Spanish (SP)

Courses

SP 121 Beginning Spanish I 4 Cr.

Students progress along the first steps towards acquiring basic languages skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a focus on their use for several modes of communication, such as the interpersonal, the interpretive, and the informative, within the context of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. For students with little or no previous exposure to Spanish. 4 lecture hours. Pre-reqs: none.

SP 122 Beginning Spanish II 4 Cr.

Students continue progress toward novice-high skill levels in speaking, listening, reading, and writing - and their use in several modes of communication: the interpersonal, the interpretive, and the informative - all within the context of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. 4 lecture hours. Pre-req: SP 121 or the equivalent score on the Foreign Language Placement Test.

SP 150 Topics Course 3 Cr.

Specialized topics relating to culture, business practices, or language. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. This is an introductory-level course. Course may be repeated for credit if the topic differs. Taught in Spanish.

SP 150EN Topics Course in English 3 Cr.

Specialized topics relating to culture, literature, business practices, or language. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. Taught in English. This course does not count toward the B.A. Modern Language requirement.

SP 1XX Spanish Transfer Elective 3 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

SP 205 Intermediate Spanish I 3 Cr.

A course that provides aural-oral practice in Spanish, in which students are enabled to enter into full discussion of topics that include abstract themes; review and expanded use of syntactical structures; intensive and extensive reading; and composition. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prereqs: SP 122, appropriate score on NU Foreign Language Placement Test, or instructor permission.

SP 206 Intermediate Spanish II 3 Cr.

A course that provides aural-oral practice in Spanish, in which students are enabled to enter into full discussion of topics that include abstract themes; review and expanded use of syntactical structures; intensive and extensive reading; and composition. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prereqs: SP 205, appropriate score on NU Foreign Language Placement Test, or instructor permission.

SP 250 Topics Course 3 Cr.

Specialized topics relating to culture, literature, business practices, or language. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 206 or permission of the instructor. Counts as General Education Arts & Humanities elective. Course may be repeated for credit if the topic differs.

SP 250EN Topics Course in English 3 Cr.

Specialized topics relating to culture, literature, business practices, or language. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. Taught in English. Topics in Literature count as a General Education Literature elective and have EN 102 as a prerequisite; others as a General Education Arts & Humanities elective. This course does not count toward the B.A. Modern Language requirement.

SP 2XX Intermediate Spanish Transfer Elective 3 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

SP 301 Advanced Spanish I 3 Cr.

Oral and written practice of the language through class discussions of selected Hispanic authors. Selective review of grammar, especially of the more difficult and subtle aspects, designed to facilitate an idiomatic and fluent use of the language. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: SP 206, appropriate score on NU Foreign Language Placement Test, or instructor permission.

SP 302 Advanced Spanish II 3 Cr.

Oral and written practice of the language through class discussions of selected Hispanic authors. Selective review of grammar, especially of the more difficult and subtle aspects, designed to facilitate an idiomatic and fluent use of the language. Classroom: 3 hours. Prerequisite: SP 206 or permission of instructor.

SP 318 Spanish American Short Stories 3 Cr.

An examination of Spanish American short stories from the 19th century through the present day by the authors Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar, Ricardo Piglia, and Isabel Allende, among others. Addresses major themes and formal aspects of the short story. Prerequisites: SP 301, or instructor permission. Taught in Spanish.

SP 321 Introduction to the Literature of Spain I 3 Cr.

A survey of peninsular Spanish literature from prehistoric Spain to the Modern Age. Lectures, readings, discussion, and written reports in Spanish. Co or Prerequisite: SP 301 or permission of the instructor.

SP 322 Introduction to the Literature of Spain II 3 Cr.

A survey of peninsular Spanish literature from the Modern Age up through the 20th Century. Lectures, readings, discussion, and written reports in Spanish. Co or Prerequisite: SP 301 or instructor permission.

SP 327 Spanish-American Literature I 3 Cr.

A survey of Spanish-American literature from the pre-Columbian period up through the 19th Century. Lectures, readings, discussion, and written reports in Spanish. Co-Prerequisite: SP 301, NU placement, or permission of the instructor.

SP 328 Hispano-American Literature II 3 Cr.

A survey of Spanish-American literature from the end of the 19th Century up through the 20th Century. Lectures, readings, discussion, and written reports in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 301 or permission of the instructor.

SP 350 Topics Course 3 Cr.

Specialized topics relating to culture, literature, business practices, or language. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 301 or permission of the instructor. Topics in Literature count as General Education Literature elective; others as General Education Arts & Humanities elective. Course may be repeated for credit if the topic differs.

SP 350EN Topics Course in English 3 Cr.

Specialized topics relating to culture, literature, business practices, or language. Topic will be indicated in the schedule of classes. Taught in English. Topics in Literature count as a General Education Literature elective and have Co-Prerequisite: SP 301 or instructor permission. Course may be repeated for credit if the topic differs. This course does not count toward the B.A. Modern Language requirement.

SP 354EN El narco 3 Cr.

This course studies Mexico’s violent drug industry--el narco--through its representations in Latin American narrative in the many media comprising an entire narco cultura, and in the symbolic language used by cartel paramilitary assassins to create public terror. The literary and cultural perspective will be augmented by historical analysis. Offered every other year. Counts as a General Education literature elective or as an Arts & Humanities elective. Taught in English. Prerequisite: EN 102 or instructor permission.

SP 356 Cinema of Spain 3 Cr.

An introduction to Spanish cinema spanning the early decades of the twentieth century, influenced by the avant-garde, moving into the period of censorship, under the Franco dictatorship, and finally covering the transition of the post-Franco era that give rise to the Movida madrileña of the 80’s. The course will focus on the films of Luis Buñuel, Carlos Saura, and Pedro Almodóvar. Offered every other year. Counts toward the General Education Arts & Humanities requirement. Co-Prerequisites: SP 301, or permission of instructor. Taught in Spanish.

SP 3XX Advanced Spanish Transfer Elective 3 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

SP 415 Seminar: Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture 3 Cr.

A study of a particular author, theme, genre, or literary movement including cultural themes. Topic varies each year these courses are offered. Prerequisite: SP302, Spanish major or minor, J2 class level or higher, or instructor permission.

SP 421 Reading and Research in Spanish Literature and Culture 3 Cr.

A report on an approved project of original research in Spanish or Spanish-American literature or civilization under the direction of a department member. Limited to students who have demonstrated aptitude for independent work. May be scheduled either or both semesters. Prerequisite: SP 302, Spanish Major or minor, J2 Class level or higher and permission of the Program Chair, Program Director and instructor.