All courses are taught in Spanish.
Elementary Spanish I & II – SP 101 – SP102
This course will introduce the foundational elements of the Spanish language, including basic grammar. (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
This course will build conversational and grammatical proficiency with particular attention to spoken language. Cultural and geographic materials on Spain are included. (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
Further development of communicative competencies in the Spanish language will be the focus of this course. Films, videos, interactive activities and a range of readings will provide the basis for written assignments and classroom discussions. (3 credits).
Spanish Cultural and Civilization – SP 307
This course is designed to give students an awareness of both the cultural unity and the heterogeneity of the peoples of Spain. Principle themes of Spanish culture and thought are presented in their historical contexts – with visits to related sites in Madrid and its surroundings – to prompt reflection on the past in order to better comprehend the present reality of Spain. (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, analyzem 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).