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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 300A - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse

Intended for non-native speakers of Spanish and is a pre and/or co-requisite for FS-300B Advanced Conversation and Composition and a pre-requisite for all other 300 and 400-level courses in Spanish. This course is designed to bridge the gap between lower and upper division courses by providing students with optimal opportunities to practice their oral language skills at the high intermediate level. The course provides practice in all four language functions while placing special emphasis on conversation, listening, and oral presentation skills. Students who register for FS-300A must also register for a weekly one hour conversation practice lab at the time of registration. Prerequisite: FS-202 or five or more years of Advanced Placement credits.

FS 300B - Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation II

Oral and written use of correct, idiomatic Spanish, vocabulary building, oral discussion, composition, instruction in the presentation of material, and complementary laboratory work in preparation for the Oral Proficiency Interview. Students who register for FS-300B 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-202 or five or more years of Spanish or Advanced Placement credits.

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 309 - Culture and Civilization Spain

Study of the culture and civilization of Spain from pre-historic times to the present day. The first part of the course will present the major historical developments and artistic movements of the Iberian Peninsula with special focus placed upon the plastic arts (painting, architecture, sculpture). The second part of the course will focus on contemporary socio-cultural issues such as the Spanish economy, politics (dictatorship and democracy), society, and cultural life. Taught in Spanish.

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 318 - Spanish Pronunciation, Voice, and Diction

An analytical and practical study of contemporary Spanish pronunciation, conducted completely in Spanish. Students are introduced to the phonetics (the study of sounds) and phonology (the study of the sound system) of the Spanish language. Prerequisites: FS-101, FS-102, FS-201, FS-202 or the equivalent as pursuant to the World Languages and Cultures Placement Policy.

FS 402 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Proficiency

Advanced conversational practice in Spanish and review of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. This course focuses on the improvement of oral and aural communication skills in Spanish and aims to prepare students to achieve an oral proficiency rating of Advanced Low or higher, according to the ACTFL scale. This course is intended for Spanish and Spanish/Education majors, and should be taken in the student's Sophomore or Junior year. Prerequisites: FS-300A or FS-313 or FS-318.

FS 406 - Cervantes

Analytical readings in Cervantes' Entremeses, Novelas Ejemplares, and Don Quixote.

FS 410 - Contemporary Spanish-American Women Writers

A survey of the literature written by contemporary Spanish-American women writers. Texts examined will cover the genres of novel, short story, and poetry. Consideration of "women's" language and discourse, the relations between gender and writing considered within a historical context, and critical and theoretical aspects of gender and writing. Readings will include, among others, works by Claribel Alegria, Isabel Allende, Carmen Boullosa, Rosario Castellanos, Laura Esquivel, Rosario Ferre, Renee Ferrer, Elena Garro, Angelica Gorodischer, Liliana Heker, Silvia Molina, Cristina Peri-Rossi, Elena Poniatowska, Laura Restrepo, Marcela Serrano, Rosina Valcarcel, Zoe Valdes, Ana Lydia Vega. Prerequisites: Two courses in Spanish at the 300-level or higher or permission of the instructor.

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 412 - Advanced Business Spanish I

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. Prerequisite: FS-313.

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 414 - Current Issues in Business in the Spanish-Speaking World

Explores various topics and aspects of current business conditions, thought and policy in Spanish-America, Spain and the United States. Intended for students majoring in Spanish and International Business and any Spanish major interested in learning more about current topics in business of the Spanish speaking world. Prerequisites: FS-300A and FS-300B or FS-313. With department approval, native Spanish speakers only need to take FS-300B.

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.