Undergraduate Course Descriptions: Summer Session II 2011
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HISP-S 150 Elementary Spanish II (4 credits)
Prerequisite: HISP-S 100
This course continues the work of S100 with continued emphasis on all four skills and on critical thinking skills. Students will practice speaking in small groups in class, as well as reading and discussing materials in Spanish. Grading is based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I.
Note: HISP-S 150 is for those students who took HISP-S 100 Elementary Spanish here at IUB or took an equivalent course at a regional campus or other university.
HISP-S 150 #5822 8:30A-9:50A Daily BH 314 STAFF
HISP-S 200 Second‑Year Spanish I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: HISP-S 105 or HISP-S 150 or equivalent.
This course reviews some of the basic structures studied in the first year, and examines them in greater detail. Emphasis remains on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Short literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. The next course in this sequence is HISP-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II.
HISP-S 200 # 5827 8:30A-9:20A Daily BH 135 STAFF
HISP-S 250 Second‑Year Spanish II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: HISP-S 200 or equivalent.
This course continues the work of HISP-S 200 with a continued emphasis on the four skills and on critical thinking skills. Short literary readings are also included. Grades are based on exams, homework, compositions, participation, attendance, and a cumulative final exam. Homework load is substantial. After successful completion of this course, the foreign language requirement is fulfilled for schools that require a 4th -semester proficiency. For those students who wish to go on for a minor or major in Spanish, the next course to take would be HISP-S 280 Spanish Grammar in Context.
HISP-S 250 #5833 8:30A-9:20A Daily BH 142 STAFF
HISP-S 250 #5834 8:30A-9:20A Daily BH 148 STAFF
HISP-S 308 Composition and Conversation in Spanish (3 credits)
Prerequisite: S280 or S310 or equivalent. Co-requisite: may be taken concurrent with HISP-S 280.
The objective of this course is to develop students’ oral and writing abilities in Spanish. Students will develop writing skill in Spanish by learning and practicing the main components of different writing styles: description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. Students will learn compositional elements that provide cohesion and coherence in both formal and informal writing styles. Students will develop their oral skills by watching and discussing a number of critically acclaimed films from different Spanish-speaking countries which deal with a variety of cultural, social, and political issues. To achieve the goal of improving oral proficiency, students will participate in various in-class discussions and debates on controversial topics presented in the films. By the end of this course, students will be able to write in a variety of formal and informal writing styles and to discuss a wide range of topics.
Note: This class replaces S312; if you have already taken S312 you should not take S308. Look at taking a higher level class. Have questions? Call the department at (812) 855-8612 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
HISP-S 308 #13335 8:30A-9:20A Daily BH 219 STAFF
HISP-S 492 Readings in Spanish for Graduate Students (3 credits)
Prerequisite: HISP-S 491 or equivalent
This course is designed to enable graduate students to achieve an intermediate level of proficiency in reading Spanish for their research. To help students reach an adequate level of proficiency, the course will study intermediate and advanced concepts of Spanish grammar and translations of literary, journalistic and other kinds of texts.
HISP-S 492 #5837 6:30P-8:00P MTWR BH 144 STAFF
HISP-S 494 Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Approval must be given by Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Call (812) 855-8612.
This course is by permission only. This course is used only in emergencies pertaining to graduating seniors who are short credit hours for graduation. Course may be repeated once with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours. This course cannot be used for the Spanish 300/400 level requirements for the major or minor.
HISP-S 494 #5839 By permission Only Arranged Prof. J. Clancy Clements
HISP-S 499 Honors Research in Spanish (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Approval of the honors advisor. BY PERMISSION ONLY. Call (812) 855-8612
Majors doing honors in Spanish would register for this class after they have completed S498 and while they are writing their honors thesis. Contact Karla Allgood via e-mail at email@example.com or see in person in BH 844 for permission arrangements.
HISP-S 499 #5840 Permission Needed Arranged Prof. J. Clancy Clements
HISP-P 494 Readings in Luso-Brazilian Literature (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. BY PERMISSION ONLY
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org concerning the permission.
May be repeated for a maximum of up to 6 credit hours as long as each registration covers a different topic.
HISP-P 494 #5812 Permission needed Arranged Professor Darlene Sadlier