Spanish (SPNS)

SPNS 1101. Elementary Spanish 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Spanish. Presents essentials of correct Spanish usage through acquisition of basic skills in reading, speaking, writing, and aural comprehension.

SPNS 1102. Elementary Spanish 2. 4 Hours.

Continues SPNS 1101. Includes completion of basic grammatical usage, reading of contemporary Hispanic material, and increased stress on oral and aural skills. Prereq. SPNS 1101, SPNS 1301, or placement test.

SPNS 1301. Elementary Spanish Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Spanish-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Spanish. Offers students an opportunity to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

SPNS 1302. Elementary Spanish Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Spanish-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Spanish. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

SPNS 1402. Elementary Spanish 2 for Healthcare Professionals. 4 Hours.

Reviews the present tense of regular, irregular, yo form irregular, and stem-changing verbs for students who have completed one level of Spanish. Offers students an opportunity to practice different medical scenarios consisting of brief conversations in the consulting room/hospital with the pediatrician, gynecologist, and with the dietician. Explores all the parts of the body and how to conduct a physical exam with a patient in Spanish as well as converse with patients at an elementary level. Prereq. SPNS 1101, SPNS 1301, placement test, or permission of instructor; Bouvé students only.

SPNS 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

SPNS 2101. Intermediate Spanish 1. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes further vocabulary building. Offers students an opportunity to master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Spanish materials. Prereq. SPNS 1102, SPNS 1302, or placement test.

SPNS 2102. Intermediate Spanish 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on SPNS 2101 and focuses on further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Spanish materials. Prereq. (a) SPNS 2101, SPNS 2301, or placement test and (b) ENGW 1111, ENGW 1102, ENGL 1111, or ENGL 1102.

SPNS 2151. Intermediate Spanish for Business Purposes. 4 Hours.

Emphasizes communicating in a business environment, tailoring grammar and sentence pattern coverage, vocabulary, and cultural topics to a business setting. Combines contemporary business topics and intermediate business Spanish. Offers students an opportunity to be prepared to communicate in speaking and writing in a business setting in Spain and parts of Latin America and with a better understanding of the current business culture in Spain and Latin America. Prereq. SPNS 2101, SPNS 2201, SPNS 2301, or permission of instructor.

SPNS 2201. Intermediate Spanish 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Offers advanced grammar topics and continued stress on aural/oral acquisition. Provides some reading of literary texts as well as of popular media. Prereq. SPNS 1202, SPNS 1302, or placement test; international business majors only.

SPNS 2202. Intermediate Spanish 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues SPNS 2201. Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Continues acquisition of all major skills in Spanish language. Provides increased reading of literary and popular culture texts. Also includes student projects. Prereq. SPNS 2201, SPNS 2301, or placement test; international business majors only.

SPNS 2301. Intermediate Spanish Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Spanish-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Spanish. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

SPNS 2302. Intermediate Spanish Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Spanish-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Spanish. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence. Focuses on oral and aural skills that are enhanced by the immersion environment.

SPNS 2401. Intermediate Spanish 1 for Healthcare Professionals. 4 Hours.

Reviews the present tense of regular, irregular, yo form irregular, and stem-changing verbs. Explores the preterite and imperfect tenses and the command forms formal (usted and ustedes). Topics also include por vs. para. Offers students an opportunity to practice a number of different medical scenarios in the emergency room, medical center, hospital, laboratory, and the X-ray room. Reviews the parts of the body and conducting a physical exam with a patient. Students practice taking a medical history and doing an extensive physical exam in Spanish. Prereq. SPNS 1102, SPNS 1302, SPNS 1402, placement test, or permission of instructor; Bouvé students only.

SPNS 2402. Intermediate Spanish 2 for Healthcare Professionals. 4 Hours.

Reviews all the preterite and imperfect tenses and introduces the present subjunctive. Offers students an opportunity to practice the command forms formal (ud./uds.) and different medical scenarios as well as to learn a variety of medical procedures and treatments for different illnesses. The course is designed to prepare students to converse with their patients at an intermediate level and discuss a variety of treatments for different medical conditions. Prereq. SPNS 2101, SPNS 2301, SPNS 2401, placement test, or permission of instructor; Bouvé students only.

SPNS 2900. Specialized Instruction in Spanish. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at the intermediate level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Students must have at least an elementary level of competence in the language.

SPNS 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

SPNS 3101. Advanced Spanish 1. 4 Hours.

Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. SPNS 2102, SPNS 2302, or placement test.

SPNS 3102. Advanced Spanish 2. 4 Hours.

Builds on SPNS 3101 and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge. Prereq. SPNS 3101 or SPNS 3301.

SPNS 3201. Advanced Spanish 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed to meet the special needs of international business students. Offers advanced grammar review and expanded student participation. Offers a major project in the language with the possibility of community work in the language. Prereq. SPNS 2202, SPNS 2302, or placement test; international business majors only.

