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Spanish Courses

SPN 101 BEGINNING SPANISH / 3 credits

Fundamentals of grammar with emphasis on oral proficiency. Extensive use of audio and video resources in language lab. 

SPN 102 BEGINNING SPANISH / 3 credits

Fundamentals of grammar with emphasis on oral proficiency. Extensive use of audio and video resources in language lab. Prerequisite: SPN 101 or equivalent

SPN 201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH / 3 credits

Review of grammar with emphasis on reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary building, and idiomatic self-expression. Introduction to works of several modern writers. Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent.

SPN 202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH / 3 credits

Review of grammar with emphasis on reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary building, and idiomatic self-expression. Introduction to works of several modern writers. Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent.

SPN 300 SPANISH FIELD EXPERIENCE / 1 credit

Practical experience for students to establish connections with the Hispanic community in Batesville or in their hometowns, improve their fluency in their target language, and enhance their knowledge of Hispanic culture. Through a conversation partners agreement with UACCB, Spanish students at Lyon will pair up with ESL students of a similar level for language practice throughout the semester or engage in volunteer work interpreting for Hispanic immigrants at local institutions. This course can be repeated with faculty approval. Graded on a pass/fail basis. 

SPN 315 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS / 3 credits

An introduction to the Spanish language system. Includes the study of Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Prerequisite: SPN 202.

SPN 333 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION / 3 credits 

In-depth examination of the elements of Spanish grammar with practice in written compositions and oral presentations. Prerequisite: SPN 202.

SPN 335 HISPANIC CINEMA / 3 credits

A selection of major films produced in Spain and Latin America that combines a verbal and visual experience. The course may vary in its selection of films, sometimes offering Peninsular films and at other times Latin American films or a combination of both. Students will learn historical developments of film in Spain and Latin America; analyze films from a critical perspective; and compare films with screenplays, novels, or short stories. This course can serve as either a Peninsular or Latin American advanced elective. Prerequisite: SPN 202 or permission of instructor. 

SPN 350 METHODS OF TEACHING SPANISH / 3 credits 

Modern methods of instruction in foreign language and culture from middle school through high school with emphasis on materials, planning, and classroom techniques. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

SPN 360 HISPANIC CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION / 3 credits

Cultural survey of Spain and Latin America emphasizing history, literature, and other arts. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 202. 

SPN 370 SPANISH AMERICAN SHORT STORY / 3 credits 

An examination of the genre of the Latin American short story that alternates by semester between the short stories of the Peruvian Amazon region and the Southern Cone region (Argentina and Uruguay). The course will cover major authors, trends, and works of these respective regions. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 201.

SPN 378 INTRODUCTION TO PENINSULAR AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE I / 3 credits

Survey of Hispanic literature from pre-Columbian to the Enlightenment that offers a selection of readings from Spain and Latin America in narrative, poetry, drama, and essay. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 202. 

SPN 379 INTRODUCTION TO PENINSULAR AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE II / 3 credits 

  • Survey of Hispanic literature from the Enlightenment to postmodernism that offers a selection of readings from Spain and Latin America in narrative, poetry, drama, and essay. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 202.