Spanish Courses (SPA)

SPA 100 Spanish for Health Care

Provides students with basic knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and language structures necessary to communicate with clients in health care settings. Emphasis will be on oral-aural skills.

3

SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I

Introduction to Spanish with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Supplementary instruction in the language laboratory. Equivalent to SPA 121; students may not receive credit for both SPA 101 and SPA 121.

3

SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II

Continued introduction to Spanish with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Supplementary instruction in the language laboratory.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 101 or SPA 121

SPA 103 Intensive Beginning Spanish

Study of basic Spanish structures and vocabulary through active use of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. SPA 101 and 102 combined for students with previous knowledge of the language.

4

Prerequisites

Minimum of one year of high school Spanish (or one year of college-level Spanish for transfers) and placement test or permission of department

SPA 121 Basic Spanish for Teachers

Designed for teacher licensure candidates; students who successfully complete SPA 121 will be able to communicate with Spanish-speaking students and their parents at a basic conversational level. Equivalent to SPA 101; students may not receive credit for both SPA 101 and SPA 121.

3

Prerequisites

Junior or senior standing in the Teacher Education Program

SPA 203 Intermediate Spanish I

Review and further study of basic Spanish structures with emphasis on active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 102 or equivalent

SPA 204 Intermediate Spanish II

Review and further study of basic Spanish structures with emphasis on active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 203 or SPA 240

SPA 222 Hispanic Masterpieces in English Translation

Best of Spanish and Spanish-American literature read and discussed in English. Topics vary, each taking a broad perspective on an important theme, genre, or period.

3

SPA 233 Hispanic Cultures and Civilizations

Cultural, political, and social developments in the Hispanic world. Focus will vary, with course topics relating to Spain, Latin America, U.S. groups, or all three.

3

SPA 240 Intermediate Spanish I for Business

Review and further study of basic Spanish structures with emphasis on active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture in the business context. Alternative to SPA 203.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 102 or equivalent

SPA 241 Intermediate Spanish II for Business

Further study of basic Spanish structures with emphasis on active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture in the business context. Alternative to SPA 204.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 203 or SPA 240 or equivalent

SPA 301 Advanced Spanish

An opportunity to increase proficiency in oral and written language skills while extending knowledge of Hispanic culture. A bridge course required for advanced work in all areas.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 204 or SPA 241 or equivalent or departmental permission

SPA 302 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Advanced Spanish grammar and strong emphasis on literacy-building and culture in this language.For heritage speakers only.

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

SPA 311 Spanish Conversation

Intensive and methodical training in spoken Spanish.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 301 or departmental permission

SPA 313 Conversation in a Spanish-Speaking Country

Intensive formal and informal training in Spanish conversation in a Spanish or Latin American setting. Offered only in UNCG Program Abroad.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 204 or SPA 241 or departmental permission

SPA 314 Spain Today

An intensive, one month grammar review and practical orientation course for students participating in the UNCG Study Abroad Program in Spain, emphasizing contact with people in public places, exposure to media, and visits to principal cultural centers.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 204 or SPA 241 or departmental permission

SPA 315 Intermediate Spanish Composition

Intensive study of grammar and idiom. Formal and informal writing.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 301 or SPA 302 or departmental permission

SPA 321 Spanish in a Public School Setting

Field experience in a public school setting that requires interaction with native speakers of Spanish. This course has a service-learning designation.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 204 or SPA 241 or equivalent or departmental permission

SPA 332 Introduction to Spanish Culture

Introduction to the culture of Spain. Selected readings on the culture by noted Spanish authors, films, slides with classroom discussions.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 301 or SPA 302 or departmental permission

SPA 334 Introduction to Spanish American Culture

Introduction to the culture of Spanish America. Selected writings by noted Spanish American authors, films, slides with classroom discussion.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 301 or SPA 302 or departmental permission

SPA 341 Business Spanish

Spanish used in the Hispanic business world, with practice in speaking and writing. Readings on economic aspects of Spanish speaking countries.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 204 or SPA 241 or equivalent

SPA 351 Approaches to Hispanic Literature

Reading of representative Hispanic texts, by genres. Attention will be given to basic vocabulary, concepts and techniques of literary analysis.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 301 or SPA 302 or departmental permission

SPA 401 Special Topics in Language and Literature

Directed study and research in language and literary topics of special interest to the locale of the UNCG Study Abroad Program in a Spanish-speaking country.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 315 and SPA 351 and departmental permission

