Spanish
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Spanish Fall 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 110: Elementary Spanish (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Equivalent to SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 105, SPAN 109, SPAN 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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 105, SPAN 109, SPAN 110.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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200-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 210: Intermediate Spanish (3 Credits)

Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Spanish-speaking regions. Equivalent to SPAN 201, SPAN 202, SPAN 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 102, 110, 115 appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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SPAN 250: Gateway to Advanced Spanish (3 Credits)

Integration of advanced intermediate-level Spanish reading, writing, listening ,and speaking skills, as well as the development of critical thinking about authentic texts from around the globe. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 210, appropriate placement score, or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Innovation Hall 206
  • Section 001 — Carla F Burns — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Robinson B218

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.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Ellen Johnson Serafini — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Robinson A412

SPAN 306: Spanish in Context II (3 Credits)

Continuation of SPAN 305. Equivalent to SPAN 309, SPAN 315.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 305, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Alexia D Vikis — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Thompson Hall 2022

SPAN 309: Intensive Spanish in Context (6 Credits)

Intensive 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 305, SPAN 306, SPAN 315.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Colleen A Sweet — 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM MWF — Research Hall 201

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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Ellen Johnson Serafini — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — Robinson A210

SPAN 325: Major Hispanic Writers (3 Credits)

Study of the works of major Hispanic writers in translation. Writers studied vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 336: Topics for Proficiency: Spain (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 Spanish history and culture. Current events, films, literary texts and popular culture reflecting Spanish issues serve as catalysts for class discussions, oral presentations and debates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 250 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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: Taught in Spanish, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 306 or 309, or SPAN 315, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section DL1 — Esperanza Roman-Mendoza — Online
  • Section 002 — Lisa M. Rabin — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Aquia Building 347

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.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 (may be enrolled concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 335 or 336, or SPAN 370, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 (may be enrolled concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

400-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 430: Spanish in the United States (3 Credits)

Covers both formal and sociolinguistic aspects of Spanish in the U.S. by discussing demographic aspects and a historical overview of the varieties of Spanish spoken in the United States. Gives a foundation in issues such as linguistic variation, language choice, the relationship among race, ethnicity, and language; official language policies; individual and societal bilingualism; and language diversity in education. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or advanced ability in Spanish, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 480: Special Topics in Spanish (3 Credits)

Study of a selected theme in Hispanic literature, culture, or linguistics. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, 388 or 390, depending on topic, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 481: Special Topics in Spanish (3 Credits)

Study of a selected theme in Hispanic literature, culture, or linguistics. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, 388 or 390, depending on topic, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in SPAN

SPAN 480: Special Topics in Spanish (3 Credits)

Study of a selected theme in Hispanic literature, culture, or linguistics. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, 388 or 390, depending on topic, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 530: Studies in the Literature of the Golden Age (3 Credits)

Study of a literary genre or a major author of Spanish literature of the Golden Age. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 551: Special Topics in Spanish (3 Credits)

Special studies in Spanish or Latin American language, literature, or culture. Specific topics are announced in advance. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of department. May be repeated within the term.
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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

600-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 635: Seminar in Don Quixote (3 Credits)

Study of Don Quixote and major critical approaches to the work. May not be repeated for credit.
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: Seminar

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in SPAN

SPAN 480: Special Topics in Spanish (3 Credits)

Study of a selected theme in Hispanic literature, culture, or linguistics. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, 388 or 390, depending on topic, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled