2010 - 2011 Spanish Courses

SPAN 110 Spanish I (4)
A novice introduction to the written and spoken structures of the language. Cultural appreciation also emphasized.
 
SPAN 111 Spanish II (4)
Continued development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as cultural appreciation.
 
SPAN 220 Spanish III (4)
An intermediate conversation/composition course with emphasis on grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or consent of instructor.
 
SPAN 221 Spanish IV (4)
Continuation of intermediate conversation/composition with some introductory readings in Spanish civilization and literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or consent of instructor.
 
SPAN 300 Special Topics in Spanish (1–4)
This changing topics course provides a variety of on-campus special interest Spanish language courses, as well as May Term travel courses.
 
SPAN 301 The Spanish Speaking World (4)
Development of speaking proficiency with professional application: medical, legal, and business Spanish. The study of cultural values is an integral component. Or development of strong proficiency in oral expression, idiomatic usage and expository writing with secondary grammar review. Course topics based on Spanish literature and contemporary cultural issues. Prerequisite: SPAN 221 or instructor consent.
 
SPAN 320 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Culture and Literature (4)
Covers major historic trends and varied genres and literary movements from the Medieval and Golden Age to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 221 or instructor permission.
 
SPAN 321 Topics in Spanish Literature (4)
Presents a number of special topics exploring a range of issues relevant to Spanish literature. Some of the courses include:
  321A Medieval and Golden Age Literature (4)
  Readings and discussion in Spanish Medieval Literature will include El Mio Cid and Alfonso the Wise. Golden Age Literature will include Calderon de la Barca, Lope de la Vega, Quevedo and Miguel de Cervantes.
  321B 19th Century Literature (4)
  Romanticism and Realism. Critical study of representative works and authors of both literary periods, such as Larra, Espronceda, Perez Galdos, Emilia Pardo Bazan and Clarin.
  321C 20th Century Spanish Literature: Spanish Pre and Post Civil War (4)
  Contemporary Spanish literature of both the pre- and post-Spanish Civil War.
 
SPAN 330 Survey of Latin American Culture and Literature (1)
Covers major historic trends in Latin American literature from Pre-Colombian to the present. Selections range from Southern Cone to Mexican masterpieces. Prerequisite: SPAN 221 or instructor consent.
 
SPAN 331 Topics in Latin American Literature (4)
Presents a number of special topics exploring a range of issues relevant to Latin American literature. Some of the courses include:
  331A Pre-Colombian Literature (4)
  Inca, Maya and Aztec literature, continuing with the Chronicles of the Spanish Conquest to the novels of Mexico and Cuba Includes Independence and Revolution.
  331B Gaucho Literature (4)
  331C Modern Latin American Literature (4)
  Modernism and Post-Modernism literature to Mexican literature since the Revolution.
 
SPAN 387 Undergraduate Teaching (1–2)
Advanced students work as teaching assistants in SPAN 110–111. A maximum of two credit hours of SPAN 387 may be applied to the major or minor. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and language program director.
 
SPAN 401 Directed Studies (1–4)
A tutorial-based course used only for student-initiated proposals for intensive individual study of topics not otherwise offered in the Spanish Program. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and school dean.
 
SPAN 440 Internship (1–8)
Offers students the opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge with practical experience. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing (for transfer students, at least 15 hours completed at Westminster or permission of instructor), minimum 2.5 GPA, completion of the Career Resource Center Internship Workshop, and consent of program director and Career Center Internship Coordinator.
 
SPAN 470 Senior Thesis (2)
A capstone opportunity to produce a well-researched, fully documented, comprehensive thesis on a literary or cultural topic under the support and guidance of a Spanish faculty member. Prerequisite: concurrent registration with another upper division Spanish course and instructor consent.