Feb 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Studies Abroad: Semester in Salamanca


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Course Descriptions


Spanish Language and Culture Track (Spring, Summer)

ARTH 314. Masterpieces of Spanish Art [C2VPA]


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 006780 Semester in Salamanca

A survey of art in Spain from prehistoric cave painting through 20th-century art. Emphasis is given to 17th-18th century Baroque and modern artists including El Greco, Velasquez, Goya, Gaudi and Picasso. Visits to Altamira, the Alhambra, the Prado, Toledo, Santillana del Mar and other sites.

 Art History 314 fulfills the requirement for General Education Cluster Two, Group Two.

SPAN 490T. Sp St Spanish Art - Salamanca


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 001077

A study of the art and architecture of Spain from medieval times through the present. Concentration on specific artists, SPAN 490as well as general movements in the history of Spanish art. ARTH 414 meets liberal studies requirement. Prerequisite(s): Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 Art History 314 fulfills the requirement for General Education Cluster Two, Group Two. 

POSC 371S. Special Studies Salamanca


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 005117

A comparative study of political systems in Spain and the United States. Emphasis on historical and contemporary issues. Prerequisite(s): Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

SPAN 300S. Spanish Grammar and Communication


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011195

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of modern, everyday Spanish with emphasis on conversation and composition to give students confidence in expressing themselves in simple idiomatic Spanish. Instruction is in Spanish. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 232  or equivalent. Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

SPAN 307S. Spanish Civilization


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 000947

Study of Spanish life and culture from ancient times to the present. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 300  or equivalent. Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

SPAN 308S. Latin American Civilization - Salamanca


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011196

A study of the geographical, historical and cultural development of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. May be used for general education  credit. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 300  or equivalent. Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

SPAN 320S. Spanish Oral and Written Communication


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 000886

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. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 300 . Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

SPAN 330S. Business Spanish-Salamanca


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011198

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(s): SPAN 300  or equivalent. Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

SPAN 335S. Introduction to Spanish Literature


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011721

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. Instruction is in Spanish.  Prerequisite(s): SPAN 300 . Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

SPAN 365S. Spanish for Medical Professionals I

Cross listed with: SPAN 365  
Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011946

This course focuses on the basic Spanish language and vocabulary required in the fields of medicine and health sciences. Students practice their oral Spanish skills in various simulated medical situations in preparation for future professional application in the medical environment. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 300 .

 

SPAN 385S. Latin American Drama and Short Stories-Salamanca


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011199

Reading and analysis of representative plays and short stories from Latin America. Student reports on selected authors. Instruction is in Spanish. May be used for general education  credit. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 335 . Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 SPAN 385S  fulfills the requirement for General Education Cluster Two, Group Three. 

SPAN 400S. Advanced Conversation and Composition-Salamanca


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011200

Discussions deal with topics of current interest. Instruction is in Spanish.  Prerequisite(s): SPAN 300  or equivalent. Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

SPAN 446S. Special Topics in Spanish Literature - Salamanca


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 007104

Study of a particular topic in Spanish literature. It may cover all or specific Spanish literature genre. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 335 .

 

SPAN 465S. Cinema and Literature


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011624

Comparative studies between cinema and literature. May be used for general education  credit. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 335 . Corequisite(s): SPAN 335 .

 

SPAN 477. Culture and Medicine in Spain


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 013727

This course enables students to acquire greater linguistic proficiency and cultural competence in the medical context through classroom discussions and reading comprehension. Students analyze historical and contemporary medical discoveries and discuss alternative and popular medicine applied to medicine in Spain. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 300 

 

SPAN 486. Business and Society in Spain


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 013308

This course investigates several sectors of the Spanish economy, including the food industry, industrial port activity, importation and exportation, the petrochemical industry, the leisure industry, and the wine making industry. Students tour several important multinational companies in Salamanca, Spain, and attend presentations given in Spanish by staff of those companies. This course is taught in Salamanca, Spain. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 300 

  

SPAN 490S. Special Studies in Spanish -Salamanca


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 001548

This course gives students 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 intereact with the community through conversation and their assigned responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): Studies Abroad-Salamanca

 

IDLS 486. Internship & Field Experience


Credits 1.00 - 6.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 012433

IDLS credit for academically-grounded internships and field experiences. Students seeking credit must secure the approval of the department head for the use of academic structures, assignments, and evaluation plans provided by qualified internship or field experience supervisors.

  Students completing their IDLS internship in Salamanca will earn 3.00 credit hours.

History Track (Fall)

HIST 332. History of Twentieth Century Spain


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 012531

This course will trace the twentieth-century political and social history of Spain including the Second Republic, the Spanish Civil War, the Franco regime, and the transition to democracy in 1975. The course will pay special attention to Franco’s dictatorship, the role of women, the Catholic Church, as well as Spain’s relationship to the rest of Europe.


HIST 339. Selected Themes in U.S. History


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 006059

Selected themes are studied in depth. See MyMadison for current classes. Course may be repeated when content changes. 


HIST 341. Selected Themes in World History


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 000315

Selected themes are studied in depth. Course may be repeated when content changes. Only courses with significant content outside of Europe will count toward the world history requirement. See MyMadison and the history department website for information on current classes.


HIST 438. Workshop in Public and Local History


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 011081

Selected historical topics relating to the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding region are studied in depth. Students will undertake primary research and collaborate on final project. See MyMadison for current classes. Prerequisite(s): HIST 225 .


HIST 489. Selected Topics in World History


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 007872

Selected topics are studied in depth. Course may be repeated when content changes. Only courses with significant content outside of Europe will count toward the world history requirement . See MyMadison and the history department website for information on current classes. Prerequisite(s):  


SPAN 101. Elementary Spanish I


Credits 3.00 - 4.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 007548

The fundamentals of Spanish through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. Students will work one hour per week in the language laboratory.

 (must be taken for 3.00 credit hours)

SPAN 102. Elementary Spanish II


Credits 3.00 - 4.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 006416

This is the second course in the progress of learning the fundamentals of Spanish through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. Students will work one hour per week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 101 .

 (must be taken for 3.00 credit hours)

SPAN 231. Intermediate Spanish I


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 009708

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 102  / SPAN 109  / SPAN 111  or sufficient score on FL Spanish Placement Exam. A student cannot earn credit for SPAN 231 after completing SPAN 232 .


SPAN 232. Intermediate Spanish II


Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 003791

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: SPAN 231  or sufficient score on FL Spanish Placement Exam

 

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