Modern Language Courses: Fall 2021



Literature in Translation

FLIT 200: Literature in Translation: Crisis of Identity in the 20th Century

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. The horror of the inequities between rich and poor, powerful and powerless, perpetrators and victims, is the most obvious manifestation of a profound crisis of identity that stems from industrialization and the growth of the nation states in the19th and early 20th centuries. This course will examine the theme of identity and marginalization through the films and the major works of literature of the pre and post-war period. Offered As Needed. (UG)



French

FRE 101: Elementary French I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of French through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write French. Prerequisite: No previous language experience or 1-2 years of middle or high school language study. (UG)


FRE 102: Elementary French II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of French through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write French. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Elementary Language I study, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 101. (UG)


FRE 105: Intermediate French for Professional Communication I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in French in professional situations. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Elementary Language II, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 102. (UG)


FRE 106: Intermediate French for Professional Communication II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in French in professional situations. The specific areas covered may include Social Services, Education, Health-related professions, Travel and Tourism, Banking and Finance, and Law Enforcement. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Intermediate Language I with an average of 85% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 105. (UG)


FRE 207: French Conversation and Composition I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. The course is intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media is used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 208: French Conversation and Composition II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. The course is intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media is used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 220: Introduction to Literature in French

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. The course will introduce students to a variety of genres, time periods and authors of literature in French from France and the Francophone world. Focus will be on short stories, drama, poetry and the novella. While all work will be done in French, the pace will be appropriate for a student's initial experience with literature in the language. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 233: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of French literature. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 106-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 234: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of French or Francophone culture. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE106-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG) (UG)


FRE 235: Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore the field of French linguistics. The course is delivered in the French language. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits in French studies at the 200-level or higher. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Offered as Needed. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 240: Grammar and Culture Workshop I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in French. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the French-speaking world. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor.Offered As Needed. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 250: Grammar & Culture Workshop II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A continuation of FRE 240 Grammar and Culture Workshop I. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in French. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the French-speaking world. Pre-requisites: FRE 106, 4 years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG) (UG)


FRE 299: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previous development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Three credits French 200 level course or permission of instructor. Offered as Needed. (UG)


FRE 307: Survey of French Literature I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course broadens the student's awareness of the developments of French literature. It provides a literary background for the religious, historical and political growth of the French nation. It fosters critical and creative thinking in French, and will enable the student to compare French literary trends with those of other nations. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 308: Survey of French Literature II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfils core competency: Affective Awareness; Writing Intensive; This course broadens the student's awareness of the developments of French literature. It provides a literary background for the religious, historical and political growth of the French nation. It fosters critical and creative thinking in French, and will enable the student to compare French literary trends with those of other nations. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed. (UG)


FRE 312: Advanced French Grammar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfils core competency: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving. The more difficult concepts of French grammar will be analyzed in order to increase the student's ability to use them correctly in both the written and spoken language. Prerequisite: FRE 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 315: French Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The study of all the elements which combine to form the French nation. This course will include contemporary culture and norms as well as the traditional civilization components of historical, religious, economic, literary and artistic trends. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 326: Advanced Conversation in French

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course will focus on oral expression, giving the student the opportunity to hear and speak French exclusively in both directed and spontaneous conversations. Extensive use of French media is included. Prerequisite: Three credits FRE 106. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 333: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of French literature. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 334: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of French or Francophone culture. Prerequisite: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


FRE 335: Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore the field of French linguistics. The course is delivered in the French language. Prerequisites: FRE 106, or four years high school French, or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Offered as Needed. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


FRE 398: International Experiential Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

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FRE 399: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisite: 3 credits in French at the 300 level. (UG)


FRE 420: Methods and Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the fundamental principles and practices of language learning theories and language instruction to prepare for work with and assessment of learners in various learning environments. Prerequisite: FRE 300-level or higher or permission of instructor, upper division status in Adolescent Certification French program. Offered As Needed. (UG)


FRE 442: Senior Project Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

Each Modern Language major must complete a senior project as one of the requirements for graduation. In this course, which must be taken in the junior year, students select the topic for research and make substantial progress on researching the senior project under the direction of Modern Language faculty members. Students are required to: submit a polished research proposal, submit an annotated bibliography, and present the research proposal to the class and faculty orally. Students may not enroll in FRE 443 Senior Project until FRE 442 is passed. Note: ALL 443 projects must reflect work completed in 442; substantial changes in topic or content may require a student to repeat 442 before enrolling in 443. Prerequisite: All junior majors must register for this course. This preparation course for the Senior Project is required of all majors and must be taken in the junior year. (UG)


