University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

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 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 144 - Intro Lit & Culture Spain II

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 146 - Intro Lit & Culture Lat Am II

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 197 - 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.

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 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.

SPAN 279 - Performance and Politics

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.

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.

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.

SPAN 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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

SPAN 296 - Advanced Special Topics

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