Spanish

Program Description

The curriculum of the Spanish Program is designed to develop the cognitive and critical abilities of the students. It reflects the diverse corpus of knowledge required to master a target language with an acceptable degree of proficiency. The course offerings seek to reflect the breadth of skills required for such proficiency and focus on developing students' linguistic and cultural fluency. All of our elementary and intermediate level courses are offered on an annual rotation. The majority of our upper level courses are offered on a biennial schedule.

Why take this major?

Spanish is spoken by more than 559 million people worldwide. A major in Spanish will open the worlds of all major industries such as business, healthcare, law, government, and education. Globally, effective written and oral communication with Spanish speakers is critically important as it is spoken in nineteen Latin American Countries, Spain, Equatorial Guinea,  Western Sahara, Philippines, Andorra, and Gibraltar.  Not only is Spanish one of the six working languages of the United Nations, but according to  Pew Research, over 50% of the households in the United States will speak Spanish by 2050.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • To attain at least Intermediate High (according to standards set out by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, ACTFL) level in A. reading, B. writing, C. aural comprehension, and D. speaking.
  • To use critical skills to analyze literary and cultural texts logically, fairly, and insightfully.
  • To use research skills to support literary and cultural analyses.
  • To understand the perspectives of at least two cultures (including American culture).
  • To challenge the student both cognitive and culturally through language.

Program Contact Information

Victoria L. Ketz

Chair

245 Hayman Hall

ketz@lasalle.edu

(215) 951-1200

Degree Earned

B.A.

Number of Courses Required for Graduation

Major: 14

Total: 38-40

Number of Credits Required for Graduation

Major: 42

Total: 120

GPA Required for Graduation

Major: 2.0

Cumulative: 2.0

Progress Chart

Level One - Core Courses

12 courses and 2 modules required

Universal Required Courses (4 Courses)

Students must complete the following 4 courses.

ILO 8.1: Written Communication

ENG 110 - College Writing I: Persuasion

ILO 5.1: Information Literacy

ENG 210 - College Writing II: Research

ILO 1.1: Understanding Diverse Perspectives

FYS 130 - First-Year Academic Seminar **

NOTE. The following students use Level 2 Capstone Experience in Major instead of FYS 130: Honors, BUSCA, Core-to-Core, Transfer, and Non-Traditional/Evening.

ILO 2.1: Reflective Thinking and Valuing

REL 100 - Religion Matters

Elective Core Courses (4 Courses)

Students must complete 1 course in each of the following 4 ILOs.

ILO 3.1a: Scientific Reasoning

Choose course within ILO

ILO 3.1b: Quantitative Reasoning

Choose course within ILO

ILO 6.1: Technological Competency

Choose course within ILO

ILO 8.1a/12.1: Oral Communication/ Collaborative Engagement

Choose course within ILO

Distinct Discipline Core Courses (4 Courses)

Students must complete 1 course in each of the following 4 ILOs. Each course must be from a different discipline. (A "discipline" is represented by the 3- or 4-letter prefix attached to each course.)

ILO 4.1: Critical Analysis and Reasoning

Choose course within ILO

ILO 9.1: Creative and Artistic Expression

Choose course within ILO

ILO 10.1: Ethical Understanding and Reasoning

Choose course within ILO

ILO 11.1: Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

Choose course within ILO

Universal Required Modules (2 Courses)

Students must complete the following 2 non-credit modules.
The Modules are not required for Transfer Students, Core-to-Core Students, or BUSCA Students. BUSCA students are required to take modules if/when they pursue a bachelor’s degree.

ILO 7.1a

Health Literacy Module

ILO 7.1b

Financial Literacy Module

Major Requirements

Major requirements include 4 Level Two ILO requirements, fulfilled through the major.

Students in this major must complete 38-40 courses in total in order to graduate. 14 courses will be from this major program.

Level Two (4 Courses)

Students must complete 1 course/learning experience in each of the 4 commitments.

