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Spanish (SPAN)

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 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 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 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  

SPAN 502 Theory and Techniques of Teaching Spanish (1-3) Audio-lingual orientation.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

SPAN 507 Hispano-Romance Linguistics (3 per semester/maximum of 9) History, development, and linguistic description of Old Spanish and related Romance languages of the Iberian Peninsula.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 508 Generative Syntax (3) This course offers foundations of generative syntax. It addresses the advantage of a scientific model to explain human knowledge of language that also makes predictions about its representation in the mind.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SPAN 509 Functional Syntax (3) This course covers foundations of functional syntax. It addresses the advantages of a scientific approach to explain human knowledge of language that makes predictions about its representation in the mind.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

SPAN 510 Spanish Descriptive Linguistics: Phonology (3) No description.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

SPAN 511 Spanish Transformational-Generative Linguistics (3) No description.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

SPAN 513 Acquisition of Spanish as a Second Language (3) Analysis of research on the acquisition of syntax, phonology, lexicon, discourse.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: introduction to Hispanic linguistics  

SPAN 514 Hispanic Dialectology (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Early fragmentation among the peninsular dialects; their status today, Judeo- Spanish; descriptive analysis of modern Spanish American dialects.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 516 Medieval Spanish Literature (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Topics vary: juglaria and clerecia, emergence of lyric and brief narrative; history and didacticism; origins of novel; balladry; fifteenth-century innovations.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 528 Seventeenth-Century Spanish Literature (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Prose and poetry of major authors: works and trends of the late Golden Age and Baroque period.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 537 Golden Age Theatre (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Major works of Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderon, and others.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 553 Writings of the "Generation of 1898" (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Novels, plays, short stories, essays, poetry of Valle-Inclan, Azorin, Benavente, Unamuno, Machado, Maeztu, and Baroja in the context of generation concept.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 560 The Contemporary Novel in Spain (3 per semester, maximum of 9) The novel since 1941: Cela, Laforet, Zunzunegui, Suarez Carreno, Matute, and others.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

SPAN 566 Contemporary Spanish Poetry (3) Various currents in Spanish poetry from the generation of 1927: Lorca, Aleixandre, Salinas, Guillen, Alonso, Alberti, Hernandez, Otero, and others.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 568 Early Spanish American Literature (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Content varies; selected topics from colonial period, romanticism, and the nineteenth century before modernism.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 574 The Spanish American Novel (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Content varies; selected works from the late nineteenth century through the contemporary period.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 587 Stylistic and Literary Criticism (3) Major theories of literary criticism applied to Hispanic literature.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

SPAN 588 Seminar in Hispanic Literature (3-12) Common and individual research in special problems in Spanish or Spanish American literature.
Effective: Summer 1988
 

SPAN 589 (CMLIT 589, FR 589, GER 589) Technology in Foreign Language Education: An Overview (3) Approaches to the uses and research applications of multimedia and other educational technologies applied to the teaching of foreign languages. (also crosslisted with APLNG 589)
Effective: Spring 2004
 

SPAN 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

SPAN 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 1988
 

SPAN 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Supervised experience in teaching and orientation to other selected aspects of the profession at The Pennsylvania State University.
Effective: Summer 1999
 

SPAN 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

SPAN 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

SPAN 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

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