Intensive Language Study Quarter in Alicante, Spain Course Catalog

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Language Courses

SPAN 203UA - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_203UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 204UA - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_204UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 300UA - ADVANCED SPANISH I

For students with sure knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_300UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 309UA - ADVANCED SPANISH II

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_309UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 310UA - ADVANCED SPANISH III

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_310UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 311UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH I

This level focuses on advanced topics of oral and written narration in Spanish, including tone, intent, organization of ideas for written and oral argument, and describing abstract concepts. Grammar points support these applications. (60 hours, 4 credits)

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_311UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 313UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH II

Students in this course learn how to construct hypotheses, define and describe abstract concepts, write critically and prepare formal letters and reports. Grammar points assisting in the development of these functions include compound conditional and past perfect subjunctive, probability, intensifiers and impersonal constructions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_313UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 403UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY I

In this course students refine their skills at requesting, giving orders, advice, and instructions, persuading, and influencing across various registers; expressing sequence of actions in the present and the past; contrasting ideas, opinions, and arguments. Grammar points include structures to express influence and concession, subordinate noun clauses, the vocabulary of advertising and business. Some linguistics topics are also discussed, such as leísmo, laísmo, and loísmo, and an introduction to the lexicon of Caribbean and South American countries.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous wok in Spanish as well as placement test scores.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_403UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 405UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY II

Students work on skills related to the transmission of information, justification, possibility with semantic subtlety over multiple registers. Grammar points include discourse in the present and the past, use of future perfect, imperfect and probability, vocabulary of economics, and colloquial expressions in Spain and Latin America.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_405UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 451UA - SPANISH LANGUAGE SUPERIOR LEVEL I

Students in this course are close to native or near-native fluency, and work to perfect their level of expression in writing and speaking, focusing on writing coherently and cohesively using a variety of organizing structures and mechanisms. They learn to recognize errors of pronunciation and how to self-correct. Linguistic topics include regional varieties in Spain and indigenous languages and cultures of Spanish America, as well as the morphology of derived and compound words.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_451UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 452UA - SPANISH LANGUAGE SUPERIOR LEVEL II

As the final language course in a sequence designed to produce fully functional bilinguals, this course is designed to lead students to increasing complexity and subtlety of expression, through the use of appropriate vocabulary and structures. Grammar includes continued work on subjunctive/indicative in adjective and concessive clauses, impersonal and passive constructions, verbal periphrases, signs and symbols.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_452UA_Syllabi.pdf

Experiential Learning Courses

IRP 490UA - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECT

For additional information on undertaking an independent research project, visit our website at spanishstudies.org/irp.

Terms:Fall, Spring

Cross-Cultural Reflection Course

SPAN 243UA - INTERMEDIATE CULTURAL REALITIES OF SPAIN

This course seeks to guide the students through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Spain. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations, students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Spanish culture. Students explore Spanish culture, society, labor religion, economics and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_243_Syllabus.pdf
SPAN 343UA - ADVANCED CULTURAL REALITIES OF SPAIN

This course seeks to guide the students through the cultural adaptation period, leading them to a profound analysis of their experiences in Spain. Through discussion, journaling, and oral presentations, students reflect upon their own adaptation with the eventual goal of integration into Spanish culture. Students explore Spanish culture, society, labor religion, economics and leisure, with the purpose of better understanding their own cultural journey and managing culture shock.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:ALICANTE_SPAN343_Syllabus.pdf

Intensive Period Language Courses

SPAN 203UA - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_203UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 204UA - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_204UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 300UA - ADVANCED SPANISH I

For students with sure knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_300UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 309UA - ADVANCED SPANISH II

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_309UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 310UA - ADVANCED SPANISH III

This intensive course is designed to develop advanced language competence. Includes extensive review of Spanish and the acquisition of vocabulary, complex structures, and understanding of linguistic registers through activities and materials created to introduce students to contemporary Spanish usage, culture, and daily life.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_310UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 311UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH I

This level focuses on advanced topics of oral and written narration in Spanish, including tone, intent, organization of ideas for written and oral argument, and describing abstract concepts. Grammar points support these applications. (60 hours, 4 credits)

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_311UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 313UA - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH II

Students in this course learn how to construct hypotheses, define and describe abstract concepts, write critically and prepare formal letters and reports. Grammar points assisting in the development of these functions include compound conditional and past perfect subjunctive, probability, intensifiers and impersonal constructions.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_313UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 403UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY I

In this course students refine their skills at requesting, giving orders, advice, and instructions, persuading, and influencing across various registers; expressing sequence of actions in the present and the past; contrasting ideas, opinions, and arguments. Grammar points include structures to express influence and concession, subordinate noun clauses, the vocabulary of advertising and business. Some linguistics topics are also discussed, such as leísmo, laísmo, and loísmo, and an introduction to the lexicon of Caribbean and South American countries.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous wok in Spanish as well as placement test scores.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_403UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 405UA - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY II

Students work on skills related to the transmission of information, justification, possibility with semantic subtlety over multiple registers. Grammar points include discourse in the present and the past, use of future perfect, imperfect and probability, vocabulary of economics, and colloquial expressions in Spain and Latin America.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_405UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 451UA - SPANISH LANGUAGE SUPERIOR LEVEL I

Students in this course are close to native or near-native fluency, and work to perfect their level of expression in writing and speaking, focusing on writing coherently and cohesively using a variety of organizing structures and mechanisms. They learn to recognize errors of pronunciation and how to self-correct. Linguistic topics include regional varieties in Spain and indigenous languages and cultures of Spanish America, as well as the morphology of derived and compound words.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_451UA_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 452UA - SPANISH LANGUAGE SUPERIOR LEVEL II

As the final language course in a sequence designed to produce fully functional bilinguals, this course is designed to lead students to increasing complexity and subtlety of expression, through the use of appropriate vocabulary and structures. Grammar includes continued work on subjunctive/indicative in adjective and concessive clauses, impersonal and passive constructions, verbal periphrases, signs and symbols.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon previous work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_452UA_Syllabi.pdf