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Spanish: Curriculum

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Lower-division Courses

  • SPAN 1001: Elementary Spanish I
    Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and to the culture of Spanish-speaking regions

  • SPAN 1002: Elementary Spanish II
    Continued listening, speaking, reading and writing, in Spanish with further study of the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1001 or equivalent.

  • SPAN 1060: Accelerated Elementary Spanish
    An accelerated introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and to the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. Completes elementary levels of Spanish in one semester.

  • SPAN 2001: Intermediate Spanish I
    Building upon communication skills (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish) and cultural understanding, developed at the elementary level. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 1002 or SPAN 1060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 2002: Intermediate Spanish II
    Continued building upon proficiency skills (speaking, writing, listening, reading) and cultural understanding. Focus on development of the ability to create with the language, to resolve simple situations, and to ask and answer questions. After completing this course, successful students should be prepared to function minimally in a Spanish-speaking environment and to take SPAN upper-division courses. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2001 or permission of instructor

  • SPAN 2060: Accelerated Intermediate Spanish
    Accelerated intermediate Spanish with continued work on listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish and the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. Completes the intermediate levels of Spanish in one semester. Prerequisite(s): Completion of SPAN 1002 or equivalent.

Note: You may place out of 1001, 1002, 1060, 2001, 2002, or 2060 and still get credit for them. If you have taken a language previously, you should attempt to take the course that best fits your current abilities—you do not need to and should not start in 1001, if you don’t need to. If you take a higher course and receive a C or better, you may petition to get credit for the lower courses through Proficiency by Examination. Please talk to the Department of Foreign Languages staff for more information. Also read more about placement here.

Upper-division Courses

  • SPAN 3030: Selected Topics in Spanish
    Selected topics in Spanish. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3130: Applied Speaking Skills I
    This course provides practice in listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills with emphasis on oral communication at the intermediate level of proficiency, based on the ACTFL guidelines. Focus is placed on the development of narration, description, summary, comparison, and explanation in all major time frames within specific communicative contexts in paragraph-length discourse. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3131: Critical Reading and Writing I
    This course provides practice in writing, reading, and oral skills with emphasis on reading comprehension and written communication at the intermediate level of proficiency, based on the ACTFL guidelines. Focus is placed on the development of narration, description, summary, comparison, and explanation in all major time frames within specific communicative contexts in paragraph-length discourse. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3132: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
    A detailed analysis both in theory and in practice of Spanish speech patterns, vowels, consonants, and intonation. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3195: Study Abroad (Language)
    A course in oral and written communications in Spanish using materials and resources available in the foreign country. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3295: Study Abroad (Literature)
    The study of selected works of literature in Spanish which are appropriate for building on language skills or which are related thematically to the country or culture visited. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3335: Conversation, Composition, Culture (South America)
    Focuses on improving linguistic and cultural proficiency within the context of Spanish American cultural content. Course content varies; may include film, music, art, literature, history, etc. Emphasis will be placed on helping students achieve consistency with paragraph formation, narration, detailed description, and resolving a situation with a complication. The linguistic goal of the course is to help students approach the point at which they can communicate at ease with a native speaker of Spanish who is unaccustomed to speaking with non-Spanish speakers. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3336: Conversation, Composition, Culture (Mexico & Central America)
    Focuses on improving linguistic and cultural proficiency within the context of Mexican cultural content. Course content varies; may include film, music, art, literature, history, etc. Emphasis will be placed on helping students achieve consistency with paragraph formation, narration, detailed description, and resolving a situation with a complication. The linguistic goal of the course is to help students approach the point at which they can communicate at ease with a native speaker of Spanish who is unaccustomed to speaking with non-Spanish speakers. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3337: Conversation, Composition, Culture (The Caribbean)
    Focuses on improving linguistic and cultural proficiency within the context of Caribbean cultural content. Course content varies; may include film, music, art, literature, history, etc. Emphasis will be placed on helping students achieve consistency with paragraph formation, narration, detailed description, and resolving a situation with a complication. The linguistic goal of the course is to help students approach the point at which they can communicate at ease with a native speaker of Spanish who is unaccustomed to speaking with non-Spanish speakers. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3338: Conversation, Composition, Culture (Spain)
    Focuses on improving linguistic and cultural proficiency within the context of Peninsular cultural content (Spain). Course content varies; may include film, music, art, literature, history, etc. Emphasis will be placed on helping students achieve consistency with paragraph formation, narration, detailed description, and resolving a situation with a complication. The linguistic goal of the course is to help students approach the point at which they can communicate at ease with a native speaker of Spanish who is unaccustomed to speaking with non-Spanish speakers. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3339: Conversation, Composition, Culture (Latino USA)
    Focuses on improving linguistic and cultural proficiency within the context of US Latino cultural content. Course content varies; may include film, music, art, literature, history, etc. Emphasis will be placed on helping students achieve consistency with paragraph formation, narration, detailed description, and resolving a situation with a complication. The linguistic goal of the course is to help students approach the point at which they can communicate at ease with a native speaker of Spanish who is unaccustomed to speaking with non-Spanish speakers. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3395: Study Abroad (Culture)
    Students become familiar with the culture of the country in which they are staying by examining selected historical, geographical, and artistic features and discussing aspects of the lifestyle of the country. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3530: Introduction to Spanish for the Professions
    This course incorporates authentic cultural materials and situational practice as students explore a wide range of advanced-level Spanish content and discourse related to professions. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 2002 or SPAN 2060 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 3630: Introduction to Hispanic Literature
    Introduction to literary and cultural texts in Spanish, to their production, interpretation, and signification. Selected works may include examples of poetry, narrative, drama, essay, and film. Students will study and practice the rudiments of literary analysis while they continue to work on the ability to narrate, describe, and explain in all tenses. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3131 and one other 3000 level course or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4130: Applied Speaking Skills II
    This course builds on listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills with an emphasis on oral communication at the advanced level of proficiency, based on the ACTFL guidelines. Students will focus on speaking and the acquisition of advanced grammatical concepts appropriate for more complex communicative tasks, including stating and supporting opinions, hypothesizing, and speaking in the abstract in linked-paragraph discourse.. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630.

