SPAN - Spanish

Upper-division courses are given on a rotating basis. SPAN 300 is a prerequisite for all upper-division literature and civilization courses, unless otherwise indicated.

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.) Courses numbered 800 to 999 = graduate.

SPAN 505.  Spanish Phonetics   (3).

Cross-listed as LING 505C. Includes articulatory phonetics, phonemics, sound/symbol correspondences, dialectal and stylistic variations. Required for future Spanish teachers. Prerequisite: any 200-level course or departmental consent.

SPAN 515A.  Major Topics in Spanish   (1-4).

Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

SPAN 515G.  Spanish in the U.S.   (3).

Exploration of the structural and social aspects of Spanish in the United States. Examines the history and social context of the use of Spanish in the U.S. and addresses the various Spanish-speaking communities that currently exist here. Studies the Spanish language as it is spoken in the U.S., including phenomena that result from the contact between Spanish and English and dialectical variation. Investigates the social factors that affect language structure and use, and the role of language in the social interactions of U.S. Spanish-speakers. Covers Spanish in education, in the media and in other aspects of public life in the U.S. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 526 or instructor's consent.

SPAN 520.  Literature in Film   (3).

Spanish or Latin American literature and its representation in film. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 525.  Advanced Spanish Conversation   (3).

Provides students the opportunity to further develop aural and oral proficiency through listening, vocabulary building, culturally appropriate communication strategies, skits, presentations and pronunciation practice in an immersion environment. Prerequisite: SPAN 325 or departmental consent.

SPAN 526.  Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition   (3).

Prerequisite: SPAN 220 or 221 or departmental consent.

SPAN 531.  Survey of Spanish Literature   (3).

Main currents of Spanish literature from 1700 to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 532.  Survey of Spanish Literature   (3).

Spanish literature from the beginning to 1700. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 534.  Contemporary Spanish Theatre   (2-3).

Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 536.  Contemporary Spanish Novel   (3).

Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 540.  Contemporary Spanish Literature in English Translation   (3).

Content may vary from semester to semester, including Spanish and/or Latin-American literature. No knowledge of a foreign language is necessary. May be used to satisfy the general education literature requirement and may count toward a Spanish major or minor if readings and papers are done in Spanish and prerequisite of SPAN 300 is met. Repeatable for credit.

SPAN 546.  Spanish Language Learning   (3).

Introduction to language learning from an applied linguistics perspective: the processes of first and second language acquisition, elements of Spanish grammar that are often difficult for English speakers, and social aspects of language learning. Appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. Taught in Spanish. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisite: SPAN 526.

SPAN 547.  Spanish in the U.S.   (3).

Exploration of the structural and social aspects of Spanish in the United States. Examines the history and social context of the use of Spanish in the U.S. as well as dialectical and contact phenomena in U.S. Spanish. Also covers Spanish in education, in the media and in other aspects of public life in the U.S. Appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students. Taught in Spanish. Course includes diversity content. Prerequisite: SPAN 526 or departmental consent.

SPAN 552.  Business Spanish   (3).

Provides the opportunity to learn and practice commercial correspondence, business vocabulary, translation and interpretation of business texts. Prerequisite: SPAN 526.

SPAN 557.  Principles of Translation and Interpreting   (3).

For students wishing to learn skills and techniques of translation and interpreting in addition to developing vocabulary in different domains of professional Spanish. Course combines readings, discussions and applied practice/hands-on activities. Prerequisite with concurrency: SPAN 526 or departmental consent.

SPAN 558.  Advanced Translation and Interpreting   (3).

Further study of translation and interpreting of different types of texts for the professional world. Prerequisites: SPAN 526, 557; or departmental consent.

SPAN 620.  Survey of Latin-American Literature   (3).

Survey of Latin-American literature from pre-Columbian times through the building of new nations, and to the rise of Modernismo at the turn of the 20th century. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 621.  Survey of Contemporary Latin-American Literature   (2-3).

Provides students with a chronological and thematic approach to the main currents of Latin-American literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. Provides a critical presentation of major realist, naturalist, avant-garde, boom and postboom authors. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 622.  Special Studies in Spanish   (1-4).

Topic for study chosen with aid of instructor. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: instructor's consent.

SPAN 623.  Seminar In Spanish   (2-3).

Seminar in Spanish literature, language or civilization. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 623B.  Seminar in Spanish and Latin-American Literature   (1-5).

Studies a selection of Latin-American cultural productions (literature and film) to answer two questions: How do criticism, fatality and heroism interrelate with Latin American culture? What can this threefold relationship tell us about the cultural development of Latin America? Latin-American cultural productions are centered in representing a dichotomy; on the one hand, romantic and erotic instincts related to sexual appetites and, on the other, thematic digressional, and chaotic energies — pathological desire — that constantly challenge the utopic integration of Latin-American nations.

SPAN 623C.  Seminar in Spanish-American Culture   (1-5).

Special studies in Spanish and Latin-American culture and civilization. For graduate/undergraduate credit. Given on a rotating basis. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

SPAN 623X.  Cooking Communities: Food, Literature, and Culture in the Hispanic World   (3).

Students analyze food as if it were one of their national symbols and therefore as meaningful as ours are for our culture. Students look for examples of the importance of food through the years and pay particular attention to the diasporic communities and the impact of immigrant food. Students analyze culture and diversity through food and pay particular attention to Latino traditions. Students work with literature, recipes, movies, documentaries, class activities, and delicious food of course.

SPAN 624.  Seminar in Latin-American Literature or Culture   (3).

May focus on a literary genre, historic or artistic period, main historic figure or author, region or topic, including transnational or transatlantic phenomena. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 625.  Contemporary Latin-American Novel   (3).

Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 626.  Spanish Civilization   (3).

Intensive study of Spanish culture, including historical and geographical factors in its development and its contributions to world civilization. Pre- or corequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 627.  Latin-American Civilization   (3).

Intensive study of Latin-American culture, including the historical and geographical factors of its development and its contributions to world civilization. Pre- or corequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 631.  Latin-American Short Story   (3).

Study of the main writers in contemporary Latin-American literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 635.  Introduction to Romance Linguistics   (1-3).

Cross-listed as FREN 635 and LING 635. Provides a contrastive examination of the phonology, morphology and syntax of the major contemporary Romance languages (French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian). Introduces students to the sound and writing system and basic grammar of Latin, and contrasts the phonological and grammatical systems of the contemporary Romance languages (French and Spanish in particular) with those of Latin. It compares specific features of the modern Romance languages synchronically (i.e., apart from Latin) as well. Students are advised to have a solid grounding in at least one Romance language (preferably French or Spanish) and a familiarity with at least one other (French, Spanish, Latin, Italian or Portuguese). Prerequisite: departmental or instructor's consent.

SPAN 640.  Mexico: Its People and Culture   (3).

Study of the cultural development of Mexico, exploring the legacy of ancient cultures and the Spanish encounter in areas such as literature, the arts, music and film industry. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 650.  South America: Its People and Cultures   (3).

Study of the cultural development of South America, exploring the legacy of Indian cultures and the Spanish encounter in areas such as literature, the arts, music and the film industry. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or departmental consent.

SPAN 726.  Spanish Grammar and Stylistics   (3).

Intensive study of advanced grammar and stylistic usage. Prerequisite: SPAN 526.

SPAN 750.  Workshop in Spanish   (2-4).

Repeatable for credit.

SPAN 801.  Spanish Linguistics   (3).

Historical and structural study of the Spanish language.

SPAN 805.  Directed Readings Spanish   (1-4).

Readings vary according to the student's preparation. Includes preparation of reports, literary critiques and special projects in linguistics.

SPAN 827.  Latin American Civilization and Culture   (3).

Introduction to historical and cultural development in Latin America, exploring the legacy of the Spanish encounter/conquest. Emphasizes Spanish colonization. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

SPAN 831.  Seminar in Spanish Literature   (3).

(a) Middle Ages, (b) Renaissance, (c) Golden Age theater, (d) Cervantes, (e) modern novel, (f) Generation of '98, (i) Romanticism, (j) 20th century poetry, (k) criticism, (l) literature, (m) 20th century theatre, (n) contemporary Spanish novel, (o) picaresque novel, and (p) Spanish short story.

SPAN 831A.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Before the Middle Ages   (3).

The Middle Ages.

SPAN 831B.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Renaissance   (3).

The Renaissance.

SPAN 831C.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Golden Age Theater   (3).

Golden Age theater.

SPAN 831F.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Generation of '98   (3).

Generation of '98.

SPAN 831I.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Romanticism   (3).

Romanticism.

SPAN 831K.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Criticism   (2-3).

Criticism.

SPAN 831L.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Literature   (3).

Literature.

SPAN 831N.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Contemporary Spanish Novel   (3).

Contemporary Spanish novel.

SPAN 831P.  Seminar in Spanish Literature: Spanish Short Story   (3).

Spanish short story.

SPAN 832A.  Seminar in Latin-American Literature: Colonial Period   (3).

Colonial period.

SPAN 832B.  Seminar in Latin-American Literature: Contemporary Novel   (2-3).

Contemporary novel.

SPAN 832C.  Seminar in Latin-American Literature: Short Story   (1-3).

Short story.

SPAN 832D.  Seminar in Latin-American Literature: Poetry   (3).

Poetry.

SPAN 832E.  Seminar in Latin-American Literature: Modernism   (3).

Modernism.

SPAN 832F.  Seminar in Latin-American Literature: Essay   (3).

Essay.

SPAN 832K.  Seminar in Latin-American Literature: Latin-American Literature   (2-3).

Latin-American literature.

SPAN 833.  Survey of Spanish Literature I (to 1700)   (3).

Survey of medieval and early modern Spanish literature. Topics include major authors, works and literary movements of the periods. Consists of analysis of short stories, poems, plays and other genres.

SPAN 834.  Survey of Spanish Literature II   (3).

Overview of modern Spanish literary history. Topics covered include major authors, works and literary movements of modern Spanish literature (1700 to the present). The course consists of critical analysis of short stories, poems, plays, essays and excerpts from novels. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

SPAN 835.  Survey of Latin-American Literature (15th-19th Centuries)   (3).

Survey of Latin-American literature from its indigenous origins, through the colonial period, to the end of the independence campaigns. Consists of the close analysis of chronicles, short stories, poetry and other texts. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between ideology, nation building and literature. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

SPAN 836.  Survey of Latin-American Literature (20th and 21st Centuries)   (3).

In-depth overview of the cultural and commercial processes which gave way to the internationalization of Latin-American literature in the 20th century. Emphasis on how Latin-American literature became an object of interest in the U.S. and Europe in the 1960s and 1970s. It also examines the space some Spanish-American authors occupy currently in the world literary market. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

SPAN 851.  Advanced Topics in Spanish Culture and Civilization   (3).

Covers major events and sociopolitical movements in Spain from prehistoric times to present-day Spain. Through history, students examine the different cultures within Spain (Castilian, Catalan, Basque and Galician), focusing on language, nationality and political implications. Students explore major artists in all media including visual arts, music and literature, while also considering folkloric customs and traditions of the various regions (i.e. Culture and culture).