University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Spanish

SPAN 001 - Elementary I

Fundamentals of Spanish composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in Spanish and students engage in active use of the language. No prior knowledge expected.

SPAN 002 - Elementary II

Continuation of SPAN 001. Fundamentals of Spanish composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in Spanish and students engage in active use of the language. Prerequisite: SPAN 001 or equivalent.

SPAN 051 - Intermediate I

Significant review of grammar, moving toward increased proficiency in composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural context. Compositions, oral practice, reading. Prerequisites: SPAN 002, SPAN 009 or equivalent.

SPAN 052 - Intermediate II

Continuation of SPAN 051. Grammar review, moving toward increased proficiency in composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis on cultural context. More extensive and sophisticated readings and compositions than in Spanish 051. Prerequisite: SPAN 051 or equivalent.

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.

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.

SPAN 109 - Spanish Grammar

An intensive study of Spanish grammar. Topical approach. Prerequisite: SPAN 052 or Instructor permission.

SPAN 111 - SU:Race,Identity&Migrant Labor

Spanish composition and conversation via an exploration of Mexican and Mexican-American experiences in the United States during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

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.

SPAN 143 - Intro Lit & Culture Spain I

An introductory survey of major developments in Spanish peninsular literature and culture. Readings and discussions focus on textual analysis and historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.

SPAN 145 - Intro Lit & Culture Lat Am I

An introductory survey of major developments in Latin American literature and culture. Readings and discussions focus on textual analysis and historical and cultural contexts. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.

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.

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.

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.

SPAN 259 - 20-21 Cent. Poetry of Spain

A topical exploration of Spanish poetry. Themes may include the innovations of Modernismo, the Generation of '98, the Generation of '27, the "Novísimos," the "Postnovísimos," and recent hypertextual trends. Prerequisites: SPAN 140.

SPAN 296 - Advanced Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.

SPAN 297 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Permission of Chair required. Prerequisite: SPAN 140.