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Spanish Language Courses 2022

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

  • Spanish 101Designed 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.
  • Spanish 102Continuation 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.
  • Spanish 300Enhances 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.
  • Spanish 301Bridges 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.
  • Spanish 302: 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. 

Summer 2022 Classes in Spanish

SPAN 101 (11561) – Spanish I MoTuWeThFr 10:20 am – 11:20 am  Designed 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 (11560) – Spanish II MoTuWeThFr 10:20 am – 11:20 am  Continuation 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 (11520) – Spanish III  MoTuWeThFr 11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Enhances 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 300 (11520) – Spanish III  MoTuWeThFr 11:30 am – 12:30 pm  Enhances 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 410 Spanish Composition and Grammar Summer 2022 - Online: TuWeTh 11:30am-12:30am (Ref #: 12024)    Students in this class will keep developing their 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 531  Professional Spanish: Health and Human Services. 12300, TWU 8:00-9:00am (Distance, July 5th to August 12th) with Dr. Valentín-Rivera. This class develops culturally appropriate writing, listening, and oral communication language skills in the fields of health and human services. It is designed to provide students with cultural knowledge of diverse Spanish-speaking communities living inside and/or outside the United States. SPAN531 has a service-learning component in the areas of health and human services, providing a hands-on experience. The course emphasizes specialized content and vocabulary, as well as some experience in translation.  SPAN 575- Introduction to Spanish Translation. Ref#: 11474, June 6th through July 29th - online with Dr. Kanost   People who are bilingual are often asked to translate or interpret in their jobs or communities. This course is designed to begin developing those skills and instill an awareness of the ethical responsibilities of translators and interpreters. Focusing on the linguistic and cultural differences specific to Spanish <> English translation, you will gain practice translating texts in a variety of genres. Special attention is paid to the role of the sociocultural context in the reception of both the original text and translation.

Fall 2022 Classes in Spanish

SPAN101- Spanish I Section A (13832) MTWU 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Section B (13833) MTWU 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Section C (13834) MTWU 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Section D (16504) MTWU 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Designed 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.  SPAN102 Spanish II Section A (13845) MTWU 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Section B (13846) MTWU 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Section C (13847) MTWU 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  Continuation 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.

 

SPAN300- Spanish III Section A (13848) - MTWU 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Section B (13849)-  MTWU 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Section C (13850)-  MTWU 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Enhances 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. Conducted in Spanish.  SPAN301 Spanish IV Section A (13852) MWF 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Section B (13853) MWF10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Section C (13854) MWF11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.  Bridges 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.302

Fall 2022 Spanish 400 & 500 Courses:

 

SPAN 420 - Spanish Conversation SPAN 420-A: 13856, MoWeFr 12:30pm-1:20pm SPAN 420-B: 13857, MoWeFr 1:30pm-2:20pm   The students in this class will keep developing their language skills to efficiently orally communicate with others 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 from family relationships, to traditions, use and impact of technology, the environment, etc.; d) reviewing a wide range of grammatical structures in context.  SPAN 420 - Spanish Conversation SPAN 420-A: 13856, MoWeFr 12:30pm-1:20pm SPAN 420-B: 13857, MoWeFr 1:30pm-2:20pm   The students in this class will keep developing their language skills to efficiently orally communicate with others 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 from family relationships, to traditions, use and impact of technology, the environment, etc.; d) reviewing a wide range of grammatical structures in context.

500 Level Spanish Courses

SPAN530 (12679) Prof Spanish/Business - Top/Prof Bus Emphasis MWF 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Develops culturally appropriate oral and written communication skills in business-related professions. Specialized content and vocabulary, and experience in professional writing and translation.SPAN550 Hispanic Readings and Media Section A (11842)- MWF 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Section B (12994)- MWF 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Section C (16505)-  T U 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.  Communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills applied to Spanish language literary texts, film, and art. Skill development through conversation, presentations, papers, and creative projects.  This class is required for all majors and minors.SPAN560 (13419) Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: U.S. Latinx   TU 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Analysis of Latinx texts and cultural production, written or produced in Spanish or English by Hispanics or Latinx in the United States. Develops critical understanding of the Spanish language in the United States.SPAN566 (12167) Cultures of the Spanish-speaking World: Spanish America MWF 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Develops a critical understanding of the historical, political, social, and cultural forces that have shaped Spanish America, from the pre-Columbian era to today. Topics: culture, history, literature, art, and cinema.   Spanish 567 (14693)- Hispanic Cinema - Top/Span American Cinema TuTh 11:00-12:15  This course explores the art of Spain and Mexico during different historical moments (17th-21st centuries). We will examine “visual culture” in mediums ranging from painting to illustrations, sculpture, architecture, and pop culture. Students will design a creative art gallery and read a variety of academic, historic, and literary texts to better understand the historical and cultural legacies of Spanish and Mexican art in a Transatlantic context.SPAN 575- 12561: Introduction to Spanish Translation MoWeFr 12:30pm-1:20pm with Dr. Angelique Courbou. People who are bilingual are often asked to translate or interpret in their jobs or communities. This course is designed to begin developing those skills and instill an awareness of the ethical responsibilities of translators and interpreters. Focusing on the linguistic and cultural differences specific to Spanish <> English translation, you will gain practice translating texts in a variety of genres. Special attention is paid to the role of the sociocultural context in the reception of both the original text and translation.

  

  

600 and 700 level Spanish Courses

SPAN 735 (13859) – Literary Portraiture & Modern Spain  TuTh, 2:30-3:45pm   Explore Spanish history through art, literature, and historical texts. This class is structured around a 1992 Spanish historical novel, El sueño de Venecia by Paloma Díaz-Mas, which offers a literary mosaic through which we will discuss modern Spanish historiography. Topics include the relationship of the past to the present, the function of portraiture, art, and literature in the construction of national history and identity, and the roles of the contemporary critic and historian. Preq: Span 565, 568, or 567SPAN 757 (16446) – Spanish American Poetry: Musical Words  MWF, 12:30-1:20pm  Explore how diverse Spanish American poets & songwriters throughout history have used sound and imagery to engage with issues including identity, oppression, memory, and creative expression. We discuss connections between poems/songs and their social, political, and literary contexts, and this develops your vocabulary, cultural awareness, and ability to express complex ideas. Research a topic to inform a creative individual project (ex: curated collection of poetry/lyrics, a translation, lesson plans, or original poetry/song. Prerequisite: Span 567 or 568SPAN 774 (13627), Translating and Interpreting in the Community. MWF 1:30-2:20 With Dr. Laura Kanost Introduction to vocabulary, research skills, professional practices, and ethics for serving as a community translator or interpreter (Spanish <> English). Build basic interpreting skills through role-plays, exercises, and community service-learning experiences. Gain experience translating a variety of common documents such as birth certificates, letters, and forms. Prerequisite: SPAN 575, 771, or instructor permission.    

 

Environmental Perspectives in Latin America  Span 779 M/W,  3:55-5:15pm   This course will explore the representation and protection of climate, nature, and animals in 20th- and 21st-century Latin America. We’ll consider the various perspectives of scientists, authors, & artists as they discuss environmental issues their countries face today. Topics include Agrodiversity, Conservation, Natural and Urban Landscapes, Sustainability and more! This course will culminate in a final project where students evaluate these issues in a selected region in Latin America, creating either an analytical or a creative work that gives voice to environmental issues in Latin America and/or students’ home country.