Spanish Undergraduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

SPA  101 FIRST YEAR SPANISH      (4)

Introduces the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  CU

 

SPA  101H FIRST YEAR SPANISH - HONORS      (4)

Introduces the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: Honors Student Group CU

 

SPA  102 FIRST YEAR SPANISH      (4)

Continuation of SPA 101.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  SPA 101 or SPA 101H or International Exchange Student Group CU

 

SPA  102H FIRST YEAR SPANISH - HONORS       (4)

Continuation of SPA 101H.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or SPA 101H and Honors Student Group CU

 

SPA  121 SPANISH IMMERSION I      (4)

First course in the Spanish immersion sequence.  Introduces basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches.  Take concurrently with SPA 221, 222, and 223.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  CU

 

SPA  122 SPANISH IMMERSION II      (4)

Second course in the Spanish immersion sequence.  Introduces basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Fundamentals of grammar, basic vocabulary, conversation, and culture through a variety of approaches.  Take concurrently with SPA 221, 222, and 223.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  CU

 

SPA  199 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

Foundations of intellectual inquiry. In-depth study of a substantive problem. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

SPA  201 SECOND YEAR SPANISH      (4)

Continuation of SPA 101 and 102.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 102 or SPA 102H or International Exchange Student Group CU

 

SPA  201H SECOND YEAR SPANISH - HONORS      (4)

Continuation of SPA 101 and 102.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 102 and Honors Student Group CU

 

SPA  202 SECOND YEAR SPANISH      (4)

Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Expansion of communicative skills, vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading.  Course conducted entirely in Spanish.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 201 or SPA 201H or International Exchange Student Group CU

 

SPA  202H SECOND YEAR SPANISH - HONORS      (4)

Designed to consolidate and increase basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.  Expansion of communicative skills, vocabulary and cultural awareness with particular emphasis on reading.  Course conducted entirely in Spanish.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 201 and Honors Student Group CU

 

SPA  205 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE SPANISH GRAMMAR      (4)

Intensive study of Spanish grammar. Involves synthesizing and practicing Spanish grammatical concepts through grammatical exercises and applying them to conversation, composition, and reading activities.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or SPA 202H or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  221 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH IMMERSION I      (4)

Third course in the Spanish immersion sequence.  Designed to consolidate and increase the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.  Expansion of vocabulary and cultural awareness.  Class conducted entirely in Spanish.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Corequisite: SPA 121 CU

 

SPA  222 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH IMMERSION II      (4)

Fourth course in the Spanish immersion sequence.  Designed to consolidate and increase the basic skills: comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.  Expansion of vocabulary and cultural awareness.  Class conducted entirely in Spanish.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Corequisite: SPA 122 CU

 

SPA  223 SPANISH STUDY ABROAD       (3-6)  

Involves spending time in a Spanish-speaking country, living with a local family and attending intensive classes at an institute or working as an intern. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.

 

SPA  299 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem.   Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

SPA  301 ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR      (3)

Exploration of and practice with complex grammatical structures in Spanish. Scope includes morphological and syntactical structures.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or SPA 202H or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  303 INTERMEDIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION      (3)

Emphasizes oral proficiency in Spanish through speaking, writing, reading, and listening activities.  If your competence exceeds the scope of this course, you receive credit by exam.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or SPA 202H or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  304W SPANISH STYLISTICS:  INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION      (3)

Intermediate level course stressing clarity and accuracy of written expression through grammar review and practice  This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 202 or SPA 202H or International Exchange Student Group JWRT

 

SPA  310 COMMERCIAL SPANISH      (3)

Terminology, forms, and procedures used in Spanish in business, commerce, economics, and business organizations.  Prerequisite: SPA 304W or SPA 304 or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  311W SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS      (3)

Language development for Spanish-English bilinguals through exposure to local and standard world Spanish in informal and formal contexts with emphasis on home and community culture and oral culture. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Prerequisites: placement by exam and instructor's consent. JWRT

 

SPA  312W SPANISH COMPOSITION FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS      (3)

Family and community Spanish skills are expanded through exposure to local and standard world Spanish in various informal and formal contexts. Emphasizes development of reading and writing skills. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement.  Prerequisite: SPA 311W or International Exchange Student Group JWRT

 

SPA  321 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE IN SPANISH      (3)

Modern Hispanic works (short stories, novels, poetry, and drama) are analyzed to introduce the techniques of critical evaluation of literature.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 304W or SPA 304 or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  322 HISPANIC DRAMA     (3)

Studies selected Spanish, Spanish American, and/or Latino plays through close reading, discussion, and analysis.  May also involve performance of plays.  Pass-fail or letter grade.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 304W or SPA 304 or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  323 INTERMEDIATE STUDY ABROAD      (1-6)

Intermediate academic study in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Department consent required.  Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.  

