University of Oviedo

SPAIN SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM

Courses

Santa Maria del Naranco

The Temple in Spain spring semester program is comprised of coursework in Spanish language, literature, translation, history, art and culture. All students enroll in one of the tracks below, depending on their Spanish language background, and take five courses for a total of fifteen semester hours. All courses are conducted in Spanish. A list of courses that may be offered within each track follows. Note that course offerings vary from year to year; a formal selection will be made each year, and students will be notified of the course options following program acceptance.

Students who have questions about the different tracks or how certain courses fit in to their degree programs should consult with their academic advisor within their school/college. Temple students should also consult Dr. Victor Pueyo Zoco, the Spanish study abroad coordinator in Temple’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Non-Temple students should consult their home institutions to determine how courses will transfer.


Intermediate Level Track
Advanced Level Track


INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TRACK

Intended for students who have, at minimum, successfully completed four semesters of university-level Spanish (including Spanish 1001: Basic I, Spanish 1002: Basic II, Spanish 1003: Intermediate I, and Spanish 2001: Conversational Review at Temple); or the equivalent. Non-Temple students with questions about the appropriate track may consult with Education Abroad.

Students in the intermediate track will enroll in five of the following courses. See course descriptions for notes about required courses.

Please note: students who have not yet taken Spanish 2096 and/or Spanish 3001, or the equivalents, prior to enrolling in the Oviedo program are required to take these courses while in Oviedo. 

Spanish 2002: Hispanic Readings (3 credits)
This course devotes time to speaking and writing skills, but the main emphasis is reading comprehension and interpretation of texts in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2001 or 2901, or equivalent. Please note: This course cannot be taken simultaneously with Spanish 3002.


Spanish 2096: Composition (3 credits)
Required for intermediate level students who have not yet completed this course.
This course devotes time to reading comprehension and oral expression, but the main thrust of the course is written expression using appropriate Spanish grammar and orthography. Prerequisite: Spanish 2001 or 2901, or equivalent.

Spanish 3001: Advanced Composition & Conversation (3 credits)
Required for intermediate level students who have not yet completed this course.
Continued development of conversation and writing skills. Special attention is given to advanced areas of Spanish grammar appropriate for oral argumentation and expository writing and also to distinctions between formal and informal usage.
Prerequisite: Although the prerequisite for this course is Spanish 2096, or the equivalent, this course may be taken simultaneously with Spanish 2096 in Spain.

Spanish 3002: Hispanic Readings II (3 credits)
Themes in Hispanic culture in the context of short prose readings, including the short story and the short novel. Emphasis on tools for advanced reading: vocabulary recognition, comprehension of idiomatic expressions, and knowledge of advanced grammar. Includes writing and oral discussion. Prerequisite: Although the prerequisite for this course is Spanish 2096, or the equivalent, this course may be taken simultaneously with Spanish 2096 in Spain. Please note: This course cannot be taken simultaneously with Spanish 2002.

Spanish 3003: Advanced Grammar and Linguistic Concepts (3 credits)
Emphasizes advanced grammar (including distinctions of tense, aspect and mood; reflexive and passive usage; and pronoun selection). Attention is paid to Spanish/English contrasts. Grammar skills are developed in conversation and in reading and writing. Students are also introduced to linguistic concepts that will help them make their own judgments about grammar and pronunciation. Prerequisite: Spanish 3001, or equivalent.

Spanish 3221: Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
The Spanish character as revealed in its language, literature, architecture, history, art, music, and ethnic traditions. Geography and sociology of Spain. Lectures, readings, and discussions. Prerequisite: Although the prerequisite for this course is Spanish 2096, or the equivalent, this course may be taken simultaneously with Spanish 2096 in Spain.

Spanish 3241: Spanish-American Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
Study of the Spanish-American people through their literature, history, architecture, art, music, and European/indigenous traditions and institutions. Prerequisite: Although the prerequisite for this course is Spanish 2096, or the equivalent, this course may be taken simultaneously with Spanish 2096 in Spain.

Spanish 3401: Translation Skills (3 credits)
Translation skills through familiarity with different types of language taken mainly from Spanish newspapers: reporting, sports, columns, advertisements, correspondence, etc. Models of each and their inherent problems in translation. Essays on translation to examine theories of translation. Prerequisite: Although the prerequisite for this course is Spanish 3001, or the equivalent, students who haven’t taken Spanish 2096 and/or 3001 may take these courses simultaneously with 3401 in Spain.

