Spanish Courses

This is a listing of Spanish (SPAN) classes available at Bethany, overseen by the Languages Department. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

Incoming students need to take the Language Inventory Exam for placement in Spanish courses.

There are 12 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.

CodeCourse Title / Description
SPAN101Beginning Spanish I 4 credits
This introductory course to Spanish language and culture begins developing the four basic-skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing with a focus on meaningful communication in a Spanish setting.
SPAN102Beginning Spanish II 4 credits
This is a continuation of Beginning Spanish I. Prerequisite: SPAN101 - Beginning Spanish I or placement exam.
SPAN203Intermediate Spanish I 4 credits
Development of conversational fluency is emphasized while the fundamentals of grammar are reviewed and expanded. Cultural awareness is enhanced through selected readings. Prerequisite: SPAN102 - Beginning Spanish II or placement exam.
SPAN204Intermediate Spanish II 4 credits
This course is a continuation of Intermediate Spanish I. Prerequisite: SPAN203 - Intermediate Spanish I or placement exam.
SPAN280Topics in Spanish 1 credit
A course designed to include topics outside the scope of other Spanish course offerings. Course may be repeated with different topics.
SPAN305Conversation and Literature I 4 credits
Short literary works stimulate discussion and help to build an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic life and culture, with special attention given to Hispanic life in the United States and Latin America. Selected grammar topics are reviewed and expanded. Prerequisite: SPAN204 - Intermediate Spanish II or placement exam.
SPAN306Conversation and Literature II 4 credits
This course is a continuation of Conversation and Literature I. The literary works focus on Latin America in the past 50 years, helping to gain an understanding and appreciation of recent history. Literary terminology and methods of literary interpretation are covered, along with the review of selected grammar topics. Prerequisite: SPAN305 - Conversation and Literature I or consent of instructor.
SPAN320History and Culture of Spain 3 credits
An overview of the history and culture of Spain from pre-history to the present. Topics include art, literature and politics. Prerequisite: SPAN306 - Conversation and Literature II or consent of instructor.
SPAN330History and Culture of Latin America 3 credits
An overview of the history and culture of Latin America from the time of the conquest to the present day. Topics include art, literature, and politics. Prerequisite: SPAN306 - Conversation and Literature II or consent of instructor.
SPAN340Survey of the Literature of Spain 3 credits
A survey of the literature of some of the more important Spanish authors, past and present. Prerequisite: SPAN306 - Conversation and Literature II or consent of instructor.
SPAN350Survey of the Literature of Latin America 3 credits
A survey of the literature of some of the more important Latin American authors, past and present. Prerequisite: SPAN306 - Conversation and Literature II or consent of instructor.
SPAN480Topics Course 3 credits
A course designed to include topics outside the scope of other Spanish course offerings. Course may be repeated with different topics.

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