Spanish (GLSP)

GLSP 040 COMMUNITY SERVICE (1 credit)

Community service activity in various local sites such as schools and agencies where language and cultural skills are desirable. Especially encouraged for students able to provide services to local Spanish-speaking communities. May be repeated with different placement. (S/U)

Total Course fees: $5.00

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

GLSP 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4 credits)

Development of vocabulary, structures, and speaking/reading/writing strategies essential to basic language use. Situation-based practice in asking and answering questions; identifying, comparing, and describing people and things; expressing feelings, wants and needs and discussing plans. Preparation for living in a Spanish-speaking culture. ACTFL target: Novice High.

Total Course fees: $20.00

GLSP 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (4 credits)

Continuation of 101. Continued practice in reading, writing, talking about activities, making plans and inquiries, expressing wants and needs and discussing experiences. Some practice in narration of present, past and future events, and also in maintaining opinions. ACTFL target: Intermediate Low. A grade of C or better is required to continue to 201. A grade lower than C means a repeat of 105.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 101 or placement test.

GLSP 103 BEGINNING SPANISH FOR THE PROFESSIONS (4 credits)

A two-semester introductory Spanish sequence of courses conducted online. Practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish in order to gain comfort and increased proficiency in the basic communicative tasks needed in the workplace. Proficiency gained through exposure to linguistic and cultural communities in the online course platform, as well as virtual media and engagement with the greater community and world. Completion of GLSP 103 and GLSP 104 satisfies the B.A. language requirement. Open to OCE students only.

GLSP 104 BEGINNING SPANISH FOR THE PROFESSIONS (4 credits)

A two-semester introductory Spanish sequence of courses conducted online. Practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish in order to gain comfort and increased proficiency in the basic communicative tasks needed in the workplace. Proficiency gained through exposure to linguistic and cultural communities in the online course platform, as well as virtual media and engagement with the greater community and world. Completion of GLSP 103 and GLSP 104 satisfies the B.A. language requirement. Open to OCE students only.

GLSP 105 INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY SPANISH (5 credits)

An accelerated one-semester course that covers the material of 101 and 102, preparing students for intermediate-level work during the second semester. Satisfies language requirement for BA degree. For students with some previous experience in the language, but not enough to enroll in 201, and for students with superior language-learning ability. ACTFL target: Intermediate Low. A grade of C or better is required to continue to 201. A grade lower than C means a repeat of 105.

Total Course fees: $25.00

GLSP 198 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Cityscapes and Cultural Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

GLSP 201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (4 credits)

Review of skills and structures described in 101 and 102. Emphasis on building a large practical vocabulary, and on using it to describe, narrate, and start building connected discourse. Reading and aural exercises that use authentic materials; writing exercises that reflect real-world tasks. Preparation for living for an extended period in a Spanish-speaking culture. Four class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate Mid.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GLSP 102 or 105 or placement test.

GLSP 202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (4 credits)

Continuation of 201. Four class hours per week. ACTFL target: Intermediate Mid.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GLSP 201 or placement test.

GLSP 211 SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3 credits)

Study of the historical/cultural background of peoples of Spain from early beginning to present day; focus on ethnic regional distinctions and issues of regionalism and nationalism; examination of the interplay of culture, religion, and politics in historical prespective and in contemporary society. Conducted in English.

Total Course fees: $15.00

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, VITAL PAST)

GLSP 270 SPANISH IN THE US (3 credits)

Study of the language situation surrounding Spanish in the United States including sociolinguistic, historical, and political perspectives. Conducted in English.

Total Course fees: $15.00

(INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES, U.S. PLURALISM)

GLSP 290 SPANISH FOR BILINGUAL AND HERITAGE LEARNERS I (4 credits)

Exposure to formal uses of Spanish for native speakers of the language. Development of reading and writing skills at an advanced level; work on advanced structural concepts and expansion of vocabulary in various formal registers.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: Placement Exam or consent of instructor.

GLSP 291 SPANISH FOR BILINGUAL AND HERITAGE LEARNERS II (4 credits)

Further exposure to formal uses of Spanish for native speakers of the language. Development of reading and writing skills at an advanced level; Emphasis on translation and community service.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 290, Placement exam or consent of instructor.

GLSP 298 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Cityscapes and Cultural Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

GLSP 301 SPANISH COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I (4 credits)

Study of advanced grammatical structures, idiomatic expressions, and more precise vocabulary. Discussion of a broad range of political, social, cultural and personal topics based on reading material. Speaking practice includes making more precise descriptions, narrating past events, hypothesizing, expressing and supporting opinions and functioning in unfamiliar situations. In Spanish. ACTFL target: Intermediate High.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GLSP 202 or placement test.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

GLSP 302 SPANISH COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II (4 credits)

Continuation of 301 with emphasis on more advanced grammar, vocabulary building, sentence connection, more informal and formal writing. Discussion of a broad range of political, social, cultural and personal topics based on reading material. Preparation of formal oral presentation. Reading and discussion of short novel. Recommended for students returning from Semester Abroad Program. In Spanish. ACTFL target: Advanced.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in 301, equivalent course abroad, or placement test.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

GLSP 305 SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS (3 credits)

Linguistic and cultural tools to prepare future health care providers to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients in a medical setting and in culturally appropriate contexts. Acquisition of medical terminology (specific to the digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, nervous, and integumentary systems), phrases, and questions to conduct patient interviews, physical exams and take medical history. Study of important cultural aspects of the Hispanic communities in the United States to understand their view of health care.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 301 or 290 or consent of instructor.

