This course introduces students to the basic elements of the Spanish language. Together with its complement SPAN 201, this course will enable a student to speak and write simple Spanish in a range of everyday situations. By viewing 26, half-hour television programs and other material, students will develop oral and written skills through the study of vocabulary, grammar, and idioms. Pronunciation, comprehension, and writing are emphasized and are an essential component of the course. SPAN 200 is a prerequiste for SPAN 201.
SPAN 301 consists of four integrated components: grammar, vocabulary, culture, and literature. The course reviews and further develops basic language skills acquired in First Year Spanish. The emphasis is on reviewing and learning grammar structures and on vocabulary acquisition. The objective of SPAN 301 is to strengthen both written and oral skills that will enable students to communicate in a variety of contexts.
SPAN 400 reviews and further develops language skills acquired in the first two years of Spanish. The emphasis is on advanced grammatical structures and on acquisition of more specialized vocabulary. The objective of SPAN 400 is to strengthen both written and oral skills that will enable students to communicate in a variety of contexts with emphasis on achieving an advanced level of mastery of complicated grammar. Students are expected to perform simple literary analysis exercises in this course