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SPA 301 Spanish Conversation, Diction, and Phonetics

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Spanish or 4 years of high school Spanish.

Course Description: For advanced foreign language students. This course aims at developing a high level of fluency in the spoken language and increasing vocabulary through oral and written exercises. Laboratory required. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

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

3 credits

SPA 302 Advanced Spanish Composition

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Spanish or 4 years of High School Spanish equivalent.

Course Description: A course for those wishing to improve their ability to write correct idiomatic Spanish. The stress is on acquisition of a wider vocabulary and structural understanding of the language. Topics will be selected from literature and culture.

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

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 302 ( Course : SPA 200 to 299. Required Courses: 2. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 303 Advanced Oral and Written Expression

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Spanish or 4 years of High School Spanish.

Course Description: A course for those wishing to improve their ability to speak and write idiomatic Spanish. The stress is on acquisition of correct pronunciation and a wider vocabulary through appropriate oral drills and written exercises.

3 credits

SPA 304 Spanish Translation, Interpretation, and Conversation

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Spanish or 4 years of High School Spanish.

Course Description: A course designed to develop the student's ability to translate from English to Spanish and vice versa. Emphasis will be placed on clear interpretations in both languages. Conversation is encouraged and experience in conversational translation will be provided.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

SPA 305 Spanish for Professional Communication

Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish course.

Revised Course Description: A course designed to develop the skills of business communication in Spanish. Students will be introduced to a great variety of commercial and marketing concepts and terminology, case studies and cultural and geography literacy. This course also includes studies on business practices and cultural differences between managers from Latin America and the United States. Students will be expected to complete a term paper and oral and/or written reports.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 306 Spanish for Professional Communication II

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course.
Conducted in Spanish

Course Description: A continuation of the principles in commercial language and communication skills presented in SPA 305 (formerly SPA 213). In this course the students will be introduced to finance and accounting definitions and terminology, and will continue with additional case studies, and intercultural and geographic literacy. This course also includes a comprehensive study of the structure of NAFTA. Students will be expected to complete a term paper and oral and/or written report.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 310 Introduction to Spanish Culture

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course.

Course Description: A study of the civilizations, history, and cultures of Spain from its origins to the present. Various subtopics include literature, the arts, politics, film, bullfighting, the economy, etc. Course material will be studied through the use of literary and cultural readings, films, slides, music, video, museum visits, and the Internet. Course is conducted in Spanish, final research paper and presentation are required.

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

3 credits

SPA 311 Introduction to Latin American Culture

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course.

Course Description: A study of the multifaceted culture of Latin America, including literary, social, racial, and historical aspects. It is the goal of the course to acquaint the student with comparative views of Latin American cultures. Classroom discussion will be based on readings in the Spanish language.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring and Summer. PLV: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 311 ( Course : SPA 200 to 299. Required Courses: 2. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 312 Cultural Field Studies in Spain

Prerequisite: One 300-level course. Permission of the Instructor is required for registration. Required orientation meeting to be determined.

Course Description: A general view of the customs, lifestyle, language, literature, and history of the Iberian Penninsula. The course involves a combination of readings and personal contact with a target region or regions through on-site visitation. In conjunction with the travel experience, classes, and individual study projects are arranged.

3 credits

SPA 316 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature I

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course

Course Description: A selection of seminal works in prose, poetry and theater by several of Spain's most important and influential writers of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students will read the texts in the original. Term paper required.

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

3 credits

SPA 317 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature II

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: A selection of seminal works in prose, poetry and theater by several of Spain's most important and influential writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students will read the texts in the original. Term paper required.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 317 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 319 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature I

Prerequisite: One 300 level Spanish course
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Course Description: A survey on the major authors of Latin America and their writings. Readings, lectures, written, and oral reports.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

SPA 320 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature II: Dictatorships

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course

Course Description:A survey on the major authors of Latin America and their writings. Readings, lectures, written, and oral reports.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 320 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 321 Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: A survey of the major literary and cultural contributions of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with reading and analysis of appropriate texts. Students will be expected to complete oral and/or written reports.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

SPA 323 Modern Latin American Prose

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course


Course Description: A survey of the work of selected outstanding prose writers starting with the novel of the Mexican Revolution up to the present day. Attention will be given to the long and short narrative and to the essay.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: Fall - Odd years.

