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2011-12 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: 3.00
SPAN 011 - Elem Span Conversation Oaxaca
Elementary language study for students on the UVM Oaxaca program. Includes grammar study and attention to developing oral proficiency skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 001.
Credits: 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 090 - Intrm Span Conversation Oaxaca
Intermediate language study for students on the UVM Oaxaca program. Includes grammar study and attention to developing oral proficiency skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 002.
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: 3.00
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: 3.00
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 110 - Adv Span Conversation Oaxaca
Advanced language study for students on the UVM Oaxaca program. Includes grammar study and attention to developing oral proficiency skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 052.
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: 3.00
SPAN 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 197 - Readings & Research
Permission of chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 198 - Readings & Research
Permission of Chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
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 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 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: 4.00
SPAN 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 297 - Advanced Readings & Research
Permission of Chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
SPAN 298 - Advanced Readings & Research
Permission of Chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.
Credits: 3.00
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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