Spanish Course List

Fundamentals of grammar, composition, and oral skills. Readings carefully selected for comprehension and simple conversation. 1105 for students with no high school Spanish; 1106 for students who have completed 1105 or who have less than three years of high school Spanish. 

3 Credit Hours

Condenses SPAN 1105 and 1106. Proficiency-oriented approach to elementary Spanish, designed for learners with some prior experience in the language or for those who wish to progress rapidly through the beginning stages of language learning. Supplemented with a self-instructional electronic component. Meets University and college foreign language requirement. SPAN 1114 duplicates SPAN 1106.

3 Credit Hours

Review of grammar with increasing emphasis on reading, writing, and oral communication. X-grade allowed. Pre: 1106 or 1114 for 2105; 2105 for 2106.

3 Credit Hours

Dialogue-based language course focusing on the vocabulary and grammatical structures pertaining to Green and Agricultural Industry jobs. Includes vocabulary and context specific to jobs and workers in greenhouse, nursery, turf and landscape environments. Spanish culture is included throughout the course along with grammar and structure. Prior study in Spanish is helpful but not required. I, II.

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Spanish culture and civilization from the Middle Ages to the present. Interdisciplinary approach combining the study of literature, the arts, architecture, music, theatre, and film in the context of Spanish cultural history. In English.

3 Credit Hours

Spanish-American culture and civilization from the discovery of the New World to the present. Interdisciplinary approach to literature, film, art, architecture, music, and theatre in the context of Spanish-American cultural history. In English.

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to interdisciplinary field of Latino American Studies. Exploration of debates and problems of Latin American and Latina/o history and culture. Examination and analysis of transnational, social, and cultural trends. Emphasis on connections between United States and Latin America, and local and regional Latina/o communities. In English.

3 Credit Hours

Examination of language policies and practices with regard to minority languages across the Spanish-speaking context, histories of minority languages in Spanish- speaking areas, and the current socio-political situations of these languages and their speakers. Exploration of issues concerning linguistic rights, such as access to education, economic opportunities, and political status; analysis of the implications of restrictions on minority groups’ linguistic rights. Discussion of why some minority language speakers have been more successful in their language conservation or revitalization efforts than others. Taught in English. Does not count toward the Spanish major or minor.

3 Credit Hours

Pass/Fail only.

Variable Credit Hours

Variable Credit Hours

Honors Option Available

Variable Credit Hours

Practice in communication skills in Spanish both orally and in writing, including review of grammar, directed composition, and conversation, with an emphasis on pronunciation and oral expressions. Not recommended for native speakers of Spanish. Pre: 2106 for 3105; 3105 for 3106.

3 Credit Hours

For acquisition of measured levels of proficiency in speaking and understanding spoken Spanish. Content-based instruction in small groups. 3125: to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to "Intermediate-high" on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL-OPI) or "S-1+" on the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale. 3126: to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to "Advanced" on the (ACTFL-OPI) or a "2" on the FSI scale. Admission by oral exam. Pass/Fail only.

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Hispanic literature through analysis and discussion of selected major texts from Spain and Spanish America. Methods, terminology, and practice of literary analysis. X-grade allowed. Pre: 3106.

3 Credit Hours

This course examines Spain's construction of a cohesive national identity as it comes together to form a nation and to become a leading world empire. Exploring the development of Spain from pre-history to the end of the Golden Age in 1700, the class engages diverse literary and cultural texts in dialogue with the key historical and political events of their period in order to provide a greater appreciation of how various cultural media interact with one another in the construction of an overall national identity. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Examination of the culture and literature of Spain from 1700 to the present, including narrative, poetry, theatre, film, and art. Emphasis on the interpretation and analysis of cultural texts in the context of key historical and political events, in order to understand shifting concepts of cultural identity and advantages and challenges of diversity. Taught in Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

This course traces the cultural development of Spanish America from the pre-Hispanic era to independence from Spain in the 19th century. Key literary and cultural texts are examined within the historical, political, and social context in which they were created. The course includes historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, art, architecture, and music. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

