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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
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.
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.
Students new to language courses in SLLC must take the Foreign Language Placement Test in order to register.
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.
SPAN234
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: LACS234, PORT234.
Credit only granted for: LASC234, PORT234, SPAN234, or LACS234.
Formerly: 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 and Caribbean Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: LACS234, PORT234.
Credit only granted for: LASC234, PORT234, SPAN234, or LACS234.
Formerly: 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.
SPAN325
Hispanic Linguistics I: Grammar and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
Credit only granted for: SPAN310 or SPAN325.
Formerly: SPAN310.
Sociolinguistic approach to Spanish grammar focusing on real-life exploration of the ways linguistic structures change and are used in different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. 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.
SPAN359U
Spanish for the Professions; Introduction to US Latinx Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with USLT498F. Credit only granted for SPAN359U or USLT498F.

This class introduces you to the histories, struggles, and major issues pertaining to Latina/o/x/e communities in the United States through the lenses of language, expression, and representation. It intends to give you context to work in and with Latine communities. Class readings and discussions will be in Spanish and English. Writing will be in Spanish for Spanish minors and majors and in English for students in other majors. All are welcome!
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.
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).
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.
SPAN372
Spanish and the Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN311 or SPAN316.
Credit only granted for: SPAN372 or SPAN359O.
Formerly: SPAN359O.
Offers students the opportunity to enhance Spanish linguistic and intercultural communication skills in contexts of legal practice through the translation of a variety of legal documents. Introduces Spanish legal terminology in areas such as immigration, consumer protection, and criminal/employment/housing/family law. Students will learn how to apply these language and cultural skills as future legal practitioners interacting with clients who possess limited English proficiency. Native or fluent guest participants will expose students to legal terminology, registers, and dialects from various Spanish-speaking countries. The goal of the class is to enable students to, at a minimum, conduct intake interviews in a culturally competent fashion with Spanish-speaking clients without the assistance of interpreters. The course is designed to be beneficial for students with varying levels of Spanish language ability, up to and including students who are native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Taught in Spanish
SPAN374
Spanish in the Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or 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.
SPAN388W
(Perm Req)
Writing Center Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of the Writing Center (1205 Tawes Hall). Repeatable to 12 credits.
Cross-listed with: ENGL388W.
Credit only granted for: ENGL388W or SPAN388W.
Examines face-to-face and online writing center theory and practice through readings, exercises, and supervised tutoring. Students investigate the writing process and help other writers to negotiate it.
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.
SPAN408O
Special Topics in Iberian and Latin American Studies; Tropical Dreams: Nature and Art in Brazil
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with PORT409A, LACS448Y, and SPAN609A. Credit only granted for PORT409A, LACS448Y, SPAN408O, or SPAN609A.

Interdisciplinary examination of tropicality and nature tropes that have shaped current cultural, political, and environmental debates in Brazil. Taught in English.
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.
Jointly offered with SPAN625. Credit granted for SPAN425 or SPAN625.
SPAN448U
Special Topics in Latin American Civilization; Contemporary Images in Hispanic Caribbean Culture and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN362, or SPAN363.

What is a Caribbean image? Does that thing exist, and what is made of? Moreover, can this image become an image on contemporary times? This course will face these questions as working hypothesis, not as rhetorical questions foreshadowing predictable answers. The course will discuss a selection of literary texts, music, videos and websites, as a way of opening up a conversation on the notion of contemporary times in the Hispanic Caribbean.
SPAN448V
Special Topics in Latin American Civilization; Postrevolutionary Mexican Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN362, or SPAN363.

Mexico's Revolution of 1910 presented writers, artists, filmmakers, and architects with singular opportunities to reimagine the nation, cultural traditions, and the meaning of their own work. The decades following the Revolution were characterized by phenomena such as state support of the arts, sociopolitical ruptures and continuities, a greater emphasis on collaboration, socially oriented cultural production, and Mexico s role in international politics. This course presents students with ways of exploring the connections between art and politics from the 1920s to the 1950s. Topics include muralism, printmaking, avant-garde poetry, narrative fiction, a burgeoning film industry, and modernist architecture.
SPAN478P
Special Topics in United States Latino Cultures; Critical Language Pedagogy for Language Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with SPAN687 and USLT498G. Credit only granted for SPAN478P, SPAN687, or USLT498G.

Anchored in a critical interdisciplinary approach focusing on the sociopolitical and ideological dimensions of language, this course offers students the opportunity to explore and apply critical language teaching practices. Through socially responsive pedagogies, students will learn how to promote change towards equity and justice in the (language) classroom and beyond. The course includes a practical final project. Taught (mainly) 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.
SPAN605
Teaching Spanish I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must be a Spanish teaching assistant.
Methods and materials for teaching Spanish in higher education.
Restricted to SPAP graduate students or by permission of instructor only.
SPAN609A
Medieval Spanish Literature; Tropical Dreams: Nature and Art in Brazil
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cross-listed with PORT409A, LACS448Y, and SPAN408O. Credit only granted for PORT409A, LACS448Y, SPAN408O, or SPAN609A.

Interdisciplinary examination of tropicality and nature tropes that have shaped current cultural, political, and environmental debates in Brazil. Taught in English.
SPAN625
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics I:Basic Concepts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introduction to basic terms and definition in Hispanic Linguistics. Fundamental aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.
Jointly offered with SPAN425. Credit granted for SPAN425 or SPAN625.
SPAN687
Critical Language Pedagogy for Language Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Anchored in a critical interdisciplinary approach focusing on the sociopolitical and ideological dimensions of language, this course offers students the opportunity to explore and apply critical language teaching practices. Through socially responsive pedagogies, students will learn how to promote change towards equity and justice in the (language) classroom and beyond. The course includes a practical final project. Taught (mainly) in Spanish.
Cross-listed with SPAN487 and USLT498G. Credit only granted for SPAN478P, SPAN687, or USLT498G.
SPAN699
Independent Study in Spanish
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN798O
Open Seminar; The Radical Naturalists
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be a SPAN graduate student or have permission of the instructor to enroll.

The self-described "Radical Naturalists" were a group of young Spanish writers who worked to achieve the culmination of Emile Zola's literary project and to reject the mainstream Catholic Naturalism dominating the Spanish literary scene in the 1880s and 1890s. We will explore the principal concerns and motives for writing in their novels, which manifested reactions to public discourse related to communal hygiene initiatives, the body, women's status, the nature of sexuality, and scientific debates on evolution, determinism, and experimental medicine. We will study, discuss, and apply current critical and theoretical approaches to the primary texts we read.
SPAN798Q
Open Seminar; The Early Modern: Colonial and Transatlantic Crossroads
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Must be a SPAN graduate student or have permission of the instructor to enroll.

This course will explore the texts from the colonial period taking into consideration the moment of production but also theorizations within Latin American Colonial and Transatlantic Studies.
SPAN798U
Open Seminar; Rext and Image: An (Amphibian?) Approach
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be a SPAN graduate student or hve permission of instructor to enroll.

The course subtitle has been stolen. It belongs to contemporary Colombian writer Juan Cardenas whose poetic and pictorial narratives waves in between literature and visual arts. The purpose of this seminaris to critically reflect on this relation between images and words that seems to be central in some contemporary narratives from Latin America. In this seminar, we will explore this contact zone beyondtheoretical conceptualizations like ekphrasis, inter/trans/mediality, multimodality.
SPAN799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.