Foreign Language-Spanish (FLAS)

FLAS 111 First-Year Spanish I3 Credits

Basic Spanish language skills. Introduction to greetings, classroom and family vocabularies in the present and present progressive tenses. Hispanic cultural and social interactions.

FLAS 112 First-Year Spanish II3 Credits

Continuation of basic Spanish language skills. Introduction of specialized vocabularies and past tenses (preterit vs. imperfect). Continuation of Hispanic cultural and social interactions.

Prerequisites: FLAS 111 or permission of instructor.

FLAS 114 Conversational Spanish I3 Credits

A beginning level class for adult students who wish to develop a basic vocabulary for speaking and understanding Spanish socially, on the job or south of the border.

FLAS 115 Conversational Spanish II3 Credits

A beginning level class for adult students who wish to develop a basic vocabulary for speaking and understanding Spanish socially, on the job or south of the border.

FLAS 118 Career Spanish3 Credits

For students with a background in FLAS 111 and FLAS 112 [First Year Spanish I & II] or their equivalent who wish to perfect command of the language in a variety of workplaces and professional areas of interest.

Prerequisites: FLAS 111 and FLAS 112 [or their equivalent].

FLAS 211 Second-Year Spanish I3 Credits

End of basic Spanish language skills. Introduces subjunctive mood, future and conditionals and other language constructions.

Prerequisites: FLAS 112 or permission of instructor.

Essential Learning Categories: Humanities

FLAS 212 Second-Year Spanish II3 Credits

Review of Spanish grammar. Practice in writing, speaking, listening comprehension and reading.

Prerequisites: FLAS 211, or permission of instructor.

FLAS 213 Spanish Conversation and Grammar3 Credits

Conversational practice in Spanish over a wide range of topics, with focus on conversational skills at the intermediate level. Review of Spanish grammar.

Prerequisites: FLAS 211 (can be taken concurrently with FLAS 300).

Essential Learning Categories: Humanities

FLAS 290 Special Studies in Spanish1-3 Credits

FLAS 295 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

FLAS 300 Spanish Composition and Grammar3 Credits

Writing practice in Spanish over a wide range of topics (including written accents and other spelling conventions), with focus on writing skills at the intermediate level. Review of Spanish grammar.

Prerequisites: FLAS 213 (can be taken concurrently).

FLAS 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar3 Credits

Level of instruction that assumes a previous formal contact with Spanish. It is not only devoted to increase awareness of grammatical accuracy but also develops the form and structure of language, always oriented towards a practical use of Spanish.

Prerequisites: FLAS 212 or permission of instructor.

FLAS 302 Advanced Spanish Composition3 Credits

Writing of well-structured and clearly-planned compositions of varying lengths and styles. Provides the opportunity for students to do research and prepares them for the writing of regular term papers in Spanish.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301 or permission of instructor.

FLAS 303 Advanced Spanish Conversation3 Credits

Conversational practice in Spanish over a wide range of topics. Strategies in organization of oral discourse, and improvisation with special attention to advanced expression, grammaticality, and specific characteristics of spoken language.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301 and FLAS 302.

FLAS 304 Advanced Oral Production and Composition3 Credits

Introduction to writing well-structured and clearly planned compositions of varying lengths and styles. Preparation, organization, and delivery of a speech in Spanish. Provides the opportunity for students to conduct research and prepares them for the writing of term papers and oral presentations in Spanish. Special attention given to advanced expression and grammar.

Prerequisites: FLAS 300.

FLAS 305 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Spanish English Contrasts3 Credits

Development of grammatical awareness and accuracy, oriented towards a practical use of Spanish. Includes comparison and contrast of English and Spanish grammar.

Prerequisites: FLAS 300.

FLAS 311 History and Culture of Spain3 Credits

History and culture of Spain. Early inhabitants through the twenty-first century. Written and oral reports in Spanish. Emphasizes development of cultural awareness and language skills.

Prerequisites: FLAS 304.

FLAS 312 History and Culture of Latin America3 Credits

History and culture of Latin America from early inhabitants through the twenty-first century. Written and oral reports in Spanish. Emphasizes development of cultural awareness and language skills.

Prerequisites: FLAS 304.

FLAS 321 Introduction to the Literature of Spain3 Credits

Introduction to the literature of Spain from the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century. Includes excerpts from major works in poetry, narrative, and theater.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301, FLAS 302, and FLAS 303, or permission of instructor.