Spanish 4221: The Art of Spain (3 credits)
A panoramic view of the art of Spain from two perspectives: the chronological and the geographic. The chronological perspective includes artistic and architectural work from the paleolythic period (the Caves of Altamira) to the present time. The geographic perspective examines work from Asturias, in the north, to Sevilla and Granada in the south and Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Prerequisite: Spanish 2096, or the equivalent. In order to enroll in this course, students must have successfully completed Spanish 2096 prior to departure for Spain.

 

ADVANCED LEVEL TRACK

Intended for students who have, at minimum, successfully completed seven semesters of university-level Spanish (including Spanish 1001: Basic I, Spanish 1002: Basic II, Spanish 1003: Intermediate I, Spanish 2001: Conversational Review, Spanish 2096: Composition, Spanish 3001: Advanced Composition & Conversation, and Spanish 3096: Advanced Analysis and Writing Skills at Temple); or the equivalent. Non-Temple students with questions about the appropriate track may consult with Education Abroad.

Students in the advanced track will enroll in five of the following courses.

Spanish 3002: Hispanic Readings II (3 credits)
Themes in Hispanic culture in the context of short prose readings, including the short story and the short novel. Emphasis on tools for advanced reading: vocabulary recognition, comprehension of idiomatic expressions, and knowledge of advanced grammar. Includes writing and oral discussion. Prerequisite: Spanish 2096, or equivalent.

Spanish 3003: Advanced Grammar and Linguistic Concepts (3 credits)
Emphasizes advanced grammar (including distinctions of tense, aspect and mood; reflexive and passive usage; and pronoun selection). Attention is paid to Spanish/English contrasts. Grammar skills are developed in conversation and in reading and writing. Students are also introduced to linguistic concepts that will help them make their own judgments about grammar and pronunciation. Prerequisite: Spanish 3001, or equivalent.


Spanish 3121: Masterpieces of Spanish Literature (3 credits)
Examination of major works of Spanish literature. Prerequisite: Spanish 3096, or equivalent. Please note: This course cannot be taken simultaneously with Spanish 4121.

Spanish 3221: Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
The Spanish character as revealed in its language, literature, architecture, history, art, music, and ethnic traditions. Geography and sociology of Spain. Lectures, readings, and discussions. Prerequisite: Spanish 2096, or equivalent.


Spanish 3241: Spanish-American Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
Study of the Spanish-American people through their literature, history, architecture, art, music, and European/indigenous traditions and institutions. Prerequisite: Spanish 2096, or equivalent.

Spanish 3401: Translation Skills (3 credits)
Translation skills through familiarity with different types of language taken mainly from Spanish newspapers: reporting, sports, columns, advertisements, correspondence, etc. Models of each and their inherent problems in translation. Essays on translation to examine theories of translation. Prerequisite: Spanish 3001, or equivalent.


Spanish 3402: Interpretation Skills in Translation (3 credits)
Style, techniques, and mechanics of translation focusing on texts relating to the subject areas of law, business, social issues, public health, and education. Prerequisite: Spanish 3401, or equivalent.

Spanish 3501: Spanish for Business Professions (3 credits)

An introduction to aspects of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture for business students and business professionals.  Emphasis on the development of vocabulary and conversation skills. Prerequisite: Spanish 1003, or equivalent.

Spanish 4121: Survey of Spanish Literature (3 credits)
Survey of selected periods and themes in Spanish literature. Prerequisite: Spanish 3096, or equivalent. Please note: This course cannot be taken simultaneously with Spanish 3121.


Spanish 4183: Directed Readings (3 credits)
Guided readings in Spanish, at the 4000 level, focusing on themes and topics in Hispanic culture, literature and/or linguistics. Prerequisite: Although the prerequisite is Spanish 3096 and one additional Spanish literature course at the 3000 level, this course may be taken simultaneously with the additional Spanish literature course in Spain (Spanish 3121 or 4121). Please note: This course may be repeated if the subject varies.

Spanish 4221: The Art of Spain (3 credits)
A panoramic view of the art of Spain from two perspectives: the chronological and the geographic. The chronological perspective includes artistic and architectural work from the paleolythic period (the Caves of Altamira) to the present time. The geographic perspective examines work from Asturias, in the north, to Sevilla and Granada in the south and Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Prerequisite: Spanish 2096, or equivalent.

Spanish 4301: Spanish Phonetics (3 credits)
An articulatory study of the sounds of Spanish with attention to regional variation and comparisons with English. Prerequisite: Although the prerequisites are Spanish 3003 and 3096, or the equivalents, this course may be taken simultaneously with Spanish 3003 in Spain.