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Spanish (SPAN)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

All courses are conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish (3) Conversation, grammar, reading. Pre: consent. HSL

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish (3) Conversation, grammar, reading. Pre: consent. HSL

SPAN 103 Intensive Elementary Spanish (6) Course content of SPAN 101 and 102 covered in one semester. Three two hour sessions per week plus laboratory practice. HSL

SPAN 105 Accelerated Elementary Spanish (3) Course content of SPAN 101 and 102 covered in one semester. Three one-hour sessions per week plus laboratory practice. For students with two or three years of prior study of Spanish. Satisfactory placement score required.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish (3) Continuation of oral practice and grammar study; increasing emphasis on reading and written composition. Laboratory drill. Pre: 102. HSL

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish (3) Continuation of 201. Pre: 201. HSL

SPAN 203 Intensive Second-Year Spanish (6) Course content of SPAN 201 and 202 covered in one semester. Three two-hour sessions per week plus laboratory practice. Pre: 102 or 103. HSL

SPAN 258 Intermediate Spanish Abroad (3) Intensive course of full-time formal instruction on the second-year level in Spanish language and culture in a Spanish-speaking country. Pre: 102. HSL

SPAN 259 Intermediate Spanish Abroad (3) Continuation of 258. HSL

SPAN 260 Intensive Intermediate Spanish Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the second-year level in Spanish language and culture in a Spanish-speaking country. For semester programs only. Pre: 102. HSL

SPAN 300 Reading in Spanish (3) Development of language skills through reading of literary and cultural texts. Pre: 202 or placement exam or consent.

SPAN 301 Grammar and Composition (3) Selected grammar review and intensive practice in effective use of the written language. Pre: 202 or consent.

SPAN 302 Grammar and Composition (3) Selected grammar review and intensive practice in effective use of the written language. Pre: 301 or consent.

SPAN 303 Conversation I (3) Intensive practice in spoken Spanish. Pre: 301 (or concurrent), or consent.

SPAN 304 Conversation II (3) Continuation of 303. Pre: 303 or consent.

SPAN 305 Introduction to Spanish-English Translation (3) A practical introduction to Spanish-English translation with translations of texts from Spanish to English and the reverse. Pre: 301 and/or 302, concurrently; or consent.

SPAN 306 Commercial Spanish (3) Language as used in business communication; commercial terminology. Pre: 301 or consent.

SPAN 330 Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice (3) Analysis of the Spanish phonological system, in contrast with English. Practice in pronunciation; laboratory drill. Pre: 202.

SPAN 351 Spanish Cultural Perspectives (3) Survey of the history and cultures of Spain. Pre: 301 or consent. DH

SPAN 352 (Alpha) Latin American Cultural Perspectives (3) Survey of the history and cultures of Latin America. (B) Pre-Columbian and Colonial periods; (C) Independence, nationhood and current issues. Repeatable for other topics, but not for the same topic. Pre: 301 or consent. DH

SPAN 358 Third-Level Spanish Abroad (3) Intensive course of full-time formal instruction on the third-year level in Spanish language and culture in a Spanish-speaking country. Pre: 202 or 259 or equivalent.

SPAN 359 Third-Level Spanish Abroad (3) Continuation of 358.

SPAN 360 Intensive Third-Level Spanish Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the third-year level in Spanish language and culture in a Spanish-speaking country. For semester programs only. Pre: 202 or 260 or equivalent.

SPAN 361 Masterworks of Spanish Literature (3) Reading and discussion of representative works of Spanish literature: origins to 18th century. Pre: 301 or consent. DL

SPAN 362 Masterworks of Spanish Literature (3) Reading and discussion of representative works of Spanish literature: 18th century to present. Pre: 301 or consent. DL

SPAN 371 Spanish-American Literature (3) Reading and discussion of representative works of Spanish-American literature: Colonial period through Romanticism. Pre: 301 or consent. DL

SPAN 372 Spanish-American Literature (3) Reading and discussion of representative works of Spanish-American literature: Modernism to the present. Pre: 301 or consent. DL

SPAN 399 Directed Reading (V) Independent study of approved reading with faculty supervision. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: 301 (or concurent), consent and departmental approval.

SPAN 400 Spanish in the Media (3) Develops linguistic proficiency in reading today’s media (advertisements, graffiti, government communiques, newspapers, and other media); cultural and social factors are emphasized. Pre: 301 or 303 or consent.

