Spanish Language Program Courses

Basic (Elementary) Spanish Instruction

SPAN 1011 Intensive Elementary Spanish (6 credits) "No prior study of the language"

SPAN 1012 Intensive Elementary Spanish (6 credits)

Development of basic Spanish proficiency in a semi-immersion context. Focus on the development of listening and speaking skills, reading and writing abilities, and intercultural competence.

Intermediate Spanish Instruction

SPAN 1013 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)

Development of intermediate functional and communicative proficiency in Spanish. Focus on the development of listening and speaking skills, reading and writing abilities, and intercultural competence. Prerequisite: SPAN 1011 or SPAN 1012, or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

SPAN 1014 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)

Continuation of SPAN 1013. Development of intermediate functional and communicative proficiency in Spanish. Focus on the development of listening and speaking skills, reading and writing abilities, and intercultural competence. Prerequisite: SPAN 1003, or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

SPAN 1034 Intensive Intermediate Spanish (6 credits)

Equivalent to SPAN 1013– SPAN 1014. Prerequisite: SPAN 1011 or SPAN 1012, or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

Advanced Spanish Instruction

SPAN 2005 Advanced Spanish Language and Cultures I (3 credits)

Development of advanced Spanish proficiency, with a focus on argumentative speaking and writing. Development of cross-cultural competence and analysis of historical, social, and cultural practices and perspectives of Spanish-speaking societies. Prerequisite: SPAN 1014 or SPAN 1034 or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

SPAN 2006 Advanced Spanish Language and Cultures II (3 credits)

Continuation of SPAN 2005. Development of advanced Spanish proficiency, with a focus on argumentative speaking and writing. Development of cross-cultural competence and analysis of historical, social, and cultural practices and perspectives of Spanish-speaking societies. Prerequisite: SPAN 2005, or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

SPAN 2056 Intensive Advanced Spanish Language and Cultures (6 credits)

Equivalent to Span 2005– SPAN 2006. Prerequisite: SPAN 1014 or SPAN 1034, or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

Specialized Spanish Language Instruction

SPAN 3010W Advanced Spanish Writing (3 credits)

Designed to develop academic writing skills within the fields of Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures. Students read and discuss literary and media texts while analyzing essential features and themes of Spanish/Hispanic cultures. Cultural and literary topics are used as basis for process-writing assignments (production, correction, revision). Students develop a writing portfolio. Prerequisite: SPAN 2006 or SPAN 2056, or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

SPAN 3022 Advanced Oral Proficiency: Environmental and Social Sustainability in Latin America (3 credits)

Development of advanced Spanish oral proficiency, critical content knowledge, terminology and concepts through content-based course work in the areas of environmental and social sustainability in Latin America. Critical evaluation of key environmental and social aspects of sustainability as related to Spanish-speaking countries. Focus on understanding and interpretation of language- and discipline-specific written and oral materials such as film and documentary, news, academic, literary and public media texts. Prerequisite: SPAN 2006 or SPAN 2056, or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

SPAN 3040 Advanced Spanish Service-Learning (3 credits)

Advanced oral and written work through community engagement, with consideration of social change and reflection on civic engagement, leadership, and service. Students work on local community service projects. Prerequisite: SPAN 2006 or SPAN 2056, or appropriate GWU Spanish Placement Test Score.

SPAN 3200 Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World (3 credits)

Social, cultural and political contexts in which bilingualism in Spain and Latin America occurs. Language attitudes and policies regarding bilingualism and their role in the development of cultural identities and ideologies. Appropriate GW Spanish placement score may be substituted for prerequisites. Taught in Spanish. Restricted to undergraduate students. Prerequisites: SPAN 3010W or SPAN 3022 or SPA 3100.

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