Span 1010: ( 4 credits) This is an introductory Spanish course. Students learn basic vocabulary in order to interact with basic spoken and written information to express feelings, emotions and opinions. Students understand and contribute to basic target language discussion of various topics and gain a basic understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and perspectives.
Span 1020: (4 credits) In this course, students continue learning basic vocabulary and elementary grammar which will enable them to communicate in present and past tense. At the end of the course student should be able to communicate a variety of topics such as daily routine, free time activities, health and cultural activities. Students gain a basic understanding of Hispanic cultural practices and perspectives.
Span 1040: ( 4 credits) An accelerated beginner course that accomplishes the objectives of Span 1020 and Span 1020 in half the time. The same grammatical, linguistic and cultural objectives are achieved as listed above.
SPAN 2210: (6 credits) An accelerated intermediate course that accomplishes the objectives of 2010 and 2020 (see above). This completes the General Education sequence for Spanish.
Span 3980: ( 3 credits ) By the end of this course students will be able to understand major historical developments of Ecuador from per-colonial to contemporary times as well as an overview of its societies and culture. This course is meant to develop your cultural as well as your linguistic competency. The intellectual experience of learning in two languages will help you to develop mental flexibility and therefore, linguistic flexibility. You are required to use only Spanish during class, workshops and field trips.
Suggested course combinations:
SPAN 1010 or 1020 or 1040 and IS 2100 (7 credits)
SPAN 2010 and IS 2100 (six credits)
SPAN 2020 and either IS 2100 or SPAN 3980 (six credits)
SPAN 2210 (six credits)
SPAN 3980 and IS 2100 (six credits for students who have already finished their Spanish gen ed requirements)