Upper Level Courses - Spanish

The Spanish Upper Division consists of all of the courses that count for a major or minor in Spanish, including the bridge course, FLS 202, and courses at the 300 and 400 level. In January 2009, the Spanish curriculum was significantly revised. The 300 level now begins at 331 and courses are taken in numerical sequence.

Note that every semester prior to registration, Spanish majors are required to meet with their advisors in order to review the progress they are making towards the major, check to see if they are fulfilling university and college requirements for graduation, choose advised electives which support the major, and plan the new semester accordingly. Those students seeking a Spanish minor should meet with the Spanish minor advisor while taking FLS 202 or soon thereafter.


Please check prerequisites carefully in the course catalog while registering for upper-level courses.

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FLS 202 - Intermediate Spanish II focuses on the development of communicative abilities at the intermediate level of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language proficiency scale, with an integrated skills approach (reading, writing, speaking, listening) and additional emphasis on knowledge and competence in the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Includes written and oral assignments of language structures and vocabulary. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Closed to native speakers of Spanish.

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A study of the language structures and vocabulary necessary for an intermediate level of communication in Spanish together with cultural and technical issues of our global society in the context of the Spanish-speaking world. Fulfills the FLS 201 requirement.

Prerequisite

FLS 102, FLS 110, or FLS 105

Development of speaking and writing skills at the Intermediate Mid to Intermediate High levels of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages proficiency scale, as well as listening/viewing and reading skills. Focus on sentence and paragraph-length discourse, narration and description in present, past, and future time frames within a variety of topics and contexts, and communication skills such as circumlocution. Course readings, video and discussion content center upon cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking world.

Prerequisite

FLS 202 (or transfer credit for equivalent course); Test placement: NCSU placement test:  higher than 547 (higher than 46 old scoring), AP: 5,  SAT subject test: 710

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Development of speaking and writing skills at the Intermediate High to Advanced levels of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages proficiency scale, as well as listening/viewing and reading skills. Focus on paragraph-length discourse, narration and detailed description in present, past, and future time frames within a variety of topics and contexts, and communication skills such as circumlocution. Course readings, video and discussion content center upon cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking world.

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A study of the pronunciation and phonological system of Spanish, with the goals of improving student pronunciation and analyzing native Spanish pronunciation. Extensive practice in phonetic transcription and pronunciation, as well as phonetic/phonological dialect variation.

Prerequisite

FLS 202

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This course is designed to meet the needs of native and heritage speakers of Spanish whose linguistic level is above that of our 200-level courses. Development of oral and writing skills at the Advanced-Mid through Superior levels of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages proficiency scale.

Prerequisite

Native or heritage speaker of Spanish with Advanced or Superior proficiency on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Scale

This course will focus on communicative skills through writing and editing a variety of business letters. A focus on cultural aspects of business correspondence will open a venue of much needed understanding in international business interactions due to the current economic ties between the state of North Carolina, Latin America and Europe.

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This content-based Spanish language course will develop linguistic and cultural proficiency relevant to the communication needs of those in the thriving field of tourism. Due to the interactive nature of the course students will learn to exhibit understanding, analyze and apply the study of Spanish to the global marketplace. Conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite

FLS 202

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Exploration of what literature is; what it means to read literature; and why one might be interested in analyzing literature. Introduction to literary terminology, as well as literary genres and movements in the Spanish language. Examination of social-cultural-historical contexts of Spain and Latin America, particularly matters of race, class, gender, and political ideas as they relate to literatures of the Spanish speaking world. Interpretation and analysis of literary texts, cultural institutions, and objects of national, mass, and popular cultures.

Prerequisite

FLS 332

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This course offers you the unique opportunity to travel back in time. In the course of five centuries, from the twelfth century to the seventeenth, Spain shifted from being a heterogeneous territory where Jews, Muslims, and Christians coexisted to becoming a homogenous nation leading an empire where the sun never set. This course looks at how the process of becoming a nation state and a world power is illustrated through religious and class conflicts, the arts, and literature. This course evolves around the notion a definition of culture that underscores the ways in which a particularly society constructs and represents the world in meaningful ways. In order to understand how Spaniards living through the middle ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, understood the world, what values held dear, what they loved, and what they feared. We will study history, period documentation, painting, poetry, fiction, and theater. This is an interdisciplinary course that helps students advance their knowledge of Spain, and develop critical thinking through thoughtful reading and dynamic class discussion in the target language.

Prerequisite

FLS 340

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Survey of literary and cultural contexts of 18th and 19th century Spain. Examination of literary genres in connection with concurrent cultural and historical events.  Exploration of literature as a reflection of the experiences and events meaningful to Spanish society during this time period. Emphasis on the ways in which literature and other cultural artifacts give voice to value systems, traditions, and beliefs.

