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SPN 1111 - Beg Spanish Lang & Cult I ( III ) - 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: placement exam or consent of instructor.


SPN 1112 - Beg Spanish Lang & Culture II ( III ) - 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: placement exam or consent of instructor.


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: Placement exam, SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 1104, SPN 1112


SPN 2102 - Intermediate Spanish II - 4 cr.
Continuation of SPN 2101. Prerequisite: Placement exam, SPN 2101, or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 1104, SPN 2101


SPN 2150 - Intermediate Spanish I - 4 cr.
Intermediate conversational Spanish. Taught as a component of the Semestre en México Program. Prerequisite: SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.


SPN 2514 - Hispanic Poetry - 1 cr.
Description coming soon.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 1104, SPN 2101


SPN 2777 - Topic Spn Lang & Literature - 0-4 cr.
Topics.

Prerequisite Course: SPN 1104


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: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: SPN 2102


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: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.


SPN 3150 - Spanish Conversation - 4 cr.
Intensive conversational Spanish. Taught as a component of the Semestre en México Program. Prerequisite: 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: Previous 3000 level course in Spanish.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 3101, SPN 3102, SPN 3150, SPN 3301, SPN 3303, SPN 3511, SPN 3513, SPN 3514, SPN 3516, SPN 3601, SPN 3602, SPN 3777, SPN 3850, SPN 3901, SPN 3951


SPN 3303 - The Other Americas ( I, II ) - 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.


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: Admission to teacher education program.

Prerequisite Courses: EDU 2800, EDU 2805


SPN 3445 - Spanish Teaching Methods Field - 1 cr.
Provides students with a practical teaching experience in a local elementary, middle, or high school under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

Prerequisite Courses: EDU 2800, EDU 2805


SPN 3513 - Composition/Grammar Review - 4 cr.
Required for the Spanish minor. Intensive review of Spanish grammar, emphasizing composition andwriting. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.


SPN 3514 - Hispanic Poetry - 2 cr.
Opportunity to study the major poets of the Hispanic world. The course deals with a different writer each time it is offered. The international significance of each poet, his/her influence on the Hispanic world and the specific cultural importance of these writers is examined. Prerequisite: SPN 2101 or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: SPN 2102


SPN 3516 - Hispanic Short Stories - 2 cr.
Introduction to literature in Spanish. The course deals with writers from Spain and Spanish America and chiefly from the 20th century. Students will become acquainted with major Spanish-speaking writers and with their way of seeing and depicting the world. Good reading skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.


SPN 3601 - Civilization: Spain - 2 cr.
Overview of the rich history and culture of Spain, beginning with the earliest inhabitants and moving to the 21st century, highlighting major events. Good reading and speaking skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: SPN 2102


SPN 3602 - Civilization: Latin America - 2 cr.
Overview of the rich history and culture of Latin America, primarily of the Spanish-speaking regions. Begins with the native traditions of the Aztec, Mayan and Inca inhabitants and moves to the 21st century, highlighting major events. Good reading and speaking skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.


SPN 3603 - Hispanic Culture in the US - 2 cr.
Students explore the history, culture, and society of Spanish-speaking peoples in the US. Topics such as immigration, acculturation, cultural transformation, and the relationships between Hispanics and non-Hispanic groups in the US are all addressed. Prerequisite: SPN 3601 or SPN 3602, or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 3601, SPN 3602


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: 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: SPN 2101 or SPN 2150 and an approved application to HECUA.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 2101, SPN 2150


SPN 3901 - Hispanic Women Writers - 2 cr.
Examination of Hispanic women writers who best represent their cultures and who explore women's historic roles in the Hispanic world and their efforts to achieve a place in this society.


SPN 3930 - Mitos y leyendas en español - 2 cr.
In this course students will read and analyze myths and legends from the Spanish-speaking world, paying attention to the meanings that myths and legends provide for both individuals and societies. Students practice Spanish listening and speaking skills as they learn the techniques of oral storytelling. Grammar review and vocabulary building are also built into this course.

Prerequisite Course: SPN 2101


SPN 3951 - Masterpieces of Hispanic Lit - 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. Prerequisite: At least one 3000 level course (except SPN 3303) passed with a B average or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 3101, SPN 3102, SPN 3150, SPN 3511, SPN 3513, SPN 3516, SPN 3601, SPN 3602, SPN 3777, SPN 3850, SPN 3901


SPN 3999 - Independent Study - 0-8 cr.
Independent Study.


SPN 4200 - Spanish for the Health Care Pr - 2 cr.
Offers students at the intermediate level of Spanish and enrolled in a health care-related major an opportunity to develop their communicative competency (linguistic and cultural) with regard to practitioner-patient communication within a Latino/Hispanic context. Course taught in Spanish. (Prerequisite: previous 3000 level course in Spanish).

Prerequisite Courses: SPN 3150, SPN 3200, SPN 3301, SPN 3303, SPN 3511, SPN 3513, SPN 3514, SPN 3516, SPN 3601, SPN 3602, SPN 3777, SPN 3850, SPN 3901, SPN 3951


SPN 4555 - Internship - 0-4 cr.
Internship.


SPN 4777 - Topics - 2-4 cr.
Topics.


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