Bulletin--Spanish Discipline

SPANISH


College of Humanities
(See Foreign Languages—Spanish in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

All upper division courses are conducted in Spanish.

Undergraduate Courses

*101 First Semester Spanish (5) [GE]

Introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish and to Spanish and Latin American culture; emphasis on language as a communicative medium and carrier of culture. (See the Department of Foreign Languages statement in the Academic Programs section.)

*102 Second Semester Spanish (5) [GE]

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent. Continuation of instruction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish and to Spanish and Latin American culture; emphasis on language as a communicative medium and carrier of culture.

*205 Spanish Grammar Review (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 206. A review of the basic elements of Spanish grammar (verb tenses, subjunctive, word order, parts of speech, etc.)

*206 Spanish Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 205. The development of oral skills with an emphasis on pronunciation and practical vocabulary used in travel, the home and work.

*215 Intermediate Grammar (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 206 or SPAN 216. A comprehensive review of Spanish grammar based on written exercises.

*216 Intermediate Conversation and Reading (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: SPAN 206 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 215. Development of oral skills especially the vocabulary dealing with politics, religion, ecology and other social issues. Conversations and oral reports based on readings from newspapers, magazines and essays.

301 Advanced Grammar (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 215 or equivalent. Study of the most problematic aspects of Spanish grammar; comparative analysis of Spanish and English. Students must have a knowledge of basic grammatical terms. Recommended especially for prospective teachers or writers of Spanish.

*305 Advanced Composition (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 215 or consent of instructor. Extensive practice in expository writing with emphasis on forms, development and organization of the short essay including the study of style. Recommended for Spanish majors and minors.

*306 Advanced Reading and Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 216 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 305. Oral presentations and group discussions based on readings from novels, plays and poetry. Introduction to literary and artistic terminology. Recommended for Spanish majors and minors.

325 Applied Spanish Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonemics (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 215 and 216 or equivalent. Application of modern descriptive linguistics to the analysis of the phonetic and phonemic systems of Spanish including correlation between the phonemic and graphemic systems. Required for majors, minors, and credential candidates. Laboratory practice.

326 Applied Spanish Linguistics: Morphology and Syntax (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 215 and 216 or equivalent. Application of modern descriptive linguistics to the study of morphology and syntax of the Spanish language. Required for majors, minors, and credential candidates.

350 Practical and Literary Translation (3)

Prerequisites: native fluency in English and moderate competency in understanding, speaking, and reading Spanish. Theoretical and practical aspects of translation. Exercises in translating Spanish to English based on letters, expository prose, essays, and poetry. Conducted in both Spanish and English.

401 Culture and Civilization of Spain (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 215 and 216 or equivalent. Background for Spanish literature.

405 Culture and Civilization of Spanish America (3) [GE]

Prerequisites: SPAN 215 and 216 or equivalent. Background for Spanish American literature. Lectures and readings in Spanish.

500 Introduction to Literary Criticism (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 215 and 216 or equivalent. Basic techniques in literary interpretation using selected Spanish prose and poetry as models for study. Strongly recommended for beginning majors.

521 Spanish Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Literature (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Spanish literature from the jarchas to Calderon de la Barca. May be repeated when topics vary.

523 Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Spanish literature from Feijoo to Pardo Bazan. May be repeated when topics vary.

525 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Spanish literature from the Generation of '98 to the present. May be repeated when topics vary.

541 Spanish American Literature: Discovery to Early Romanticism (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Spanish American literature from the chroniclers to but excluding Sarmiento. May be repeated when topics vary.

543 Spanish American Literature: Romanticism to Modernism (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Spanish American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century but excluding Modernism. May be repeated when topics vary.

545 Twentieth Century Spanish American Literature (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Spanish American literature from Modernism to the present. May be repeated when topics vary.

562 Cervantes: The Quijote (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Cervantes' development, both as a man and a writer within the framework of his time. Reading and analysis of Don Quijote. Survey of various interpretations of Don Quijote across the centuries.

580 Great Figures in Hispanic Literature (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. The life, times, and works of an outstanding figure in Hispanic letters. Course may be repeated for credit when different writers are treated in succeeding semesters.

595 Senior Survey in Spanish or Spanish American Literature (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 500 or equivalent. Content to be specified in Class Schedule. Survey of Spanish or Spanish American literature in alternate semesters from beginnings to the present. Required of majors once during senior year. May be repeated when topics vary.

699 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: consent of department chair and instructor. Special topics in Spanish. Written projects requiring critical analysis and interpretation of linguistic or literary problems. Material adopted to individual needs and interest. May be repeated for credit.

*New students enrolling in SPAN 101, 102, 205, 206, 215, 216, 305, and 306 must take a diagnostic examination during the first week of instruction.

Graduate Courses

Prerequisite for each graduate course in Spanish: admission to Spanish program or consent of instructor.

745 Seminar in the Structure and Development of the Spanish Language (3)

The phonological, morphological, and syntactical development of the Spanish language from classical Latin to modern Spanish.

821 Seminar in Spanish Literary Genres (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced study in standards of evaluation and methods of analysis of Spanish or Spanish American novel, short story, drama, essay, or poetry. May be repeated when genres vary.

831 Seminar in Literary Movements or Periods (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced study of Spanish or Spanish American literary movements or literary periods. May be repeated when different movements or periods are treated.

880 Seminar in Individual Authors or Works (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced study of significant authors or works in Spanish or Spanish American literature. May be repeated when authors or works vary.

899 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member. Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition.


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