Foreign Language, Spanish (FS)

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FS-LAB   Conversation PracticeCredits: None   

Corequisite: FS-201 or FS-202.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Separate lab component from intermediate course(s).

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FS-LAB   Conversation PracticeCredits: None   

Corequisite: FS-201 or FS-202.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Separate lab component from intermediate course(s).

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FS-101   Elementary Spanish ICredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course, intended for students with no Spanish at all or no more than two years of high school Spanish. Practice in the classroom is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. FS-101 is to be taken before FS-102.

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FS-102   Elementary Spanish IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-101.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An elementary-level, communicative-based language course, intended for students with no Spanish at all or no more than two years of high school Spanish. Practice in the classroom is supplemented by work in the language laboratory. Intended for students with no more than three years of high school Spanish or students who completed FS-101.

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FS-199   Independent Study in SpanishCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FS-201   Intermediate Spanish ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Four years of high school Spanish or FS-102.

Corequisite: FS-LAB.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence (FS-201 and FS-202). A review of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course sequence emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Spanish through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to Hispanic literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. Students who register for FS-201 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FS-202   Intermediate Spanish IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-201.

Corequisite: FS-LAB.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intermediate-level, communicative-based language sequence. A review of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and communicative structures, this course sequence (FS-201 and FS-202) emphasizes skill development in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in Spanish through oral and written practice in the classroom and in the language laboratory. Students will also be introduced to Hispanic literature and culture through short literary and non-literary texts. Students who register for FS-202 must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FS-298   Special Topics in Spanish (200 Level)Credits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students study text in the original language at an advanced level. Course content will vary from semester to semester.

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FS-299   Independent Study in SpanishCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an ara or topic of the Spanish language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FS-300A   Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral DiscourseCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-202 or five or more years of Advanced Placement credits.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Intended for non-native speakers of Spanish and is a pre and/or co-requisite for FS-300B Advanced Conversation and Composition and a pre-requisite for all other 300 and 400-level courses in Spanish. This course is designed to bridge the gap between lower and upper division courses by providing students with optimal opportunities to practice their oral language skills at the high intermediate level. The course provides practice in all four language functions while placing special emphasis on conversation, listening, and oral presentation skills. Students who register for FS-300A must also register for a weekly one hour conversation practice lab at the time of registration.

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FS-300B   Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-202 or five or more years of Spanish or Advanced Placement credits.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Oral and written use of correct, idiomatic Spanish, vocabulary building, oral discussion, composition, instruction in the presentation of material, and complementary laboratory work in preparation for the Oral Proficiency Interview. Students who register for FS-300B must also register for a weekly session of conversation practice in the World Languages and Cultures Resource Center, coordinated by the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

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FS-301   Introduction to Hispanic LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A or FS-318 (if not a native speaker) and FS-300B; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): WT

Introduction to the four principal genres of Hispanic literature. Fundamentals of literary analysis through a selection of texts from Medieval through contemporary Spanish literature, and Colonial through twentieth-century Latin American literature.

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FS-305   Survey of Spanish-American LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-301 or permission of the department chair; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): WT

Survey of Latin-American literature studying representative works from the Colonial period through the twentieth-century. Genres covered include novel, drama, poetry, essay, and short story. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-307   Survey of Spanish LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-301 or permission of the department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Survey of Peninsular Spanish literature that focuses on drama, short story, and poetry from the Medieval period until the beginning of the eighteenth century. Emphasis will be on the drama of the Renaissance and Baroque periods incorporating playwrights such as Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, and Calderon de la Barca. In addition, poets and writers such as Garcilaso, Fray Luis, Santa Teresa, and Maria de Zayas are included. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-309   Culture and Civilization SpainCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Study of the culture and civilization of Spain from pre-historic times to the present day. The first part of the course will present the major historical developments and artistic movements of the Iberian Peninsula with special focus placed upon the plastic arts (painting, architecture, sculpture). The second part of the course will focus on contemporary socio-cultural issues such as the Spanish economy, politics (dictatorship and democracy), society, and cultural life. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-310   Culture and Civilization of Latin AmericaCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Course Type(s): RE, WT

The natural aspects and historical evolution of the culture and civilization of Latin American countries. Landmarks in the political, economic, cultural and social history of the continent are traced from the pre-colonial times to the present. Students are introduced to, and familiarized with, the world of Latin American history, life, thought, and feelings. Emphasis is given to aspects of Latin America today such as the new political and economic map in the twenty-first century, women's impact in politics, LGBT issues, religion, education, science and technology, music, art, and film. Conducted in Spanish.

