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Departmental Requirements for the B.A. in Spanish  

Spanish Major:  Advising Form / Curriculum Guide, including General Education Requirements
Please note instructions on which Guide (year) to use.

Spanish Education Major:  Advising Form / Curriculum Guide, including General Education requirements
Please note instructions on which Guide (year) to use.

Capstone in Spanish:  Syllabus & Guidelines

Departmental Requirements for a Minor in Spanish

Students also have the option of a Spanish Studies Minor at NDSU.  Curriculum guide for the Spanish Studies Minor; scroll down to the section for "Minors" on this page.

Please note Placement Guidelines, in the menu on the left, for new students who have prior study in Spanish.

Course Descriptions

101, 102 First-Year Spanish I, II   4 credits each
Basic structures and vocabulary of Spanish. Practice in the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
No previous knowledge of Spanish required for SPAN 101. Prereq for SPAN 102: SPAN 101

201, 202 Second-Year Spanish I, II   3 credits each
Emphasis on developing proficiency in the four language skills. Review of grammar, practice in composition, and
cultural and literary readings. Prereq for SPAN 201: SPAN 102. For SPAN 202: SPAN 201.

311, 312 Spanish Conversation and Composition I, II   3 credits each
Advanced practice to develop greater proficiency in oral and written skills through the study of cultural and literary
readings. Prereq: SPAN 202.

330 Introduction to Spanish Civilization    3 credits
Introduction to the social, political and cultural history of Spain. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

331 Introduction to Spanish American Civilization   3 credits
Introduction to the social, political and cultural history of the Spanish-speaking Americas. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

332 Introduction to Hispanic Cinema 3 credits
Study of film genres, styles, or movements, focusing on aesthetic conventions, cultural context, socio-historical significance and critical approaches. Prereq: SPAN 312.

401 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing   3 credits
Writing practice with primary focus on form, syntax, and style. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312, ENGL 120, Junior standing.

402 Advanced Spanish Conversation  3 credits
Advanced practice to develop greater oral proficiency through the analysis and discussion of cultural and literary texts.
Prereq: SPAN 312.

430 Approaches to Literature   3 credits
Emphasis on critical analysis of Spanish-language literary texts from a variety of theoretical perspectives so that students will develop the technical vocabulary necessary to discuss literary texts in Spanish and grasp levels of meaning in the literature. Taught in Spanish. Prereq:SPAN 312.

440 Traditions in Spanish American Literature  3 credits
Representative works from the pre-conquest era to the  21st century. Overview of literary movements, genres, and cultural background. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

441 Contemporary Spanish American Literature   3 credits
Developments and techniques in contemporary texts through representative works. Overview of cultural, historical, and socio-political aspects, as well as literary background. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

442/642 Chicano Literature 3 credits
From 19th century Californios, to the Chicano Renaissance and nationalism, as well as contributions from Chicana writers. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

443 Spanish American Women Writers  3 credits
Developments and techniques in major texts by Spanish American women writers through representative works.  Overview of cultural, historical and socio-political aspects, as well as literary background and criticism. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

450 Traditions in Spanish Literature  3 credits
Representative works of the literature of Spain from its epic beginnings to the contemporary period. Overview of literary movements, genres, and cultural background.  Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

451 Contemporary Spanish Literature 
  3 credits
Representative works of the literature of Spain from modernity forward. Overview of literary movements, genres, and cultural background. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

452 Cervantes    3 credits
Study of representative works by Miguel de Cervantes, including Don Quixote. Taught in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 312.

453 Spanish Women Writers   3 credits
Survey of representative works by women in the Spanish  literary tradition. Prereq: SPAN 312.

489 Senior Thesis    1 credit
Integrative capstone experience for seniors majoring in Spanish; faculty- guided research within the context of a 400-level literature or culture course leading to a substantive written project in Spanish and its oral presentation to faculty and departmental majors. Prereq: Senior standing; study abroad.


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Last Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012 11:53:19 AM