Courses and Syllabi

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Spanish Fall 2020

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. Notes: Students may not receive credit for SPAN 101 and SPAN 110. Equivalent to SPAN 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (3 Credits)

Continuation of SPAN 101. Notes: Students may not receive credit for SPAN 102 and SPAN 115 or 110. Equivalent to SPAN 110, SPAN 115.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 101, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

SPAN 110: Elementary Spanish (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for SPAN 110 and SPAN 101, 102, or 115. Equivalent to SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

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
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 102, 110, 115, appropriate placement score or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 201, appropriate placement score or permission of department.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Fulfills Frgn Lng requirment, Taught in Spanish

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SPAN 212: Intermediate Spanish II: Local and Global Contexts (3 Credits)

Intermediate, content-based course focused on students’ use of Spanish in community and professional contexts. Cultural topics relevant to living and working in local and global Spanish-speaking communities provide a structure for students' oral, reading and written language development in the language. Critical approaches to the study of Spanish and Spanish-language culture give students the methodological foundation for advanced courses in Spanish at the University. Equivalent to SPAN 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 201, permission of instructor or appropriate score on the placement test.
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

SPAN 215: Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3 Credits)

Builds on the linguistic resources and sociocultural knowledge of intermediate heritage speakers of Spanish as they prepare for courses at the advanced level. Students will develop their oral and written expression through regular exposure to Spanish-language texts, films, digital media, music, and visual art. Students will also cultivate their critical understanding of the significance of language and other forms of culture for Spanish-language communities. The course is designed to give students multiple opportunities for personal reflection on issues concerning language and identity. Equivalent to SPAN 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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 SPAN 215, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 315: Spanish in Context 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: SPAN 215, appropriate placement score or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or SPAN 215, or equivalent, or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • SPAN 335 - 001: Migration — Esperanza Roman-Mendoza — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR - Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 210

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. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or SPAN 215, 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

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. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 306 or 309, or SPAN 315, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 (may be enrolled concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
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. Limited to three attempts.
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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 370 (may be enrolled concurrently) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or advanced ability in Spanish, 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 483: Medieval and Early Modern Literature of Spain (3 Credits)

Examines the main periods, trends, genres, and most representative works of the Spanish peninsular literature from its beginnings to the end of the Golden Age. Limited to three attempts.
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

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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.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or SPAN 215, or equivalent, or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • SPAN 335 - 001: Migration — Esperanza Roman-Mendoza — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR - Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall) 210

SPAN 483: Medieval and Early Modern Literature of Spain (3 Credits)

Examines the main periods, trends, genres, and most representative works of the Spanish peninsular literature from its beginnings to the end of the Golden Age. Limited to three attempts.
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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Graduate

500-Level Courses in SPAN

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
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.
Registration Restrictions:

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

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