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 11 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.
SPAN211Intro to Latin American Identities 3 credits
SPAN211 - Intro to Latin American Identities is taught in English and is aimed at students with little or no knowledge of the region. We begin with the indigenous cultures that existed in Latin America prior to the arrival of the Spaniards. The course continues through the conquest of Latin America and its impact on Latin American society today, specifically in the USA. This course creates culturally literate students who, upon completion of the course, appreciate and differentiate the various Latino cultures in the USA.
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.
SPAN310Latin America and Iberian Cinema 3 credits
This course examines significant and influential films produced in Spain and Latin America, studied in social, political, ethical, and cultural context. This exposure to landmark and contemporary Spanish-language films will challenge the student to examine the forces that have shaped modern Hispanic culture and identity. Students will engage with the coursework through readings, film screenings, cultural materials, class discussions, and written assignments. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN305 - Conversation and Literature I.
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 - 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 - 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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