Spanish course descriptions

SP 111. Beginning Spanish I. 6 Credits.

An intensive course providing an introduction to the Spanish language, in which speaking proficiency, aural comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, reading, and writing are brought to a level enabling students to use the language actively in everyday situations. Classroom: 6 hours, laboratory: 2 hours. Not open to students who have successfully completed SP205 or higher.

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SP 112. Beginning Spanish II. 6 Credits.

A continuation of SP111, in which language skills are brought to a level enabling students to participate more fully in general conversation, to read more sophisticated passages, and to write with a firmer command of syntactical structures. Classroom: 6 hours, laboratory: 2 hours. Prerequisite: SP111 or equivalent, NU placement. Not open to students who have successfully completed SP205 or higher.

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SP 150. Topics Course. 3 Credits.

Specialized topics offered relating to culture, literature, business practices, language or linguistics. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. May be repeated for credit, as topics vary. May be taught in Spanish or English; see schedule of classes. (When taught in English, this course may not count towards fulfilling the foreign language requirement.) Classroom: 3 hours.

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SP 205. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 Credits.

A course that provides aural-oral practice in Spanish, in which students are enabled to enter into full discussion of topics that include abstract themes; review and expanded use of syntactical structures; intensive and extensive reading; and composition. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: SP112, NU placement, a score of 500 on the CEEB Spanish Reading Test, or permission of instructor.

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SP 206. Intermediate Spanish II. 3 Credits.

A course that provides aural-oral practice in Spanish, in which students are enabled to enter into full discussion of topics that include abstract themes; review and expanded use of syntactical structures; intensive and extensive reading; and composition. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisite: SP205 or the equivalent, NU placement, a score of 500 on the CEEB Spanish Reading Test, or permission of the instructor.

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SP 250. Topics Course. 3 Credits.

Specialized topics offered relating to culture, literature, business practices, language, or linguistics. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. May be repeated for credit, as topics vary. The number ascribed to the course will reflect the level of the material under study as well as the level of proficiency expected of the student. May be taught in Spanish or English; see schedule of classes. Classroom 3 hours. (When taught in English, this course may not count towards fulfilling the foreign language requirement.).

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SP 301. Advanced Spanish I. 3 Credits.

Oral and written practice of the language through class discussions of selected Hispanic authors. Selective review of grammar, especially of the more difficult and subtle aspects, designed to facilitate an idiomatic and fluent use of the language. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: SP206 or permission of instructor.

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SP 302. Advanced Spanish II. 3 Credits.

Oral and written practice of the language through class discussions of selected Hispanic authors. Selective review of grammar, especially of the more difficult and subtle aspects, designed to facilitate an idiomatic and fluent use of the language. Classroom: 3 hours. Prerequisite: SP206 or permission of instructor.

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SP 321. Introduction to the Literature of Spain I. 3 Credits.

A survey of peninsular Spanish literature from prehistoric Spain to the Modern Age. Lectures, readings, discussion, and written reports in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP206 or a 300-level course (may be taken concurrently), NU placement, or permission of the instructor.

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SP 322. Introduction to the Literature of Spain II. 3 Credits.

A survey of peninsular Spanish literature from the Modern Age up through the 20th Century. Lectures, readings, discussion, and written reports in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP206 or a 300-level course (may be taken concurrently), NU placement, or permission of the instructor.

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SP 327. Hispano-American Literature I. 3 Credits.

A survey of Hispano-American literature from the pre-Columbian period up through the 19th Century. Lectures, readings, discussion, and written reports in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP206 or a 300-level course (may be taken concurrently), NU placement, or permission of the instructor.

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SP 328. Hispano-American Literature II. 3 Credits.

A survey of Hispano-American literature from the end of the 19th Century up through the 20th Century. Lectures, readings, discussion, and written reports in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP206 or a 300-level course (may be taken concurrently), NU placement, or permission of the instructor.

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SP 331. Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I. 3 Credits.

A study of Spanish stylistics, translation into Spanish from modem English texts, oral reports, and discussion in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP206 or a 300-level course (may be taken concurrently), NU placement, or permission of the instructor.

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SP 332. Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II. 3 Credits.

A study of Spanish stylistics, translation into Spanish from modem English texts, oral reports, and discussion in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP206 or a 300-level course (may be taken concurrently), NU placement, or permission of the instructor.

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SP 350. Topics Course. 3 Credits.

Specialized topics offered relating to culture, literature, business practices, language, or linguistics. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. May be repeated for credit, as topics vary. May be taught in Spanish or English; see schedule of classes. Classroom: 3 hours. (When taught in English, this course may not count towards fulfilling the foreign language requirement.).

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SP 415. Seminar: Topics in Spanish or Latin-American Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

A study of a particular author, theme, genre, or literary movement including cultural themes. Topic varies each year these courses are offered. Prerequisite: SP300-level course.

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SP 421. Reading and Research in Spanish or Latin-American Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

A report on an approved project of original research in Spanish or Latin-American literature or civilization under the direction of a department member. Limited to students who have demonstrated aptitude for independent work. May be scheduled either or both semesters. Prerequisite: SP300-level course and permission of the department chair and course instructor.

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