Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 401 - Elementary Spanish I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. For students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as cultural awareness of the Hispanic world. No credit for students who have had two or more years of Spanish in secondary school; however, any such students whose studies of Spanish have been interrupted for 5 years or more should consult the coordinator of elementary Spanish. SPAN 401-402 taken together satisfy the foreign language requirement.

SPAN 402 - Elementary Spanish II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as cultural awareness of the Hispanic world. SPAN 401 is a prerequisite for this course. Cannot be taken separately without permission of the instructor. SPAN 401-402 taken together satisfy the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

SPAN 403 - Review of Spanish

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Accelerated elementary Spanish course, designed for those who have had only 2 years of High school Spanish. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Preparation for Spanish 503.

Equivalent(s): SPAN 501

SPAN 500 - Selected Topics in World Literature

Credits: 4

Topics chosen that introduce students to major themes and genres. (Also offered as FREN 500, GERM 500, PORT 500, RUSS 500.) May be repeated for credit.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.

Equivalent(s): CLAS 500, FREN 500, GERM 500, ITAL 500, PORT 500, RUSS 500, RUSS 500W, WLCE 500

SPAN 503 - Intermediate Spanish I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Further development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Development of intercultural awareness through discussion and short papers in Spanish based on authentic texts from the Hispanic world. No credit toward the major; counts towards the minor in Spanish. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

Equivalent(s): SPAN 503H

SPAN 503H - Honors/Intermediate Spanish I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Further development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Development of intercultural awareness through discussion and short papers in Spanish based on authentic texts from the Hispanic world. No credit toward the major; counts towards the minor in Spanish. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

Equivalent(s): SPAN 503

SPAN 504 - Intermediate Spanish II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Further development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Development of intercultural awareness through discussion and short papers in Spanish based on authentic texts from the Hispanic world. No credit toward the major; counts towards the minor in Spanish. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

Equivalent(s): SPAN 504H

SPAN 504H - Honors/Intermediate Spanish II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Further development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Development of intercultural awareness through discussion and short papers in Spanish based on authentic texts from the Hispanic world. No credit toward the major; counts towards the minor in Spanish. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

Equivalent(s): SPAN 504

SPAN 525 - Introduction to Spanish Cultures

Credits: 4

Historical, geographical, and artistic expressions of Spanish cultures that have formed the character of contemporary Spanish culture. Majors may take either SPAN 525 or SPAN 526 or another English language course with advisor approval, but only one can be counted for major credit.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

Equivalent(s): SPAN 525H, WLCE 525S

SPAN 526 - Introduction to Latin American Cultures

Credits: 4

Significant historical, geographical, and artistic expressions of pre-Colombian and Latin American cultures. Conducted in English. Majors may take either SPAN 525 or SPAN 526, but both may not be counted for major credit.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

Equivalent(s): SPAN 526H, WLCE 526S

SPAN 535B - Professional Culture in Latin America - Case Study:Mexico and Brazil

Credits: 4

Conducted in English. No previous Spanish or Portuguese required. Conducting business with countries in Latin America with a particular emphasis on Mexico and Brazil. The course focuses on the central role played by professional culture and business practices in the global marketplace.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

Equivalent(s): LLC 535B

SPAN 595 - Practicum

Credits: 2-4

Practical use of Spanish language or cultural skills outside the classroom through special projects. Prereq: SPAN 504.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

SPAN 631 - Advanced Conversation and Composition I

Credits: 4

Emphasis on presentational, interpersonal, written or spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent out of class assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. May include service learning option. Prereq: SPAN 504 or equivalent. Satisfies the foreign language requirement. Required for Spanish major and minor.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Writing Intensive Course

Equivalent(s): SPAN 631H

SPAN 631H - Honors/Advanced Conversation and Composition I

Credits: 4

Emphasis on presentational, interpersonal, written or spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent out of class assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. May include service learning option. Prereq: SPAN 504 or equivalent. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Writing Intensive Course

Equivalent(s): SPAN 631

SPAN 632 - Advanced Conversation and Composition II

Credits: 4

Emphasis on presentational, interpersonal, written or spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent out of class assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. May include service learning option. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Writing Intensive Course

Equivalent(s): SPAN 632H

SPAN 632H - Honors/Advanced Conversation and Composition II

Credits: 4

Emphasis on presentational, interpersonal, written or spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent out of class assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. May include service learning option. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Writing Intensive Course

Equivalent(s): SPAN 632

SPAN 641 - Spanish Phonetics

Credits: 4

Practical application of fundamental phonetic theory to spoken Spanish. Development of listening skills at the advanced level, and introduction of dialects and linguistic variation in the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 631 and/or SPAN 632.

Equivalent(s): SPAN 601

SPAN 645 - Intro to Spanish Linguistics

Credits: 4

Establishes the basis for future application of linguistic principles. Explores different areas of linguistics including morphology, word formation and verbal inflection. Issues in syntax and semantics are analyzed both in isolation and in terms of their relationship to each other. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to apply these linguistic concepts to actual Spanish language data and to achieve a better understanding of the structures governing the language they are studying. Conducted in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 631 and/or SPAN 632 (or equivalent).

SPAN 647 - Hispanic Cultural Studies

Credits: 4

Contemporary approaches to the study of Hispanic cultural practices and perspectives that examine the intersections of politics, art, religion and the forces of globalization with the aim of further development of intercultural competence. Conducted in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 631 or SPAN 632 (or equivalent).

