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101 Beginning Spanish I

Content: Basic vocabulary and structural patterns of Spanish. Present and past tenses.  Aspects of Hispanic culture. Practice in using the language: oral comprehension and development of skills in speaking, reading, writing Spanish. Interactive learning center for individual student practice.

Prerequisite: None. Must be taken in sequence.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits each.

102 Beginning Spanish II

Content: Basic vocabulary and structural patterns of Spanish. Present and past tenses.  Aspects of Hispanic culture. Practice in using the language: oral comprehension and development of skills in speaking, reading, writing Spanish. Interactive learning center for individual student practice.

Prerequisite: Span 101 or placement.  Must be taken in sequence.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits each.

201 Intermediate Spanish I

Content: Study of grammar, vocabulary, culture, and civilization. Drills and activities to develop conversational skills. Short compositions and group presentations based on selected cultural readings. Interactive learning center for student practice.

Prerequisite for 201: Spanish 102 or placement exam. Must be taken in sequence.

Prerequisite for 202: Spanish 201, 201A or equivalent, or placement exam. Must be taken in sequence.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits each.

202 Intermediate Spanish II

Content: Study of grammar, vocabulary, culture, and civilization. Drills and activities to develop conversational skills. Short compositions and group presentations based on selected cultural readings. Interactive learning center for student practice.

Prerequisite for 202: Spanish 201 or placement exam. Must be taken in sequence.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits each.

 

230 Hispanic Literature in Translation

Content: Major works of Latin American and Spanish narrative literature, with emphasis on authors who treat relevant social, political, historical, or cultural issues. Topics vary from year to year. Taught in English; no background in Spanish language or Hispanic literature required.

Prerequisite: None.

Taught: Alternate years, 4 semester credits. May be taken twice for credit if the topic is different.

251, 252 Intermediate Conversational Spanish

Content: Development of speaking and listening skills. Topics of conversation and sources of new vocabulary, idioms, sentence patterns found in newspapers, magazines, videos. Two sections per semester; students may be assigned by level of proficiency.

Prerequisite: Spanish 201.

Taught: Annually, 2 semester credits each. Both courses may be taken twice for credit or taken in sequence for a maximum of 4 credits, credit-no credit.


261, 262 Advanced Conversational Spanish

Content: Development of advanced speaking and listening skills. Topics of conversation and sources of new vocabulary, idioms, sentence patterns found in newspapers, magazines, videos. Two sections per semester.

Prerequisite: Spanish 202.

Taught: Annually, 2 semester credits each. Both courses may be taken twice for credit or taken in sequence for a maximum of 4 credits, credit-no credit.

301 Spanish Composition and Conversation

Content: Oral expression, idiomatic usage, creative and expository writing with advanced grammar review. Readings, discussions, and compositions based on selections from Hispanic culture and literature, magazines, videos, materials from the Internet. Emphasis on developing proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 202 or equivalent, or placement exam.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits.

 

321 Introduction to Literary Studies

Content: Literary analysis and compositions based on selected readings from Spanish and Latin American literature. Advanced work in composition including explication of literary texts.

Prerequisite: Spanish 301 or equivalent.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits.

360 Latin America and Spain: Pre-Columbian to Baroque

Content: Introduction to major trends in Latin American and Spanish literature from their beginnings to the Baroque period. Selected works from Latin America and Spain read in the context of cultural and historical events.

Prerequisite: Spanish 321 or consent of instructor.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits.

370 Latin America and Spain: Enlightenment to the Present

Content: Introduction to major trends in Latin American and Spanish literature from the Enlightenment period to the present day. Selected works from Latin America and Spain read in the context of cultural and historical events.

Prerequisite: Spanish 321 or consent of instructor.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits.

440 Topics in Hispanic Literatures

Content: Study of a genre, a literary movement, or a topic in Hispanic literatures (Peninsular and/or Latin American, or U.S. Latino). Extensive oral and written work culminating in a research paper written in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 360 or 370.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

444 Spanish Practicum

Content: Independent work under faculty supervision on a project dealing with the Hispanic community. Details of content, evaluation, title, and academic credit determined by student in consultation with faculty member.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Taught: Each semester, 1-4 semester credits.

446 Special Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

Content: Study of a genre, an author, a literary movement, or a topic in Hispanic literatures and cultures (Peninsular and/or Latin American, or U.S. Latino). Extensive oral and written work culminating in a research paper written and presented in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 360 or 370.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

450 Special Topics

Content: Special topics or issues of Hispanic literature and culture. Extensive oral and written work culminating in a research paper written in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Spanish 360 or 370.

Taught: Annually, 4 semester credits. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

490 Honors Thesis

Content: Independent research project suitable for granting departmental honors. Details determined by student in conference with supervising faculty member.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Departmental approval.

Taught: Annually, 1-4 semester credits, credit-no credit.

 

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    Hispanic Studies Program is located in Miller Center on the Undergraduate Campus.

    voice 503-768-7420 fax 503-768-7434

    Section Head Freddy Vilches

    Hispanic Studies Program

    • Hispanic Studies ProgramLewis & Clark0615 S.W. Palatine Hill RoadMSC 30PortlandOR97219