Spanish (SPAN)

Courses

SPAN A101 Elementary Spanish I 4 Credits

Introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of the Spanish language. Develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish for effective communication at the elementary level. Students gain understanding of basic cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Spanish.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

SPAN A102 Elementary Spanish II 4 Credits

Continuation of introductory course. Further develops elementary listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish for effective communication. Enhances appreciation of cross-cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A101.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

SPAN A201 Intermediate Spanish I 4 Credits

Intermediate course for students with basic knowledge of Spanish. Enhances listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for effective communication at the intermediate level. Students critically examine diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A102.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

SPAN A202 Intermediate Spanish II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in intermediate Spanish. Further develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency for effective communication and in preparation for advanced study of Spanish. Students interpret diverse cultural perspectives. Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A201.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

SPAN A301 Advanced Spanish I 4 Credits

Advanced Spanish course in refining listening, speaking, reading, writing, and analytical skills for effective interaction in communicatively complex situations. Students critically analyze diverse cultural topics.
Special Note: Course conducted in Spanish.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite not met, students can gain entrance to course with departmental approval.

Prerequisites: SPAN A202 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

SPAN A302 Advanced Spanish II 4 Credits

Continuation of first semester in advanced Spanish. Further refines listening, speaking, reading, writing and analytical skills for effective interaction in communicatively complex situations. Students critically analyze diverse cultural topics.
Special Note: Course conducted in Spanish.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite not met, students can gain entrance to course with departmental approval.

Prerequisites: SPAN A301 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Humanities GER.

SPAN A310 Selected Topics: Literary Trends and Traditions 3 Credits

Focuses on diverse literary traditions of multiple Spanish-speaking communities. Critical analysis applied through a variety of disciplinary methodologies (e.g. historical, cultural, artistic). Terminology is explored and developed. Enhances Spanish language skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening and cultural literacy.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with a change of subtitle. Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A302 with a minimum grade of C.

SPAN A320 Studies in Contemporary Hispanic Cultures 3 Credits

Examines contemporary Hispanic cultures through various media (printed, electronic and audiovisual). Critical analysis through a variety of disciplinary methodologies (e.g., historical, cultural, artistic); terminology also explored and developed. Additionally enhances Spanish language skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with change of subtitle. Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A302 with a minimum grade of C.

SPAN A390A Selected Topics: Studies in Translation and Interpretation 4 Credits

Advances language skills through translation and interpretation to and from Spanish and English, focusing on a specific field every time it is offered (e.g., medical Spanish, judicial/court Spanish, business Spanish, Spanish for social services, etc.). Enhances and refines reading, listening, writing, and speaking abilities.
Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit with a change in subtitle. Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A302 with a minimum grade of C.

SPAN A432 Selected Topics: Studies in Hispanic Literature and Culture 3 Credits

Focuses on the intensive study of authors, literary movements, periods and genres in their historical and cultural contexts. Enhances Spanish language skills in reading, listening, writing, speaking and cultural literacy.
Special Note: May be repeated twice for credit with a change of subtitle. Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A302 with a minimum grade of C.

SPAN A470 Spanish Linguistics: History of the Language 3 Credits

Focuses on the fundamental areas of Spanish linguistics: phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. The diachronic evolution of the Spanish language is examined from its origins in the Iberian Peninsula to its present manifestations spanning continents in a globalized world. Special attention is given to sociolinguistic theory as a means by which to analyze and understand linguistic change and dialectal variation as reflective of historical, political, and cultural influences.
Special Note: Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A302 with a minimum grade of C.

SPAN A490 Selected Topics: Hispanic Culture and Civilization 3 Credits

Focuses on critical analysis of diverse artistic traditions from Spanish-speaking communities using a variety of disciplinary methodologies (e.g., historical, cultural, socio-political) and related terminology. Enhances Spanish language skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening and cross-cultural literacy.
Special Note: Course may be repeated twice for credit with a change of subtitle. Course conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: SPAN A302 with a minimum grade of C.