ILO 2.2: Broader Identity (Capstone Course/Experience)

Fulfilled within major

Choose one ILO from 3.2a, 3.2b, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 7.2a, or 7.2b: Expanded Literacies

Fulfilled within major

ILO 8.2b: Effective Expression (Writing-Intensive Course)

Fulfilled within major

Choose on ILO from 10.2, 11.2, or 12.2: Active Responsibility

Fulfilled within major

All Other Required Courses

REQUIRED FOR MAJOR IN SPANISH: 14 COURSES

Ten courses in Spanish (Based on departmental placement)

Four courses in a second language (waived if double majoring)

SPN 480 Special Topics

SPN 481 Capstone Experience

In order to major or minor in Spanish, the student will need to have his/her starting level of Spanish assessed by a faculty member.  Once the student's level of Spanish has been established, the appropriate sequence of courses for the student to satisfactorily complete his or her minor will be outlined by the Spanish area coordinator or a Spanish faculty advisor.

Free Electives

In addition to the requirements listed above, students must take enough courses to the fulfill graduation credit requirements for their School and major.

Dual Major Requirements

COMMUNICATIONS SCIENCES AND DISORDERS (CSD) AND SPANISH DOUBLE MAJOR

The Communication Sciences and Disorders/Spanish double major aims to provide its students with the pre-clinical, linguistic and cultural foundations, which in addition to a master's degree in speech-language pathology, are necessary to treat and work with patients that are bilingual English/Spanish, as well as those that are Spanish speakers with limited English proficiency. Those wishing to become CSD/Spanish double majors must have their Spanish assessed by a Language faculty member in order to begin their studies at the appropriate level. After placement, students will follow the carefully designed course sequence prepared by the CSD and Languages departments.

REQUIREMENTS:

Fulfill the requirements of the CSD major as outlined by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and 10 Spanish courses starting at the intermediate level or higher.

Minimum Requirements for Spanish:

  • SPN 205 Intermediate SPN for Nursing and Health Sciences I
  • SPN 206 Intermediate SPN for Nursing and Health Sciences II
  • SPN 301 Adv. Conversation and Composition I
  • SPN 302 Adv. Conversation and Composition II
  • SPN 420 Spanish for Speech Pathologists
  • SPN 421 Bilingualism in Spanish/English Speakers
  • SPN 422 Introduction to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
  • SPN 423 Introduction to Spanish Dialectology
  • One 300/400 level Literature or Culture Course on Spain
  • One 300/400 level Literature or Culture Course on Latin America or
  • SPN 307 Commercial Spanish

* Students placing above the intermediate level will not take SPN 205 or 206. In lieu of these intermediate courses students will take additional 300/400 level Spanish courses to fulfill their requirements. Heritage speakers of Spanish will take SPN 203 and SPN 204 (Spanish for Heritage Speakers I and II) instead of SPN 301 and SPN 302.

 

SPECIALIZED SPANISH AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DOUBLE MAJOR FOR SPANISH IMMERSION TEACHING

Spanish immersion teachers, in addition to teaching language and culture, must also be able to instruct in content areas such as math, science and social studies in the target language. Therefore, these teachers must native or near native Spanish fluency, as well as have a good understanding of second language acquisition theories and pedagogy.

Candidates for this double major will take the Early Childhood (PK-4) sequence of courses offered by La Salle's Education department in order to meet certification requirements for Pennsylvania. There are reciprocal licensure agreements between Pennsylvania and several other states. This specialized double major gives students the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge in second language acquisition theories and pedagogy as well as the skills in both Spanish and English to teach in related content areas, in order to qualify for positions as immersion teachers.

Those wishing to become Spanish immersion teachers will follow the carefully designed course sequence prepared by the Global Languages and Education departments and will receive advisement from both. Students must take a Spanish placement test before beginning the program. Below are the program's minimum requirements. However, the Spanish curriculum may be adjusted based on a student's initial placement level.

