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Courses - Spring 2019
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.
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.
SPAN235
Issues in Latin American Studies II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: PORT235, LASC235.
Credit only granted for: SPAN235, PORT235, or LASC235.
Major issues shaping Latin American and Caribbean societies including the changing constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and class as well as expressions of popular cultures and revolutionary practices. A continuation of SPAN/PORT/LASC234, but completion of 234 is not a prerequisite. Taught in English.
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.
SPAN307
Oral Communication Skills for Heritage Speakers of Spanish
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Native or near native knowledge of and no formal education in Spanish.
Development of techniques for formal public speaking in Spanish. Writing and delivering oral presentations for varied audiences and purposes. Includes strategies for organization, the use of rhetorical patterns, and the development of effective discourse. Designed for Heritage speakers of Spanish with native or near native knowledge of Spanish, but no formal education in Spanish. 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.
SPAN332
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature II: Renaissance and Baroque
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 15th through late 17th centuries, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, religious and cultural contexts and development. 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.
SPAN362
Latin American Literatures and Cultures II: From Independence to Nation Formation
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 18th Century to approximately 1900, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, and cultural contexts and development. 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.
SPAN371
Spanish for the Health Professions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
Credit only granted for: SPAN371 or SPAN389A.
Formerly: SPAN389A.
Exploration of cultural and linguistic skills for the health professions including vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and strategies. No experience in the professional area necessary. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN373
Spanish in the Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN316; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: SPAN373 or SPAN359A.
Formerly: SPAN359A.
Exploration of Spanish in current events in the Hispanic world in local and international press and varied media, and production of journalistic articles.
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.
SPAN408G
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; Mexican Women Writers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
By providing them the opportunity to engage with a variety of different types of texts written by women in Mexico from the colonial period to the present, this course will help students understand better the related topics of power, gender, and literature. The poetry of Sor Juana, the essays of Rosario Castellanos, the theater of Sabina Berman, and the prose fiction of Guadalupe Nettel; these are just a few examples of texts students will read, analyze, interpret, and consider in social and historical context. Topics addressed in conjunction with the study of these and other texts include: social structures that impede and allow women to write and publish; the visibility and invisibility of women writers in literary histories; critical reception of women writers; the relation of literary expression to feminist movements in Mexico; debates around the category of womens writing; and the possibilities and challenges presented by describing shared or distinctive themes and formal characteristics in texts written by women.
SPAN408I
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; The Bright Middle Ages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will study the impact of the Spanish Early Modern literature, cartography and architecture in the US Atlantic Coast (Labrador Peninsula to Florida). The class will depart with readings that will provide a general overview of the Spanish presence in the US and its role in the early history of this country. We will continue reading about the voyages of exploration to the US East Coast of 1521-1526, which were sponsored by two Spaniards, Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon and Pedro Menendez de Aviles; these voyages subsequently resulted in a territory named "Tierras de Ayllon" (from present Florida to the Chesapeake Bay). The Lands of Ayllon and the Missions of Ajacan and San Miguel de Gualdape were located on the Chicora, Atlantic coast of today's US.

We will focus on the history and the geographical location of these Spanish establishments; they paralleled geographically and anteceded chronologically to those of the British colony at Roanoke (1585) and the eventual establishment of Jamestown (1607).
SPAN408L
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; Northern Triangle: El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course explores the discursive construction of the so called "Northern Triangle" of Central America, encompassing primarily El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala and extending into the rest of the isthmus. We will ask how and why this region has been historically represented as a site of violence, insecurity, despair, and emigration, especially in light of hemispheric economic policies. We will discuss issues of violence, crime, feminicide, impunity, corruption, and human and drug trafficking as well as the struggles for equality, human rights, environmental justice, food security, and access to healthcare, education, and employment in the region. Our texts will include novels, short stories, cronica negra, films, photography, and other interdisciplinary resources. Students should expect to participate in a community engagement project. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN418C
Hispanic Literature in Translation; The Classical Tradition in Spain and Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as CLAS419B and LASC448O. Credit granted for SPAN418C, CLAS419B or LASC448O.

A survey of the reception of Classical literature in the Spanish-speaking world, with a particular focus on ancient drama. We read select literary works in translation, ranging from Renaissance Spain to contemporary Latin America, side-by-side with their classical models, to examine what is culturally unique about their choice of authors, themes, and adaptation of the material. Students have the option of reading some works in the original
SPAN422
Intercultural Communication and Negotiation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: SPAN370 OR SPAN371 OR SPAN373 OR SPAN 374.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Focuses on the relationship of language and culture of those operating in world markets. Particular attention will be given to intercultural communication, linguistic systems, culture specific perceptions of, and negotiation with, the Spanish-speaking world. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN426
Hispanic Linguistics III: Language in Use
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and SPAN311 or SPAN316 or SPAN325.
Also offered as: SPAN626.
Credit only granted for: SPAN426 or SPAN626.
Designed for students without previous experience in Linguistics. Focus on language variation and use, linguistic change, and bilingualism. Taught in Spanish.
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.
SPAN626
Hispanic Linguistics II: Language in Use
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Also offered as: SPAN426.
Credit only granted for: SPAN426 or SPAN626.
This course will focus on issues related to language variation and use with a more in-depth analysis of the semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of Spanish. Students will be introduced to current research in the fields of dialectology, bilingualism and language policy, and the social aspects of language change. This course will include an analysis of current research as it relates to the field of linguistics and other social sciences.
SPAN699
Independent Study in Spanish
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN798D
Open Seminar; Cervantes and Don Quixote
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SPAN798E
Open Seminar; Writing the Present: Reflections on Our Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
What the present is or what our present is are the two questions this class will not address. More than an ontological view of the present, this course explores the fluidity of a time that is extremely difficult to grasp. Thus, the present time we purposely seek to reflect upon is a cultural topography in constant change. In other words, our goal will be to revise contemporary cultural artifacts and theoretical debates to propose a reading machine to help us understand our own critical place.
SPAN798F
Open Seminar; Theory-Politics-Literature: A Caribbean Sescape
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
In this open graduate seminar we would discuss the elements of the triptych that informs our title. We would plunge the title into an image -the Caribbean Sea- as a way of de-authorizing or marinating any linear causalities between the elements of the triptych. We would not revamp the predictable dichotomies that mobilizes current university discourse on any of the elements of our title. It is our desire to de-frame, and de-stabilize the hegemonic modes of thought that link and separate the elements of our triptych. It is not our purpose to apply any identity template to a Caribbean corpus, nor to collect them. We aspire to abandon any disciplinary narrative of subordinations, verifications, or dispose of the how-to-make-a-paper blueprints ubiquitous in academic venues. This course will become an exploration on the rigors and pleasures of thought facing the sea. The course will be conducted in Spanish, but students' papers, comments, and presentations can be written, either, in English or Spanish.
SPAN799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.