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Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

115 Wilson Hall
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400777
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4777
(434) 924-7159 Fax: (434) 924-7160
www.virginia.edu/span-ital-port

Italian

Overview The University of Virginia is recognized as a leading national center for the study of languages and literature. Thomas Jefferson, in his original plan for the University, established a School of Modern Languages for the study of the language, literature, and culture of each five areas: Anglo-Saxon, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. It should come as no surprise that Italian has been taught at the University without interruption since its founding. Students studying in Italian can choose to concentrate on language and linguistics or literature and culture, or some combination of the two. Through systematic analysis, students learn the way language works as well as a means of promoting the successful exchange between people, businesses, and governments.

Faculty The faculty of the Italian department has a wide range of interests as well as a desire to work closely with students. Since the number of students actually majoring in Italian is relatively small, advanced classes are small, and there is a close-knit environment in which to learn.

The current faculty includes Deborah Parker, Cristina Della Coletta, Adrienne Ward, and Enrico Cesaretti.

Students Enrollment in Italian classes has increased threefold during the past five years to reach the current number of 300 per academic term. Many of the students who major in Italian are double majors; combinations include Italian and classics, Spanish, English, government/foreign affairs, art history, and music.

Students who concentrate on Italian studies have many options leading to vocational choices: teaching in secondary schools; applying for a great variety of vocational positions; continuing studies in professional schools or graduate programs; translating texts; or working in film or media relations.

Numerous Italian graduates find employment in school systems. The teaching of Italian in high schools has vastly increased over the past decade. The trend is likely to continue, considering the recent upward turn in college enrollments in Italian. College employment prospects for the specialist in Italian language and literature are outstanding. A majority of Italian majors find employment outside the field of education. Prospective employers include the federal government, international businesses, multinational corporations, press agencies, and the World Bank.

Special Resources

Tavola Italiana The Tavola Italiana is a weekly informal get-together of students and faculty for conversation and conviviality.

Circolo Italiano This student-run club has organized film showings, field trips to museum exhibitions in Washington, and volunteer tutoring.

Study Abroad While the department does not sponsor a program of study in Italy, many students spend at least part of their junior year abroad. The faculty aid in the choice of a program and arrange for the transfer of credit.

Requirements for Minor in Italian 18 credits, exclusive of ITAL 101-202, and including: one ITTR course from the range 226-263; ITAL 301 and 302; ITAL 311 and 312; and one 300- or 400-level course. Substitutions: by agreement with the Italian undergraduate advisor.

Requirements for Major in Italian Prerequisite for enrolling in the Program: ITAL 202 or equivalent. Course requirements for the B.A. degree in Italian language and literature: 27 credits (beyond ITAL 202), including: ITAL 301, 302, 311 and 312; one ITTR course from the range 226-263; two ITAL 300-level courses (one of which may be substituted with ARTH 231 or HIEU 321), and two ITAL 400-level courses. Substitutions by agreement with the Italian undergraduate advisor.

Distinguished Major in Italian Prerequisites and curricular requirements are the same as for the major. In addition, students must have, at graduation, a GPA of 3.500 in all major courses, and must take 3 credits (thus reaching a total of 30) in connection with the senior thesis, to be written in Italian, of a length and nature accepted by the sponsor (selected by the student), and evaluated by a committee of three faculty.

Distinctions The Italian program recognizes outstanding students of Italian through its chapter of Gamma Kappa Alpha, the National Italian Honor Society. Each spring (in April), the program awards the Lola Pelliccia Prize, the Sonia Kaiziss Prize, and the Guiliano Prize.

Additional Information For more information, contact Christina della Coletta, Associate Professor of Italian, 115 Wilson Hall, P.O. Box 400777, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4777; (434) 924-7159; www.virginia.edu/span-ital-port.

Portuguese

The Portuguese program functions primarily as a service to other programs, including Spanish, Latin American Studies, the Latin American program in the department of Government and Foreign Affairs, Anthropology, and others. Students interested in beginning Portuguese at the University should have considerable prior experience with Spanish or French. Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to spend a semester studying abroad in Brazil or in Portugal.

Requirements for Minor in Portuguese The Portuguese minor consists of eighteen credits beyond PORT 212.

Additional Information For more information, contact the department, 115 Wilson Hall, P.O. Box 400777, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4777; (434) 924-7159; www.virginia.edu/span-ital-port.

