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SPAN 101-102 Elementary Spanish
Continuous course; 5 lecture/recitation hours. 4-4 credits. Elementary grammar, reading and oral drill.
Course Descriptions: SPAN 101   SPAN 102

Intermediate Level (Nivel Intermedio)

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Continuation of the essentials of grammar with emphasis on achieving proficiency in aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills.
In order to complete French through the intermediate level, a student must take SPAN 202.
Course Descriptions: SPAN 201

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish Readings
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or the equivalent.
Designed to increase the student’s proficiency through the study of selected cultural and
literary texts.
Course Description: SPAN 202

SPAN 205 Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or the equivalent. Designed to increase the student’s proficiency in the spoken language through audio-oral exercises, dialogues and free conversation. In order to complete SpFebruary 25, 2014 N 202 or 205, or equivalent. Non-foreign language majors who wish to take one or two upper-level classes only need to complete SPAN 202 or 205, or equivalent.

Core Courses (Cursos Requeridos)

SPAN 300, 301 Advanced Grammar and Writing

Semester courses; 3 lecture hours. 3, 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Spanish through the intermediate level or the equivalent. A systematic review of Spanish grammar with emphasis on the elements of style and vocabulary building, translation and composition.

SPAN 305 Spanish Conversation
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Spanish through the intermediate level or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish. Practice in the spoken language with emphasis on discussions relating to topics of current interest.

SPAN 307 Spanish Conversation and Film
Semester courses; 3 lecture hours. 3, 3 credits. Prerequisie: Spanish through the intermediate level or the equivalent. Designed to develop the studdent's conversational skills, oral comprehension ability and knowledge of contemporary culture through discussion of selected Spanish and Latin American films. Emphasis is also placed on vocabulary development and writing practice.


SPAN 311 Spanish Through the Media

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisites: Spanish courses through the intermediate level or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish. Further development of listening, reading, writing, speaking and cultural skills through a focus on mass media in Latin America and Spain. Spanish language and current events will be taught through direct contact with newspapers, journals, television and radio programming, and online media. Students will view programs outside of class, participate actively in class discussions, create presentations and conduct research.

SPAN 320 Civilization of Spain I
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Spanish through the intermediate level or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish. A treatment of salient manifestations of Spanish culture and civilization from its origins to the present.

SPAN 321 Latin American Civilization I
Semester courses; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Spanish through the intermediate level or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish. A treatment of salient manifestations of Latin American culture and Civilization from pre-Columbian times to the present.

SPAN 322 Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S.
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: Spanish courses through the intermediate level or equivalent. Conducted in Spanish. Analysis, research and discussion of the life and history of Hispanics in the U.S. Topics such as identity, assimilation, immigration laws, education, jobs, housing, health, religion and politics will be covered. Students will apply their course learning through 15 hours of community service for Hispanics.


SPAN 330 Survey of Spanish Literature

Semester courses; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Spanish through the intermediate level or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish.
A survey of Spanish literature up to the present.

SPAN 331/INTL 331 Survey of Latin American Literature
Semester courses; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Spanish through the intermediate level or the equivalent. Conducted in Spanish. An introduction to major authors and trends up to the present.

Electives (cursos optativos)

Nine credits of 300-level courses in Spanish (including those specifically required for certain courses) are prerequisites to all the following courses.

SPAN 400 Spanish Translation
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Conducted in Spanish. Integrates the basic theoretical and practical aspects of translation, focused from a perspective of applied
linguistics. The course includes a workshop component and students will practice both written and oral translation of diverse texts.

SPAN 401/LING 401 Comparative Structures
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Conducted in Spanish. A comparison of English and Spanish, with emphasis on pronunciation and problems encountered in the teaching of Spanish.

SPAN 402 Language Issues in the Spanish-speaking World
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Conducted in Spanish. Through a variety of topics this course explores the links between language and human behavior as exemplified by language phenomena in the Spanish-speaking world. Topics will be drawn mainly from sociolinguistics, language and culture, and education and applied linguistics.

SPAN 403 History of the Spanish Language
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Conducted in Spanish. A study of the evolution of Spanish from Latin through the Middle Ages to the Modern era. Historical phonology, etymology, morphology, orthography, semantics and syntax of standard Castilian.

SPAN 414 Commercial Spanish
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Conducted in Spanish. This course will develop the student’s ability to use the Spanish language as a means of oral and written communication in the business world.

