SPECIAL TOPICS AND SEMINAR COURSES-SPRING 2013

SPN 401 Translation Techniques and Practices

TR 8-9:15 A.M.

SPN 421 Topics in Spanish Literature

TR 3:30-4:45 P.M.

SPN 495 México contemporaneo: Historia y literatura

MWF 11-11:50 A.M.

Spanish Courses

(as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)

SPN 101 - Introductory Spanish I

Credits: 3 Emphasis on achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice; intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken Spanish; reading, writing and basic conversation. For students with one unit or less of high school Spanish.

SPN 102 - Introductory Spanish II

Credits: 3 Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 101. Emphasis on achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice; intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken Spanish; reading, writing and basic conversation.

SPN 120 - Fundamentals of Spanish

Credits: 3 Prerequisite: Appropriate departmental placement test score. Review of the fundamental structure of the language. Aural-oral practice to attain basic active reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. No credit given after the completion of SPN 101, or SPN 102. For students with at least 2 units of high school Spanish.

SPN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I

Credits: 3 Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 102 or SPN 120 pr appropriate placement test score. Emphasis on achievement of an active command of the language. Aural-oral practice; intensive study of the basic patterns of spoken Spanish; reading, writing and conversation.

SPN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

Credits: 3 Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 201 or appropriate placement test score. A review of the grammatical structure of the language. Application of the language in composition, conversation and readings.

SPN 206 - Spanish in the Media

Credits: 3

Prerequisite or corequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 202 Emphasis on development of auditory comprehension skills through intense exposure to authentic video and audio materials. Not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish.

SPN 209 - Spanish Literature in Translation: Topics

Credits: 3

Study of representative works from the literature of Spain. Reading and class discussions in English. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

SPN 210 - Spanish-American Literature in Translation: Topics

Credits: 3

Study of representative works from the literature of Spanish America. Readings and class discussion in English. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

SPN 211 - Spain Today

Credits: 3

An examination of the institutions and social fabric of contemporary Spain as they evolved from traditional roots, including units on history, politics, regional culture, literature, music, art, customs and economic resources. Readings and class discussions in English.  

SPN 212 - Latin America Today

Credits: 3

An examination of the institutions and social fabric of contemporary Latin America as they evolved from traditional roots, including units on history, politics, indigenous cultures, literature, music, art customs, and economic resources. Readings and class discussions in English.  

SPN 215 - Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual Speakers

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Placement testing. An introduction to the grammatical structure of the language designed for students whose home language is Spanish (in lieu of SPN 202 ). Application of the language in composition, conversation, and reading (fiction and non-fiction) with the goals of applying effective reading techniques and strategies, increasing vocabulary, and improving general and oral communication skills. Analysis of linguistic variation as it pertains to Spanish in its U.S. context and abroad. 

SPN 294 - Spanish Study Abroad I

Credits: 1- 6

Lower division level of special topics relating to the Spanish-speaking world taken abroad from UNCW faculty or as transfer credit. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.  

SPN 302 - Reading Strategies for Spanish

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C’ or better in SPN 202 or appropriate placement test score. Emphasis on reading (fiction and non-fiction) with the goals of applying effective reading techniques and strategies, increasing vocabulary, and improving general reading and oral communication skills.  

SPN 303 - Spanish Conversation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C’ or better in SPN 302 or SPN 315 , or appropriate placement test score. Intensive training in spoken Spanish.

SPN 305 - Spanish Composition

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” of better in SPN 302 or SPN 315, or co-requisite of SPN 303. Intensive training in written Spanish.

SPN 306 - Advanced Grammar

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 302 or SPN 315 . Grammatical forms and usage.

SPN 307 - Phonetics

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 302 or SPN 315 . Various speech phenomena; practice in phonetic transcription, pronunciation, and intonation.

SPN 308 - Hispanic Linguistics

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 307 . Introduction to Hispanic phonology, morphology, syntax, dialectology, bilingualism, and sociolinguistics.

SPN 310 - Business Spanish

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 305 . Designed for students who need familiarization with the terminology necessary for the fields of economics, business, accounting, natural sciences and others. Business correspondence in Spanish and the currency systems of the Spanish-speaking countries are included.

SPN 311 - Spanish Civilization

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 305 . Geographical, historical and cultural aspects of Spain.

SPN 312 - Spanish-American Civilization

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 305 . Geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Spanish America.