3 credits

SPA 332 Golden Age Literature in Spain

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: An in depth study of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, a survey of literary selections from the picaresque and novels of chivalry.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 332 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 337 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish Course.

Updated Course Description: A study of the poetry, prose and drama of the Post-war generation and the contemporary period. Readings from such writers as Lorca, Cela, Laforet, Montero, Pedrero, Buero-Vallejo, and Reverte.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for SPA 337 ( Course : SPA 300 to 399. Required Courses: 1. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Spanish Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

SPA 344 The Short Story and Essay in Spanish America

Prerequisite: One 300 Level Spanish course.

Course Description: The course will focus on the historical development of the short story and essay with an examination of the works of their outstanding authors, especially those of the modern period. Students will be expected to complete a term paper and oral and/or written report.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring. PLV: TBA.

3 credits

SPA 345 Latin American Theatre

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: A study of the modern Latin American drama, its historical roots as well as psychological, sociological, and political undercurrents of the theater.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

SPA 346 Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States

Prerequisite: One 300 Level Spanish course.
Fulfills 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group C.

Course Description: A study of the Hispanic cultural heritage in North America. Emphasis will be given to the influence of the Hispanic in the 20th century American letters, art, music, and film.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

SPA 347 The Culture of Mexico

Prerequisite: One 300-Level Spanish course.

Course Description: This course studies the literature, history, economics and culture of Mexico from its origins to the present. All lectures and classroom discussions will be in Spanish and will be based on selected cultural and literary readings, videos, and films. Students will be expected to complete a term paper and oral and/or written report.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Even years and Summer.

3 credits

SPA 380 Spanish Seminar

Course Description: Seminars are designed to complement the student's knowledge of Spanish literature by either covering material not included in other courses or by investigating in great detail a major author or work.

3 credits

SPA 380E Spanish Seminar: Nobel Prize Winners of Spain and Latin America

Course Description: This course will provide an overview of some of the best writing of contemporary times from Spain and Latin America: the Nobel Prize Winners of Literature. Since the Nobel Prize was initiated in 1902, eleven Hispanic authors have been honored in the field of literature: Jose Echegaray, Jacinto Benavente, Gabriel Mistral, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Miguel Angel Asturias, Pablo Neruda, Vicente Aleixandre, Gabriel Garcia Marques, Jose Camilo Cela, Octavio Paz, and Mario Vargas Llosa.

Course Rotation: NY: Fall, odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 280 Minimum Grade of D and ( SPA 283 Minimum Grade of D or SPA 284 Minimum Grade of D)

SPA 380F Topics: Spanish Seminar: Publishing for the Spanish Speaking World

Course Description:This course will explore book publishing, children’s and adult literature, fiction and non-fiction, with an emphasis on literature for the growing Spanish speaking population within the United States, from evaluating manuscripts to acquisitions, contracts, editorial, design and printed books. Students will get to evaluate manuscripts, make decisions and gain a clear understanding of how the industry works. Whenever possible, we will invite editors, writers and illustrators as well as publishers from the US, Spain, and Latin America.

3 credits

Prerequisites

SPA 303 Minimum Grade of D

SPA 381 Magical Realism in the Literature and Film of Latin America and the Caribbean

Course Description: This course studies the literature and film of Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of Magical Realism. Magical Realism is a transformation of the common and the everyday into the magical and the unreal. It is an art of surprises. We will study the very particular way that Magical Realism functions in the context of Latin America, works we will study many include Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude, Jorge Amado’s Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate.

Course Rotation: NY:Fall

3 credits

SPA 391 Spanish Internship

Course Description: Internship may be arranged in the major or related field with cooperating organizations or companies in the area for a period of eight weeks.

3 credits

SPA 395 Independent Study in Spanish

Prerequisite: One 300 Level Spanish Course.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

1 - 3 credits