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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

SPN 1100 | SPN 1101 | SPN 1102 | SPN 1103 | SPN 2100 | SPN 2101 | SPN 2102 | SPN 2103 | SPN 3100 | SPN 3101 | SPN 3110 | SPN 3120 | SPN 4000 | SPN 4100 | SPN 4105 | SPN 4401 | SPN 4501 | SPN 4899 | SPN 4900 | SPN 4920 | SPN 4930 | SPN 4940 | VIEW ALL
SPN 1100: Elementary Spanish (1-5) Offerings
Study Abroad.
SPN 1101: Elementary Spanish I (5) Offerings
Develops skill in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the Spanish language. Investigates Spanish culture and its relationship to the language.
Attributes:Foreign Language Comp
SPN 1102: Elementary Spanish II (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 1101 or equivalent. Develops skill in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the Spanish language. Investigates Spanish culture and its relationship to the language.
Attributes:Foreign Language Comp
SPN 1103: Elementary Spanish III (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 1102 or equivalent. Develops skill in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the Spanish language. Investigates Spanish culture and its relationship to the language.
Attributes:Foreign Language Comp
SPN 2100: Intermediate Spanish (1-5) Offerings
Study Abroad.
Attributes:Foreign Language Comp
SPN 2101: Intermediate Spanish I (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 1103 or equivalent (i.e., three years of Spanish in high school). Review and consolidation of first-year Spanish; focuses on grammar and begins cultural readings.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B, WK Humanities
SPN 2102: Intermediate Spanish II (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 2101 or equivalent. Builds on SPN 2101; more and longer readings geared toward Hispanic cultures.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B, WK Humanities
SPN 2103: Intermediate Spanish III (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or equivalent. Builds on SPN 2102; focuses on Hispanic cultures through conversation and provides an introduction to Spanish literature through short compositions.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B, WK Humanities
SPN 3100: Advanced Spanish (1-5) Offerings
Study Abroad.
Attributes:Foreign Language Comp, Upper-Division
SPN 3101: Advanced Spanish (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 2103, instructor permission or 15 credits of intermediate Spanish. A systematic review of Spanish grammar, with attention to stylistic considerations. May be repeated for credit 2 times.
Attributes:Upper-Division
SPN 3110: Composicion y conversacion (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 2103 or instructor permission, or 15 credits of Intermediate Spanish. Focuses on writing as a process through compositions of various types; e.g. description, narration, summary and review of books and other media. Uses Spanish as the language for research, lecture and discussion. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Upper-Division
SPN 3120: Civilizacion y Cultura (3) Offerings
Explores the many facets of Spanish-speaking cultures in the Iberian peninsula and Latin America from a historical perspective. Uses Spanish as the language for research, lecture and discussion. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Upper-Division
SPN 4000: LASP: Spanish Language Study (9) Offerings
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Latin American Studies Program. As a Latin American Studies participant, you study Spanish not only in the classroom, but also on the street, in your home, in your service opportunity and during travel throughout Latin America. Students come to Costa Rica with varying degrees of fluency in Spanish, so LASP places you in the Spanish class that corresponds to your level of oral and written proficiency based on the placement exam and interview you will receive during orientation. You will study grammar, conversation and/or literature, based on the results of your tests.
Attributes:Upper-Division
SPN 4100: Intensive Spanish (1-5) Offerings
European Quarter or Salamanca program only.
Attributes:Upper-Division
SPN 4105: Literature Survey:Golden Age (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 3101 or equivalent. Mystics, picaresque novels, poetry and drama, studied in the context of the period. Taught in Spanish and occasionally in English. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
SPN 4401: Topics in Spanish Literature (3,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 3101 or equivalent. Emphasis varies from quarter to quarter. Taught in Spanish and occasionally in English. Offered alternate years. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B, Upper-Division
SPN 4501: Topics in Latin American Lit (3,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: SPN 3101 or equivalent. Emphasis varies from quarter to quarter. Taught in Spanish and occasionally in English. Offered alternate years. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B, Upper-Division
SPN 4899: Latin American Capstone Seminr (3) Offerings
This capstone course focuses on issues of language and culture related to the Latin American Studies-Spanish major. Required of all Latin American Studies-Spanish majors and recommended for minors.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
SPN 4900: Independent Study (1-10) Offerings
Student works independently with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
SPN 4920: Independent Readings Spanish (1-5) Offerings
Independent Readings Spanish May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
SPN 4930: Spanish Tutorial Practicum (1-6) Offerings
For advanced students who wish to assist in 1000-level Spanish classes. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
SPN 4940: Internship (1-10) Offerings
Provides opportunity for practical application of Spanish language skills. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division



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