Course Descriptions

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Spanish, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

SPAN: Spanish

Students cannot take language courses out of sequence. Once a student successfully completes a Spanish language course, they can no longer enroll in a course that is below the level of the last course that has been completed. SPAN 150 is excluded from these restrictions. Students who have successfully completed Spanish 12 with a minimum of 70% must enrol in Spanish classes at the 200 level. Students should consult an advisor to ensure that they are enrolling in a level-appropriate Spanish language course.


SPAN 101 (3) Beginners' Spanish I
Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Corresponds to the first half of level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
SPAN 102 (3) Beginners' Spanish II
Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. Completes level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Prerequisite: Either (a) a score of 70% or higher in Spanish 11 or (b) SPAN 101.
SPAN 201 (3) Advanced Beginners' Spanish I
Grammar, introduction to composition, oral practice, and reading. Corresponds to the first half of level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Prerequisite: Either (a) a score of 70% or higher in Spanish 12, or (b) SPAN 102.
SPAN 202 (3) Advanced Beginners' Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 201. Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Completes level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Prerequisite: SPAN 201.
SPAN 301 (3) Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Corresponds to the first half of level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Prerequisite: SPAN 202.
SPAN 302 (3) Intermediate Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 301. Intermediate grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Completes level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 303 (3) Conversational Spanish
Development of speaking and listening skills through active learning activities and discussions about a variety of topics that may include social media, streaming programs, movies, and current events. Corresponds to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: SPAN 202.
SPAN 308 (3/6) d Topics in Hispanic Cinema
In English. Films will be subtitled. Available for credit towards a Minor in Spanish, and Major in Languages, with instructor's permission for students who undergo evaluation in Spanish. With different topics, this course may be taken more than once for credit. Credit will only be granted for up to a maximum of 6 credits of SPAN 280 and SPAN 308.
SPAN 312 (3) Spanish and English in Contrast
Linguistic analysis of the similarities and differences between Spanish and English. The sound systems and the formation of words and sentences will be compared. Difficulties for second-language learning will also be discussed.
Corequisite: SPAN 301
SPAN 315 (3) Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and linguistic variation. Not offered every year. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 320 (3) Spanish American Short Story
An understanding and analysis of literary texts through selected authors and short stories from Spanish America.
SPAN 380 (3/9) d Selected Studies in Spanish
Topics in Spanish or Spanish American language, literature, culture, or linguistics.
Corequisite: SPAN 301 or permission of the instructor.
SPAN 401 (3) Advanced Spanish I
Advanced grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Corresponds to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or equivalent
SPAN 402 (3) Advanced Spanish II
Advanced grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Corresponds to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Prerequisite: SPAN 401.
SPAN 407 (3) Development of the Spanish Language
Origin, development, and spread of the Spanish language from the Roman Empire to the Modern Era.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301 and one of SPAN 312, SPAN 315, SPAN 442.
SPAN 419 (3) Introduction to Translation and Interpretation from Spanish to English
General aspects of translation and interpretation. Theory and practice.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 425 (3) Introduction to Translation and Interpretation from English to Spanish
General aspects of translation and interpretation. Theory and practice.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 441 (3) Spanish Applied Linguistics
Application of linguistic studies in the second-language classroom.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 442 (3) The Sounds of Spanish
An exploration of the sounds and sound patterns of Spanish through the use of video, audio recordings, music and texts. Focus will be on the analysis and practice of Spanish pronunciation, including Spanish of the Americas and Peninsular Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.
SPAN 495 (3/9) d Directed Studies
Topics in Peninsular Spanish or Spanish American literature, culture, language, and linguistics.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and permission of the department required.

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