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Spanish (B.A. only)

SPAN 101, 102, 103 First Year Spanish (4 each)
Beginning study of Spanish. Students acquire experience in speaking, reading and writing Spanish, including practice in conversational Spanish in small groups and individual work with cassettes.

 

SPAN 199 Special Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

SPAN 201, 202, 203 Second Year Spanish (4 each)
For students who wish to improve their ability to speak, read, understand and write Spanish. Emphasis is on mastering the skills and grammar introduced in first year, increasing vocabulary and acquiring fluency through practice. Prerequisite: SPAN 103 or two years high school Spanish

 

SPAN 299 Special Studies in Language (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

SPAN 301, 302, 303 Intermediate Spanish Composition and Conversation (4 each)
Intensive practice in speaking and writing the language. Oral reports and writing of original compositions. Reading includes selections of newspaper articles, short stories and the like. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 203, or equivalent

 

SPAN 317, 318, 319 Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers (4 each)
For speakers of Spanish as a first language who can read and write. Improve native speakers’ Spanish skills in spelling, grammar, reading, composition, translation and knowledge of the Hispanic world.

 

SPAN 320 Business Spanish (3)
Description and analysis of business terminology in Spanish. Study of business organization, operation and management in Spanish speaking cultures and introduction to the language of accounting, marketing and economic matters in Spanish. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or permission of instructor

 

SPAN 328 Introduction to Chicano/a Literature (3)
Introduction to texts representative of the Chicano/a literary heritage. Sampling of genres, as well as historical and geographical settings and perspectives, characteristic of work written by Chicanos during the 20th century. Prerequisite: When this course is conducted in Spanish, recommended SPAN 203 or consent of instructor. When this course is conducted in English with a HUM prefix, there are no requirements, but it will not count for the Spanish major.

 

SPAN 338 Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Spain (3)
A cultural survey of Spain, including geography, history, politics, economics, religion and contemporary civilization. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or equivalent. Recommended: SPAN 301, 302, 303

 

SPAN 339 Hispanic Culture and Civilization: Latin America (3)
A cultural survey of Latin America, including geography, history, politics, economics, religion and contemporary civilization. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or equivalent. Recommended: SPAN 301, 302, 303

 

SPAN 340 Civilization and Culture of Mexico (3)
A cultural survey of Mexico from the pre-Hispanic times to present; including literature, geography, history, politics, economics, sociolinguistics, and religion. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: two years college Spanish or equivalent. Recommended: SPAN 301, 302, 303

 

SPAN 342 Introduction to Chicano/a Life and Culture (3)
A cultural survey of the Chicano/a presence in the Southwest, including art, geography, history, folklore, politics, and current trends in the contemporary period. Students will acquire an understanding of experiences and concerns pertinent to Chicanos from the 1960s to the contemporary period. Prerequisite: recommended SPAN 203 or consent of instructor

 

SPAN 350 Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics (3)
Study of the sound system of Spanish, with individual attention to each student’s difficulties. Prerequisite: two years college Spanish or equivalent

 

SPAN 361 Hispanic Poetry (3)
Introduction to careful textual analysis of poetry with attention given to the poetic voice, metric forms and other poetic techniques. Poetry selected may vary but will likely include texts from both Spain and Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or equivalent; highly recommended: SPAN 301, 302, 303 and ENG 223

 

SPAN 362 Hispanic Drama (3)
Introduction to careful textual analysis of drama with attention given to the dramatic recourses available to the playwright and their effect on the collective consciousness of the audience. Plays selected may vary and will likely include texts from both Spain and Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or equivalent; highly recommended: SPAN 301, 302, 303 and ENG 223

 

SPAN 363 Hispanic Novel (3)
Introduction to textual analysis of the novel with attention given to the narrator, point of view, and other recourses. Novels selected may vary but will likely include texts from both Spain and Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or equivalent; highly recommended: SPAN 301, 302, 303 and ENG 223

 

SPAN 370, 371 Introduction to Latin American Literature (3 each)
Overview of major currents, voices and concerns of Latin American literature from the Colonial period to the present with the reading of representative literary selections. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 203 or equivalent; highly recommended: SPAN 301, 302, 303 and ENG 223

 

SPAN 380 Applied Linguistics: Spanish (3)
Application of linguistic science in the foreign language classroom. Emphasis on comparing and contrasting sound systems and the grammars of English and Spanish. Recommended: SPAN 350

 

SPAN 399 Special Studies (1-3)

 

SPAN 401, 402, 403 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation (3 each)
Systematic review of functional grammar and extensive practice in composition and conversation. Special attention given to idioms. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303 or equivalent

 

SPAN 405 Reading and Conference (1-6)
Topics and hours to be arranged.

 

SPAN 407 Seminar (1-6)
Topics and hours to be arranged.

 

SPAN 411 Spanish Literature I: Medieval (3)
An in-depth study of major works of the Spanish Middle Ages within the historical and cultural context. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303; highly recommended: SPAN 361, 362, and 363

 

SPAN 412 Spanish Literature II: Golden Age (3)
An in-depth study of major works of the great writers of 16th and 17th century Spain. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303; highly recommended: SPAN 361, 362, and 363

 

SPAN 413 Spanish Literature III: 18th and 19th Century (3)
An in-depth study of major literary currents of 18th and 19th century Spain, including Romanticism and Realism. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303; highly recommended: SPAN 361, 362, and 363

 

SPAN 414 Spanish Literature IV: Generation of 1898 (3)
An in-depth study of major literary works of authors of the Generation of ’98, focusing on how these authors responded to the philosophical, political and social climate of 1898. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303; highly recommended: SPAN 361, 362, and 363

 

SPAN 415 Spanish Literature V: 20th Century (3)
An in-depth study of major literary works of 20th century Spain, including those of the Generation of 1927. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303; highly recommended: SPAN 361, 362, and 363

 

SPAN 416 Language Teaching Practicum (2 each term)
Provides students with a supervised classroom experience, either as assistants in a language classroom on campus or in an educational setting in the community. Students will read journal articles and discuss pedagogy regularly with the instructor and other practicum students. Maximum of six hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor

 

SPAN 441, 442, 443 20th Century Latin American Literature (3 each)
Contemporary Spanish-American literature: prose, poetry and drama. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303; highly recommended: SPAN 370 and 371

 

SPAN 445 Hispanic Women Writers (3)
An in-depth study of literary works of various genres written by Spanish and Latin American women. Specific focus on the artistic response of each writer toward cultural and social challenges facing Hispanic women. May be taken twice if subject content is not repeated. Conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 480 History of the Spanish Language (3)
A survey of the linguistic development of the Spanish language from Latin to Old Spanish to Modern Spanish. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303 and 350

 

SPAN 490 Studies in Spanish Literature (3)
An in-depth study of a significant Spanish literary figure or topic, as identified in each year’s class schedule. Students may repeat the course and accumulate a maximum of 6 credit hours if the subject content is not repeated. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303; highly recommended: SPAN 361, 362, and 363

 

SPAN 491 Studies in Latin American Literature (3)
An in-depth study of a significant Latin American literary figure or topic, as identified in each year’s class schedule. Students may repeat the course and accumulate a maximum of 6 credit hours if the subject content is not repeated. Conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 303; highly recommended: SPAN 361, 362, and 363

 

SPAN 499 Special Studies in Language, Culture and Literature (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged.

 

 

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