North Central College - Naperville, IL

Spanish Courses

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I (3.00)
Introduction to the basic structures of the Spanish language, with emphasis on listening and speaking.

SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II (3.00)
A continuation of Elementary Spanish I.

SPN 103 Elementary Spanish III (3.00)
A continuation of Elementary Spanish II.

SPN 177 Intensive Spanish in Costa Rica (6.00)
Intensive study of spoken and written Spanish. Level is determined by placement exam given upon arrival in Costa Rica.

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3.00)
Speaking, reading, and writing for the discussion of most socio-cultural topics.

SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3.00)
A continuation of Intermediate Spanish I, with emphasis on study of complex grammatical structures. Special focus on oral communication. Core: Humanities.

SPN 250 Conversation and Composition I (3.00)
Emphasis on conversational and communicative skills; focus on improvement of written proficiency; intensive practice in writing various types of prose (descriptive and narrative); includes grammar review.

SPN 277 Intensive Spanish in Costa Rica (6.00)
Intensive study of spoken and written Spanish. Level is determined by placement exam given upon arrival in Costa Rica.

SPN 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

SPN 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

SPN 310 Conversation and Composition II (3.00)
Emphasis on literary and film analysis while continuing to build on communicative skills; focus on improvement of written proficiency through intensive practice in writing various types of prose (expository and research); may include some grammar review.

SPN 322 Spanish for the Professions (3.00)
Oral and written practice focused on the special terminology of various professions including business, the health professions, social services, and legal/law enforcement. Emphasis is placed on simulation of real life situations and methods of communication. For advanced level students.

SPN 325 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (3.00)
An overview and analysis of the principal literary periods of Spain from the Middle Ages through the present. Special emphasis is placed on selected works, authors, and schools of thought.

SPN 327 Modern Spanish Theatre (3.00)
A study of representative dramatic works from Spain from the period of La generacion del 98 to the present. Emphasis is placed on dramatic theory with regard to Spanish history, literary analysis, and experimental performance.

SPN 331 Latin American Area and Civilization (3.00)
Natural, social, and political characteristics of contemporary Latin America. Core: Social Science.

SPN 333 Civilization and Culture of Spain (3.00)
An overview of the history, customs, institutions, cultural patterns, and heritage of the Spanish people from earliest times to the present. Core: Humanities.

SPN 335 Survey of Latin America Literature (3.00)
An overview and analysis of the principal literary periods of Latin America from the pre-Hispanic era to the present. Special emphasis is placed on selected works, authors, and schools of thought.

SPN 337 Latin American Short Stories (3.00)
Traces the development of the short story genre in Latin America from its origins in the nineteenth century through the Boom authors and into present day. Special emphasis may be placed on particular periods, national movements, or authors.

SPN 377 Intensive Spanish in Costa Rica (6.00)
Intensive study of spoken and written Spanish. Level is determined by placement exam given upon arrival in Costa Rica.

SPN 390 Topics (3.00)
Advanced tutorial courses in selected areas. Topics may include study of a literary genre, movement, author, Hispanic linguistics, or some aspect of Hispanic culture. Repeatable with different topic.

SPN 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

SPN 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

SPN 477 Intensive Spanish in Costa Rica (6.00)
Intensive study of spoken and written Spanish. Level is determined by placement exam given upon arrival in Costa Rica.

SPN 490 Seminar (3.00)
In-depth study of a literary genre, movement, author, or a topic on Hispanic culture or language. Repeatable with different content.

SPN 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

SPN 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.