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World Languages and Cultures

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. 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 and 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. Corequisite: FS-LAB.
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 and 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. Corequisite: FS-LAB.
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 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 398 - Special Topics in Spanish
Students study text in the original language. Course context will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: FS-300B.
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. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.
FS 403 - Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Novels, drama, and poetry, with emphasis on the works of Iriarte, Moratin, Espronceda, Zorrilla, Becquer, Galdos, and others.
FS 404 - Spanish Literature of the Twentieth Century
The evolution of Spanish literature from the Generation of 1898 to the present; analysis of the drama, novel, and poetry of the period.
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: FS-300A and FS-300B or FS-313. (Native Spanish speakers only need to take FS-300B with departmental approval).
FS 489 - Internship in Foreign Language
Supervised practical experience in Spanish; repeatable for credit. Departmental approval and Junior standing are required to take this course.
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. Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair is required to take this course.
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