting skills acquired in SPN 410. Students will be exposed to a variety of translation theories and methods and will increase their overall language proficiency as they gain further practical translation experience in a number of genres. May be taught concurrently with SPN 610. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 610 and SPN 510.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 610 Advanced Translation

    Builds on the translation and interpreting skills acquired in SPN 410. Students will be exposed to a variety of translation theories and methods and will increase their overall language proficiency as they gain further practical translation experience in a number of genres. May be taught concurrently with SPN 510. Cannot receive credit for both SPN 510 and SPN 610.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 725 Seminar in Hispanic Literature and Culture

    This course will enhance students' language proficiency and cultural competence through the interpretation and analysis of selected literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from the Hispanic tradition. Variable content course. May be repeated once with changed content.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 735 Advanced Spanish Proficiency

    After an assessment of global language proficiency, students receive personalized guidance and selected periodic assessments to help them to strengthen their interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills in the target language. This course designation may also be used to grant credit for prior learning on the basis of established proficiency assessments.

    Credit hours:
    3-12
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings