Listed below are the course descriptions of the classes offered by the Spanish Department in compliance with the 2011-12 CMU Bulletin. To view the most current classes offered by CMU click HERE.

SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4(4-0)
Designed for students who have had no Spanish. Basic language skills. Introduction to the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries. Students who have had previous preparation in Spanish are required to take a placement exam. Students who have had more than two years of high school Spanish may enroll only with permission of instructor. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (Group IV-B).

SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4(4-0)
Basic language skills. Continuation of SPN 101. Recommended: SPN 101. (University Program Group IV-B)

SPN 110 Study Abroad 1-8(Spec)
Intended for beginning students studying abroad. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 4(4-0)
Further development of all language and reading skills, a review of grammar, and exploration of Hispanic culture. Recommended: SPN 102. (University Program Group IV-B)

SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4(4-0)
Designed to develop fluency in reading Spanish; cultural emphasis. Recommended: SPN 201. (University Program Group IV-B)

SPN 210 Study Abroad 1-12(Spec)
To develop proficiency in Spanish. Special topics may include language and/or culture. Intended for overseas study. Prerequisite: SPN 102.

SPN 214 Intermediate Conversation and Composition 3(3-0)
Designed to develop fluency and accuracy in written and oral expression. Recommended: SPN 202; or may be taken concurrently with SPN 202.

SPN 310 Study Abroad 1-12(Spec)
Intended for advanced students studying abroad. Prerequisites: SPN 202; permission of instructor.
 
SPN 320 Spanish Pronunciation
Provides an understanding of Spanish articulatory phonetics and helps students improve pronunciation by training them in Spanish articulatory habits to make their pronunciation more native-like. Recommended: SPN 214
 
SPN 331 Advanced Grammar and Composition
Designed to develop greater accuracy and fluency in written expression. Recommended: SPN 202, SPN 214.
 
SPN 335 Spanish for Business 3(3-0)
Designed for students who have an interest in acquiring useful and practical vocabulary in Spanish related to business and to develop fluency in writing and reading letters, contracts and other business documents in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 202.
 
SPN 341 Advanced Spanish Conversation
Intended for those with some skill in speaking Spanish who wish to achieve greater fluency. Recommended: SPN 202 and SPN 214.
 
SPN 370 Advanced Studies in Spanish 1-12(Spec)
Special topics may include language, literature and/or culture. May be repeated when the content is not a duplication of a previous special topics offering. Prerequisite: SPN 331.
 
SPN 376 Culture & Civilization of Spain 3(3-0)
Spanish culture and civilization focusing on political, social, geographic, intellectual and artistic development and their influence on the character and tradition of the Spanish people. Prerequisite: SPN 331.
 
SPN 377 Culture & Civilization of Latin America 3(3-0)
Historical and cultural development of Latin America from the pre-Columbian era through the present. Prerequisite: SPN 331.
 
SPN 386 Survey of Spanish Literature (Beginning to 1700) 3(3-0)
Literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to 1700. Prerequisite: SPN 331.
 
SPN 387 Survey of Spanish Lit (1700 to Present) 3(3-0)
Literature of Spain from the eighteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: SPN 331.
 
SPN 388 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (Beginnings to Modernism) 3(3-0)
General acquaintance with the literature of Spanish America from its beginnings to the modernist movement. Selections from representative authors. Prerequisite: SPN 331.
 
SPN 389 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (Modernism to Present ) 3(3-0)
General acquaintance with the literature of Spanish America from modernism to the present. Selections from representative authors. Prerequisite: SPN 331.
 
SPN 404 Drama of the Siglo de Oro 3(3-0)
A study of major and lesser playwrights. Recommended: SPN 376 or SPN 377 AND SPN 386 or SPN 387 or SPN 388 or SPN 389.
 
SPN 405 Modern Spanish Novel 3(3-0)
Development of the novel in Spain from the nineteenth century to 1940. Recommended: SPN 376 or SPN 377 AND SPN 386 or SPN 387 or SPN 388 or SPN 389.
SPN 406 The Generation of 1898 3(3-0)
A study of the literary works of this group as masterpieces of literature and as a reflection of national and spiritual values. Recommended: SPN 376 or SPN 377 AND SPN 386 or SPN 387 or SPN 388 or SPN 389.
SPN 410 Study Abroad 1-12(Spec)
Intended for advanced students studying abroad. Prerequisites: 6 hours at the 300 level; permission of instructor.
SPN 411 Practicum in Teaching Spanish 3(2-1)
Techniques for teaching and testing foreign language skills, planning lessons and units, and selecting texts, cultural materials and teaching aids. Practical experience through mini-teaching situations. Prerequisites: two 300-level courses; passing the competency exam; departmental permission.
 
SPN 412 Practicum: Secondary Field Experience 1(Spec)
Midtier experience in secondary teaching situations. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: SPN 411.
 
SPN 415 Spanish American Novels
Representative masterpieces of the novel as they reflect the political and social conditions of the Spanish American countries. Recommended: SPN 376 or 377 AND SPN 386 or 387 or 388 or 389.
 
SPN 416 Spanish-American Drama and Essay 3(3-0)
Representative masterpieces of the two genres as they reflect the political and social conditions of the Spanish American countries. Recommended: SPN 376 or SPN 377 AND SPN 386 or SPN 387 or SPN 388 or SPN 389.
 
SPN 417 Spanish-American Poetry and Short Story 3(3-0)
Representative masterpieces of the two genres as they reflect the political and social conditions of the Spanish American countries. Recommended: SPN 376 or SPN 377 AND SPN 386 or SPN 387 or SPN 388 or SPN 389.
 
SPN 421 Foreign Language in Elementary Schools 1(1-0)
Techniques for teaching and testing foreign language skills, planning lessons and units, and selecting texts, cultural materials and teaching aids. Practical experience through mini-teaching situations. Co-requisites: SPN 411.
 
SPN 422 Practicum: Elementary Field Experience 1(Spec)
Midtier experience in elementary teaching situations. CR/NC only. Co-requisite: SPN 421.
 
SPN 470 Advanced Studies in Spanish 1-12(Spec)
Special topics may include language, literature and/or culture. May be repeated when the content is not a duplication of a previous special topics offering. Recommended: SPN 376 or SPN 377 AND SPN 386 or SPN 387 or SPN 388 or SPN 389.
 
SPN 508 Contemporary Spanish Novel and Short Story 3(3-0)
Outstanding novels and short stories of Spain since 1940 reflecting politics, society, economics, and culture of Spain after the Civil War. Recommended: three (3) credits in Spanish at the 400 level.
 
SPN 591 Special Topics in Spanish 1-9(Spec)
Recommended: three (3) credits in Spanish at the 400 level.
 
SPN 597 Independent Study 1-6(Spec)
The in-depth study of a topic under the direction of a faculty member who together with a student designs the format of the study. Prerequisites: permission of instructor and department chairperson; three (3) credits in Spanish at the 400 level.