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Spanish (SP)

SP 101  Beginning Spanish I  (4)  

Introduction to conversation, reading, grammar, and composition. Development of oral/aural skills. Particular emphasis on contemporary culture and social customs in the Spanish-speaking world. An audiovisual program to develop phonological skills is a component of this course. No prerequisite.

SP 102  Beginning Spanish II  (4)  

Continuation of Spanish 101. Prerequisite: SP 101 or two years of high school Spanish, or consent of instructor.

(General Ed Humanities. Global Citizenship Ethics Div.)  

SP 105  Intensive Beginning Spanish I & II  (8)  

Same content as SP 101 and SP 102 but accomplished in one semester of intensive study. Not open to native speakers of Spanish or students who received credit for SP 101 or SP 102. Recommended for students who have already had some high school Spanish.

SP 201  Intermediate Spanish I  (3)  

This course is intended as reinforcement of the 5 skills learned in SP 102: speaking, listening, reading, writing and culture. Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: SP 102 or 3 years of high school Spanish with B or better.

(General Ed Humanities. Global Citizenship Ethics Div.)  

SP 202  Intermediate Spanish II  (3)  

This course is the continuation of SP 201. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisite: SP 201 or consent of the instructor.

(General Ed Humanities. Global Citizenship Ethics Div.)  

SP 207  Basic Spanish Conversation  (3)  

Development of oral skills with emphasis on practical vocabulary. Use of magazines, newspapers, and other topical materials as basis for conversation. Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: SP 202 or two years of high school Spanish, or consent of instructor.

SP 274  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Directed study. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

SP 290  Study Abroad Spanish Speaking Country  (1-15)  

Students who are planning to study in a Spanish speaking country should enroll under this number after consultation with their major advisor. Prerequisite: 1 year of university-level Spanish (SP 101/SP 102) or equivalent.

SP 295  Faculty Led Program Spanish Speaking Country  (0-6)  

Students who plan to study Spanish in a Spanish speaking country in a program led by a faculty member at Washburn should enroll in this class. Prerequisite: Consent of Faculty Group Leader.

SP 307  Contemporary Hispanic Culture  (3)  

This course explores the diversity and complexity of the Spanish-speaking world through its geography, history, politics, and cultural manifestations. Through the study of different media, the course examines how culture interprets and shapes the identity of Hispanic countries. THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. Spanish majors may enroll in this course and use it as an elective if not counting SP 308. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

(General Ed Humanities. Global Citizenship Ethics Div.)  

SP 308  Hispanic Narrative in Translation  (3)  

This course introduces students to some of the most important Hispanic speaking thinkers (writers, poets, and film directors). An emphasis on the historical and cultural context will provide students with a better understanding of literary texts and culture. Each course is organized around one theme or question subject to change. Students will enhance their skill of analyzing narrative [literature, films] and gain an understanding of historical and cultural aspects in the modern Spanish-speaking world. Students will work on producing good academic prose, clear and concise essays on novels, plays, poems, films and/or theoretical works studied in class. Selected films in Spanish will be shown with English subtitles. Class will be conducted in English and it is only valid for the major in the language as a correlated course. Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing or Consent of Instructor.

(General Ed Humanities. Global Citizenship Ethics Div.)  

SP 311  Spanish Grammar Review  (3)  

Comprehensive review of Spanish grammar with emphasis on the development of free composition. Grammatical accuracy, clarity, and the appropriate use of idioms and syntax are stressed. Offered fall semester only. Prerequisite: SP 202 or consent of instructor.

SP 312  Spanish Composition  (3)  

Development of grammatical accuracy and proficiency in composition. Use of readings to illustrate grammatical points and form the basis for composition and discussion. Offered spring semester only. Prerequisite: SP 311 or consent of instructor.

SP 315  Translation  (3)  

Spanish-English and English-Spanish translation of a variety of texts. Focus on techniques of translation and improving Spanish grammar, syntax and idioms. Prerequisite: SP 311 or consent of instructor.

