2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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SN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

SN 101 is an introduction to the Spanish language and cultures of the people who speak it. Students learn rudimentary “survival” skills such as social pleasantries, shopping, exchanging money, eating in restaurants, talking about family, school and weather.

SN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

SN 102 is a continuation of SN 101. Students add to their proficiency in matters such as those related to health, free time, employment, travel and talking about the past cultures of the Hispanic world.

Notes: Students should pass SN 101 with a "C" or better or one year of high school Spanish prior to this course. Students may take the language placement exam for concerns about proper placement. Contact mll@nmu.edu with questions.
SN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

SN 201 reviews all grammar and major topics from SN 101 and 102. This course incorporates more reading, writing and conversation than first-year courses and explores more matters dealing with Hispanic cultures. Students expand their proficiency into areas such as expressing opinions and persuading.

Notes: Students should pass SN 102 with a "C" or better or two years of high school Spanish prior to this course. Students may take the language placement exam for concerns about proper placement. Contact mll@nmu.edu with questions.
SN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter

SN 202 is a continuation of SN 201. Students do considerably more reading and writing than in prior courses. The course expands their cultural and linguistic proficiency.

Notes: Students should pass SN 201 with a "C" or better or three years of high school Spanish prior to this course. Students may take the language placement exam for concerns about proper placement. Contact mll@nmu.edu with questions.
SN 214 Contemporary Latin America through Film 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact Department

In its “creative treatment of actuality” (Grieson), film selects, imagines, and re-considers stories to bring to light concerns about racial tensions, ethnicity, environmental problems, memory, identity, and gender and class divisions. This course offers, through the study of a selection of Latin American films from 2000 to the present, a multidisciplinary perspective of the social histories and contemporary lives of a diverse range of Latin American populations.

SN 299 Apprenticeship 1-2 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Written department permission.
Apprentice work and activities that require students to use their knowledge of Spanish and develop their competency in the language. This includes such things as oral expression, appreciation of grammatical structure, proofreading and editing skills, research skills in Spanish and skills in teaching Spanish to others. Notes: May be taken for a maximum of two credits.
SN 301 Advanced Spanish 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: SN 202 or equivalent.

This course develops learner Spanish skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) as an organic whole at the Advanced level. This course and its partner (SN 302: Advanced Spanish II) undertake a comprehensive review and expansion of the Spanish grammar system.

SN 302 Advanced Spanish II 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: SN 202 or equivalent.

This course develops learner Spanish skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) as an organic whole at the Advanced level. This course and its partner (SN 301: Advanced Spanish I) undertake a comprehensive review and expansion of the Spanish grammar system.

SN 310 Introduction to Spanish Civilization and Culture 4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: SN 301 or SN 302 or instructor’s permission.

This course is a multidisciplinary introduction to the culture and civilization of Spain. It offers a comprehensive view of the historical, geographical, political and economic factors that have helped shape today’s Spanish society.

Notes: SN 310 is taught in Spanish.
SN 312 Introduction to Spanish America 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: SN 301 or SN 302, EN 211, and sophomore standing.
This course is a multidisciplinary introduction to the culture and civilization of Spanish America. It offers a comprehensive view of the historical, geographical, political and economic factors that have helped shape today’s Spanish American societies and the cultural expressions which have resulted. Notes: SN 312 is taught in Spanish.
SN 313X Culture in Context 3-4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: SN 202 or department head approval.

Students will learn about the culture of a particular country or countries through a combination of class sessions on the campus of Northern Michigan University and a faculty-led study abroad. 

Notes: May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Cross-listed with IP 313X and HS 313X.
SN 314H Contemporary Latin American Culture (Honors) 4 cr.
  • Offered: Occasionally
  • Prerequisites: Enrolled in the honors program (at any level), or GPA of 3.50 or above, or instructor permission.
The content of this course is similar to SN 314, with additional original research and community outreach. Additional travel component may be required. Notes: SN 314H is taught in English. This course cannot be applied toward a Spanish major or minor.
SN 325 Noticias en Español 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Every other fall
  • Prerequisites: SN 301 or SN 302 or instructor permission.

This course will provide the opportunity to improve your reading, writing, and conversation skills in Spanish. We will read a variety of articles from Spanish and/or Latin American online newspapers and other sources. Topics range from current events (“the news”), politics, the arts, culture, sports, and every other realm of human endeavor. May be taken for credit more than once.

SN 425 Masterpieces of the Golden Age of Spanish Literature 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: SN 301 or SN 302 or instructor’s permission.

Students examine some of the masterpieces of Spain’s Golden Age literature. They will learn about historical, political, economic, social and cultural contexts of societies that produced the texts and will improve their abilities to critically read and analyze literary works.

SN 428 Spanish Literature Since 1900 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: SN 301 or SN 302 or instructor’s permission.

Students examine 20th and 21st century works from Spain. They will learn about historical, political, economic, social and cultural contexts of societies that produced the texts and will improve their abilities to critically read and analyze literary works.

SN 429 Spanish American Literature Since 1900 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact department.
  • Prerequisites: SN 301 or SN 302 or instructor’s permission.

Students examine 20th and 21st century works They will learn about historical, political, economic, social and cultural contexts of societies that produced the texts and will improve their abilities to critically read and analyze literary works.

SN 435 Latin American Women Writers 4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department

Students will read texts written by women throughout Latin America. They will learn about historical, political, economic, social and cultural contexts of societies that produced texts and will improve their abilities to critically read and analyze literary works.

SN 491X Internship in Spanish 1-12 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: SN 202 or department head permission.

Students will engage in an internship using primarily Spanish in accordance with NMU internship policies.

Notes: May be repeated for credit as internship opportunities vary.
SN 495 Special Topics in Spanish 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: Contact Department
  • Prerequisites: SN 301 or SN 302 or instructor’s permission.

This is an experimental course based on linguistics, cultures, authors, genres or literary periods not covered in other regularly approved Spanish courses.

Notes: May be repeated for credit if topic varies.
SN 498 Directed Study in Spanish 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On Demand
  • Prerequisites: Instructor and department head permission.
A directed study course designed to meet a specific academic requirement of the student who is unable to earn the credit during regularly scheduled course offerings. The student and professor agree to the specific topic and requirements needed to earn the credit.