Prerequisite

FLS 340

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Survey of literary and cultural contexts of in connection with concurrent cultural and historical events.  Examination of literary genres in connection with concurrent cultural and historical events.  Exploration of literature as a reflection of the experiences and events meaningful to Spanish society during this time period. Emphasis on the ways in which literature and other cultural artifacts give voice to value systems, traditions, and beliefs. 

Prerequisite

FLS 340

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Survey of literary and cultural contexts of Latin America from the pre-conquest, colonial and early-independence periods (15th to mid 19th centuries). Examination of literary genres in connection with concurrent cultural and historical events.  Exploration of literature as a reflection of the experiences and events meaningful to Latin American society during this time period. Emphasis on the ways in which literature and other cultural artifacts give voice to value systems, traditions, and beliefs.

Prerequisite

FLS 340

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Survey of literary and cultural contexts of Latin America from the Mid 19th to the Mid 20th centuries. Examination of literary genres in connection with concurrent cultural and historical events.  Exploration of literature as a reflection of the experiences and events meaningful to Latin American society during this time period. Emphasis on the ways in which literature and other cultural artifacts give voice to value systems, traditions, and beliefs.

Prerequisite

FLS 340

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Survey of literary and cultural contexts of Latin America from the Mid 19th to the Mid 20th centuries. Examination of literary genres in connection with concurrent cultural and historical events.  Exploration of literature as a reflection of the experiences and events meaningful to Latin American society during this time period. Emphasis on the ways in which literature and other cultural artifacts give voice to value systems, traditions, and beliefs.

Prerequisite

FLS 340

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Survey of the major contributions of Hispanic cinema from its origins to the present. Analysis of film as an artistic medium and as the cinematic representation of Hispanic histories and cultures. Reading, discussions, and viewing of films by representative directors.

Prerequisite

FLS 331 and FLS 332

Special Topics in language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world for students at the 300 level. Includes courses taught in Spanish study abroad programs. Course may be taken up to three times.

Prerequisite

FLS 202

Extensive conversation centered upon the communicative functions of the Intermediate High to Advanced levels of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Scale. Assignments will include listening/viewing and speaking tasks to support in class activities. Designed to help Spanish majors to achieve the Intermediate High oral proficiency level required for graduation.

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Study and practical application of theory, methods and techniques of translation based on materials relevant to various fields and professions.

Prerequisite

12 credits of 300 level Spanish

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Basic Spanish grammar, with special attention to characteristics of formal expository style, and illustrative readings. Study of extracts from scholarly publications in students' areas of research. Prepares students to take the graduate foreign language certification exam.

Introduction to fundamental terminology and concepts in the study of linguistics. Overview of the Spanish phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and historical linguistics.

Prerequisite

12 credits of 300 level Spanish

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Exploration of particular themes related to the culture of Spain, with culture broadly defined as history, social and political aspects of society, as well as human and artistic expression including use of language, literary production, performance,print, and electronic media. Themes in this course expand upon those introduced in the 300 level of the Spanish curriculum. Class discussion and assignments require greater depth and sophistication than introduction to literature and culture courses of the 300 level.

Prerequisite

12 credits of 300 level Spanish

Exploration of particular themes related to the culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, with culture broadly defined as history, social and political aspects of society, as well as human and artistic expression including use of language, literary production, performance, print, and electronic media. Themes in this course expand upon those introduced in the 300 level of the Spanish curriculum. Class discussion and assignments require greater depth and sophistication than introduction to literature and culture courses of the 300 level.

Prerequisite

12 credits of 300 level Spanish

This course explores how Spaniards during the 16th and 17th centuries developed a complex relationship with the Americas that oscillated between admiration and desire as well as frustration and mistrust. We will read fiction (La monja alférez, El celoso extremeño), letters from immigrants and travelers, news about chocolate, tobacco, and gold, and films reflecting on the futile search of El Dorado. Taught in Spanish.

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Advanced seminar on a specific area of Hispanic studies (topics vary), leading to a major term paper and/or a series of essays by the student.

Prerequisite

12 credits of 300 level Spanish

Advanced special topics in language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world for students at the 400 level. Includes courses taught in Spanish study abroad programs. Course may be taken up to three times.

Prerequisite

12 credits of 300 level Spanish

Note: These are model syllabi only. Please consult your instructor for the current syllabus for your class.

Sequence of Courses

  • FLS 201
  • FLS 202 - required for minor
  • FLS 331 - required for minor
  • FLS 332 - required for minor
  • FLS 333
  • FLS 340
  • 1 300-level literature/culture course
  • 1 additional 300/400-level elective
  • 2 additional 400-level electives
  • FLS 492