GLSP 306 MEDICAL SPANISH ONLINE (3 credits)

Tools to help future healthcare professionals communicate with Spanish-speaking individuals in a medical setting. Medical terminology (specific to the cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems), linguistic awareness and improvement, and cultural exploration of the Hispanic community in the US related to the healthcare environment and body systems. Prerequisites: GLSP 301 or 290. Offered spring. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: GLSP 301 or GLSP 290.

GLSP 311 SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION (4 credits)

Study of the historical/cultural background of peoples of Spain from early beginnings to present day; focus on ethnic regional distinctions and issues of regionalism and nationalism; examination of the interplay of culture, religion, and politics in historical perspective and in contemporary society. Class discussion conducted in English with readings, writing assignments, and one weekly discussion session in Spanish.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 302 or consent of instructor.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, VITAL PAST)

GLSP 312 MESOAMERICAN SOCIETIES AMERICA (4 credits)

Study of the historical background of Latin American peoples, before and after the European conquest of the continent. Analyses of the relevant cultural aspects such as: art, music, religion, ritualistic life, festivities, beliefs, traditions, ethnic issues. In Spanish.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 302 or consent of instructor.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

GLSP 315 DIASPORIC COMMUNITIES: HISPANIC, CARIBBEAN, AND THE UNITED STATES (4 credits)

Exploration of historical and contemporary experiences of intranational and international migration in the Hispanic Caribbean through the lens of literature, anthropology, and film studies. Emphasis on the, resistance, and adaptation of Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans in the diaspora, especially in the US. Study of the interplay of migration and transnationalism in relation to identity, race, gender, class, legal statuses, and colonialism.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: Take GLSP*302 or completion of semester abroad or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

GLSP 350 TOPICS IN LITERATURE (3 credits)

Study of selected topics in Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean literature through reading and discussion of various texts and genres. Focus on gender, class, ethnicity and other forms of difference in contemporary literary discourses. Practice in literary and cultural analysis. Recent topics have included Women's Writing, 20th Century Poetry and, Narratives of Migration. Repeatable for credit when the topic changes. In Spanish.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 302, or completion of semester abroad, or consent of instructor.

(CREATIVE STUDIES, GLOBAL PLURALISM)

GLSP 360 TOPICS IN CULTURAL STUDIES (3 credits)

Study of salient aspects of culture and societal change in the performative arts and texts produced in Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. Latin America, the Hispanic Caribbean and in transatlantic and global contexts. Examination of issues of identity formation through the lens of race, gender, class, language and ethnicity. Course topics in recent years have included Music and Cultural Identity, Visual Cultures, and Revolutionary Women. Repeatable for credit when the topic changes. In Spanish.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 302, or completion of semester abroad, or consent of instructor.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

GLSP 362 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES THROUGH FILM (4 credits)

Study of cultural identity in film through the lens of gender, class and race. Focus on marginal groups in different societies from Latin America, individual and collective history. Inquiry into relevant historical periods of countries studies. Screenings of films, student presentations, lectures and discussion. In Spanish.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 302 or consent of instructor.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM, INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

GLSP 370 SPANISH IN THE US (4 credits)

Study of the language situation surrounding Spanish in the United States including sociolinguistic, historical, and political perspectives. Class discussion conducted in English with GLSP 270 students. Additional 50-minute discussion session and readings in Spanish. Exams, class project also in Spanish.

Total Course fees: $20.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 302, or study abroad or consent of instructor.

(INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES, U.S. PLURALISM)

GLSP 398 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Cityscapes and Cultural Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

GLSP 400 TRANSLATION WORKSHOP: ENGLISH TO SPANISH (2 credits)

Introduction to the art of translation for specific professions according to student interest. Workshop format focusing on key grammatical aspects of Spanish and on techniques essential to translate texts from English into Spanish. Discussion of issues in translation studies.

Total Course fees: $10.00

Prerequisites: GLSP 302 or GLSP 291 or consent of instructor.

GLSP 480 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-5 credits)

A flexible course suited to the needs of the individual student. Reading and research on a special project. NOTE: The Independent Study Petition must be completed and approved before enrollment.

Prerequisites: GLSP 302 or instructor consent; plus completion of the Independent Study Petition.

GLSP 485 SENIOR SEMINAR (3 credits)

Reading, discussion, and writing on cultural topics of the Spanish-speaking world, culminating in the writing of a senior thesis paper. Topics chosen while abroad in consultation with adviser. Mandatory for all seniors majoring in Spanish.

Total Course fees: $15.00

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

GLSP 498 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAV (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. Cityscapes and Cultural Encounters: Andalusian Spain and Morocco. Offered only as student interest and university resources permit. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.