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SPA 121
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
Credits: 3


Use of integrated materials enables students to acquire and employ the fundamentals of reading, writing, and speaking the language. Laboratory work is required. For students with little or no background in Spanish.

SPA 122
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 121 or equivalent


A continuation of SPA 121.


SPA 124
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
Credits: 3


Fundamentals of speaking are introduced to provide students with basic conversational skills of the language. Laboratory work is required. This course does not satisfy the foreign language requirement for the Associate in Arts Degree.

SPA 210
SPANISH FOR HISPANICS
Credits: 3


Designed to improve language skills in speakers of Spanish as the home language. Emphasis is placed on grammar needed to reach command of reading and writing skills. The course highlights some differences between English and Spanish language usage. Class work is entirely in Spanish.


SPA 221
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 122 or equivalent ( two years of high school Spanish )


General review of grammar and fundamentals. Conversation is emphasized. Reading selections include works by typical Spanish authors and excerpts dealing with Hispanic civilization. Laboratory work is required.

SPA 222
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 221 or equivalent


A continuation of SPA 221.


SPA 223
MAIN CURRENTS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 222 or SPA 210 or written permission of Department Chairperson


Introduction to the fundamental concepts of the study of literature in Spanish; an intensive study of representative authors and masterpieces of Hispanic literature from the XI century to the onset of the Modernist period.

SPA 224
CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC LITERATURE
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 221 or SPA 210 or SPA 222 or SPA 226 or SPA 228 or permission of Department Chairperson


Class work includes reading, analysis, and discussion of major Spanish and Latin American writers from the Generation of '98 and the Modernist Period to the present. Readings and discussions mainly in Spanish.


SPA 226
HISPANIC CIVILIZATION (IBERO-AMERICAN)
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 221 or SPA 210 or SPA 222 or SPA 226 or SPA 228 or permission of Department Chairperson


Reading, analysis, and discussion of Hispanic-American civilization and culture from pre-Columbian times to the present. Spanish readings are discussed mainly in Spanish.

SPA 228
SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE (IBERIAN)
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 221 or SPA 210 or SPA 222 or SPA 224 or SPA 226 or permission of Department Chairperson


Political, economic, social and cultural development of Spain from prehistoric times to the present. Readings and discussions mainly in Spanish.


SPA 231
SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 222 or equivalent ( three or more years of high school Spanish )


An intensive study of advanced Spanish grammar specializing in analysis of grammatical and syntactical structures of modern Spanish. Selections from contemporary Spanish and Latin American authors are analyzed according to new linguistic methods. Emphasis is also given to special problems of English-speaking students. Course is conducted mainly in Spanish.

SPA 232
SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
SPA 231


A continuation of SPA 231.


SPA 242
MASTERPIECES OF HISPANIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (XX CENTURY)
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
ENG 122 or ENG 125


Focuses on translated works of contemporary Hispanic Literature written in Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Introduces students to the reading and interpretation of outstanding Hispanic writers from the Generation of 98 in Spain, and from Modernism in Spanish America to the present. Pursues various genres within prose, drama, and poetry. Major literary trends will be studied: modernism, criollismo, fantastic realism, magical realism, existentialism, neorealism, post-modernism, and feminist literature, among others. (Taught in English). This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.