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Spanish (SPAN)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

All courses are conducted in Spanish. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite courses is required for continuation.

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

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish (3) Conversation, grammar, reading. Pre: 101. HSL

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

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish (3) Continuation of oral practice and grammar study; increasing emphasis on reading and written composition. 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. 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 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 203 or 259, or consent.

SPAN 302 Grammar and Composition (3) Selected grammar review and intensive practice in effective use of the written language. Pre: 301 or 310, or consent.

SPAN 303 Conversation I (3) Intensive practice in spoken Spanish, focusing on the preparation and completion of oral tasks and presentations. 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) Practical introduction to Spanish-English translation with translations of texts from Spanish to English and the reverse. Pre: 302.

SPAN 306 (Alpha) Spanish for Professionals (3) Language as used in specific professions. (B) commercial Spanish; (C) medical Spanish. Sophomore standing or higher. Pre: 301 or 310, or consent.

SPAN 308 Introduction to Spanish-English Interpreting (3) Students will begin to develop the listening and memory skills for direct and inverse interpretation. Sophomore standing or higher. Pre: 305 (or concurrent) or consent.

SPAN 310 Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3) Focuses on standard and academic varieties of Spanish for English-dominant heritage speakers in order to improve their literacy skills. Pre: placement exam. (Fall only)

SPAN 330 Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice (3) Analysis of the Spanish phonological system, in contrast with English. Practice in pronunciation. Pre: 301 or 310, or consent.

SPAN 351 Spanish Cultural Perspectives (3) Survey of the history and cultures of Spain. Pre: 301 or 310, 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 one time for other topics, but not for the same topic. Pre: 301 or 310, or consent. DH

SPAN 358 Third-Level Spanish Abroad (3) Intensive formal instruction at the third-year level in Spanish language skills: reading, writing, grammar, or conversation 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 formal instruction at the third-year level in Spanish language skills: reading, writing, grammar, or conversation in a Spanish-speaking country. Pre: 202 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 310, 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 310, 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 310, 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 310, 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 concurrent), consent and departmental approval.

SPAN 400 Spanish Language in Society (3) Explores issues in Spanish language in society (media, communication, advertising, government, technology). Introduces and examines current sociolinguistic and sociopragmatic issues. Pre: 330 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 Historical Spanish Linguistics (3) Evolution of Spanish from Latin; modern social and geographical dialects. Pre: 302 or 330, or consent.

SPAN 452 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3) Analysis of morphology, syntax, and semantics. Pre: 302 or 330, 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: 302, 303, 358, 359, or 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) 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: one of 361, 362, 371 or 372; or consent. DH

SPAN 499 Directed Reading and Research (V) Independent study of approved readings and research with faculty supervision. A-F only. Repeatable two times. Pre: consent of instructor and departmental approval.

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

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