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Courses - Fall 2018
SPAN
Spanish Department Site
SPAN103
Intensive Elementary Spanish
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Credit only granted for: SPAN102 or SPAN103.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.
SPAN203
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: SPAN103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.
SPAN204
Spanish Grammar Review
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: SPAN203; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Not open to fluent/native speakers of Spanish.
An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.
SPAN206
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Native or near native knowledge of and no formal education in Spanish.
Review of oral and written Spanish for students who have native or near native knowledge of, but no formal education in Spanish. Taught in Spanish.
Offered fall only.
SPAN207
Reading and Writing in Spanish
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B+ in SPAN203; or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN204; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Selected readings with emphasis on reading comprehension and the development of reading strategies. Work in composition writing and a review of selected grammatical topics. Complements material of SPAN204.
SPAN234
Issues in Latin American Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: PORT234, LASC234.
Credit only granted for: SPAN234, PORT234, or LASC234.
Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.
SPAN234H
Issues in Latin American Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: PORT234, LASC234.
Credit only granted for: SPAN234, PORT234, or LASC234.
Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.
Open to Honor students only.
SPAN301
Advanced Grammar and Composition I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN207.
Practice of complex grammatical structures through reading and writing of compositions and essays. Specific lexical, syntactic, rhetorical, and stylistic devices will be highlighted.
SPAN303
Approaches to Cultural Materials in the Hispanic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: SPAN301.
Recommended: May elect to take SPAN311 and/or SPAN316 in same semester as SPAN303.
Development of proficiency in critical thought through the reading, viewing, and analytical discussion of major genres and styles of cultural materials selected from Spanish-speaking world. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN306
Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN206.
Practice of complex grammatical structures through reading and writing of compositions and essays. Specific lexical, syntactic, rhetorical and stylistic devices will be highlighted. Designed for Spanish speakers educated in English. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN311
Advanced Communication I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN303.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Further development of listening, speaking, and writing skills in Spanish. Opportunity to develop oral and written fluency, improve pronunciation and increase vocabulary. Individual and/or group oral presentations. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN316
Spanish Translation I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN303.
Translation of texts into Spanish and/or English. Taught in Spanish.
Offered fall only.
SPAN318
Translation of Technical Texts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SPAN325
(Perm Req)
Hispanic Linguistics I: Phonetics and Phonology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
Credit only granted for: SPAN310 or SPAN325.
Formerly: SPAN310.
Descriptive study of the Spanish sound system. Practice in phonetic perception, transcription, and articulation. Particular attention to sentence phonetics; juncture, rhythm, stress, pitch. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN331
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature I: Medieval Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
The exploration of cultures of the Iberian Peninsula from its origins until the 15th century as well as the study of historical and political events that gave rise to the Spanish state. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN333
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature III: Modern Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
An overview of cultural and literary production of Spain from the late 17th century through the present day, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, religious and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN359L
Spanish for the Professions; Spanish in the Life Sciences
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SPAN361
Latin American Literatures and Cultures I: From Pre-Columbian to Colonial Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
Overview of cultural history of Latin America from pre-Columbian civilizations to the Colonial period, exploring the foundations of the Spanish American cultural and literary tradition to approximately 1770. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN361H
(Perm Req)
Latin American Literatures and Cultures I: From Pre-Columbian to Colonial Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
Overview of cultural history of Latin America from pre-Columbian civilizations to the Colonial period, exploring the foundations of the Spanish American cultural and literary tradition to approximately 1770. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN363
Latin American Literatures and Cultures III: From Modernism to Neo-Liberalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
An overview of cultural and literary production of Latin America from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN370
Spanish for Business I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
Credit only granted for: SPAN315 or SPAN370.
Formerly: SPAN315.
Business Spanish terminology, vocabulary and practices. Emphasis on everyday spoken and written Spanish. Readings and discussions of Spanish commercial topics. May include exposure to Spanish commercial topics. May include exposure to Spanish business environments. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN374
Spanish in the Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN316; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: SPAN374 or SPAN359B.
Formerly: SPAN359B.
Provides students with context for understanding, communicating with, and working with the Spanish-speaking community. Topics include Latino/a demographics, cultures, communities, work opportunities and local uses of Spanish. Requires outside service-learning work.
SPAN386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN399
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Spanish
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN408D
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; The Spanish-Amerian Short Story
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN362, or SPAN363 The first part of the curse will provide a panoramic view of the short story from the early nineteenth century to contemporary trends. Then we will focus on key writers such as Borges, Cortzar, Rulfo, Carpentier, and complete the course with a selection of more recent short story writers from across the region. Course requirements include oral presentations, a midterm and final exam, and a paper.
