Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department for Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
Enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations and handle complications (e.g., asking for, understanding and giving directions, expressing happiness and affection, and persuading). Students may choose either SPAN 2020A, which includes reading literary and cultural selections or SPAN 2020C, which includes selected medical readings. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 2010; SAT II test scores of 600-640; UVa placement test score of 410-535; IB exam score of 5 or 6; or permission of the department. Note: Prerequisite for the following courses: SPAN 2020 or the equivalent.
This course seeks to develop advanced literacy in Spanish through extensive reading, writing, analysis, and discussion of authentic literary texts and videos. Emphasis is placed on how grammatical forms codify meaning and how grammar and meaning interact to construct the language and textual structure expected in the following academic genres: the critical review, the persuasive essay, and the research paper.
SPAN 3040 is a Language for the Professions course intended for students with interest in Business and Economy related fields. Upon completion of this course, students will have acquired the vocabulary and the intercultural competence that will allow them to comfortably and successfully participate in professional settings in Spanish. Since SPAN 3040 is a Language for the Professions course, international students that are native speakers of Spanish are ineligible to take the course.
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.