Spanish

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

SPAN 101-102. Elementary Spanish (4, 1). 4 credits each semester.

The fundamentals of Spanish through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour’s work a week in the language laboratory.

SPAN 109. Accelerated Review of Elementary Spanish (3, 1).  3 credits.

Reviews elementary Spanish grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Spanish. One hour of work a week in the language laboratory. For students who have had no more than two or three years of Spanish in high school or qualify through the placement exam. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

SPAN 111-212. Intensive Spanish (6, 1). 6 credits each term

This intensive course covers two years of Spanish in one. The first semester is equivalent to elementary Spanish and the second semester to intermediate Spanish. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour of work a week in the language laboratory. (Offered May and Summer term only.)

SPAN 231-232. Intermediate Spanish. 3 credits each semester.

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college Spanish or equivalent.

SPAN 280. Technical Spanish Language. 3 credits.

This course is designed to give students knowledge in the Spanish vocabulary needed to communicate with clients and patients in the fields of medical, judiciary and computer sciences. This course is required for those students who are minors in translation. Prerequisite: SPAN 232

SPAN 300. Spanish Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of modern, everyday Spanish with emphasis on conversation and composition to give students confidence in expressing themselves in simple idiomatic Spanish. Instruction is in Spanish. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 305. Advanced Reading. 3 credits.

This course is designed to prepare students in literary analysis of the novel as well as short stories and poetry. All necessary terminology will be studied. Mandatory for all Spanish majors before taking any other literature class. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 307. Spanish Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of Spanish life and culture from ancient times to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 308. Latin American Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of the geographical, historical and cultural development of Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 315. Spanish Phonetics. 3 credits.

Intensive drill in Spanish sounds and intonation patterns. Continued emphasis upon conversation. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 320. Advanced Spanish Grammar. 3 credits.

Advanced course in morphology and syntax with extensive practice  in composition. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN  300 or equivalent.

SPAN 325. Advanced Oral and Written Practice in Spanish.  3 credits.

Intensive practice of conversation and composition in Spanish with emphasis on grammar and style. Instruction is in Spanish. The course is recommended to students who need practice in grammar. Counts as an elective for Spanish majors and minors. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 330. Business Spanish. 3 credits.

A study of commercial and technical vocabulary and trade customs in conjunction with practice in the art of commercial communication including interviews, letter writing and simultaneous interpretation. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 385. Latin American Drama and Short Stories. 3 credits.

Reading and analysis of representative plays and short stories from Latin America. Student reports on selected authors. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 390. Spanish Poetry of the 20th Century. 3 credits.

The course will cover poets such as Antonio Machado, Luis Cernuda, Pedro Salinas and Frederico Garcia Lorca. A complete study of the chronology, historical situation, social context and cultural impact of the poets and their works. Prerequisite: SPAN 305

SPAN 395. Latin American Poetry of the 20th Century. 3 credits

This course will study poets such as Jose Juan Tablada, Ramon Lopez Velarde, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo. Life, works, chronology, historical situation, social context and influences, tendencies and valuations. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305

SPAN 400. Advanced Conversation. 3 credits.

Discussions deal with topics of current interest. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

SPAN 405. Spanish Novels of the 19th and 20th Centuries.  3 credits.

The development of the Spanish novel from the “costumbristas” through the realism of Galdos and from the writers of the Generation of 1898 to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 406. Spanish Drama of the 19th and 20th Centuries.  3 credits.

Readings and discussions of representative works of Spanish drama from the Romantic period to the present. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 407. Aspects of Spanish Civilization. 3 credits.

Studies in Spanish art and culture. Studies in the social development that has taken place in Spain after Franco. The course will also cover the influence of Spain in Europe as well as in Latin America. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 307

SPAN 408. Aspects of Latin American Civilization. 3 credits.

The development of countries like Argentina, Colombia, Perú, Mexico and others from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasis on the indigenous and European cultures and their influences on contemporary traditions. Focus on Central America, political developments and revolutions and wars within the last two decades. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 308.

SPAN 415. The Spanish-American Novel. 3 credits.

Reading and analysis of representative works of Spanish-American novelists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 425. Prose of the Golden Age. 3 credits.

A study of the chivalric, sentimental, pastoral and picaresque  genres of prose literature and of their development through the  Golden Age, culminating in Cervantes. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 426. Drama of the Golden Age. 3 credits.

A study of the “comedia” of the Golden Age including works of Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Tirso de Molina and Ruiz de Alarcon. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 427. Poetry of the Golden Age. 3 credits.

Lecture and analysis of Spanish Poetry beginning with the Renaissance through the end of the 17th Century. The course will cover poets such as Garcilaso de la Vega, Fray Luis de Leon, and San Juan da la Cruz. Instruction in Spanish.  Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 460. Post War Literature in Spain. 3 credits.

Reading and analysis of representative works of Spanish novelists and their development after the Civil War in Spain. Emphasis on Spanish history and society under the influence of Franco’s Regime. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

SPAN 485. Cinema and Literature. 3 credits.

Studies of the structure of the cinema and its relation to literature. Comparison between different literary works and their interpretation in cinema. The course will cover topics in Spain and Latin America. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 305.

 



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