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2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 001 - Elementary I
Fundamentals of Spanish composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, writing. Structure of the basic Spanish sentence. No prior knowledge expected.
Credits: 4.00
SPAN 002 - Elementary II
Continuation of SPAN 001. Prerequisite: SPAN 001 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.00
SPAN 009 - Basic Spanish Grammar Review
Thorough review of Spanish grammar in preparation for intermediate level. Considerable emphasis on written exercises.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 010 - Elem Span for Special Purposes
Elementary language study targeted to specialized vocabulary needs, such as health, ecology, community development, etc.. Prerequisite: SPAN 002 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
SPAN 051 - Intermediate Language Study I
Significant review of grammar, proceeding from basic knowledge of Spanish to increased proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Compositions, oral practice, reading. Prerequisite: SPAN 002 or SPAN 009 or equivalent. Placement Exam; 2-3 years in high school; consultation.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 052 - Intermediate Language Study II
Continues building on the skills developed in SPAN 051. More emphasis on accurate language usage and more extensive readings. Prerequisite: SPAN 051 or equivalent. Placement Exam; 3-4 years in high school; consultation.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 095 - Introductory Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
SPAN 096 - Introductory Special Topics
Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
SPAN 101 - Composition & Conversation
Writing practice, sentence structure, correct expression, and guided discussions in Spanish of assigned topics. A good command of basic grammar expected. Prerequisite: SPAN 052 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 105 - Phonetics & Phonology
The sound system of Spanish: Spanish/English pronunciation contrasted; vowels, consonants, rhythms, intonation. Counts as major/minor elective, not for A&S language requirement. Prerequisite: SPAN 052 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 109 - Spanish Grammar
An intensive study of Spanish grammar. Topical approach. Prerequisite: SPAN 052 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 140 - Analyzing Hispanic Literatures
Introduction to basic genres of Hispanic literatures (narrative, poetry, drama, essay); development of analytical and critical reading/discussion skills. Short analytical papers and ample class discussion. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or concurrent enrollment with Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 141 - Intro To Literature of Spain
An introductory survey of major developments in Spanish peninsular literature. Readings and discussions focus on textual analysis, and historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 142 - Intro To Lit Spanish America
Readings and discussion focus on textual analysis, and historical and cultural contexts. Pre/co-requisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
SPAN 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
SPAN 197 - Readings & Research
Permission of chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
SPAN 198 - Readings & Research
Permission of Chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
SPAN 201 - Adv Composition & Conversation
To improve both written and oral proficiency. Textbook supplemented by panel discussions, debates, translation, and a weekly composition. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 202 - Topics in Spanish Lang Study
Varied topics devoted to a special area such as translation, creative writing, Spanish for the professions (medicine, business, journalism, law), etc. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 211 - History of Spanish Language
The evolution of the Spanish language from its origins to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 212 - Intro to Hispanic Linguistics
Introduction to the field of Hispanic linguistics, exploring the structures, sounds, semantics, and history of Spanish and its varieties around the world. Prerequisite: Six credits at 100 level.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 217 - Spanish Dialectology
Study of the dialectical features that differentiate Latin American and peninsular Spanish and factors that have contributed to this process. Prerequisite: Six credits at 100 level.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 236 - Poetic Voices/Cultural Change
A topical approach to exploration of self and society in Spain's poetic voices before 1700. Verses range from humorous to amorous, from satirical to political. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 237 - Issues in Early Spanish Lit
An exploration of topics on Spain's richly diverse literature written before 1700. Prose and/or theatre texts from this highpoint of cultural development are the focus. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 246 - Reading Cervantes
A topical approach to the study of Cervantes, author of Don Quijote de la Mancha, and his works' significance as a reflection of/on Spain's literary-cultural landscape. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 250 - Dilemmas of Mdrnty in Span Lit
How Spanish writers since the Enlightenment have responded to the changes accompanying the arrival of "modernity". Topics may include questions of identity, democracy, traditional beliefs. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 252 - Span Lit:Dictatorshp-Democracy
Literature in Spain from the Franco dictatorship to the present. Topics to include censorship and dissidence, writing-in-exile, and contemporary trends. Prerequisite: 140. UG only.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 260 - Gender in Hispanic Literatures
A topical exploration of how Hispanic women writers and literary representations of gender-related issues reflect, expand and question literary and cultural norms. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 261 - Hispanic Writing from Margins
Exploration of writers and communities at the margins of mainstream Latin-America and/or Spanish culture. Topics may include indigenous, Afro-Hispanic, regionalist authors; testimonial literatures; censorship. Prerequisite: SPAN 140 .
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 264 - Border Literatures
Introduction to border literatures of the Hispanic worlds. These texts partake of two or more cultural spheres, challenging traditional notions of linguistic, literary, cultural hegemony. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 274 - Latin-American Poetry
A topical exploration of Latin-American poetry. Possibilities include the innovations of modernismo, recent hypertextual trends and more. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 279 - Act Out:Perf Cult'l Pol Lat Am
A study of the relationship between Latin-American performance and its political contexts. Emphasis is placed on works particularly concerned with reshaping culture, politics, and aesthetics. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 281 - Contemp Spanish-Amer Fiction
A study of representative works by major authors tracing the development of narrative forms from their roots in the last century to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 286 - Writing Revolution-Latin Amer
Topics may include early uprising against Spain, representation of revolutional figures (Simon Bolivar, Pancho Villa, etc.), contemporary resistance to imperialism, among others. Prerequisite: 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 287 - Early Span Narratives Americas
Readings and analysis of late 15th and 16th century narratives. Discussion of European and Native American perspectives, religious disputes, and the "Leyenda Negra" (Black Legend). Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 290 - Hispanic Films in Context
Approaching film as reflection and shaper of Hispanic cultures through comparison with texts relevant to cultural context. Includes study of film terminology and analysis. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 291 - Early Cultures of Spain
A study of the Spanish cultures from earliest times through 1700, emphasizing major intellectual, political, and artistic developments. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 292 - Modern Cultures of Spain
A study of the cultures of Spain from the Enlightenment to the present, emphasizing the major intellectual, political, and artistic developments. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 293 - Early Latin-American Cultures
A study of colonial Latin American cultures from pre-Hispanic times through Independence. Emphasis on major intellectual, artistic, and cultural developments. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 294 - Modern Latin-American Cultures
An overview of the cultures of Latin America with a multidisciplinary approach to understanding cultural constructions. Themes included: the city, nationhood, subjectivity, marginality. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 295 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
SPAN 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
SPAN 297 - Advanced Readings & Research
Permission of Chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
SPAN 298 - Advanced Readings & Research
Permission of Chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
SPAN 299 - Topics in Hispanic Cultures
Focus on a particular cultural topic in the Hispanic world. Study might emphasize regional studies, current conflicts on ecology, ethnicity, and gender. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
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