Spanish

Oxford’s Spanish program helps you progress towards a higher level of expertise in the Spanish language and culture.

Spanish 101

SPANISH 101—ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (HAL)

Fall. Credit, four hours. First in a series of courses designed to train the student to speak, read, and write Spanish. Oral practice is emphasized.

Spanish 102

SPANISH 102—ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (HAL)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or permission of instructor. Continuation of Elementary Spanish I.

Spanish 201

SPANISH 201—INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (HAL)

Fall. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Spanish 102, placement, or permission of instructor. Students learn to communicate through activities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing; review and learning of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation; and study of Hispanic cultures and societies.

Spanish 202

SPANISH 202—INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (HAL)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Spanish 201 or permission of instructor. This course is a continuation of Spanish 201 and is designed to further develop students’ Spanish skills. Students refine their grammar usage through continued review of basic structures and study of complex structures. This course may be taught by Oxford faculty in summer session in Spain.

Spanish 212

SPANISH 212—INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC TEXTS/CONTEXTS  (HAL)

Fall. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Spanish 202, placement, or permission of instructor. Development of advanced language, reading, conversation, and writing skills through discussion of readings and films from contemporary Hispanic culture. Not intended for native speakers of Spanish or those who speak with native fluency. This course may be taught by Oxford faculty in summer session in Spain.

Spanish 300

SPANISH 300—INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC CULTURAL THEORY   (HAL)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Spanish 212, placement or by permission of instructor. This is a foundational course required for the major and minor. A course in Hispanic cultural literacy that also strengthens written and oral language skills. This course must be completed on campus at Oxford or Emory College and cannot be completed abroad.

Spanish 302

SPANISH  302—MODERN HISPANIC TEXTS AND CONTEXTS (HAL)

On Demand. Credit, three hours. A survey course in Spanish and Spanish American culture from the eighteenth century to the present. Thematic and covers all genres. Prerequisite: Foundational Course—requires placement or successful completion of Spanish 212 (can be taken concurrently).

Spanish 311

SPANISH  311—HISPANIC NARRATIVE

On demand. Credit, three hours. Introduction and theoretical overview of Hispanic narrative.

Spanish 312

SPANISH 312—THEATRE, FILM, AND PERFORMANCE ARTS

On demand. Credit, three hours. An introduction to theatre, film, and performance theory in the Hispanic context. Course is delivered in Spanish.

Spanish 318

SPANISH  318—ADVANCED WRITING IN SPANISH (HALW)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Spanish 212, or consent of instructor. Third-year-level course in Spanish is an intensive and practical approach to written expression through examination of cultural topics, such as current events in the Hispanic world, movies, literary works, and controversial issues. Exploration of these topics to further the development of other principal writing modes: description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. Students will study and practice problematical points of syntaxes and grammar in authentic contexts (writing course).

Spanish 376R

SPANISH  376R—DIRECTED RESEARCH IN SPANISH

On demand. Credit, one to three hours. Independent reading and research in Hispanic literature and culture under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and at least one 300-level Spanish course.

Spanish 385

SPANISH 385—SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (HAL)

Spring (on demand). Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Placement into FC or Spanish 212, or consent of instructor. Study of Hispanic authors, genres, literary periods, cinema, or cultural trends not represented in the regular curriculum. The structure of the particular course is determined by the nature of the topic and the preference of the instructor.