 

SPA  323H INTERMEDIATE STUDY ABROAD - HONORS      (1-6)

Honors course.  Intermediate academic study in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and The Center for International Education for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Department consent required.  Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.  Prerequisite: Honors Student Group

 

SPA  340 SPANISH LINGUISTICS      (3)

Surveys Spanish linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, with attention also given to historical, geographical, and social variations.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 304W or SPA 304 or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  351 SURVEY OF PENINSULAR SPANISH LITERATURE       (3)

Selected works of peninsular Spanish literature from its origins to the present. Prerequisite: SPA 321 or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  352 SURVEY OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE      (3)

Studies selected works of Spanish-American literature from its origins to the present.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 321 or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  353 CHICANO AND U.S. LATINO LITERATURE      (3)

Focuses on literature deriving from a number of different cultures (Chicano, Cuban-American, Puerto Rican, and Latin American), and addresses issues involving cultural, literary, and geopolitical borders.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: SPA 321 or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  389 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION      (1-12)

Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only.  Fee required.  No repeat limit.

 

SPA  399 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

SPA  404 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND ORAL EXPRESSION      (3)

Advanced course in writing Spanish, including creative expression and development of research skills.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (SPA 304W or SPA 304) and (SPA 321 or SPA 322) or International Exchange Student Group

 

SPA  405 CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION OF SPAIN      (3)

Focused study of Spanish culture and civilization.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.  Prerequisite: SPA 404

 

SPA  406 SPANISH-AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION      (3)

Focused study of Spanish-American culture and civilization.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.  Prerequisite: SPA 404

 

SPA  408 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization.  Department consent required.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.

 

SPA  423 ADVANCED STUDY ABROAD      (1-6)

Advanced academic study in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content. Prerequisite: as appropriate; placement determined by exam at Study Abroad site.  Prerequisite: Honors Student Group

 

SPA  423H ADVANCED STUDY ABROAD - HONORS      (1-6)

Advanced academic study in Spanish language, literature, or culture. Available only at study abroad sites; contact the Department of Modern Languages and NAU's Office of International Studies for more information. May be repeated for up to 18 hours of credit with different content.

 

SPA  451C TOPICS IN PENINSULAR SPANISH LITERATURE      (3)

In-depth study of an important period, genre, or theme in peninsular Spanish literature. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite: SPA 351 or SPA 352 or SPA 353 CAP

 

SPA  452C TOPICS IN SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE      (3)

In-depth study of an important period, genre, or theme in Spanish-American literature. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.  Prerequisite: SPA 351 or SPA 352 or SPA 353 CAP

 

SPA  460C TOPICS IN SPANISH LINGUISTICS      (3)

Selected topics in Spanish linguistics are approached from the perspective of fields such as dialectology, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, as well as applied or theoretical linguistics.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: (SPA 301 or SPA 360) or SPA 340 CAP

 

SPA  466 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP      (1-12)

Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring term. Students are selected on a competitive basis, and you must apply during the fall term. (To be eligible, you must be a candidate for a bachelor's degree, have completed all lower-division requirements, and have attained senior status at the end of the fall term preceding the internship.) Course enrollment is handled by the associate provost for academic administration after the legislature has made its final selection. Pass-fail only.  Department consent required.

 

SPA  480C THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TRANSLATION       (3)

Introduces theory and practice of translation through practical drills and translation of texts.Prerequisite: SPA 404 CAP

 

SPA  485 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Individualized original research under the supervision of a research adviser. Letter grade or pass-fail.  May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit.  Department consent required.

 

SPA  497 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-6)

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required.

 

SPA  497H INDEPENDENT STUDY - HONORS      (1-6)

Individualized approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation.  Letter grade or pass-fail.  Department consent required. Prerequisite: Honors Student Group

 

SPA  499 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area. Letter grade only.