CCPS Spanish Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses
SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I. 3 hours.

For beginners. Designed to develop, with SPAN 102, an elementary proficiency in Spanish. This course provides instruction for and assesses students' reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides an introduction to the cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 101. 
A continuation of SPAN 101, designed to continue the development of an elementary proficiency for producing and comprehending the Spanish language. This course provides instruction for and assesses students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and develops students’ knowledge of the cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 103: Tools of Elementary Spanish I. 3 hours.

For beginners. Designed to develop, with SPAN 104, an elementary proficiency in three of the five language and cultural skills covered in Spanish 101. This course provides instruction for and assesses of at least three of the following areas: students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish and cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 104: Tools of Elementary Spanish II. 3 hours.

A continuation of SPAN 103, designed to continue the development of an elementary proficiency in three of the five language and cultural skills covered in SPAN 102. This course provides instruction for and assesses at least three of the following areas: students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish and cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

200 Level Courses
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish III. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 102. 
Designed to develop, with SPAN 202, a more advanced proficiency in Spanish. This course provides instruction for and assesses students' reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides a continuation of study of the cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish IV. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 201. 
A continuation of SPAN 201, designed to continue the development of a more advanced proficiency in Spanish. This course provides instruction for and assesses students' reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides a continuation of study of the cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 203: Tools of Intermediate Spanish III. 3 hours.

Designed to develop, with SPAN 204, a more advanced proficiency in three of the five language and cultural skills covered in SPAN 201. This course provides instruction for and assesses at least three of the following areas: students' reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Spanish and cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 204: Tools of Intermediate Spanish IV. 3 hours.

A continuation of SPAN 203, this course is designed to continue the development of a more advanced proficiency in three of the five language and cultural skills covered in SPAN 202. This course provides instruction for and assesses at least three of the following areas: students' reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish and cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 290, 390, 490: Selected Topics. 1-3 hours.

Selected Topics are courses of an experimental nature that provide students a wide variety of study opportunities and experiences. Selected Topics offer both the department and the students the opportunity to explore areas of special interest in a structured classroom setting. Selected Topics courses (course numbers 290, 390, 490) will have variable titles and vary in credit from 1-3 semester hours. Selected Topic courses may not be taken as a Directed Study offering.

SPAN 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492: Research. 1-12 hours.

Many academic departments offer special research or investigative projects beyond the regular catalog offering. Significant responsibility lies with the student to work independently to develop a proposal for study that must be approved by a faculty mentor and the appropriate department chair. The faculty member will provide counsel through the study and will evaluate the student’s performance. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must register for research (291, 292, 391, 392, 491 or 492) to receive credit and are required to fill out a Permission to Register for Special Coursework form. It is recommended that students complete not more than 12 hours of research to apply toward the baccalaureate degree.

300 Level Courses
SPAN 302: The Culture of Spain. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
A study of the culture of Spain, including such subjects as music, dance, art, folklore, religion and customs of daily life. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spain.

SPAN 303: The Culture of Spanish America. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
A study of the culture of Spain, including such subjects as music, dance, art, folklore, religion and customs of daily life. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spain.

SPAN 305: Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 306. 
Hispanic studies represent an interdisciplinary exploration of the literature, intellectual history and civilization of Spain and Spanish America, as well as the Spanish language. This course provides a space in which students not only have the opportunity to continue their development of language skills, but also to study a wide range of literary and cultural topics, introducing students to elite, mass and folk cultures of Latin America and Spain. Sample topics include transculturation, gloalization, border culture, and relations between culture, democratization and human rights. Organized in units, this course serves as an introduction to the field of Hispanic studies, as well as to the methods and theories used in upper- division analyses of literary and cultural representations. Students will develop skills in writing research papers in Spanish.

SPAN 306: Advanced Grammar and Composition. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 202.
This intermediate- advanced Spanish course is designed to review and practice previously-learned grammatical concepts in Spanish as well as to learn to recognize and use specific advanced structures in the Spanish language. To this end, students will expand their knowledge of vocabulary and grammar through practice in both spoken and written Spanish, and will experiment with a variety of writing styles over the course of the semester.

SPAN 308: Spain Now-Contemporary Spanish Culture. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
A study of contemporary Spanish culture including such subjects as health care, politics, economics, foreign policy, education and the arts. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spain.

SPAN 311: The Literature of Spanish America. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spanish America, with emphasis on the twentieth century.

SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 306.
Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spain with emphasis on the Golden Age and the twentieth century.

SPAN 313: These Are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women’s Literature. 3 hours.

This course investigates issues of power, space and archetypes in the literature written by Hispanic women. Beginning with the first great women writers, this course proceeds chronologically to the twenty-first century.

SPAN 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship. Varies hours.

Interns must have at least 60 credit hours, completed appropriate coursework and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 prior to registering for academic credit. Also, approval must be obtained from the student's faculty sponsor and required forms must be completed by the deadline. Note: *Architecture, Music Therapy and Education majors do not register internships through Career Planning & Development. These students need to speak with his/her advisor regarding credit requirements and options.

400 Level Courses
SPAN 489: Seminar Hispanic Cultural Studies. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: SPAN 305.
This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize the information, theories and concepts introduced in Spanish 305 and through the upper-division course offerings in literature, history, culture and film studies. The course provides an advanced opportunity for students to refine and perfect their skills in comprehension and expression of the Spanish language while learning more about textual and cultural representations of the Hispanic World. This course has been approved as an Honors qualified course.