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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

SPNS
Spanish


SPNS 101    ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

SPNS 102D   ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

SPNS 196    EXPERIENCE LATIN AMERICA TODAY I

SPNS 201D   INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

SPNS 220D   SPANISH: LANGUAGE & CULTURE

SPNS 250    SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

SPNS 296    EXPERIENCE LATIN AMERICA TODAY II

SPNS 320    SPANISH: CULTURE & CIVILIZATION

SPNS 323    SPANISH: ADV GRAMMAR & PHONETICS

SPNS 324    SPANISH: ADV CONVERSATION & COMP

SPNS 325    SURVEY OF SPANISH LIT

SPNS 329    EARLY CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA

SPNS 330    MODERN CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA

SPNS 332    CONTEMP LATIN AMER LITERATURE

SPNS 335IH  TRAVEL IN LATIN AMERICA LIT & FILM

SPNS 341    SPANISH LITERATURE I

SPNS 342    SPANISH LITERATURE II

SPNS 350    US LATINO CULTURES

SPNS 351    US LATINO LITERATURE

SPNS 352IH  US LATINO TEXT & CINEMA

SPNS 353IH  MEXICAN AMERICANS AND THE SOUTHWEST

SPNS 361    LATIN AMERICAN TEXTS & CINEMA

SPNS 362    HISPANIC POETRY

SPNS 363IH  SPANISH CINEMA

SPNS 371    LATIN AMERICA IN FOCUS

SPNS 396    EXPERIENCE LATIN AMERICA TODAY III

SPNS 416    LATIN AMERICA: CULTURE AND REVOLUTION

SPNS 430    LATIN AMER PERSPECTIVES

SPNS 445    HISPANIC CARIBBEAN: CUBA, PUERTO RICO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

SPNS 460    CONTEMPORARY SPAIN AND NATIONS

SPNS 470R   SEM: MODERN HISPANIC LITERATURE

SPNS 490R   UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

SPNS 491    SPECIAL TOPICS

SPNS 496    EXPERIENCE LATIN AMERICA TODAY IV


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

SPNS 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
F,S,Su alternate years 4 cr. RCT 4
NOTE: Offered on a rotating basis with French and German in the summer.
-- An elementary level course designed to help students acquire basic proficiency in communicating within culturally significant contexts. An integrated approach to teaching language skills with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and basic grammatical structures.

SPNS 102D ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
F, S,Su alternate years 4 cr. RCT 4
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 101 or equivalent, or two years of high school Spanish. Offered on a rotating basis with French and German in Summer.
-- This course builds upon the foundation established in 101. Greater emphasis is placed upon oral and written expression. Reading and discussions are designed to increase comprehension of more linguistically complex texts and more conceptually complex cultural issues.

SPNS 196 EXPERIENCE LATIN AMERICA TODAY I
F, S,Su 2 cr. RCT 2
PREREQUISITE: 100-Level Spanish course.
-- Faculty-led one-to-two-week learning experience (language instruction, service learning, professional development, etc.) in Latin America. It complements faculty's on-campus course.

SPNS 201D INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
F, S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 102 or equivalent, or a minimum three years of high school Spanish, or placement interview.
-- Intensive, methodical review of grammar and syntax combined with the integrated development of proficiency in the four language skills. Expansion of cultural knowledge and functional vocabulary through intermediate-level readings and discussions. Increased emphasis on written communication.

SPNS 220D SPANISH:LANGUAGE & CULTURE
F, S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 201 or equivalent, or placement interview.
-- Designed to follow the third semester review of grammar and basic skills. Taught through a series of carefully selected readings in Spanish culture, civilization, and literature which will provide the basis for writing essays and reports and developing advanced language skills.

SPNS 250 SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
F,S 3 cr. REC 3
PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not necessary.
-- Prepares undergraduates to converse with Spanish-speaking patients and develop cultural competency. Emphasis on conversation/grammar necessary during medical interviews, cultural aspects of Latino health care, interviewing in Spanish. Includes guest speakers, real-world situations, and discussion of current issues.

SPNS 296 EXPERIENCE LATIN AMERICA TODAY II
F, S,Su 2 cr. RCT 2
PREREQUISITE: 200-Level Spanish course.
-- Faculty-led one-to-two-week learning experience (language instruction, service learning, professional development, etc.) in Latin America. It complements faculty's on-campus course.

SPNS 320 SPANISH CULTURE & CIVILIZATION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220
-- Readings, lectures, and discussions in Spanish. This course examines the historical, social, and ideological aspects of Spanish culture from the Middle ages to the modern period. Taught in Spanish.

SPNS 323 SPANISH:ADV GRAMMAR & PHONETICS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220 for majors & minors; or Junior standing for non-majors.
-- In-depth review of problem areas in grammar, complete review of the verb system and a practical study of Spanish sounds. This class is designed to provide prospective teachers and advanced students with an understanding of the function of Spanish grammar. In Spanish.

SPNS 324 SPANISH:ADV CONVERSATION & COMP
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323
-- Development and refinement of advanced oral and writing skills, intensive practice in expository and imaginative composition, review of idiomatic expressions, and vocabulary expansion.

SPNS 325 SURVEY OF SPANISH LIT
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323 or 324.
-- A survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the modern period through an examination of the masterpieces of each literary period. Taught in Spanish.

SPNS 329 EARLY CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220.
-- Readings, lectures, and discussions in Spanish. This course examines the historical, social, and ideological aspects of Latin American culture from the precolumbian period through independence.

SPNS 330 MODERN CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323 or 324.
-- Readings, lectures and discussions in Spanish. This course examines the historical, social, and ideological aspects of modern Latin American culture. Taught in Spanish.

