Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I3An introductory Spanish course with
emphasis on elementary grammar, vocabulary building,
reading and listening comprehension. Not for
students with prior background in Spanish
Not ApplicableENG 099 or an ACT English sub-score of 18 and above.
SPA 102Elementary Spanish II3Continuation
of SPA 201 with greater emphasis on pronunciation
and oral expression. Conducted in both Spanish and
English.
Not ApplicableSPA 101 or equivalent (prior background
in Spanish or departmental test scores).
SPA 103Beginning Spanish for Health Care Professionals I3This course is the first semester of Spanish at the beginning
level for health care professionals. It is
equivalent to SPA 101 and, therefore, cannot be taken as a second semester language course to fulfill the foreign language requirement.
Not ApplicableENG 101 or permission of instructor
SPA 104Beginning Spanish for Health Care Professionals II3This course is the second semester
of Spanish at the beginning level for health care professionals. It is equivalent to SPA 102.
Not ApplicableSPA 103
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3 More
advanced work in grammar, vocabulary building, reading
and listening comprehension, beginning emphasis
on pronunciation and oral expression. Conducted in both Spanish and English.
Not ApplicableSPA 102 or equivalent (prior background
in Spanish or departmental test scores)
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3Continuation of SPA 201 with greater emphasis on pronunciation
and oral expression. Conducted in both
Spanish and English.
Not ApplicableSPA 201 or equivalent (prior background
in Spanish or departmental test scores).
SPA 303Advanced Spanish I3Intensive review
of grammatical structures, with emphasis on reading,
writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. Conducted in both Spanish and English.
Not ApplicableSPA 202 or equivalent
SPA 304Advanced Spanish II3Intensive conversational
practice to develop fluency, clarity, and precision in oral expression of ideas. Conducted in Spanish
Not ApplicableSPA 303 or equivalent
SPA 320History, Culture and Civilization of Spain and Latin America3This core course studies the history, art culture, and everyday life of Spain and Latin American beginning with Prehistoric Spain and Latin America into the 21st century. Conducted in Spanish.Not ApplicableSPA 304
SPA 355History and Phonetics of the Spanish Language3This course is an introduction
to the science of Spanish linguistics, including phonology,
morphology, syntax and semantics of the Spanish
language as well as the history of the language. Conducted in Spanish.
Not ApplicableSPA 304
SPA 398Advanced Spanish Composition3This course is an intensive study of grammar and sentence structure with emphasis on learning how to research topics and write compositions
in Spanish. Conducted in Spanish.
Not ApplicableSPA 355
SPA 399Advanced Spanish Conversation3This course consists of conversations
on daily subjects of current interest pertaining to the Spanish speaking world. Students will acquire new vocabulary through the reading of current
material and its usage in oral work. Conducted in
Spanish.
Not ApplicableSPA 398
SPA 401Survey of Peninsular Literature3A study of the social, economic,
cultural and political life of Spain, combined
with a study of representative authors and movements.
Conduced in Spanish.
Not ApplicableSPA 303
SPA 402Survey of Latin-American Literature3A study of the social, economic, cultural and political life of Latin-America and
Brazil, combined with a study of representative authors and movements. Conducted in Spanish.
Not ApplicableSPA 303
SPA 425Spanish Film and Art3This course provides
the student with basic knowledge of major films and works of art by well-known artists. Conducted in Spanish.
Not ApplicableSPA 401 and SPA 402
SPA 426Masterpieces of Spanish Literature3This course provides the reading, analysis, and discussion of literary masterpieces by major Spanish and Latin American authors. Conducted in Spanish.Not ApplicableSPA 402
SPA 427Major Authors in Spanish Literature3An intense study of
one or two authors considered to be among the greatest and most influential of writers in Peninsular or
Latin American literature. Not for Spanish Education
majors. Conducted in Spanish. May be repeated.
Not ApplicableSPA 401 and SPA 402
SPA 499Senior Seminar in Spanish3An integral capstone course in Spanish. A review of key components of Spanish grammar, culture, literature and of issues related to proficiency in Spanish (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and to career opportunities for Spanish majors. Conducted in Spanish.Not ApplicableSenior standing, 15 hours of upper-level
Spanish courses and/or consent of the Spanish faculty.
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