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MLSP-026  Culture and Community Service

Orientation and introduction to Costa Ricanıculture at the outset of students' experience inıthe Semester Abroad Program in Costa Rica, withıcommunity service component.ı1 credit (EL)

MLSP-030  Spanish Conversation Practice

$5 per credit fee. 1 credit (EL)

MLSP-101  Elementary Spanish I

Development of vocabulary, structures, andıspeaking/reading/writing strategies essential toıbasic language use. Situation-based practice inıasking and answering questions; identifying,ıcomparing, and describing people and things;ıexpressing feelings, wants and needs andıdiscussing plans. Preparation for living in aıSpanish-speaking culture. $5 per credit fee.ıACTFL target: Novice High.ıOffered fall.ı4 credits

MLSP-102  Elementary Spanish II

Continuation of 101. Continued practice inıreading, writing, talking about activities, makingıplans and inquiries, expressing wants and needsıand discussing experiences. Some practice inınarration of present, past and future events, andıalso in maintaining opinions.ıACTFL target: Intermediate Low.ıPrerequisite: MLSP 101 or placement test.ıA grade of C or better is required to continue toı201. A grade lower than C means a repeat of 105.ı$5 per credit fee. Offered spring.ı4 credits

MLSP-105  Intensive Elementary Spanish

An accelerated one-semester course that coversıtheımaterial of 101 and 102, preparing students forıintermediate-level work during the secondısemester. Satisfies language requirement for BAıdegree. For students with some previousıexperienceıin the language, but not enough to enroll in 201,ıand for students with superior language-learningıability. $5 per credit fee.ıACTFL target: Intermediate Low. A grade of C orıbetter is required to continue to 201. A gradeılower than C means a repeat of 105.ıOffered fall.ı5 credits

MLSP-170  Latin American History and Politics (also Listed As HIST 170)

Latin American history from the European, African,ıand American Indian origins to the present.ıContinuing social, economic, and politicalıfixtures. Desire for change in the 20th century.ıNot for Spanish major of minor credit.ıOffered fall in Costa Rica.ı3 credits

MLSP-201  Intermediate Spanish I

Review of skills and structures described in 101ıand 102. Emphasis on building a large practicalıvocabulary, and on using it to describe, narrate,ıand start building connected discourse. Readingıand aural exercises that use authentic materials;ıwriting exercises that reflect real-world tasks.ıPreparation for living for an extended period inıaıSpanish-speaking culture. Four class hours perıweek. $5 per credit fee. ACTFL target:ıIntermediate Mid. Prerequisite: a grade of C orıbetter in 102 or 105 or placement test.ı4 credits

MLSP-202  Intermediate Spanish II

Continuation of 201. Four class hours per week.ı$5ıper credit fee. ACTFL target: Intermediate Mid.ıPrerequisite: a grade of C or better in 201 orıplacement test.ı4 credits

MLSP-290  Spanish For Bilingual and Heritage Learners

Exposure to Spanish language for native speakersıof the language. Development of reading andıwriting skills at an advanced level; work onıadvanced structural concepts and expansion ofıvocabulary in various formal registers. May beırepeated once for credit. $5 per credit fee.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ıOffered fall.ı3 credits (WI)

MLSP-291  Spanish For Bilingual and Heritage Learners

Exposure to Spanish language for native speakersıof the language. Development of reading andıwriting skills at an advanced level; work onıadvanced structural concepts and expansion ofıvocabulary in various formal registers. May beırepeated once for credit. $5 per credit fee.ıPrerequisite: consent of instructor.ıOffered fall.ı3 credits (WI)

MLSP-301  Spanish Composition and Conversation I

Study of advanced grammatical structures,ıidiomatic expressions, and more preciseıvocabulary. Discussion of a broad range ofıpolitical, social, cultural and personal topicsıbased on reading material. Speaking practiceıincludes making more precise descriptions,ınarrating past events, hypothesizing, expressingıand supporting opinions and functioning inıunfamiliar situations. In Spanish. $5 per creditıfee. ACTFL target: Intermediate High.ıPrerequisite: a grade of C or better in 202 orıplacement test.ı4 credits (MWI)

