All courses are taught in Spanish.
Elementary Spanish I & II – SP 101
For students who have studied little or no Spanish before. This course introduces the foundational elements of the Spanish Language, with a focus on the acquisition of basic communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing) as well as knowledge of Hispanic cultures around the world. (3 credits)
Elementary Spanish II – SP 102
This course is a continuation of SP 101 and further develops conversational skills and grammar knowledge in the Spanish language. (3 credits)
Intermediate Spanish I – SP 201
This course will build conversational and grammatical proficiency with particular attention paid to reading and writing in the language. Cultural and geographic materials on Spain are included. (3 credits).
Intermediate Spanish II – SP 202
Emphasis is on communicative and interactional competence in Spanish by increasing grammatical proficiency, vocabulary knowledge, and conversational skills. Students will expand their knowledge of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures by working with authentic texts and audio-visual materials, and through the production of compositions and oral presentations. (3 credits)
Cultural Introduction to Spain - SP 205
The study of the Culture of Spain helps the student acquire a deep awareness of both the cultural unity and diversity of the people in Spain. Major themes of Spanish culture and thought are presented in historical context and brought to life through guided tours and visit to churches, synagogues, museums, palaces, and many other sites significant to understanding present-day. In addition, survival Spanish and grammar will be introduces according to the student’s level and need. (Taught in English). (3 credits)
Advanced Spanish – SP301
Focus on improving advanced communicative skills through oral presentations and conversational interaction. Taught in Spanish, the course further develops interactional communicative competence in the language with an emphasis on advanced oral production, vocabulary expansion, and accurate grammar and sentence structure. Students will also expand their knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures through spoken interpretation of film, art, literature, and modern media. (3 credits)
Spanish Cultural and Civilization – SP 307
Students are introduced to the general historical and social background upon which the complex reality of present day Spain is built. The course will focus especially on the plurality of cultures – Christian, Hewish, and Muslim – which constituted Medieval Spain and makes Spanish history so unique. This is an advanced Spanish course taught in Spain, suitable for Study Abroad students. (3 credits).
Cinema of Spain – SP 310
An introduction to contemporary Spanish cinema, this course will acquaint with the historical and cultural contexts of Spanish film. Students will explore and analyze the works and artistry of prominent Spanish filmmakers. This class will be taught in Spanish with the goal of increasing fluency in Spanish. (3 credits).
The Way of Saint James – LST 377 or SP 377
This course retraces the steps of pilgrims along one of the major routes of the Medieval pilgrimage: that leading to The Cathedral of St. James, Santiago de Compostela (built between 1078 and 1122) in Galicia, Spain. Students learn about the art, culture, gastronomy, and history of this region in this experiential course. (3 credits).
Spanish Literature and the Performing Arts – SP 410
The aim of this course in to read, analyze and discuss contermporary works of Spanish literature that are also currently being performed in theaters or that have been adapted to screen versions. A major aspects of the course will be to study and compare those plays that are representative of each century. The students will be expected to attend many of the performances. (3 credits).