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Spanish Language and Literature (SPA)

SPA 101  (4 credit hours)  
Elementary Spanish I (spoken approach)  

Introduces basic modes of communication in Spanish. Stresses speaking, listening, reading and writing as target skills. Emphasizes everyday language which the students will learn by applying essential grammatical structures to vocabulary. Provides instructional assignments and self-correctional exercises that will be practiced in the classroom. Presents an overview of the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).

Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 102  (4 credit hours)  
Elementary Spanish II (spoken approach)  

Continues to highlight the basic modes of communication in Spanish, to include present and past tense. Stresses speaking, listening, reading and writing as target skills. Emphasizes everyday language which the students will learn by applying essential grammatical structures to vocabulary.Presents an overview of the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 101, or consent of the department and placement test.
Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies, Course Also Offered in Modules
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 103U  (3 credit hours)  
Spanish for High Beginners  

This course is designed to review and expand the students' existing knowledge of Spanish at the introductory level in order to prepare them for the intermediate courses. In this course students will build upon their existing skills to further develop abilities in the four basic language and communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.
Attributes: University Course (University of Kentucky)
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: University of Kentucky
SPA 110  (3 credit hours)  
Basic Conversational Spanish  

Introduces pronunciation, practical structures, and basic vocabulary designed to enable students to communicate using simple Spanish in everyday situations in Spanish-speaking countries and areas of the United States. Cannot be used for major or minor. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Other
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 115  (3 credit hours)  
Hispanic Culture: (Country or Region)  

Introduces the basic cultural patterns of a Spanish-speaking country or region through in-class experience and/or travel. May be taken up to two times with focus on different country or region. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Cultural Studies, SB - Social Behavior Science
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 151U  (3 credit hours)  
Spanish for Health Professionals  

The course will teach Spanish terminology and basic grammar related to medical patients, including vocabulary for diagnosis and treatment. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Prior college or high school Spanish or other experience with the Spanish language roughly equivalent to one semester of college study.
Attributes: University Course (University of Kentucky)
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: University of Kentucky
SPA 201  (3 credit hours)  
Intermediate Spanish I  

Focuses on intermediate level speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills with an emphasis on more advanced grammatical structures; emphasizes speaking the language to expand vocabulary; examines current issues, cultural nuances, and dominant Hispanic themes. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 102, or consent of department and placement test.
Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 202  (3 credit hours)  
Intermediate Spanish II  

Continues intermediate level speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills from SPA 201 with an emphasis on more advanced grammatical structures; focuses on speaking the language to expand vocabulary; examines current issues, cultural nuances, and dominant Hispanic themes. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 201 or consent of department and placement test.
Attributes: Foreign Language, Cultural Studies
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 203U  (3 credit hours)  
High Intermediate Spanish  

This course is designed to advance students' knowledge of Spanish at the intermediate level by fine-tuning the skills of reading, speaking, listening, and writing. The goal of the course will be to focus on useful vocabulary, to practice functional grammar, to further explore cross-cultural analysis, and to develop students' communicative competence in Spanish. This course is designed for students' transition directly from high school Spanish to second-year college Spanish. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.
Attributes: University Course (University of Kentucky)
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: University of Kentucky
SPA 205U  (3 credit hours)  
Spanish for Bilingual Students  

This course is the entry level for the `Spanish for Bilingual Students' track. It will cater to the specific academic and communicative needs of two types of students: those described as `heritage speakers/learners' and those who are `advanced non-native speaker of Spanish'. This course is exclusively designed for these students and its purpose is to build on the students' existence competence of the native language and to further develop oral, written, reading, and cultural competence for use in different communicative situations. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Placement test, oral interview or permission of instructor.
Attributes: University Course (University of Kentucky)
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: University of Kentucky
SPA 208U  (3 credit hours)  
US Latino Culture and Politics  

This course studies U.S. Latino history and culture, with an emphasis on the evolution of the politics of immigration and the use of Spanish in the United States. These broader issues will be studied with the express intent of determining what they mean for us here in Central Kentucky. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Placement test or permission of instructor.
Attributes: University Course (University of Kentucky)
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: University of Kentucky
SPA 210  (3 credit hours)  
Spanish Grammar and Syntax  

