SPN - Spanish Course Descriptions

SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I

Study the first principles of grammar, drills on pronunciation and vocabulary, oral and written exercises, and drills in the language laboratory.

3

SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II

Study the first principles of grammar, drills on pronunciation and vocabulary, oral and written exercises, and drills in the language laboratory.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 101 or the equivalent.

SPN 106 Intensive Elementary Spanish

Is an intensive study of the first principles of grammar and implements intensive practice with drills on pronunciation and vocabulary, oral and written exercises, and drills in the language laboratory.

6

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

Review and continue the study of grammar, conversation, prose composition, and selected reading. Language lab work is also included.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 102 or SPN 106 or the equivalent.

SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Review and continue the study of grammar, conversation, prose composition, and selected reading. Language lab work is also included.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 201 or the equivalent.

SPN 206 Intensive Intermediate Spanish

Reviews and continues the intensive study of grammar, conversation, prose, composition, and selected reading. Language lab work is also included.

6

Prerequisites

SPN 102 or SPN 106 or equivalent.

SPN 303 Advanced Composition and Conversation I

Concentrate on the fine points of grammar, further practice in idioms, conversation, and prose composition. Conducted in Spanish.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent.

SPN 304 Advanced Composition and Conversation II

Concentrate on the fine points of grammar, further practice in idioms, conversation, and prose composition. Conducted in Spanish.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent.

SPN 307 Conversation I

This course uses authentic films and readings that stimulate meaningful communication, emphasize critical thinking, and draw on students' interdisciplinary knowledge in order to communicate fluidly in Spanish. It will help prepare students to take the Oral Proficiency Exam (OPI), a required element for Ohio Teacher licensure. 

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or the equivalent is required. It is recommended that students take this course as soon as possible after SPN 202/SPN 206 or the equivalent.

SPN 308 Conversation II

This course uses authentic films and readings that stimulate meaningful communication, emphasize critical thinking, and draw on students' interdisciplinary knowledge in or to communicate fluidly in Spanish. It will help prepare students to take the Oral Proficiency Exam (OPI), a required element for Ohio Teacher licensure. 

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or the equivalent is required. It is recommended that students take this course as soon as possible after SPN 202/ SPN 206 or the equivalent.

SPN 325 Spanish Culture and Civilization

Is a survey of elements, such as history, art, music, and traditions that have contributed to Spanish peninsular culture. Lectures, readings, discussions, and reports are included.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 326 Spanish-American Culture and Civilization

Focuses on the geography, history, art and sciences, customs, and traditions of Hispanic countries in the New World. Lectures, readings, discussions, and reports are included.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202, SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 327 EL Camino de Santiago

Examines one of the world's most celebrated pilgrimage routes, the Way of St. James. The course will cover not only the artistic and religious dimensions of the Camino, but also the long-term impact the Camino has had on the history, economy, and culture of Spain. The Camino will also be studied in terms of its significance in European culture. In Spanish; written reports and oral participation required.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202/ SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303/SPN 304 are strongly recommended.

SPN 329 Topics in Hispanic Culture

Is a flexible course, the contents of which will vary form one semester to another. Study will focus on cultural issues of particular periods and regions of Spanish-speaking societies. This course may be repeated for credit if the topic is different from when previously taken.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 331 Survey of Peninsular Literature I

Examines Peninsular Spanish literature from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 332 Survey of Peninsular Literature II

Examines Peninsular Spanish literature from the Enlightenment to the present.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 363 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature I

Is an introduction to the literature of the region known today as Latin America. This course will concentrate on early literary expressions in this region that date from the 15th century to the 18th century. Readings include surviving pre-Hispanic works of literature, the first documents written by Europeans about the New World, the first writings by mestizos" with particular attention to Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and writings pertaining to the struggle for independence. Conducted in Spanish. Written and oral reports."

