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Department of Modern Languages

Spanish Language Courses

Spanish Courses that are prerequisites to the courses shown on this page:

  • SPAN 101 - Spanish IDesigned for students with no prior Spanish experience.  Develops basic language skills and cultural awareness to function in everyday situations in Spanish-speaking communities.  Conducted in Spanish with practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • SPAN 102 - Spanish IIContinuation of Spanish 1.  Develops basic language skills and cultural awareness to function in everyday situations in Spanish-speaking communities.  Conducted in Spanish with practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • SPAN 300 - Spanish IIIEnhances skills in reading and analysis to develop intermediate proficiency in Spanish.  Grammatical structures presented in context through literary and informational texts, media, to promote cultural awareness.
  • SPAN 301 - Spanish IVBridges to more advanced language, culture, and literature courses.  Grammatical structures studied in context through literary and informational materials.  Conducted in Spanish.  Practice in researching and presenting the history and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.
  • SPAN 302 - Spanish IV for Heritage Learners: Designed for learners who have been exposed to Spanish from childhood in natural settings (e.g., home). This class facilitates the use of Spanish in everyday and academic contexts while also exploring a variety of cultural topics. 
  • SPAN 410 - Spanish Composition & Grammar: Development of language skills to communicate efficiently in the written form by a) engaging in intensive and frequent practice in writing to develop reading comprehension and academic writing skills; b) exploring, reflecting and discussing cultural similarities and differences between a variety of Spanish-speaking countries; c) reading, reflecting, and discussing past and current historical events that have shaped Latin America (e.g., the colonization, the sociocultural features of various indigenous populations nowadays, cultural traditions, etc.); d) reviewing diverse grammatical structures in context.
  • SPAN 411 - Spanish Composition & Grammar for Heritage Learners:
  • SPAN 420 - Spanish Conversation: Development of language skills to communicate orally efficiently by a) engaging in intensive and frequent practice in conversation to develop listening and speaking skills; b) exploring, reflecting and discussing cultural similarities and differences between the U.S. and a variety of Spanish-speaking countries through debates and cultural presentations; c) reading, reflecting, and discussing a wide variety of topics ranging form family relationships, to traditions, use and impact of technology, the environment, etc.; d) reviewing a wide range of grammatical structures in context.

Spring 2023: Descriptions of 500 and 700 Classes in Spanish

 SPAN 500 S23

SPAN 700 S23