Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Spanish (SPAN)

  • Spanish majors must study three or four freshman and sophomore courses before beginning their upper-division (3000-4000) level courses. Juniors will be advised by a member of the Spanish faculty as to which courses are required. Please see the Department of Language and Literature Administrative Assistant in Fore 110 for information about advisement in Spanish.

  • Spanish minors finish their freshman and sophomore courses, the choose four upper-division courses (3000-4000 level).

  • This department, along with the Art, Communications, and Theatre Arts Department, supports a minor in Spanish Journalism. Nine courses are required. Please see the departmental Administrative Assistant for more information (Fore Hall 110).

Courses for Freshmen

Some majors require a foreign language; Spanish fulfill that requirement. Students who wish to take Spanish will be asked to choose a Heritage or Non-Heritage Track.

1313. Elementary Spanish I. (SPAN 1311) 3(3-1)

Open only to students with little or no previous contact with the Spanish language. An introductory course teaching the fundamentals of Spanish in order to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities. Language laboratory required.

1314. Elementary Spanish II. (SPAN 1312) 3(3-1)

Continuation of SPAN 1313. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: SPAN 1313 or departmental approval.

1373. Spanish for Heritage Speakers. 3(3-1)

Introductory course designed for students whose greatest exposure to Spanish has been in the home or community rather than the classroom. Building on the linguistic knowledge that heritage speakers already bring to the classroom, the course stresses reading and writing skills. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: departmental approval. 

 

Courses for Sophomores

For those majors who must complete two years of a foreign language, sophomore-level Spanish courses build on freshman courses to create a deeper knowledge of language and culture.

2301. Intermediate Spanish I. 3(3-0)

A review of Spanish grammar and expansion of basic language skills. Selected readings by Hispanic writers. Conducted in Spanish. Language laboratory available. Prerequisite: SPAN 1314 or two or more years of high school Spanish with departmental approval.

2302. Intermediate Spanish II. 3(3-0)

Continuation of SPAN 2301. Language laboratory available. Prerequisite: SPAN 2301 or SPAN 2311.

2311. Intermediate Spanish I. (SPAN 2311) 3(3-1)

A review of Spanish grammar and expansion of basic language skills. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: SPAN 1314 or three or more years of high school Spanish with departmental approval.

2312. Intermediate Spanish II. (SPAN 2312) 3(3-0)

Continuation of SPAN 2311. Language laboratory required. Prerequisite: SPAN 2311.

 

Upper-Division Courses for Majors, Minors, and Electives

Many 3000 and 4000 level courses require that students complete their freshman and sophomore level Spanish courses first. These courses offer in-depth learning for Spanish majors and Minors and for those who seek upper-division electives in language.

3300. Mexican American Literature. 3(3-0)

Selected Mexican American literature and its accompanying thought covering various periods and the following genres: poetry, the short story, the novel, the theater and the essay. Conducted in Spanish and English.

3301. Advanced Spanish Grammar. 3(3-0)

A review of the basic principles of Spanish grammar to be followed by a detailed study of the finer points of grammar and syntax. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or SPAN 2312.

3302. Spanish Composition. 3(3-0)

Literary and technical writing and composition; instruction and practice in basic writing; analysis of different literary prose pieces as models for writing. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2312 or SPAN 2302.

3311. Professional Spanish. 3(3-0)

Enables students to interact and work effectively with the international and domestic Spanish-speaking medical, legal and business worlds. Emphasizes interaction between both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking professional communities and within the Spanish-speaking professional community. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or SPAN 2312.

3321. Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature. 3(3-0)

The history of Spanish literature from its beginning to the present. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or SPAN 2312.

3361. Survey of Spanish-American Literature. 3(3-0)

The history of Spanish-American literature from its beginning to the present. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite:

SPAN 2302 or SPAN 2312.

4311. Spanish Linguistics. 3(3-0)

A detailed linguistic study of Spanish and a contrastive comparison with English. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or SPAN 2312.

4319. Hispanic Culture. 3(3-0)

Survey of Hispanic culture. Main aspects of culture as found in Spain, Spanish America and the Hispanic communities in the U.S.A. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or SPAN 2312.

4320. Topics in Spanish Literature. 3(3-0)

Topics in Spanish American and Spanish Peninsular literature. Conducted in Spanish. May be repeated as topics change. Prerequisites: SPAN 2302 or SPAN 2312.  

This page was last updated on: May 07, 2012