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RUSSIAN 201-202. (3-3) INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN. Review of basic Russian grammar and vocabulary, introduction to basic language, culture and current events in Russia. The goal is to develop the understanding of how the Russians live, work and interact with one another in their professional and daily lives. Students are encouraged to converse in Russian with their instructor and with each other. Prerequisite: Russian 102, or placement by the department. Offered: 201 in the fall semester; 202 in the spring semester. SPANISH SPANISH 101-102. (3-3) INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH. A first-year course for students who have little or no experience with the language. Development of the four basic skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Emphasis on the use of Spanish in the classroom. Prerequisite for 101: none; prerequisite for 102: Spanish 101, or placement by the department. Both courses are offered each semester. SPANISH 103. (4) BEGINNING SPANISH I + II. This course is intended for entering students who have at least three years of Spanish experience in high school, but who do not have sufficient proficiency for successful completion of 201-202. The course reviews the material covered in Spanish 101-102 in one intensive semester. Students develop their proficiency in four basic language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Emphasis is on the use of Spanish in the classroom, Prerequisite: three years of Spanish language study, or placement by the department. Offered: fall semester. SPANISH 201. (3) INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I. A continuation of the 101-102 sequence. Continued development of the four basic skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Emphasis on the use of Spanish in the classroom. Prerequisite: Spanish 102, 103, or placement by the department. Offered: each semester. SPANISH 202. (3) INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II. Emphasis on the productive skills of speaking and writing with a general grammar review. Continued practice in reading of authentic Hispanic texts, both popular and literary. Several oral presentations are required. Prerequisite: Spanish 201. Offered: each semester.

SPANISH 300. (3) INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE. A course designed to hone the reading strategies of students while introducing them to a variety of literary genres. Students improve their comprehension of literary texts and acquire the tools necessary for writing about the connection between message, form, and context. Vocabulary-building exercises and grammar review may be included as needed. Readings, papers, and class discussion in Spanish only. The course serves as a bridge between the intermediate language sequence (201-202) and the survey of literature courses. Prerequisites: Spanish 201-202, or placement by the department. Offered: fall semester. SPANISH 301. (3) SURVEY OF PENINSULAR LITERATURE. Students read representative pieces of Spanish prose, poetry, and drama within the context of the major literary movements. In oral and written work students develop analytical techniques. Class discussion and readings in Spanish only. Prerequisites: Spanish 201-202, or placement by the department. Offered: fall semester. SPANISH 302. (3) SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE. Students read representative pieces of Latin American prose, poetry, and drama within the context of the major literary movements. In oral and written work students develop analytical techniques. Class discussion and readings in Spanish only. Prerequisites: Spanish 201-202, or placement by the department. Offered: spring semester. SPANISH 303. (3) CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN. An introduction to the history and culture of Spain through visual, oral, literary, and journalistic sources. Oral and written work in Spanish only. Prerequisites: Spanish 201-202, or placement by the department. SPANISH 304. (3) CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF LATIN AMERICA. An introduction to the history and culture of Latin America through visual, oral, literary, and journalistic sources. Oral and written work in Spanish only. Prerequisites: Spanish 201202, or placement by the department. Offered: spring semester.

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Academic Catalogue 2019-20  

Academic Catalogue 2019-20