FRE 443: Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. The French major will complete this 3 credit project that demonstrates mastery of the language in the context of literary or cultural studies or professional applications. The project may be a traditional thesis on a literary or cultural topic, or it may reflect the student's involvement in professional or volunteer work in the language. The project will normally require a significant research base culminating in the submission of an extensive written report and presentation at the Academic Festival. Prerequisite: Successful completion of FRE 442. Note: ALL 443 projects must reflect work completed in 442; substantial changes in topic or content may require a student to repeat 442 before enrolling in 443. (UG)


FRE 499: Service Learning in French

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in French in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously development project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. This course may be taken up to three times for credit. Prerequisites: Three credits FRE 300 level course or permission of instructor. (UG)



Language

LNG 309 : Language in Society

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course introduces students to the field of sociolinguistics, examining the relationship between language and society on a national and global level through the examination of social factors such as age, gender, educational level, social class, race, and the like. Topics include: monolingualism to multilingualism; language contact, prestige and change; diglossia and code switching; language identity, language socialization and language ideology; consequences for educational policy and practice. Offered As Needed. (UG)


LNG 335 : Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore the field of linguistics. The course is delivered in the English language. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits at the 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Offered as Needed (UG)


LNG 415 : 2nd Lang Acquisition/Applied Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Contextual Integration. This course examines the processes of language learning from linguistic, psychological, and social perspectives. While it address native language acquisition, the focus is on second language acquisition. The underlying assumptions of the three perspectives will be examined from a research vantage point as well as from the perspectives of the language teaching professional. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits at the 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. (UG)



Spanish

SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of Spanish through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Spanish. Prerequisite: No previous language experience or 1-2 years of middle or high school language study. (UG) Modality: face-to-face, hybrid, online. (UG)


SPA 102: Elementary Spanish II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A study of the basic grammar and vocabulary of Spanish through oral and written drills designed to develop the ability to understand, speak, read and write Spanish. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Elementary Language I study, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 101. (UG) Modality: face-to-face, hybrid, online. (UG)


SPA 105: Intermediate Spanish for Professional Communication I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in Spanish in professional situations. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Elementary Language II, or 3-4 years of high school language study, with an average of 80% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 102. (UG) Modality: face-to-face, hybrid, online. (UG)


SPA 106: Intermediate Spanish for Professional Communication II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. After a brief review of basics, the student continues to develop communicative ability in Spanish in professional situations. Prerequisite: Credit for college level Intermediate Language I with an average of 85% or above. Passing grade in Daemen College 105. (UG) Modality: face-to-face, hybrid, online. (UG)


SPA 110: Spanish for the Health Professions I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Effective communication is critical in Health Care fields. Providers with linguistic and intercultural competence are poised to elicit the required information for better diagnosis and treatment. Linguistic and intercultural competence helps to establish better provider-patient relationships thus enhancing the quality of care and quality outcomes. This three semester sequence guides future doctors (MD, DO), physician assistants (PA), nurses (RN), health care professionals (MPH), Pharmacists, and others in the field of health care with the medical terminology, grammar, and culture information required to engage with, and communicate effectively with, Hispanic populations. Level one requires high elementary level proficiency to begin the sequence. Prerequisite: elementary level proficiency, or completion of SPA 102 or higher, or permission of instructor. Language of instruction is Spanish. Course type: UG. Literature & Culture. Proficiency level: Novice high to Intermediate Mid. Offered every Fall. Modality: online (UG)


