Spanish (SPAN) Courses

Note: Placement testing is generally required of all students prior to registration for their first Spanish course at George Fox University. Placement exams are typically administered during orientation.

SPAN 101 Introductory Spanish I
4 hours. An integrated introductory study of Spanish. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are all integral to learning the language. Cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America are also presented as essential components. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: placement exam required.

SPAN 102 Introductory Spanish II
4 hours. An integrated introductory study of Spanish. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are all integral to learning the language. Cultural aspects of Spain and Latin America are also presented as essential components. At the end of SPAN 102, students should have novice high proficiency as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 Introductory Spanish I or placement by exam.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
4 hours. A proficiency-centered approach to the study of Spanish, with extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: SPAN 102 Introductory Spanish II or placement by exam.

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
4 hours. A proficiency-centered approach to the study of Spanish, with extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing. At the end of SPAN 202, students should have intermediate mid proficiency as defined by ACTFL. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I or placement by exam.

SPAN 210 Spanish for Medical Personnel
4 hours. An intensive introduction to Spanish medical vocabulary, focusing on listening and speaking skills likely to be used in a clinical setting, and on the cultural practices of Hispanic populations in the United States.
Prerequisite: One year of Spanish study prior to college, minimum score of 100 on Spanish placement exam, or SPAN 101.

SPAN 275 Field Experience
1-10 hours. Supervised experience in a situation demanding extensive use of Spanish. Admission and credit hours determined by instructor.

SPAN 285 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the needs and interests of students and faculty.

SPAN 295 Special Study
1-4 hours. Individual study under the guidance of a faculty member, as determined by student needs and faculty availability.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

SPAN 301 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish I
4 hours. A thorough review of Spanish to develop intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing in a variety of styles, and developing strategies for communication. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II or placement by exam.

SPAN 302 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
4 hours. A thorough review of Spanish to develop intermediate high proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, writing in a variety of styles, and developing strategies for communication. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: SPAN 301 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish I or placement by exam.

SPAN 303 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II
4 hours. This course examines the Latino populations of the U.S. and develops academic Spanish for those who learned Spanish outside of a formal school setting. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: Placement by testing or instructor permission.

SPAN 350 Latin American Culture and Civilization
3 hours. An introduction to the cultures and civilizations of Latin America. Students continue to develop skills toward advanced proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Activities include reading authentic texts, field trips and listening to native speakers. Areas of study may include history, art, music, the role of religion, governmental systems and gender differences. Taught in Spanish.
Corequisite/Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II or concurrent enrollment in SPAN 302 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II or instructor's permission.

SPAN 380 The Splendor of Spain
3 hours. An exploration of the history, art, music, religion and literature of Spain. This course is taught entirely in Spanish, moving students toward Advanced proficiency as defined by ACTFL. Three class sessions and one laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 or 303, or instructor permission.

SPAN 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

SPAN 420 Introduction to Latin American Literature
3 hours. This course introduces students to selected masters and periods of Latin American literature and reflects on matters of faith as revealed in the pieces studied. Students continue to develop skills toward advanced proficiency, as defined by ACTFL. Taught in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPAN 302 Intermediate/Advanced Spanish II or equivalent.

SPAN 475 Field Experience
1-10 hours. Supervised experience in a situation demanding extensive use of Spanish. Admission and credit hours determined by instructor.

SPAN 480 Senior Capstone
3 hours. This course synthesizes all the student's skills in Spanish. It includes a portfolio of written work, a journal kept while abroad and reflection paper completed upon return to U.S., an oral proficiency interview, and a service-learning project. Meetings with professor focus on integration of faith and learning. Preferably taken after semester abroad.

SPAN 485 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the needs and interests of students and faculty.

SPAN 495 Special Study
1-4 hours. Individual study under the guidance of a faculty member, as determined by student needs and faculty availability.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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