Spanish

Overview In 1787 Thomas Jefferson wrote: "Spanish. Bestow great attention on this and endeavor to acquire an accurate knowledge of it. Our future connection with Spain and Spanish American will render that language a valuable acquisition." Jefferson’s words have never rung more true than they do in today’s shrinking world. The major in Spanish is designed to develop a student’s proficiency in the language while assuring that he or she receives a strong background in linguistics, literature, culture or a combination of these areas. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Faculty Spanish majors have access to a nationally-ranked group of faculty members whose expertise ranges across a wide range of areas: peninsular literature from the medieval to the modern periods; Latin American literature from Colonial times to the present; Portuguese and Brazilian literature; Spanish cinema; Hispanic women’s writing; Spanish and Latin-American culture; and Hispanic linguistics. In addition to these specialists, the department regularly invites a distinguished visiting professor or Hispanic author for a semester (recent visitors have included Isabel Allende, Mempo Giardinelli, Rosa Montero, Lou Charnon-Deutsch, Antonio Munoz Molina, and Antonio Cisneros.

Students There are currently more than 150 students majoring in Spanish. More than half of these are double majors. The most popular combinations with the Spanish major include Latin American studies, Politics, or other languages such as French or Italian. Many Spanish majors go on to graduate or professional school to become lawyers, doctors and educators. Others go directly into the working world, finding their Spanish major useful for careers in business, the government, and international agencies.

Prerequisites for Majoring in Spanish In order to declare a major in Spanish, a student must have completed SPAN 202 or the equivalent, with a grade of C or better. Native speakers of Spanish must consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies before taking any Spanish courses in order to determine how best to proceed.

Requirements for the Major in Spanish The Spanish major consists of thirty credits completed above the 200 level with a grade of C or better. When declaring the Spanish major, all students are required to choose one of the three tracks described below–the general track, the literature and culture track, and the linguistics and philology track–to give structure to their Spanish studies. All three tracks require students to complete three core courses that provide basic skills and knowledge: SPAN 311 Grammar Review or 411 Advanced Grammar and Composition; SPAN 330 Literary Analysis; and one of SPAN 340/341/342/343 Spanish and Spanish American literature surveys. Students must fulfill these core courses (311/411, 330 and a literary survey) at the University of Virginia or through a UVa direct-study abroad program such as the Valencia Program.

SPAN 311 must be completed before students take 330. These prerequisites for subsequent coursework may not be taken concurrently, and both must be completed before students can proceed in the major. Students who have completed 202 or who have scored 4 on the Spanish Language AP exam will begin the major in SPAN 311. Students who have scored 5 on the same exam may not take SPAN 311 for credit; they must substitute SPAN 411, Advanced Grammar and Composition, for SPAN 311, they may do so either before or after they take SPAN 330. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the Spanish Literature AP exam may not take SPAN 330 for credit; they must substitute a 300- or 400- level literature or culture course for SPAN 330. All students who incorrectly place themselves, may lose credit for the courses in which they enroll without departmental permission. Native speakers of Spanish may not enroll in conversation courses.

  1. General Spanish Major
  1. SPAN 311, Grammar Review or SPAN 411, Advanced Grammar and Composition
  2. SPAN 330, Literary Analysis
  3. One survey of Spanish literature

