Spanish (SH)

SH 101  Beginner's Spanish I  (3)  
Beginning Spanish grammar, with emphasis on reading, writing, speaking, and understanding the language. Use of the language laboratory required.
SH 102  Beginner's Spanish II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 101 or approval of instructor.

Continuation of Beginner's Spanish I.
SH 201  Intermediate Spanish I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 102 or approval of instructor.

A review of Spanish grammar, conversation, and discussion based on short literary selections. Writing short compositions, dialogs, etc. Laboratory required.
SH 202  Intermediate Spanish II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 201 or approval of instructor.

Continuation of Intermediate Spanish I. Successful completion of 202 is prerequisite for all courses numbered 300 or higher, except 321, 322, and 406.
SH 299  Study Abroad  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of academic advisor and pre-approval by department head prior to registration.

Individual study abroad through a JSU-sponsored program as administered by International Programs; pre-approval within specific disciplines required. May be taken for credit up to 15 semester hours. Grades: Pass/Fail.
SH 300  Special Topics  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 101 and SH 102.

An examination of special topics in Spanish. The course will explore topics related to Spanish language and culture. May be repeated for credit for a total of 9 semester hours as long as each course is on a different topic.
SH 305  Latin American Culture and Identity through Music and Dance  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 102.

This course will look at a wide array of Latin American topics through music and dance, including the history of the rhythms, their interpreters, and influence in today's culture. May be duplicated for credit for a total of six (6) semester hours, as long as each course taken is on a different topic.
SH 310  Advanced Grammar and Composition  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

A thorough study of syntax, structure, vocabulary, and structures that the advanced student should know. Writing expository, descriptive, argumentative, and critical compositions.
SH 313  Basic Business Communications  (3)  
Practice in written and spoken communications in all types of business situations for those specializing in areas where the language is Spanish.
SH 315  Hispanic Performance and Theatre  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 102 or permission of instructor.

An introductory course on theatre throughout the Hispanic world. Includes an engaging mix of theory and practice.
SH 320  Spanish Conversation  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Intensive practice in spoken Spanish using a variety of cultural activities (films, magazine articles, TV programs, etc.)
SH 321  Spanish Civilization (WI)  (3)  
No prerequisites; offered in English. Evolution of the culture, history, and geography of Spain. (Writing Intensive Course)
SH 322  Latin American Civilization (WI)  (3)  
No prerequisites; offered in English. Evolution of the culture, history, and geography of Latin America. (Writing Intensive Course)
SH 350  Spanish for Healthcare Professionals  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 102 or permission of instructor.

This class will cover basic Spanish medical and diagnostic terms and their usage within the healthcare context.
SH 351  Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 102 or permission of the instructor.

Advanced Spanish course designed for students of Hispanic background or native speakers. Students will be exposed to advanced grammar and will study the various dialectics spoken throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
SH 360  Spanish Translation and Interpretation  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202 or permission of the instructor.

This course offers students extensive practice in Spanish-English and English-Spanish translation of a wide range of texts and materials: literary, legal, medical, business, commercial, and more. Students build upon their knowledge of both Spanish and English and gain the ability to produce fluent, accurate, and effective translations between the two languages.
SH 399  Study Tour  (3)  
Tours of Spanish speaking countries. Topics, excursions, and requirements determined by department.
SH 401  Contemporary Issues in Latin American Cultural Studies  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 102.

This course will investigate 20th- to the 21st-century culture, politics, economy, human rights, gender, and environmental humanities issues in Latin America.
SH 410  Latin American Literature  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Representative Latin American writers in the major periods of their nations' cultural development from the Colonial period to the present.
SH 412  Nineteenth-Century Spanish Drama  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 202.

Reading and analysis outstanding plays with emphasis on those of Duque de Rivas, Zorrilla, Echegaray, García Gutiérrez, Hartzenbusch, and Tamayo y Baus.
SH 417  Contemporary Latin American and Spanish Film Criticism  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 321 or SH 322 or permission of instructor.

An examination of Latin American and Spanish films from 1960 to the present and the context in which they were created. Students will learn how to critically analyze film and implement course readings that will draw upon film criticism and theory.
SH 418  Field Experience and Language Immersion  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 101, SH 102, and SH 201.

Faculty-led experience designed specifically to enhance acquisition of the target language and culture in a Spanish language environment and/or study abroad program.
SH 419  Latin American Short Story  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 322 or permission of instructor.

An exploration of the Latin American short story, its structure, and its meaning. The course will use the short story as a vehicle to introduce some of Latin America's best-known writers.
SH 420  Latinx Cultures and Identities in the United States  (3)  
An examination of Latinx cultures and identities in the U.S. with emphasis on the distinctions and similarities that have shaped the experiences and the cultural imaginaries of different Latinx communities.
SH 421  Hispanic Gastronomy  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SH 102.

This course focuses on the traditions and cultures around Latin American and Spanish Cuisine. Practice and preparation required.