105. Spanish for Professionals I. 4 semester hours.
The first course of the two-course series designed to meet the needs of professional learners enabling them to achieve language competency goals within the context of their professional interests and in a learning environment designed to accommodate the lifestyle of the non-traditional student. Enrollment is limited to students in the School of Community Education.
101: Spanish for High Beginners 2 semester hours
Designed for students who have had 2 years or less of
previous instruction in Spanish but who are not yet ready to enter a 112 class.
Course will review essential structures needed to prepare students for 112
classes, focusing upon the communicative structures of reading, writing,
listening and speaking. Every year. (Prerequisite: workshop placement or
placement in 101 or permission of Spanish faculty)
106. Spanish for Professionals II. 4 semester hours.
The second course of the two-course series offered for students in the School of Community Education. Spanish 106 follows a modified individualized instruction format, with students meeting to review grammar, discuss and present assignments and projects. Students will receive assignments based on professional and/or personal interests and needs. Areas of interests include Spanish for business professionals, health care professionals and law enforcement. Students who successfully complete all work and activities in 106 will complete the language requirement. Enrollment is limited to students in the School of Community Education.
111. Beginning Spanish I. 5 semester hours.
Emphasis on elementary grammar, oral practice and required laboratory. Every year.
112F. Beginning Spanish II. 5 semester hours.
Grammar review, composition, oral practice, reading and required laboratory. Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or equivalent. Every year.
130A. Hispanic Literature. 4 semester hours.
Topics, chosen by the instructor, designed to be of interest to the entire campus community. Taught in English, readings in English. Topics will focus on issues of race, gender, national and ethnic identity formation. Alternate years.
150F. Intermediate Spanish. 5 semester hours.
This course is designed to offer students at the intermediate level an opportunity to acquire communicative skills, improve their formal knowledge of the language, and develop an awareness and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Prerequisite: Spanish 112 or equivalent. Every year.
230. Spanish Topics. 1-6 semester hours.
Topics, chosen by the instructor, designed to be of the interest of the entire campus community. Taught in English or Spanish, as designated by the instructor. Some sections may be writing intensive. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit.
Students may be awarded 5 or 6 semester hours for study abroad only.
241: Foreign Language Learning Center Tutor Training. 2 semester hours.
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train incoming and
potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign
Language Learning Center (FLLC). Students who complete the course will
receive a certificate from the College Reading and Learning Association
stating that they are certified level 2 tutors. This course is mandatory for
employment in the FLLC. Every year.
There are no course prerequisites for this course, but students must be
recommended by a language faculty member.
260: El mundo contemporáneo (Contemporary Issues of the Hispanic World) 2 sem. hr.
This course focuses on contemporary issues of the Hispanic world including
topics such as immigration, politics, pop culture, economics, demography,
religion, social class, and globalization. The course will help students develop
conversational skills and strategies.
Prerequisite: Spanish 112 or Spanish 150 or placement at the 200-level. Every
261. El mundo físico (The Physical World) 2 sem. hr.
This course serves as an introduction to the Hispanic world by highlighting the
diverse nature and cultures of Spanish-speaking people focusing on speech
patterns, climate, geography and environmental issues. The course will also
develop language skills that will enhance student’s ability to express themselves
in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 112 or Spanish 150 or placement at the 200
level. Every year.
262: Entre dos mundos: el arte de la traducción. 2 semester hours
This intermediate course will introduce students to the theory (theories) and practices
of translation. Through translation practice from Spanish to English, and English to
Spanish, students will focus on nuance, style and context of language/text. Students
will read selected essays on translation, read selected texts in dual language versions,
and create their own translations of short texts. Prerequisites: Spanish 112 or Spanish 150 or placement at the 200-level. Every year.
263: El cine y el cambio social (Film and Social Change). 2 sem.hr.
This course introduces students to films from Spain and Latin America that
intersect with social and historical transitions. Students will explore the cultural
context of each film, analyze major themes, and discuss the role of film as a
reflection of and catalyst for social change. The course will focus on aiding
students in developing language skills for description and reporting.
Prerequisites: Spanish 112 or Spanish 150 or placement at the 200-level. Every year.
264: Voces del pasado (Voices of the Past). 2 sem hr.
This course gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the Spanish-speaking
world by examining its rich cultural heritage. Through reading and writing
activities, student learners will explore the complexity of the Hispanic world and how
historical events have influenced human contact. The course will help students develop
language skills for description and narration in the past. Every year. Prerequisites: 4
sem. hrs. of 200-level courses in Spanish.
265: La diversidad en el mundo hispano (Diversity in the
Spanish-speaking World). 2 semester hours
This intermediate course will provide students the opportunity to explore human
diversity in the Spanish-speaking world, in both historical and contemporary
contexts. Through reading, viewing and writing activities students will gain an
understanding of the complexities of identity, ethnicity and multiculturalism
across the Hispanic world, including the United States. The course will aid
students in developing language skills to express and support opinion. Every year.
