Courses of Instruction in Spanish

Number Title Credits Description
101, 102 Beginning Spanish I, II 4,4 A course designed to help students learn functional tasks that permit them to use Spanish in appropriate, "real-life" situations.  Special emphasis is placed on speaking and listening, followed by exercises to promote skill in reading and writing.  This course is intended for students with fewer than two years of prior instruction in Spanish.
201, 202 Intermediate Spanish I, II 3,3 A review of basic grammar and intermediate functional skills.  Special emphasis is placed on reading and writing followed by exercises to improve listening and speaking skills.  This course is intended for students who have successfully completed two or more years of prior instruction in Spanish.  Prerequisite:  SPA 102 or departmental placement.
211 Intermediate Spoken Spanish 1 A course designed to provide additional practice in speaking for students enrolled in intermediate level courses.  It is especially helpful to students new to Averett.  Pass/Fail only, this course may be repeated once for credit.  Prerequisite:  SPA 102 or equivalent.
221 Conversation and Listening 4 A course intended to help the intermediate-level student progress to an advanced level in speaking and listening proficiency.  Video and audio materials, oral presentations, and contact with speakers outside the classroom setting enable students to improve their comprehension and conversation.  Prerequisite:  SPA 202 or departmental placement.
222 Advanced Writing and Grammar 3 A course designed to help the intermediate level student progress to an advanced level of proficiency in written Spanish.  Various activities allow the student to explore stylistic elements which affect the form and tone of the written word.  The grammatical structures needed to perform particular written tasks are reviewed systematically.  Prerequisite:  SPA 221 or departmental placement.
315 Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3 An introduction to works representative of the great Hispanic literary tradition.  Examples of different literary genres will be studied in order to provide the student the greatest exposure.  Activities and exercises are designed to develop students' awareness and appreciation of various styles and themes of literary works.  Prerequisite:  SPA 221 or 222, departmental placement, or permission of the department chair.
316 Culture and Civilization, Spain 3 A course designed for the advanced-level student who wishes to explore and to understand better the relationship of history and cultural development in Spanish society.  Historical periods and topics will vary.  Prerequisite or co-requisite:  SPA 222.
317 Culture and Civilization, Latin America 3 A course designed for the advanced-level student who wishes to explore and to understand better the relationship of history and cultural development in Hispanic societies.  Historical periods and topics will vary.  Prerequisite or co-requisite:  SPA 222.