• Spanish Courses

FS 101 - Elementary Spanish I

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course, intended for students with no Spanish at all or no more than two years of high school Spanish. Practice in the classroom is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. Spanish 101 is to be taken before 102.

FS 102 - Elementary Spanish II

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course, intended for students with no Spanish at all or no more than two years of high school Spanish. Practice in the classroom is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. Intended for students with no more than three years of high school Spanish or students who completed Spanish 101. Prerequisite: Spanish 101.

FS 201 - Intermediate Spanish I

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence (Spanish 201-202). A review of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course sequence emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Spanish through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to Hispanic literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. Students who register for Spanish 201 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the Foreign Language Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of Foreign Language Studies. Prerequisite: Four years of high school Spanish or Spanish 102.

FS 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence. A review of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course sequence (Spanish 201-202) emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Spanish through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to Hispanic literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. Students who register for Spanish 202 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the Foreign Language Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of Foreign Language Studies. Prerequisite: Spanish 201.

FS 301 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Introduction to the four principal genres of Hispanic literature. Fundamentals of literary analysis through a selection of texts from Medieval through contemporary Spanish literature, and colonial through twentieth-century Latin American literature. Prerequisites: Spanish 300A or 318 (if not a native speaker) and Spanish 300B; and English 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.

FS 305 - Survey of Spanish-American Literature

Survey of Latin-American literature studying representative works from the Colonial period through the twentieth-century. Genres covered include novel, drama, poetry, essay, and short story. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 301 or permission of the department chair; and English 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.

FS 309 - Culture and Civilization Spain

Study of the culture and civilization of Spain from pre-historic times to the present day. The first part of the course will present the major historical developments and artistic movements of the Iberian Peninsula with special focus placed upon the plastic arts (painting, architecture, sculpture). The second part of the course will focus on contemporary socio-cultural issues such as the Spanish economy, politics (dictatorship and democracy), society, and cultural life. Taught in Spanish.

FS 313 - Commercial Spanish

Designed to acquaint the students with the mercantile practice, documents, and terminology needed for the understanding of the business usages of Spanish-speaking countries. Prerequisite: Spanish 202 or five or more years of Spanish or Advanced Placement credits.

FS 399 - Independent Study in Spanish

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of Spanish language, culture, and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

FS 409 - Advanced Spanish: Grammar and Stylistics

Focuses on the study of advanced grammar and style through writing, translation, and oral practice in Spanish. It is intended for majors and for teachers or students intending to teach. Prerequisites: Spanish 300B and 300A or Spanish 313. (Native Spanish speakers only need to take Spanish 300B with departmental approval).

FS 416 - Medieval and Golden Age of Spanish Literature

An in-depth study of three periods of Spanish Peninsular literature: Medieval, Golden Age, and Baroque. Works include Poema de Mio Cid, La Celestina, La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes and other picaresque novels. The poetry of Gongora and Quevedo will also be studied. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: Spanish 301, 300B, and either Spanish 305 or 307, or permission of the department.

FS 499 - Independent Study in Spanish

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of Spanish language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.