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SPA 110 - Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish I
Prerequisite: None

A multi-media approach to learning Spanish using video, audio tapes, computer software, and the laboratory. This course introduces students to Hispanic cultures as they acquire basic skills in the language.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Language

SPA 111 - Introductory Spanish II
Introductory Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPA 110

Continuation of SPA 110: Introductory Spanish I.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Language

SPA 113 - Career Spanish I
Career Spanish I
Prerequisite: None
Note: SPA 113/114 fulfills college entrance requirement

Course designed for those in medical field, business, law enforcement, social work, and teaching. Textbook covers basic grammar of regular beginner's course, accompanied by workbooks and tapes (with vocabulary, dialogues and exercises) on each of above fields.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Language

SPA 114 - Career Spanish II
Career Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPA 113

Note: SPA 113/114 fulfills college entrance requirement Continuation of SPA 113: Career Spanish I.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Language

SPA 1XX - Spanish Elective
Spanish Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SPA 210 - Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish I
Prerequisites: Two Years of HS Spanish or SPA 111 Or SPA 113

Using a multi-media approach, students review and refine skills in Spanish as they continue to learn about the Hispanic world.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Language

SPA 211 - Intermediate Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPA 210

Continuation of SPA 210: Intermediate Spanish I.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, Language

SPA 213 - Continuing Spanish Career I
Continuing Spanish For Careers I
Prerequisite: None

Course is designed for students who have studied basic Spanish grammar and want to expand on these skills while acquiring specific vocabulary and knowledge pertaining to the following careers: social services, medical services, teaching, law enforcement, business. Emphasis is on conversation. Students will prepare skits for videotaping as part of their midterm and final exams.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Language

SPA 214 - Continuing Spanish Career II
Continuing Spanish for Careers II
Prerequisite: SPA 213

Continuation of SPA 213: Continuing Spanish for Careers I.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Language

SPA 2XX - Spanish Elective
Spanish Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SPA 310 - Advanced Spanish I
Advanced Spanish I
Prerequisite: SPA 210/211 or Consent of Instructor

Course will offer an intensive grammar review within a proficiency based context. Emphasis will be on task-performance, supplemented by multi-media materials and practice in the language laboratory.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Language

SPA 311 - Advanced Spanish II
Advanced Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPA 310 or Consent of Instructor

Course will continue to offer an intensive grammar review within proficiency-based context. Emphasis will be on task-performance, supplemented by multi-media materials and practice in the language laboratory.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Language

SPA 312 - Span Conversation/Composition
Spanish Conversation And Composition
Prerequisite: SPA 310 and SPA 311

The objective of this course will be to engage in debates and conversation that will enhance not only language abilities, but also reasoning and persuasion. All students will be encouraged to form and to express well-grounded opinions, both orally and in writing. Throughout the course, we will analyze not only the content of the readings, but also their rhetorical structure, paying particular attention to new vocabulary, grammatical patterns, and linguistic nuances. Note: May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

SPA 313 - Conversation And Comp II
Spanish Conversation & Composition II
Prerequisite: SPA 310 & SPA 311

The objectives of this course will be to engage in debates and conversation that will enhance not only linguistics abilities, but also reasoning and persuasion. Writing assignments will emphasize use of brainstorming and refinement of point of view. Note: May be repeated for credit with a change of content.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Middle Level Writing Intensive

SPA 315 - Spanish/Spanish-Speaking Stds
Spanish For Spanish-Speaking Students
Prerequisite: None

Note: Taught in Spanish.
May be repeated for credit with change in content.
Designed to improve command of the language by native speakers. Grammar, composition and readings on Hispanic literature and culture. (may substitute for 310 or 311)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 316 - Spanish Civilization
Spanish Civilization
Prerequisite: SPA 310-311 or Consent of Instructor

Study of development of Spanish culture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 318 - Latin American Civilization
Latin American Civilization
Prerequisite: SPA 310-311 or Consent of Instructor

Study of development of Latin American culture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 319 - Hispanic Culture Through Film
Hispanic Culture Through Film
Prerequisite: None

Elective course for the Film Studies minor. Exposure to Hispanic culture through the viewing and analyzing of a selection of critically acclaimed films from Latin America and Spain, shown in their original language versions, with English subtitles, and covering a wide range of topics. STUDENTS MAJORING IN SPANISH MUST SUBMIT THE WRITTEN WORK IN SPANISH.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T1A-Arts in Context

SPA 320 - Spanish Literature I
Spanish Literature I
Prerequisite: SPA 310, 311, and 312 or 313, or Consent of Instructor

Introduction to Hispanic literature in historical-cultural perspective. Students taking this course to meet the writing intensive requirement in the Spanish major must enroll in SPA 320, not LAS 320.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive

SPA 321 - Spanish Literature II
Spanish Literature II
Prerequisite: SPA 312 or 313 and 320 or Consent of Instructor