This course combines Spanish-American civilization, culture, and literature from the 19th century period of independence to the present. Key literary and cultural texts are examined within the historical, political, and social context in which they were created. The course treats canonical as well as non-canonical texts, from both "high" and "popular" culture, and includes historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, film, art, architecture, and music. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Exploration of the civilization, culture, and literature of Mexico and Central America, spanning the 19th century post-independence period to the present; examination of literary and cultural texts within the historical, political, and social context in which they were created; study of canonical as well as non-canonical texts, from both "high" and "popular" culture, including historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, film, art, architecture, and music. Taught in Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Exploration of the civilization, culture, and literature of the Spanish Caribbean, spanning the 19th century post-independence period to the present; analysis of literary and cultural texts within the historical, political, and social context in which they were created; interpretation of canonical as well as non-canonical texts, including historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, film, art, architecture, and music; analysis of current events and identification of changes brought on by globalization; articulation of the advantages and challenges of cultural diversity. Taught in Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Exploration of the civilization, culture, and literature of the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America, spanning the 19th century post-independence period to the present; analysis of literary and cultural texts within the historical, political, and social context in which they were created; interpretation of canonical as well as non-canonical texts, including historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, film, art, architecture, and music; analysis of current events and identification of changes brought on by globalization; articulation of the advantages and challenges of cultural diversity. Taught in Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to fundamental concepts of Hispanic linguistics; exploration of context-appropriate language use; examination of linguistic properties in Spanish (phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics/pragmatics); development of analytical tools necessary to explore the relationship between the Spanish language and Hispanic cultural practices; and application of knowledge of linguistics to hands-on activities. In Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Specialized course applying knowledge of the Spanish language and its culture to the medical professions. Contextualized use of specific vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and cultural practices in real-world situations. Taught in Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the translation of various types of texts, such as literature, business correspondence, commercial advertising, and legal documents. Includes translation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English, as well as a thorough review of Spanish grammar and idiomatic language. Taught in Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, business letters, and customs common to the Spanish-speaking commercial milieu. For students who would like to apply their language knowledge to careers in the business world. In Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Provides students with an overview of phonetics and phonology in Spanish. Familiarizes students with the articulatory descriptions of vowels and consonants of Spanish and the transcription of Spanish speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Compares and contrasts the sound systems of Spanish and English. Provides students the tools to improve their pronunciation of Spanish. Explores the phonetic variation that exists throughout the Spanish speaking world taught in Spanish. Pre: 3304.

3 Credit Hours

Experiential education in the local Latino community through academic readings, community experience, journal reflections, and classroom discussions. Includes 50 hours per semester of interaction with Latino families in their homes, exchanging culture and language with recent immigrants to the New River and Roanoke Valleys. Pre: 2106.

3 Credit Hours

X-grade allowed.

Variable Credit Hours

Variable Credit Hours

Analysis of and practice with advanced grammatical and stylistic concepts, including idiomatic and colloquial usage. Intended to help advanced students achieve high levels of proficiency in writing and speaking Spanish. X-grade allowed. Pre: 3106.

3 Credit Hours

Variable content course that surveys linguistic concepts and methods as related to the Spanish language. Topics may include the study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of Spanish; the pedagogical application of these language systems; the psychological and social context of language; and the development of Spanish from its origins to its modern form. May be repeated for credit with different content. I Pre: 3494 or 3544.

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to translation theories and application of these theories to different types of texts, including literature, business correspondence, commercial advertising, and legal documents. Includes translation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English, as well as a thorough review of Spanish grammar and idiomatic language. Pre: 3105.

3 Credit Hours

Variable topics in Hispanic and/or Latin American literature and culture of the Early Modern period. Texts and/or cultural artifacts selected for aesthetic value, historical importance and thematic significance. Related scholarly criticism representing a variety of approaches. Emphasis on historical, social and cultural context. May be repeated twice for credit with different content. Taught in Spanish. Pre: 3404 or 3414 or 3444 or 3464 or 3474 or 3484.

3 Credit Hours

A variable content course devoted to Hispanic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries.  The texts selected are studied not only for their aesthetic value but also in terms of their historical and cultural significance. May be taken twice for credit with different content. Taught alternate years. I Pre: 3414 or 3404 or 3444 or 3464 or 3474 or 3484.

3 Credit Hours

A variable content course devoted to Hispanic literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Offers an in-depth literary exploration of a significant historical period, cultural movement, theme, or genre. Focuses on literary and cultural analysis from a variety of perspectives. Practices advanced Spanish oral and writing skills. Examines texts that have aesthetic value and historical and cultural significance. May be taken up to three times for credit with different content. Pre: (3404 or 3414) or (3444 or 3464 or 3474 or 3484).

3 Credit Hours

Broad central themes of Hispanic culture as manifested in creative and historical literature, music, art, film, etc., or in language, such as the history of the Spanish language, translation techniques, or the staging of dramatic works in Spanish.  Historical and/or national boundaries are crossed whenever the nature of the topic permits. May be repeated for credit with different content. Taught alternate years. X-grade allowed. Pre: 3404 or 3414 or 3444 or 3464 or 3474 or 3484.

3 Credit Hours

Focuses on the relationship between history and literature in the Hispanic world through an interdisciplinary lens. Examines different geographical regions of the Hispanic world, theoretical readings, and the ways that authors have used various literary styles to portray, re-write, subvert, and even contradict their countries' official history. Examines texts that have aesthetic value and historical and cultural significance. Practices advanced Spanish oral and writing skills. This variable topics course may be repeated up to three times if topics are different. Pre: (3404 or 3414 or 3444 or 3464 or 3474) or 3484.

3 Credit Hours

Individual or small group sessions which give the student the opportunity to hone special language skills, with a focus on post-graduation application of these skills. May concentrate on areas such as technical or business language, linguistics, translation, interpreting, creative writing, specialized literary, or cultural studies. May be taken twice for credit with different content. Must be pre-arranged three weeks before end of previous semester. One 4000 level Spanish course required. Restricted to Seniors. Restricted to Spanish majors. Consent of Spanish Section required.

1 Credit Hours

Pass/Fail only.

Variable Credit Hours

Honors Option Available

Variable Credit Hours

Honors Option Available

X-grade allowed.

Variable Credit Hours

Variable Credit Hours

Honors Option Available