Three semester hours towards the major and minor
Course description: This course will immerse students in the Spanish
speaking environment in Alicante, Spain. On campus, this conversation course is
designed around different current topics and gives students the structures and vocabulary
needed to participate in class discussions, which are reinforced by lessons and
dialogues that introduce students to a varieties of dialects and degrees of speech
formality. On location in Alicante, the course takes on even greater dimensions
as students interact directly with Spanish students and faculty as well as with
the families they will be staying with. This will provide them with the richness
and cultural diversity that constitutes a unique experience.
Student responsibilities: Students are expected to attend all classes
and excursions, speak Spanish and participate meaningfully in class discussions.
To improve written skills, they will maintain a journal in Spanish. Finally, each
student will give a well prepared report about an assigned topic. There will be
written mid-term and final exams as well as announced or unannounced oral quizzes
along with the final written report.
Prequisites: Spanish 212 or 215 or department permission.