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SPAN 1100 Hispanic Culture And Spanish Language (0 credits)

Students acquire a basic understanding of the Hispanic culture and language. This course is taught in English, but basic Spanish expressions and Hispanic customs are emphasized. It is particularly suitable for students who have never studied a foreign language. The multidisciplinary composition of this course complements the study of all academic areas including International Studies.
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SPAN 1111 Elementary Spanish I (4 credits)

Study and practice of the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Stress on pronunciation, basic grammatical forms, and language patterns. Special emphasis on the Hispanic culture and civilization. Liberal Education Goal Area 8
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SPAN 1112 Elementary Spanish II (4 credits)

Study and practice of the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Stress on pronunciation, basic grammatical forms, and language patterns. Special emphasis on the Hispanic culture and civilization. Prerequisite: SPAN 1111 or consent of instructor. Liberal Education Goal Area 8
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SPAN 2211 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)

Continuation of practice in the development of the four basic language skills. Continued acquisition of grammatical forms. Strong emphasis on the culture and civilization of Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: SPAN 1112 or consent of instructor. Liberal Education Goal Area 8
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SPAN 2212 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)

Continuation of practice in the development of the four basic language skills. Continued acquisition of grammatical forms. Strong emphasis on the culture and civilization of Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: SPAN 2211 or consent of instructor. Liberal Education Goal Area 8
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SPAN 3300 Study Abroad (1-18 credits)

Variable semester credits up to 18 credits to be granted to students of Bemidji State University for resident study in Spanish language area.
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SPAN 3311 Composition and Conversation (3 credits)

A course designed to refine the basic skills of understanding oral and written Spanish and improving the correct grammatical writing of Spanish. The emphasis is on Spanish composition through literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 2212 or consent of instructor. Liberal Education Goal Area 8
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SPAN 3312 Advanced Readings and Conversation (3 credits)

Continuation of the practice in the skills of speaking, listening, and writing, with emphasis on reading both Spanish and Latin American short stories and plays. Prerequisite: SPAN 3311 or consent of instructor. Liberal Education Goal Area 8
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SPAN 3313 Spanish Conversation Workshop (1-4 credits)

A course designed to refine the basic skills of understanding oral Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2212 or consent of instructor; Corequisite: SPAN 3311 and SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 3314 Spanish for the Professions (3 credits)

A course designed to develop the Spanish vocabulary necessary for work in a specific field. Professional areas change as announced: medical professions, education, business and finance, social work, criminal justice, law and the courtroom. Prerequisites: SPAN 3311 and SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 3315 Advanced Spanish Grammar Review (2 credits)

A course for advanced students who need a systematic review of Spanish morphology and syntax. Emphasis on special problems such as accentuation, uses of the subjunctive, prepositions and pronouns, "ser/estar." Prerequisites: SPAN 2212 or SPAN 3311. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4413 Hispanic Short Fiction (3 credits)

A study of selected works of short fiction from Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4414 The Hispanic Novel (3 credits)

A study of selected novels from Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4415 A Study of Selected Hispanic Drama (3 credits)

A study of selected works. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4416 Hispanic Poetry (3 credits)

A study of selected works. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4418 Medieval and Golden Age Literature (3 credits)

A study of selected works of early Spanish literature and the Siglo de Oro and their social and cultural context. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. Might not be offered every year.
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SPAN 4419 Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature (3 credits)

A study of selected works representative of the Spanish literary movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and/or content determined by instructor to meet specific needs of students and a particular class. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. Might not be offered every year.
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SPAN 4420 Twentieth Century Literature (3 credits)

A study of selected works of twentieth century Spanish and Latin American authors and their social and cultural context. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. Might not be offered every year.
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SPAN 4421 Women in Hispanic Literature and Culture (3 credits)

A study of selected literature from a broad range of Hispanic women writers from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4422 Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States (3 credits)

A bilingual offering of selected works of authors of Hispanic literature in the United States. Prerequisite: ENGL 2152 or ENGL 3150. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4423 From Text to Image: Hispanic Film and Literature (3 credits)

A study of the relationship between narrative and cinema in the Hispanic world. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4426 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3 credits)

History of Spanish American culture and civilization from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. [Might not be offered every year.]
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SPAN 4427 Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 credits)

History of Spanish culture and civilization from antiquity to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. Might not be offered every year.
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SPAN 4428 Modern Language Honors (2-4 credits)

See Department Chair for course requirements. Prerequisite: SPAN 3312 or consent of instructor. Might not be offered every year.
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SPAN 4430 Spanish Grammar and Linguistics (1 credits)

The application of knowledge from ML 3430 Linguistics to the Spanish language. Intensive grammar review as needed. Emphasis on aspects of the language that enhance the teaching of Spanish to English-speaking students. Corequisite: ML 3430.
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