SPANISH COURSES

SPAN – Spanish  *SPAN 1301 and 1302 may be taught at external campuses as three hour courses without additional emphasis given to the communication aspect.

 

SPAN 1401*. Beginning Spanish I - grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Additional emphasis given to the communicative aspect of acquiring a foreign language.

SPAN 1402*. Beginning Spanish II - grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Additional, intensive emphasis given to the communicative aspect of acquiring a foreign language. Prerequisite: SPAN 1401.

SPAN 1303. Beginning Spanish for Law Enforcement - aids the beginning student in developing basic Spanish communication skills needed to perform adequately in the field of criminal justice, including street Spanish and certain legal terminology. This course is only available to students completing degree programs at external, non-Plainview campuses. This course is neither an equivalent for SPAN 1301, nor a prerequisite SPAN 1302.

SPAN 2301. Intermediate Spanish I - Intensive oral and written work in Spanish with a grammar review; reading in culture and Spanish and Latin-American civilizations. Prerequisite: SPAN 1302.

SPAN 2302. Intermediate Spanish II - Intensive oral and written work in Spanish with a grammar review, reading in literature, culture and Spanish civilizations. Prerequisite: SPAN 2301.

SPAN 3300. The Bible in Spanish - Intensive study of various segments of the Bible in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302.

SPAN 3304. Spanish Culture and Civilization - Survey of the development of culture and civilization in Spain. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302.

SPAN 3305. Spanish Conversation - A course designed for students coming out of SPAN 2302, or equivalent, to enhance the student’s abilities in speaking through continued acquisition of vocabulary, and through free discussion of assigned topics in Spanish. No student who has graduated from a secondary school (junior high or high school level) in a Spanish-speaking country, or whose native language at the home is Spanish, may receive credit for this course. Approval from the professor is required to take this course. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302.

SPAN 3312. Introduction to Spanish and Latin-American Literature - an overview of the\ major literary movements (periods), major authors and works, and important literary terminology, from the beginnings to the present of Spain and Latin-America. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302.

SPAN 3313. Spanish-American Culture and Civilization - A historical approach to the study of culture and civilization in Spanish America. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302.

SPAN 3315. Spanish for Law Enforcement - Aids the student in developing practical and functional Spanish communication skills needed to perform in the field of justice administration, including street Spanish, Spanish of the Southwest, and certain legal terminology. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302.

SPAN 3316. Special Topics in Spanish - Topics vary to include subjects, genres, themes not exclusively covered in other Spanish language courses; possible topics include The Latin American Short Story, Contemporary Spanish Novels, Modernism in Spanish Literature. May be repeated when topics change. Prerequisite: Advanced standing.

SPAN 3322. Advanced Grammar and Composition I - A review of the major grammatical structures of the Spanish language, along with advanced concepts of grammar and syntax, to enhance the student’s knowledge of the written language. Note: Required for all Spanish majors and Spanish teaching certification students. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2302


SPAN 3323. Advanced Grammar and Composition II - Second half of Advanced Grammar and Composition. Emphasis on review and study of advanced, complex grammatical structures beyond the verb system, such as direct and indirect objects, other pronouns, and problematic structures in the language. Continued acquisition of vocabulary and written practice in the language through compositions to enhance the student’s written proficiency in the Spanish language. Note: Required for all Spanish majors and Spanish teaching certification students. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3322

SPAN 4101 - Spanish Major Capstone Course - Mandatory for all Plainview, non-Education Spanish majors in one of last two semesters immediately prior to graduation, the course familiarizes Spanish majors with possible career opportunities, job searches, resume development, graduate school applications, interviewing skills, etc.; includes major field exam. Prerequisite(s): Minimum of 30 hours toward Spanish major, or consent of Dean of School of Languages and Literature.

SPAN 4302. Literature of Spain - Survey of Spanish literature from its earliest beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 4305. Spanish-American Literature - Survey of Spanish-American Literature from the discovery of America to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor

SPAN 4306. Methods of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language - An overview of current methods of teaching a foreign language. Required for all Spanish teaching certification students. Prerequisite: SPAN 3322.

SPAN 4307. Latin American Essays - A study of the representative works of Latin American essayists to expose the students to the proper method of writing essays in Spanish, and to study the intellectual thoughts of the major essayists of Latin America. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor