SPANISH (SPAN)

SPAN 1001. Elementary Spanish 1

4 sem. hrs. Introduction to the Spanish language. Fundamentals of comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. No previous study of Spanish; or by departmental placement. Students who have studied two or more years of Spanish in high school and are placed in SPAN 1001 must register for SPAN 1003. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 1002. Elementary Spanish 2

4 sem. hrs. Continuation of SPAN 1001 with emphasis on fundamentals of comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Offered every term. Prereq: SPAN 1001; Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 1003. Intensive Elementary Spanish

4 sem. hrs. A single-semester first-year intensive Spanish course designed for students who have had two or more years of high-school Spanish and who do not place in an intermediate second-year college level course. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of key features of Spanish vocabulary and structure, through participation in communicative activities and interaction with a variety of authentic texts. The course consists of four class hours and one hour of associated lab. Offered every semester. Two or more years of high school Spanish and departmental placement. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 2001. Intermediate Spanish 1

3 sem. hrs. Grammar review, oral and written practice, and more intensive reading. Offered every term. Prereq: SPAN 1002; or SPAN 1003; or by departmental placement. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 2002. Intermediate Spanish 2

3 sem. hrs. Continuation of SPAN 2001. Offered every term. Prereq: SPAN 2001; Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 2003. Intensive Intermediate Spanish

4 sem. hrs. A single-semester first-year intensive Spanish course designed for students who have had two or more years of high-school Spanish and who do not place in an intermediate second-year college level course. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of key features of Spanish vocabulary and structure, through participation in communicative activities and interaction with a variety of authentic texts. The course consists of four class hours and one hour of associated lab. Offered every semester. Two or more years of high school Spanish and departmental placement. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3001. Grammar Review and Writing

3 sem. hrs. Development of writing proficiency in Spanish through a variety of texts. Review and refinement of language structures and linguistic functions for more effective writing. Offered every term. Prereq: SPAN 2002 or 2003; or by departmental placement. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3002. Spoken Spanish

3 sem. hrs. Development of oral proficiency in Spanish within a wide range of contexts. Focus on activities and strategies to improve accuracy and fluency. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 3001. Offered every term. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3005. Spanish Grammar Review and Writing for Heritage Speakers

3 sem. hrs. Acquaints heritage speakers with grammatical structures of the Spanish language for further development of their oral and written communication skills. Special emphasis placed on reading and lexical development, grammar review, orthographic practice and composition. Offered fall term. Prereq. By departmental placement or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3100. Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation

3 sem. hrs. Practice and review of advanced grammatical structures of the Spanish language for further development of oral and written communication skills. Offered every term. Prereq: SPAN 3001 and SPAN 3002, or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3210. Hispanic Cultures and Literatures in English

3 sem. hrs. Readings in English covering the major cultural, social and literary developments in Hispanic literature with emphasis on outstanding literary works and figures. Offered occasionally. Taught in English, knowledge of Spanish not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature requirement but not as part of the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 3300. Peoples and Cultures of Spain

3 sem. hrs. Historical development of the cultures of Spain from early times to the present. The course will explore various topics pertaining to Spanish society, literatures, politics, art, music and film. Offered fall term. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3310. Peoples and Cultures of Spanish America

3 sem. hrs. A multidisciplinary and historical study of the development of the cultures and civilizations of Spanish-speaking America from pre-Columbian days to the present. Emphasis on the gradual evolution of the different artistic forms present in such areas as architecture, music, painting, literature, history, politics, education, art, and film. Offered spring term. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3320. Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World

3 sem. hrs. Focuses on the study and discussion of current topics, preoccupations, trends and issues pertaining to various Hispanic societies of today in areas such as religion, educational reforms, ethnicity, race, identity, social stratification, and economic development. Offered every term. Prereq: SPAN 3300 or SPAN 3310; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3500. Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish

3 sem. hrs. Basic literary concepts and analysis of the four genres, with intensive practice in reading and oral comprehension. Offered every term. Prereq: SPAN 3001; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3505. Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers

3 sem. hrs. Acquaints heritage speakers of Spanish with basic literary concepts and analysis of the four genres, the principal literary movements, and representative authors in the Hispanic world. Offered spring term. Prereq. SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3515. Masterpieces of Early Spanish Literature

3 sem. hrs. Spanish literature from its origin to the end of the 17th century. Readings include Berceo, Juan Ruiz, Garcilaso de la Vega, Fernando de Rojas, San Juan de la Cruz, Lope de Vega, Cervantes, and Quevedo. Offered fall term. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3520. Masterpieces of Modern Spanish Literature

3 sem. hrs. Continuation of SPAN 3515. Representative Spanish literary works from the 18th century to the present. Readings include Cadalso, Meléndez Valdés, Larra, Bécquer, Zorrilla, García Lorca and Juan Ramón Jiménez. Offered spring term. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3700. Introduction to Business Spanish

3 sem. hrs. A practical overview of Spanish commercial terminology, vocabulary and correspondence used in modern and contextualized business settings in the Hispanic world. Offered fall term. Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3705. Advanced Spanish for Business

3 sem. hrs. An advanced course designed to train students to deal successfully with a linguistic, geographic and commercial context with business components and practices closely related to the Hispanic business world of today. Offered spring term. Prereq: SPAN 3700 for non-native speakers of Spanish or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 3710. Introduction to Spanish for the Health Professions

3 sem. hrs. This course is designed to introduce the student to Spanish used in the health professions. Medical terminology, language skills, and cultural awareness and sensitivity are among the areas that will be developed in the course. Offered fall term.Prereq: SPAN 3001 or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch. Not open to students with native or near native fluency.

