Spanish

Degrees

Classes

SPN 101 : Beginning Spanish I

Fundamentals of grammar with emphasis on oral proficiency. Extensive use of audio and video resources in language lab.

Credits

3

SPN 102 : Beginning Spanish II

Fundamentals of grammar with emphasis on oral proficiency. Extensive use of audio and video resources in language lab.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 101 or equivalent

SPN 201 : Intermediate Spanish I

Review of grammar with emphasis on reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary building, and idiomatic self-expression. Introduction to works of several modern writers.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 102 or equivalent

SPN 202 : Intermediate Spanish II

Review of grammar with emphasis on reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary building, and idiomatic self-expression. Introduction to works of several modern writers.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 102 or equivalent

SPN 300 : Spanish Field Experience

Practical experience for students to establish connections with the Hispanic community in Batesville or in their hometowns, improve their fluency in their target language, and enhance their knowledge of Hispanic culture. Through a conversation partners agreement with UACCB, Spanish students at Lyon will pair up with ESL students of a similar level for language practice throughout the semester or engage in volunteer work interpreting for Hispanic immigrants at local institutions. This course can be repeated with faculty approval. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

Credits

1

SPN 335 : Hispanic Cinema

A selection of major films produced in Spain and Latin America that combines a verbal and visual experience. The course may vary in its selection of films, sometimes offering Peninsular films and at other times Latin American films or a combination of both. Students will learn historical developments of film in Spain and Latin America; analyze films from a critical perspective; and compare films with screenplays, novels, or short stories. This course can serve as either a Peninsular or Latin American advanced elective.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or permission of instructor.

SPN 350 : Methods of Teaching Spanish

Modern methods of instruction in foreign language and culture from middle school through high school with emphasis on materials, planning, and classroom techniques.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor.

SPN 370 : Spanish American Short Story

An examination of the genre of the Latin American short story that alternates by semester between the short stories of the Peruvian Amazon region and the Southern Cone region (Argentina and Uruguay). The course will cover major authors, trends, and works of these respective regions. Taught in Spanish.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 385 : Studies in the Spanish Golden Age and Baroque

An examination of the major texts of the Spanish Golden Age and Baroque. The themes and texts of the course will vary, sometimes focusing on a single writer or genre or a variety of writers and genres during a single period or during both periods.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or permission of instructor.

SPN 405 : Studies in Nineteenth-century Peninsular Literature

An examination of the major texts produced in Spain during the 19th century. The themes and texts of the course will vary, sometimes focusing on Romanticism, Realism, or a selection of writers and genres from both periods.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or permission of instructor.

SPN 406 : Studies in Twentieth-century Peninsular Literature

An examination of the major texts produced in Spain during the 20th century. The themes and texts of the course will vary, sometimes focusing on Spanish Modernism, Vanguard, post-Civil War prose, postmodernism, or a selection of writers and genres from the different periods.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 202 or permission of instructor.

SPN 410 : 20th Century Latin American Prose Fiction

Critical study and analysis of representative works of prose fiction from the distinct periods of 20th- century Latin American prose fiction with emphasis on the “boom” novel since 1940. Taught in Spanish.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

SPN 415 : U.S. Latino Literature

An examination of the literary works written by major authors from the three main Hispanic communities of the U.S.A.: Cuban-American, Mexican-American, and Puerto Rican. Students will read and analyze texts in different genres, such as theater, essay, short story, and novel. Students will write a research paper. Taught in Spanish.

Credits

3

Prerequisites