Courses and Syllabi

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Spanish Fall 2018

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I (3 Credits)

For students with no knowledge of Spanish. Introduction to Spanish, including elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Lab work required. Equivalent to SPAN 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Inmaculada Morales Jones — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Robinson B118
  • Section DL1 — Eleana Velasco — Online

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (3 Credits)

Continuation of SPAN 101. Equivalent to SPAN 110, SPAN 115.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 101, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — West Building 1008

SPAN 110: Elementary Spanish (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Equivalent to SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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SPAN 115: Review of Elementary Spanish (3 Credits)

Reviews elements for students who have studied Spanish previously. Equivalent to SPAN 102, SPAN 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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200-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I (3 Credits)

Further development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. SPAN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Lab work required. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 102, 110, appropriate placement score or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II (3 Credits)

Application of skills to reading, composition, and discussion. Lab work required. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 201, appropriate placement score or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Fulfills foreign language requirement., Taught in Spanish

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section DL1 — Carla F Burns — Online
  • Section 002 — Carrie Bonilla — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Aquia Building 347
  • Section 001 — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Innovation Hall 207

300-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 305: Spanish in Context I (3 Credits)

Integrated content-based approach to the study of Spanish, designed to promote oral and written abilities, as well as critical understanding of Latin American, Latino, and/or Spanish histories and cultures. Includes vocabulary-building activities, grammar review and practice, assigned readings in a variety of genres, critical cultural analysis, in-class discussions, written essays, and the viewing of films. Equivalent to SPAN 309, SPAN 315.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Jacqueline Serigos — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Robinson B105

SPAN 306: Spanish in Context II (3 Credits)

Continuation of SPAN 305. Equivalent to SPAN 309, SPAN 315.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 305, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Alexia D Vikis — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Thompson Hall 2022

SPAN 315: Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3 Credits)

Designed for students who have some communicative ability in Spanish, normally acquired in the home, who want to improve their reading and writing abilities while developing a critical understanding of Latin American, Latino, and/or Spanish histories and cultures. Course components include orthography and vocabulary activities, grammar review and practice, assigned readings in a variety of genres, critical cultural analysis, in-class discussions, written essays, and the viewing of films. Equivalent to SPAN 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 309.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 08:35 PM MW — Aquia Building 346

SPAN 335: Topics for Proficiency: The Americas (3 Credits)

Integrated content-based approach to conversational Spanish. Designed to promote increased confidence and fluency in both formal and informal Spanish registers, as well as critical understanding of Latin American and/or Latino histories and cultures. Current events, films, literary texts, and popular culture reflecting issues of Latin Americans and/or Latinos serve as catalysts for class discussions, oral presentations, and debates. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish, Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 370: Spanish Writing and Stylistics (3 Credits)

Improves writing skills by covering formal and stylistic concepts of the Spanish language. Includes practice and exposure to different textual genres in an interdisciplinary fashion. Includes common doubts concerning spelling, expression, and style; business Spanish; journalistic Spanish; academic Spanish; and creative writing. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 306 or 309, or SPAN 315, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Esperanza Roman-Mendoza — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Aquia Building 346
  • Section DL1 — Esperanza Roman-Mendoza — Online

SPAN 385: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 Credits)

Introduces the study of Spanish linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Combines discussion of theoretical issues with linguistic analysis of Spanish. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 (may be enrolled concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 388: Introduction to Latina/o Studies (3 Credits)

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of U.S. Latina/o cultural production, designed to promote critical thinking in understanding Latina/o histories, literatures, and cultures. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 335 or 336, or SPAN 370, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 390: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Analysis (3 Credits)

Required course that prepares students for the study of Hispanic literatures. Introduces basic terminology of literary analysis and provides practice in the examination of texts in the major genres: poetry, narrative, and drama. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 (may be enrolled concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 455: Spanish-English Translation (3 Credits)

Introduction to the history, theory, analysis, and practice of Spanish-English and English-Spanish translation. Includes literal versus free translation; denotation and connotation; regional and social variation; intercultural pragmatic differences; interlanguage influence and calques; and genre and audience. Hands-on experience with literary works, newspaper articles, and advertisements, as well as legal, medical, and technical documents. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 and ENGL 302/ENGH 302; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Jacqueline Serigos — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — Aquia Building 347

SPAN 485: Topics in Community-Based Spanish (3 Credits)

Combined classroom and community-based learning experience with a focus on historical, social, cultural, political, and linguistic aspects of Spanish in the community. Topics change each semester and include education, immigration, healthcare, and language policy, among others. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, advanced ability in Spanish, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 486: Topics in Latin American Literature I: Pre-colonial to Mid-19th Century (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary examination and discussion of major topics in literary texts and cultural practices of Latin America from pre-colonial times to the mid-19th century. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 390 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish, Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in SPAN

SPAN 335: Topics for Proficiency: The Americas (3 Credits)

Integrated content-based approach to conversational Spanish. Designed to promote increased confidence and fluency in both formal and informal Spanish registers, as well as critical understanding of Latin American and/or Latino histories and cultures. Current events, films, literary texts, and popular culture reflecting issues of Latin Americans and/or Latinos serve as catalysts for class discussions, oral presentations, and debates. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish, Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Graduate

500-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 510: Methods of Literary and Cultural Studies (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the fundamental techniques of literary and cultural analysis and to the major principles of various schools of crtiticism. Additionally, students will be exposed to basic methods and materials of research. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the master's program in foreign language or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 544: Spanish-Language Film, Television, and Digital Media (3 Credits)

Examines contemporary trends in film and television studios, including film theory, the archival turn, and ethnographies of television reception, as they relate to the film and television cultures of the rich and diverse regions of Latin America. Notes: Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates with the permission of the instructor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 571: Methods and Curriculum Design for Teaching Spanish (3 Credits)

Multi-faceted introduction to the scholarly study of theory, research, and practice in learning and teaching Spanish. Includes application and critical analysis of different methods of instruction and curriculum design. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in SPAN

SPAN 335: Topics for Proficiency: The Americas (3 Credits)

Integrated content-based approach to conversational Spanish. Designed to promote increased confidence and fluency in both formal and informal Spanish registers, as well as critical understanding of Latin American and/or Latino histories and cultures. Current events, films, literary texts, and popular culture reflecting issues of Latin Americans and/or Latinos serve as catalysts for class discussions, oral presentations, and debates. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish, Title varies by section and/or semester

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1 Section Currently Scheduled