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Spanish Course Description(s)

SPAN1010 Elementary Spanish (4)

For students who wish to begin the study of Spanish. The acquisition of basic vocabulary, sounds and structures with emphasis on conversation. An introduction to Spanish and Hispanoamerican cultures. Fulfills a General Education Level I Cross Cultural Experience if taken with SPAN1010CC Intercultural Lab 1.

SPAN1020 Elementary Spanish (4)

A continuation of SPAN1010. For students who wish to begin the study of Spanish. The acquisition of basic vocabulary, sounds and structures with emphasis on conversation. An introduction to Spanish and Hispanoamerican cultures. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross Cultural Experience if taken with SPAN1020CC Intercultural Lab 2. Prerequisites: SPAN1010, or equivalent

SPAN2010 Intermediate Spanish (4)

For students who have had at least two years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish. A refinement of basic skills and structure with continued emphasis on conversation and increasing emphasis on composition and reading. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with SPAN2010CC Intercultural Lab 2. Prerequisites: SPAN1020, or equivalent.

SPAN2020 Intermediate Spanish (4)

A continuation of SPAN2010. For students who have had at least two years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish. A refinement of basic skills and structure with continued emphasis on conversation and increasing emphasis on composition and reading. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross Cultural Experience if taken with SPAN2020CC Intercultural Lab 2. Prerequisites: SPAN2010, or equivalent.

SPAN3010 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

Extensive conversation with lesser emphasis on composition. Spanish-language media such as television and Internet provides or supplements topics for discussion and writing. Counts for cultural or linguistic credit. May be repeated for credit once. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with SPAN3010CC Intercultural Lab 2. Prerequisites: SPAN2020, or instructor's approval.

SPAN3094 Topics in Hispanic Culture, Literature or Linguistics (3)

Topics of special interest in Hispanic culture (including history), literature, or linguistics. May be taught in Spanish or English. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Instructor's permission if course is taught in Spanish.

SPAN3230 Spanish for the Medical Professional (3)

A study of language, forms and culture for medical practitioners. Useful for students majoring in nursing, biology or chemistry. Basic conversation and communication are taught, along with highly specialized terminology. Prerequisites: SPAN2020

SPAN3240 Spanish-Language Children's Literature (3)

A study of various U.S. and Latin American authors of children's literature in Spanish. The course addresses the cultural and linguistic differences and similarities of Spanish language children's literature. Various perspectives, genres and literary styles will be explored. In the course, students will examine the nature of language construction and the construction of meaning in the social context. Prerequisites: SPAN2020, or instructor's approval.

SPAN3310 Hispanic Civilization (3)

Historical survey to the present with focus on varying themes from sociology, politics, religion and literature. The course alternates between a focus on Hispanoamerica and Spain in coordination with SPAN3510 Survey of Hispanic Literature. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: SPAN2020, or instructor's approval.

SPAN3420 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3)

A study of the basics of phonetics, phonology, syntax, and lexicon of Spanish. Prerequisites: SPAN2010, or instructor's approval.

SPAN3510 Survey of Hispanic Literature (3)

A survey of Spanish literature from the medieval or colonial times to the present. Includes the genres of poetry, drama, and novel. The course alternates between a focus on Hispanoamerica and Spain in coordination with SPAN3310 Hispanic Civilization. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: SPAN2020, or instructor's approval.

SPAN3630 Teaching Foreign Language in the Secondary School (2)

Strategies appropriate to this subject field, instructional materials and tools, curricular structure common to this subject in the secondary school. Includes opportunities for students to assist and teach a minimum of 20 hours. (See EDUC3630) Prerequisites: Junior classification., Program admission required. Corequisites: EDUC3750, EDUC3510

SPAN3950 Spanish Field Experience (1-4)

Language and culture field experience in the local community or the international setting. Students who work with predominantly Hispanic clientele, translate for a business, participate or volunteer in Hispanic Community events, or are in other ways using their Spanish may enroll in the field experience for credit. Up to 4 semester credits may be earned through the Spanish field experience. The field experience may be completed over one or more semesters during the academic year, depending on the nature of the experience and subject to approval by the chair of the department.

SPAN4010 Capstone (1)

This course provides students with a context for reflection and self-analysis regarding their educational experience at NNU. The approach in this course to self-analysis and critical reflection is two-fold: 1) students will reflect on their comprehensive educational experience through the lens of the four university outcomes, and 2) students will think about and discuss the integration of their learning with their future, post-university lives. (See CLST4010, CRIM4010, HUMN4010, PSYC4010, SOGY4010)

SPAN4970 Senior Thesis (3)

A capstone experience involving the writing of a major research paper under the close supervision of a faculty member. The paper is subject to multiple stages of criticism and rewriting. The Spanish Senior Thesis integrates the study of language and culture with the sociological approach of symbolic interactionism and the works of Blumer, Mead, Denzin, and other contemporary theorists. Required of all Spanish majors.