SPAN 3715. Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions

3 sem. hrs. An advanced course in medical Spanish to train students who plan to work in a health-related area to communicate effectively in their field. Service Learning is required in this course. Offered spring term. Prereq: SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

FOLA 4000. Teaching World Languages and Cultures

3 sem. hrs. Study and application of the fundamental principles of effective second language instruction through the exploration of second language acquisition theory, the development of skills for selecting, organizing, providing, and assessing effective second language learning opportunities; practice of instructional technique within clinical contexts; and reflection on teaching performance. Clinical experience requirement: three hours per week for a total of forty hours. Required of all Education majors. Prereq: Sr. stndg. and intermediate high performance on an official Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), and on an official writing proficiency test (WPT) in Spanish; Offered fall term. or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4110. Advanced Spanish Grammar and Syntax

3 sem. hrs. Theoretical and practical study of selected major syntactic structures of Spanish. Emphasis on the development of advanced-level language functions, dialect variation, contrastive analysis, and pedagogical implications. Offered spring term. Prereq: SPAN 3001 and SPAN 3002, or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4120. Spanish Phonetics and Applied Linguistics

3 sem. hrs. Study of Spanish phonetics, phonological and orthographic systems, morphological and syntactic structures, and pragmatics. Emphasis on articulation, conditioned and dialectal variation, acquisition of Spanish by English-speaking learners, and pedagogical implications. Offered fall term. Prereq: SPAN 3001, SPAN 3500; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4140. Spanish Second Language Acquisition

3 sem. hrs. Introduction to theories and approaches in second language acquisition. Examination of issues such as the similarities and differences between first and second language acquisition, theories of second language acquisition, factors that influence the language learning process, cognitive and sociocultural perspectives, the effect of study abroad on the development of second language acquisition, the testing of Spanish and the role of instruction in Spanish second language learning. Prereq: SPAN 3001 and SPAN 3002, or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4150. Spanish as World Language

3 sem. hrs. Study of the status of Spanish in the world with reference to areas such as standardization, language history and variation, linguistic unification and fragmentation, discourse analysis, pragmatics and contact with other world languages. Prereq: SPAN 3001 and SPAN 3002, or SPAN 3005; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4310. Spanish Film and Society

3 sem. hrs. A comprehensive study of Spanish film. Special attention to the representation of key elements of the Spanish identity, such as family relations, culture, sex, gender, class, politics, and power. Course materials include films and readings in film theory. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4315. Spanish-American and Latino Film/Society

3 sem. hrs. Study of Spanish-American and Latino film in accordance with contemporary cultural and film theory. Special attention to the representation of key elements of the Hispanic identity through culture, class, gender, sexuality, religion, politics and/or power. Viewings may include documentaries, feature length films, short films or films based on literature in and outside of class. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4350. Nobel Prize Winners Hispanic World

3 sem. hrs. Study of the literary achievements and representative works of such Hispanic Nobel Prize recipients as Aleixandre, Asturias, Benavente, Cela, Echegaray, García Márquez, Jiménez, Mistral, Neruda and Paz. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515, or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4400. U.S. Latino/a Literature

3 sem. hrs. A comprehensive study of U.S. Latinos/as' struggle for identity based on the ethnic, economic, historical, and cultural position of the Spanish-speaking population in the Untied States. Reading generally includes Anaya, Castillo, Chávez, Cisneros, Díaz, and Rodríguez, among others. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4450. Afro-Hispanic Caribean Literature and Culture

3 sem. hrs. Exploration of the relationship between literature and culture in the Afro- Hispanic Caribean by focusing on themes of slavery, race, class, identity, religion, immigration and politics through the works of such writes as Manzano, Gómez de Avellaneda, Villaverde, Barnet, Rodríguez, Juliá, Paléz Matos, Guillén and Morejón. Prereq: SPAN 4600, SPAN 4610, SPAN 4620 or SPAN 4630; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4500. Race, Culture and Religion in Early Spanish Literature

3 sem. hrs. A study of representative literary texts from the Spanish Middle Ages to the 16th century with emphasis on both literary and cultural issues. Works studied generally include Poema del mio Cid, Libro de Buen Amor, La Celestina and lyrical poetry. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3515; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4505. The Spanish Renaissance

3 sem. hrs. Readings and analysis in literary historical context of selected, significant works from representative authors such as Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Santa Teresa de Jesús, and Góngora. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3515; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4510. Cervantes' Don Quijote

