SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I (3)
An intermediate course that continues the study of the language in a communicative context with considerable emphasis upon precision and expansion of linguistic skills. Some attention given to the nature of language. Emphasis on the development of cultural understanding and sensitivity, with a study of the people’s values and beliefs as expressed in their economic, political, and religious systems. Comparison of this culture with our culture in the light of the cultural mandate. Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or our on-line placement test score of 361-439
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II (3)
This is a second intermediate Spanish course that provides students with continued opportunities to strengthen their language skills, to develop their cultural competency, and to reinforce their knowledge and use of grammatical structures. Its focus is on communicating in meaningful contexts to further develop and consolidate students’ speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. This course will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or our on-line placement test score of 440 and up.
SPAN 204: Literary and Cultural Readings (3)
Designed to strengthen speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Spanish through a variety of readings, to develop the ability to value diverse communities and an appreciation for Hispanic cultures and literature. This course will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or 202 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
LING 201: Introduction to Linguistics (3)
An introduction to the basic principles of linguistics, including phonetics (the sounds of language), morphology (the words of language), syntax (the sentence patterns of language), and sociolinguistics (how language functions in society). Data from different dialects of English and a variety of other languages will be used. Special attention will be given to a biblical view on language. No previous knowledge of linguistics is required.
*three semesters of Spanish conversation 251-258.
*Three credits in study-abroad courses are required.
Spanish 300 or 302
SPAN 300: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition I (3)
This course includes an in-depth study and practice of Spanish grammar and a rigorous component in writing. Emphasis is given to more complex grammatical structures that tend to present difficulties for learners of Spanish as a foreign or second language. The course will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 201, 202 or equivalent; permission of instructor.
SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition II (3)
Continues an in-depth study and practice of Spanish grammar and a rigorous component in writing. The course will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 201, 202 or equivalent; permission of instructor.
Spanish 301 or 301L
SPAN 301: Applied Linguistics and Spanish Phonology (3)
An in-depth study of specific areas of linguistics, such as neurolinguistics (brain and language), psycholinguistics (language acquisition), computational linguistics (computer processing and language), and language change (how language has changed and still changes). Onethird of the course is geared at the special interests of the students. Spanish students will study the phonology (the study of sound patterns) of Spanish and learn how to teach Spanish pronunciation. Prerequisites: Linguistics 201; Spanish 102 or 201.
SPAN 301L: Spanish Phonology (1)
Students will study the phonology (the study of sound patterns) of Spanish and learn how to teach Spanish pronunciation. This one-credit lab is meant for students who are also registered for Linguistics 301 because they want to graduate with both a ESL and a Spanish education endorsement. Prerequisites: Linguistics 201; Spanish 102 or 201. Corequisite: Linguistics 301.
Spanish 206 or CORE 281
SPAN 206: Hispanic Cultures and Civilizations (3)
Designed to give insight into Hispanic cultures and civilizations, and a more global understanding of the issues and challenges that the Spanish-speaking world has faced and is facing. Listening and speaking abilities will be enhanced through classroom activities. The course will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or 202 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
CORE 281: Puerto Rico: Language, Culture, and Society (3)
Explore the historical roots and influences shaping Puerto Rico while improving your Spanish skills or learning some Spanish for the first time. Emphasis is placed on understanding the challenges and potential of Puerto Rico today. Students will engage in contact with locals through service projects, travel to different historical sights, and explore Puerto Rico’s abundant natural beauty. Daily excursions will supplement onsite instruction and exploration. Spanish is not a prerequisite for this course.