Spanish (SPN)

SPN 1111 -  Beginning Spanish Language and Culture I   - 4 cr.  

The first semester sequence of beginning Spanish language study. Students learn basic sentence structures and patterns and develop basic oral communication. Focus is on listening and speaking skills.

Prerequisite Courses: placement exam or consent of instructor.
Equivalent Course: SPN 1102
SPN 1112 -  Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II (Foundations : VFWL - World Language)  - 4 cr.  

The second semester sequence of beginning Spanish language study. Students learn more complex structures and continue developing oral communicative abilities with increased emphasis on reading and writing.

Prerequisite Courses: C- or higher in SPN 1111, placement exam or consent of instructor.
Equivalent Course: SPN 1104
SPN 1777 -  Topics in Spanish   - 0-4 cr.  

Topics.

SPN 1999 -  Independent Study   - 0-4 cr.  

Independent Study.

SPN 2101 -  Intermediate Spanish I   - 4 cr.  

Intermediate course that deals with the more sophisticated elements of Spanish grammar and communication. All four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - are emphasized.

Prerequisite Courses: Placement exam, SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.
SPN 2102 -  Intermediate Spanish II   - 4 cr.  

Continuation of SPN 2101.

Prerequisite Courses: Placement exam, SPN 2101, or consent of instructor.
SPN 2150 -  Intermediate Spanish I in Cuernavaca   - 4 cr.  

Intermediate conversational Spanish. Taught as a component of the Semestre en México Program.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.
SPN 2777 -  Topic Spn Lang & Literature   - 0-4 cr.  

Topics.

SPN 2999 -  Independent Study   - 0-4 cr.  

Independent Study.

SPN 3101 -  Advanced Spanish in Context I   - 4 cr.  

This course is part of a two-semester in-depth examination of Spanish grammar with substantial vocabulary building. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all practiced in conjunction with cultural and situational contexts.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3102 -  Advanced Spanish in Context II   - 4 cr.  

This course is part of a two-semester in-depth examination of Spanish grammar with substantial vocabulary building. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all practiced in conjunction with cultural and situational contexts.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3150 -  Spanish Conversation in Cuernavaca   - 4 cr.  

Intensive conversational Spanish. Taught as a component of the Semestre en México Program.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 2012 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3220 -  Conversacion en Espanol   - 2 cr.  

This course focuses on developing speaking skills through analysis and discussion of contemporary texts in Spanish including short films, music, readings (short essays, newspaper articles and short literary works) and current events. Classes will be conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite Courses: Previous 3000 level course in Spanish.
SPN 3303 -  The Other Americas (Integrations : VISS - Social Science)  - 4 cr.  

Cross-listed with LIS 3303. Taught in English. A course designed to introduce the student to the complex issues concerning contemporary Latin America. Students will explore current topics and events from a multi disciplinary point of view.

Equivalent Course: GCL 3303
SPN 3440 -  Spanish Teaching Methods   - 4 cr.  

This course is required for students pursuing a Minnesota K-12 license to teach Spanish. Explores various techniques for teaching Spanish, curriculum development, instructional planning strategies, and assessment of student progress. This course is taken concurrently with SPN 3445.

Prerequisite Courses: Admission to teacher education program.
SPN 3445 -  Spanish Methods Field Experience   - 1 cr.  

Provides students with a practical teaching experience in a local elementary, middle, or high school under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

SPN 3514 -  Hispanic Poetry   - 2 cr.  

Discover the beauty of the Spanish language through poetry. Approach and appreciate cultures of the Spanish speaking world through reading and reciting of works by contemporary and classic authors. Improve interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Spanish.

SPN 3516 -  Hispanic Short Stories   - 2 cr.  

Enter literary worlds created by contemporary and classic Spanish language authors. Expand knowledge of cultural and historical contexts through short stories. Improve interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Spanish.

SPN 3601 -  Civilization: Spain   - 2 cr.  

Journey through the rich history and culture landscapes of Spain. Explore major historical events, philosophical movements, political and economic changes as reflected in such cultural expressions as art, music, dance, cinema, cuisine, literature and current events. Improve interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Spanish.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3602 -  Civilization: Latin America   - 2 cr.  

Journey through the rich history and culture landscapes of Latin America. Explore major historical events, philosophical movements, political and economic changes as reflected in such cultural expressions as art, music, dance, cinema, cuisine, literature and current events. Improve interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Spanish.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3603 -  Hispanic Culture in the US   - 2 cr.  

Explore the histories and cultures of Latinos in the U.S. Through a lens of cultural expressions, consider themes of migration, culture, and identity. Improve interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Spanish.

SPN 3777 -  Topics in Hispanic Culture and Civilization   - 0-4 cr.  

Offers in-depth study of subjects not covered in the general language sequence of the curriculum. Topics chosen will be based on relevance to both the Spanish and the International Studies curricula.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.
SPN 3850 -  Spanish Immersion in Ecuador   - 4 cr.  

This course is HECUA’s Intensive Intermediate Spanish II January-term program in Quito, Ecuador. Students attend intensive intermediate-level Spanish classes, live with a host family, and explore contemporary social, political, and economic issues of Ecuador in an immersion setting. Visits to cultural sites, lectures, and seminars are all conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 2101 or SPN 2150 and an approved application to HECUA.
SPN 3901 -  Hispanic Women Writers   - 2 cr.  

Discover the development, influences, and historical trajectory of literature written by women in Latin America. Critically analyze works from various genres as cultural and literary expressions of women in Latin American cultural contexts. Improve interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Spanish.

SPN 3930 -  Mitos y Leyendas en Español   - 2 cr.  

Enter the world of myths and legends from the Spanish speaking world to explore their cultural and personal significance. Develop and practice oral storytelling techniques. Improve interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Spanish.

SPN 3951 -  Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature   - 4 cr.  

Opportunity to read some of the major literary works written in Spanish. While the content of the course changes periodically, the guiding principle is the inclusion of as much variety as possible from the different genres, historical periods, countries and sub-cultures. Students should have an advanced proficiency level of Spanish for this course; consult the instructor for a proficiency assessment.

SPN 3999 -  Independent Study   - 0-8 cr.  

Independent Study.

SPN 4200 -  Spanish for the Health Care Professions   - 2 cr.  

Develop communicative competency, linguistic and cultural, with regard to practitioner-patient communication within a latinx context. Improve interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills in Spanish.

SPN 4555 -  Internship   - 0-4 cr.  

Internship.

SPN 4777 -  Topics   - 2-4 cr.  

Topics.

SPN 4999 -  Independent Study   - 0-8 cr.  
Prerequisite Courses: Consent of instructor.