Spanish (SPAN)

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SPAN 1100  3 credits  
Basic Spanish I  

Students who have little or no previous knowledge of Spanish will learn basic communication skills used in a Spanish cultural context. They will develop the ability to speak, comprehend, read, and write Spanish at a beginner level through various communicative tasks. Note: Any student with Grade 12 Spanish or with previous language skills meeting or exceeding the learning outcomes of SPAN 1100 is not permitted to register in this introductory course. Students with strong capabilities speaking, reading and writing in Spanish may be asked to withdraw from the course.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_3

SPAN 1101  3 credits  
Basic Spanish II  

Students will build on previously acquired basic skills in Spanish and continue to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing proficiency at a basic level through various communicative tasks. In addition, students will continue exploring the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples. Note: This course is designed for students with a basic knowledge of Spanish only. Students with strong capabilities speaking, reading and writing in Spanish may be asked to withdraw from the course.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1100, or Spanish 11 (with a grade C or higher), or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

SPAN 2200  3 credits  
Intermediate Spanish I  

Students will develop proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing at an intermediate level while further exploring the Spanish-speaking culture. Students are expected to converse exclusively in Spanish during class time.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1101, or Spanish 12 (with a grade C or higher), or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

SPAN 2201  3 credits  
Intermediate Spanish II  

Students will build on previously acquired skills and will become more fluent and accurate in speech and listening comprehension. They will develop reading and writing skills while increasing their understanding of modern Spanish society and culture. Students will converse exclusively in Spanish during class time.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2200, or assessment by instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

SPAN 2205  3 credits  
Writing and Oral Skills for Spanish Speakers  

Students possessing a native or near-native command of oral Spanish and/or an upper intermediate level of the language will consolidate their knowledge of Spanish with a special focus on writing the language formally (i.e. spelling, orthography and punctuation, expanding vocabulary at formal registers, and broadening the range of topics used in written and oral expression). Students will gain writing skills in a simple but formal and clear style. They will also increase their awareness of the diversity of Spanish spoken in different Spanish-speaking cultures. Note: This course is designed for students possessing a native or near native command of oral Spanish.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2201, or native or near-native oral command of Spanish, or assessment test

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

SPAN 3310  3 credits  
Advanced Spanish Conversation through Film  

Students will expand their conversational proficiency through the understanding of and appreciation for Spanish-speaking cultures and communities around the globe. Students will combine language and culture through the study of popular films as rich sources of cultural information. Students will be exposed to content-based communicative language learning to acquire advanced Spanish conversational skills in meaningful contexts.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2201 or 2205 or Assessment Test

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

SPAN 3450  3 credits  
Culture and Society in the Spanish-Speaking World  

Students will deepen their understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures and communities through the study of cultural traditions, values, and norms that are most common to and shared within the Spanish-speaking world. They will examine selected portions of television programs, films, music videos, photographs, advertisements, and figurative language where these traditions, values, and norms are represented. Students will discuss, analyze, and evaluate how these traditions, values, and norms are used to organize behaviours (verbal and non-verbal), expectations, and to structure life within the Spanish-speaking world. Students will also be able to reflect on current and future interactions with Spanish-speaking people and societies. The course is taught in English and prior knowledge of Spanish is not required. Note: Students may earn credits for only one of SPAN 3450 or LANC 3450 as they are identical courses.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): 30 credits from courses at the 1100-level or higher

Cross-listing: LANC 3450

Attribute: ARTS

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