Introduction to basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary, designed to acquaint the student with the essentials of oral and written Spanish.
Further study of Spanish grammar and vocabulary; emphasis on oral communication; reading of various materials in Spanish with the aim of understanding the meaning, enlarging the vocabulary and using Spanish for communication.
A continuation of SPAN161, with emphasis on vocabulary relevant to work in criminal justice.
Intensive review of grammar and further vocabulary development. Emphasis on composition and conversation based on the reading of Spanish texts and newspapers.
Conducted as much as possible in Spanish with the primary aim of dealing fluently with basic conversation situations.
Students admitted by the faculty of the Spanish Department will take a variety of classes at an accredited institution in a Spanish-speaking country. Students will spend and minimum of 30 hours per week in class. They will also be required to visit sites for archaeological, historical and cultural importance. The students' work and progress will be monitored and evaluated by the LSSU Spanish Department in cooperation with the foreign institution. *Credit for this course may be applied to fulfill the requirements for a Spanish major or a Spanish minor. This course cannot be repeated.
Acquisition of advanced skills in composition, grammar, reading and conversation, using media and readings related to the Hispanic world.
This course is designed to improve writing skills in Spanish through extensive and intensive reading of Spanish and Spanish American fiction.
Class assignments and readings provide the basis for in-class discussion at post-intermediate level. Students will be given the opportunity to practice vocabulary and grammar structures in life-like situations and contexts.
Class is a survey course of Spanish-American literature from the Spanish Conquest to 1880. It will cover readings from diverse genres and periods, beginning with an examination of precolumbian indigenous texts and ending with an overview of the development of modernism.
Elective survey course of Spanish-American literature from 1880 to present day. It will cover readings from diverse genres and periods, beginning with an examination of modernismo and culminating with selections from prominent recent literary works.
The class will focus on the study of selected 19th and 20th Century Spanish peninsular novels. Theme and content of course may vary from semester to semester. With the instructor's permission, this course may be repeated, and students may acquire up to six hours of credit for SPAN401.
This class will focus on the study of selected Spanish-American novels. Theme and content of course may vary from semester to semester. With the instructor's permission, this course may be repeated, and students may acquire up to six hours of credit for SPAN402.
This course will focus on the study of the history and culture of Spanish-America. The textbook will be supplemented with additional collateral readings; students will prepare both oral and written reports in Spanish on various assigned topics throughout the semester.
This course will focus on the study of the history and culture of Spain. The textbook will be supplemented with additional collateral readings; students will prepare both oral and written reports in Spanish on various assigned topics throughout the semester.
This course will examine the post-WWII development of Chicano culture in the southwestern United States as reflected through literature and the fine arts. Students will read a broad spectrum of popular Mexican-American literary works from 1945 to present day.
The content of this elective course will vary from semester to semester. Students may repeat SPAN490 once, and in so doing, acquire up to six hours credit for their degree plan with this class. Areas of study will include, but not be limited to, specific genres, periods, authors and literary movements.