A survey of Spanish literature in historical-cultural perspective. Students taking this course to meet the writing intensive requirement in the Spanish major must enroll in SPA 321, not LAS 321.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive

SPA 323 - Readings Latin Amer Literature
Readings In Latin American Literature
Prerequisite: SPA 320 or Consent of Instructor

Note: This course may be repeated for credit with change in topic.
Course will emphasize theme, style and society in the works of Latin American authors. Taught in English or Spanish.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2

SPA 335 - Border Cultures
Border Cultures & Shifting Frontiers
Prerequisite: LAC Student with T1A, T1LT, T1H or T1SS course or GER student

The surge in immigration and the constant shuffle of ideas and goods along the United States and Mexico border (following the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994) fueled the dreams, hopes, and fears associated with open markets, porous borders, and the coexistence of diverse societies. Drawing on a variety of texts, including Iberian, Latin American, and Latino literature, history, and film, in this course we investigate the issues arising from social interactions along borders and boundaries of various types. These issues encompass, though are not limited to religious, linquistic, gendered, and sexual differences. Among the course texts are included accounts of the interactions between Christian and Muslim Iberians and Spanish soldiers and Amerindian societies. The readings will also include landmark writings by Chicana authors, and contemporary novels about the impact of narco-culture on the production of gendered identities and the relation between humans and the environment. Novels and short stories include the work of Roberto Bolano (2666: A Novel), J. Pablo Villalobos (Down the Rabbit Hole), and Carlos Fuentes (The Crystal Frontier). Other texts studied include film, documentaries, and music. This course is taught in English.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

SPA 356 - America Latina
America Latina: Estrucura, Cambio Y Desarrollo
Prerequisite: None

Analysis of the development of economic, social, and political structure.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 365 - Hispanic Studies: Select Topic
Hispanic Studies: Selected Topics
Prerequisite: None

Note: This course may be repeated for credit with change in topic. Selected topics in literature, language and culture. Taught in English or Spanish.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 3XX - Spanish Elective
Spanish Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

SPA 401 - Phonetics
Phonetics
Prerequisite: SPA 310-311 or Consent of Instructor

Course designed to make student aware of intonation patterns and sound differences between English and Spanish to diagnose and correct individual speech problems. Includes laboratory work.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 402 - Syntax
Syntax
Prerequisite: SPA 310-311 or Consent of Instructor

Designed to increase student's grammatical proficiency emphasizing the unique features of Spanish grammar. Will stress composition aimed at accuracy of expression.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 403 - Spanish/English Translation
Spanish/English Translation
Prerequisite: SPA 311 or SPA 315 or consent of instructor; LAC student with two Tier II courses or GER student

SPA 403 is an introduction to the art and science of translation, in particular, from Spanish into English. As background, we will read about the history and development of translation into a specialized field. We start with an overview of the translator's task. We will then look into different approaches to translation, paying specila attention to the elements that comprise a text, in order to distinguish between form and meaning, implicit meaning, and literal vs. figurative senses. Note: This course may be repeated for credit with change in readings.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

SPA 430 - Methd Teach Foreign Lang K-12
Methods Of Teaching Foreign Language K-12
Prerequisite: None

Course designed to introduce student to current methodologies (K-12) with special emphasis given to the proficiency-oriented classroom. Emphasis placed on rapidly changing contemporary pedagogy. Course includes readings taught in English, awareness of professional journals and organizations, observation of FL classes, and a class project.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 470 - Global Travel Prep
Global Travel Preparation
Prerequisites: None

This course provides the foundation for educational travel to Spain or a country in Latin America through a general introduction to the history and culture of the country to be visited.

1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 471 - Voyages in Hispanic Studies
Voyages in Hispanic Studies: International Travel Course
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: SPA 470

Voyages in Hispanic Studies is an international travel course offering an in-depth perspective of the culture and history of Spain or a select Latin America country. The course includes visits to historical sites, museums, and other cultural sites. Trips normally last eight to ten days. particular itineraries, travel dates, and arrangements vary each time the course is offered. SPA 470 must be taken in the same session. SPA 471 may be repeated wiht a different itinerary, but only three credits of SPA 471 may be applied toward the Spanish major.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Independent study in literature or linguistics.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 490 - Internship
Internship
Prerequisite: Department approval.

Students serve as aides, usually in first and second year classes. Objective is to give students practical experience in a classroom setting.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 492 - Directed Study
Directed Study
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor



1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 493 - Community Field Experience
Field Experience
Written Consent required from Dean, Dept. Chair, Instructor



1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 495 - Field Experience
Field Experience
Prerequisite: Approval of Department

Note: Open only to advanced students with Dept. approval.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 12.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Instruction

World Language and Cultures Department

SPA 4XX - Spanish Elective
Spanish Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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