SPAN408E
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; What Is a Beach?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN362, or SPAN363 What is a beach? How did the beach or the coastline become cultural and aesthetic spaces in the Hispanic Caribbean? How Geography and imagination establish a dialogue? Or, can a geographic map help us understand the imaginary topography produced in the Hispanic Caribbean archipelago? What are the experiences and fantasies, culturally and politically, associated with the beach? This course will examine different island spaces within the Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean archive. Issues of identity, politics, race and power will be discussed through a series of texts, images, music recordings and films from Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The undetermined limits between inside and outside, land and water are always historical and a matter of complex discussions. Subjectivity and sensibility are locations marked by images, bodies and historicity. The main goal of the course is to understand both, the body and the cultural sensorial specificity of the Caribbean. Students will be expected to participate actively in class write short essays and complete miscellaneous assignments.
SPAN408F
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; The Usable Past: Reflection on Archives in Contemporary Fictions and Films from the Southern Cone
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN362, or SPAN363 Che Guevara on a t-shirt, Eva Peron in a Broadway musical, Bolivar as trans on a postcard, Gabriela Mistral on a peso bill, Pablo Neruda as a postmans friend, Frida Khalo as a feminist icon, Artigas in a blues band. This list can continue. Nevertheless, what all these cultural appropriations have in common is that the present has used the past to inscribe a functional narrative for that time. This course will not ask if we can know past events as they really happened, but rather it will explore how contemporary fictions and films from the Southern Cone construct usable cultural archives for their present. Also this seminar traces the ways in which contemporary authors, filmmakers, and visual artists reflect on the past in order to critically read their present. Concentrating on the past as both the subject of fiction and as a force for inscribing fiction, this seminar inscribes an approach to time that moves away from a linearity.
SPAN425
Hispanic Linguistics II: Structures of Spanish
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and SPAN311 or SPAN316 or SPAN325.
This course begins with an introduction to general concepts in linguistics, from language function and the brain to communication, culture, and thought, and their relation to other disciplines in the social sciences. The main purpose of this course is to provide an overview of Hispanic linguistics through multiple perspectives, while exploring the areas of Spanish morphology, syntax, and semantics. This course will also focus on the structural tendencies of Spanish through a variety of practical activities. Taught in Spanish.
Also offered as SPAN625. Credit granted for SPAN425 or SPAN625.
SPAN470
Spanish for Business II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed SPAN370.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: SPAN415 or SPAN470.
Formerly: SPAN415.
Business Spanish terminology, vocabulary and practices. Emphasis on everyday spoken and written Spanish. Readings and discussions of international topics. Cross-cultural considerations relative to international business operations, including exporting and banking. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN479
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN495
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must be in Spanish and Portuguese Honors; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Supervised reading.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN611
Current Trends in Hispanic Applied Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literatures department.
Introduction to current trends in Hispanic Applied Linguistics, emphasizing learning and teaching in Spanish-language contexts.
SPAN699
Independent Study in Spanish
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN798A
Open Seminar; Mexican Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Literary histories bound to and for national definition are dynamic fields of contestation. For example, individual literary texts often exhibit formal and thematic traits that simultaneously underwrite and resist hegemonic discourse and practice. When scholars and critics incorporate individual texts into a national literary history, this tension between underwriting and resistance takes on even greater significance. This graduate seminar about Mexican literature considers the critical categories of stock stories and counterstories as a point of departure for advancing students understanding of how to consider literary texts in relation to politics. One of the seminars guiding questions is: to what extent is it viable to imagine and comprehend literature as something apart from territorialization. The seminars primary texts are selected from the 1920s to the present, and they correspond to several genres, including novel, chronicle, and testimonial.
SPAN798B
Open Seminar; How Early is Early Modern? Spain and Hispanoamerica del Norte
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
What can the Middle Ages teach us about the present? Why do we use the term "Early Modern" and to which cultures do we apply it today? Were 14th and 15thcentury Castilian literary works Early? Were they modern? Did they have an impact in the New World? What was Spanish North America and the Spanish Borderlands? Can we connect 13th-14th and 15th century Spain with 16th century Per, Florida and the US East Coast? We have numerous literary texts, chronicles, private letters, maps and other documents that can help us discuss these questions. Among others, we will read selections or complete primary literary works related to history (Juan Manuel, Garcilaso de la Vega el Inca, Fray Jernimo de Or ); novels by Diego de San Pedro (Crcel de amor), Garci Rodrguez de Montalvo (Esplandin). We will also examine English and French narratives (in translation) related to the same events that were originally written in Spanish. A wide range of contemporary scholarly essays will be part of our reading list.
SPAN798C
Open Seminar; Central American Diasporas Across the Transisthmus
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course examines Central American literary and cultural production as a transnational or transisthmian field of knowledge production, research, and engaged social practices. We will read representative text from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panam, and their respective diasporic communities across a spectrum of genres and historical periods to gain a wide view of the region and its cultural imaginaries. Among the topics explored will be violence, displacement, diaspora, space, and cultural resilience.
SPAN799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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SPAN898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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SPAN899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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