Spanish
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Spanish Spring 2018

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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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section DL1 — Carla F Burns — Online
  • Section 001 — Carla F Burns — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR
  • Section 002 — Francisco Cornejo — 07:20 PM to 08:35 PM MW — Robinson A210

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 002 — Ana Ruiz Alonso Bartol — 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM MW — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D003
  • Section 001 — Carrie Bonilla — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D003

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 — Esperanza Roman-Mendoza — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Thompson Hall 1018

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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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Colleen A Sweet — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Research Hall 202
  • Section 001 — Alexia D Vikis — 04:30 PM to 05:45 PM TR — Aquia Building 346

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 002 — Carla F Burns — 10:30 AM to 01:15 PM TR — Aquia Building 346

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 — Jennifer Leeman — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Aquia Building 347

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 — Antonio Carreño-Rodríguez — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Thompson Hall 1018

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 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 472: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3 Credits)

Introduction to the analysis of the Spanish sound system, both phonetics and phonology. Topics include the articulatory system, sound production, the classification of vowels and consonants, phonetic transcription, the mental representation of sounds, variation and accent, and processes of sound change, among others. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 385, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 482: Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World (3 Credits)

Critical examination of the significance of mass media and/or popular culture for the development of Spanish-speaking nation-states in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Forms studied may include but are not limited to: Newspapers, popular novels, lithography, photography, radio, film, television, public art, sport, performance, digital media. Students will use readings in critical theory to explore ways in which forms of mass and popular culture connect to social imaginaries. Enhancement of advanced analytical skills in Spanish through different modules of lecture, reading, discussion, and writing. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 305/306 or 309 or 315, SPAN 370, SPAN 385, SPAN 390.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 484: Modern and Contemporary Literature of Spain (3 Credits)

Examines the main periods, trends, genres, and most representative works of Spanish peninsular literature from the 18th century to the contemporary period. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Spanish
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 390 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Graduate

500-Level Courses in SPAN

SPAN 502: Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 Credits)

Introduction to sociolinguistics with emphasis on bilingualism and language contact in the Spanish-speaking world including the United States. 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: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

SPAN 545: Studies in Hispanic Literature (3 Credits)

Study of major writers in a particular generation or movement. 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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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