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Ouachita Baptist University
Modern Foreign Languages

1013, 1023. Elementary Spanish I and II
A course in the fundamentals of grammar and composition, using the conversational approach. Readings on elementary level stimulate interests in Hispanic culture. 1013 in Fall, 1023 in Spring.

2033, 2043. Intermediate Spanish I and II
A review of basic grammar and a study of in-depth grammar with practice in reading, writing, listening and conversation. Prerequisite: SPAN 1023 or equivalent or consent of instructor. 2033 in Fall, 2043 in Spring.

3123. Composition and Conversation
Training in the art of composition and in diction and conversation for students wishing to acquire fluency in the spoken language. Prerequisite: SPAN 2043 or equivalent or consent of instructor. [CAC-W]  Fall.

3133. Advanced Grammar
Designed to give training in elements of advanced grammar.  Prerequisite: SPAN 2043 or equivalent or consent of instructor.  Spring.

3143. Spanish Reading: Short Stories
Developing skills in reading, focusing on short stories selected from well-known authors of Spanish and Spanish-American literature such as Allende, Quiroga and Borges. Prerequisite: SPAN 2043 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Fall of odd-numbered years.

3163. Linguistics
This course will present a study of Spanish and English phonetic and phonological features. Students will analyze prominent characteristics of the pronunciation of Hispanic dialects – Peninsular Spanish, the Spanish of the Americas, and the three major Spanish-speaking groups in the United States (Chicano, Cuban, and Puerto Rican). Prerequisite: At least one three-hour SPAN course at the 3000 level or consent of instructor. On Demand.

4003. Spanish-American Literature
Readings from works of outstanding Spanish-American writers. Prerequisite: SPAN 2043 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Fall of even-numbered years.

4013. Spanish Literature to 1700
Study of outstanding works of the literature of Spain from the beginnings to 1700. Prerequisite: SPAN 2043 or equivalent or consent of instructor. On Demand.

4023. Spanish Literature from 1700 to Present
Study of outstanding works of literature of Spain from 1700 to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 2043 or equivalent or consent of instructor. On Demand.

4133. Hispanic Culture and Civilization
Study of Spain and Spanish history, art, music, literature, philosophy, political and social systems from the beginnings to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 2043 or equivalent or consent of instructor. [CAC-O] Spring of odd-numbered years.

4143. Methods of Teaching Spanish
A study of modern methodology of foreign language teaching. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On Demand.

4153. Latin American Culture and Civilization
The goal of this course is to examine various aspects of life in Latin American countries from pre-Columbian civilizations to the present. Students will gain knowledge of Latin American culture through a study of daily living patterns and societal structures, geography, history, religious and political systems, literature, fine arts, and media. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2043 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.  Spring of even-numbered years.

4801-4893. Special Courses in Spanish
Special topics and individual studies based on needs and interests of students. On Demand.