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SPANISH

Lower-Division

SPANISH 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4-1-4)(F,S)(DLL). Develops beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers a basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in communicative context. Introduces students to Hispanic culture.

SPANISH 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (4-1-4)(F,S)(DLL). Continues to develop beginning abilities in all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Offers a basic study of grammatical structures and vocabulary in a communicative context. Introduces the student to Hispanic culture. PREREQ: SPANISH 101 or satisfactory placement score.

SPANISH 201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (4-1-4)(F,S)(DLL). Intended to further develop all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Intensive review of fundamentals of structure and vocabulary in a communicative context. Topics for conversation, reading, and writing focus on Hispanic cultures. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 102 or satisfactory placement score.

SPANISH 202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (4-1-4)(F,S)(DLL). Intended to further develop all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Intensive review of fundamentals of structure and vocabulary in a communicative context. Topics for conversation, reading, and writing focus on Hispanic culture. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 201 or satisfactory placement score.

SPANISH 203 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH FOR THE NATIVE OR NEAR-NATIVE SPEAKER (4-1-4)(F/S)(DLL). A course designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability, but with little or no formal training in grammar, reading and writing. Provides introduction to and practice in the formal register in all four skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Topics for conversation, reading and writing focus on U.S. Latino cultures. Students who qualify for this course may not receive credit for SPANISH 202. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 201 or equivalent as determined by placement exam and/or PERM/INST.

Upper-Division

SPANISH 300 SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS (3-0-3)(F,S)(CID). Course content parallel to SPANISH 301, but designed for heritage speakers, native speakers, and students who have spent significant periods of time living in a Hispanic country. A minimum oral proficiency level of Intermediate-High is expected for enrollment in this course. PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or SPANISH 203 or satisfactory placement score or PERM/INST. COREQ: SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 301 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH (3-1-3)(F,S)(CID). Expands ability in all four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening with specific attention to improving interpersonal communication, i.e. exchanging feelings and information and negotiating meaning with one another. Frequent speaking and writing assignments that engage conversational genres of discourse and analysis of contemporary trends in Hispanic culture through a variety of media, including film, news, podcasts, blogs, etc. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or SPANISH 203 or satisfactory placement score or PERM/INST. COREQ: SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 302 SPANISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION (3-0-3)(F,S). Expands ability in all four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening, with specific attention to improving presentational communication, i.e., presentation of information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics. Frequent speaking and writing assignments that engage formal genres of discourse and analysis of contemporary trends in Hispanic culture. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or SPANISH 203 or satisfactory placement score or PERM/INST. COREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301.

SPANISH 304 INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE (3-0-3)(F,S). Develops and expands composition and conversation skills through the use of Hispanic literary terms and forms. A broad introductory course for students wishing to concentrate in culture and literature and for those students who will be teaching at any level. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 307 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS (3-0-3)(F,S). Introduction to the terminology and etiquette of business practice in the Spanish-speaking world. Emphasis on appropriate terminology and structures for business letters and other forms of business communication. This course is highly recommended for students majoring/minoring in international business and for those who wish their Spanish major or minor emphasis to be in business. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302 or PERM/INST.

SPANISH 310 ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY (1-0-1)(F,S). Covers expanded vocabulary that will improve Spanish language communication and builds the necessary vocabulary repertoire for success in upper-division courses. PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or SPANISH 203, or satisfactory placement score or PERM/INST.

SPANISH 311 ADVANCED CONVERSATION (1-0-1)(F,S). Expands listening and speaking skills through intensive conversation. Vocabulary activities designed to strengthen students ability to converse about a variety of topics of general interest. Concurrent enrollment in SPANISH 301 recommended. Course conducted in Spanish. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or SPANISH 203, or satisfactory placement score or PERM/INST.

SPANISH 312 GRAMMAR REVIEW (1-0-1)(F,S). Review of grammar concepts. Topics include ser and estar, preterite/imperfect, present and past subjunctive, and other grammar topics. Concurrent enrollment in SPANISH 301 recommended. Course conducted in Spanish. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or SPANISH 203, or satisfactory placement score or PERM/INST.

SPANISH 320 PORTUGUESE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS (3-1-3)(F)(Even years). Accelerated introduction to the language and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world for speakers of Spanish. Comparison of Spanish and Portuguese syntax and vocabulary. Special emphasis on Portuguese elements that are challenging for Spanish speakers. Practice with reading, writing, speaking, and listening in Portuguese. Class conducted in Portuguese. PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or PERM/INST.

