SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish 1
An intensive introduction to practical Spanish with an emphasis placed on the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Four class periods per week. Offered at intervals.
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish 2 - GS 7
Continuation of SPAN 101. Prerequisite: SN 101 or formal placement. Each semester. See General Education Extended Course Description.
SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish 1 - GS 7
Study of intermediate language through grammar, vocabulary, conversation, readings, composition, and culture. Four class periods per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or formal placement. Each semester. See General Education Extended Course Description.
SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish 2 - GS 7
A continuation of SPAN 203 with emphasis on developing facility in oral and written expression. Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or formal placement. Each semester. See General Education Extended Course Description.
Advanced Courses in Civilization, Language and Literature:
SPAN 304 Spanish Composition - GS 7 & GS 9
Review of Spanish grammatical structures, syntax and idioms through composition. Emphasis on developing facility in diverse types of written expression. This course includes composition on literary topics to prepare students for upper-level literature courses in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 204. Each semester. See General Education Extended Course Description.
SPAN 305 Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Literary Criticism
An introduction to Hispanic literature, including critical terminology and concepts, through class discussion and analysis of major works of poetry, prose and drama. Prerequisite: SPAN 304. Each semester. Must be taken at St. Norbert College.
SPAN 310 Survey of Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature
A survey of the major authors and literary masterpieces spanning the 8th through the 17th century. Major works and authors may include the jarchas, Cantar de Mio Cid, Gonzalo de Berceo, La Celestina, Lazarillo de Tormes, Cervantes, María de Zayas, and Lope de Vega. Historically, this is the first literature survey. Prerequisite: SPAN 305. Fall semester.
SPAN 315 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature
A survey of the major authors and literary masterpieces from the 18th century to the present. This course will provide the student with an essential perspective on the development of modern Spanish literature. Major authors may include Moratín, Cadalso, Larra, Zorilla, Pardo Bazán, Unamuno, Lorca, and Paloma Pedrero. Prerequisite: SPAN 305. Spring semester, alternate years.
SPAN 320 Survey of Latin American Literature
A survey of Latin American literature from the conquest to the present. This course provides a chronological overview of Latin American literature, acquainting the student with significant authors and texts. Prerequisite: SPAN 305. Spring semester, alternate years.
SPAN 375 Spanish Civilization
Introduction to the history and culture of Spain, from the Reconquest to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 304. Fall semester.
SPAN 385 Latin American Civilization
An introduction to the history and culture of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 304. Spring semester.
SPAN 389 Special Topics
This course explores topics of special interest. Topics may include: Hispanic cinema; Hispanics in the U.S.; Contemporary Hispanic Theatre; Recent Latin American Narrative. The course may be taken more than once for credit if the topic is different. Prerequisite: SPAN 305. Offered at intervals.
SPAN 390 Advanced Grammar and Composition
Review of Spanish grammatical structures, syntax and idioms. Emphasis on developing facility in written and oral expression. Prerequisite: SPAN 305. Only offered abroad.
SPAN 400 Senior Capstone Seminar
The material of this course will center around a particular topic, which may change from year to year. This topic will be examined through various media, including literary and non-literary texts and film. Prerequisite: One academic semester in a Spanish-speaking country.
SPAN 490 Independent Study
For upper-level students. Plan of work must be approved before registering. Reports, papers, and examination. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.
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