COURSE DESCRIPTIONS




Courses accredited by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Indiana University and Black Hills State University.

Students from other colleges may apply for accreditation at their home instituitions.

Students select four to six different classes from a choice of 11.

Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I
Review of major challenges in Spanish grammar, including the verb system (major tenses and moods, morphology, and aspect), areas of contrast with English, and some lexical/semantic issues. Prerequisite: four semesters of Spanish or equivalent (Elementary Proficiency).

Practical Review of Spanish Grammar II
Overview of major challenges in Spanish grammar, including the verb system (major tenses and moods, morphology, and aspect), areas of contrast with English, and some lexical/semantic issues. Prerequisite: Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or equivalent (five semesters of Spanish or Intermediate Proficiency).

The structure of Spanish (Advanced Spanish Grammar)
Intensive study and analysis of Spanish grammar including tense, aspect, and mood; morphological problems; syntactic variation; style in oral and written expression; brief discussion of dialectal variation. Advanced hours credit. Prerequisite: Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or equivalent (five semesters of Spanish or Intermediate Proficiency).

Oral Spanish
Practice in speaking Spanish; to be taken concurrently with Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or II or Advanced Spanish Grammar. Spanish Composition Basic composition course; problems of written Spanish and principles of Spanish stylistic patterns; weekly written exercises. To be taken concurrently with Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or II.

Spanish Composition
Basic composition course; problems of written Spanish and principles of Spanish stylistic patterns; weekly written exercises. To be taken concurrently with Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or II.

Spanish Cultural Studies: Cultures of Spain
Survey of Spanish culture from the 15th century to present times. History, traditions, customs and current events. Extensive reading in Spanish. Advanced hours credit. Can be taken concurrently with: Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or IIor Advanced Spanish Grammar.

Spanish Art History
An introductory course to the mayor art periods and artists in Spain: Islamic art, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Mannerism, Neoclassicism, Eclecticism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Gaudi, Picasso, Dalí, Miró, José Guerrero. Extensive Art History vocabulary in Spanish. Advanced hours credit. Prerequisite or concurrent with Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or equivalent (four semesters of Spanish or Elementary Proficiency).

Arab - Islamic Cultural Studies
An introduction to the diversity of Islam: Religion, History, Traditions, Art, Social issues, Science and current events. With a focus on the history of Spanish Al-Andalus. Taught in Spanish. Advanced hours credit. Prerequisite or concurrent with Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or equivalent (four semesters of Spanish or Elementary Proficiency).

Introduction to Literary Analysis
An introduction to literary analysis and interpretation. Emphasis will be placed upon close reading and critical analysis of texts representing different genres and periods in Spain and Spanish America. Prerequisite: Practical of Spanish Grammar I.

The Sounds of Spanish (Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation)
Practical, introductory course to Spanish phonetics, stressing practice in pronunciation. Prerequisite or concurrent with Practical Review of Spanish Grammar I or equivalent (four semesters of Spanish or Elementary Proficiency).

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Introduction to Spanish phonology, syntax, sociolinguistics, dialectology, and histoy of the language: includes an overview and opportunity to examine an issue in each area in detail.