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Spanish Courses (SPA)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses with all instruction, readings, and assignments in English

 

222 Hispanic Masterpieces in English Translation (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

 

233 Hispanic Cultures and Civilizations (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Full descriptions of these courses will be found in numerical order in the Spanish courses listed below. All remaining courses are taught in Spanish.

Courses for Undergraduates

100 Spanish for Health Care (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Provides students with basic knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and language structures necessary to communicate with clients in health care settings. Emphasis will be on oral-aural skills.

101 Beginning Spanish I (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Students with previous knowledge of Spanish are required to take the placement exam

Introduction to Spanish with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Supplementary instruction in the language laboratory.

102 Beginning Spanish II (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. SPA 101

Continued introduction to Spanish with practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Supplementary instruction in the language laboratory.

121 Experimental Course: Basic Spanish for Teachers (3:3)

Designed for education students as an online, distance learning course. Students who successfully complete it will be able to communicate with Spanish-speaking students and their parents at a basic conversational level. (Offered fall '09 and spring '10)

203 Intermediate Spanish I (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. SPA 102 or equivalent

Review and further study of basic Spanish structures with emphasis on active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading.

204 Intermediate Spanish II (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. SPA 203 or 240

Review and further study of basic Spanish structures with emphasis on active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading.

222 Hispanic Masterpieces in English Translation (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

May not be used for credit toward Spanish major or minor.

Best of Spanish and Spanish-American literature read and discussed in English. Topics vary, each taking a broad perspective on an important theme, genre, or period.

233 Hispanic Cultures and Civilizations (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

May be repeated when topic varies.

May not be used for credit toward Spanish major or minor.

Taught in English.

Cultural, political, and social developments in the Hispanic world. Focus will vary, with course topics relating to Spain, Latin America, U.S. groups, or all three.

240 Intermediate Spanish I for Business (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. SPA 102 or equivalent

Students may not receive credit for both SPA 203 and 240.

Review and further study of basic Spanish structures with emphasis on active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture in the business context. Alternative to SPA 203. (Fall and Spring)

241 Intermediate Spanish II for Business (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

CAR: GFL

Pr. SPA 203 or 240 or equivalent

Students may not receive credit for both SPA 204 and 241.

Further study of basic Spanish structures with emphasis on active use of language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture in the business context. Alternative to SPA 204. (Fall and Spring)

301 Advanced Spanish (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

An opportunity to increase proficiency in oral and written language skills while extending knowledge of Hispanic culture. A bridge course required for advanced work in all areas. (Fall & Spring)

302 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3:3)

Pr. placement test above SPA 204/241 level and having learned Spanish as a heritage speaker or permission of the instructor

Advanced Spanish grammar and strong emphasis on literacy-building and culture in this language. For heritage speakers only. (Fall or Spring)

311 Spanish Conversation (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 301 or departmental permission

Intensive and methodical training in spoken Spanish.

313 Conversation in a Spanish-Speaking Country (3)

Pr. 204 or 241 or departmental permission

Intensive formal and informal training in Spanish conversation in a Spanish or Latin American setting. Offered only in UNCG Program Abroad.

314 Spain Today (3)

Pr. 204 or 241 or departmental permission

An intensive, one month grammar review and practical orientation course for students participating in the UNCG Study Abroad Program in Spain, emphasizing contact with people in public places, exposure to media, and visits to principal cultural centers.

315 Intermediate Spanish Composition (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 301 or departmental permission

Intensive study of grammar and idiom. Formal and informal writing.

321 Spanish in a Public School Setting (3:2:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. SPA 204 or 241 or equivalent, or departmental permission

Field experience in a public school setting that requires interaction with native speakers of Spanish. This course has a service-learning designation. (Fall & Spring)

332 Introduction to Spanish Culture (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 301 or departmental permission

Introduction to the culture of Spain. Selected readings on the culture by noted Spanish authors, films, slides with classroom discussions.

334 Introduction to Spanish American Culture (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 301 or departmental permission.

Introduction to the culture of Spanish America. Selected writings by noted Spanish American authors, films, slides with classroom discussion.

341 Business Spanish (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 204 or 241 or equivalent

Spanish used in the Hispanic business world, with practice in speaking and writing. Readings on economic aspects of Spanish speaking countries.

351 Approaches to Hispanic Literature (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 301 or departmental permission

Reading of representative Hispanic texts, by genres. Attention will be given to basic vocabulary, concepts and techniques of literary analysis. (Fall & Spring)

401 Special Topics in Language and Literature (3:3)

Pr. 315 and 351 and departmental permission

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Directed study and research in language and literary topics of special interest to the locale of the UNCG Study Abroad Program in a Spanish-speaking country.

402 Spanish Literature I (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 315 and 351 or departmental permission

Reading of representative texts from the beginning of Spanish Literature to the year 1800 with attention to techniques of analysis as well as cultural and historical background.

403 Spanish Literature II (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 315 and 351 or departmental permission

Spanish Literature from the 1800s through the present. Special attention to cultural and historical background and literary techniques of analysis.

404 Spanish American Literature I (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GN

Pr. 315 and 351 or departmental permission

Survey of Spanish American literature, from the beginnings through the late 1800s, with attention to techniques of literary analysis.

405 Spanish American Literature II (3:3)

GE Core: GLT

GE Marker: GN

Pr. 315 and 351 or departmental permission

Second half of a survey of Spanish American literature, from the late 1800s through the present day, with attention to techniques of literary analysis.

408 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3:3)

Pr. SPA 315 or permission of department

Introduction to the scientific study of Spanish and its main linguistic components: phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics. (Spring)

411 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 311 or departmental permission

Further intensive and methodical training in spoken Spanish.

415 Advanced Spanish Composition (3:3)

GE Marker: GL

Pr. 311 and 315 or equivalent

Intensive practice in the written and spoken language, focusing on refinements in structure, vocabulary development, informal conversation, and formal writing styles. (Fall & Spring)

416 Spanish Phonetics (3:3)

Pr. 311 or 313 or 411, or departmental permission

Spanish phonetics and intonation. Students learn to read and write symbols for sounds and inflections of Spanish and study mechanics of production of these sounds, accompanied by intensive drill in pronunciation and intonation. (Fall)

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

497 Directed Study in Spanish Language (3:3)

Pr. departmental permission required.

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Directed study and research in Spanish language.

498 Directed Study in Hispanic Literature (3:3)

Pr. departmental permission required.

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Directed study and research in literary topics.

499 Internship in Spanish (3:1:9)

Pr. min. 15 hours of Spanish above the 204 level, min. 3.0 GPA, written permission of instructor

Must be planned and requested one semester prior to placement.

Field experience for upper-level Spanish students at placements requiring interaction/active language use with native speakers. Academic instruction and supervision by Faculty Coordinator; field direction by site supervisor(s).

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate-level courses.