Language and Internship Quarter in Alicante, Spain Course Catalog

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Language Courses

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

INT 490UA - INTERNSHIP COURSE

Practical experience through placement in a local business or organization

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Separate application required, see spanishstudies.org/internshipoption.

Contact Hours:135
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_INT_490UA_Syllabi.pdf

Complementary Courses

SPAN 360UA - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS

A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogues.  Discussons of business news and study of business documents.

Prerequisites:

One course in intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:Fall, Spring
SPAN 375UA - ADVANCED CONVERSATION

Additional conversational practice to complement the study of Spanish at the advanced level.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:Fall, Spring
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_375UA_Syllabi.pdf

Intensive Period Language Courses

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