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Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 001 Elementary Spanish I (4) Audio-lingual approach to basic Spanish; writing. Students who have received high school credit for two or more years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.
Effective: Fall 1985
 

SPAN 001H Elementary Spanish I (4) Audio-lingual approach to basic Spanish; writing. Students who have received high school credit for two or more years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 002 Elementary Spanish II (4) Audio-lingual approach to basic Spanish continued; writing. Students who have received high school credit for four years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.
Effective: Fall 1985
Prerequisite: SPAN 001  

SPAN 002H Elementary Spanish II (4) Audio-lingual approach to basic Spanish continued; writing. Students who have received high school credit for four years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit, without the permission of the department.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: SPAN 001  

SPAN 003 Intermediate Spanish (4) Audio-lingual review of structure; writing; reading.
Effective: Fall 1985
Prerequisite: SPAN 002  

SPAN 010 Intensive Spanish (6) Basic Spanish grammar, oral, aural, and writing skills (essentially equivalent to SPAN 001 and first half of SPAN 002).
Effective: Fall 1988
 

SPAN 020 Intensive Spanish (6) Basic and intermediate Spanish grammar, oral, aural, and writing skills (essentially equivalent to second half of SPAN 002 and all of SPAN 003).
Effective: Fall 1988
Prerequisite: SPAN 010  

SPAN 051 Elementary Intensive Spanish for Graduate Students I (3) Intensive introduction to Spanish: first half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: graduate standing  

SPAN 052 Elementary Intensive Spanish for Graduate Students II (3) Intensive introduction to Spanish: second half of graduate intensive sequence in elementary reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 051 or equivalent and graduate standing  

SPAN 053 Intermediate Intensive Spanish for Graduate Students (3) Continued intensive study of Spanish at the intermediate level: reading, writing, speaking, listening, cultural contexts.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 052 or equivalent and graduate standing  

SPAN 083S (GH;IL) First-Year Seminar in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures (3) Introduction to the study of Hispanic literatures and cultures.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

SPAN 099 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

SPAN 100 Intermediate Grammar and Composition (3) An intermediate level grammar review that also incorporates directed and original composition exercises.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: SPAN 003 or placement  

SPAN 100A Intermediate Grammar and Composition for Spanish Bilinguals (3) A review of grammar and practice with composition focusing on needs and problems specific to Spanish-speaking bilinguals.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: placement  

SPAN 105 Elementary Spanish I for Students in the Agricultural Sciences (4) The course covers basic Spanish, grammar, and oral, aural, and writing skills for students in the Agricultural Sciences. Students who have received high school credit for two or more years of Spanish may not schedule this course for credit without the permission of the instructor. This course does not count toward Spanish majors or the Spanish minor.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

SPAN 106 Elementary Spanish II for Students in the Agricultural Sciences (4) Further development of basic Spanish skills and the cultural awareness needed to work with Spanish speakers in the agricultural industries.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: SPAN 105  

SPAN 110 Intermediate Conversation (3) Practice in oral expression in Spanish, with emphasis on aural comprehension, idiomatic usage, and fluency. Use of journalistic materials.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: SPAN 003 or placement  

SPAN 120 Intermediate Reading (3) Emphasis on rapid reading comprehension. Selected readings from contemporary Hispanic literature, social sciences, current events, etc.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: SPAN 003 or placement  

SPAN 130 (GH;IL) Iberian Civilization (3) Spanish and Portuguese life from the medieval period to the present; literature, the arts, and contemporary problems in historical perspective.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

SPAN 131 (GH;US;IL) Ibero-American Civilization (3) Spanish American and Brazilian life from the Conquest to the present; literature, art, the indigenous heritage, and contemporary problems.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

SPAN 131U (GH;US;IL) Ibero-American Civilization (3) Spanish American and Brazilian life from the Conquest to the present; literature, art, the indigenous heritage, and contemporary problems.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 131Y (GH;US;IL) Ibero-American Civilization (3) Spanish American and Brazilian life from the Conquest to the present; literature, art, the indigenous heritage, and contemporary problems.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

SPAN 132 (IL) (AF AM 132, AFR 132) Afro-Hispanic Civilization (3) A general introduction to human and cultural elements of African origin in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of Latin America.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

SPAN 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

SPAN 197A Medical Spanish: Health Issues and Cultural Awareness (3) This course is designed to develop oral and written communication skills using specialized vocabulary in the health care field. Completing course achieves 15th credit level proficiency and is designed to replace SPAN 100 for students going in to any major that has a medical or health component.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: SPAN 003  

SPAN 197B Spanish in the Media (3) This course is designed to develop skills through a focus on mass medica in Hispanic culture. Completing course achieves 15th credit level proficiency and is designed to replace SPAN 100 but ONLY for students going in to Communication majors.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: SPAN 003  