Prerequisite: 4 sem. hr. of 200-level coursework in Spanish.
301A. Introduction to Hispanic Literature. 4 semester hours.
Provides an introduction to the major periods and movements through which Hispanic literature has evolved, from its beginnings to the 19th century. Designed to provide the student with the opportunity to acquire the technical vocabulary of the Hispanic literary critic. Includes discussions of the artistic implications of literature and presentation of the four basic genres: narrative, poetry, drama and essay. Writing intensive. Prerequisite: 8 semester hours at the 200-level including Spanish 264 and 265. Alternate years.
302A. Introduction to Hispanic Literature II. 4 semester hours.
Continuation of Spanish 301, provides the student with a survey of 19th and 20th centuries. Significant figures and literary currents of the Hispanic world are presented. Writing intensive. Prerequisite: 8 semester hours at the 200-level including Spanish 264 and 265. Alternate years.
330. Topics in Advanced Hispanic Literature. 4 semester hours.
This topics course is designed for the student in the 300 level (and above) in Spanish. With topics chosen by the instructor, Spanish 330 complements the topics courses at the 100 and 200 level, providing additional learning opportunities for students in the Spanish language. Prerequisite: 8 semester hours at the 200-level including Spanish 264 and 265 or permission of instructor. Offered as need arises. This course may be repeated for credit.
350H. Spanish Peninsular Civilization. 4 semester hours.
Cultural survey of Spain from its earliest history to the present with an emphasis on contemporary Peninsular culture. Lectures and discussions are supplemented by readings as well as presentations that reflect the history and development of Spanish civilization. Prerequisite: 8 semester hours at the 200-level including Spanish 264 and 265. Alternate years.
351H. Latin American Culture. 4 semester hours.
Study of the development of Latin America focusing on the cause, meaning and effects of events, which have shaped its culture. The course objective is to show the unity of Latin American culture. Prerequisite: 8 semester hours at the 200-level including Spanish 264 and 265. Alternate years.
380. Methods for Teaching Foreign Language (K-12). 4 semester hours.
Course to acquire an understanding of the history and rationale for foreign language instruction and of the relationship between theories of language and learning and classroom practice. The students learn to plan, implement, and evaluate language instruction for students at the middle and secondary school levels, and to enrich curriculum content to promote appreciation of the customs, values and history of other cultures. Field experience is included. Prerequisites: 8 semester hours at the 200-level including Spanish 264 and 265. Alternate years.
415. Advanced Studies in Spanish Language. 4 semester hours.
It is especially recommended for students who seek advanced work in grammar, with the goal of producing idiomatic Spanish. Students will acquire an understanding of more sophisticated grammar structures and their interrelations. Prerequisites: 8 semester hours at the 200-level and a 300-level course taught in Spanish. Alternate years.
425. Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literature I. 4 semester hours.
In-depth study of topics and themes in Peninsular literature. Course will include reading, analysis and discussion of selected literary works. Prerequisite: any 300-level course taught in Spanish. Writing intensive. Alternate years.
426. Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literature II. 4 semester hours.
In-depth study of topics and themes in Latin American literature. Course will include reading, analysis and discussion of selected literary works. Prerequisite: any 300-level course taught in Spanish. Writing intensive. Alternate years.
427. The Silver Screen. 4 semester hours.
This course will familiarize students with the history of film in the Hispanic world. Students will view works by prominent directors from Spain and the Americas, as well as explore issues and trends in Hispanic films. Prerequisite: any 300-level course taught in Spanish. Every third year.
430. Intensive Spanish Conversation. 2 semester hours.
Expansion of oral communication skills in different areas of concentration such as business, medicine, literature and politics. Emphasis on modes of expression and lexicon enhancement. Prerequisite: any 300-level course taught in Spanish. Every third year.
434. Spanish Pronunciation. 2 semester hours.
Introduction to Spanish phonology with particular attention to speech characteristics and to dialectal differences in Peninsular and Spanish American phonology. Oral drill to improve pronunciation and diction. Prerequisite: Any 300-level course taught in Spanish. Every third year.
450. Spanish Seminar. 4 semester hours.
In-depth study of a literary movement, problem, author, or genre. Topic to be chosen by instructor. Required of each Spanish major. Prerequisites: Spanish 301 or 302 and one 400-level Spanish course. Writing intensive. Every year.
490. Independent Study. Variable credit.
This course may be repeated for credit.
491. Internship. Variable credit.
This course may be repeated for credit.
494. Methodology of Early Childhood Spanish Language Education. 2 semester hours.
This course is designed to give students seeking the P-12 licensure in Spanish experience in foreign language teaching at the elementary school level. The course requires a six-week field experience of observation and supervised teaching of Spanish in one of the local elementary schools. Prerequisites: 8 semester hours at the 200-level including Spanish 264 and 265. Alternate years.
499. Honors Thesis/Project. Variable credit.
Prerequisite: 3.50 GPA and permission of the Department Chair.