Contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Nichols
Chair of Languages Department
Professor of Spanish
Office: (417) 873-6925
enichols@drury.edu

Spanish Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses:
SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 103: Tools of Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 104: Tools of Elementary Spanish II

200 Level Courses:
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish III
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish IV
SPAN 203: Tools of Elementary Spanish III
SPAN 204: Tools of Elementary Spanish IV
SPAN 280: International Language Study: Spanish
SPAN 290: Selected Topics
SPAN 291, 292: Research

300 Level Courses:
SPAN 302: The Culture of Spain
SPAN 303: The Culture of Spanish America
SPAN 305: Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies
SPAN 306: Advanced Grammar and Composition
SPAN 308: Spain Now: Contemporary Spanish Culture

SPAN 311: The Literature of Spanish America
SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain
SPAN 313: These Are Not Sweet Girls: Hispanic Women's Literature
SPAN 321: Service Learning in the Hispanic Community
SPAN 330: Society and Culture in the Andes
SPAN 380: Advanced International Language Study
SPAN 381: Cultures of the Hispanic World: Mexico
SPAN 388: Cultures of the Hispanic World: Argentina Today
SPAN 390: Selected Topics

SPAN 391, 392: Research
SPAN 397, 398: Internship

400 Level Courses:
SPAN 411: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Language and Civilization
SPAN 412: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Literature
SPAN 414: From Magical Realism to Virtual Realism: Boom and Postboom Narratives
SPAN 489: Advanced Seminar in Hispanic Cultural Studies
SPAN 490: Selected Topics
SPAN 491, 492: Research
SPAN 493: Senior Seminar: Spanish Language and Culture
SPAN 494: Senior Seminar: Spanish Literature
SPAN 497, 498: Internship


SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I. 3 hours.
For beginners. Designed to develop, with SPAN 102, an elementary proficiency for communicating in Spanish and to intensify familiarity with the cultural values of Spanish peoples.

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II. 3 hours.
A continuation of SPAN 101 designed to develop an elementary proficiency for communicating in Spanish and to intensify familiarity with the cultural values of Spanish peoples.

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 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 Spanish 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 Spanishspeaking world.

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish III. 3 hours.
Designed to develop, with SPAN 202, a more advanced proficiency for communicating in Spanish and intensify the familiarity with the cultural values of Spanish peoples. Prerequisite: SPAN 102.

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish IV. 3 hours.
A continuation of SPAN 201 designed to develop a more advanced proficiency for communicating in Spanish and intensify the familiarity with the cultural values of Spanish peoples. Prerequisite: SPAN 201.

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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 280: International Language Study: Spanish. 3 hours.
Intensive study of Spanish at the elementary level, undertaken as part of a Drury sponsored travel experience in a Spanish-speaking country. Students can fulfill the foreign language requirement by passing SPAN 101 and this course. Prerequisite: SPAN 101.

SPAN 302: The Culture of Spain. 3 hours.
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. Prerequisite: SPAN 301.

SPAN 303: The Culture of Spanish America. 3 hours.
A study of culture of Spanish America, including such subjects as music, dance, art, folklore, religion and customs of daily life. Particular attention paid to the ways in which elements of Spanish, Native American and African cultures have combined to create distinctive regional cultures. Particularly recommended for students planning to study in Spanish America. Prerequisite: SPAN 301.

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 in 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, globalization, 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: SPAN 202 or instructor’s approval.
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.
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. Prerequisite: SPAN 301.

SPAN 311: The Literature of Spanish America. 3 hours.
Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spanish America, with emphasis on the twentieth century. Prerequisite: SPAN 301.

SPAN 312: The Literature of Spain. 3 hours.
Reading and discussion in Spanish of the most important authors of Spain with emphasis on the Golden Age and the twentieth century. Prerequisite: SPAN 301.

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 21st century.

SPAN 321 Service Learning in the Hispanic Community. 3 hours.
This course is designed to give students active participation with the Hispanic community. Students will combine preparation and reflection in the classroom with real-life experiences as part of a group volunteer project. At the same time, students will learn about the local and national Hispanic community. This course will afford them opportunities to expand their knowledge and their linguistic competence.

SPAN 330: Society and Culture in the Andes. 3 hours.
This course examines the histories, political economies, societies and cultures of Andean South America, spanning pre-Inca, Inca, Spanish colonial, nationalist and contemporary global periods of Andean history. Relying primarily on qualitative and ethnographic studies, the course encourages students to appreciate how everyday cultural life has been organized in this mountainous region across time and space. Same as SOCI 330.

SPAN 380: Advanced International Language Study. 3 hours.
Intensive study of Spanish at the intermediate level or above, undertaken as part of a Drury sponsored travel experience in a Spanish-speaking country. Prerequisite: SPAN 101, SPAN 102.

SPAN 381: Cultures of the Hispanic World: Mexico
This course will give students the opportunity to study the history and culture of Mexico as part of a study abroad experience in Mexico.

SPAN 388: Cultures of the Hispanic World: Argentina Today
This course will give students the opportunity to study the history and culture of Argentina as part of a study abroad experience in Argentina.

SPAN 411: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Language and Civilization. 3 hours.
Special topics on rotation, such as translation and interpretation, advanced grammar and composition, history of Spain, history of Latin America and commercial Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 301.

SPAN 412: Advanced Studies: Hispanic Literature. 3 hours.
Special topics on rotation, such as Cervantes, other individual authors, literary movements and genre studies.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.

SPAN 414 From Magical Realism to Virtual Realism: Boom and Postboom Narratives. 3 hours.
This course is designed to give students familiarity with the Latin American Boom and narratives after the Boom. Beginning with some precursors to the Boom, students will gain an understanding of the importance of this group of writers in both a regional (Latin American) as well as global context and will then explore the impact of the Boom for future generations of writers. All class sessions will be conducted in Spanish, and papers and tests will be written in Spanish.

SPAN 489 Advanced Seminar in 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.

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

SPAN 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492: Research.

SPAN 397, 398, 497, 498: Internship.