SPA 207: Spanish Conversation and Composition I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. These courses are intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media are used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 208: Spanish Conversation and Composition II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Writing Intensive. These courses are intended to develop the conversational and writing abilities of students in non-technical areas. Grammar review as needed. A variety of media are used, including film, TV, newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 209: Business Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration Class work will be designed to meet the career needs of the student. The class will include intensive career-specific vocabulary, role-playing, lesson planning and the use of trade and professional journals. Prerequisite: SPA 106, four years of high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 210: Spanish for the Health Professions II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Spanish for the Health Professions-II Spanish for the Health Professions-II Effective communication is critical in Health Care fields. Providers with linguistic and intercultural competence are poised to elicit the required information for better diagnosis and treatment. Linguistic and intercultural competence helps to establish better provider-patient relationships thus enhancing the quality of care and quality outcomes. This three semester sequence guides future doctors (MD, DO), physician assistants (PA), nurses (RN), health care professionals (MPH), Pharmacists, and others in the field of health care with the medical terminology, grammar, and culture information required to engage with, and communicate effectively with, Hispanic populations. Level two requires intermediate low proficiency to begin the sequence. Prerequisite: SPA 110 or permission of instructor. Language of instruction is Spanish. Course type: UG. Language & Linguistics. Proficiency level: Intermediate-low to Intermediate-high. Offered every Spring. Modality: online (UG)


SPA 213: Spanish for Spanish Speakers

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course is primarily intended for bilingual Spanish students who learned Spanish informally, or at home (heritage speakers), and whose dominant language is English. This course will allow heritage students to examine the Spanish they have previously learned and develop it further, through the critical examination of Spanish language itself, its cultural heritage, literacy skills, and thematic vocabulary. Prerequisite: SPA 106 or permission of the instructor, or Heritage Speaker status. (UG)


SPA 219: Spanish for the Professions

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course is designed for students who anticipate careers in which they will need to interact with Hispanic and Latinx communities. The course is designed around language for professional purposes in fields of (including but not limited to): business, health care, law/legal, social work, education. Offered as Needed. Language of Instruction - Spanish. (UG) Language/Linguistics Modality: online (UG)


SPA 220: Introduction to Literature in Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. The course will introduce students to a variety of genres, time periods and authors of literature in Spanish from Spain, Latin America and the U.S. Focus will be on short stories, drama, poetry and the novella. While all work will be done in Spanish, the pace will be appropriate for a student's initial experience with literature in the language. Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 233: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of Spanish literature. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 106-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 234: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of culture of Spanish speaking people. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 106-level or higher or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 235: Special Topics in Linguisics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and intermediate language students with the opportunity to explore the field of Spanish linguistics. The course is delivered in the Spanish language. Prerequisites: completion of 3 credits in Spanish studies at the 200-level or higher. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 240: Grammar and Culture Workshop I

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in Spanish. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Pre-requisites: Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 250: Grammar and Culture Workshop II

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. A continuation of SPA 240 Grammar and Culture Workshop I. This course is a bridge between language-learning courses and more advanced study in Spanish. The course will teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), with greater emphasis on listening and speaking, focusing on the people and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. Offered As Needed. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 299: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies, etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 200 level course and permission of instructor. (UG)


SPA 307: Survey of Spanish Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course provides a survey of literature written in Spanish. This course will present narrative, poetry and drama from major authors from Spain approximately covering the Early Middle Ages to contemporary writers. Students will understand and appreciate the many cultures that have contributed to literature written in Spanish from the Islamic, Jewish and Christian traditions of early Spanish literature to the Italian influences of the Renaissance, the height of Spanish literary achievement in the Golden Age and the considerable French influence in the 18th and 19th centuries, the critical self-analysis of the Generation of `98, the innovations of the Generation of `27, the censorship of the Franco era and the explosion of creativity on the heels of democracy. Critical thinking skills will be promoted as students analyze literature as part of a broader cultural reality that deals with issues of national and personal identity, gender, social status and religion. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 309: Survey of Spanish-American Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Affective Awareness. Writing Intensive. This course provides a survey of literature originally written in Spanish by authors in the Spanish speaking nations of the Western Hemisphere. This course will present narrative, poetry and drama from major authors from pre-conquest indigenous writing to contemporary writers. Students will understand and appreciate the European, Indigenous and African cultures that have contributed to Spanish-American literature from the creation book of the Maya, Aztec poetry and Inca drama, the historical narratives of the Conquest, the nascent regional identities of Colonial texts, nationalistic post-independence literature, the innovations of Vanguardista poetry of the early 20th century and the phenomenal creativity of the Boom narrative of the late 20th century. Select contemporary readings will be included as well, including writings by US Latino authors. Critical thinking skills will be promoted as students analyze literature as part of a broader cultural reality that deals with issues of national and personal identity, gender, social status and religion. Prerequisite: 200-level Spanish course, or permission of instructor. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 312: Advanced Spanish Grammar