  • SPAN 4131: Critical Reading & Writing II
    This course builds on writing, reading, and oral skills with emphasis on reading comprehension and written communication at the advanced level of proficiency, based on the ACTFL guidelines. Students will focus on the acquisition of advanced grammatical concepts appropriate for the production and comprehension of more complex texts. This course targets communicative tasks such as stating and supporting opinions, hypothesizing, and writing in the abstract, all in linked-paragraph discourse. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4132: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
    What is language? How do languages function? How is human language different from other communication systems? Focusing on Spanish, this course also explores language acquisition, language contact and bilingualism. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4195: Study Abroad (Advanced Language)
    The practice of the Spanish language and study of the supporting grammatical structures using materials and resources available in the foreign country. Prerequisite(s): Three Spanish courses at the 3000 level or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN/LAST 4231: Spanish American Life, Literature, & Thought
    An exploration of the life, literature, and thought of Spanish America, with focus on building advanced-level proficiency in writing, listening, reading, and speaking. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4233: Peninsular Life, Literature, & Thought
    An exploration of the life, literature, and thought of Spain, with focus on building advanced-level proficiency in writing, listening, reading, and speaking. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4295: Study Abroad (Advanced Literature)
    An intensive study of literary works thematically related to the country or culture visited by the student. Prerequisite(s): Three Spanish courses at the 3000 level or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4395: Study Abroad (Advanced Civilization)
    A study at the advanced level of the land, culture, civilization, monuments, and artistic achievements of the country in which the student is studying. Prerequisite(s): Three Spanish courses at the 3000 level or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4530: Advanced Spanish for the Professions
    This course incorporates authentic cultural materials and situational practice as students explore a wide-range of advanced- level Spanish content and discourse related to professions. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3530 and one additional 3000 level SPAN course or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4532: Foundations of Translation
    This course is an introduction to the field of translation. It focuses on comparative study of characteristic modes of expression and introduction to the theoretical aspects and practical techniques of translation, using documents from a variety of sources. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4533: Hispanic Business Through Literature & Culture
    Study of authentic cultural materials that demonstrate the influence of social, economic, and political thought on business and professional practices in the Hispanic world. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4635: Transatlantic Studies
    In this course, proficiency skills (speaking, listening, writing, reading) are refined as depth and nuance are added to the understanding of Hispanic history, literature, culture, and contemporary events through an in-depth study of a particular topic that spans the Spanish-speaking world temporally and geographically. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 4790: Spanish Internship
    Internship in one or more Spanish speaking countries. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 and permission of instructor and of department chair.

  • SPAN 4890: Directed Study in Spanish
    Concentrated study of a topic in Spanish literature, culture, society, thought, or language. May be repeated for credit provided a new topic is studied. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in SPAN 3630 and permission of instructor and of department chair.

  • SPAN 5030: Selected Topics in Spanish
    Selected topics in Spanish. Graduate students will be assigned extra work that undergraduates will not be required to do. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in one 4000-level Spanish course or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 5230: Studies in Hispanic History
    Practice of Superior-level Spanish-proficiency skills through the examination of the history of the Spanish-speaking world. Graduate students must produce an extra paper/project, give an extra conference-length presentation, and conduct extra research that is not required of the undergraduate students. Course repeatable for credit with advisor approval. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in one 4000-level Spanish course or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN/LAST 5232: Studies in Hispanic Societies
    Practice of Superior-level Spanish-proficiency skills through the examination of the societies of the Spanish-speaking world, with particular focus on the various minority groups. Graduate students must produce an extra paper/project, give an extra conference-length presentation, and conduct extra research that is not required of the undergraduate students. Course repeatable for credit with advisor approval. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in one 4000-level Spanish course or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 5234: Studies in Hispanic Literature
    Practice of Superior-level Spanish-proficiency skills through the examination of the literatures of the Spanish-speaking world. Situates works in their cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts using appropriate critical methodologies. Graduate students must produce an extra paper/project, give an extra conference-length presentation, and conduct extra research that is not required of the undergraduate students. Course repeatable for credit with advisor approval. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in one 4000-level Spanish course or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 5331: Latinos in the U.S.
    This course is designed to familiarize students with significant cultural, historical, and social contributions of Latinos in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on the diversity within the Latino community and the contributions of Latino literature. Graduate students will be assigned extra work that undergraduates will not be required to do. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in one 4000-level Spanish course or permission of instructor.

  • SPAN 5332: Studies in Hispanic Film
    Practice of Superior-level Spanish-proficiency skills through study of the films of the Spanish-speaking world. Situates works in their cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts using appropriate critical methodologies. Graduate students must produce an extra paper/project, give an extra conference-length presentation, and conduct extra research that is not required of the undergraduate students. Course repeatable for credit with advisor approval. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in one 4000-level Spanish course or permission of instructor.

 

 

Last updated: 4/24/2017

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