Courses Descriptions


Bilingual Supplemental (EC-12)

Students who pursue Bilingual certification must be prepared to take the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT) in Spanish. Course work that will support the language requirements: SPAN 1410, 1420, 2310, 2320. Qualified students may make arrangements with the Department of Spanish Studies for credit by exam for these courses.

Spanish (SPAN)

1410 Elementary Spanish I (3-1) No prerequisites. For students who have had no previous instruction in the language, or have had one year or less of high school Spanish. Introduces pat- terns of pronunciation, basic conversation, grammar, reading and writing exercises, and aspects of Hispanic civilization. One hour of laboratory practice a week is required. Credit for this course may be earned by CLEP. Face to Face and Hybrid Classes (Fall, Summer I)

1420 Elementary Spanish II (3-1) Prerequisite: SPAN 1410 or equivalent. For students who have had one semester of college level Spanish or one year of high school Spanish. This course is a continuation of SPAN 1410. One hour of laboratory practice a week is required. Credit for this course may be earned by CLEP. Face to Face and Hybrid Classes (Spring, Summer II)

2310 Intermediate Spanish I (3-0) Prerequisite: SPAN 1420 or equivalent. For students who have completed one year of college Spanish or two years of high school Spanish. Reviews and expands work done in Elementary Spanish, including conversation, grammar, reading and writing. Broadens awareness of Hispanic culture and civilization. Credit for this course may be earned by departmental examination. Face to Face and Hybrid Classes (Fall, Summer I)

2320 Intermediate Spanish II (3-0) Prerequisite: SPAN 2310 or equivalent. For students who have completed three semesters of college Spanish or three years of high school Spanish. This course is a continuation of SPAN 2310. Credit for this course may be earned by departmental examination. Face to Face and Hybrid Classes (Spring, Summer II)

3301 Adv. Conversation and Phonetics (3-0) (Cross-listed as BIED 3301) Prerequisite: SPAN 2320 and SPAN 3331), or departmental approval. Designed to strengthen speaking skills through a variety of listening, writing, reading, and socio-cultural awareness, the students will work with short and full length films and readings from Spain and Latin America, using them as starting point, source of information, and illustration of language in a cultural context for class discussion. You will practice these skills often as you improve your oral proficiency in Spanish. (Spring odd and even years)

3331 Grammar and Composition (3-0) (Cross-listed as BIED 3331) Prerequisites: SPAN 2320 or departmental approval. An in-depth study of the grammatical structure of Spanish. With emphasis on idiomatic expressions, syntax and the development of an individual literary style. (Fall odd years)

3363 Hispanic Culture and Civilization (3-0) Prerequisite: SPAN 2320 or departmental approval. A study of Iberian and Spanish American patterns of civilization. Key aspects of Hispanic history, economy, art, political life, and cultural topography are studied. (Fall odd years)

4x95 Independent Studies (variable credit) Prerequisites: Persons pursuing certification, public school personnel, or permission of instructor. A study program arranged between an advanced student and an instructor to provide intensive study in a particular area of interest. The course includes a definition of goals appropriate for the advanced student, ways of attaining those goals, a schedule for frequent consultation, and means of measuring progress.

XX99 Special Topics (level and credit variable) Prerequisites: permission of instructor. Elective for majors, minors and teaching fields. Courses of this nature are infrequent or unique topics of study offered occasionally to groups of students to broaden the departmental curriculum, to meet student demand, or to observe special events. Courses of this type may be repeated for credit when topics vary. (By arrangement)