• SPAN 340, Survey of Spanish Literature I: Medieval to 1700 or

• SPAN 341, Survey of Spanish Literature II: 1700 to present

4. One survey of Latin American literature:

• SPAN 342, Survey of Latin American Literature I: Colonial to 1900 or

• SPAN 343, Survey of Latin American Literature II: 1900 to present

5. One Culture and Civilization course from following options:

• SPAN 423, 1492 and the Aftermath

• SPAN 425, The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America

• SPAN 426, Spanish-Arabic Civilization

• SPAN 427, Spanish Culture and Civilization

• SPAN 428, Latin American Culture and Civilization

6. Two language courses with a number higher than 300

7. Three courses at the 400 level or above in either language, literature, or culture and civilization

Major in Literature and Culture

1. SPAN 311, Grammar Review or SPAN 411, Advanced Grammar and Composition

2. SPAN 330, Literary Analysis

3. One survey of Spanish literature:

• SPAN 340, Survey of Spanish Literature I: Medieval to 1700 or

• SPAN 341, Survey of Spanish Literature II: 1700 to present

4. One Survey of Latin American literature:

• SPAN 342, Survey of Latin American Literature I: Colonial to 1900 or

• SPAN 343, Survey of Latin American Literature II: 1900 to present

5. One Culture and Civilization Course from the following options:

SPAN 423, 1492 and the Aftermath

• SPAN 425, The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America

• SPAN 426, Spanish-Arabic Civilization

• SPAN 427, Spanish Culture and Civilization

• SPAN 428, Latin American Culture and Civilization

6. Five literature and culture courses from SPAN 423 or above

Major in Spanish Linguistics and Philology

1. SPAN 309, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

2. SPAN 310, Phonetics

3. SPAN 311, Grammar Review

4. SPAN 330, Literary Analysis

5. SPAN 340, Survey of Spanish Literature I: Medieval to 1700

6. SPAN 411, Advanced Grammar and Composition

7. SPAN 420, History of the Spanish Language

8. SPAN 421, Spanish Philology

9. SPAN 431, Sociolinguistics

10. One seminar (SPAN 492, SPAN 493), whose topics can include

• Peninsular Spanish Dialectology

• Latin American Spanish Dialectology

• Spanish in the United States

• Modern Spanish Syntax

• Sociolinguistics II

• Comparative Oral Discourse

• Contrastive Analysis

• Second Language Acquisition

• External History of Spanish Semantic Change

• Problems in Historical Phonology

• Problems in Historical Morphology

• Problems in Historical Syntax

• Problems in Spanish Etymology

Study Abroad The three core courses of the major must be completed at UVa or through a UVa direct-study abroad program such as Valencia, and all courses taken abroad for major or minor credit must be taken in Spanish. Students seeking elective credit should consult the appropriate departments.

Students wishing to study in Spain for major or minor credit must enroll in the UVa Valencia Program, which offers UVa credit, not transfer credit, or in a program approved by the Department, the College and the International Studies Office. Up to 15 UVa credits per semester and up to 24 UVa credits per year of study in the UVa Valencia Program may be applied to the Spanish major. Up to 9 UVa credits per year or semester of study in a UVa direct study program may be applied to the Spanish minor (see below).

Students who enroll in other approved study abroad programs in Spain may transfer up to 9 credits per semester and 15 credits per year of foreign study to the Spanish major, and up to 9 credits to the Spanish minor.

Students wishing to study in Latin America for major or minor credit must enroll in a study abroad program approved by the Department, the College, and the International Studies Office. Up to 15 UVa credits per semester and up to 24 UVa credits per year of study in a UVa Program such as UVa in Lima may be applied to the Spanish major. Up to 9 credits may be applied to the Spanish minor. Students who participate in other approved study abroad programs in Latin America may transfer up to 9 credits per semester and 15 credits per year of foreign study to the Spanish major. Up to 9 credits may be applied to the Spanish minor.

Independent Study Independent study with a faculty advisor is available to advanced students who wish to pursue specific areas in depth that are not included in the regular curriculum. All of these courses are taught in Spanish.

Distinguished Majors Program The department has a Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) in Spanish for those students who excel and wish to be considered for a degree with a title of distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction. Participants in the Distinguished Majors Program are required to complete 9 credits of coursework at the 500-level or above as part of the 30 credits required for their Spanish major. They are also required to complete a 6-credit thesis during their final semester of study.

Major in Latin-American Studies For major and minor requirements see the section on Latin American Studies.

Requirements for the Minor in Spanish The Spanish minor consists of 6 Spanish courses beyond the 202 level completed with a grade of C or better. SPAN 311 is a requirement for the minor, and it must be completed before students can take a course with a number higher than 311.

Five-year Teacher Education Program Students wishing to enroll in the five-year B.A./M.T. Teacher Education Program should contact Professor Alicia Belozerco in the Curry School of Education or Professor David T. Gies, the program advisor in Spanish. The five-year program leads toward teaching certification and has special requirements, including a mandatory study abroad and diagnostic and evaluative proficiency exams in Spanish.

Language Requirement SPAN 101 and 102 are courses reserved exclusively for students who present no entrance credits in the language. Students who enter with two or more entrance credits and who wish to continue in Spanish will be placed according to scores obtained on the College Entrance Examination Board SAT II tests, the AP Exam, or the UVA Spanish placement exam. The sequence of courses, depending on the level at which the student begins, is as follows: SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202; or SPAN 106, 201, 202; or SPAN 201, 202; or SPAN 202. The sequence must be followed to complete the language requirement.