SPNS 332 CONTEMP LATIN AMER LITERATURE
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323 or 324.
-- An examination of the major authors, works, and literary movements of the 19th and 20th centuries as Latin American literature has come of age and established its independence from Spanish peninsular influences. Taught in Spanish.

SPNS 335IH TRAVEL IN LATIN AMERICA LIT & FILM
Su 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220 or junior standing.
-- The course examines travel in Latin America texts and films as exploration and search for individual and national identity and as disruptive displacements caused by political and economic forces and the problems of adapting to a new environment. In English.

SPNS 341 SPANISH LITERATURE I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220
-- Course given 100% in Spanish. This course explores Spanish literature from its medieval origins through the baroque period. Students read several canonical works in their entirety and learn about the historical, social, and political factors that influenced literary styles and ideology.

SPNS 342 SPANISH LITERATURE II
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220
-- OURSE TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course covers canonical texts from the neoclassic period and through the Franco dictatorship. Students will read several major literary works in their entirety and explore the political and social contexts that influenced the style and ideology of each author.

SPNS 350 US LATINO CULTURES
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220 for majors and minors or; Junior standing for non-majors
-- Examines the history and culture of Latino communities in the US. It centers on the largest Hispanic populations found in the US today: Mexican, Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban. Taught in Spanish.

SPNS 351 US LATINO LITERATURE
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220
-- Examination of the major authors, works, and literary movements of U.S. Latino literature. Taught in English. Spanish majors and minors will read and write in Spanish.

SPNS 352IH    US LATINO TEXT & CINEMA
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 and/or consent of instructor
-- This course will focus on different topics concerning U.S. Latino communities in the United States. Through the reading and viewing of a variety of Latino literature and films, students will learn about themes such as immigration, race, identity, gender. language and politics that characterize the Mexican American, Cuban, Puerto Rican and Dominican communities. In English.

SPNS 353IH MEXICAN AMERICANS AND THE SOUTHWEST
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 or HSTA 130 or consent of instructor and junior standing.
-- A history of Mexican Americans in the Southwest from the Mexican American War to the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. The course examines historical and cultural themes that characterize and connect the Hispanic communities of the Southwest with the rest of the United States.

SPNS 361 LATIN AMERICAN TEXTS AND CINEMA
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220.
-- This course will focus on different topics of Latin America through the reading and viewing of a variety of literature and movies. These themes may include history, race, gender, politics and literary trends in Latin America. Focus will vary depending on the professor. In Spanish.

SPNS 362 HISPANIC POETRY
F 3 cr. SEM 3
COREQUISITE: SPNS 323
-- Examines 20th century poetry from several Latin American countries and Spain including the poets' biographies and their historical, social, and political contexts. Students will watch three movies pertaining to Hispanic poets and also listen to music that uses poetry. In Spanish.

SPNS 363IH SPANISH CINEMA
S 3 cr. LEC 3
COREQUISITE: SPNS 323
-- Taught in English. This course explores Spanish cinema through six prisms: the representation of history, postmodernism, the trivialization of violence in the media, violence against women, realism, and Spain's peripheral nations (Galiza, Basque country, and Catalonia).

SPNS 371 LATIN AMERICA IN FOCUS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 1 REC 2
PRE- or CO-REQUISITE: SPNS 330 -- Analyze one topic in depth. Topics address current issues in Latin America (i.e. The New Bolivarian Revolution, Violence in the US-Mexican border) or themes (migration, religion, race, etc.). Topics may vary with instructor and year.

SPNS 396 EXPERIENCE LATIN AMERICA TODAY III
F, S,Su 1-2 cr. Independent Study 6-credit max
PREREQUISITE: The 300-level SPNS course it complements.
-- Faculty-led study abroad course integrating experimental learning into existing semester-long SPNS 300-level courses. One (1 cr) or two (2 cr) weeks in Latin America during spring break or right after semester ends. Theme varies with course and instructor.

SPNS 416 LATIN AMERICA: CULTURE AND REVOLUTION
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220
-- An intensive study of the cultural materials produced as a result of dictatorships and revolutions in Latin America including movies, documentaries, songs, literature and art. Will encourage the understanding of the mutual influence between historical events and cultural production. Focus will vary depending on the professor. In Spanish.

SPNS 430 LATIN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220 or equivalent.
-- This course approaches historical developments, literature, and constructions of identity in twentieth-century Latin America. Taught in English with Spanish reading/writing option. Focus will vary by professor.

SPNS 445 HISPANIC CARIBBEAN: CUBA, PUERTO RICO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
ON DEMAND 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: HSTR 130 and Junior standing.
-- Focuses on the cultures and societies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Uses cultural material (i.e. novels, films, music, and art) as well as scholarly essays to address the region's history, politics class/gender/race dynamics, religion, etc. In English.

SPNS 460 CONTEMPORARY SPAIN AND NATIONS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Examines several facets of contemporary Spain, including three of Spain's peripheral nations: Basque Country, Catalonia, and Galicia. Students read and write about issues such as the current battle of memory, immigration, feminism, and cinema.

SPNS 470R SEM:MODERN HISPANIC LITERATURE
F, S 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: SPNS 325 or SPNS 332 or SPNS 351.
-- Senior capstone course. An in-depth examination of the most important Hispanic works and authors of the 19th and 20th, and 21st centuries. In Spanish.

SPNS 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

SPNS 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

SPNS 496 EXPERIENCE LATIN AMERICA TODAY IV
F, S,Su 1-2 cr. Independent Study 6-credit max
PREREQUISITE: The 400-level SPNS course it complements.
-- Faculty-led study abroad course integrating experiential learning into existing semester-long SPNS 400-level courses. One (1 cr) and two (2 cr) weeks in Latin America during spring break or right after semester ends. Theme varies with course and instructor.

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