Spanish

Spanish

Spanish is spoken by over 500 million people worldwide and is the second most widely used language in the United States. It complements many career goals and provides you with additional opportunities in business, education, the health sciences, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts.

1. ELEMENTARY

LANG 103 Elementary Spanish I (3)
This course provides the essentials of basic communication in Spanish, with primary emphasis on oral communication (speaking and understanding oral speech). It is recommended for students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Students who have completed two or more years of high school Spanish or are native speakers may not register for this course.

LANG 104 Elementary Spanish II (3)
This course is a continuation of LANG 103 Elementary Spanish I.
Prerequisite: LANG 103 Elementary Spanish I, or one to two years of high school Spanish.

LANG 130 Spanish for Health Care Professionals (3)
This course is intended primarily for students planning to enter the health care professions and whose objective is a working knowledge of Spanish. Development of oral skills is fostered through classroom recreations of real life scenarios. Cultural dimensions are also discussed.
Prerequisite: One semester of LANG 103 or 104 Elementary Spanish, or departmental approval.

2. INTERMEDIATE

LANG 203 Intermediate Spanish I (3)
This is a continued study of the Spanish language. Speaking and reading practice are emphasized through communicative activities, selected readings, and classroom discussions.
Prerequisite: LANG 104 Elementary Spanish II, or two years of high school Spanish, or departmental approval.

LANG 204 Intermediate Spanish II (3)
This course provides intensive practice in oral and written communication through readings, compositions, and class discussions.
Prerequisite: LANG 203 Intermediate Spanish I, or two years of high school Spanish, or departmental approval.

LANG 215 Spanish for Bilingual Speakers I (3)
This is an intermediate-level course designed for students who have a speaking knowledge of Spanish, but lack formal preparation in the language. Emphasis is on the study and application of Spanish grammar, vocabulary building, and the development of reading and writing skills.

LANG 216 Spanish for Bilingual Speakers II (3)
This is an intensive course for students who are proficient in spoken Spanish but lack formal preparation in the language. Emphasis is on the study and application of grammar, vocabulary building, and developing reading and writing skills.
Prerequisite: LANG 215 Spanish for Native Speakers I, or placement test, or department approval.

LANG 230 Business Spanish (3)
This course involves intensive study of business terminology in Spanish through applied exercises and practical business correspondence. Simulated conversations are staged to provide active oral vocabulary practice.
Prerequisite: LANG 104 Elementary Spanish II, or departmental approval.

3. ADVANCED

LANG 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar I (3)
This course is a review of Spanish grammar and usage on an advanced level, with special emphasis on the needs of prospective teachers. The course focuses on application of grammatical principles through textbook exercises, writing assignments, and oral presentations.
Prerequisite: LANG 204 Intermediate Spanish II, or 4 years of high school Spanish, or departmental approval.

LANG 302 Advanced Spanish Grammar II (3)
This course offers further work in special problem areas of Spanish grammar and usage, with a focus on the needs of prospective teachers. The course focuses on application of grammatical principles through textbook exercises, writing assignments, and oral presentations.
Prerequisite: LANG 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar I, or 4 years of high school Spanish, or departmental approval.

LANG 304 Advanced Spanish Composition I (3)
This course provides writing practice in Spanish at an advanced level. It focuses on important structural elements of the written language and varieties of style in a workshop environment where students can share and discuss their work.
Prerequisite: LANG 204 Intermediate Spanish II, or any 300-level Spanish course, or departmental approval.

LANG 305 Civilization and Culture of Spain (3)
This course examines the development of Spanish institutions and cultural history with attention paid to ethnic, political and artistic aspects. Lectures, readings, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 204 Intermediate Spanish II, or any 300-level Spanish course, or departmental approval.

LANG 306 Civilization and Culture of Spanish America (3)
This course examines the evolution of Spanish American countries form their indigenous civilizations to the present, with attention paid to historical, ethnic, political, economic, and artistic aspects. Lectures, readings and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 204 Intermediate Spanish II, or any 300-level Spanish course, or departmental approval.

LANG 307 Survey of Spanish Literature (3)
This course is an introduction to the literature of Spain through a study of representative authors and works from the Middle Ages to the present.
Prerequisite: LANG 204 Intermediate Spanish II, or any 300-level Spanish course, or departmental approval.

LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)
This course is an introduction to the literature of Spanish America through representative authors and works from the Discovery to the present. Lectures, readings, discussions, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 204 Intermediate Spanish II, or any 300-level Spanish course, or departmental approval.

