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Spanish Courses Offered at CSU-Pueblo

SPN 100 Intro to Conversational Spanish 3 (3-0)

Basis skills for understanding and speaking Spanish. (*)

SPN 101 Beginning Spanish I 3 (3-0)

Development of skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing;  and cultural understanding.

SPN 102 Beginning Spanish II 3 (3-0)

Continuation of the development of skills in speaking,  listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding.  Prerequisite: SPN 101 or departmental placement test.

SPN 130 Cultures of the Spanish-Spkg World 3 (3-0)

Topics in the history, literatures, and art of selected Spanish-speaking  cultures, taught in English. (*) 

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3 (3-0)

Development of intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening,  reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Prerequisite:  SPN 102 or departmental placement exam. 

SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3 (3-0)

Continued development of intermediate-level skills in  speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural  understanding. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or departmental  placement exam. 

SPN 203 Intermediate Proficiency Building 3 (3-0)

Solidification of intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening,  reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Prerequisite:  SPN 102 or departmental placement exam.

SPN 287 Intensive Spanish Study Abroad (1-9 VAR)

Study of Spanish in an immersion setting abroad, preparing  the student for fluency through the study of grammar,  civilization and culture, at an approved institution.  Prerequisite: SPN 102 and permission of instructor. (*)

SPN 294 Field Experience (1-7 VAR)

Continued improvement of language proficiency through  experiential learning. Students participate in an immersive  target-language environment at home or abroad. Prerequisite:  SPN 201 and permission of instructor. (*) 

SPN 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar 3(3-0)

A concentrated study of Spanish grammar in addition to  practice in writing, reading, speaking, and listening.  Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent.

SPN 303 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology 3 (3-0)

Theory and practice of Spanish language and speech  patterns; how to produce and to teach the Spanish sound  system accurately. Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203, or  equivalent.

SPN 309 Intro to Hispanic Linguistics 3 (3-0)

Fundamental terminology and concepts in linguistics;  overview of Spanish sound system (phonology), word  formation (morphology), phrase structure (syntax), etc.  Prerequisite: SPN 300 and 301. (*)

SPN 312 Conv & Comp: Mexico & Central Amer. 3 (3-0)

Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of  Mexican and Central American cultures. Prerequisite: SPN  202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 313 Conv & Comp: South America 3 (3-0)

Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of  South American cultures. Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203 or  equivalent. (*)

SPN 314 Conv & Comp: Caribbean 3 (3-0)

Focus on improving linguistic proficiency with the context of  Caribbean Hispanic cultures. Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203  or equivalent. (*)

SPN 315 Conv & Comp: Spain 3 (3-0)

Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of  Spanish cultures. Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203 or  equivalent. (*)

SPN 316 Conv & Comp: U.S. Latino 3 (3-0)

Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of  Hispanic/Latino cultures in the United States. Prerequisite:  SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 331 Spanish in the Business World 3 (3-0)

Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of  the Hispanic business world. Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203  or equivalent. (*)

SPN 332 Hispanic Health and Well-being 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through the study topics about health and wellbeing in the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 341 Intro to Translation/Interpretation 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through the study and practice of translation and interpretation. Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent.(*)

SPN 370 Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3 (3-0)

Study of the basic tools necessary for analysis and  understanding of literature; application of these tools through  reading, writing, and discussion of Hispanic texts.  Prerequisite: SPN 301 or permission of the instructor. 

SPN 387 Intensive Spanish Study Abroad (1-12 VAR)

Study of Spanish in an immersion setting abroad preparing  the student to become fluent in the language through the  study of grammar, civilization and culture. Prerequisite: SPN  202 and 203 or permission of instructor. (*)

SPN 391 Special Topics 3 (3-0)

Prerequisite: SPN 202 and 203. (*)

SPN 394 Field Experience (1-7 VAR)

Continued improvement of language proficiency through  experiential learning. Students participate in an immersive  target-language environment at home or abroad. Prerequisite:  SPN 203 and permission of instructor. (*) 

SPN 412 Cultural Studies: Mexico/Central Am 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of cultural products, values, and belief systems as they pertain to relationships of power in Mexico/Central America. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 413 Cultural Studies: South America 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of cultural products, values, and belief systems as they pertain to relationships of power in South America. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 414 Cultural Studies: Caribbean 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of cultural products, values, and belief systems as they pertain to relationships of power in the Spanish Caribbean. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 415 Cultural Studies: Spain 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of cultural products, values, and belief systems as they pertain to relationships of power in Spain. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 416 Cultural Studies: US Latina/o 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of cultural products, values, and belief systems as they pertain to relationships of power within U.S.A Latina/o culture. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 417 Cultural Studies: Spn-Speaking Wrld 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of cultural products, values, and belief systems as they pertain to relationships of power throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 431 Topics in U.S. Latina/o Literature 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of selected works, themes, genres or periods in U.S. Latina/o Literature. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*) Repeatable (6)

SPN 432 Topics in Latin American Literature 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of selected works, themes, genres or periods in Latin American Literature. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*) Repeatable (6)

SPN 433 Topics in Spanish Literature 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of selected works, themes, genres or periods in Spanish literature. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*) Repeatable(6)

SPN 434 Topics in Comparative Literature 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through study of selected works, themes, genres or periods from the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*) Repeatable (6)

SPN 461 The Mexican Revolution 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through the critical study of selected texts of the Mexican Revolution and its historical context. (*)

SPN 462 Representations of Migration 3(3-0)
Focus on increasing linguistic proficiency through the study of how migration is represented in the Spanish-speaking world through art, music, literature, film, media, etc. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 481 Cinema of Spain 3 (3-0)

Critical study of selected Spanish Films and their historical  context. Prerequisite: SPN 370. (*)

SPN 482 Cinema of Latin America 3 (3-0)

Critical study of selected Latin American Films and their  historical context. Prerequisite: SPN 370. (*)​

SPN 491 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)

Prerequisite: SPN 370 or permission of instructor. (*)

SPN 493 Senior Seminar 3 (3-0)

In-depth analysis of specific topics, themes, authors, and  works in the language literatures and cultures of the Spanish -  speaking world. Prerequisite: SPN 370 or permission of  instructor. (*)

SPN 494 Field Experience (1-7 VAR)

Continued improvement of language proficiency through  experiential learning. Students participate in an immersive  target-language environment at home or abroad. Prerequi site:  SPN 301 or the equivalent and one of SPN 312-316 plus  permission of the instructor . 

SPN 495 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)

Specific themes which address particular problems of  literature or culture. May be repeated for credit with approval  of major adviser. Prerequisite: SPN 301 or the equivalent and  one of SPN 312-316 plus permission of the instructor.

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