COURSES OFFERED IN SPAIN
A. General University Courses
ENG 120 English Composition I (3)
English 120 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse.
ENG 121 English Composition II (3)
This course concentrates on argumentative writing and requires students to prepare a major research report, one that reveals fluency with argumentative strategies and rhetorical conventions.
ENG 212 Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
This course is designed to help students develop specific abilities, including organization and delivery skills, for all speaking situations.
ENG 220 Business Communication (3)
English 220 is an introduction to the practical application of communication skills, involving listening and feedback, preparation of business correspondence, employment applications and resumes, formal research reports and job-seeking skills. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized.
ACC 101 Introduction to Accounting & Financial Reporting I (3)
The course is designed to examine how the various assets, liabilities and equity accounts are computed, and presented in the financial statements; establish the basic rules and regulations in the normal usage of accounting information; and interpret and communicate financial information for the purpose of evaluation of accounting records.
ACC 102 Introduction to Accounting & Financial Reporting II (3)
The course is designed to examine how the various assets and liabilities are computed, and assess the depreciation and interest calculations; identify the investment opportunities and record the benefits; appreciate the unique features of recording partnership accounts; recognize the need for calculating stock transactions of corporations; analyze the methodologies used and the importance of cash flow statements; and interpret the financial statements through different analytical tools..
SOC 112 Introduction to Sociology (3)
The course provides an overview of the general principles, concepts, generalizations and theories of sociology including culture, social structure, group dynamics, social problems and social change.
PHL 210 Introduction to Western Philosophy (3)
The course provides a general overview yet insightful work into the world of meaningful questions that are arguably considered to be more important than the answers.
MAN 110 Introduction to Business (3)
This course introduces basic business functions, its ethical role and responsibility to society and how they are owned, managed and controlled. Elements of a business are integrated to reflect how each interacts with others to provide the concept of systems background.
ECO 201 Microeconomics (3)
This course examines the role of economic systems in allocating scarce resources to satisfy the needs and wants of individual members of a society. After a brief exposure to alternative economic systems, the focus becomes the nature and performance of free market capitalism.
IT 100 Introduction to Information Technology (3)
This is a fundamental computer literacy course, which provides a good knowledge and understanding of the computer and different applications that support both academic and professional requirements.
PSY 257 Social Psychology (3)
Social psychology is an interesting, dynamic study of how people’s thoughts, feelings and actions are affected by others. Issues discussed include prejudice, conformity, interpersonal attraction and violence. The scientific methods of studying such phenomena are emphasized.
SCI 145/145L Chemistry I & Laboratory (3)
Topics covered include chemical measurements, stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, inorganic compounds nomenclature and formulas writing, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, acid base chemistry and ionic reactions and descriptive chemistry of non-metals.
SCI 248/248L Physics I & Laboratory (3)
Topics covered include kinematics, vectors, fluids, simple harmonic motion and friction. To enroll, students must pass a department placement exam or obtain departmental approval.
MAT 117 College Algebra (3)
A College Algebra course containing topics such as solving, graphing and applying linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; exponential and logarithmic properties; linear quadratic, rational, absolute value and square root functions; functions operations, compositions and inverses and systems of equations and inequalities, all with applications throughout the course.
MAT 118 Pre-Calculus Algebra (3)
The topics include the study of functions and rigorous practice in the graphing of functions, methods of solving systems of equations and a brief study of sequences and series.
MAT 231 Calculus I (5)
Topics include: analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, transcendental functions, anti-derivatives, and definite integrals. Certain sections of this course may require the use of a graphical calculator.
B. Spanish Courses:
SPN 101 BEGINNING SPANISH I (3)
Fundamentals of speaking, listening-comprehension, reading, writing, and Hispanic culture. Classroom practice and exercises supplemented by laboratory and/or multi-media designed to develop communicative competence and cultural sensitivity. Student expected to continue further implementation and expansion of their proficiencies in SPN 102. Students are encouraged to study abroad.
SPN 102 BEGINNING SPANISH II (3)
Continuation of SPN 101. Further development of the basic skills in speaking, listening- comprehension, reading, writing, and appreciation of culture. Classroom practice and exercises supplemented by laboratory and/or multi-media activities designed to develop and enhance communicative competence and cultural sensitivity. Students are encouraged to study abroad. Prerequisite: SPN101
SPN 110 ELEMENTARY SPANISH CONVERSATION (3)
A custom made course for those residents in the community who require a cursory knowledge of Spanish to help them communicate with Spanish speaking people. One hour language laboratory weekly apart from the classroom sessions.
SPN 201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (3)
Polishing of skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing and appreciation of culture and an introduction of new grammatical and idiomatic material. Classroom practice and exercises supplemented by laboratory and multi-media activities designed to develop and enhance communicative competence and cultural sensitivity. Compositions and readings in Hispanic prose and culture. Students are encouraged to study abroad.
SPN 202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (3)
Emphasis on composition, reading comprehension and conversation. A more in depth review of the history, geography, literature, and current issues of Spain and Spanish America. Students will acquire a greater knowledge of these diverse two cultures and gain more fluency in oral and written communication. This course completes the intermediate level. Students are encouraged to study abroad.
SPN 210 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH CONVERSATION (3)
Course may be taken in conjunction with SPN 201 and SPN 202. The purpose of this course is to permit that student who wishes to increase his comprehension and speaking facility in Spanish to be in a class where the emphasis is totally on the oral approach and where a greater variety of topics will be discussed at a faster pace than the required SPN 201 course would allow.
FAS 115 THE ART OF SPAIN (3)
The Art of Spain includes the study of outstanding examples of architecture, painting and sculpture, emphasizing the early Roman and Moorish contributions, as well as the great Spanish painters; El Greco, Ribera, Murillo, Valdes Leal, Velasquez, Goya, Picasso, Miro, Dali, and the architect Antonio Gaudi. Includes class visits & optional visits to museums, galleries, monuments in Spain.
SPN 225 CULTURE AND SOCIETY OF SPAIN (3)
The Culture and Society of Spain includes a study of Spanish life and character as it manifests itself in history, regional personality, celebrations, music and legendary figures. Special emphasis is given to the southern part of Spain, Andalucia, which conserves today the diverse cultural heritage of Europe, Africa and the Orient (Near and Middle East). Includes optional visits to cultural and historical monuments.
EUH 252 HISTORY OF SPAIN (3)
This course will examine Spain’s historical development from prehistoric times to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on tracing the effects upon modern Spain of the major events in the nation’s history, as well as the impact on the country of historical phenomena such as the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Napoleonic Wars and industrialization. The last part of the course examines the Spanish Civil War, Francoism and the country’s subsequent reemergence in the international community.