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SP130G-HU ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4). A study of the essentials of Spanish grammar; written and conversational exercises. Designed to help students understand, speak, read, and write Spanish. Emphasis is on speaking the language. [Skill: T]

SP131G-HU ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (4). A continuation of SPN111, designed to give the student intensive practice in oral-aural skills and further study of the structure of the Spanish language. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SP130G-HU.

SP190 STUDY ABROAD IN MEXICO (1-8). Designed for students who have had three semesters of college-level Spanish or fewer. The focus of this course will be spoken Spanish; however, reading and writing skills will be practiced at a commensurate level. Grammar topics may include: basic vocabulary, pronunciation, definite and indefinite articles, present and past tense conjugations, reflexive verbs, direct and indirect object pronouns, commands, the present and past subjunctive. Cultural topics will cover El Mariachi, the Aztec calendar, the Day of the Dead among others. Exact content will depend on where the students place in this course. Students may earn up to 12 lower division credits. Note that SPN193 credit can be earned in any semester through the partnership between Se Habla...La Paz Spanish Language School of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, and Wilmington College. Application and financial arrangements must be made through Se Habla...La Paz. For further information, go to http://www.sehablalapaz.com/ and click on the icon for Earn credit through Wilmington College!

SP230G-HU LEONES Y TIGRES Y OSOS…OH MY! (2). The Wizard of Oz, Hansel and Gretel, The Emperor's New Clothes as well as legends and folklore from around the Hispanic world will be the focus of this course. These stories have been edited and shortened making it easier for non Spanish speaking students to understand. Classroom discussion (in Spanish) is key to this course so students may develop conversational skills and strategies. The grammar that will be stressed includes: present tense, preterite and imperfect, object pronouns, the use of se, verbs like gustar and the present subjunctive. Conducted in Spanish. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SPN 131 or placement.

SP232G-HU THE CARTOON NETWORK (2). Comic strips are a great way to learn a foreign language. In this class students will translate, primarily from Spanish to English, popular comic strips like Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert, Haggar the Horrible and the popular Argentinean comic strip Mafalda, among others. Students will also create their own comic strips with the help of simple web sites. The course will introduce students to many idiomatic expressions and everyday vocabulary as well as develop their conversational skills. The grammar that will be stressed includes: present tense, preterite and imperfect, object pronouns, the use of se, verbs like gustar and the present subjunctive. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SPN 131 or placement.

SP235G-HU WHO AM I THIS TIME? ROLE-PLAYS IN SPANISH (2). I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. This is the idea behind role-play in a classroom setting. Role-play means putting yourself into somebody else's shoes, or when you stay in your own shoes but put yourself into an imaginary situation. So, in one class you might be an atheist who encounters an evangelist. In another you might be a rock star back stage deciding what groupies get invited back to your hotel room to party with you. Whatever the situation, this course is all about using your imagination to develop conversational skills and strategies. Grammar that will be covered in this class includes: the present and past subjunctive, all uses of se, the passive voice, future and conditional tenses, all perfect tenses. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SPN 131 or placement.

SP237G-HU SEXO, DROGAS Y ROCK Y ROLL: EL MUNDO CONTEMPORA’NEO (2). In this class students will have the opportunity to discuss current events in the Hispanic world. Topics may include, but are not limited to, politics, religion, show business, music, Hispanics in the United States, the drug trade, basically anything you find in any Spanish language newspaper or magazine. Developing conversational skills and strategies is a vital component to this class. The grammar that will be covered includes: the present and past subjunctive, all uses of se, the passive voice, future and conditional tenses, all perfect tenses. Conducted in Spanish. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SPN 131 or placement.

SP285 CULTURES AND LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM MODULE (CLAC) (1-2). CLAC courses allow Spanish students to "piggyback" courses they are already registered for in other disciplines by doing research in Spanish to complete an end-of-the-year project in the other discipline. Students will work with Spanish faculty to design and complete a project for any course that supports the CLAC option. Students must register both for a course offering the CLAC option and for the CLAC module. Students assessed at the intermediate level of language competency may register for a SP285 module; students with advanced skills may register for a SP385 module. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SP230G-HU, SP232G-HU, SP235G-HU or SP237G-HU.

SP330G-HU SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I (4). Engenders and integrates all of the language strategies to produce conversation and composition in Spanish. Daily group conversations, pair work and oral presentations are conducted in Spanish on a variety of topics, controversies and current issues gernmane to the Spanish speaking world. Frequent writing on the same subjects reinforces language skills. Problematic grammar (ser/estar, preterite/imperfect, the subjunctive, among others) will be reviewed throughout the semester. [Skill: T] Prerequisites: any two 200-level Spanish classes.

SP335G-HU INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC ARTS (4). An introduction to reading and/or interpreting complex works of art from
the Hispanic world, including film, art, prose, poetry, drama, and the essay. Attention is given to helping students analyze these works from an aesthetic, cultural, social, and political perspective while intending to develop a more sophisticated level of oral and written expression in Spanish. Complex areas of Spanish grammar will be reviewed as needed. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SP330G-HU.

SP340G-HU THE CULTURE OF LATIN AMERICA (4). An advanced course that provides an introduction to the culture of Latin America while continuing to enhance students' Spanish skills. The course willncompass Latin American society from pre-Colombian civilization to the contemporary era. Along the way, the diverse voices that make up Latin American culture will be explored. Particular attention will be given to the dynamic between change and tradition in society. Themes for this course include, but are not limited to: social class, ethnicity, family, religion, machismo, and the military. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SP330G-HU.

SP385 CULTURES AND LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM MODULE (CLAC) (1-2). see SP285. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: Any 300- or 400-level Spanish class.

SP390 STUDY ABROAD IN MEXICO (1-8). Designed for students who have had four semesters or more of college-level Spanish. The focus of this course will be spoken Spanish; however, reading and writing skills will be practiced at a commensurate level. The course provides further study of the basic grammar points in SPN193 as well as more in-depth study of the subjunctive and more advanced grammatical concepts. Cultural topics include: The Mexican Revolution, the Mexican oil industry, the production of chocolate and tequila among others. Exact content will depend on where students place in this course. Students may earn up to six upper division credits. Note that SPN393 credit can be earned in any semester through the partnership between Se Habla...La Paz Spanish Language School of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, and Wilmington College. Application and financial arrangements must be made through Se Habla...La Paz. For further information, go to http://www.sehablalapaz.com/ and click on the icon for Earn credit through Wilmington College!

SP430G-HU MASTERPIECES OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE (4). Study of major writers and selected masterpieces of Spanish-American literature. Emphasis on the cultural content and the influence of significant writers on literary concepts and trends.Includes written analysis of selected passages and oral presentations. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SP330G-HU.

SP433G-HU MASTERPIECES OF SPANISH LITERATURE (4). Study of major writers and selected masterpieces of Spanish literature. Emphasis on the cultural content and the influence of significant writers on literary concepts and trends.Includes written analysis of selected passages and oral presentations. [Skill: T] Prerequisite: SP330G-HU.