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Spanish Courses

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 by Examination is available.

    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 by Examination is available.

    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 by Examination is available.

    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 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: Spring

    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: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 324 Topics in 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. May be repeated one with different content. Variable content Course.

    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 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.

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

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings