Academic Catalog

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 000  - Service Learning  (0 Credits)  

Community service using Spanish with a local agency or agencies for a minimum of 42 hours.

SPAN 101  - Beginning Spanish I  (3 Credits)  

Grammar, composition, conversation, reading, laboratory use. Introduction to the elementary aspects of Spanish. Review of elementary Spanish for beginning students of the language. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course.

SPAN 102  - Beginning Spanish II  (3 Credits)  

Grammar, conversation, reading, laboratory use. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course for credit.

SPAN 105  - Intensive Beginning Spanish   (6 Credits)  

Grammar, conversation, reading, laboratory use. May take either SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or SPAN 105. May not be awarded credit for both. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course for credit.

SPAN 201A  - Intermediate Spanish I  (3 Credits)  

Grammar review, reading, oral work, laboratory use. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course for credit.

SPAN 202A  - Intermediate Spanish II  (3 Credits)  

Grammar review, oral and written work, and readings in culture and literature. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this course for credit.

SPAN 205  - Intensive Intermediate Spanish  (6 Credits)  

Grammar review, reading, oral work, laboratory use. Students with credit for a higher level course in Spanish may not take this couse for credit.

SPAN 301  - Study Abroad Reflection  (1 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Four-week minimum study abroad program. A reflection course for students of Spanish to complete after returning from an approved study abroad program in Spain or Latin America.

SPAN 305  - Conversation and Grammar  (3 Credits)  

Conversation and Grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. Course designed to increase students’ spoken Spanish in formal and informal conversation and presentations. Review of major points of grammar. Native speakers are encouraged to take SPAN 314 or SPAN 415 instead of this course.

SPAN 306  - Composition and Grammar  (3 Credits)  

Composition and Grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 202A Or SPAN 205 or equivalent. Course designed to polish student’s writing skills in Spanish in a variety of formats, including analytical essays. Review of major points of grammar.

SPAN 310  - Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or 205 or equivalent. Class addresses special problems in grammar and spelling. Only open to of native and heritage speakers of the language.

SPAN 312  - Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. An introduction to the analysis of literary texts. This course prepares students for reading, analyzing, discussing and writing about texts before taking literature courses in Spanish.

SPAN 314  - The Sounds of Spanish; Theory and Practice  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. An introduction to the study of speech/production of sounds in Spanish. Emphasis on description and criteria to classify sounds, phonetic transcription, syllabification, accent/intonation, and phonetic features of different varieties of Spanish.

SPAN 315  - Spanish Civilization  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. Geography, history, and the social, political and cultural background of Spain and the Spanish people.

SPAN 320  - Topics in Hispanic Culture  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. Studies in grammar and oral skills.

SPAN 321  - Culture of Service and Social Action in the Hispanic World  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: SPAN 202A, SPAN 205, or Permission of Instructor. Examines concepts of service and social action as a reaction to various social problems in Spain, Latin America and the United States such as poverty, socio-political inequality, gender, and race, as expressed in literary and historical texts, film, art and music. Required community service in addition to regular class meetings.

SPAN 323  - Introduction to Spanish Literature  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. Survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to present day.

SPAN 324A  - Intro to Spanish Literature  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. Survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to present day.

SPAN 327A  - Introduction to Latin American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. Survey of major examples of Spanish American literature from the colonial period to present day.

SPAN 328A  - Introduction to Latin American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 202A or SPAN 205 or equivalent. Survey of major examples of Spanish American literature from the colonial period to present day.

SPAN 345  - Ideas on Nature in Latin American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. A study of ideas about nature and environment in Latin American narrative and poetry.

SPAN 365  - Detective Fiction from Spain and Latin America  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Detective fiction and the 'novela negra' of contemporary authors from Spain and Latin America.

SPAN 370  - Caribbean Culture and Literature in the 20th and 21st Centuries  (3 Credits)  

Pre-requisites: SPAN 312, SPAN 317, or SPAN 318; or permission of the instructor. A study of the culture and literature of the Caribbean region, with a special focus on the Spanish speaking Caribbean.

SPAN 375B  - Spanish Realism and Generation of 1898  (3 Credits)  

Representative authors from nineteenth-century Spanish literature (Pardo Bazan, Alas, Galdos) and from the Generation of '98 (Unamundo, Azorin, Baroja, Machado, Valle,Inclan).

SPAN 378  - Latin American Poetry  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. A study of representative poetic works from the Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassic, Romantic, Modernista and/or contemporary periods in Latin America.

SPAN 383  - Contemporary Spanish Prose  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Novels and short stories selected from the beginnings of 20th century to the present.

SPAN 386A  - The Twentieth-Century Spanish American Short Story  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Collections of short fiction from the avant-garde to present day.

SPAN 388  - Twentieth-Century Latin American Drama  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Major dramatists from Latin America.

SPAN 393  - Business Spanish  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 305 and SPAN 306. Study of specialized vocabulary, cultural variances, and their applications to business professions.

SPAN 413  - Advanced Writing  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 305 and SPAN 306. Study of composition, grammar, and lexicon at an advanced level with a special focus on creative writing.

SPAN 414  - Spanish for Translation  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 306. English-Spanish and Spanish-English translation of articles and essays with special attention given to fields of interest to students. Includes studies in history and theory of translation.

SPAN 415  - Advanced Conversation  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 305. Oral communication at an advanced level. Students practice conversation skills through individual presentations, group discussions, and other formats.

SPAN 416A  - Envr Justice in Latina/o Lit  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 315 or SPAN 320. Course is intended as a class for students who have completed one lower level class in culture and civilization. The class targets students who wish to take additional courses in Latino culture and literature and who have a particular interest in learning about the Hispanic culture of the United States.

SPAN 420  - Cinema in the Hispanic World  (3 Credits)  

Prereqisites: SPAN 312 or SPAN 315 or permission of the instructor. Selected topics in film.

SPAN 425  - The Boom of Latin American Literature  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312. In depth study of novels from the period known as the Boom of Latin American Literature (1960-1970).

SPAN 451  - Cervantes  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Readings and intensive study of Don Quijote.

SPAN 475  - Hispanic Women Writers  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor. Study of women writers from Spain and Latin America.

SPAN 481  - Spanish Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of instructor. Selected topics in literature, culture and film from Spain.

SPAN 483  - Topics in Spanish Linguistics  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of instructor. Selected topics in linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, and history of the language.

SPAN 485  - Spanish American Seminar  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: SPAN 312 or permission of instructor. Selected topics in literature, culture and film from Latin America.

SPAN 491  - Individual Study  (3 Credits)  

Intensive study of topics selected by student in consultation with instructor. By permission of the department.

SPAN 492  - Individual Study   (3 Credits)  

Intensive study of topics selected by student in consultation with instructor. By permission of the department.

SPAN 499  - Internship   (1-12 Credits)  

Supervised off-campus experience, developed in consultation with the department.