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ClassID Name Description Credits
SPAN 1000 Introduction to Contemporary Spanish Culture, Civilization, and Language A course designed for the non-major who wants to understand modern Spain and use a few practical expressions. The major emphasis is on cultural distinction and patterns of daily living in Spain. Taught entirely in English. 3
SPAN 1020 Introduction to Contemporary Latin American Culture, Civilization, and Language A course designed for the non-major who wants to understand modern Latin America and to learn a few practical Spanish expressions. The major emphasis is on the cultural distinction and patterns of daily living in the Latin American republics. Taught entirely in English. 3
SPAN 1040 Basic Conversational Spanish A strictly conversational course for beginners. Emphasis on sentences and vocabulary related to everyday situations. 2
SPAN 1050 Basic Conversational Spanish A strictly conversational course for beginners. Emphasis on sentences and vocabulary related to everyday situations. 2
SPAN 1150 Elementary Spanish I An introduction to the basics of the Spanish language. Fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and vocabulary prepare the student to carry on simple conversations in everyday, concrete situations. The four communication skills 3
SPAN 1151 Elementary Spanish II Prerequisite: SPAN 1150 or the equivalent. The second of a two-semester proficiency-based sequence 3
SPAN 1152 Elementary Spanish III Prerequisite: SPAN 1151 or the equivalent. The third of a three-semester proficiency-based sequence 3
SPAN 2010 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature before 1898 in English Translation A historical and critical study of selected masterpieces of Spanish literature in English translation. Designed to acquaint the student lacking Spanish reading skills with the literary resources of the language. No knowledge of Spanish needed. 3
SPAN 2020 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature after 1989 in English Translation Representative works from contemporary Spanish literature studied in English translation. No knowledge of Spanish needed. 3
SPAN 2100 Intermediate Spanish I Prerequisite: SPAN 1151 or equivalent. Development of skills in spoken and written Spanish with attention to fundamental structures. Listening to authentic language samples. Reading of short journalistic and/or literary texts. 3
SPAN 2110 Spanish for Health Professions Practical introduction to the vocabulary and situations encountered by doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Emphasis on the skills of speaking and listening. 3
SPAN 2120 Technical and Commercial Spanish Practical business vocabulary and terminology. Emphasis on everyday spoken and written Spanish. Reading and discussions of cultural differences affecting international relations. 3
SPAN 2140 Spanish for Law Enforcement Practical introduction to vocabulary and situations encountered in the criminal justice system. Emphasis on the skills of speaking and listening. 3
SPAN 2150 Hispanic Literature in Translation Representative works of Spain and/or Latin-America. May include poetry, prose and drama. Taught in English. 3
SPAN 2200 Intermediate Spanish II Prerequisite: SPAN 2100 or equivalent. Development of skills in spoken and written Spanish with attention to fundamental structures. Listening to authentic language samples. Readings of short journalistic and/or literary texts. 3
SPAN 2300 Introduction to Hispanic Literature Prerequisite: SPAN 2200 or equivalent. Guided reading of literary texts illustrating a variety of genres, periods and movements. Composition and discussion in Spanish. 3
SPAN 3080 Syntax and Composition Prerequisite: SPAN 2200 or equivalent. Progressive development of writing skills. Stress on fundamental grammatical, syntactical and lexical concepts. Integration of writing and other skills. 3
SPAN 3100 Oral and Written Expression I Prerequisite: SPAN 2200 or permission of Department. Practical speaking and listening. Emphasis on broadened vocabulary, use of idioms, and communication strategies in both spoken and written expressions. 3
SPAN 3110 Spanish Culture and Civilization Prerequisite: SPAN 2200 or permission of Department. A survey of Spanish culture. The development of Spanish history, thought, art and literature is stressed. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 3120 Latin American Culture and Civilization Prerequisite: SPAN 2200 or permission of Department. A survey of Latin American culture. The development of Latin American history, thought, art and literature is presented. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 3210 Survey of Spanish Literature from Beginning to 1700 Prerequisite: SPAN 2200 or permission of Department. Examination of the main periods, trends, genres and most representative works of Spanish peninsular literature from its beginning to the end of the Golden Age. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 3220 Survey of Spanish Literature Since 1700 Prerequisite: SPAN 2200 or permission of Department. Examination of the main periods, trends, genres and most representative works of Spanish peninsular literature from the early nineteenth century to the Spanish post- Civil War period. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 3300 Introduction to African-Hispanic Literature Prerequisite: SPAN 2200 or permission of Department. Study of the African element as an important theme in modern Spanish American literature in selected plays, poems and stories by Hispanics of African ancestry. Given in Spanish. 3
SPAN 4110 Advanced Grammar and Composition Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of Department. Integration of the formal aspects of language within the context of written expression. Diverse written assignments. 3
SPAN 4200 Oral and Written Expression II Prerequisite: SPAN 3100 or permission of Department. Intensive practice in the spoken and written language. Emphasis on systematic study and use of new vocabulary through oral reports and class discussions based on contemporary life and topics of interest. 3
SPAN 4210 Survey of Latin-American Literature I Prerequisite: SPAN 2300 or permission of Department. A survey of writers and movements from the conquest to modernism. Includes works by Hispanics of African ancestry, indigenous, mestizo and women writers. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 4220 Survey of Latin-American Literature II Prerequisite: SPAN 2300 or permission of Department. Continuation of the survey from modernism to the contemporary period. Includes works by Hispanics of African ancestry, indigenous, mestizo and women writers. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 4230 Special Topics Prerequisite: SPAN 2300, 3110 or permission of Department. Focused study on a topic or theme related to Hispanic literature and/or culture; such as Literature of the Mexican Revolution, Chicano Literature, Feminist Literature, etc. May be taken two times for credit each time. 3
SPAN 4300 Literature of the Golden Age I A study of Cervantes and his period with analytical readings of Don Quixote and of selected novellas ejemplares. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 4320 Literature of the Golden Age II The development of the Spanish drama with critical readings of selected plays by Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderon, Rojas Zorilla, and Alarcon. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 4400 Contemporary Literature A study of the most important trends from the Generation of 1898 to the present day. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 4510 The Latin American Novel A study of the development of the novelistic genre in Latin America, with special emphasis of the novel of social protest. Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 4520 Latin American Poetry The poetic movements of Latin America, with emphasis on Modernism and African-Cuban poetry Conducted in Spanish. 3
SPAN 4600 Techniques of Translation I Techniques of translation studied through comparative language patterns. Two-way translation using various types of written prose is emphasized and oral translation of the spoken language is introduced. 3
SPAN 4610 Techniques of Translation II Techniques of translation studied through comparative language patterns. Two-way translation using various types of written prose is emphasized and oral translation of the spoken language is introduced. 3
SPAN 4700 Study Abroad Programs Courses completed with a program or university in a Spanish-speaking country. 0 to 9
SPAN 4800 Senior Seminar in Hispanic Studies Advanced seminar treating a special topic in Hispanic literature and/or culture chosen by the instructor. May be designed around topics such as Women Writers, Literature of Revolution, Testimonial Literature, Postmodern fiction, Magic Realism, the Fantastic, film. Required of majors. 3
SPAN 4900 Independent Study Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. Individual work under the direction of a faculty member who reviews and approves the topic of study and determines the means of evaluation. May be taken two times for credit each time. 3
SPAN 5000 Spanish: A Reading Knowledge Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Designed to assist graduate students in preparing for the foreign language examination. Successful completion of the course fulfills the graduate foreign language requirement. 0
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