MLSP-302  Spanish Composition and Conversation II

Continuation of 301 with emphasis on more advancedıgrammar, vocabulary building, sentence connection,ımore informal and formal writing. Discussion of aıbroad range of political, social, cultural andıpersonal topics based on reading material.ıPreparation of formal oral presentation. Readingıand discussion of short novel. Recommended forıstudents returning from Semester Abroad Program.ıIn Spanish. $5 per credit fee. ACTFL target:ıAdvanced.ıPrerequisite: a grade of C or better in 301,ıequivalent course abroad, or placement test.ı4 credits (MWI)

MLSP-311  Spanish Civilization I: Spain

Study of the historical/cultural background ofıpeoples of Spain: intellectual and artisticıachievements and contributions to the world fromıearly beginnings to the present; their influenceıon the peoples they conquered in the new world;ıethnic distinctions in Spain; traditions,ıreligion, festivities, customs of the variousıethnic groups of the Peninsula. $5 per credit ıfee. In Spanish. Prerequisite: MLSP 302 orıconsent of instructor.ı3 credits

MLSP-312  Spanish Civilization II: Hispanic America

Study of the historical background of LatinıAmerican peoples, before and after the Europeanıconquest of the continent. Analyses of theırelevant cultural aspects such as: art, music,ıreligion, ritualistic life, festivities, beliefs,ıtraditions, ethnic issues. $5 per credit fee. InıSpanish. Prerequisite: MLSP 302 or consent ofıinstructor.ı3 credits (IS or GP)

MLSP-320  Spanish Language Practice

Course work conducted in Oaxaca, Mexico in theıSemester Abroad Program. For students who haveıtaken 202 before going abroad.ıOffered spring.ı5 credits

MLSP-321  Spanish Language Practice IV

Course work conducted in San Jose, Costa Rica inıthe Semester Abroad Program. For students who haveıtaken 202 before going abroad.ıOffered fall.ı5 credits

MLSP-350  Topics In Spanish Literature

Study of selected topics in Spanish and LatinıAmerican literature through reading andıdiscussion of major works. Study of literary ıgenres and movements. Practice in literary ıanalysis. Recent topics have included the ıHispanic American Short Story, Peninsular ShortıStory, Spanish One-act Plays, Introduction toıSpanish and Hispanic American Literature, TheıModern Mexican Novel, and Latin American womenıauthors and poetry. Repeatable for credit when ıthe topic changes. $5 per credit fee. In Spanish.ıPrerequisite: MLSP 302 or completion of semesterıabroad or consent of instructor.ı3 credits (CS or GP)

MLSP-360  Topics In Hispanic Civilization

Selected aspects of culture and cultural changeıthat have been especially important inıdetermining the nature of contemporary societiesıassociated with this language. Study and ıdiscussion of printed and broadcast sources from ıthe various humanistic and social scientific ıfields. Course topics in recent years have ıincluded Historical, Feminine, and MythologicalıFigures in Latin American Cultures and LatinıAmerican film. Repeatable for credit when topicıchanges. $5 per credit fee. In Spanish.ıPrerequisite: MLSP 302 or consent of instructor.ı3 credits (IS or GP)

MLSP-362  Latin American Cultures Through Film

Study of cultural identity in film through theılens of gender, class and race. Focus on marginalıgroups in different societies from Latin America,ıindividual and collective history. Inquiry intoırelevant historical periods of countries studies.ıScreenings of films, student presentations,ılectures and discussion. In Spanish. $5 per creditıfee.ıPrerequisites: MLSP 302 or consent of instructor.ıOffered spring.ı4 credits (IS or GP)

MLSP-370  Spanish Language Practice

Course work conducted in Oaxaca, Mexico in theıSemester Abroad Program. For students who haveıtaken courses above 302 before going abroad.ıOffered spring.ı5 credits

MLSP-371  Spanish Language Practice Vi

Course work conducted in San Jose, Costa Rica inıthe Semester Abroad Program. For students who haveıtaken courses above 302 before going abroad.ıOffered fall.ı5 credits

MLSP-480  Independent Study

A flexible course suited to the needs of theıindividual student. Reading and research on aıspecial project.ıNOTE: The Independent Study Petition must beıcompleted and approved before enrollment.ıPrerequisite: MLSP 302 or consent of instructor.ı1-5 credits

MLSP-485  Senior Seminar

Reading, discussion, and writing on culturalıtopics of the Spanish-speaking world, culminatingıin the writing of a senior thesis paper. Topicsıchosen while abroad in consultation with adviser.ıMandatory for all seniors majoring in Spanish.ı$5 per credit fee.ıPrerequisite: senior standing.ı3 credits (MWI)

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