SPA 402 Spanish Literature I

Reading of representative texts from the beginning of Spanish Literature to the year 1800 with attention to techniques of analysis as well as cultural and historical background.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 315 and SPA 351 or departmental permission

SPA 403 Spanish Literature II

Spanish Literature from the 1800s through the present. Special attention to cultural and historical background and literary techniques of analysis.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 315 and SPA 351 or departmental permission

SPA 404 Spanish American Literature I

Survey of Spanish American literature, from the beginnings through the late 1800s, with attention to techniques of literary analysis.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 315 and SPA 351 or departmental permission

SPA 405 Spanish American Literature II

Second half of a survey of Spanish American literature, from the late 1800s through the present day, with attention to techniques of literary analysis.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 315 and SPA 351 or departmental permission

SPA 408 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

Introduction to the scientific study of Spanish and its main linguistic components: phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 315 or departmental permission

SPA 411 Advanced Spanish Conversation

Further intensive and methodical training in spoken Spanish.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 311 or departmental permission

SPA 415 Advanced Spanish Composition

Intensive practice in the written and spoken language, focusing on refinements in structure, vocabulary development, informal conversation, and formal writing styles.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 311 or SPA 313 or SPA 315

SPA 416 Spanish Phonetics

Spanish phonetics and intonation. Students learn to read and write symbols for sounds and inflections of Spanish and study mechanics of production of these sounds, accompanied by intensive drill in pronunciation and intonation.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 311 or SPA 313 or SPA 411 or departmental permission

SPA 493 Honors Work

3–6

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

SPA 497 Directed Study in Spanish Language

Directed study and research in Spanish language.

3

Prerequisites

Departmental permission required.

SPA 498 Directed Study in Hispanic Literature

Directed study and research in literary topics.

3

Prerequisites

Departmental permission required.

SPA 499 Internship in Spanish

3

Prerequisites

Min. 15 hours of Spanish above the 204 level, min. 3.0 GPA, written permission of instructor

SPA 502 Topics in Spanish Literature

In-depth studies, through a variety of critical and historical approaches, based on themes, geographical areas, outstanding figures, genres, or periods.

3

Prerequisites

One 400-level course in Hispanic literature or departmental permission

SPA 504 Topics in Spanish American Literature

In-depth studies, through a variety of critical and historical approaches, based on geographical areas, outstanding figures, genres, or periods.

3

Prerequisites

One 400-level course in Hispanic literature or departmental permission

SPA 516 Introduction to Spanish Syntax

Introduction to Spanish syntax. Analysis of Spanish grammar; syntactic categories and phrase structure.

3

Prerequisites

SPA 415 or departmental permission

SPA 532 Spanish Culture and Civilization

Development of Spanish culture. Historical and geographical background for study of contemporary Spain. Special emphasis on customs, national traits, arts, and institutions.

3

Prerequisites

One 400-level course in Hispanic literature or departmental permission

SPA 534 Spanish-American Culture and Civilization

Development of Spanish-American culture.

3

Prerequisites

One 400-level course in Hispanic literature or departmental permission

SPA 535 U.S. Latino/Latina Cultural Studies

An examination of issues relating to U.S. Latino/Latina ethnic identity as defined in literature, performance, art, music, and film. Special emphasis given to the dialogue with the English-speaking community.

3

Prerequisites

One 400-level Hispanic literature course or departmental permission

SPA 561 The Auteur Director

Works of an individual film director. Subject differs from offering to offering.

3

Prerequisites

Departmental permission

Cross Listed Courses

Same as FRE 561, ITA 517.

SPA 562 Studies in Film Genre

Technical, dramatic, social, and rhetorical dimensions of a film genre or genres. Subject differs from offering to offering.

3

Prerequisites

Departmental permission

Cross Listed Courses

Same as FRE 562, ITA 518.

SPA 589 Experimental Course

This number reserved for experimental courses. Refer to the Course Schedule for current offerings.

SPA 589B Experimental Course: Issues in Second Language Acquisition

Introduces the research approaches in applied linguistics for language teaching and learning; surveys the basic concepts of second language theories and integrates them with research and practice.

3

SPA 589C Experimental Course: Issues in Bilingualism

Bilingualism and diglossia; theories on bilingual development; biliteracy; language maintenance and loss; language attitudes and ideologies; language power; language and identity; language policy, and heritage language education.

3

 

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