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Spanish (SPAN)
Department of Literature and Language Arts

SPAN 1113   Elementary Spanish I
Pronunciation, fundamentals of grammar and syntax, vocabulary building, readings, and conversation in the Spanish language. Class 3. (Fall)

SPAN 1123   Elementary Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 1113. Class 3. Prerequisite: SPAN 1113. (Spring)

SPAN 2113   Intermediate Spanish I
Grammar review, intensive reading and conversation, and composition. Class 3. Prerequisite: SPAN 1123. (Fall)

SPAN 2123   Intermediate Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 2113. Class 3. Prerequisite: SPAN 2113. (Spring)

SPAN 2223   Spanish for Health Professionals
A student will be exposed in a concentrated way to Spanish speaking and listening for the clinical healthcare setting. Focus will be primarily conversation and idiomatic phrases with expansion of vocabulary to include clinical terminology. Class 3. Prerequisite: SPAN2113 or equivalent language competency.. (Spring)

SPAN 3016   Spanish Language Study
Students come to Costa Rica with varying degrees of Spanish proficiency. Thus, LASP places each student in Spanish language coursework that corresponds to each participant's abilities. Students study grammar, conversation, phonetics and/or literature based on proficiency levels. Classes are taught by Latin Americans, so students learn Spanish the way it is spoken in Latin America. Class 6. Prerequisite: SPAN 2123 or its equivalent.

SPAN 3903   Core Seminar: Perspectives on Latin American History and Contemporary Issues
This seminar introduces the social, historical, political, economic, and religious currents that constitute Latin American society. The course includes discussions with Latin American experts and field trips to various sites
This SPAN course is only offered through the Latin American Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3.

SPAN 4913   Responses to Third World Reality Seminar
This concentration is interdisciplinary by design. Students are challenged in a seminar that includes diverse perspectives, broad readings and hands-on experience in a practicum setting. In recent semesters, the concentration has included a study trip to Cuba. Class 3.

SPAN 4923   Literature And Language Seminar
A student will study works of modern literature in Spanish.

This SPAN course is only offered through the Latin American Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 3. Prerequisite: SPAN 2123 or its equivalent.

SPAN 4931-4934   Service Practicum
A student will be expected to undertake a work or research project within the context of the local culture. Regional travel may also be involved in order to gain a better understanding of Latin American culture.

This SPAN course is only offered through the Latin American Studies Program of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Class 1-4.

SPAN 4933   Language & Literature Seminar
This concentration focuses on the social, cultural, political, economic and religious issues of Latin America in the target language. Students examine how Latin Americans view their neighbors to the north and around the world through conversations, conferences and related literature. Presentations by invited speakers are delivered in Spanish, while all required readings and assignments are written in Spanish.

Other courses may be available. Please check the Best Semester website for more information.
Class 3.

SPAN 4941-4993   Special Topics
These courses offer one-to-three credit hours to be utilized for seminars, special lectures, and independent study in topics that are not offered on a regular basis. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 1-3.