A study of the most difficult aspects of the Spanish language with emphasis on the four skills of speaking, understanding spoken
Spanish, writing, and reading. Special attention is given to the idiomatic character of the language. Text materials deal with civilization
and current events. Aural comprehension and oral production are stressed in 301; composition is stressed in 302, a writing intensive
course. These courses need not be taken in sequence. While students may take both courses, either one will satisfy a minor/major
requirement and act as a prerequisite for more advanced courses. Students who have previously taken Spanish 305 or Spanish 309 have
in most cases already gained the competencies stressed in 301 and should enroll in 302 if they need a course at this level. Spanish 301
and 302 are intended to be taken early in the minor or major; for this reason Senior minors and majors may not enroll in these courses
without the instructor's permission.