Spanish

SPA 101: ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

An introduction to the sounds and grammatical concepts of Spanish. A course intended to be, ideally, the first step in sequence, which will include SPA 101, 102, 201 and 202. An attempt is made to familiarize students in the three language skills: listening comprehension, speaking and writing. An hour a week of supervised computer lab work, which involves working on web based programs that accompany each lesson, is a requirement of the course and will help the student in their comprehension and speaking skills. The course is designed for the beginner - one with no previous study of Spanish. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Online Lab, Online, Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 102: ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

SPA 102 is a continuation of Spanish 101, and thus continues the study of the sounds, structure and grammatical concepts, but with a growing emphasis on conversational ability. It is, ideally, the second step of a sequence which would include Spanish 101, 102, 201 and 202. An attempt is made to familiarize students in the three language skills: listening comprehension, speaking and writing. An hour a week of supervised computer lab work, which involves working on web based programs that accompany each lesson, is a requirement of the course and will help the student in their comprehension and speaking skills. An hour per week of in-class lab work is required. Spanish 102 would be appropriate for someone who has successfully completed SPA 101, or a student with two years of high school Spanish. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Online Lab, Online, Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 201: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

A thorough review of Spanish grammar plus intensive reading and discussion of several short stories. Several poems are also read and discussed as well as assorted articles of current political, cultural or literary significance. Students with two years or more of high school Spanish and native speakers should take the Spanish Placement Test to determine their level and the courses they may take for credit.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 202: INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

A continuation of the work begun in Spanish 201: a thorough review of Spanish grammar plus intensive reading and discussion of several short stories. Several poems are also read and discussed as well as assorted articles of current political, cultural and literary significance. A student with a mastery of material covered in Spanish 101, 102 and 201 would be eligible for this course. Native speakers should take the Spanish Placement Test to determine their level and the courses they may take for credit.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 204: SPANISH CULTURE AND LANGUAGE I

An intensive course, three hours per day, five days per week, to be offered in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country. The duration of the course is approximately six weeks. It includes guided excursions to areas of cultural interest. Students are housed with local families whenever possible. Participation subject to approval by the department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 205: SPANISH CULTURE & LANGUAGE II

An intensive course, three hours per day, five days per week, to be offered in Spain or a Spanish-speaking country. The duration of the course is approximately six weeks. It includes guided excursions to areas of cultural interest. Students are housed with local families whenever possible. Participation subject to approval by the department.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 208: CLTRL APP-FOREIGN LANG SKILLS

A cultural project which offers students the opportunity to learn about language in a non-traditional set up, to be creative and innovative, to relate language to culture, and to test their skills in a communicative manner while rendering a service to the community. Since the course offering changes every year, students should inquire from the department as to what the focus is for that specific semester. Open to students of Spanish, Italian or French. Students select one language. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or 199 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the Spanish language. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to SPA 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to SPA 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 301: ADVANCED SPANISH I

Readings from classical and modern authors are used as a basis for conversational practice and study of Spanish and Latin American civilization. Creative expression in writing and imitation of complicated patterns of structure. Independent language laboratory work. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Native speakers should take the Spanish Placement Test to determine their level and the courses they may take for credit.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix G, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 302: ADVANCED SPANISH II

Continuation of SPA 301. Advanced syntax and creative expression in writing. Conversation practice. Language laboratory work. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Native speakers should take the Spanish Placement Test to determine their level and the courses they may take for credit.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, SUNY Gen Ed Appendix I, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014


SPA 320: SPANISH COMPOSTION & CONVERSTN

A selection of literary, cultural and journalistic readings will serve as the basis for conversational practice and study of Spanish and Latin American civilization, as well as engaging students in creative self-expression. Students will be exposed to a variety of narrative styles, voices, registers and genres as well as the linguistic intricacies of foreign language study such as false cognates, Anglicisms, idiomatic expressions and other vocabulary topics. Prerequisite: Score of 600 or higher on Spanish Placement Test and permission of the instructor.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Attributes: Foreign Language, Elective
Department: English

All sections for this course:  Spring 2014  Summer 2014  Fall 2014