Spanish Class Descriptions

Beginning & Intermediate Classes
First Semester Spanish 
Second Semester Spanish
Spanish for High Beginners
Intermediate Spanish
Spanish Composition and Conversation
Selected Readings in Hispanic Literature
Spanish Civilization
Spanish-American Civilization  

Advanced Classes
Cont. Hispanic Society through Communications
Professional Spanish

Spanish for Service Professionals
Spanish Literature
Spanish American Literature
The Spanish Language
Seminar in Spanish
The Teaching of Foreign Languages
Senior Spanish Seminar




Beginning & Intermediate Classes


FLS 101 / First Semester Spanish 
Introduction to Spanish language and Hispanic cultures with emphasis on understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. (4 credits)

FLS 102 / Second Semester Spanish 
A continuation of FLS 101. Prerequisite: FLS 101 or equivalent. (4 credits)

FLS 103 / Spanish for High Beginners
This course is designed to review and expand students’ knowledge of Spanish in order to bring them to the intermediate level.  Emphasis is placed on improving language skills and developing vocabulary and familiarity with the Hispanic world.  The course is meant for students with some background in the language whose Spanish Placement Exam score indicates that they are not yet ready for FLS102. Pre-requisite: appropriate score on placement exam.(4 credits)
FLS 203 / Intermediate Spanish 
A course designed to improve communication and comprehension skills in Spanish, review and refine knowledge of basic grammar, broaden vocabulary and increase familiarity with Hispanic cultures. Prerequisite: FLS 102 or equivalent. (4 credits)

FLS 204 / Composition and Conversation 
Practice in speaking, understanding, reading and writing everyday Spanish. Increased understanding of the Hispanic world through reading and discussion. Prerequisite: FLS 203 or equivalent. (4 credits)

FLS 220 / Selected Readings in Hispanic Literatures 
The reading and discussion of works of Hispanic literature representative of various literary genres, with emphasis on the techniques of literary analysis. Prerequisite: FLS 204. (4 credits)
FLS 230 / Spanish Civilization 
A course intended to further the student's knowledge of the varied elements of Spanish history and culture. Lectures and individual oral participation in Spanish. Prerequisite: FLS 204. (4 credits)
FLS 231 / Spanish-American Civilization 
A course intended to further the student's knowledge of the varied elements of Spanish-American history and culture. Lectures and individual participation in Spanish. Prerequisite: FLS 204. (4 credits)


Advanced Classes


FLS 306 / Contemporary Hispanic Society through Communications 
Latin American and Spanish newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and films are used to build more advanced language skills and to familiarize the student with the modern-day Hispanic world. Prerequisite: FLS 204. (4 credits)

FLS 307 / Professional Spanish 
A study of the Spanish language as it is used in the international business world, including writing of business letters and general commercial terminology. Prerequisite: FLS 204. (3 credits)

FLS 308 / Spanish for Service Professionals 
Designed for students intending to use Spanish in the service professions (medicine, social work, education, church work, etc.). Students learn discipline-related vocabulary, expand content knowledge in relevant service fields, and polish their Spanish-language skills. Prerequisite: FLS 220, 230, or 231 and consent of the instructor.(3 credits)

FLS 322 / Spanish-American Literature 
A study of representative works of the literature of Spanish America from the Encounter to the present. Prerequisite: FLS 220. (3 credits)

FLS 341 / The Spanish Language 
An introduction to the historical development of the Spanish language through the study of linguistics, phonetics and philology. Prerequisite: FLS 204. (3 credits)
FLS 390 / Seminar in Spanish  
A study of selected themes or issues in Spanish or Spanish American literatures, language, or civilization. May be repeated for credit if the topic varies. Prerequisite: one course from the following: FLS 220, 230, or 231. (3 credits)
FLS 489 / The Teaching of Foreign Languages 
A study of the methods of teaching foreign languages in secondary schools. A field component is required. May not be counted toward a major or minor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. (3 credits)

FLS 493 / Senior Spanish Seminar  
A senior-level capstone course which integrates knowledge and skills from previous Spanish courses. Language skills (speaking, listening, writing, reading) are refined as depth and nuance are added to the understanding of Hispanic history, literature, culture and contemporary events. Prerequisites: FLS 220, senior standing and consent of the Chair of the Department.