Spanish Courses

SPANISH COURSES DESCRIPTIONS FOR FALL 2016


A language assessment is required of all students entering the Spanish program, including native or heritage language speakers.  Please visit the Department of Languages and Linguistics web site for an active link to the Spanish Placement Exam.  Students may not receive credit for a lower-level course which is a pre-requisite for a high-level course for which credit has been received or which is being taken for credit. Exceptions must have prior approval of the head of the department.

Students who successfully complete Spanish 113 may not receive credit for either Spanish 111 or 112.  Students who complete Spanish 213 or 214 may not receive credit for Spanish 211 or 212.  Likewise, students that have received credit for Spanish 111 or 112 may not receive credit for Spanish 113.  Students who complete Spanish 211 or 212 may not receive credit for Spanish 213 or 214. 


Planning ahead? Take a look at our Spanish courses being offered within the next years.

Projected Rotation for Spanish

Check out all of our course descriptions:                                                                                 

http://nmsu.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2016-2017/Undergraduate-Catalog/Courses/SPAN-SPANISH

http://nmsu.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2016-2017/Graduate-Catalog/Courses/SPAN-SPANISH


Spanish courses offered this semester


SPAN 111: Elementary Spanish I

Spanish for beginners. Not open to Spanish-speaking students except by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: language placement and assessment by departmental examination.    4 cr.

SPAN 112: Elementary Spanish II

Spanish for beginners. Not open to Spanish-speaking students except by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: language placement and assessment by departmental examination or C or better in SPAN 111.    4 cr.

SPAN 113: Spanish for Heritage Learners I

Emphasis on development of heritage Spanish language skills learned at home and/or in the community. Covers listening comprehension, development of vocabulary and cultural activities to help strengthen heritage language and culture. Students who have previously earned a C or better in SPAN 111 or SPAN 112 may not receive credit for this course.    3 cr.

SPAN 211: Intermediate Spanish I

Speaking, reading and writing. Not open to Spanish-speaking students except by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: language placement and assessment by departmental examination or C or better in SPAN 112.    3 cr.

SPAN 212: Intermediate Spanish II

Speaking, reading and writing. Not open to Spanish-speaking students except by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: language placement and assessment by departmental examination or C or better in SPAN 211.    3 cr.

SPAN 213: Spanish for Heritage Learners II

Emphasis on development of heritage language skills learned at home and/or in the community. Covers spoken Spanish, reading activities and grammar skills to build on existing knowledge of the language.    3 cr.

SPAN 214: Spanish for Heritage Learners III

Continued development of heritage Spanish language skills learned at home and/or in the community. Emphasis on reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Review of grammar points will also be stressed in preparation for upper level courses.    3 cr.

SPAN 312: Grammar fo Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish

For students who have been exposed to Spanish at home or in the community. Review of grammatical concepts and analysis of both spoken and written Spanish. Students cannot receive credit for both SPAN 312 and SPAN 313. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 214 or consent of instructor.    3 cr.

SPAN 313: Spanish Grammar

A review of the rules of Spanish grammar. Students cannot receive credit for both SPAN 312 and SPAN 313. Prerequisite:SPAN 212 or SPAN 214 or consent of instructor.    3 cr.

SPAN 315: Composition for Heritage/Native Speakers of Spanish

Discussions of history, and current political and cultural topics pertaining to the Hispanic world. Emphasis on development of writing skills in formal Spanish. Students cannot receive credit for both SPAN 314 and SPAN 315. Fulfills departmental requirement for SPAN 314. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 312 or SPAN 313.    3 cr.

SPAN 340: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

General aspects of Spanish linguistics: traditional, descriptive, historical and dialectal. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 312 or SPAN 313.    3 cr.

SPAN 365V: Culture and Civilization of Spanish America

Familiarization with culture, civilization and regions of Spanish America. Study of history, geography, art, literature, folklore, customs, economics and politics of each region. Impact of Spanish American culture and civilization on the Southwest United States. Taught in English. Does not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences second language requirement.    3 cr.

SPAN 393: Introduction to Translation and Interpretation

General aspects of translation and interpretation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.  Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 312 or SPAN 313.    3 cr.

SPAN 415: Spanish-American Women Writers

All genres of Spanish-American literature written by women. Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or SPAN 313.    3 cr.

SPAN 419: Spanish American Drama

Study of major works by Spanish-American dramatists. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 312 or SPAN 313.    3 cr.

SPAN 424: Psot-Modern Hispanic Literature

The study of Post-Modern experimental literary genres, from Post-boom to the present. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 314 or SPAN 315.

SPAN 427: Chicano Literature

Study of Chicano/US-Mexican authors. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 312 or SPAN 313.    3 cr.

SPAN 448: U.S.-Hispanic Film

Study of major films about and/or by Hispanics of the U.S. Restricted to: Main campus only.    3 cr.

SPAN 492: Structures of Spanish

Topics in Spanish linguistics including phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 314 or SPAN 315 or SPAN 340.    3 cr.

SPAN 493: Studies in U.S. Spanish

Linguistic issues and studies of U.S. Spanish-speaking communities. Taught with SPAN 593. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 340.    3 cr.

SPAN 545: Advanced Dialectos del Español 

Advanced research of Spanish dialects including their formal characteristics, historical formation and regional variation.   3 cr.

SPAN 548: Advanced U.S.-Hispanic Film

Advanced study of major films about and/or by Hispanics of the U.S. Restricted to: Main campus only.    3 cr.

SPAN 551: Advanced Hispanic Cultures 

Advanced study on Hispanic cultures of the U.S., Spanish-America and/or Spain. Selected topic to be identified by subtitle. Taught with SPAN 451. May be repeated up to 6 credits.    3 cr.

SPAN 563: Adnanced Study in Mexican Literature 

Mexican literature from the Pre-Columbian period to the present.    3 cr.

SPAN 564: Advanced Post-Modern Hispanic Literature 

The advanced study of Post-Modern experimental literary genres, from Post-boom to the present.   3 cr.

SPAN 567: Advanced Study in Chicano Literature 

Study of all genres of Chicano literature.    3 cr.

SPAN 570: Advanced Study in Technical Translation

Translation of a variety of non-literary texts fromEnglish to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Course is taught in Spanish.    3 cr.

SPAN 580: Research Methodology in Spanish Linguistics 

Study and practical application of techniques in linguistic research.    3 cr.

SPAN 588: Contemporary Spanish-American Drama

The Spanish-American drama from the 20th century to the present.    3 cr.

SPAN 592: Advanced Structure of Spanish 

Advanced study of Spanish linguistics topics such as phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.    3 cr.

SPAN 594: Theory and Methodology of Spanish Pedagogy 

Advanced studies in current theories and methodologies of Spanish language pedagogy. Taught as a practicum.    3 cr.


 

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