FOUR-YEAR ROSTER

DUAL MAJOR: EDUCATION (PRE K-4) AND SPANISH IMMERSION TEACHING

Freshman Year

Fall Spring

ENG 110 SPN 204 or 302

SPN 203 EDC 104

EDC 103 IMS 162 (4)

EDC 120 PHL 151 or 152

REL 150 or 153 ENG 150

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring

ENG 210 SPN 300/400

IMS 262 (4) EDC 219

SPN 300/400 EDC 220

EDC 217 HIS 300

HIS 151 CSC 151 or 152

Junior Year

Fall Spring

SPN 300/400 EDC 307/309 (7 credits)

SPN 300/400 SPN 300/400

PHL 200 or above SPN 300/400

EDC 325 PHL 200 or above

ENG 200 or above Elective

Senior Year

Fall Spring (Student Teaching Semester)

SPN 300 EDC 474 (12 credits)

Secondary Language Teaching Methods

SPN 331 EDC 475 (3 credits)

The Foreign Language Classroom

REL 200 or above

EDC 410 (2)

EDC 326

*Note: SPN 330 and 331 may be taken prior to the senior year depending on course cycling.

At least one 300/400 level Spanish course should be a literature or culture about Spain and at least one course should be a Latin American literature or culture, or SPN 307 (Commercial Spanish). SPN 307 is strongly recommended for students in this double major. Students may elect to do a study abroad semester either in the fall of their junior year or in the summer. If taken in the summer, they could do two sessions for a total of six credits.

Minor Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR IN SPANISH: 6 COURSES (18 credits) IN SPANISH (BASED ON DEPARTMENTAL PLACEMENT)

In order to major or minor in Spanish, the student will need to have his/her starting level of Spanish assessed by a faculty member. Once the student's level of Spanish has been established the appropriate sequence of courses for the student to satisfactorily complete his or her minor will be outlined by the Spanish area coordinator or a Spanish faculty advisor.

Major: 10 courses

SPN 1: 101 102 201 202 301 302 4 at 300+

SPN 2: 201 202 301 302 6 at 300+

SPN 3: 301 302 8 at 300+

SPNHE (Heritage): 203 204 8 at 300+

SPNH (Healthcare): 103 104 205 206 301 302 4 at 300+

Minor: 6 courses

SPN 1: 101 102 201 202 301 302

SPN 2: 201 202 301 302 2 at 300+

SPN 3: 301 302 4 at 300+

SPNHE (Heritage): 203 204 4 at 300+

SPNH (Healthcare): 103 104 205 206 301 302

Course Descriptions

SPN 101 - Elementary Spanish I

This course is elementary level course designed for students with little or no previous Spanish education or experience. In this course, students will cultivate skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. In addition to cultivating language skills, students will gain insight into the diversity of Spanish-speaking peoples and cultures. Students will be immersed in language and cultures through classroom activities and homework assignments. Student output is emphasized in short simple reading, speaking, and writing activities.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: Little or no previous Spanish.

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 102 - Elementary Spanish II

This course is an elementary level courses designed for students with little or no previous Spanish education or experience. In this course, students will cultivate skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. In addition to cultivating language skills, students will gain insight into the diversity of Spanish-speaking peoples and cultures. Students will be immersed in language and cultures through classroom activities and homework assignments. Student output is emphasized in short simple reading, speaking, and writing activities.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: SPN 101, equivalent, or departmental placement.