Introduction to advanced Spanish grammar and syntax development of Spanish vocabulary and writing skills. Concurrent enrollment in SPA 211 is encouraged. Prerequisite: Spanish 202 or permission of instructor. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: University Course
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: University Course
SPA 211  (3 credit hours)  
Spanish Conversation  

Sections limited to no more than 15 students each. Oral-aural practice in spoken language. Special emphasis placed on the acquisition of idions and fundamental conversational vocabulary. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 202 or equivalent or consent from the department.
Attributes: Technical, University Course
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: University Course
SPA 215U  (3 credit hours)  
Written Spanish for Bilingual Students  

This course builds upon the pedagogical basis of SPA 205. It is exclusively designed for bilingual speakers and its purpose is to further refine reading, lexical, and grammatical skills through intensive writing practice in contexts that are meaningful to these speakers. This course will be taught entirely in Spanish. SPA 215 is the equivalent of 210 and 211 and fulfills the pre-major course requirements. Students taking 203 should refrain from taking this course. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 205 with "B" grade or higher, placement test, oral interview or permission of instructor.
Attributes: University Course (University of Kentucky)
Components: LEC: Lecture
University Course: University of Kentucky
SPA 1011  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish Greetings & Farewells  

Highlights greetings and farewells in simple conversations; introduces the present tense of the verb ser (to be); explores the geography, culture, history and political issues of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Hispanics in the United States. Lecture: 0.8 credit (12 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1012  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for School Life  

Introduces basic modes of communication to discuss school life and everyday activities; focuses on asking questions and describing people and things; introduces the present tense of estar (to be) and -ar; explores the geography, culture, history and political issues of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Spain. Lecture: 0.8 credits (12 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 1011.
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1013  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for Family and Friends  

Features descriptions of family and friends; focuses on using possessive and descriptive adjectives; introduces the present tense of -er and -ir verbs, uses the verbs tener and venir to express needs and state of mind; explores the geography, culture, history and political issues of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Ecuador. Lecture: 0.8 credit (12 contact).

Pre-requisite: SPA 1013.
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1014  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for Pastime Activities  

Presents conversations regarding Pastimes and activities; focuses on the present tense of the verbs ir, select stem- changing and verbs with irregular yo forms, in the context of making plans and describing events; explores the geography, culture, history and political issues of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Mexico. Lecture: 0.8 credit (12 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 1013.
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1015  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for Travel  

Presents conversations to discuss and plan a vacation; expands communication to talk about feelings; introduces the present progressive tense and compares the verbs "ser" and "estar" to express descriptions, conditions and emotions; explores the geography, culture, history, and political issues of Spanish speaking countries. Lecture: 0.8 credit (12 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA1014.
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1021  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for Shopping  

Highlights conversations and vocabulary in the shopping setting; introduces verbs for to know and practices answering questions of to whom or for whom an action is done; presents preterit to express past tense; explores the geography, culture, history, and political issues of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Cuba. Lecture: 0.8 credit (12 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 101.
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1022  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for Daily Routines  

Presents descriptions of the daily routine; introduces reflexive verbs and the irregular preterit of ser (to be) and ir (to go); highlights the verb gustar and verbs like gustar; presents negative statements; explores the geography, culture, history, and political issues of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Peru. Lecture: 0.8 credit (12 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 1021.
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1023  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for Restaurant Settings  

Features dialogs for ordering in a restaurant and describing food, for explaining where you are and for talking about familiar people and places; introduces the preterit of stem-changing verbs, comparatives and superlatives and indirect object pronouns and direct object pronouns; explores the geography, culture, history, and political issues of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Guatemala. Lecture: 0.8 credit (12 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 1022.
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1024  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for Celebrations  

Highlights conversations of congratulations and gratitude and discussing different stages of life; presents irregular preterits; discusses pronouns as prepositions; explores the geography, culture, history and political issue of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Chile. Lecture: 0.8 credits (12 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 1023.
Components: LEC: Lecture
SPA 1025  (0.8 credit hours)  
Spanish for Health Care  

Presents dialog to talk about medical conditions; contrasts the imperfect and preterit past tense; illustrates impersonal constructions with se; explores the geography, culture, history, and political issues of Spanish speaking countries with focus on Costa Rica. Lecture: 0.8 credit (12 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: SPA 1024.
Components: LEC: Lecture