SPNS 3202. Advanced Spanish 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Continues SPNS 3201. Offers advanced conversation and composition work for international business students. Is the final language course before students go abroad. Enhances and reinforces those practical language and communication skills students will encounter when they are abroad. Prereq. SPNS 3201 or SPNS 3301; international business majors only.

SPNS 3301. Advanced Spanish Immersion 1. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Spanish-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Spanish as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

SPNS 3302. Advanced Spanish Immersion 2. 4 Hours.

Designed for students who are in a Spanish-speaking country, this is an off-campus immersion course. Focuses on standard Spanish as well as the local dialect. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop grammatical and conversational competence.

SPNS 3401. Advanced Spanish 1 for Healthcare Professionals. 4 Hours.

Reviews the command forms formal (ud./uds.), present subjunctive, and the imperfect subjunctive. Other topics include different medical conditions such as skin disorders and cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary diseases, etc. Offers students an opportunity to practice having discussions with their Spanish-speaking patients regarding the different conditions that affect them and discuss a variety of treatment options. Focuses on preventative medicine—talking about the importance of a healthy diet, exercising, etc. The class is conducted totally in Spanish. Prereq. SPNS 2102, SPNS 2302, SPNS 2402, placement test, or permission of instructor; Bouvé students only.

SPNS 3501. Advanced Spanish Conversation: Global Communication. 4 Hours.

Designed for nonnative and native speakers whose language skills are at the advanced level and who seek specialized conversational language instruction. Focuses on current global issues, with particular attention paid to events in the Spanish-speaking world and Latinos in the United States. Offers students an opportunity to enrich vocabulary and enhance oral and written communication. Prereq. SPNS 3101, SPNS 3201, SPNS 3301, or permission of instructor.

SPNS 3800. Special Topics in Spanish. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Spanish language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an intermediate level of skill in the language.

SPNS 3900. Specialized Instruction in Spanish. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for individuals whose language skills are at an advanced level and who seek specially focused language instruction. Such instruction might be the use of the language in specific settings, or it might be focused on specific conversational nuances of the language. Prereq. At least an advanced level of competence in the language.

SPNS 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

SPNS 4201. Advanced Proficiency Spanish 1—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed for international business students to enhance their ability to communicate effectively in Spanish. Seeks to reinforce grammatical concepts and aims to enrich students’ vocabulary, with emphasis on business vocabulary. Focuses on drills, paired and group activities, dictations, role-playing, reading, translations, and listening to audio materials in order to achieve a living language experience. By engaging students in such activities, the course offers students an opportunity to further develop their cultural understanding and their use of Spanish for business purposes. Prereq. SPNS 3202 or SPNS 3302; international business majors only.

SPNS 4202. Advanced Proficiency Spanish 2—BSIB. 4 Hours.

Designed for international business students. Offers students an opportunity to continue to develop their ability to communicate effectively in Spanish. Seeks to reinforce grammatical concepts and aims to enrich students’ vocabulary, with emphasis on business vocabulary. Focuses on drills, paired and group activities, dictations, role-playing, reading, translations, and listening to audio materials in order to achieve a living language experience. By engaging students in such activities, the course offers students an opportunity to further develop their cultural understanding and their use of Spanish for business purposes. Prereq. SPNS 4201; international business majors only.

SPNS 4800. Special Topics in Spanish. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on a unique aspect of the Spanish language. The specific topics are chosen to reflect current developments in the language and expressed student interests. Focuses on the use of the language for specific purposes or its use in specialized settings (e.g., media, business, health). Prereq. At least an advanced level of skill in the language.

SPNS 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

SPNS 4991. Research. 4 Hours.

Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

SPNS 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students a way of going beyond work given in the regular curriculum; may also enable students to complete major or minor requirements in certain situations. Priority is given to language majors and to juniors and seniors.

SPNS 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor.

SPNS 5120. Spanish for Healthcare Professionals. 3 Hours.

Designed for students in healthcare programs who have little or no conversational fluency in Spanish. The goal of this course is primarily to develop speaking and listening skills with a particular focus on medical terminology and to give healthcare students the opportunity to learn the Spanish vocabulary for anatomy and physiology. Provides students with the opportunity to develop basic interviewing skills and the conversational skills necessary to conduct a basic physical exam and take a basic medical case history.

SPNS 5130. Spanish for Healthcare Professionals. 3 Hours.

Assumes that students have an elementary working knowledge of and skills in Spanish. Aims to impart specialized medical terminology in Spanish that can be used in a range of healthcare settings. Offers students an opportunity to expand their Spanish oral skills (speaking and listening) and their Spanish literacy skills (reading and writing). Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

SPNS 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

SPNS 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

SPNS 6320. Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals. 3 Hours.

Seeks to train students who have completed at least one year of elementary Spanish and have a working knowledge of the language to acquire specialized medical terminology in Spanish that can be used in a range of healthcare settings. Provides students with the opportunity to expand their Spanish speaking and listening skills and their reading and writing skills. Through a variety of simulations, students also have an opportunity to develop and enhance interview and conversational skills appropriate to a variety of medical settings. Prereq. One year of elementary Spanish or permission of department.

SPNS 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.