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Spanish Program

Why Study Spanish?

  • Spanish is the second most used language in international communication, the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world.
  • Estimates indicate that by the year 2015 the United States of America will be the largest Spanish speaking country in the world.
  • Countries in Latin America are strengthening and expanding their economies; they are important trading partners.
  • By acquiring fluency, it is possible to understand enough to be able communicate with people who speak different languages, particularly those that are also Romance based.
  • Employment opportunities increase for those who are fluent in both Spanish and English.
  • To study the literature of great writers and thinkers, art and other cultural manifestations without losing anything “in translation.”

Courses offered

  • SPAN 101    SPANISH I BEGINNING
  • SPAN 102    SPANISH II BEGINNING
  • SPAN 201    SPANISH III INTERMEDIATE
  • SPAN 202    SPANISH IV INTERMEDIATE
  • SPAN 211    SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE
  • SPAN 212    SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
  • SPAN 220    SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
  • SPAN 221    SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II
  • SPAN 300    READINGS IN SPANISH 
  • SPAN 320    ADVANCED GRAMMAR
  • SPAN 323    COMPOSITION AND TRANSLATION
  • SPAN 325    SPANISH CULTURE
  • SPAN 326    CONTEMPORARY SPANISH CULTURE
  • SPAN 335    SPANISH AMERICAN CULTURE
  • SPAN 336    CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN CULTURE
  • SPAN 410    SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE I
  • SPAN 411    SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE II
  • SPAN 420    SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LIT I: COLONIAL PERIOD TO VANGUARDISMO
  • SPAN 421    SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LIT II POST MODERNISM TO CONTEMPORARY PERIOD
  • SPAN 440    SPAN/ENGL COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
  • SPAN 460    SPECIAL TOPICS

Course Rotation

Semester                  
Fall 2012  101 102 201  202  220 300  320  335  420
Spring 2013  101  102  201  202  221  303 323  336 421 OR 460
Summer 2013 FORL 109 209  309  409 SUMMER STUDY IN SPAIN    
Fall 2013  101 102 201 202 211 300 320 325 410
Spring 2014 01 102 201 202 212 303 323 326 411 OR 460
Summer 2014 FORL 109 209 309 409 SUMMER STUDY IN MEXICO    
Fall 2014 101 102 201 202 220 300 320 460 NEW COURSE
Spring 2015 101 102 201 202 221 303 323 460 NEW COURSE
Summer 2015 FORL 109 209  309 409 SUMMER STUDY IN SPAIN
   

This projection of course offerings is provided to students and their advisors to assist in schedule planning. Although the department will make every effort to offer courses as described herein, unforeseen circumstances (for example, the unavailability of a qualified faculty member or the offering of study abroad courses) may make an occasional modification necessary. Questions or comments should be directed to hnking@radford.edu.