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Courses - Spring 2020
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: 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, P-F
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with PORT235, LASC235.
Credit only granted for: LASC235, PORT235, or SPAN235.
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, P-F, 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: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or 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.
SPAN408B
Special Topics in Iberian and Latin American Studies; Violence, Exclusion and Resistance in South American Cities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will address a major problem in Latin America-- the construction and representation of violence, exclusion, and resistance in South American slums-- through various approaches (to include ecocriticism, gender studies, and more) to cultural products such as literary texts, films, music, photographs, and graffiti. Since the mid-20th century, many Latin American cities have experienced the emergence, development, and expansion of these informal settlements as an improvised response to the housing problem. Names such as "villas miseria" in Argentina, "campamentos" in Chile, and "cantegriles" in Uruguay have changed over time, but regardless of their title, they continue to highlight urban inequality. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN408D
Special Topics in Iberian and Latin American Studies; Cervantes: Don Quixote
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
100 well-known authors from 54 countries voted Don Quixote (1605, 1615) by Miguel de Cervantes the "most meaningful book of all time" in a 2002 poll organized by editors at the Norwegian Book Clubs in Oslo. Widely acknowledged as the first modern novel, Don Quixote tells the story of a middle-aged Spanish gentleman who, obsessed with the chivalrous ideals found in romantic books, decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. Seated upon his naggy horse Rocinante and accompanied by his loyal squire Sancho Panza, Don Quixote sets out on the roads of Spain seeking adventure and glory. The course will consist of a chapter by chapter commentary-- at the literal and historical levels, as well as in its symbolical and widely anthropolical dimensions and its universal impact on music, popular culture, and the visual arts. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN408F
Special Topics in Iberian and Latin American Studies; The Spanish-American Short Story
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Putting literary texts in dialogue with historical/political developments, the first part of the course will provide a panoramic view of the short story from the early nineteenth century to contemporary trends. We will then focus on key writers such as Borges, Cortazar, and Rulfo, before proceeding to more recent writers from across the region. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN408M
Special Topics in Iberian and Latin American Studies; Filth and Literature in the Hispanic Caribbean-A Contemporary Introduction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will discuss literary, musical, and theoretical texts which represent the complex relationship between bodily and sensorial excess and aesthetic representation in the contemporary Hispanic Caribbean. Certain Caribbean texts and performances have been censored for supposedly being foul, dirty, obscene, for inducing corruption in the minds of its readers or showing a distorted image of their communities. The frontiers between order and disorder, purity and dirtiness are always historical and a matter of agitated and nuanced discussions. Subjectivity and sensibility are locations marked by issues of race, class, power, and gender. The course will explore some of the most important contemporary interventions around sex, language, and corporeality in the Hispanic Caribbean, from literary texts, vedette's performances, salsa lyrics, and cultural stereotypes to reggaeton or trap, amongt others. Taught in Spanish. Note: This course contains images and words that some people may find disturbing. Student/adult discretion is advised.
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.
SPAN449B
Special Topics in Spanish Civilization; Spanish Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
SPAN699
Independent Study in Spanish
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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SPAN798K
Open Seminar; The Polemics of Possession in the Early Modern Hispanic Atlantic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
This course will explore the "polemics of possession" as proposed by Rolena Adorno; that is the search for territorial, political, cultural or literary authority. Texts will be study taking into consideration themoment of production but also theorizations within Latin American Colonial and Transatlantic Studies.
SPAN798P
Open Seminar; Spanish Civil War Chasms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
This seminar will attempt to evaluate an ample variety of texts dealing with the Spanish Civil War cataclysm and its aftermath. Analysis and critique on diverse reflections and representations of the causes, variations, and readings of the conflict through multiple formats (literature, film, essay, photography, comic books, etc). Focuses on the uses and abuses of memory as a cultural and differing tool. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN798Q
Open Seminar; Towards a Theory of Writing: A Reading Machine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
This seminar proposes to inscribe a textual montage or a reading that would allow us to reflect on writing as a theory and as a practice. By playing with the materiality of language, this course will rethink, once again, the very scope of representation, the limits of referentiality, and the place of fiction. In other words, the seminar will articulate a theory of writing as a reading machine to critically reflect on words and things. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: 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: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.