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Spanish 300 Level Courses

331. Spanish Conversation for Oral Proficiency. Three semester hours.

Develops oral proficiency through discussion of contemporary issues in the Hispanic world. Special attention to fluency in spontaneous situations and to developing skills for oral use. Prerequisite: Spa 232 or consent of the department head.

332. Spanish Composition and Grammar. Three semester hours.

Written communication through creative expression as well as essays, stressing situations that challenge students to think and speak more creatively in Spanish. Development of self-correction techniques. Prerequisite: Spa 232.

335. Advanced Conversation and TOPT Preparation. Three semester hours.

Advanced Conversation and TOPT Preparation, is structured so as to maximize intensive oral practice along with preparation for the TOPT. Grammar and culture are also components of the course but are only to the extent that they are necessary to improve conversation skills. The instructor will offer advice on test-taking strategies and critiques of oral skills to increase fluency, vocabulary and to ensure that students will know what to expect from the TOPT.

341. Introduction to Spanish Literature. Three semester hours.

An introduction to four genres of Spanish literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction prose. The course is designed to develop discriminating reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: Spa 232.

353. Spanish Culture and Civilization. Three semester hours.

Explores the history, politics, social structures and traditions of Spain from the XII Century until today. Special emphasis on contemporary life in Spain and the relations with the Americas and the European Market. Prerequisite: Spa 232.

354. Latin American Culture and Civilization. Three semester hours.

Explores the history, politics, social structures and traditions of Latin America. Begins with the pre-Columbian civilizations and continues through independence movements and the Latin America of today. Prerequisite: Spa 232.