SPAN 197C Spanish Through Art (3) Spanish language and culture at the elementary level through the paintings of El Greco, Velazquez Goya, Sorolla, Picasso and Dali. Review of the artists, style, history, and culture of Spain.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 197H Spanish Through Art (3) Spanish language and culture at the elementary level through the paintings of El Greco, Velazquez Goya, Sorolla, Picasso and Dali. Review of the artists, style, history, and culture of Spain.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 199 (IL) Foreign Study--Beginning Conversational Spanish (3) Grammar review and practice in oral expression and aural comprehension.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

SPAN 200 Intensive Grammar and Composition (3) Intensive grammar review; composition. Designed primarily for majors and prospective majors.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: SPAN 100 or by placement  

SPAN 210 Readings in Iberian Civilization (3) Intermediate level Spanish readings dealing with Iberian life from pre-historic times to the present.
Effective: Spring 1993
Prerequisite: SPAN 200  

SPAN 215 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3) Introduction to the fundamental components of linguistics using data from the Spanish language.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: SPAN 100  

SPAN 220 Readings in Ibero-American Civilization (3) Intermediate level Spanish readings dealing with Ibero-American life from the pre-conquest to the present.
Effective: Spring 1992
Prerequisite: SPAN 200  

SPAN 230 (GH) Masterpieces of Spanish Literature in English Translation (3) Study of works and authors of international importance; lectures, readings, and written works in English.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

SPAN 253W Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3) Introduction to generic distinctions, critical methods, and approaches to Hispanic literature.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 100 andSPAN 110  

SPAN 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

SPAN 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 297A Sport and Modernity in Latin America (3) This course will provide an interpretative framework for understanding the enormous success of sport in Latin America and its larger role in the global economic and geopolitical landscape.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 299 (IL) Foreign Study--Intermediate Conversational Spanish (3) Grammar review and practice in oral expression and aural comprehension.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

SPAN 300 Advanced Grammar and Composition Through Reading (3) Development of advanced grammar and composition skills through reading texts by native speakers and adapting their techniques for original compositions.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: SPAN 200  

SPAN 301 Advanced Writing and Stylistics in Spanish for Spanish Speakers (3) This course will enhance writing proficiency in Spanish of Spanish speaking students by targeting common problems characteristic of Spanish speakers.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 100A  

SPAN 305 Spanish for Social Services (3) Practical Spanish for social workers, medical personnel, law enforcement officers, etc.; emphasis on Puerto Rican vocabulary, idiom, and pronunciation.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: SPAN 200  

SPAN 314 Spanish Sounds (3) Spanish phonetics and phonemics; systematic means of correcting pronunciation defects; other audio-lingual applications.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: SPAN 200, SPAN 215  

SPAN 315 (GH;US) (LTNST 315) Spanish and Spanish-speakers in the U.S. (3) In this course, we investigate various aspects of the language(s) and language behaviors of U.S. Latinos.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

SPAN 316 Spanish Morphology and Syntax (3) Analysis of Spanish word structure (morphology) and its relationship to syntactic structures.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: SPAN 200, SPAN 215  

SPAN 326 (GH;US) Reading the Border/Lands (3) This course examines representations of the U.S.-Mexico border in relation to the actual geographic space.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

SPAN 353 Survey of Spanish Literature before 1700 (3) Selected major works of prose, poetry, and drama from the Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 354 Survey of Spanish Literature Since 1700 (3) Selected major works of prose, poetry, and drama from the eighteenth century to the present.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 355 Survey of Spanish American Literature through "Modernismo" (3) Selected major works of prose, poetry, and drama from the discovery through "modernismo".
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 356 Survey of Spanish American Literature after "Modernismo" (3) Historical survey of the major figures and periods in Spanish American literature after "modernismo".
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

SPAN 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1999
 

SPAN 399 (IL) Foreign Study--Spanish (1-12) Advanced training in Spanish language skills.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: SPAN 003  

SPAN 410 Advanced Oral Expression and Communication (3) Emphasis on achieving practical command of spoken Spanish and the comprehension of native speech. Use of journalistic materials.
Effective: Fall 1995
Prerequisite: SPAN 200  

SPAN 412 Translation (3) Techniques of oral and written translation from Spanish to English and vice versa, particularly for business, literature, and social work.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 300  

SPAN 413 Interpretation (3) Introduction to the art of interpretation, with particular attention to the professions for which it is most commonly required.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: SPAN 412  

SPAN 414 Spanish Phonology (3) Spanish phonetics and phonemics; systematic means of correcting pronunciation defects; other audio-lingual applications.
Effective: Spring 2013 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: SPAN 200, SPAN 215  