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 364 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature II

Critically examines some of the most significant works of Latin American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries with particular attention to the authors of the Latin American Boom, which include Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa. Conducted in Spanish. Written and oral reports and research work required.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 381 Liturgy and Literature: Spanish Hymns in the Liturgy of the Hours

Studies the official hymns (i.e. religious poems set to music) incorporated into the Breviary from different periods after the Liturgical Reformation as approved by Pope Paul VI in the Apostolic Constitution Laudis Canticum of 1970. The course will examine the historical, artistic, cultural, and religious aspects of the hymns. The course organization will follow the topical division of the liturgical calendar of the Liturgy of the Hours. In Spanish; written reports and oral participation required.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202/ SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 are strongly recommended.

SPN 389 Topics in Hispanic Literature

Is a flexible course, the contents of which will vary from one semester to another. Study may focus on a literary period, author, genre, movement, or region of Spanish or Latin American literature. This course may be repeated for credit if the topic is different from when previously taken.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 391 History of the Spanish Language

Examines the origins of the Spanish language and its development through history to the present day. Course material will begin with the roots of Spanish in Indo-European and Latin. The evolution of the language will be seen in lexical acquisitions and grammatical transformations brought about by contact with other languages such as Arabic, Germanic, French, English, and Native American languages. In Spanish; written and oral reports required.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202/ SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303/ SPN 304 are strongly recommended.

SPN 392 Spanish Pronunciation: Phonetics and Phonology

Studies the sound system of modern Spanish in its articulatory, acoustic, and organizational aspects. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA); regional variations of Spanish will be examined. In Spanish; written and oral reports required.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202/ SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 399 Topics in Spanish Linguistics

Is a flexible course, the contents of which will vary from one semester to another. Study will focus on particular areas of Spanish linguistics, such as phonetics and phonology, morphology, dialectology, history of the Spanish language, sociolinguistics, etc. This course may be repeated for credit if the topic is different from when previously taken.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 400 Internship

Is a work-experience opportunity with the purpose of expanding education by applying accumulated knowledge in Spanish. The availability of internships is limited to upper-level students, normally juniors and seniors with a 2.5 quality point average. Students are approved individually by the academic department. A contract can be obtained from the Career Services Office in Starvaggi Hall. Internships count as general electives.

1-6

Prerequisites

Spanish junior or senior standing and permission of the department chair. Internships must be preapproved.

SPN 406 The Golden Age

Uses lectures and selected readings from the Spanish literature of the 16th and 17th centuries to highlight a study of authors and styles from Garcilaso to Calderón. Conducted in Spanish.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 426 Cervantes I: Don Quixote

Is a study of one of the most important and influential books of all time, and what is considered to be Spain's greatest literary contribution to Western civilization. This course includes lectures, class discussions, research, written and/or oral reports.

3

Prerequisites

No prerequisite is necessary if offered in English; cannot be used to satisfy the language requirement. If offered in Spanish, SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 427 Cervantes II: The Shorter Works

Delves into the author's poetry, theater, and shorter prose works. This course includes lectures, class discussions, research, written and/or oral reports.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 430 Romanticism

Is a detailed study of the Romantic movement as seen in selected works of the period. Extensive reading and analysis of Romantic-era works promote a double objective of gaining an understanding of the Spanish version of the worldwide movement as well as an appreciation of the unique styles of the Spanish romanticists.

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 433 Modernism

Considers the Spanish literary and cultural manifestations of the Modernist epoch with emphasis on the reading and interpretation of representative works in several genres. As such, it will focus mainly on the writers of the Generation of '98.""

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or SPN 206 or equivalent is required; SPN 303 and/or SPN 304 taken previously is strongly recommended.

SPN 434 Senior Thesis

Requires that a dissertation be written under the guidance of an instructor. The subject is chosen in consultation with the head of the department and may deal with an aspect of the language, literature, or civilization of Spain or Spanish-America.

1

Prerequisites

Permission.

SPN 435 Coordinating Seminar

Emphasizes selected readings, research, reports, and discussions of specific authors, genres, or trends in Spanish or Spanish-American literature. A recommended course for students planning to enter graduate school.

1

Prerequisites

Permission.