Note: Students who place themselves incorrectly will not receive credit for the courses in which they enroll without permission.

Additional Information For more information, contact the Department of Spanish, 115 Wilson Hall, P.O. Box 400777, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4777; (434) 924-7159; www.virginia.edu/span-ital-port.


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Italian in Translation

Note: ITTR courses are given in English and may not be taken to fulfill the language requirement in Italian.

ITTR 215 - (3) (E)
Italian Phonetics

ITTR 216 - (3) (O)
History of the Italian Language

ITTR 226 - (3) (Y)
Dante in Translation
Close reading of Dante’s masterpiece, the Inferno. Lectures focus on Dante’s social, political, and cultural world. Incorporates The World of Dante: A Hypermedia Archive for the Study of the Inferno, and a pedagogical and research website (www.iath.virginia/dante), that offers a wide range of visual material related to the Inferno.

ITTR 227 - (3) (IR)
Petrarch in Translation

ITTR 228 - (3) (E)
Boccaccio in Translation

ITTR 230 - (3) (E)
Machiavelli in Translation

ITTR 231 - (3) (IR)
Ariosto in Translation

ITTR 236 - (3) (IR)
Tasso in Translation

ITTR 242 - (3) (IR)
Goldoni and Alfieri in Translation

ITTR 252 - (3) (IR)
Foscolo and Leopardi in Translation

ITTR 255 - (3) (E)
Manzoni in Translation

ITTR 258 - (3) (IR)
Verga in Translation

ITTR 262 - (3) (SI)
The Modern Italian Novel in Translation

ITTR 525 - (3) (SI)
Dante’s Purgatory in Translation
Prerequisite: ITTR 226 or permission of instructor.
A close reading of Dante’s Purgatory in translation. This course explores canto by canto Dante’s second realm of the Afterlife. Particular attention will be paid to how various themes and motifs (the phenomenology of love, the relationship between church and state, status of classical antiquity in a Christian universe, Dante’s representation of the saved), differ from those explored in the Inferno.

Courses Taught in Italian

In Italian, the sequence satisfying the language requirement is: ITAL 101, 102, 201, 202. Advanced standing is determined by an interview with the Italian undergraduate advisor.

ITAL 101 - (4) (S)
Elementary Conversation
Introduction to speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Italian. Five class hours and one language laboratory hour. Followed by ITAL 102.

ITAL 102 - (4) (S)
Intermediate Conversation
Continuation of ITAL 101.

ITAL 201, 202 - (3) (S)
Intermediate Conversation
Prerequisite: ITAL 102 or the equivalent.
Continued grammar, conversation, composition, readings, and an introduction to Italian literature.

Note: The following courses have the prerequisite ITAL 201, 202, or permission of the department.

ITAL 263 - (3) (Y)
Italian History and Culture Through Film: 1860’s - 1960’s
This course uses the medium of film to discuss the developments in Italian culture and history over a period of one hundred years, from 1860 to 1960.

ITAL 301 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Conversation and Composition I
Prerequisite: ITAL 202.
Includes idiomatic Italian conversation and composition, anthological readings of literary texts in Italian, plus a variety of oral exercises including presentations, skits, and debates. Italian composition is emphasized through writing assignments and selective review of the fine points of grammar and syntax.

ITAL 302 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Conversation and Composition II
Topics include idiomatic Italian conversation and composition, anthological readings and discussions in Italian of literary texts from the past four centuries of Italian literature (from Tasso to the present), selective review of the fine points of grammar and syntax, the elements of essay writing to Italian.

ITAL 311 - (3) (S)
Renaissance Literature
Prerequisite: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
Study of selected masterpieces from the 13th to the 16th century. Readings and discussions in Italian. Exercises in essay writing.

ITAL 312 - (3) (S)
Contemporary Literature
Prerequisite: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
Study of selected masterpieces from the modern period of Italian literature. Readings and discussions in Italian. Exercises in essay writing.

ITAL 370 - (3) (SI)
Lirica (Italian Lyric Poetry)

ITAL 371 - (3) (SI)
Epica (Italian Epic Poetry)

ITAL 372 - (3) (SI)
Novella (Italian Short Narrative)

ITAL 373 - (3) (E)
Romanzo (Italian Novel)
Surveys the major developments in Italian fiction during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Introduces textual analysis and critical interpretation of literary texts.