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 103 - Spanish For Nursing and Health Sciences I

Spanish 103 is the first of a two-semester sequence. It is an introductory-level course designed for nursing and health sciences students with little or no previous Spanish education or experience. The course places special emphasis on the acquisition of health-related vocabulary and basic communication in situations faced by health professionals. The course focuses on developing the four language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: Nursing and Health Sciences students with little or no previous Spanish

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 104 - Spanish For Nursing and Health Sciences II

Spanish 104 is the second of a two-semester sequence. It is an introductory-level course designed for nursing and health sciences students with little or no previous Spanish education or experience. The course places special emphasis on the acquisition of health-related vocabulary and basic communication in situations faced by health professionals. The course focuses on developing the four language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: SPN 103

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I

This course is an intermediate level course. Students placed at the intermediate level have generally taken approximately two to three years of high school Spanish or the equivalent. In this course, students will further develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. In addition to developing language skills, students will gain insight into the diversity of Spanish-speaking peoples and cultures. Students will be immersed in language and cultures through classroom activities and homework assignments. Student output is emphasized in increased longer reading, speaking, and writing activities.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPN 102, equivalent, or departmental placement.

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

This course is an intermediate level courses. Students placed at the intermediate level have generally taken approximately two to three years of high school Spanish or the equivalent. In this course, students will further develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish. In addition to developing language skills, students will gain insight into the diversity of Spanish-speaking peoples and cultures. Students will be immersed in language and cultures through classroom activities and homework assignments. Student output is emphasized in increased longer reading, speaking, and writing activities.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPN 201, equivalent, or departmental placement.

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 203 - Spanish For Heritage Speakers

This is a two semester course taught in Spanish. The second half is SPN 204. It is specifically designed for Heritage Speakers who have learned Spanish in the home and wish to learn more about their culture and heritage. Students will develop further their competencies in grammar and spelling as well as acquire new vocabulary through readings in different genres. They will continue to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be immersed in the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures through classroom activities and outside assignments.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are for heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: Departmental placement

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 204 - Spanish For Heritage Speakers II

This is a two semester course taught in Spanish. The second half is SPN 203. It is specifically designed for Heritage Speakers who have learned Spanish in the home and wish to learn more about their culture and heritage. Students will develop further their competencies in grammar and spelling as well as acquire new vocabulary through readings in different genres. They will continue to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be immersed in the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures through classroom activities and outside assignments.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are for heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: SPN 203 or equivalent

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 205 - Intermediate Spanish For Nursing and Health Sciences I

This is an intermediate level I Spanish course designed for nursing and health sciences students. This course is a continuation of Elementary Spanish for Nursing and Health Sciences II and will reinforce and build upon the grammar and vocabulary acquired in that course. Special emphasis will be placed on communicating in Spanish in health related contexts. The course will focus on developing the four language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: This course is not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: SPN 104, equivalent, or departmental placement

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 206 - Intermediate Spanish For Nursing and Health Sciences II

This is an intermediate level II Spanish course designed for nursing and health sciences students. This course is a continuation of Intermediate Spanish for Nursing and Health Sciences I and will reinforce and build upon the grammar and vocabulary acquired in that course. Special emphasis will be placed on communicating in Spanish in health related contexts. The course will focus on developing the four language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: This course is not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: SPN 205 or departmental placement

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 301 - Conversation and Composition I

This course focuses on developing students' conversational and writing skills in Spanish as well as on educating students about the people and cultures of the Spanish speaking world. This course also serves to prepare students for upper division Spanish courses. Grammar is reviewed regularly in these courses in order to enable students to improve their command of grammar and apply grammar appropriately when speaking and writing.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: SPN 202, equivalent, or departmental placement.

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

SPN 302 - Conversation and Composition II

This course focuses on developing students' conversational and writing skills in Spanish as well as on educating students about the people and cultures of the Spanish speaking world. This course also serves to prepare students for upper division Spanish courses. Grammar is reviewed regularly in these courses in order to enable students to improve their command of grammar and apply grammar appropriately when speaking and writing.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: These courses are not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish

Prerequisites: SPN 301 or equivalent

ILO Met: ILO 8.1.a - Oral Communication/ILO 12.1 - Collaborative Engagement

SPN 307 - Commercial Spanish

The purpose of this course is to better enable students to utilize Spanish in business and other professional contexts. The course aims to increase students' workplace vocabulary (ex. vocabulary related to the office, computers, travel, etc. will be covered). Written exercises will include exercises such as business letters and other professional correspondence, as well as short translation exercises. Formality vs. informality, use of proper titles to address people in professional situations, and other issues related to cultural etiquette will be addressed.

