Contact Information
Chairperson: Dr. Gary Abbott
Dept. Assistant: Jennifer Schafer
Phone: 732.906.2529
Fax: 732.906.4156
Email: GAbbott@middlesexcc.edu
Location: IRC 205
ESL, Languages, and Cultures
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 Contact Information
Chairperson: Dr. Gary Abbott
Dept. Assistant: Jennifer Schafer
Phone: 732.906.2529
Fax: 732.906.4156
Email: GAbbott@middlesexcc.edu
Location: IRC 205

Spanish Courses

Elementary Spanish I Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-121

Course Description : Use of integrated materials enables students to acquire and employ the fundamentals of reading, writing and speaking the language. Laboratory work is required. For students with little or no background in Spanish.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Elementary Spanish II Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-122

Course Description : A continuation of SPA 121.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

SPA-121 or equivalent

Spanish for Hispanics Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-210

Course Description : Designed to improve language skills in speakers of Spanish as the home language. Emphasis is placed on grammar needed to reach command of reading and writing skills. The course highlights some differences between English and Spanish language usage. Class work is entirely in Spanish.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Intermediate Spanish I Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-221

Course Description : General review of grammar and basic fundamentals. Conversation is stressed and works from typical Spanish authors are read along with excerpts dealing with Hispanic civilization.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

SPA-122 or equivalent (two years of high school Spanish)

Intermediate Spanish II Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-222

Course Description : A continuation of SPA 221. General review of grammar and basic fundamentals. Conversation is stressed and works from typical Spanish authors are read along with excerpts dealing with Hispanic civilization.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

SPA-221 or equivalent

Main Currents in Hispanic Literature Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-223

Course Description : Introduction to the fundamental concepts of the study of literature in Spanish; an intensive study of representative authors and masterpieces of Hispanic literature from the 11th century to the onset of the Modernist period. Readings and discussions in Spanish.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

SPA-210 or SPA-222 or written permission of the department chairperson

Hispanic Civilization (Ibero-American) Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-226

Course Description : Reading, analysis and discussion of Hispanic-American civilization and culture from pre-Columbian times to the present. Spanish readings are discussed mainly in Spanish.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

SPA-210 or SPA-221 or SPA-222 or SPA-226 or SPA-228 or written permission of the department chairperson

Spanish Civilization and Culture (Iberian) Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-228

Course Description : Political, economic, social and cultural development of Spain from prehistoric times to the present. Readings and discussions mainly in Spanish.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

SPA-210 or SPA-221 or SPA-222 or SPA-224 or SPA-226 or written permission of the department chairperson

Spanish Conversation and Composition I Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-231

Course Description : An intensive study of advanced Spanish grammar specializing in analysis of grammatical and syntactical structures of modern Spanish. Selections from contemporary Spanish and Latin American authors are analyzed according to new linguistic methods. Emphasis is also given to special problems of English-speaking students. Course is conducted mainly in Spanish. An in-depth analysis of the cultural values exemplified in the readings.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

SPA-222 or equivalent (three or more years of high school Spanish)

Spanish Conversation and Composition II Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-232

Course Description : A continuation of SPA 231.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

SPA-231

Spanish Literature in Translation Credit: 3 - 0

Course Code: SPA-242

Course Description : Focuses on translated works of contemporary Hispanic Literature written in Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean. Introduces students to the reading and interpretation of outstanding Hispanic writers from the Generation of '98 in Spain and from Modernism in Spanish America to the present. Pursues various genres within prose, drama and poetry. Major literary trends will be studied: modernism, "criollismo", fantastic realism, magical realism, existentialism, neorealism, post-modernism and feminist literature, among others. (Taught in English). This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Department Description : ESL/Languages and Culture

  • Credit: 3 - 0
  • Lecture Hours: 3
  • Lab Hours: 0

Prerequisites:

ENG-122