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SPA 263 Spanish for Native Speakers

Prerequisite: The ability to speak and understand Spanish at near-native fluency and the ability to write at a basic level in Spanish. Not open to students who have taken SPA 101 or SPA 102. Students without any writing experience should take SPA 101 and SPA 102. Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description:A course in language skills designed to meet the needs of native Spanish speakers. A review of the fundamentals of grammar, use of the accent mark, expansion of vocabulary, and correct pronunciation. Emphasis will be placed on developing strong writing skills. Students will be introduced to intermediate cultural and literary texts.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 280 Intensive Review of Spanish

Prerequisite: SPA 102 or 3 years of high school Spanish. Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description: This course is designed to bring students at an elementary level of proficiency in Spanish into the intermediate level of proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding as well as to fostering cultural awareness.

Course Description: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer. PLV: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 280 ( Course : SPA 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 30 to 31) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 281 Intermediate Spanish I

Prerequisite: SPA 102 or 3 years of high school Spanish.

Course Description: A review and expansion of the principles learned in the first year of Spanish. Greater emphasis will be placed on reading and writing skills. Based on readings to texts related to contemporary cultural issues, the student will enhance his knowledge of the language and the culture.

Course Description: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 102 Minimum Grade of D

SPA 282 Intermediate Spanish II

Prerequisite:SPA 280 or equivalent.

Course Description:A review and expansion of the principles learned in the first year of Spanish. Greater emphasis will be placed on reading and writing skills. Based on readings to texts related to contemporary cultural issues, the student will enhance his knowledge of the language and the culture.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 280 Minimum Grade of D

SPA 283 Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Prerequisite: SPA 280 or 4 years of high school Spanish. Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description: An intermediate level course for students who possess a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the language and who wish to improve their conversational ability to communicate effectively.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 283 ( Course : SPA 280 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 40 to 41) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 284 Intermediate Spanish Composition

Prerequisite: SPA 280 or 4 years of high school Spanish.

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or Area of Knowledge III. Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description: An intermediate level course for students who possess a solid foundation in Spanish and who wish to improve their writing skills. Students will be expected to complete a series of compositions written in Spanish.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, Spring, and Summer. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 284 ( Course : SPA 280 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 40 to 41) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 285 Intermediate Spanish for Business

Course Description: An intensive, intermediate-level course for the student interested in learning Spanish in the context of the business world. The purpose is to further develop practical language skills and introduce students to vocabulary and business practices of the Hispanic world.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

3 credits