The course contains an integrated study of the language and cultures of Spain and the Americas. Designed to help students acquire and strengthen Spanish language skills and cultural competence, the course will implement a systematic four-skills practice (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and include a variety of literary and cultural readings as well as short films from Spanish speaking countries. This is a six-credit course that will be taken abroad (Spain or Latin America) as part of a Trinity faculty-led semester abroad. The class seeks to incorporate some of the planned academic experiences that students in the semester abroad will have. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the Foreign Language requirement within the Pathways curriculum. (Offered every Fall.) Prerequisite: SPAN 1600, or 1403 or the equivalent.