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Spanish Language Program

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Department Chair
Cathy L. Jrade

Department Administrator
Lilliana Rodriguez

Director of
Graduate Studies
Christina Karageorgou-Bastea

 

Director of
Undergraduate Studies

Maria Paz Pintane

Phone:
(615) 322-6930

Fax:
(615) 343-7260

Email: 

On Campus:
313 Furman Hall
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Mailing Address: 
Spanish and Portuguese
Vanderbilt University 
PMB 401617
 2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, Tennessee 37240-1617
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Department of Spanish
and Portuguese
Vanderbilt University
313 Furman Hall
Nashville, TN 37240

Explore the Undergraduate Program

SPAN 100-101

Course description

Spanish for True Beginners. Designed exclusively for students with no previous exposure to Spanish. Development of basic listening,speaking, reading, and writing skills with Spanish-speaking culture through a communicative approach. Conducted primarily in Spanish. Not open to students with previous training in Spanish. Four hours of classroom instruction plus one hour of independent research activities. Students continuing in Spanish take Spanish 102. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced Spanish language course.

Elementary Spanish I. Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Cultures through a communicative approach. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: some previous study of the language. Four hours of classroom instruction plus one hour of independent research activities. Serves as repeat credit for 100. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced Spanish language course.

SPAN 102

Course description

Elementary Spanish II. Further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Communicative approach, exposure to aspects of Spanish-speaking culture. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Four hours of classroom instruction plus one hour of independent research activities. Prerequisite: 100 or 101. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced Spanish language course.

SPAN 103

Course description

Intensive Elementary Spanish. A communicative approach to reading, writing, listening, and speaking for students who have studied one to three years of Spanish. Provides a rigorous review of elementary Spanish through four hours of class instruction and one hour of independent research activities. Departmental Spanish placement exam score of 275-364. No credit for students who have completed 100, 101, or 102. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced Spanish language course.--> click here for more information for SPAN 103.

SPAN 104

Course description

Intermediate Spanish.Development of intermediate linguistic competence in Spanish (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) using a communicative approach. Study of cultures of Spanish-speaking countries by incorporating authentic materials. Four hours of classroom instruction plus one hour of independent research activities. No credit for students who have earned credit for a more advanced Spanish language course. Prerequisite: 102, 103, or appropriate placement test score.

SPAN 201W

Course description

Intermediate Spanish Writing. Development of abilities in composition tasks related to expository writing. Focus on rhetorical techniques for organizing information, vocabulary abilities, and emphasis on collaborative work. Students write several short papers and a final long paper. Prerequisite: 104 or appropriate placement test score.

SPAN 202

Course description

Spanish for Oral Communication through Cultural Topics. Development of speaking skills through the study of Spanish and Hispanic culture, and Spanish and Spanish-American current affairs. Texts drawn from contemporary articles, short stories, TV news, documentaries, and Web materials. Different registers of spoken Spanish. The development of effective strategies for oral communication. Offered on a graded basis only. Prerequisite: 201W; closed to heritage and native speakers of Spanish.--> click here for more information for SPAN 202

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