FLAS 322 Introduction to the Literature of Latin America3 Credits

Introduction to the literature of Latin America from Columbus through the twenty-first century. Includes indigenous traditions and excerpts from major works in poetry, narrative, and theater.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301, FLAS 302, and FLAS 303, or permission of instructor.

FLAS 323 Introduction to Hispanic Literature I3 Credits

Exploration of Peninsular and Latin-American literature from their earliest manifestations through the 18th century. Introduction to literary analysis and criticism.

Prerequisites: FLAS 305.

FLAS 324 Introduction to Hispanic Literature II3 Credits

Exploration of Peninsular and Latin-American literature from early 19th century works through contemporary literature. Introduction to literary analysis and criticism.

Prerequisites: FLAS 305.

FLAS 341 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3 Credits

Introduction to human language with Spanish as the primary source for description and analysis. Explores Phonology, Word formation, Language Acquisition, Language and Society. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to apply linguistic concepts to actual Spanish language data.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301, FLAS 302, and FLAS 303, or permission of instructor.

FLAS 396 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

FLAS 421 Hispanic Poetry3 Credits

Exploration of peninsular and/or Latin-American poetry, poets, and poetic forms. May include poetry written by Hispanic authors in the United States.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301, FLAS 302, and FLAS 303.

FLAS 422 Hispanic Prose3 Credits

Exploration of peninsular and/or Latin-American prose, including the novel, short story, and/or essay. May include prose written by Hispanic authors in the United States.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301, FLAS 302, FLAS 303, and FLAS 341.

FLAS 423 Hispanic Drama and Film3 Credits

Exploration of dramatic texts and/or cinema from throughout the Spanish speaking world. May include plays and films by Hispanic authors in the United States.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301, FLAS 302, FLAS 303, and FLAS 341, or permission of instructor.

FLAS 424 Advanced Hispanic Literature3 Credits

Exploration of important Hispanic literary movements through a more in-depth study of genres, including prose, poetry, film and drama. Topics vary.

Prerequisites: FLAS 323 or FLAS 324.

FLAS 431 Spanish for Medical and Social Services3 Credits

Provides for acquisition and refinement of superior linguistic and cross-cultural Spanish/English skills used in health care and social services.

Prerequisites: FLAS 341.

FLAS 433 Spanish for the Professions3 Credits

Exploration of linguistic and cultural aspects of professional practices in a Hispanic context. Developing skills necessary for professional communication.

Prerequisites: FLAS 341 or FLAS 323 or FLAS 324 or FLAS 311 or FLAS 312.

FLAS 434 Introduction to Translation3 Credits

Fundamentals of translation. Insights and practice in translation. Focus is on the Spanish-English language pair.

Prerequisites: FLAS 323 or FLAS 324 or FLAS 311 or FLAS 312 or FLAS 341.

FLAS 435 Introduction to Interpreting3 Credits

Fundamentals of interpreting. Enhancement of linguistic and cross-cultural skills dealing with Spanish-English interpreting.

Prerequisites: FLAS 311 or FLAS 312 or FLAS 323 or FLAS 324 or FLAS 341.

FLAS 441 Applied Phonetics and Phonology3 Credits

Theory and Practice of Spanish Phonetics and Phonology. Focused on dealing with pronunciation issues and recognition of variation in the Hispanic world. Includes recognition of speaker origen, and Spanish and English in contrast.

Prerequisites: FLAS 341.

FLAS 442 Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages3 Credits

Examination of current trends, methods, and techniques in foreign language pedagogy.

Prerequisites: FLAS 301, FLAS 302, FLAS 303, FLAS 341, and FLAS 441, or permission of instructor.

FLAS 444 Using Technology, Literature and Culture in the Spanish Language Classroom3 Credits

Examination of current trends and techniques in the use of literature, technology and culture for teaching Spanish.

Prerequisites: FLAS 311, FLAS 312, FLAS 321, FLAS 322, and FLAS 341, or permission of instructor.

FLAS 446 Spanish Language Variation3 Credits

Exploration of variation and change in the Spanish-speaking world. A special look at language contact phenomena, with particular focus on Spanish/English contact situations.

Prerequisites: FLAS 341.

FLAS 495 Independent Study1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

FLAS 498 Spanish Senior Practicum3 Credits

Faculty-coordinated internship consisting of work-oriented instruction in Spanish involving classroom or laboratory experiences and/or research.

Prerequisites: Completion of six credit hours of FLAS at the 400-level.