May Term in Alicante, Spain Course Catalog

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Language Courses

SPAN 101UAM - BEGINNING SPANISH I

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:May
Additional Information:SPAN 101UAS - SPAN102UAS Syllabi
SPAN 102UAM - BEGINNING SPANISH II

Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice.

Prerequisites:

Admission to courses based upon placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:May
Additional Information:SPAN 101UAS - SPAN102UAS Syllabi
SPAN 203UAM - 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_203UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 204UAM - 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_204UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 300UAM - 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_300UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 309UAM - 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_309UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 310UAM - 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_310UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 311UAM - HIGH ADVANCED SPANISH I

The course focuses on oral and written narration in Spanish, the understanding of tone and intent in textual analysis, organization of ideas for written and oral argumentation, and understanding and use of appropriate registers. Grammar points support these applications, and include past subjunctive, indirect style, verbal periphrasis and use of relatives for argumentation, and with indicative and subjunctive.

Prerequisites:

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

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_311UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 313UAM - 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_313UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 403UAM - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY I

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 linguistic 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 work in Spanish as well as placement test score.

Credits:4
Contact Hours:60
Terms:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_403UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 405UAM - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED LANGUAGE STUDY II

Students work on skills related to refining their ability to express themselves with grammatical correctness and semantic subtlety in a number of 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_405UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 451UAM - 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_451UAS_Syllabi.pdf
SPAN 452UAM - 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:May
Additional Information:Alicante_SPAN_452UAS_Syllabi.pdf

Complementary Courses

SPAN 175UAM - BEGINNING CONVERSATION I

Additional conversational practice to complement the beginner level.

Prerequisites:

Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in 101 or 102.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:May
SPAN 275UAM - INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION I

Additional conversational practice to complement the intermediate level.

Prerequisites:

Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in SPAN 203UAS or 204UAS.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:May
SPAN 360UAM - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS I

This class provides a course overview of Spanish business.

Prerequisites:

Intermediete Spanish level completed or the equivalent.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:May
SPAN 369UAM - SPANISH THROUGH ART HISTORY

This course provides an overview of Spanish art history.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:May
SPAN 375UAM - ADVANCED CONVERSATION I

Additional conversational practice to complement the advanced level.

Prerequisites:

Concurrent study at same level or enrollment in SPAN 309, 310, 311, 313, 403, 405, 451, or 452UAS.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:20
Terms:May

Living the Culture Courses (additional fee applies)

LTC 300UAM - CULTURE OF SPANISH CUISINE

In this introductory cooking course students learn the basics of traditional Spanish cuisine, especially that of the coastal region. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. The additional price for LTC 300UA for 2017 is $500.

Credits:1
Contact Hours:15
Terms:May
Additional Information:Alicante_LTC_300UA_Syllabi.pdf