2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Spanish

For information on studying in Spanish-speaking countries, see Study Abroad; on placement tests, see Course Placement.


SPAN 100A     3 Credits
SPAN 100B     3 Credits
Elementary Spanish 1A and 1B (h)
Spanish language and culture with an emphasis on spoken and written language. After completion of SPAN 100A and 100B the student will be able to continue on to SPAN 102. Note: Both SPAN 100A and SPAN 100B must be taken to equal SPAN 101, which fulfills one semester of the foreign language core requirement. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


SPAN 101      5 Credits
SPAN 102      5 Credits
Elementary Spanish I and II (h)
Introduction to the language and culture: development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 1, 000 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials. (Prerequisite for SPAN 102: SPAN 101 or SPAN 100A and 100B or the equivalent.) (5 + 0) 101 Offered Fall, 102 Offered Spring


SPAN 103      3 Credits
Conversational Spanish I (h)
Verbal skills improvement. Includes role playing, problem solving and situational conversation. Conducted entirely in Spanish. (Prerequisites: SPAN 100 A and B, or SPAN 101 or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Summer, As Demand Warrants


SPAN 201      3 Credits
Intermediate Spanish I (h)
Continuation of SPAN 102. Increasing emphasis on reading, writing and oral ability. Conducted in Spanish. (Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


SPAN 202      3 Credits
Intermediate Spanish II (h)
Continuation of SPAN 201. Increasing emphasis on reading, writing and oral ability. Conducted in Spanish. (Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


SPAN 203      3 Credits
Conversational Spanish II (h)
Verbal skills improvement. Includes role playing, problem solving and situational conversation. Conducted entirely in Spanish. (Prerequisites: SPAN 100 A and B, or SPAN 101 or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Summer, As Demand Warrants


SPAN 301O     3 Credits
Advanced Comprehension and Conversation (h)
Focus on increasing writing and listening comprehension. Discussions, presentations and exercises to enhance verbal competence. Conducted in Spanish. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; and SPAN 202.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


SPAN 302W     3 Credits
Introduction to Literary Comprehension (h)
An introduction to the understanding and analysis of Hispanic literature, with emphasis on the forms of written Spanish. Conducted in Spanish. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor; and SPAN 301.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


SPAN 317      3 Credits
Advanced Spanish Grammar (h)
Grammatical concepts in Spanish. Focus on more difficult grammatical structures. Also available via the Internet. (Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


SPAN 431O     3 Credits
Senior Seminar (h)
Topics may include literature, arts and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; SPAN 302 or equivalent; senior standing or permission of instructor. Course may repeated for credit if topic varies.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


SPAN 432W     3 Credits
Studies of Hispanic Literature (h)
Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; SPAN 302 or equivalent; junior standing; or permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


SPAN 482      3 Credits
Selected Topics in Spanish (h)
Intensive course focusing on topics not covered in SPAN 431 or SPAN 432. (Prerequisites: SPAN 302 or equivalent; junior standing, or permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


SPAN 488      3 Credits
Individual Study: Senior Project (h)
Analysis and presentation, in Spanish, of a problem chosen by the student in consultation with the department. The student must apply for senior project and submit a project outline by the end of the sixth week of the semester preceding the semester of graduation. Offered normally in the semester preceding the student's graduation. Conducted in Spanish. (Prerequisite: At least 10 credits in upper-division Spanish or permission of instructor.) Offered As Demand Warrants


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