SPAN 418 The Evolution of Spanish (3) The emergence and development of the sounds and forms of Spanish.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: SPAN 200, SPAN 215  

SPAN 420 Spanish for Business and International Trade (3) Introduction to the Spanish of international business and to the social and cultural norms of negotiation in Spanish-speaking countries.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: SPAN 300  

SPAN 439 Don Quijote (3) Thorough study of the masterpiece, including its sources, genesis, language, style, success, and influence.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 440 Teaching of Romance Languages (3) Theories of second language acquisition. Current classroom practices in the teaching of Romance languages.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: SPAN 200  

SPAN 472 The Contemporary Spanish American Novel (3) The regionalist and social novel since 1910, together with the social background.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 474 Many Mexicos (3) Overview of Mexican literature, culture and history from pre-colonial period to present.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 476 Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature (3) Reading, analysis, and discussion of selected major works representative of Spanish American prose and poetry.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 479 (GH;US) (LTNST 479) U.S. Latina/o Culture en Espanol (3) The history, culture, art, and social issues of Latinos in the United States.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 488 War, Revolution, and the Struggles for Modernity: Spain 1898-1939 (3) This course, conducted in Spanish, examines Spanish literature from 1898 to 1939.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 490 Masterpieces of Spanish Prose (3) Reading, analysis, and discussion of selected masterpieces of Spanish novels, short stories, etc.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: SPAN 253W  

SPAN 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

SPAN 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

SPAN 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 496A Neurocognitive Approaches to Bilingualism (3) Design of projects and research in to bilingualism.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 496C Neurolinguistics (3) Practical experience with research applications in Neurolinguistics.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 496D Language Acquisition Lab Experience (3) Readings and research to develop skills and experience while analyzing language acquisition in children.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 496E Isi (I-see) Bilingual Language Processing Lab (1) Conduct research on language acquisition and code-switching (Spanish) in bilinguals.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 496F Linguistics Research in Palenque Columbia (3) Data anlaysis methods and application to research conducted in Palenque, Columbia through the PIRE program.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 497A Contemporary Youth Cultures in Latin America (3) Music bazaars, DJs and rave parties, and "barras de futbol," are only some of the manifestations associated with young people in Latin American literature, film, and music. In this course, we will compare different youth cultures in Latin America in terms of their productions and representations in the public sphere.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 497A Contemporary Latin American Cinema (3) This course explores Latin American cultures through the study of films of the past quarter of a century.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

SPAN 497B Language Variation Across the Spanish-Speaking World (3) Esta o ehta? Yo digo o digo yo? We will discuss langauge variation across the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on phonology and morphosyntax. We will also discuss bilingualism and different varieties of Spanish spoken in the U.S., and will work with data sets to illustrate the methodologies used for studying language variation.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 497B Women in the Contemporary Spanish-speaking World: Literature and Films (3) This course explores the contributions of women throughout the Spanish- speaking world to contemporary literature and film, so as to deepen the understanding of its complex and rich cultures.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

SPAN 497C Latino Culture en Espanol (3) This is an overview of literature and culture, in Spanish, created within the United States. We will read fiction, essays and film, but also consider poetry, travel accounts, visual art and performances, and cultural practice and sociological issues (like "quinceaneras" and and soccer leagues) in order to discuss some of the following themes particular to the Hispanic experience within the U.S.: immigration and transnationalism; the imaginary homeland; families and assimilation; conflicted identity; language and a sense of place.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

SPAN 497C Avant-Garde Primitivsms (3) In this course we will explore the ways in which the tension between the drive for futurity and the appeal of the "primitive" plays out in the visual art, poetry, prose, theater, and films of Latin American and European artists commonly regarded as "avant-garde."
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: SPAN 200 andSPAN 253W  

SPAN 497D How Languages are Learned (3) (1) how do humans learn additional languages after they have learned their first langauge? (2) How does bilingual language development compare to monolingual language development? (3) Why do we find variability in rates and outcomes of second language acquisition? (4) What does it take to acquire advanced language skills in a second language? By answering these questions, this course introduces students to the field of first, second, and bilingual langugage acquisition.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: SPAN 200 andSPAN 215  

SPAN 497E The Social Life of Spanish Phonetics (3) This course focuses on variation in Spanish phonetics and phonology causes by dialectal differences and other social factors (age, gender, socioeconomic status, identity). In this course you will also learn how to conduct your own research experiment to investigate the influence of these factors on pronunciation.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: SPAN 200 andSPAN 215  

SPAN 499 (IL) Foreign Study--Spanish (1-12) Contemporary Spanish life and civilization. Emphasis on post-Civil War period: literature, arts, and sociopolitical problems.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: SPAN 100, SPAN 110 orSPAN 120  

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