Spanish (SPAN)

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The Spanish program major and minor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures helps students develop Spanish language proficiency and an enhanced knowledge of the cultural and literary achievements of Hispanic societies around the globe. This dual emphasis on communication and cultural analysis prepares students to live in communities where Spanish is increasingly important professionally and personally.

In addition, the program offers courses in Portuguese. Students also have the option to complete honors in the major providing they complete the necessary classes and a senior thesis in Spanish.

The UNH study abroad program in Granada, Spain, open to majors and nonmajors, offers students the opportunity to live and study abroad for a spring semester. A six-week summer immersion program in Costa Rica also is available to students. Financial aid is available for eligible students. Visit cola.unh.edu/llc/program/spain-granadacola.unh.edu/llc/program/costa-rica-san-joaquin-de-flores, or contact the departmental program directors for further information.

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 401 - Elementary Spanish I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. For students without previous knowledge of Spanish. Aural-oral practice, fundamental speech patterns, reading and writing to achieve a firm basis for an active command of Spanish. Lab. No credit toward a major. (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 interupted for 5 years or more should consult the coordinator of elementary Spanish. 401-402 taken together satisfies the foreign language requirement. Special fee.

SPAN 402 - Elementary Spanish II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Aural-oral practice, fundamental speech patterns, reading and writing to achieve a firm basis for an active command of Spanish. No credit toward a major. 401-402 taken together satisfies the foreign language requirement. Special fee. SPAN 401 is a prerequisite for this course. Cannot be taken separately without permission of instructor.

Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

SPAN 403 - Review of Spanish

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes aural/oral practice, reviews basic structure, reading and writing to develop active command of language. Preparation for Spanish 503. Designed for those who have had only two years of high school Spanish. Special fee. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. A grade of C or higher is required in the course to advance to SPAN 503.

SPAN 500 - Selected Topics in World Literature

Credits: 4

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

Attributes: Literature, Phil, Ideas GP 8; Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 503 - Intermediate Spanish I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Lab. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

SPAN 503H - Honors/Intermediate Spanish I

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Lab. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

SPAN 504 - Intermediate Spanish II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Lab. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

SPAN 504H - Honors/Intermediate Spanish II

Credits: 4

Conducted in Spanish. Emphasizes the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Review of grammar. Discussion and short papers in Spanish based on cultural and literary readings. Films. No credit toward the major. Special fee. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

SPAN 525 - Spanish Civilization and Culture

Credits: 4

Historical, geographical, and artistic expressions of Spanish civilization that have formed the character of contemporary Spanish culture. Conducted in English. Majors must take either 525 or 526, but both may not be counted for major credit. Special fee.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

SPAN 526 - Latin American Civilization and Culture

Credits: 4

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

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

SPAN 595 - Practicum

Credits: 2

Practical use of Spanish language or cultural skills outside the classroom through special projects. Prereq: SPAN 504. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 credits.

SPAN 631 - Advanced Conversation and Composition I

Credits: 4

Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent writing assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. Prereq: SPAN 504 or equivalent. Special fee. Writing intensive. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5; Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 631H - Honors/Advanced Conversation and Composition I

Credits: 4

Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent writing assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. Prereq: SPAN 504 or equivalent. Special fee. Writing intensive. Satisfies the foreign language requirement. Writing Intensive.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5; Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 632 - Advanced Conversation and Composition II

Credits: 4

Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent writing assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. Prereq: SPAN 631 or equivalent. Special fee. Writing intensive. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5; Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 632H - Honors/Advanced Conversation and Composition II

Credits: 4

Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through in-class and online discussions and frequent writing assignments based on cultural and literary readings and films. Prereq: SPAN 631 or equivalent. Special fee. Writing intensive. Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5; Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 641 - Spanish Phonetics

Credits: 4

Practical application of fundamental phonetic theory to spoken Spanish. Special fee. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor.

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. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee.

SPAN 647 - Hispanic Cultural Studies

Credits: 4

Contemporary approaches to the study of the cultures of Hispanic populations that examine the intersections of politics, art, religion and the forces of globalization. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee.

SPAN 648 - Readings in Current Periodicals

Credits: 4

Advanced practice in reading, speaking, and writing, based on current events in contemporary periodicals of the Spanish-speaking world. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee.

SPAN 650 - Introduction to Critical Analysis

Credits: 4

Methods and practice of literary criticism. Critical analysis of representative essays, fiction, poetry, and drama from Spain and Latin America. Frequent short papers. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Literature, Phil, Ideas GP 8; 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. Papers, discussion, and examinations in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Literature, Phil, Ideas GP 8; Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 652 - Introduction to Spanish Literature and Thought

Credits: 4

Reading and analysis of major works in the historical, cultural, and social background of the Iberian peninsula. Emphasis on works from 19th and 20th century Spain. Papers, discussion, and examinations in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Literature, Phil, Ideas GP 8; Writing Intensive Course

SPAN 653 - Introduction to Latin American Literature and Thought

Credits: 4

Reading and analysis of major works within the historical, cultural, and social background of the New World.Emphasis on works from Colonial period and 19th century. Papers, discussion, and examinations in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Literature, Phil, Ideas GP 8; 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 from the 20th century. Papers, discussion, and examinations in Spanish. Prereq: SPAN 632 (or equivalent) or consent of instructor. Special fee. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Humanities(Disc); Literature, Phil, Ideas GP 8; 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.

SPAN 685 - Study Abroad/Granada

Credits: 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); Foreign Culture GP 5

SPAN 686 - Study Abroad/Granada

Credits: 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.)

Attributes: World Cultures(Discovery); Foreign Culture GP 5

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. Special fee. May be taken more than once if no duplication of content.

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 of instructor. Special fee.

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 Litterature 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 Literatureof 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. Special fee. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

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. Special fee. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content.

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. Special fee.