SPN 315 - Intermediate Spanish for Bilingual Speakers II

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: SPN 215 or placement by testing. An introduction to the grammatical structure of the language designed for students whose home language is Spanish (in lieu of SPN 302 ). Application of the language in composition, conversation, and reading (fiction and non-fiction) with the goals of applying effective reading techniques and strategies, increasing vocabulary, and improving general and oral communication skills. Analysis of linguisitc variation as it pertains to Spanish in its U.S. context and abroad.

SPN 321 - Introduction to Spanish Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 305 . Selected readings covering the main currents of Spanish literature; emphasis on textual analysis and criticism in classroom discussions; oral and written reports.

SPN 322 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 305 . Selected readings covering the main currents of Spanish-American Literature; emphasis on textual analysis and criticism in classroom discussions; oral and written reports.

SPN 323 - Introduction to US Latino Literature and Culture

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 305 . Selected readings from the literature of Latino communities in the United States; emphasis on textual analysis and criticism in classroom discussions; oral and written reports.

SPN 385 - Introduction to Spanish Cinema

Credits: 3

(FST 388) Analysis of representative films by Spanish directors including Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura, Pedro Almodovar and Bigas Luna, as well as a discussion of recent cinematic works by filmmakers of the younger generation. Films represent a diversity of styles, periods and genres. Course conducted in English.

SPN 394 - Spanish Study Abroad II

Credits: 1- 6

Junior-level designation for non-catalogue courses offered by a department abroad. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.

SPN 401 - Translation Techniques and Practices

Credits: 3

(SPN 501) Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 303 or SPN 315 , and SPN 306 and one additional Spanish course at 300 level or above; and native or near-native command of written English. Translation of various kinds of texts and documents. Practical application of translation theory and development of strategies for solving predictable translation problems.

SPN 405 - Advanced Conversation and Composition

Credits: 3

(SPN 505) Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 305 . Emphasis on spoken Spanish and essay writing.

SPN 411 - Topics in Spanish Civilization

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: SPN 311 or equivalent. Advanced study in geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Spain. Topics will focus on specific time periods, geographic areas, or cultural phenomena. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

SPN 412 - Topics in Spanish-American Civilization

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: SPN 312 or equivalent. Advanced study in geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Spanish America. Topics will focus on specific time periods, geographic areas, or cultural phenomena. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

SPN 421 - Topics in Spanish Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: SPN 321 or equivalent. Study of representative Spanish authors, literary movements, and genres. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.

SPN 422 - Topics in Spanish-American Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: SPN 322 or equivalent. Study of representative Spanish-American authors, literary movements, and genres. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.  

SPN 485 - Seminar in Spanish Cinema

Credits: 3

(FLL 480, FRH 485, FST 480, GER 485) Prerequisite: A 300-level course in Spanish. Advanced study of a selected topic in Spanish cinema. May be repeated under a different subtitle. Course conducted in English.

SPN 490 - Service Learning and Research

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: SPN 302 or SPN 315, and SPN 305, and junior or senior standing. Study of the Spanish-speaking population in a specific region. Each student will complete 30 volunteer hours with a local agency that works with the Spanish-speaking community. A research project related to the Spanish-speaking population of a specific region or community is also required.

SPN 491 - Directed Individual Study

Credits: 1- 3

Prerequisite: Overall GPA of at least 2.00, junior or senior standing, and consent of instructor, department chair and dean. Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. For further information, consult the Directed Individual Studies section in this catalogue.

SPN 494 - Spanish Study Abroad III

Credits: 1- 6

Upper division level of specialized topics relating to the Spanish-speaking world taken abroad from UNCW faculty or as transfer credit. Course may be repeated under different subtitles.

SPN 495 - Seminar in Hispanic Studies

Credits: 1- 3

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in SPN 321 or SPN 322 . Cooperative study of a selected topic under the direction of departmental faculty. Research, informal presentations, reports, discussion. May be repeated under a different subtitle.

SPN 496 - Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: SPN 305 , SPN 306 , and SPN 307 . Advanced study of Hispanic Linguistics. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.

SPN 498 - Internship in Spanish

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: Junior standing, completion of at least 12 hours of course work in SPN at the 300 or 400 level, and consent of instructor. Program of work and study conducted within an agency and/or setting that provides practical experience with observation and application of foreign language skills.  

SPN 499 - Honors Work in Spanish

Credits: 2- 3

Prerequisite: Eligibility for honors program and senior standing. Independent study for honors students.


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