Spanish Courses



SPAN 110 Spanish I (4)
A novice introduction to the written and spoken structures of the language. Cultural appreciation also emphasized.
SPAN 111 Spanish II (4)
Continued development of second semester listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as cultural appreciation.
SPAN 220 Spanish III (4)
A third semester conversation/composition course with emphasis on grammar.
SPAN 221 Spanish IV (4)
An intermediate second-year conversation/composition course with readings in Spanish culture, history, and literature.
SPAN 300 Special Topics in Spanish (1–4)
A changing topics course that provides a variety of special insights into the Spanish language and culture. Includes both on campus and May term courses.
SPAN 300SA Study Abroad (12)
Spanish majors are strongly encouraged to complete a full semester of study abroad. See program requirements for more information. This course is repeatable for credit.
SPAN 301 The Spanish Speaking World (4)
Development of speaking proficiency with professional application, such as medical, legal, and business Spanish. The study of cultural values is an integral component. May emphasize oral proficiency, idiomatic mastery, expository writing, and/or advanced grammar review. Course materials are derived from Spanish literature and contemporary cultural issues.(WCore: EWRLD)
SPAN 320 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Culture and Literature (4)
General survey of culture and civilization of the Iberian peninsula from its earliest inhabitants (intersection of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures) to the present (21st century). Covers major historic trends, varied genres, cultural and literary events, and society in a globalization sense.
SPAN 321 Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies (Peninsular) (4)
Presents a range of special topics exploring issues relevant to Spanish literature and culture.
SPAN 330 Survey of Latin American Culture and Literature (4)
Covers major historic trends in Latin American literature from Pre-Colombian to the present. Selections range from Mexican masterpieces to those of the Southern Cone.
SPAN 331 Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies (4)
Presents a range of special topics exploring issues relevant to Latin American literature and culture.
SPAN 387 Undergraduate Teaching (1–2)
Advanced students may work as teaching assistants to an instructor of SPAN 110 or 111. A maximum of two credit hours of SPAN 387 may be applied to the major or minor. Requires consent of instructor and language program director. This course is repeatable for credit.
SPAN 401 Directed Studies (1–4)
An in depth, independent course for student-initiated proposals on topics not normally offered in the Spanish program. Requires upper-division status, consent of instructor (mentor), and school dean. This course is repeatable for credit.
SPAN 440 Internship (1–8)
An opportunity for students to integrate classroom knowledge with professional experience in the public or private sector. Requires junior or senior standing (for transfer students, at least 15 hours completed at Westminster or permission of instructor), minimum 2.5 GPA, and consent of program director and Career Center internship coordinator. This course is repeatable for credit.
SPAN 470 Senior Thesis (2)
A capstone opportunity to produce a well-researched, fully documented, comprehensive thesis on a literary or cultural topic under the support and guidance of a Spanish faculty member. Requires concurrent registration with another upper division Spanish course and instructor consent. (WCore: SC)