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Courses - Summer 2024
SPAN
Spanish Department Site
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06/15/2024 at 08:30 AM
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.
SPAN171
Beginning Conversational Spanish for the Health Professions
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
This course introduces students to beginning medical conversational Spanish, covering basic linguistic and intercultural skills needed in the health profession. Topics covered include: making introductions, basic questions for patient assessment, instructions (commands), basic medical terminology for anatomy, medical history, and assessment, etc. The course will address intercultural skills to facilitate better communication between healthcare providers and the Spanish-speaking community, such as: addressing the latina/o patient, cultural norms related to commands, gender differences, communication with elders, quantification and cultural expressions of pain, physical contact and modesty. This course will take a practical methodological approach, with a range of structured situational activities and simulations of what students may encounter in real medical contexts to improve language proficiency and cultural competency.
SPAN203
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
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.
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 World Language Placement Test (WLPT) 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.
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.
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.
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.
SPAN448M
Special Topics in Latin American Civilization; Contemporary Puerto Rican Musicality: Sounds and Lyrics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Bomba, plena, danza, salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, musica independiente. This course aims to immerse the student in the cultural intricacies and imaginaries of the Puerto Rican musical experience. How does a song capture its temporal and existential immediacy? Furthermore, can such representation evolve into a contemplation of contemporary times? What constitutes a musical representation of the contemporary in Puerto Rico? This course will explore a curated selection of literary texts, essays, songs, videos, and "especiales" to initiate a conversation on the concept of the contemporary Puerto Rican soundscape. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN899
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.