SPAN 648 - The Hispanic World Today

Credits: 4

This course focuses on researching and discussing contemporary issues in Spain and/or Latin America while improving reading and oral performance. Primary sources include newspapers, resources from the internet, and/or archival materials. Prereq: SPAN 631 or SPAN 631 (or equivalent).

Equivalent(s): SPAN 691, SPAN 692

SPAN 650 - Hispanic Literature and Popular Culture

Credits: 4

The study of literary texts and popular literary art forms. Prereq: SPAN 621 and/or SPAN 632 (or equivalent).

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 651 - Introduction to Spanish Literature and Thought

Credits: 4

Reading and analysis of major works within the historical, cultural, and social background of the Iberian peninsula. Emphasis on works from medieval to Golden Age Spain. Conducted in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 631 and/or SPAN 632 (or equivalent).

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 652 - Introduction to Spanish Literature and Thought

Credits: 4

Reading and analysis of major works within the historical, cultural, and social background of the Iberian peninsula. Emphasis on works from 19th century to contemporary works in Spain. Conducted in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 631 and/or SPAN 632 (or equivalent).

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 653 - Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought

Credits: 4

Reading and analysis with thematic focus on historical, cultural, and social backgrounds of Precolombian, colonial, and modern cultures in Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 631 and/or SPAN 632 (or equivalent).

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 654 - Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought

Credits: 4

Reading and analysis of major works within the historical, cultural, and social background of Latin America. Emphasis on works in the 20th-21st century. Conducted in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 631 and/or SPAN 632 (or equivalent).

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 683 - Summer Study in Costa Rica

Credits: 8

Studies in San Joaquin de Flores, Costa Rica. Six week summer immersion program for undergraduate students. Prereq: a minimum of 32 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.5. Interested students should contact the program director. Spanish majors only. Special fee. Cr/F.

Co-requisite: INCO 589

SPAN 685 - Study Abroad/Granada

Credits: 0-16

Studies at a Spanish or Latin American university. Prereq: primarily for juniors and seniors who have passed SPAN 503-504 or equivalent with a grade of B (3.00) or better. Noncredit orientation meetings required during semester prior to departure. Interested students should consult with the program directors. Special fee. Cr/F. (An IA [continuous grading] grade will be assigned until official transcript is received from the foreign institution.)

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

SPAN 686 - Study Abroad/Granada

Credits: 0 or 20

Studies in Granada, Spain. Prereq: primarily for juniors and seniors who have passed SPAN 503-SPAN 504 or equivalent with a grade of B (3.00) or better. Noncredit orientation meetings required during semester prior to departure. Interested students should consult with the program directors. Special fee. Cr/F. (An IA [continuous grading] grade will be assigned until official transcript is received from the foreign institution.)

Co-requisite: INCO 588

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery)

SPAN 790 - Topics in Second Language Acquisition/Pedagogy/Methodology

Credits: 4

A) Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, B) Internet Technologies and Second Language Learning. Prereq: permission of instructor. May be taken more than once if no duplication of content.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.

SPAN 791 - Methods of Foreign Language Teaching

Credits: 4

Objectives, methods and techniques in teaching foreign languages from elementary grades through college. Discussion, demonstration, preparation of instructional materials, micro-teaching of the language skills, including developments in computer-aided instruction.

Equivalent(s): LLC 791

SPAN 795 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-4

Guided individual study with training in bibliography and organization of materials. Topics selected by instructor and student in conference. Barring duplication of content, may be repeated for credit. Prereq: permission of instructor.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.

Equivalent(s): SPAN 797

SPAN 797 - Topics in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies

Credits: 4

A) Medieval Spanish Literature, B) Spanish Literature of the Renaissance and the Golden Age, C) Spanish Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries, D) Spanish Literature of the 20th Century (Poetry/Theater/Prose,), E) Contemporary Spanish Literature, F) Spanish Cultural Studies, G) Latin American Literature of the 16th and 17th Centuries, H) Latin American Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries, I) 20th Century Latin American Literature (Poetry/Theater/Prose), J) Contemporary Latin American Literature, K) Cyberliterature and Cyberculture, L) Transatlantic Studies, M) Spanish and Latin American Philosophy and Essay, N) Indigenous Cultural Expression of the Americas, O) Hispanic Film Studies, P) U.S. Hispanic Cultural Studies, Q) Latin American Cultural Studies, R) Senior Seminar, S) Other. Prereq: permission of instructor. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content. Any course in this category can be counted as your major discover capstone. Consult with your advisor.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 2 times.

Equivalent(s): SPAN 799

SPAN 798 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies

Credits: 4

A) History of the Spanish Language, B) Study of Spanish Mood and Aspect, C) Sociolinguistics of Spanish, D) Discourse Analysis, E) Politeness and Pragmatics, F) Bilingualism and Spanish in the U.S., G) Spanish Pronouns, Agreement and Modifiers, H) Regional and Social Variation in Spanish Phonetics, I) Other. Prereq: permission of instructor. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content. Any course in this category can be counted as your major discovery capstone. Consult with your advisor.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.

Equivalent(s): SPAN 796

SPAN 799 - Senior Honors

Credits: 4

For senior Spanish majors with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.40 and the same or better average in the major who want to undertake a special honors project in an area of Spanish language or literature of their choice. Prereq: permission of advisor and departmental approval necessary.