ITAL 374 - (3) (E)
Teatro (Italian Theater)
Studies the major dramatic works from the Renaissance to the present, including productions by Niccolo Machiavelli, Carlo Goldoni, Luigi Pirandello, and Dario Fo.

ITAL 375 - (3) (SI)
Critica (Italian Literary Criticism)

ITAL 376 - (3) (SI)
Italian Travel Literature
Prerequisites: Italian language course 101 through 202, or demonstrated Italian language proficiency per consent of instructor.
Study of major Italian travel writers from medieval to modern times, within a discussion of the definition and history of the literary genre, and the critical perspectives relating to it. In Italian.

ITAL 400 - (3) (E)
Methodologia (Stylistics and Methods)

ITAL 410 - (3) (E)
Medioevo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Middle Ages)

ITAL 420 - (3) (SI)
Umanesimo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Humanistic Period)

ITAL 430 - (3) (SI)
Rinascimento (Italian Culture and Literature during the Renaissance)

ITAL 440 - (3) (SI)
Barocco (Italian Culture and Literature during the Baroque Age)

ITAL 445 - (3) (SI)
Illuminismo (Italian Culture and Literature during the Enlightenment)

ITAL 450 - (3) (O)
Romanticismo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Age of Romanticism)

ITAL 460 - (3) (SI)
Novecentismo (Italian Culture and Literature in the Twentieth Century)

ITAL 461 - (3) (SI)
Italian Pop Culture: 1960’s - 1990’s
Prerequisite: Students who have completed ITAL 202. Other students admitted with instructor permission.
An interdisciplinary approach to the last thirty years of Italian cultural history, from a theoretical and practical perspective.

ITAL 499 - (1-3) (S)
Independent Study

ITAL 525, 526 - (3) (SI)
Dante: The Divine Comedy

A close reading of the Purgatorio.

ITAL 550 - (3) (SI)
Medieval Italian Literature

ITAL 555 - (3) (SI)
Renaissance Italian Literature

ITAL 560 - (3) (SI)
Baroque Italian Literature

ITAL 565 - (3) (SI)
Italian Literature of the Enlightenment

ITAL 570 - (3) (SI)
Italian Literature of the Modern Period

Portuguese in Translation

POTR 427 - (3) (Y)
The Civilization of Brazil
Introduces the development of Brazilian culture from 1500 to the present. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the language requirement.

Courses Taught in Portuguese

PORT 111 - (4) (Y-SS)
Beginning Intensive Portuguese
Prerequisite: Completion of FREN 202 or SPAN 202, or instructor permission.
Introduces speaking, understanding, reading and writing Portuguese, especially as used in Brazil. Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by PORT 212.

PORT 212 - (4) (Y-SS)
Intermediate Intensive Portuguese
Prerequisite: PORT 111 or equivalent.
Continued study of Portuguese through readings, vocabulary exercises, oral and written compositions, and grammar review.

PORT 301 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Grammar, Conversation and Composition
Prerequisite: PORT 212 or by permission.
Studies advanced grammar through analysis of texts; includes extensive practice in composition and topical conversation.

PORT 402 - (3) (E)
Readings in Literature in Portuguese
Prerequisite: PORT 212 or by permission.
Studies readings from the chief periods of Brazilian and Portuguese literature.

PORT 441 - (3) (IR)
Brazilian Literature
Studies leading figures and movements from Colonial times to 1900.

PORT 442 - (3) (IR)
Brazilian Literature
Studies leading figures and movements from 1900 to present.

PORT 461, 462 - (3) (SI)
Studies in Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature
Prerequisite: One course at the 300 level or higher, or instructor permission.
Studies topics in Portuguese or Brazilian literature or in Portuguese linguistics according to the interests and preparation of the students.

Courses Taught in Spanish

SPAN 101, 102 - (4) (S)
Elementary Spanish
For students who have not previously studied Spanish.
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 101 and 102 enable students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., greeting, narrating, describing, ordering, comparing and contrasting, and apologizing). Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by SPAN 201.

SPAN 106 - (4) (Y)
Accelerated Elementary Spanish

Prerequisite: Previous background in Spanish (1-2 years of high school Spanish) and Spanish placement exam score of 0-325, or SAT II score of 420-510.
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Five class hours. Covers the material in SPAN 101-102 in an accelerated one semester format. Followed by SPAN 201.