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving. The more difficult concepts of Spanish grammar will be analyzed in order to increase the student's ability to use them correctly in both the written and spoken language. Prerequisite: Three credits of SPA 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 315: Spanish Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. The study of all the elements which combine to form the Spanish nation. This course will include contemporary culture and norms as well as the traditional civilization components of historical, religious, economic, literary and artistic trends. Prerequisite: Three credits SPA 200-level or higher or permission of instructor. (UG)


SPA 316: Spanish-American Civilization and Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration; Communication Skills; Moral and Ethical Discernment. This course will introduce the student to the major geographic, historical, artistic, political and economic factors that reflect the diversity of Spanish-speaking nations in the Western Hemisphere. We will examine the significant linguistic, religious, artistic and political contributions of Spain, which reflect Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions, the importance of the varied indigenous societies that existed pre-conquest and how their legacy survives in language, culture, and social and political institutions and the impact of Africans from the slavery of colonial times, through independence movements and the cultural, social and political integration of the 20th - 21st centuries. We will analyze how in each nation of the Spanish speaking world - Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America - these three influences have combined to form distinct national cultures. This exploration of historical events will be examined concurrently with discussion and analysis of the moral and ethical concerns both of the historical period and in the context of our own sensibilities. Prerequisites: 3 credits of 200 level Spanish course or Permission of Instructor. (UG)


SPA 320: Spanish for the Heath Professions III

3 Credit Hour(s)

Effective communication is critical in Health Care fields. Providers with linguistic and intercultural competence are poised to elicit the required information for better diagnosis and treatment. Linguistic and intercultural competence helps to establish better provider-patient relationships thus enhancing the quality of care and quality outcomes. This three semester sequence guides future doctors (MD, DO), physician assistants (PA), nurses (RN), health care professionals (MPH), Pharmacists, and others in the field of health care with the medical terminology, grammar, and culture information required to engage with, and communicate effectively with, Hispanic populations. Level three requires intermediate-mid proficiency to begin the sequence. Prerequisite: SPA 210 or permission of instructor. Language of instruction is Spanish. Course type: UG. Language & Linguistics. Proficiency level: Intermediate-mid to Advanced. Offered every fall. Modality: online (UG)


SPA 326: Advanced Conversation in Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. This course will focus on oral expression, giving the student the opportunity to hear and speak Spanish exclusively in both directed and spontaneous conversation. Extensive use of Spanish media is included. Prerequisite: SPA 200-level or higher, or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 328: Spanish Language Film

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Contextual Integration. This course will use film in Spanish from Spain, Latin America and the US as a vehicle for artistic expression, for linguistic enrichment and for cultural understanding. Students will come to see film both as an art form and as a vehicle for social commentary. Prerequisites: 200-level SPA course or permission of instructor. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 333: Special Topics in Literature

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various authors or genres of Spanish literature. Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Literature; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 334: Special Topics in Culture

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors, and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore various aspects of culture of Spanish speaking people. Prerequisite: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times. Course type: Culture; Literature and Culture. (UG)


SPA 335: Special Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course will provide majors, minors and advanced language students with the opportunity to explore the field of Spanish linguistics. The course is delivered in the Spanish language. Prerequisites: SPA 106, or four years high school Spanish or permission of instructor. May be taken for credit up to three times (9 credits maximum). Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 336: Phonetics & Phonology-Spanish

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Communication Skills. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology is designed to bring an understanding of the phonetic features of Spanish sounds, the linguistic logic and historical context behind how the sounds are organized into a system, and how they operate when they form syllables, words, sentences and discourse (phonology). This course is both analytical and practical and covers: contemporary Spanish pronunciation (phonetics and phonology); how geographical, social and ethnic variation is manifest throughout the Spanish sound system through the study of geolects and dialects; as well as the interplay of morphological, syntactical and lexical elements with the phonological system. Ultimately students will: improve their pronunciation in Spanish, develop and improve their auditory perception of the Spanish sounds, reasonably successfully replicate L2 pronunciation and intonation patterns, recognize dialectal variation for improved comprehension and communication, all within sociocultural, historical, pragmatic, and contexts of the language and the cultures particular to the language. Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-level Spanish course. Course type: Fluency; Language and Linguistics. (UG)