LANG 309 Latin American Influence on United States Culture (3)
This course examines the manifestations of Hispanic culture as transported and adapted to the culture of the United States. Spanish and Spanish American contributions in the areas of art, language, literature, music, theater, film, television, and the press are highlighted.
Prerequisite: LANG 304 Advanced Spanish Composition I, or LANG 306 Civilization and Culture of Spanish America, or LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 310 Spanish English Comparative Grammar I (3)
This is an intensive course for prospective teachers of Spanish, stressing the areas of differences between the two languages and how these should be presented to students. Application of grammar through textbook activities includes written and spoken translation exercises.
Prerequisite: LANG 304 Advanced Spanish Composition I, or LANG 306 Civilization and Culture of Spanish America, or LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 311 Spanish English Comparative Grammar II (3)
This is a continuation of LANG 310 Spanish-English Comparative Grammar II. It focuses on the comparative study of Spanish grammar and usage on an advanced level, stressing the areas of differences between Spanish and English, with a focus on the needs of prospective teachers. Application of grammar through textbook activities includes written and spoken translation exercises.
Prerequisite: LANG 310 Spanish-English Comparative Grammar I, or departmental approval.

LANG 314 Advanced Spanish Composition II (3)
Designed to improve written expression in Spanish through the study of Hispanic literature and culture, this course uses a variety of media (film television, music, art, and text) as points of departure for the development of writing and critical thinking skills.
Prerequisite: LANG 304 Advanced Spanish Composition II, or departmental approval.

LANG 401 Hispanic Literature of the Caribbean (3)
This course focuses on the culture and history of the Caribbean through a critical reading of representative literary works and historical documents.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 403 Literature of Cuba (3)
This course offers a survey of the literature of Cuba from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis is placed on the romantic poets Heredia and Avellaneda, the prose and poetry of José Martí, Afro-Cuban poetry, and the novelists of the “Boom” period: Carpentier, Cabrera-Infante and Severo Sarduy.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 404 Literature of Puerto Rico (3)
This course offers a survey of Puerto Rican literature from its colonial beginnings to the contemporary period. Prose, poetry, and dramatic works are read and discussed.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 406 20th Century Spanish American Prose (3)
This course examines the essay, short story and novel of Spanish America from the Modernist period to the present. Lectures, readings, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 407 19th Century Spanish American Literature (3)
This course focuses on the development of romanticism, costumbrismo, and realism in Spanish America, through readings and discussions of representative authors and works of three genres: the novel, drama, and poetry. Lectures, readings, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 408 Colonial and Post-colonial Studies (3)
This course focuses on the expansion of the colonial canon through the incorporation of texts produced by native and mestizo writers. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relevance of the past in non-Western cultures and its socio-political implications in Latin American and Indigenous communities worldwide.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 410 Latina and Latin American Women Writers (3)
The course is an introduction to the writing of contemporary women in Latin America and the United States. It focuses on the maternal body and complex representations of sexuality. The course studies the problematization of writing, which often takes the form of a struggle between testimony and history, private and public discourse, or poetry and prose.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 416 20th Century Spanish Prose (3)
This course offers a critical study of the essay, short story and novel of Spanish Peninsular writers from the generation of ’98 to contemporary authors. Lectures, readings, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 307 Survey of Spanish Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 417 19th Century Spanish Literature (3)
The development of romanticism, costumbrismo, and realism in Spain are studied through readings and discussions of representative authors and works of three genres: the novel, drama, and poetry. Lectures, readings, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 307 Survey of Spanish Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 418 Theater of the Golden Age (3)
This course examines the origins and development of the Spanish national theater, with emphasis on the works of Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, and Calderón de la Barca. Lectures, readings, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 307 Survey of Spanish Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 419 Cervantes (3)
The course examines the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes with emphasis on his masterpiece, Don Quixote de la Mancha. Lectures, readings, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 307 Survey of Spanish Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 420 20th Century Spanish American Poetry (3)
This course examines the poetry and poets of Spanish America since Ruben Darío.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 421 20th Century Spanish American Drama (3)
This course examines Spanish American Theater from realism and naturalism through the surrealist and absurdist periods. Lectures, readings, and reports are in Spanish.
Prerequisite: LANG 308 Survey of Spanish American Literature, or departmental approval.

LANG 510 Second Language Methodology I (3)
This course provides an introduction to the theories, methods, and materials used in the teaching of world languages in K-12, focusing on the national ACTFL standards and the revised New Jersey World Languages Standards. Students will create and assess thematic units for standards-based world language classrooms using a communicative and contextualized approach.
Prerequisites: LANG 305 and LANG 306

LANG 340 Spanish in the US

LANG 445 Intro to the Teaching of Spanish

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