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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. FS-101 is to be taken before FS-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 FS-101. Prerequisite: FS-101.

FS 201 - Intermediate Spanish I

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence (FS-201-FS-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 FS-201 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Four years of high school Spanish or FS-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 (FS-201-FS-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 FS-202 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: FS-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: FS-300A or FS-318 (if not a native speaker) and FS-300B; and EN-101 and EN-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: FS-301 or permission of the department chair; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

FS 307 - Survey of Spanish Literature

Survey of Peninsular Spanish literature that focuses on drama, short story, and poetry from the Medieval period until the beginning of the eighteenth century. Emphasis will be on the drama of the Renaissance and Baroque periods incorporating playwrights such as Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, and Calderon de la Barca. In addition, poets and writers such as Garcilaso, Fray Luis, Santa Teresa, and Maria de Zayas are included. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: FS-301 or permission of the department chair.

FS 310 - Culture and Civilization of Latin America

The natural aspects and historical evolution of the culture and civilization of Latin American countries. Landmarks in the political, economic, cultural and social history of the continent are traced from the pre-colonial times to the present. Students are introduced to, and familiarized with, the world of Latin American history, life, thought, and feelings. Emphasis is given to aspects of Latin America today such as the new political and economic map in the twenty-first century, women's impact in politics, LGBT issues, religion, education, science and technology, music, art, and film. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites:EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

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: FS-202 or five or more years of Spanish or Advanced Placement credits.

FS 315 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

An introduction to the linguistic analysis of the Spanish language from the point of view of its internal organization and sound system. Intended for Spanish majors and will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Students will be introduced to the morphological study of the language; an introduction to Spanish phonetics in theory and practice will incorporate the history of the Spanish language from Latin to modern Spanish. Discussion of Hispanic dialectology and geolinguistics. Prerequisite: Four years of high school Spanish or four semesters of college Spanish.

FS 411A - Writing for the Media in Spanish

Focus on writing for all Spanish media (print and online news, television, radio). Fundamentals of news writing, news editing, online journalism, editorial writing, and feature writing will be studied. The class will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: CO-211 and CO-225. Corequisites: FS-301 and FS-300B.

FS 413 - Advanced Business Spanish II

Introduces the terminology and the techniques used in commercial transactions, including interpretation and writing of business materials. Enhances students' ability to function effectively in an increasingly important commercial-language environment, locally in the United States as well as abroad, in any Spanish-speaking country. Develops students' geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world, as these are central to being able to successfully conduct business in Spanish. Concentrates on vocabulary and linguistic and cultural background needed when dealing with subjects such as goods and services, marketing, finance, foreign market, and import-export. Prerequisites: FS-313; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

FS 415 - The Literature and Culture of Post-Franco Spain

An in-depth analysis of the literary and cultural scene in contemporary Spain in light of the after-effects of the Spanish Civil War and subsequent forty-year dictatorship. Will consider particular problems and issues that have arisen in democratic Spain through close readings and discussions of some of the most significant narrative and cinematic texts of the Post-Franco period including relevant literary and cultural criticism. Will be taught completely in Spanish. Prerequisites: FS-300B and FS-301.

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.

FS 599 - Independent Study in Spanish

Development and execution of a relevant reading and research project leading to significant written work designed by the student in consultation with the research director. Subject chosen for study should be related with any area of Spanish or Spanish American literature of special interest to the student. Students applying must demonstrate their knowledge of research techniques and their ability to apply them to the specific area of study chosen. It is also required that the students should be able to present the results of their research in appropriate written and oral form. Prerequisites: Permission of the program director, chair, and research director. Student must be within last twelve credits of graduation and have a GPA of at least 3.00.