SPAN 201 - (3) (S)
Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 102; a score of 520-590 on the SAT II test; 326-409 on the UVa placement test; or permission of the department.
Further develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 201 enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., narrating present, past and future activities, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests). Students also read journalistic and literary selections designed for Spanish-speaking audiences. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required. Followed by SPAN 202.

SPAN 202 - (3) (S)
Advanced Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 201; SAT II test scores of 600-640; UVa placement test score of 410-535; IB exam score of 5 or 6; or permission of the department.
Enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations and handle complications (e.g., asking for, understanding and giving directions, expressing happiness and affection, and persuading). Students may choose either SPAN 202A, which includes reading literary and cultural selections or SPAN 202C, which includes selected medical readings. Three class hours. Laboratory work is required.

Note: Prerequisite for the following courses: SPAN 202 or the equivalent.

SPAN 309 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

SPAN 310 - (3) (Y)
Phonetics

SPAN 311 - (3) (S)
Grammar Review

SPAN 312 - (3) (IR)
Composition

SPAN 313 - (3) (IR)
Cultural Conversations
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 or departmental placement.
Conversation course devoted to different aspects of Spanish, Spanish American, or Latino culture. Student-led discussion of materials ranging from films and music videos to radio programs, newspapers, and the Internet.

SPAN 314 - (3) (S)
Business Spanish
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 or departmental placement.

SPAN 315 - (3) (IR)
Conversation Cinema: Latin America

Prerequisite: SPAN 311.
Conversation course whose subject matter is Latin American cinema. Films will be discussed in the context of the history and culture of various countries.

SPAN 330 - (3) (S)
Literary Analysis
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 or departmental placement.

Note: SPAN 330 or instructor permission is prerequisite for any course in Spanish literature or culture with a number above SPAN 330.

SPAN 340 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Spanish Literature I (Middle Ages to 1700)
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 341 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Spanish Literature II (1700 to Present)
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 342 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Latin American Literature I (Colonial to 1900)
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 343 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present)
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 411 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 or departmental placement.

SPAN 413 - (3) (S)
Advanced Conversation/Cinema
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330; ability to fully comprehend Spanish and to converse with some fluency (prior completion of at least three 300- or 400-level Spanish classes is recommended). Students who have had SPAN 313 or who are native Spanish speakers may not enroll in this course.
This course is designed to be an advanced-level conversation class with a cultural component.

SPAN 420 - (3) (Y)
History of the Language
Prerequisite: SPAN 309 and 311, or 310 and 311, or departmental placement.

SPAN 422 - (3) (S)
Translation from Spanish to English
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 425 - (3) (O)
The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.
Explores the history of the ecclesiastical court dedicated to the eradication of heresy in early modern Spain, its impact on culture, religion and social behavior.

SPAN 426 - (3) (Y)
1492 and the Aftermath
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.
Examines Spanish attempts to understand and figure the Americas, as well as American indigenous reactions to them.

SPAN 427 - (3) (Y)
Spanish Culture and Civilization
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 428 - (3) (Y)
Latin American Culture and Civilization
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 429Z - (3) (J)
Islam in Europe: Muslim Iberia

Prerequisite: SPAN 311 or equivalent level of proficiency in Spanish.
An introduction to Islam and a cultural history of al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia) from the year 711 until the expulsion of the Moriscos—Muslims converted, often forcibly, to Christianity—from early modern Spain in 1609.

SPAN 430 - (3) (Y)
Hispanic Dialectology and Bilingualism
Prerequisite: SPAN 309 and 311, or 310 and 311, or departmental placement.

SPAN 431 - (3) (Y)
Hispanic Sociolinguistics
Prerequisite: SPAN 309 and 311, or 310 and 311, or departmental placement.

SPAN 440 - (3) (SI)
Hispanic Intellectual History
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 450 - (3) (IR)
Spanish Literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 455 - (3) (IR)
Spanish Literature of the Golden Age
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 456 - (3) (IR)
Don Quixote
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 460 - (3) (IR)
Spanish Literature from the Enlightenment to Romanticism
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 465 - (3) (IR)
Spanish Literature from Realism to the Generation of 1898
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 470 - (3) (IR)
Modern Spanish Literature
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 473 - (3) (IR)
Literature and Cinema
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.
Explores the relationship between literature and film as narrative arts, focusing on contemporary classics of the Spanish and Spanish-American novel and their cinematic adaptations.

