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SPAN 101 CONTEMPORARY SPANISH I

Fall/Spring, 4 credit hours GER 9

This course will introduce the student to the sound system and grammatical structure of the Spanish language. The focus will be on developing skills in the areas of aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of the semester, the student will have a basic understanding of grammar, including word formation, verb conjugations, idiomatic expressions, and cognates. Four hours lecture per week. This course is only for the true beginner or for students who have had less than three years of high school Spanish. Four hours lecture per week. Students who have taken more than three years of high school Spanish may enroll in this course with the permission of the instructor. Speakers of Spanish may not take this course.

SPAN 102 CONTEMPORARY SPANISH II

Fall/Spring, 4 credit hours GER 9

This course will build upon the grammatical structure of the Spanish language learned in first semester Spanish. The focus will be on developing and increasing skill levels in the areas of aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The student will learn to describe situations in the present, past and future tenses. At the end of the semester, the student will have an intermediate understanding of grammar, including word formation, complex verb conjugations, and idiomatic expressions. This course will also discuss various cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Four hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Contemporary Spanish I (SPAN 101) or have had at least three years of high school Spanish. Speakers of Spanish may enroll in this course with the permission of the instructor.