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SPANISH (SPAN)
College of Liberal Arts
Foreign Languages & Literatures
 
SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of Spanish. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught primarily in Spanish, with some English.



SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1-2 yrs high school Span or 1101 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of Spanish. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught primarily in Spanish, with some English.



SPAN 1201 - Intermediate Spanish I (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3-4 yrs high school Span or 1102 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in speaking and understanding Spanish, set within introduction to written Spanish and survey of contemporary culture of Spanish-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 1202 - Intermediate Spanish II (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4 yrs high school Span or 1201 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in speaking and understanding Spanish, set within introduction to written Spanish and survey of contemporary culture of Spanish-speaking societies. Emphasis on oral, aural, and reading skills; vocabulary building; some writing. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 2093 - Spanish Historical Film and Fiction in Translation (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER, LE CAT7)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Study of select contempory literary, cultural and filmic works that reflect political tensions as well as social, personal and, especially, historical realities preceding, including and following the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Taught in English.



SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish (COMM & LAN, LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5 yrs high school Span or 1202 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Development of Spanish literacy within a culturally authentic contemporary context. Emphasis on practical writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; review of key grammar. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 2540 - Latino Literatures and Cultures (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY, LE CAT8, LECD CAT08)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Literatures and cultures of Latinos in the United States, with attention to their particular issues. Some readings in Spanish for the occasional Spanish major/minor student. Taught in English (unless entire class composed of students of Spanish).



SPAN 2550 - Globalization and Sustainability in Latin America (SUSTAIN)
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, even academic years)
The study of the origins and recent trends in globalization in Latin America. Special focus on practices that promote environmental, economic, political, social and cultural sustainability. The course may focus on Central America, the Caribbean, and Andes, the Southern Cone, the Amazon or any other geocultural region in Latin America. The course is open to all majors and will be taught in English.



SPAN 3031 - Spanish Language Study Abroad I
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department approval; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Advanced language study abroad.



SPAN 3032 - Spanish Language Study Abroad II
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department approval; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Advanced language study abroad.



SPAN 3042 - Hispanic American Civilization and Culture (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; offered alternate years; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Survey of important aspects of Hispanic American civilization and culture, pre- and post-Encounter. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 3044 - Spanish Civilization and Culture (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; offered alternate years; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Historical survey. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 3045 - Spanish Culture and Civilization Study Abroad I
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department approval; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Study abroad of Spanish or Hispanic American culture.



SPAN 3046 - Spanish Culture and Civilization Study Abroad II
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department approval; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Study abroad of Spanish or Hispanic American culture.



SPAN 3047 - Spanish Culture and Civilization Study Abroad III
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department approval; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Study abroad of Spanish or Hispanic American culture.



SPAN 3048 - Spanish Culture and Civilization Study Abroad IV
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-department approval; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Study abroad of Spanish or Hispanic American culture.



SPAN 4004 - Spanish Conversation
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-2301; use of 4 credits only toward degree; summer, every year)
Practice in oral conversation skills.



SPAN 4011 - Hispanic American Prose (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; offered every third yr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Prose fiction with emphasis on 20th and 21st centuries. Attention also to cultural background. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4013 - Hispanic American Poetry and Drama (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; offered every third yr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Emphasis on 20th and 21st centuries. Attention also to cultural background. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4017 - Hispanic American Cinema and Culture (FINE ARTS)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Analysis of and insight into contemporary Hispanic American cinema and culture. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4018 - Hispanic America From Within (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Study of selected Hispanic American countries; historical, political, cultural, and other defining moments, and literary expressions of those moments, with goal of seeing the country from within. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4019 - Seminar: Hispanic America in the 21st Century (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent, this course taught in Spanish, no grad credit; A-F only, fall, even academic years)
Designed for more advanced students to delve into longer, newer, or less studied (but yet important) literary works, as well as the relative cultural background as on the Web, in scholarly texts and journals, and in films and music.



SPAN 4022 - Medieval to Early Modern Spain (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
Survey of Spanish culture from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity. Relies on written tradition but will also delve into other types of cultural production (pictorial, sculptural, architectural, etc.). Also reviews current renditions (textual and filmic) of some of the texts. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4027 - Modern Spanish Literature and Culture (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
The study of Spanish peninsular literature and culture during the twentieth century up to the death of Francisco Franco, 1975. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4028 - Literature and Culture of Spain from the 19th Century to the Present (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
Literature and culture (art, film, music, architecture, popular culture) of Spanish romanticism to the present. Works will be studied within their historical, political and social context and will shed light on the author/composer/art's ideology vis-a-vis dominant philosophical and political climates. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4030 - Cinema and Culture of Spain (FINE ARTS)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, even academic years)
Overview of Spanish cinema from the 1950s to the present. Examines a variety of filmic genres, from fascist dramas of the Francoist period to the trash-aesthetics comedies of the "New Spanish Cinema" and beyond. Spanish national identity will be the main axis of our inquiry. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4090 - Aspects of the Hispanic World (HUMANITIES)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Sociopolitical, historical, literary, and cultural events of major importance in Hispanic America, Spain, or among Latinos in the United States. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4091 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-2301 with C or better, instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students devise programs of reading and research in consultation with instructor to expand upon a topic related to one studied in regular coursework. Taught in Spanish.



SPAN 4095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Literature and/or culture of Spanish-speaking populations: Spaniards, Hispanic Americans, or Latinos in the United States. Taught in Spanish.



 
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