SPANISH 376 SPANISH PENINSULAR CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3-0-3)(F/S). Spanish Peninsular culture and civilization from earliest Iberian beginnings to the present. Special attention given to the impact of Peninsular culture on the Western world. Discussions of topics such as music, economic and business environment, literature, and the Conquest. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 377 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3-0-3)(F,S). Latin American culture and civilization from the Pre-Columbian period to the present. Discussion of topics such as an analysis of historical, political, economic, social, and cultural development in the Spanish-speaking Latin American nations, as well as the impact on the Conquest and its implications for Latin American identity formation and nationhood. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 381 INTRODUCTION TO COURT INTERPRETING (3-0-3)(S). Introduction to the three modes of interpreting: consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translation, as well as ethics, criminal procedure and legal terminology. At the end of the course the Idaho Supreme Court will administer the first phase of the Interpreters’ State Certification exam. PREREQ: ENGL 102, SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 382 SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE (3-0-3)(F,S). In this course, students will learn vocabulary and how to be culturally competent to better serve Spanish-speaking patients in a medical setting. PREREQ: ENGL 102, SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 385 MEXICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3-0-3)(F/S). Mexican American culture and civilization from the conquest of Mexico and the Colonial period of New Spain to the present. Discussion of topics such as Pre-Columbian culture and its relation to Mexican American cultural practices. Analysis of the impact of the Mexican American War and the resulting incorporation of Mexican territory into the United States on Mexican American culture and identity formation from 1848 to the present. Readings may be in English and Spanish. Frequent writing assignments in Spanish. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 403 SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE I (3-0-3)(F). A global survey of the forms and genres of Latin American literature from the Pre-Columbian epoch to Modernism. Analysis of literary texts and the socio-historical circumstances in which they were produced. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. Recommended: SPANISH 377. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 404 SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE II (3-0-3)(S). A global survey of the forms and genres of Latin American literature from Modernism to the present. Analysis of literary texts and the socio-historical circumstances in which they are produced. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. Recommended: SPANISH 377. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 405 SURVEY OF SPANISH PENINSULAR LITERATURE I (3-0-3)(F). A global survey of the forms and genres of Spanish Peninsular literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the Golden Age. Analysis of literary texts and the socio-historical circumstances in which they were produced. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. Recommended: SPANISH 376. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 406 SURVEY OF SPANISH PENINSULAR LITERATURE II (3-0-3)(S). A global survey of the forms and genres of Spanish Peninsular literature from the 18th century to the present. Analysis of literary texts and the socio-historical circumstances in which they were and are produced. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. Recommended: SPANISH 376. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 415 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Internal and external factors that affect the Spanish language, namely, phonology/phonetics, morphology/syntax, as well as the history of the Spanish language and social factors that contribute to the dialectal variation that is represented by Spanish speakers in Spain, Latin America and the U.S.. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 420 TOPICS IN SPANISH LINGUISTICS (3-0-3)(F/S). A focused study of Spanish linguistics organized around a topic in Applied Linguistics, such as sociolinguistics, variations of Spanish spoken in Spain, Latin America, and the U.S., bilingualism, or advanced theories of Second Language Acquisition. Course conducted in Spanish. Topics will vary each time course is taught. May be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor. Recommended: SPANISH 415. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 425 MEXICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). A survey of writings by Mexican American authors. Discussion of topics such as an analysis of Mexican American cultural and identity formation from 1848 to the present as represented in literature. Primary genres and movements, as well as gender issues within the field of Mexican American literature, with special attention given to works produced during or after the Chicano Renaissance (1960s). Frequent writing assignments in Spanish. Course conducted in Spanish. May be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor. Recommended: SPANISH 385. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 430 TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). A focused study of Latin American literature organized around a historical period, a genre, a movement, an author, or a theme. Topics will vary each time the course is taught. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. May be repeated once for credit with PERM/INST. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 440 TOPICS IN SPANISH PENINSULAR LITERATURE (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). A focused study of Spanish Peninsular literature organized around a historical period, a genre, a movement, an author, or a theme. Topics will vary each time the course is taught. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. May be repeated once for credit with PERM/INST. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 450 BASQUE LITERATURE IN SPANISH TRANSLATION (3-0-3)(F/S). Analysis of the evolution of written literature in the Basque Country from the 15th century to the present.

SPANISH 475 LATIN AMERICA TODAY (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). An in-depth analysis of contemporary nonliterary events in Latin America. Discussion includes social and political structure, educational systems, economic and business life, science, theater, arts, music, and recreation. Course conducted in Spanish. Recommended: SPANISH 377. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 476 HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). In-depth analysis and discussion includes social justice and its connection to the legal system plus its effect on social and political stability within Latin America. Course conducted in Spanish. Recommended: SPANISH 377. PREREQ: SPANISH 300 or SPANISH 301, and SPANISH 302.

SPANISH 477 WOMEN’S LITERATURE OF THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD (3-0-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). An introduction to literature written by women in the Spanish-speaking world. All periods, all genres. Discussion of topics such as issues concerning women writers, representation of women in literature, and/or the social and historical climate in which the literature was and is produced. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. May be repeated once for credit with PERM/INST. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 480 ADVANCED BUSINESS SPANISH (3-0-3)(F/S). An in-depth analysis of business etiquette, practices and climate in the Spanish-speaking world. Discussions of topics such as appropriate forms of correspondence, advances in technology, the impact of the social and political climate on business practice, as well as the changing demographics of the Spanish-speaking population in the United States. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 307.

SPANISH 490 TOPICS IN HISPANIC CINEMA (3-2-3)(F/S)(Alternate years). An advanced culture course using films from Hispanic cultures for further refinement of linguistic and analytic skills. Topics will be chosen from Spanish Peninsular, Latin American, and/or U.S. Latino Cinema. Film lab required. Readings will include critical articles on the films and/or literary texts from which films were adapted. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. May be repeated once for credit with PERM/INST. PREREQ: SPANISH 304.

SPANISH 491 BASQUE CINEMA (3-2-3)(F/S). Evolution of cinema in the Basque Country from 1890 to the present, including films produced under the censorship of Franco’s dictatorship, during the transition to democracy, and in the contemporary Basque Country. Film lab required. Readings will include critical articles. Frequent writing assignments. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 202 or 203.

SPANISH 498 SENIOR SEMINAR (3-0-3)(F,S)(FF). A capstone, exit requirement course. Topic chosen by instructor on a rotating basis such as literary, linguistic, and/or social and historical subject matter. Demonstrate proficiency in the written and oral codes by means of a research paper and an expanded oral presentation on the topic of the paper. Frequent writing assignments. Course includes an exit oral proficiency interview. Course conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: SPANISH 403 or SPANISH 404 or SPANISH 405 or SPANISH 406. COREQ: FORLNG 498.

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