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FS-311   Independent Readings in SpanishCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Supervised readings in the original language for students who wish to do intensive work in their major field; materials are selected in consultation with the student's advisor from the major field, and the student confers regularly with an instructor from the language staff.

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FS-312   Independent Readings in SpanishCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Supervised readings in the original language for students who wish to do intensive work in their major field; materials are selected in consultation with the student's advisor from the major field, and the student confers regularly with an instructor from the language staff.

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FS-313   Commercial SpanishCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-202 or five or more years of Spanish or Advanced Placement credits.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Designed to acquaint the students with the mercantile practice, documents, and terminology needed for the understanding of the business usages of Spanish-speaking countries.

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FS-315   Introduction to Spanish LinguisticsCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Four years of high school Spanish or four semesters of college Spanish.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to the linguistic analysis of the Spanish language from the point of view of its internal organization and sound system. Intended for Spanish majors and will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Students will be introduced to the morphological study of the language; an introduction to Spanish phonetics in theory and practice will incorporate the history of the Spanish language from Latin to modern Spanish. Discussion of Hispanic dialectology and geolinguistics.

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FS-317   Cadiz y su sociedad (Social Issues in Cadiz) Mid-LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-202.

Corequisite: FS-300A or FS-300B.

Course Type(s): None

Analysis of diverse social issues in Cadiz through readings, visual media, interaction with various social and governmental organizations and assemblies as well as community service. This class is for Study Abroad students only. It will be taught in Spanish at the University of Cadiz, Spain.

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FS-318   Spanish Pronunciation, Voice, and DictionCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-101, FS-102, FS-201, FS-202 or the equivalent as pursuant to the World Languages and Cultures Placement Policy.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An analytical and practical study of contemporary Spanish pronunciation, conducted completely in Spanish. Students are introduced to the phonetics (the study of sounds) and phonology (the study of the sound system) of the Spanish language.

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FS-398   Special Topics in SpanishCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students study text in the original language. Course context will vary from semester to semester.

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FS-399   Independent Study in SpanishCredits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of Spanish language, culture, and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.

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FS-402   Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral ProficiencyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A or FS-313 or FS-318.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Advanced conversational practice in Spanish and review of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. This course focuses on the improvement of oral and aural communication skills in Spanish and aims to prepare students to achieve an oral proficiency rating of Advanced Low or higher, according to the ACTFL scale. This course is intended for Spanish and Spanish/Education majors, and should be taken in the student's Sophomore or Junior year.

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FS-403   Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth CenturiesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

Novels, drama, and poetry, with emphasis on the works of Iriarte, Moratin, Espronceda, Zorrilla, Becquer, Galdos, and others.

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FS-404   Spanish Literature of the Twentieth CenturyCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

The evolution of Spanish literature from the Generation of 1898 to the present; analysis of the drama, novel, and poetry of the period.

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FS-405   The Spanish-American Short StoryCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-301 or permission of the instructor; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT, WT

A critical study of the cuento (short story) in Spanish America. Major authors and trends are studied in historical and social contexts. By studying a significant number of short stories by authors both male and female from different countries, students will become acquainted with the development of this genre in Spanish America and get to know some of the most representative authors of the genre. They will learn to use different critical approaches to analyze their work. Readings will include, among others, works by: Isabel Allende, Mario Benedetti, Jorge Luis Borges, Rosa Maria Britton, Rosario Castellanos, Martha Cerda, Julio Cortazar, Jose Donoso, Rosario Ferre, Renee Ferrer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Angelica Gorodischer, Liliana Heker, Elena Poniatowska, Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Luisa Valenzuela, and Bella Clara Ventura. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-406   CervantesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

Analytical readings in Cervantes' Entremeses, Novelas Ejemplares, and Don Quixote.

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FS-407   The Spanish-American Novel ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Two courses in Spanish at the 300-level or higher or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): FS.LT

The development of the novel in Spanish-America. Semester I: movements in the nineteenth century, the novel of the Mexican Revolution. Semester II: the novel of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Conducted in Spanish.

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FS-408   The Spanish-American Novel IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Two courses in Spanish at the 300-level or higher or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

The development of the novel in Spanish-America. Semester I: movements in the nineteenth century, the novel of the Mexican Revolution. Semester II: the novel of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Conducted in Spanish.

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FS-409   Advanced Spanish: Grammar and StylisticsCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A and FS-300B or FS-313.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focuses on the study of advanced grammar and style through writing, translation, and oral practice in Spanish. It is intended for majors and for teachers or students intending to teach. (Native Spanish speakers only need to take FS-300B with departmental approval).

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FS-410   Contemporary Spanish-American Women WritersCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Two courses in Spanish at the 300-level or higher or permission of the instructor.