3 sem. hrs. In-depth study and analysis of Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quijote within the historical, political, and cultural context of the Spanish Golden Age. Special attention to his life, his novelistic theories, his literary works and importance in the creation of the modern novel. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3515; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4525. Spanish Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

3 sem. hrs. The major figures of the Enlightenment, Neoclassic, Romantic, Realist and Naturalist movements in Spain. Readings include Cadalso, Larra, Pardo Bazán, Clarín, and Galdós. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4550. Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Spanish Literature

3 sem. hrs. Non-dramatic literature after 1898 with emphasis on the social significance of literary production in contemporary Spain. Readings include Unamuno, Laforet, Matute, Delibes, Goytisolo, and Vázquez Montalbán. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3516; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4560. Contemporary Spanish Theater

3 sem. hrs. A study of the major formal and thematic developments in contemporary peninsular Spanish theater with emphasis on the works of such dramatists as Valle Inclán, Mihura, Casona, Sastre, Buero Vallejo, García Lorca, Nieva, and Pedrero. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4600. Spanish-American Literature: Pre-Columbian to Baroque

3 sem. hrs. This course presents a panoramic overview of the major writers and relevant literary manifestations present in the Hispanic World from the pre-Columbian days (e.g. Aztecs, Mayans and Incas), through the Baroque. Writers studied generally include: Colón, Cortés, Las Casas, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Sor Juana, among others. Offered alternate years. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3515; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4610. Spanish-American Literature: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

3 sem. hrs. Overview of the development of literature in Spanish America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Major movements studied include Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Topics of particular interest include the promotion of independence, the search for national identity, and efforts to reform colonial practices such as slavery. Writers studied generally include: Fernáandez de Lizardi, Bello, Bolívar, Echeverría, Isaacs, Gómez de Avellaneda, Sarmiento, and Martí, among others. Offered alternate years. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515, or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept ch.

SPAN 4615. Spanish-American Literature: Modernismo and Vanguardismo

3 sem. hrs. Study of Modernismo and the avant-garde movements in Spanish America. Writers studied include: Daríio, Rodó, Huidobro, Storni, Vallejo and Borges among others. Offered Occasionally. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4620. Spanish-American Literature: The Boom to the Twenty-First Century

3 sem. hrs. Study of various literary modes of thought and tendencies present in the Spanish America throughout the 20th century to the present in areas such as poetry, the short story, the short novel and the essay. Emphasis on the Boom and post-Boom tendencies. Writers studied generally include: Paz, Borges, Fuentes, García, Márquez, Allende, Poniatowska and Menchú among others. Offered alternate years. Prereq: SPAN 3505 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4640. Novels and Novelists in Spanish-America

3 sem. hrs. This course focuses on the different trends, forms, and contents of the Spanish American novel as a genre, with emphasis on the works of such modern and cosmopolitan writers as Sábato, Fuentes, Carpentier, Ferré, Allende, Esquivel, Vargas Llosa and García Márquez. Prereq: SPAN 4600, SPAN 4610, SPAN 4620, or SPAN 4630; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4660. Spanish-American Theatre

3 sem. hrs. Study of Spanish-American theatre from Colonial times to present. Writers studied include Sor Juana, Díaz, Gambaro, Marqués, Sánchez, Usigli and Wolf, among others. Prereq: SPAN 3505, SPAN 3515 or SPAN 3520; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4670. Spanish-American Short Story

3 sem. hrs. Study of the evolution of the Spanish-American short story. Writers studies include Borges, Cortázar, Donoso, Ferré, Fuentes, García, Marquéz, Quiroga, Rulfo and Valenzuela, among others. Prereq: SPAN 4600, SPAN 4610, SPAN 4620 or SPAN 4630; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4931. Topics in Spanish Language, Culture and Literature

1-3 sem. hrs. Topics vary. Subject to be announced. Prereq: SPAN 3500 or SPAN 3505; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4960. Senior Seminar in Spanish

3 sem. hrs. Advanced study of a cultural, linguistic or literary theme in Spanish. Seminar will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Senior Experience Curriculum requirement. Specific topic of the seminar to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Major or minor in Spanish and Sr. stndg.; or cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4995. Independent Study in Spanish

1-3 sem. hrs. Offered every term. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

SPAN 4996. Senior Experience in Spanish

3 sem. hrs. The Senior Experience requirement applies to all students who are seeking a B.A. degree in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. The goals of the Senior Experience requirement are 1) to provide an opportunity to apply one's accrued educational experience to a mature study of a given theme informed by the University's Mission; 2) to apply the skills of generating new knowledge within the standards of one's disciplinary training, and 3) to promote an appreciation for social and individual complexity, an awareness and appreciation of diversity in all its forms, and an appreciation of faith in the human experience through fully engaging a chosen topic. Topics vary annually; course descriptions are available in department offices. Prereq: Sr. stndg., enrolled in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.

SPAN 4999. Senior Thesis in Spanish

2 sem. hrs. Introductory thesis guidance for approved students under the direction of a departmental adviser. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.


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