King's College - Spanish

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

SPAN 141 — Beginning Spanish I (3)
Pronunciation, fundamentals of grammar, exercises in speaking, understanding and writing Spanish. Readings introduce the student to the cultures of Spain and Spanish American countries. Cross-listed as CORE 141.

SPAN 142 — Beginning Spanish II (3)
Essentials of grammar and pronunciation, and practice in speaking and writing Spanish. Readings increase the student’s knowledge of the cultures of Spain and Spanish American countries. Prerequisite: CORE/SPAN 141 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 142.

SPAN 143 — Intermediate Spanish I (3)
Review and further study of the fundamentals of Spanish to increase comprehension, speaking and writing skills. Readings increase knowledge and understanding of the cultures of Spain and Spanish American countries. Prerequisite: CORE/SPAN 142 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 143.

SPAN 144 — Intermediate Spanish II (3)
Development of proficiency in reading Spanish through the study of cultural texts. Emphasis is on vocabulary building and oral and written communication. Readings broaden the student’s knowledge and understanding of the cultures of Spain and Spanish American countries. Prerequisite: CORE/SPAN 143 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 144.

SPAN 145 — Spanish Conversation and Composition I (3)
Development of proficiency in the active use of Spanish, both spoken and written. Study of the cultures of Spain and Spanish American countries acquaints the student with the contemporary lifestyle, values, and attitudes of Spanish-speaking peoples and increases cultural awareness. Prerequisite: CORE/SPAN 144 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 145.

SPAN 146 — Spanish Conversation and Composition II (3)
Development of greater fluency in Spanish. Emphasis on extemporaneous conversation encourages the student to think in the language. Study of the cultures of Spain and Spanish
American countries expands knowledge and understanding of the contemporary lifestyle, values, and attitudes of Spanish-speaking peoples and heightens awareness of cultural differences.
Prerequisite: CORE/SPAN 145 or equivalent. Cross-listed as CORE 146. SPAN 146 (CORE 146) is a prerequisite for the following courses. Exception is by permission of the Foreign Language Department Chairperson on the basis of individual qualifi cations. All major courses are taught in Spanish.

SPAN 331 — Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
Refinement of grammatical principles through traditional exercises and through composition activities designed to develop an ability to address a variety of audiences in both formal and informal contexts.

SPAN 333 — Advanced Conversation and Phonetics (3)
Development of phonetic accuracy in speaking and conversation techniques in order to enhance vocabulary and use of idiomatic expressions, aid in comprehension of native speech at normal speed, respond to a variety of situations beyond those of simple daily activities, discuss in a variety of formats ranging from whole class to small groups, and communicate in formal and informal situations.

SPAN 336 — Business Spanish (3)
Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American economic and commercial terminology and institutions.

SPAN 338 — Spanish Language Media (3)
Study of representative articles and programs from the media of the Spanish-speaking world to develop a contemporary vocabulary and improve comprehension. Emphasis is on current events including politics, economics, and social trends.

SPAN 441 — Spanish Civilization (3)
Study of events, ideas, institutions and major fi gures from the Middle Ages to the present.

SPAN 444 — Latin American Civilization (3)
Study of the politics, history, cultural artifacts, and daily life of the civilizations of Latin America from the pre-conquest to the present.

SPAN 450 — Introduction to Reading Literature in Spanish (3)
Selected readings from Spanish and Latin American literature that reflect a variety of genres serve as the foundation for discussion of key literary concepts and terminology in order to enhance reading comprehension and to expand understanding of literature beyond the level of a simple plot summary.

SPAN 480 — Spanish Capstone: Readings in Spanish and Spanish American Literature (3)
A seminar that approaches reading a novel and related works in a historical, political, and/or cultural context while developing an understanding of the basic tools of literary research, all culminating in a major research paper and fi nal presentations.

SPAN 491 — Selected Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Studies (3)
Study of selected topics in the language, literature, or culture of Spain and/or Spanish America. Topic is announced at preregistration. Offered as required.

SPAN 499 — Spanish Internship (3)
An internship in a Spanish-speaking environment may be taken as an elective in addition to the eight required major courses with the approval of the Department Chairperson. A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.50 is required and the student must have a G.P.A. of at least a 3.00 in Spanish.

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