Course Type(s): FS.LT

A survey of the literature written by contemporary Spanish-American women writers. Texts examined will cover the genres of novel, short story, and poetry. Consideration of "women's" language and discourse, the relations between gender and writing considered within a historical context, and critical and theoretical aspects of gender and writing. Readings will include, among others, works by Claribel Alegria, Isabel Allende, Carmen Boullosa, Rosario Castellanos, Laura Esquivel, Rosario Ferre, Renee Ferrer, Elena Garro, Angelica Gorodischer, Liliana Heker, Silvia Molina, Cristina Peri-Rossi, Elena Poniatowska, Laura Restrepo, Marcela Serrano, Rosina Valcarcel, Zoe Valdes, Ana Lydia Vega.

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FS-411A   Writing for the Media in SpanishCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-211 and CO-225.

Corequisites: FS-301 and FS-300B.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Focus on writing for all Spanish media (print and online news, television, radio). Fundamentals of news writing, news editing, online journalism, editorial writing, and feature writing will be studied. The class will be conducted in Spanish.

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FS-411B   Writing for the Media in SpanishCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CO-102 and CO-350.

Corequisites: FS-301 and FS-300B.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Conducted in Spanish, focus will be on writing for all Spanish media (print and online news, television, and radio). Fundamentals of news writing, news editing, online journalism, editorial writing, and feature writing will be studied.

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FS-412   Advanced Business Spanish ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: FS-313.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Introduces the terminology and the techniques used in commercial transactions, including interpretation and writing of business materials. Enhances students' ability to function effectively in an increasingly important commercial language environment, locally in the United States as well as abroad, in any Spanish-speaking country. Develops students' geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world, as these are central to being able to successfully conduct business in Spanish. Concentrates on vocabulary and linguistic and cultural background needed when dealing with subjects such as goods and services, marketing, finance, foreign market, and import-export.

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FS-413   Advanced Business Spanish IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-313; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): WT

Introduces the terminology and the techniques used in commercial transactions, including interpretation and writing of business materials. Enhances students' ability to function effectively in an increasingly important commercial-language environment, locally in the United States as well as abroad, in any Spanish-speaking country. Develops students' geographic literacy and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world, as these are central to being able to successfully conduct business in Spanish. Concentrates on vocabulary and linguistic and cultural background needed when dealing with subjects such as goods and services, marketing, finance, foreign market, and import-export.

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FS-414   Current Issues in Business in the Spanish-Speaking WorldCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A and FS-300B or FS-313.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Explores various topics and aspects of current business conditions, thought and policy in Spanish-America, Spain and the United States. Intended for students majoring in Spanish and International Business and any Spanish major interested in learning more about current topics in business of the Spanish speaking world. With department approval, native Spanish speakers only need to take FS-300B.

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FS-415   The Literature and Culture of Post-Franco SpainCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300B and FS-301.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

An in-depth analysis of the literary and cultural scene in contemporary Spain in light of the after-effects of the Spanish Civil War and subsequent forty-year dictatorship. Will consider particular problems and issues that have arisen in democratic Spain through close readings and discussions of some of the most significant narrative and cinematic texts of the Post-Franco period including relevant literary and cultural criticism. Will be taught completely in Spanish.

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FS-416   Medieval and Golden Age of Spanish LiteratureCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-301, FS-300B, and either FS-305 or FS-307, or permission of the department.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): FS.LT

An in-depth study of three periods of Spanish Peninsular literature: Medieval, Golden Age, and Baroque. Works include Poema de Mio Cid, La Celestina, La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes and other picaresque novels. The poetry of Gongora and Quevedo will also be studied. Taught in Spanish.

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FS-417   Cadiz y su sociedad (Social Issues in Cadiz) Advanced LevelCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: FS-300A and FS-300B or equivalent.

Course Type(s): None

Offered in Spanish at the University of Cadiz- Andalucia (UCA) in Spain, as part of Monmouth University's summer study abroad program in Spain, this course analyzes diverse social issues in Cadiz within the framework of contemporary Spanish society. A significant component of the course includes consultation and collaboration with governmental and non-governmental agencies and community service. For Study Abroad students only.

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FS-455   Latin American SeminarCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Permission of the Foreign Language Studies department.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Interdisciplinary study and research on a topic of contemporary interest.

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FS-489   Internship in Foreign LanguageCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Departmental approval and Junior standing.

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised practical experience in Spanish; repeatable for credit.

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FS-499   Independent Study in SpanishCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Guided readings and research on an area or topic of Spanish language, culture and/or literature selected in consultation with the instructor. Regular conferences with the instructor and written reports.