SPA 315: Introduction to Hispanic Literature
This course provides students with a basic background for reading Hispanic literature and focuses on the development of a method for reading critically. The course will review selected Hispanic literary and cultural movements from the early modern period to the contemporary time, introducing students to a panorama of the poetry, theater, short stories, and essay of the Hispanic world. Students will learn how to critically analyze these works by identifying and discussing themes, plots, structure, and poetic tropes such as symbols metaphors and allegory. This class is conducted in Spanish. Prerequisites: SPA 210 and 211 or 215, or consent of the instructor.
SPA 302: Spanish for Business Professionals
This course will prepare students for successful communication in the Hispanic commercial world by building up on their existing knowledge and emphasizing practical, real-life use of oral and written Spanish. This course is designed to introduce students to essential business terminology and language situations in common business contexts, reinforcing strategies for understanding, interpreting, and responding to new information. This course will also help the student to be alert to the importance of cultural awareness in doing business in Spanish-speaking countries or with Hispanics in the United States. Prerequisites: SPA 210 and 211 or 215, or consent of the instructor.