SP 321  Spanish for Business  (3)  

Upper-level Spanish course applied to the world of business from a Hispanic cultural perspective, focusing on grammar review, vocabulary, cultural protocols and business concepts. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 324  Civilization of Spain  (3)  

Oral and written treatment of geography, history, art, economy, and customs in order to understand present conditions in this country. Use of multimedia resources. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 325  Civilization of Mexico  (3)  

Oral and written treatment of geography, history, art, economy, and customs in order to understand present conditions in this country. Use of multimedia resources. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 326  Civilization of Latin America  (3)  

Oral and written treatment of geography, history, art, economy, and customs in order to understand present conditions in this area of the world. Use of multimedia resources. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 331  Introduction to Hispanic Literature  (3)  

Intensive readings in modern Hispanic literature to give students critical methods for dealing with Hispanic literary genres. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 340  History/Literature Latin America  (3)  

This course focuses on the relationship between history and literature in modern Latin America. Through the study of novels, poetry, film, and other genres the course examines how authors use literature to interpret the meaning of history and society as well as moments in which literature became part of the historical process. THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. Students majoring in Spanish can take the course for Spanish credit if they do the readings, write papers, and take tests in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 350  Spanish Literature through the 19th Century  (3)  

Readings of unabridged works from the Middle Ages through the 19th century. Written and oral discussion of the literary significance of the works, as well as their sociohistorical background. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 353  Twentieth Century Spanish Peninsular Literature  (3)  

Readings and discussion of unabridged novels and plays as well as short stories and poetry of modern writers. Focus on the expression of contemporary problems and aspirations. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 370  Latin American Literature through the 19th Century  (3)  

Readings and discussion of unabridged novels, short stories, plays and poetry of Latin American writers from Pre-Hispanic to 19th century Latin America. Focus on how the past has shaped the contemporary traditions. The class will include discussion of modern adaptations of classic works (i.e., movies). Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 372  Twentieth Century Latin American Literature  (3)  

Readings and discussion of unabridged novels, plays, short stories, and poetry of modern writers. Focus on the expression of contemporary problems and aspirations. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

SP 374  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Directed study. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

SP 375  Spanish Seminar  (3)  

Application of the techniques of literary analysis to particular authors or literary movements. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

SP 380  Hispanic Culture thru Film  (3)  

This course is an introductory survey of the history of Hispanic film, and how film reflects and shapes Hispanic history, culture, and society. The course can focus on a particular Spanish-speaking country. Special attention will be paid to the study of significant movies, stars and directors, as well as the basics of critical language needed to talk and write about a film. Prerequisite: SP 312 or consent of instructor.

(General Ed Humanities. Global Citizenship Ethics Div.)  

SP 390  Study Abroad Spanish Speaking Country  (1-15)  

Students who are planning to study in a Spanish speaking country should enroll under this number after consultation with their major advisor. Prerequisite: 2nd year of university-level Spanish (SP 201/SP 202) or equivalent.

SP 395  Faculty Led Program Spanish Speaking Country  (0-6)  

Students who plan to study Spanish in a Spanish speaking country in a program led by a faculty member at Washburn should enroll in this class. Prerequisite: Consent of Faculty Group Leader.

SP 399  Special Topics/Spanish  (3)  

Study of individual authors or literary topics. May be repeated. See chairperson and/or schedule for current offerings. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

SP 400  Senior Thesis  (3-6)  

A major research project culminating in a thesis which deals with a literary topic, or other topics as approved by the thesis director. May be presented to the departmental faculty for consideration for departmental honors. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

SP 674  Independent Study  (3)  

Directed study. May be repeated. Prerequisites: Admission to MLS program and consent of instructor.

SP 699  Special Topics/Spanish  (3)  

Study of individual authors or literary topics. Prerequisites: Admission to MLS program and consent of instructor.