Foreign Language-Spanish (FLS)

FLS-118  Spanish for Professionals  (3)  

Introduces and develops elemental conversational skills in the Spanish language. The emphasis is in acquiring fundamental oral proficiency in Spanish in work situations. Includes activities that promote essential Spanish grammar tailored for the industry, and basic understanding of Latin American culture. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

FLS-141  Elementary Spanish I  (4)  

Develops fundamental skills in the Spanish language. Emphasis is on acquiring the proficiency to communicate with the native speaker in everyday situations. Includes activities that promote an understanding and knowledge of the Spanish-speaking peoples and their culture. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

FLS-142  Elementary Spanish II  (4)  

Allows the student to communicate with others on subjects of daily common experience in most informal and a limited number of formal conversations on activities related to family, work, health, friends, leisure activities, social life, environment, etc. The vocabulary used in this course is non-specialized, containing everyday words as well as frequently used expressions, all within a cultural context. Cultural facts from Hispanic and Latin American cultures will also be presented in the classroom. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take FLS-141.

FLS-241  Intermediate Spanish I  (4)  

Provides practice of language beyond the controlled situations of the elementary course. Develops fundamental skills in Spanish through activities aimed at expressing original ideas and conveying messages in correct Spanish with the aid of authentic resources. Class activities offer advanced training in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Grammar study includes a review of previously introduced topics as well as new ones. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take FLS-142.

FLS-242  Intermediate Spanish II  (4)  

Enables students to continue to develop all communication skills, using primarily materials from literature, contemporary newspapers and magazines aimed at providing a better understanding of the Hispanic and Latin cultures and pertinent current issues. Class activities include pronunciation exercises, some grammar review and class discussion that promotes spontaneous conversation. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 4.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take FLS-241.

FLS-266  Advanced Spanish: Latin American and Spanish Culture  (3)  

Develops communication skills through the study of the history, literature and cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries of the world. May emphasize a specific area (Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America) or explore common aspects of all or several areas. Conducted in Spanish. May be repeated (elective credit second time). Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Prerequisite: Take FLS-242.

FLS-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

FLS-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Permission of instructor, dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture