All courses are three credit hours. You must take at least five courses and are advised against taking more than six. You may take an independent study in your major under the supervision of a JMU faculty member and with the approval of the program director, and you may participate in any of the course outings even if you do not take the related course.
ARTH 314/SPAN 490T (Spanish Art) A study of the art and architecture of Spain from medieval times through present. Concentration on specific artists, as well as general movements in the history of Spanish art. Since it is taught in Spanish, Spanish credit may also be given. Towards the completion of a Spanish major, register for Spanish 490T and this course will count under the category of “civilization.” Art History 314 fulfills the requirement for General Education Cluster Two, Group Two.
SPAN 300S (Spanish Grammar and Communication) Intensive training in grammatical structures and their application to oral and written communication. Instruction is in Spanish. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 232 or equivalent.
SPAN 307S (History of Spanish Civilization) Study of Spanish life and culture from ancient time to the present. PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: SPAN 300
SPAN 308S (Latin American Civilization) Study of the geographical, historical and cultural development of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: SPAN 300
SPAN 320S (Spanish Oral and Written Communication) Intensive training in the use of modern, everyday Spanish with emphasis on conversation and composition. Readings in Spanish will provide a context for discussion and writing. PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: SPAN 300
SPAN 330S (Business Spanish) Study of commercial and technical vocabulary and trade customs in conjunction with practice in the art of commercial communication including interviews, letter writing and simultaneous interpretation. PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: SPAN 300
SPAN 335 (Introduction to Spanish Literature) This course is designed to prepare students in literary analysis of the novel as well as short stories, poetry and drama. All necessary terminology will be studied. Mandatory for all Spanish majors before taking any other literature class. PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE : SPAN 300
SPAN 365S (Medical Spanish) This course focuses on the concepts, vocabulary and linguistic use of Spanish in the applied field of medicine for future practical application in the professional and volunteered contexts. Students will learn the cultural differences between the medical environment in the U.S. and the Hispanic countries. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 232 or equivalent.
SPAN 385S (Latin American Drama and Short Stories) Readings and analysis of representative plays and short stories from Latin America. Student reports on selected authors. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 335. For Salamanca students this can be taken concurrently with SPAN 335. SPAN 385S fulfills the requirement for General Education Cluster Two, Group Three.
Spanish 400S (Advanced Conversation and Composition) Discussions deal with topics of current interest. PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: SPAN 300 or equivalent.
SPAN 465S (Spanish Cinema and Literature) Comparative studies between cinema and literature. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 335. For Salamanca students this can be taken concurrently with SPAN 335. SPAN 465S fulfills the requirement for General Education Cluster Two, Group Three.
SPAN 490S (Special Studies in Spain) Only students who will have successfully completed SPAN 400 prior to studying in Salamanca may enroll in this course. Please speak with Felix Wang if you have completed SPAN 400. This course can also be used as a literature course with special permission from the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
POSC 371S (Comparative Politics: Spain / United States) A comparative study of political systems in Spain and the United States. Emphasis on historical and contemporary issues. Since it is taught in Spanish, Spanish credit may also be given. PREREQUISITE or CO-REQUISITE: SPAN 300
IDLS 486S / SPAN 490 (Internship and Field Experience) This course gives student the opportunity to integrate in the Spanish society through a JMU sponsored internship/field experience. Students will have the chance to work in local schools and businesses. The experience will allow students to interact with the community through conversation and their assigned responsibilities.
Please Note: Class offerings may vary by semester. Course textbooks are provided to students during their semester in Salamanca.