SPAN - Spanish

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Hispanic Studies

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I

First part of a two semester sequence emphasizing the development of a functional proficiency in the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Oral communication is stressed. (LAC)

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SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent. A continuation of SPAN 101. (LAC)

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SPAN 103 Spanish for Professionals

Introductory Spanish language course emphasizing functional communication for teachers and professionals who work with Spanish speaking students/families. (LAC)

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SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or two years of high school Spanish. Review the basic principles of the language and emphasize oral Spanish communication. Become familiar with Spanish and Latin American civilization. (LAC, gtP)

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SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or three years of high school Spanish. A continuation of SPAN 201. (LAC, gtP)

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SPAN 301 Spanish Grammar

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or approval from department. A systematic study of the more complex theories and forms of Spanish grammar with emphasis on mood, tense and voice.

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SPAN 302 Spanish Composition

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or approval from department. Designed to increase the student's composition skills in Spanish through the use of original essays, descriptions, compositions, research papers and translations.

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SPAN 303 Spanish Conversation and Film Studies

A course designed to develop a high level of proficiency in spoken Spanish. Language functions are practiced in the context of practical everyday situations and film studies.

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SPAN 304 Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or approval from department. To acquaint the student with the elements of the various literary genres and literary criticism. The MLA Handbook will be introduced for research writing.

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SPAN 305 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Prerequisites: SPAN 302 or Approval from Instructor. An introduction to the main concepts and issues related to the study of Hispanic linguistics.

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SPAN 310 Spanish for Native Speakers

Co-requisite: SPAN 311.  Prerequisite: Functional Spanish language skills at the second-year level, or intermediate level of college Spanish; or equivalent. This course is designed for students who learned Spanish in an informal non-academic setting (home, Peace Corps, travel, foreign duty).

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SPAN 311 Spanish for Native Speakers

Co-requisite: SPAN 310. This is the cultural/conversational component of the Spanish course for native speakers. Activities include: presentations, debates, discussions, movie reviews.

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SPAN 312 Written Spanish for Native Speakers

Prerequisites: SPAN 310 and SPAN 311. Designed for bilingual Heritage speakers of Spanish. The course focuses on reading development, orthography, lexical expansion, formal grammar, facility in writing and composition.
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SPAN 321 Spanish Civilization and Culture

Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish or approval from department. Designed to acquaint students with general trends of Spanish civilization and culture. Includes historical, economic, political and artistic developments of Spain from prehistoric times to the present.

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SPAN 331 Latin American Civilization and Culture

Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish or approval from department. Designed to examine the historical and cultural development of the Latin American countries. Surveys the major historical events from the pre-Columbian period to the present.

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SPAN 341 Mexican and Mexican American Civilization and Culture

Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish or approval from Department. Designed to examine the historic, econimic, political, artistic, and cultural development of Mexico and Mexican American United States.

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SPAN 405 Spanish Phonetics and Dialects

Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish. The study of the major semantic, syntactic and phonological aspects of the Spanish language dialects and the standard Latin American Spanish found in the Americas.

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SPAN 406 Introduction to Translation

Prerequisites: SPAN 302. Introduction to translation techniques and resource material in a wide variety of subjects and styles. Emphasis will be placed on translation accuracy.

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SPAN 412 Spanish for Bilingual Education

Prerequisite: SPAN 302. Develops Spanish language skills for teaching math, science and social studies. ACTFL/ETS Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview must be taken before student teaching.

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SPAN 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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SPAN 450 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: SPAN 304. Study Spanish Peninsular masterpieces from Medieval through Contemporary Literature of Spain. Includes poetry, narrative, essay and drama.

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SPAN 451 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature

Prerequisite: SPAN 304. Study Latin-American masterpieces from pre-Columbian through Contemporary period. Includes poetry, narrative, essay and drama.

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SPAN 455 Literature for Children and Adolescents

A study of award-winning works of literature. Emphasis on multi-cultural books for children and adolescent literature of acculturation and assimilation.

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SPAN 456 Spanish and Latin American Short Story

Prerequisite: Two years of college Spanish or equivalent. Study of the short story in Spain and Spanish America. Will review its development from the Middle Ages to the present. Includes works of Matute, Garcia Marquez, Borges and Rulfo.

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SPAN 457 Masterpieces in Chicano/a Literature

Prerequisite: SPAN 304. Study of the masterpieces of Chicano/a literature from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Focuses on the literature written during the decades of 1965-1995.

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SPAN 459 Hispanic Drama

Prerequisite: Two years of college Spanish or equivalent. A study of Hispanic drama masterpieces from Spain's Golden Age to the post-Civil War period; Latin America's Contemporary Theatre of Social Protest; and the United States' Hispanic Theatre Movement.

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SPAN 470 Spanish for Oral Proficiency

Prerequisites: SPAN 303, SPAN 304 and six hours of 400-level Spanish course work. A course designed to develop oral proficiency by exposing students to advanced and superior linguistic functions.

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SPAN 495 Topics

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. An in-depth study of selected topics in literature, civilization, linguistics or advanced language. Repeatable, maximum of six credits, under different subtitles.

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