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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 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 299 - Independent Study in Spanish

Guided readings and research on an ara or topic of the Spanish language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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 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 317 - Cadiz y su sociedad (Social Issues in Cadiz) Mid-Level

Analysis of diverse social issues in Cadiz through readings, visual media, interaction with various social and governmental organizations and assemblies as well as community service. This class is for Study Abroad students only. It will be taught in Spanish at the University of Cadiz, Spain. Prerequisite: FS-202. Corequisite: FS-300A or FS-300B.

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 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 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 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 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 417 - Cadiz y su sociedad (Social Issues in Cadiz) Advanced Level

Offered in Spanish at the University of Cadiz- Andalucia (UCA) in Spain, as part of Monmouth University's summer study abroad program in Spain, this course analyzes diverse social issues in Cadiz within the framework of contemporary Spanish society. A significant component of the course includes consultation and collaboration with governmental and non-governmental agencies and community service. For Study Abroad students only. Prerequisites: FS-300A and FS-300B or equivalent.