SPAN 403 Advanced Composition and Conversation (3) Advanced practice; emphasis on building active vocabulary. Pre: 302 or consent.

SPAN 405 Spanish-English Translation (3) Factors in the art of translation. Practice in translating material from Spanish to English and the reverse. Pre: 305 or consent.

SPAN 451 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3) Evolution of Spanish from Latin; modern social and geographical dialects. Pre: 330.

SPAN 452 The Structure of Spanish (3) Analysis of morphology, syntax, and semantics. Pre: 302, 330, and one of 361, 362, 371, or 372; or consent.

SPAN 458 Fourth-Level Spanish Abroad (3) Intensive course of full-time formal instruction on the fourth-year level in Spanish linguistics, civilization, culture, and literature in a Spanish-speaking country. Pre: any two of 301, 302, 303, 358, 359; or 6 hours of 360.

SPAN 459 Fourth-Level Spanish Abroad (3) Continuation of 458.

SPAN 460 Intensive Fourth-Level Spanish Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the fourth-year level in Spanish language and culture in a Spanish-speaking country. For semester programs only. Pre: 360 or equivalent.

SPAN 461 Spanish Neoclassicism/Romanticism (3) Representative works from Spanish Neoclassicism (18th century) and Romanticism (19th century). Genres: theater, poetry, essay, novel. Pre: 361 or 362, or consent. DL

SPAN 477 U.S. Latino Literature (3) A study of the literature of U.S. Hispanics written in Spanish or bilingually. Pre: 371 or 372 or consent. DL

SPAN 478 Hispanic Women’s Literature (3) The feminine experience in Western literary and cultural traditions as seen by women in Spain and Latin America. Pre: one of 361, 362, 371 or 372; or consent. DL

SPAN 480 Hispanic Theater (3) Study of representative authors and plays from Spain and Latin America. Repeatable one time. Pre: one of 361, 362, 371, or 372; or consent. DL

SPAN 495 (Alpha) Topics in Hispanic Scholarship (3) Hispanic authors, periods, or themes. (B) literature and society, DL; (C) Hispanic poetry, DL; (D) literature and film, DH. Repeatable for other topics, but not for the same topic. Pre: one of 361, 362, 371, or 372; or consent.

SPAN 496 Studies in Latin American and Iberian Film (3) Intensive study of selected topics in Latin American and/or Iberian cinemas; e.g. national or regional cinemas, periods, movements or issues, major filmmakers, film theory and criticism. Repeatable two times. Pre: 361, 362, 371 or 372 or consent. DH

SPAN 506 Spanish for Reading Proficiency (3) Reading of scholarly and technical Spanish for graduate students; open to undergraduates with consent from department chair. Not applicable to undergraduate language requirement. CR/NC only. Repeatable one time only.

SPAN 625 Stylistics and Advanced Composition (3) Analysis of representative prose with variations in style: colloquial, informal, formal expository, poetic, epistolary, etc. Practice in writing in those styles. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 658 Seminar in Spanish Linguistics (3) Repeatable. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 660 Medieval Spanish Literature (3) Representative readings in prose and poetry, from origins through 15th century. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 665 (Alpha) Golden Age Literature (3) Spanish literature from the 16th and 17th centuries. (B) theater; (C) prose; (D) poetry; (E) Cervantes. Pre: graduate standing.

SPAN 669 19th-Century Spanish Realism (3) Nineteenth-century Spanish realism in the novel. Authors include Galdós, Clarin, Alarcón, Pardo Bazán, Blasco-Ibáñez, Valera. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 670 (Alpha) 20th-Century Spanish Literature (3) Representative works from 20th-century literature. Genres: poetry, theater, essay, novel. (B) generation of 1898; (C) pre–Civil War; (D) post–Civil War. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 680 Spanish-American Novel (3) Critical analysis of major Spanish-American novels. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 681 Colonial Spanish-American Literature (3) Spanish-American literature from period of discovery to independence. Representative authors such as Sor Juana, Bernal Díaz del Castillo. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 682 Spanish-American Poetry (3) Study of representative poets from all periods: Martí, Darió, Mistral, Guillén, Neruda, Paz, etc. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 683 Spanish-American Short Story and Essay (3) Study of representative writers from various periods: Sor Juana, Palma, Quiroga, Reyes, Borges, etc. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 695 Seminar in Hispanic Literature (3) A period, author, genre, or region. Repeatable. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

SPAN 699 Directed Research (V) Pre: consent of department chair.