6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

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History | Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics | Medieval Studies
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Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | University Seminars | Women's Studies

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Course Descriptions

Note   The following courses are given in Spanish.

SPAN 101, 102 - (4) (S)
Elementary Spanish

For students who have not previously studied Spanish
Development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The goals of SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 are seen in terms of students performing linguistic tasks successfully (greetings, and leave-takings, narrating, describing, giving orders, comparing and contrasting, apologizing, etc.) that allow them to communicate in everyday situations. Five class hours and one laboratory hour. Followed by SPAN 201.

SPAN 106 - (3) (S)
Accelerated Elementary Spanish

Prerequisites: For students with two or more years of high school Spanish who have obtained one of the following: 510 or below on the achievement examination; 0-25 in the placement test; or permission of the department
Development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The goals of SPAN 106 are seen in terms of students performing linguistic tasks successfully (asking and giving information, expressing likes and dislikes, complaining, etc.) that allow them to communicate in everyday situations. Four class hours. Laboratory work is required. Followed by SPAN 201 (based on a grade of A- to D- in SPAN 106); or, SPAN 202 (based on a grade of A and above in SPAN 106).

SPAN 201 - (3) (S)
Intermediate Spanish

Prerequisite: Passing grade in SPAN 102, or a grade of A-to D- in SPAN 106; a score of 520-590 on the achievement examination; 26-33 in the placement test; or permission of the department
Further development of the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The goals of SPAN 201 are seen in terms of students performing linguistic tasks successfully (narrating present, past and future activities, expressing hopes, desires, requests, etc.) that allow them to communicate in everyday situations. 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, or a grade of A and above in SPAN 106; achievement test scores of 600-640; placement test scores of 34-45, 4 in the AP Test or permission of the department
Continued development of the language skills. The goals of SPAN 202 are seen in terms of students performing linguistic tasks successfully (asking for, understanding and giving directions, expressing happiness and affection, persuading, etc.) that allow them to communicate in everyday situations and handle complications. There are two different SPAN 202 courses. SPAN 202A includes reading of several literature and cultural selections, whereas SPAN 202C 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) (S)
Composition

SPAN 313 - (3) (S)
Advanced Conversation

SPAN 314 - (3) (S)
Business Spanish

SPAN 330 - (3) (S)
Literary Analysis

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

SPAN 340 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Spanish Literature I (Middle Ages to 1700)

SPAN 341 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Spanish Literature II (1700 to Present)

SPAN 342 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Latin American Literature I (Colonial to 1900)

SPAN 343 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present)

SPAN 411 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Grammar and Composition

SPAN 413 - (3) (Y)
Conversation (Spanish Cinema)

Prerequisites: SPAN 311 and SPAN 330, or permission of instructor
An upper-level conversation course in Spanish with focus on Spanish cinema.

SPAN 420 - (3) (Y)
History of the Language

SPAN 422 - (3) (S)
Translation From Spanish to English

SPAN 427 - (3) (Y)
Spanish Culture and Civilization

SPAN 428 - (3) (Y)
Latin American Culture and Civilization

SPAN 430 - (3) (Y)
Hispanic Dialectology and Bilingualism

SPAN 431 - (3) (Y)
Hispanic Sociolinguistics

SPAN 440 - (3) (SI)
Hispanic Intellectual History

SPAN 450 - (3) (IR)
Spanish Literature From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

SPAN 455 - (3) (IR)
Spanish Literature of the Golden Age

SPAN 456 - (3) (IR)
Don Quixote

SPAN 460 - (3) (IR)
Spanish Literature From the Enlightenment to Romanticism

SPAN 465 - (3) (IR)
Spanish Literature From Realism to the Generation of 1898

SPAN 470 - (3) (IR)
Modern Spanish Literature

SPAN 473 (3) (IR)
Literature and Cinema

Prerequisites: SPAN 311 and SPAN 330 or permission of instructor
Exploration of 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 479 (3) (IR)
Hispanic Women Writers

Examination of 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

SPAN 485 - (3) (IR)
Latin-American Literature After 1900

SPAN 486 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary Latin-American Short Fiction

SPAN 487 - (3) (IR)
Contemporary Latin-American Novel

SPAN 490, 491 - (3-6) (Y)
Special Topics Seminar: Literature

SPAN 492, 493 - (3-6) (Y)
Special Topics Seminar: Language

SPAN 499 - (1-3) (Y)
Independent Study


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