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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
SPAN 252
Spanish IV (Interm II)
Continuation of SPAN 251. Prerequisite: SPAN 251 or satisfactory placement test score. Spring annually.|
SPAN 253
Business Spanish
A study of commercial terminology and style, with extensive practice in the writing of business letters of various kinds. Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or 252, or equivalent.|
SPAN 260
Hispanic Short Story
A study of representative short stories by contemporary Spanish and Latin American writers. All readings and discussions in Spanish. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 252|
SPAN 265
Inter Conversation
Practice creative language use in conversation to develop oral proficiency for everyday situations and travel. May be substituted for SPAN 252, with permission of instructor. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 251 o,r equivalent.|
SPAN 270
Intro To Span Phon & Pronun
Introduces the Spanish phonetic system, including the study of phonemes, intonation, stress, and rhythm. Includes intensive aural/oral training through phonetic dictation with transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet and practice diction., Introduces corrective phonetics. Recommended for majors. Required for Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 280
Int Adv Span Gram & Comp
Equivalent to SPAN 281 and 282 combined. Meets five days a week. Prerequisites: SPAN 250 or 252, or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 281
Spanish for Oral & Writ Prof I
Intensive review of Spanish grammar, designed to increase students' proficiency in all language skills with particular attention to intermediate speaking and writing. Readings cover a range of Hispanic culture, including history, current affairs and,literature. One course in SPAN 281 or SPAN 282 is required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisites: SPAN 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 282
Spanish for Oral & Wrt Prof II
Continuation of SPAN 281. One course in SPAN 281 or SPAN 282 is required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 250 or 252 or equivalent.|
SPAN 300
Latin American Civilization
Introduces Spanish Culture through its geography, art, history, politics, archiecture, music and literature. Intended for World Languages majors concentrating in Spanish and Spanish education. Prerequisites: SPAN 281 or 282 or permission of instru,ctor.|
SPAN 301
Spanish Civilization
Introduces Spanish culture through its geography, art, history, politics, architecture, music and literature. Further develops cultural themes introduced in SPAN 281 and 282. Required for Spanish and Spanish education majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 o,r 282 or permission of instructor.|
SPAN 302
Topics In Hispanic Lit & Cult
In-depth examination of one or more Hispanic literary movements, literary themes or cultural topics. No pre-requisite. Course taught in English. Not eligible for Spanish minor requirements.|
SPAN 304
Latino Cultures in the U.S.
In-depth examination of the major cultural contributions of the Latino population living in the U.S. Course taught in English. Not eligible for Spanish minor or major requirements. May be used for the B.A. World Languages degree as Additional Req,uired Credits. Prerequisite: 30 university credits completed including English 111 or equivalent.|
SPAN 340
Hispanic Film
This course, taught in Spanish, will examine major Spanish and Latin American films with English subtitles. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encourage,d to develop an awareness of differences between Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures. Course counts as a 300-level capstone course for BS and BA majors and minors in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or Permission of Instructor.|
SPAN 344
Translation
Reviews basic translation theory and introduces advanced translation techniques. Includes Spanish to English translation as well as English to Spanish, and also techniques of oral interpretation. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed,.|
SPAN 352
Read Span Lit Mid-Gold
Introduces Spanish literature from the 11th to the 17th centuries. Emphasizes the role of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in the texts of this period, as well as the development of Spain as the most powerful nation in Europe and the New World during, this period. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 353
Read Span Lit Gold-20th
Surveys readings from the decline of Spain as a world power to its present position as a democracy. Emphasizes the unique role of the Spanish writer as the conscience and consciousness of the nation, as well as the emergence of women writers. Prerequ,isite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 354
Modern Spanish Novel
Examines the development of the novel in Spain during the 19th and 20th centuries, with discussion of Romanticism, Regionalism, Realism and Naturalism. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 360
Read Span-Am Lit Pre-Col-19th
Surveys literature of Spanish-America from Pre-Columbian times to Romanticism. Emphasizes the clash between the autochthonous and the invading European culture that ultimately led to the formation of the Latin American character. Prerequisite: SPAN 2,81 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 361
Span-Am Lit Modernismo to 20th
Covers the period from beginnings of Modernismo to the writers of the 20th century, emphasizing both prose and poetry. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 362
20th Cent Spanish-Amer Novel
Examines development of the novel in Latin America from the early 20th century to The Boom. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent. As needed.|
SPAN 400
Sr Sem in Lit, Ling & Cult Stu
Explores in a seminar setting a comparative literary, cultural, linguistic or pedagogical topic, including primary sources and relevant theory and criticism. The course teaches analytical and writing skills relevant to cultural, linguistic and liter,ary analysis. A major paper or unit plan is required of all participants. Required of senior majors in World Languages and Cultures. Prerequisite: Senior status during semester of enrollment, at least one 300-level course in the Department of Mod,ern Languages and Cultures.|
SPAN 401
St: Hispanic Lang & Culture
In-depth examination of contemporary Hispanic literature and cultural issues including but not limited to such topics as Hispanic Women Writers, Latino Cultures in the U.S. and relationships between Hispanic nations and the U.S. Course is taught in,Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or permission from instructor|
SPAN 417
Span Lang & Culture Immersion
This course consists of a trip to a Spanish speaking country for two to five weeks depending on the itinerary planned by the instructor prior to departure (no matter what the length, however, it will consist of the usual number of semester hours). D,uring this period, students will visit places of historical and cultural interest in the country, receive lectures on the historical, cultural, artistic or literary importance of the sites visited, conduct as much of their daily routines in Spanish a,s possible. Course offered to graduate students and undergraduates.|
SPAN 461
Readings In Hispanic Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student. Prerequisite: SPAN 281 or 282 or equivalent.|
SPAN 501
St: Hispanic Lang & Culture
In-depth examination of contemporary Hispanic literature and cultural issues including but not limited to such topics as Hispanic Women Writers, Latino Cultures in the U.S. and relationships between Hispanic nations and the U.S. Course is taught in,Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 282 or permission from instructor.|
SPAN 540
Hispanic Film
This course will examine major Spanish and Latin American films. It offers a special and important perspective to approach the contemporary history and culture of Hispanic countries. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of differences be,tween Hispanic and Anglo-American cultures. Course is taught in Spanish.|
SPAN 561
Supr Readings Hispanic Lit
Selected readings determined by the needs and interests of the individual student.|
SW 211
Prin Of Social Work
Overview of social work as a profession with an introduction to social work with individuals, groups, families, and communities. Students examine a basic set of concepts, principles, and elements of practice. Fall, annually.|
SW 212
Social Work With Groups
A study of the practice of group work, group dynamics and the use of various types of groups in social work settings. Spring, annually.|
SW 225
Soc Work Child & Youth
The study of social work approaches to prevention, intervention, and treatment of problems facing families and children. Examines concepts, policies, and practice issues in the field of child and family welfare. Spring, annually.|