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Spanish (SPA)

Spanish (SPA)

100 Spanish on the Job
This introductory Spanish course focuses on oral communication for future professionals who will be dealing with the Spanish-speaking public.  Previous study of Spanish not required, though helpful.  (Three hours per week starting at mid-semester for five weeks.)
One credit.

101, 102 Elementary Spanish
A study of Spanish grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary.  The course includes practice in speaking, reading, and writing the Spanish language and an introduction to Hispanic cultures.
Three hours, three credits each.

201, 202 Intermediate Spanish
An intermediate course in reading, writing, and conversation, with emphasis on grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation.
Three hours, three credits each.

301 Advanced Spanish
A study of advanced Spanish composition, conversation, and phonetics.  Literary or journalistic texts may be used to study grammar.  Course may be directed in vocabulary and content to support areas of interest in the student’s major.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.
Three hours, three credits each.

302 Advanced Speaking and Comprehension
A study of advanced Spanish composition, conversation, and phonetics.  Literary or journalistic texts may be used to study grammar.  Course may be directed in vocabulary and content to support areas of interest in the student’s major.

This course is designated by Ferrum College faculty to meet the entire Speaking Intensive requirement; a grade of “C” or higher in this course is required for this course to be used by a student to complete the Speaking Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College.  A student cannot earn a grade of “C” or higher in this course unless he or she earns a “C” or better on the speaking assignments required by the course. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.
Three hours, three credits each.

320 Introduction to Literature in Spanish
An introduction to selected readings in Spanish with an emphasis on becoming familiar with various genres and periods of Hispanic literature and the methods used in literary analysis.  The course is conducted in Spanish with emphasis on oral and written expression by the student. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or 302. 
Three hours, three credits.

325 Spanish Culture
A study of Spanish civilization and culture as depicted in its art, geography, history, and literature.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.  Taught in Spanish.
Three hours, three credits.

326 Latin American Culture
A study of the Latin American civilizations and cultures as depicted in its art, geography, history, and literature.  Taught in Spanish.
Three hours, three credits.

351, 352 Spanish Conversation Circle
An opportunity for concentrated practice in the spoken language.  Taught entirely in Spanish.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.  (Note: 200-level students with a strong foundation in their language are encouraged to enroll in the Conversation Circle.)
One hour, one credit each.

403 Spanish Literature
A survey of Spanish literature from its beginning to the present.  The course is conducted in Spanish with emphasis on oral and written expression by the student.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent. Taught in Spanish.
Three hours, three credits.

404 Latin American Literature
A survey of Latin American literature from its beginning to the present.  The course is conducted in Spanish with emphasis on oral and written expression by the student.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.  Taught in Spanish.
Three hours, three credits.

411 Professional Spanish
Prepares the advanced student for careers involving Spanish and for travel or residence in Spanish-speaking countries, with emphasis on fluency in the spoken language and proficiency in written Spanish.  Prerequisite: Any previous 300-level Spanish course with a grade of "C" or higher.  Taught in Spanish.
Three hours, three credits.

451, 452 Directed Study
An advanced directed study of an aspect of Spanish language or Hispanic literature or culture particularly suited to the student’s interests.  Normally taught on an independent study basis, but may be offered as a seminar on demand.  Taught in Spanish.  Prerequisite: two courses at the 300-level or above.  May be repeated.
Three hours, three credits each.