SPAN 420 Civilization of Spain II
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level, including SPAN 320 or 321, or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). This course explores the cultural diversity and differences of Spain. Topics focus on a particular interdisciplinary
theme, such as the formation of cities, ethnicity and on a particular area of Spain.

SPAN 421/INTL 421 Civilization of Latin America II
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level, including SPAN 320 or 321, or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). This course explores the cultural diversity of Latin America and the social and political forces behind cultural change. Topics will focus on a specific interdisciplinary theme, such as urban life, the politics of identity and on a specific area of Latin America.

SPAN 422 Spanish and Latin American Cinema
Semester course; 1-3 lecture hours. 1-3 credits. Course can be repeated with different themes, up to a total of six credits. Prerequisites: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Conducted in Spanish. Spanish and/or Latin American cinema from the 1940s to the present, including the works of important directors, such as Bunuel, Saura, Almodovar, Emilio Fernandez, Glauber Rocha, Solanas or Gutierrez-Alea. The formal and aesthetic issues of cinematic texts and the historical, cultural and social contexts of their production. See the Schedule of Classes for the specific theme to be offered each semester.

SPAN 430 Literary Genres
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Conducted in Spanish. An in-depth look at the development and expression of varieties of literature in Spanish.

SPAN 431 Literary Periods
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Conducted in Spanish. An in-depth synchronic look at movements and their context in literature in Spanish.

SPAN 432 Hispanic Culture Through Literature
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or equivalent. Conducted in Spanish. An in-depth analysis of Hispanic texts dealing with cultural topics such as love relationships, death, family, religion, politics, gender and ethnicity, as well as their relationships to cultural values, behaviors, ideologies, beliefs and the histories of Spain and Spanish America.

SPAN 485 Spanish Study Abroad
Semester course; variable credit.
Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Open to Spanish majors, minors and students in other disciplines. This course offers all students the opportunity to improve their oral and written proficiency in Spanish, to enhance their awareness of cultural diversity and to become independent learners of Spanish language and the cultures of its speakers.

SPAN 491 Topics in Spanish
Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits.
May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). An indepth study of selected topics in Spanish. See the Schedule of Classes for specific topic to be offered each semester.

SPAN 492 Independent Study
Semester course; variable credit.
Maximum of three credits per semester; maximum total of six credits for all independent study courses in Spanish. Prerequisite: Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). Generally open only to students of junior or senior standing who have six credits of upper level Spanish courses and/or have demonstrated a competency in the language. Determination of course content and permission of instructor and department chair must be obtained prior to registration for the course. A course designed to give students an opportunity to become involved in independent study in a literary or linguistic area or subject in which they have an interest.

SPAN 494 Spanish Interpretation and Translation Internship
Semester course; 50-150 clock hours in local, national or international internship placement where Spanish language interpretation or translation is required. 1-3 credits. Repeatable for up to 6 credits. Prerequisites: prior completion of nine credits in Spanish at the 300 level, including 300 or 301, 305, and 320 or 321, 400 and 404. Instructor's approval required. Under the supervision of both a faculty member and a field supervisor, students will apply their linguistic skills in an approved work situation. Each internship will be specifically designed in accordance with the student's linguistic level and the placement site requirements.

 
Capstone Course (seminario de coronamiento)

SPAN 495 Spanish Portfolio Seminar
Semester course; 1 lecture hour. 1 credit.
Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credits at the 300 and 400 levels or the equivalent. Completion of nine credits of Spanish at the 300 level or the equivalent (including those specifically required for certain courses). This course focuses on self-assessment, compiling a portfolio, career preparation and on the lifelong application of skills and knowledge acquired in the program.

Graduate Level

SPAN 533 Spanish for the Professions: Commercial
Semester course; 1-4 lecture hours. 1-4 credits.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Functional fluency in Spanish
since the class will be taught in Spanish. An intensive study of specialized communication in Spanish. The content of this course will emphasize the knowledge in language skills for
particular professions, which may include business, education, health sciences and translation. See the Schedule of Classes for the specific topic offered each semester.

SPAN 543 Texts and Contexts in Spain and Latin America
Semester course; 1-4 lecture hours. 1-4 credits.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: Functional fluency in Spanish
since the class will be taught in Spanish. An exploration of themes concerning Spain, Latin America, and/or Latinos in the U.S. as reflected in a variety of textual genres, including film.