SPA 337: Hipanic Sociolinguistics

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competencies: Contextual Integration; Critical Thinking. The purpose of this course is to introduce the study of the relationship between language and a range of social factors (class, ethnicity, gender, age, and the like) influencing human behavior in Spanish-speaking societies. Themes explored include but are not limited to linguistic identity, attitudes, language contact, and the like. It is designed to generate an appreciation of the link between language, culture, and society. Language of instruction: Spanish (UG)


SPA 338: Spanish in Contact

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fullfills core competencies: Contextual Intregration. The Spanish language comes into contact with a multitude of other languages (indigenous language in Latin America; Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, Galician in Spain; Arabic in Spanish Morocco; American English in the US & Puerto Rico; French, Creole, Papiamentu, English, and Dutch in the Caribbean; Philippine languages/dialects in the Philippines; Judeo-Spanish in various parts of the world). This course focuses on the various situations that have resulted from Spanish in contact with other languages (where in some cases it is the primary, dominant language, and in others it is the peripheral, minority language) and the cultural constructions that have emerged as a result of the various contexts. Offered as Needed. Language of Instruction - Spanish. (UG) (UG)


SPA 339: Spanish in the USA

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fullfills Core Competencies: Contextual Integration; Affective Awareness. This course examines the distinguishing characteristics of the major varieties of Spanish found in the USA. Historical analysis and sociolinguistic information are the backdrop for the short stories that tell the tales of the various groups' experiences living in the USA. Offered as Needed. Language of Instruction - Spanish. (UG), Literature & Culture, INTASC - Content, Communication (UG)


SPA 340: Aquistion of Spanish As a Second Language

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course examines the rules that govern Spanish language from a pragmatic, social, and discourse based perspective while exploring second language acquisition learning theories particular to acquiring Spanish as a second language. Attention is on metacognition even though there are activities designed for personal cognitive development and gains. Offered as Needed. Language of Instruction - Spanish. (UG), Language & Linguistics, INTASC - Content, Communication (UG)


SPA 398: International Experiential Learning

1-3 Credit Hour(s)

(UG)


SPA 399: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: 3 credits of SPA 300 level or permission of instructor. (UG)


SPA 420: Methods and Assessment

3 Credit Hour(s)

A study of the fundamental principles and practices of language learning theories and language instruction to prepare for work with and assessment of learners in various learning environments. Prerequisite: SPA 300-level or higher or permission of instructor, upper division status in Adolescent Certification Spanish program. Offered As Needed. (UG)


SPA 442: Senior Project Research

1 Credit Hour(s)

Each Modern Language major must complete a senior project as one of the requirements for graduation. In this course, which must be taken in the junior year, students select the topic for research and make substantial progress on researching the senior project under the direction of Modern Language faculty members. Students are required to: submit a polished research proposal, submit an annotated bibliography, and present the research proposal to the class and faculty orally. Students may not enroll in SPA 443 Senior Project until SPA 442 is passed. Note: ALL 443 projects must reflect work completed in 442; substantial changes in topic or content may require a student to repeat 442 before enrolling in 443. Prerequisite: All junior majors must register for this course. This preparation course for the Senior Project is required of all majors and must be taken in the junior year. (UG)


SPA 443: Senior Project

3 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Information Literacy. Research and Presentation requirement. Writing Intensive. The Spanish major will complete this 3-credit project that demonstrates mastery of the language in the context of literary or cultural studies or professional applications. The project may be a traditional thesis on a literary or cultural topic, or it may reflect the student's involvement in professional or volunteer work in the language. The project will normally require a significant research base culminating in the submission of an extensive written report and presentation at the Academic Festival. Prerequisite: SPA 442. Note: ALL 443 projects must reflect work completed in 442; substantial changes in topic or content may require a student to repeat 442 before enrolling in 443. (UG)


SPA 499: Service Learning in Spanish

1-6 Credit Hour(s)

Fulfills core competency: Civic Responsibility. Service Learning. Students will perform service in Spanish in a variety of settings: schools, community organizations, social service agencies etc. Projects will vary depending on student interest. Students will conduct a needs assessment of the agency or individual, decide on a project or continue on a previously developed project, and actively participate in implementing the plan. Prerequisite: SPA 399 and permission of instructor. (UG)