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

Crosslist Course: SPN 1102


SPN 1112 - Beg Spanish Lang & 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: placement exam or consent of instructor.

Crosslist 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: Placement exam, SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: SPN 1112


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

Prerequisite Course: 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 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 in Cuernavaca - 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 3513, SPN 3516, SPN 3602, SPN 3777, SPN 3850, SPN 3901


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.

Crosslist 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: Admission to teacher education program.

Prerequisite Courses: EDU 2800, EDU 2805


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.

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.
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.

Prerequisite Course: SPN 2102


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: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite Course: SPN 2102


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: 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.

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.
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.

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 3513, SPN 3516, 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.
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.

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.