Course Information

​Course Number ​Title ​GE
SPAN047 Spanish Club Activity
The Spanish Club is an organization of The University of Findlay students that promotes awareness of the language and culture of the Hispanic people. Spanish Club members actively participate in University activities such as High School Spanish Day, International Day, International Night, and Hispanic Heritage Week.
SPAN120 Elementary Spanish I Y
This course is a beginning sequence, which stresses fundamentals of grammar, readings, composition, conversation, and culture, using materials dealing with Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America.
SPAN121 Elementary Spanish II Y
Prerequisite: SPAN 120 or equivalent. This course is a beginning sequence, which stresses fundamentals of grammar, readings, composition, conversation, and culture, using materials dealing with Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America.
SPAN205 Service Learning in Spanish
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor This course provides students with opportunities to serve the community through service learning projects and to further develop their language skills and deepen their cultural knowledge outside of classrooms. Projects may include service at schools, agencies, or businesses. Service projects must be approved by a supervising faculty prior to their beginning. This course may be repeated for up to six semester hours provided the projects are different. (A total of three hours may be counted for Spanish major or minor.)
SPAN220 Intermediate Spanish I Y
Prerequisite for SPAN 220: SPAN 121 or equivalent This course covers intermediate grammar, composition, conversation, and culture, as well as the reading of short stories and novel excerpts, illustrated with audio-visual aids.
SPAN221 Intermediate Spanish II Y
Prerequisite for SPAN 221: SPAN 220 or equivalent This course covers intermediate grammar, composition, conversation, and culture, as well as the reading of short stories and novel excerpts, illustrated with audio-visual aids.
SPAN310 Advanced Strategies for Reading and Writing in Spanish Y
Prerequisites: SPAN 221 and 332 or 336 This course provides a transition to literature and culture courses which are taught in Spanish. It emphasizes advanced reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary acquisition, and writing skills.
SPAN320 Spanish Composition Y
Prerequisite: SPAN 332, 336, or permission of the instructor This course provides intensive work on various styles of Spanish composition for academic and non-academic uses. It explores differences between oral and written communication. The course includes group work and discussions as well as frequent individual compositions.
SPAN325 Culture of Spain (in Spanish) Y
Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or 320 Taught in Spanish, this course integrates the political, economic, social, geographical, and cultural forces that shape Spain.
SPAN328 Span Amer. Culture (in Spanish) Y
Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or 320 Taught in Spanish, this course integrates the political, economic, social, geographical, and cultural forces that shape America.
SPAN332 Spanish Conversation and Pronunciation Y
Prerequisite: SPAN 221 or equivalent This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to improve pronunciation and oral/conversational fluency in Spanish through communicative activities, story telling, discussion of topics related to the Hispanic world, and comprehensive practice through use of audio and video materials.
SPAN336 Spanish for Spanish Speakers Y
Prerequisite: SPAN 221 or equivalent This course is designed to address the unique needs of the student who has grown up in an English-speaking culture but within a Spanish- speaking community and/or home. Readings, lectures, and classroom activities aim at giving the students a greater knowledge and appreciation of their own cultural and linguistic heritage, helping them distinguish between standard and non-standard Spanish, adding more standard terms to students' vocabulary, improving spelling and use of written accent marks, giving students a second grammar to use in a professional or formal context.
SPAN341 Spanish Culture (in English) Y
Taught in English, this course integrates the political, economic, social, geographical, and cultural forces that shape Spain. (This course does not count for the Spanish major or minor.)
SPAN344 Spanish-American Culture (in English) Y
Taught in English, this course integrates the political, economic, social, geographical, and cultural forces that shape Spanish America. (This course does not count for the Spanish major or minor.)
SPAN345 Literature of Spain: Major Works Y
Prerequisite: SPAN 325 This course features a survey of the major works of Spanish literature from El Cid through the 20th century or literary works of a specific theme, genre, or period. This course may be taken twice, provided the topics are different.
SPAN346 Spanish-American Literature Y
Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or 320 This course features a survey of the major works of Spanish-American literature from the 16th through 20th century, or literary works of a specific theme, genre, or period. This course may be taken twice, provided the topics are different.
SPAN350 Spanish for Professionals Y
Designed for students with little or no background in Spanish, this course serves students who need to communicate with the Spanish speaker in the various professions. This course integrates thematically related vocabulary and grammar and it is geared to Spanish for specific purposes. It has three basic purposes: 1) to study the Spanish language with an emphasis on basic patterns; 2) to acquire vocabulary especially useful in practical situations and professions; and 3) to familiarize the student with the culture of Spanish-speaking people. The course topics vary by semester. (Does not count toward the major, minor, or license.)
SPAN360 Prof Comm in Spanish I
Prerequisite: SPAN 332, 336, or permission of the instructor This course gives students knowledge of Spanish needed in the world of work. It introduces students to vocabulary needed in the professions, to common business transactions, and to broad cultural values needed by anyone from any field of study who plans to travel, do an internship, or work in an international setting where Spanish is spoken. Students write a professional resume and learn to manage a job interview. It is geared to Spanish for special purposes or applied, interdisciplinary, or content- based Spanish learning. Spanish is the instructional language of the classroom.
SPAN361 Prof Comm in Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPAN 360 or permission of the instructor This course continues the study of Spanish for professional purposes. It continues to develop the students' professional vocabulary, knowledge of common business transactions, and cultural values needed in the world of work. Students read and lead class discussions on authentic articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers relating to a professional area of interest. Students will complete a research paper on a topic approved by the instructor that provides a capstone experience and contributes to each student's portfolio.
SPAN362 Spanish Grammar and Syntax I
Prerequisite: SPAN 221 or permission of the instructor This course offers an intensive study of the conventions of standard Spanish grammar and syntax. Additional study will include error correction and short compositions, especially useful for future teachers and others interested in the Spanish language. Spanish is the instructional language of the classroom.
SPAN363 Spanish Grammar and Syntax II
Prerequisite: SPAN 362 or permission of the instructor This course offers an intensive study of the conventions of standard Spanish grammar and syntax. Extensive oral and written work will also be required--useful for all who want to polish their written syntactic and grammatical skills. Spanish is the instructional language of the classroom.
SPAN400 Sem. in Conversational Topics
Prerequisite: SPAN 332 or 336 This course is designed to improve the fluency of advanced students through authentic conversation on diverse topics of interest. Students can practice conversational language skills by interacting with native and non-native speakers of Spanish.
SPAN490 Advanced Studies in Spanish
Prerequisite: SPAN 310 and permission of instructor In different semesters, this course may provide advanced work in literature, applied linguistics and culture, or may focus on Spanish for special purposes such as the legal, medical, social service, environmental, or equestrian professions. The course may be taken twice, provided the topics are different.
SPAN491 Independent Study in Spanish
Prerequisites: SPAN 310 and permission of the instructor This course offers an opportunity to do individual supervised work in the field of the student's chief interest: literature, business, linguistics, or other. Subtitle will indicate area of study. The course may be taken twice, provided the topics are different.
SPAN499 Study/Internship in a Spanish Speaking Country
Prerequisites: approved course work in the academic area related to the internship or professional experience in the area. Exceptions must be approved by the supervising professor. This course is a study abroad or work experience for students to further develop their skills and knowledge of the Spanish language and culture gained from classroom experiences. Must be approved by chair of the Department of Language and Culture and be supervised by a Spanish faculty member.