Spanish

 

Spanish Course Descriptions

SPN

050

INDEPENDENT STUDY

One to four credit hours

See Independent Study Program, Section II.

SPN

101

ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: None. Appropriate course for beginners. Students with more than two years of high school Spanish must have special permission of the instructor to register for SPN 101.

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Students will learn basic grammar in an oral/aural context in each class. Students of Spanish 101 are expected to develop the four language skills of speaking, listening, basic reading and writing as well as an appreciation of Latino culture. Students will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish in an interactive CD ROM, tele-based program Destinos, and videos on Spain and Spanish-America.

SPN

102

ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 101 or equivalent.

Students of Spanish 102 are expected to enhance the four language skills of speaking listening, reading, and writing. This class will introduce the subjunctive mood, compound tenses, prepositions, and basic conversational skills. Speaking the language is greatly stressed at this level. Students will be exposed to native speakers of Spanish in an interactive CD ROM, tele-based program Destinos, and videos on Spain and Spanish-America.

SPN

201

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent. SPN 201 is an appropriate entry point for most students with more than two years of high school Spanish. Required of all Spanish majors.

One purpose of this class is to review what the student already learned and to expand on her/his first year of Spanish at BW. This is a grammar class with an introduction to cultural and literary readings. All skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), as well as the three basic fields (grammar, literature, and culture) will be emphasized during the course.

SPN

202

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 201 or equivalent. Required of all Spanish majors.

An expansion of Spanish language skills developed with exercises in conversation, oral comprehension, composition based on cultural and literary readings.

SPN

221I

SPANISH CONVERSATION I

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 202 or consent of the instructor. Required of all Spanish majors.

This course focuses on the development of oral fluency and vocabulary.

SPN

240I

CONTEMPORARY SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: None. Given in English. May be taken for major credit if out-of-class research and report is done in Spanish.

A study and discussion of ongoing and developing events in any field, which present themselves in Spain and Latin America. The course also includes readings and discussions of the Hispanic character and pertinent topics in intercultural communication.

SPN

250

TECHNIQUES OF SPANISH TRANSLATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 221I or equivalent.

A brief introduction to theories of translation followed by practical experience translating various texts.

SPN

260I

COMMERCIAL SPANISH

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 202 or equivalent.

An introduction to commercial and technical terms in Spanish with practice in business correspondence.

SPN

263

SEMINAR

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 202 or permission of instructor.

A close study of a selected topic in Spanish. May be repeated if a different topic is offered. Depending on the topic this course may substitute for courses required of the Spanish minor or major.

SPN

275IF

INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 202 or special permission of instructor. Required of all Spanish majors.

An introduction to literary study, treating major authors and literary genres from various periods and countries.

SPN

310I

SPANISH CIVILIZATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 202 or equivalent.

A study of the historical and social development of Spanish culture and civilization.

SPN

311I

SPANISH-AMERICAN CIVILIZATION

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 202 or equivalent.

A study of the historical, political, economic and cultural development of Latin America.

SPN

335I

ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 202 or equivalent. Required of all Spanish majors.

Students receive directed composition practice on various current and personal themes. Group and individual work on practical improvement of pronunciation and the study of troublesome aspects of grammar and syntax are also involved.

SPN

350

SPECIAL METHODS LANGUAGE TEACHING

Three- four credit hours

Required of all students seeking a license to teach.

See EDU 350.

SPN

375IF

SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 275IF or equivalent.

A study of the major literary movements, representative authors and selections from their works from the 12th century to the 20th century. Short stories, poetry, essays and the theater are included.

SPN

376IF

SURVEY OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: SPN 275IF or equivalent.

A study and interpretation of a select number of major literary works from Latin America.

SPN

463

SEMINAR

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Advanced standing and permission of instructor.

SPN 463 is intended to be a capstone seminar which builds on a significant understanding of Hispanic Studies. Topics may vary. Students may take the course twice if different topics are offered.

 

Seminar in Ecuador
The following courses are offered only for the students who are participating in the Seminar in Ecuador. See description in this catalog under Explorations/Study Abroad program, Section II.

SPN

110

ELEMENTARY SPANISH IN ECUADOR

Seven credit hours

Prerequisite: None

SPN 110 is offered in Ecuador by Experiment in International Living. It is a beginning language class for students with no more than three years of Spanish. (Appropriate student placement will be determined by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures to which students must present evidence of their high school year/s of Spanish, such as a transcript). This course will cover the equivalent of the first year of language and culture instruction offered in the Spanish Program at Baldwin Wallace University. This is an intensive course that allows students to complete two semesters of Spanish in one semester in Ecuador.

Course Structure and Objectives: SPN 110 is an introduction to Spanish language and culture. It will cover basic Spanish grammar and structures and pay particular attention to vocabulary enrichment and knowledge of Latino culture. All skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and the three basic fields (grammar, introduction to reading, and writing) will be emphasized.

SPN

210

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH IN ECUADOR

Seven credit hours

Prerequisite: Minimum SPN 101 (See the description of this class below for more details).

SPN 210 is an intermediate and/or advanced course in Spanish that reviews and expands knowledge of grammar, aural skills (listening and comprehension), and reading and written skills in Spanish. If the student is a Spanish major or minor, this course may be the equivalent of SPN 102/201, 201/202, 202/221I, or two of the following courses: 240I, 275IF, and/or 311I, however, the exact equivalence will depend on the student's placement by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Course Structure and Objectives: SPN 210 is designed to reinforce and expand the Spanish language skills the student has already acquired in the first year of language instruction. During the semester, the student should improve her or his ability to manipulate not only the basic structures of Spanish, but more idiosyncratic and sophisticated structures as well. Special attention will be given to vocabulary enrichment, literary and cultural readings, oral discussions and writing.

 

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