 

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302 or equivalent

SPN 311 - Survey of Spanish Literature I

This course is an introduction to the study of peninsular Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period. Readings and discussions in Spanish are offered.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 312 - Survey of Spanish Literature II

This course is an introduction to the study of peninsular Spanish literature from the Baroque period to present time. Readings and discussions in Spanish are offered.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 313 - Survey of Spanish American Literature

This course involves reading and discussion of works from the colonial period to the 20th century, with special emphasis upon contemporary Latin American literature.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 314 - Latin American Short Stories

This is a survey course in which a wide selection of short stories from the late 19th century through the 21st century will be studied. The goal is to familiarize students with works written by a variety of Latin American authors. Themes such as love, gender roles and discrimination, among others, will be examined.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 321 - Survey of Spanish Civilization

This course provides a cultural and historic study of Spain's past, examining the effects of Rome and Islam, the period of Spanish domination and later decline, and the status of present-day Spain.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302 or equivalent

SPN 322 - Survey of Spanish American Civilization

This course provides a cultural and historic presentation of the diversity of Latin America from the Aztecs and Incas to the Conquest, the viceroyalties, and the establishment of independent nations; course concludes with a thorough study of today's Latin America.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204 or SPN 302

SPN 330 - Second Language Teaching Methods

Second Language Teaching Methods is a general course in second language acquisition theories and teaching methodologies for students interested in a career in second language teaching - both ESL and foreign language. Students will review an familiarize themselves with the dominant theories of the field by linguists such as Stephen Krashen, Michael Long, Susan Gass, Bill VanPatten, Jim Lantolf, and others. This course provides students the opportunity to weigh the merits of the two competing camps within second language acquisition and apply these theories to their own teaching by creating appropriate lesson plans and testing materials to maximize student learning and outcomes in all of the four language skills—reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 331 - The Foreign Language Classroom

The Foreign Language Classroom is a course designed for students interested in a career as an immersion teacher of Spanish. The course will prepare students for teaching Pre-K to 4th grade children in the areas of Math, Science, and Social Studies. Through the review of various second language acquisition theories and teaching methods, students will design and present lessons and activities in Spanish targeting specific content areas.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 350-351 - Introduction to Bilingual-Bicultural Studies

These courses use linguistic and cultural problems in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Emphasis on materials, techniques, and attitudes of teachers and students. Special emphasis on the vocabulary and idiom of the Caribbean. Cultural survey of present-day problems in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean countries will be presented.

Number of Credits: 3-6

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 352 - Introduction to Translation and Interpretation

This introductory translation and interpretation course provides students with an overview of translation theory while providing practice with a variety of texts. Students practice translating from Spanish language to English and vice versa in different topics. Basic concepts and problems in the area of translation studies are identified and discussed. Students also discuss different types and modes of translation as well as translation strategies and techniques. In addition, students are familiarized with the role and functions of translator and/or interpreter in the process of intercultural communication.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 401 - History of The Spanish Language

This course is a study of the formation of the language, its evolution and phonetic changes from Latin to the present modern pronunciations. Reading and discussion of the early Spanish texts and the development of the language in the early period will be provided.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 402 - Introduction to Spanish Sociolinguinistics

This course introduces students to the study of Spanish language variation within its social context. Social factors such as geography, race, gender, age, social class, economics, education, as well as specific linguistic features belonging to certain Spanish speaking communities, will be discussed. Students will familiarize with sociolinguistic research methodology and theory including, but not limited to, sampling of speech community, data collection, types of linguistic variation, and the sociolinguistic variable. In addition to learning about the concepts, questions, and methods associated with sociolinguistic research as they are applied to language, students will discuss and review studies of language variation in different speaking communities. Finally students will examine language contact situations such as Spanish in the United States.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 405 - Literature of The Middle Ages

This course places emphasis on such works as Cantar de Mio Cid, Poema de Fernán González, and Amadis de Gaula; authors include Berceo, Alfonso X, Juan Manuel, Juan Ruiz, Marqués de Santillana, and los Manrique.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 411 - Renaissance Literature

This course looks at the works of Boscan, Garcilaso, Encina, Nebrija, Torres Naharro, and Lope de Rueda, and such works as Tirant lo Blanc, Celestina, and Lazarillo de Tormes form the basis of this period of literary activity.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 415 - Drama of The Golden Age

This course entails readings, reports, and discussions of the principal dramatists of the Golden Age: Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón, Alarcón, and others.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 419 - Cervantes

This course offers readings and discussions of Don Quixote. Other important works by Cervantes will also be discussed.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 420 - Spanish For Speech-Language Pathologists

This course introduces the double majors in speech-language and hearing science/Spanish to the Spanish vocabulary used during evaluations and treatments of communication and swallowing disorders. It also includes issues related to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences which affect clinical practice. Students will learn about language differences vs language disorders as they critic translated tests and compare them with those normed on Spanish speaking individuals. While using primarily Spanish in this course students will be exposed to a variety of clinical situations. Students will have a better understanding of the difference between interpreter and translators via practical projects.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: Must be a CSD/SPN dual major or CSD major and SPN minor with permission from the instructor

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302 or equivalent

SPN 421 - Bilingualism in Spanish-English Speakers: Development and Disorder

This course is designed for double majors/minors in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Spanish. The course reviews bilingual language acquisition and development, and how the process may vary depending on whether the user is learning the second language simultaneously or sequentially. The topic of bilingualism is discussed from the phonological, lexical, semantic, and syntactical developmental process. The course also includes issues related to cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences which affect evaluation and treatment of bilingual individuals. Additional topics include the consequences of bilingualism for language, cognition, and the brain.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: Must be a CSD/SPN dual major or CSD major and SPN minor with permission from the instructor

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302 or equivalent

SPN 422 - Introduction to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

Introduction to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology is a basic course about the production, articulation, and perception of the different sounds of the Spanish language as well as the rules that govern the pronunciation of such sounds. Basic readings and activities will focus on identifying, explaining and transcribing the vowels and consonants of the Spanish language. Students will also review the rules of accentuation in Spanish and how to divide words into syllables.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302 or equivalent

SPN 423 - Introduction to Spanish Dialectology

Introduction to Spanish Dialectology is a basic course. The course reviews the processes of linguistic variations that differentiate geographic dialects of the Spanish language. Some topics include: language variations in Peninsular Spanish, Caribbean Spanish, and Latin American Spanish. The course will also discuss the varieties of Spanish in the United States as well as the influences from other languages on Spanish.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 442 - Romanticism

A study of the early 19th century that analyzes works of such authors and poets as Larra, Duque de Rivas, Zorilla, Espronceda, García Gutiérrez, Hartzenbusch, and Bécquer.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 443 - Poetry of the 19th And 20th Centuries

This course focuses on the works by Gabriel y Galán, de Castro, Dario, los Machado, Jiménez, Lorca, Guillén, Otero, and Salinas are considered.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204 or SPN 302

SPN 448 - The Spanish American Novel

This course introduces students to the development of the contemporary Latin American novel through an analysis of the sociological and literary aspects of the work of various leading authors. Special attention is denoted to works by and about women. Class discussions and examinations will be given in Spanish.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 457 - The Spanish Novel of the 19th And 20th Centuries

This course provides reading and discussion of Spanish authors, their ideology and philosophies: Fernán Caballero, Galdós, Valera, Pío Baroja, Alas, Cela, Delibes, and Goytisolo.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent

SPN 480 - Seminar

Topics of investigation will vary from semester to semester.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: SPN 204, SPN 302, or equivalent