SPAN 474 - (3) (IR)
Women Between Cultures: U.S. Latinas in Their Writing

Prerequisite: SPAN 330; SPAN 343 highly recommended.
This course examines how Latina women in the United States have articulated in their literature the experience of living within two sets of cultural codes, considering variants such as class, race religious beliefs, and language.

SPAN 479 - (3) (IR)
Hispanic Women Writers
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.
Examines writings by women authors of Spain and Latin America, using the texts as a basis for studying the evolving roles and paradigms of women in these societies.

SPAN 480 - (3) (IR)
Latin-American Literature from Colonial Period to 1900
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 481 - (3) (IR)
Latin American Women Writers from 1900 to the Present

Prerequisite: SPAN 330; SPAN 343 highly recommended.
Study of major Latin American women writers from 1900 to the present, including poets, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers. Discussion will focus on the literary representation of issues related to gender and culture.

SPAN 485 - (3) (IR)
Latin-American Literature After 1900
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 486 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 487 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary Latin-American Novel
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 488 - (3) (Y)
Spanish Contemporary Poetry
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.
The purpose of this course is to help the student read and understand poetry in Spanish. By approaching the works of relevant Spanish and Latin American poets from different perspectives, the student will become more familiar with poetry in Spanish. Part of the course is dedicated to introducing the student into the creative mood of literature. In order to do that, the students have to translate poetry from Spanish into English, and they are also encouraged to write some poetry or poetical prose in Spanish.

SPAN 489 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary Latin American Novella
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.
A panorama of contemporary Latin American literature’s main trends through the study of novellas published between 1935 and the end of the 20th century.

SPAN 490, 491 - (3-6) (Y)
Special Topics Seminar: Literature
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement.

SPAN 492, 493 - (3-6) (Y)
Special Topics Seminar: Language
Prerequisite: SPAN 311 and 330, or departmental placement; instructor permission.

SPAN 499 - (1-3) (Y)
Independent Study
Prerequisite: instructor permission.

SPAN 514 - (3) (E)
Applied Linguistics in Spanish

Studies the basic linguistic components of Spanish, focusing on how language forms reflect the Spanish view of reality and how they differ from English.

SPAN 527 - (3) (Y)
Spanish Civilization and Culture

Studies the non-literary achievements of Spain from pre-Roman times to the present. Includes a survey of the socio-political history, the art, architecture, music, philosophy, and folklore of Spain, defining the essential characteristics of Spanish civilization.

SPAN 528 - (3) (Y)
Latin American Civilization and Culture

Studies the non-literary cultural achievements of Latin America. Surveys the socio-political history, the art, architecture, music, philosophy, social structure and “popular culture” of Latin America, defining the essential characteristics of Latin-American civilization.

SPAN 529Z - (3) (J)
Islam in Europe: Muslim Iberia

Prerequisite: SPAN 311 or equivalent level of proficiency in Spanish.
An introduction to Islam and a cultural history of al-Andalus (Muslim Iberia) from the year 711 until the expulsion of the Moriscos—Muslims converted, often forcibly, to Christianity—from early modern Spain in 1609.

SPAN 530 - (3) (SI)
Hispanic Dialectology and Bilingualism

Studies the history and theory of Spanish-English bilingualism in the U.S. and its application in the field. Topics include bilingualism in Spanish America and Spain, and social, political, and educational issues raised by theories of bilingualism.

SPAN 531 - (3) (SI)
Hispanic Sociolinguistics

Studies the theoretical aspects of conversational analysis, incorporating it into the analysis of natural talk. Emphasizes the organization of conversations, the role of sociocultural background knowledge and preferred rules of politeness, and cross-cultural and cross-gender differences.

SPAN 550 - (3) (E)
Middle Ages and Early Renaissance

Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

SPAN 555 - (3) (E)
Golden Age

Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish Golden Age.

SPAN 560 - (3) (O)
Enlightenment to Romanticism

Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

SPAN 565 - (3) (O)
Realism and Generation of 1898

Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the second half of the Spanish nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries.

SPAN 570 - (3) (E)
Contemporary Spanish Literature

Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of the Spanish twentieth century.

SPAN 580 - (3) (O)
Spanish America: Colonial Period to 1800

Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of Spanish America up to 1800.

SPAN 582 - (3) (O)
Spanish America: From Romanticism to Modernism

Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of Spanish America in the nineteenth century.

SPAN 585 - (3) (E)
Spanish America: Modern Period

Studies the major texts, authors, and literary trends of Spanish America in the twentieth century.

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