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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's work a week in the language laboratory. For students who have had no more than two or three years of Spanish in high school and qualify through the placement exam. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

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

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's work a week in the language laboratory.

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 233. Intermediate Spanish for Business. 3 credits.

A review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading, with emphasis on business terminology and expression. This course may be taken in lieu of SPAN 232. Prerequisite: SPAN 231 or equivalent.

*SPAN 265. Spanish Literature in Translation. 3 credits.

Survey of Spanish literature from the Golden Age to the present. All lectures and readings are in English. Does not count toward a major, minor or licensure in Spanish.

*SPAN 267. Spanish-American Literature in Translation. 3 credits.

Survey of Spanish-American literature of the 20th century. All lectures and readings are in English. Does not count toward a major, minor or licensure in Spanish.

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. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or equivalent.

SPAN 305. Advanced Reading. 3 credits.

Selected readings from Spanish and Latin American literature, with emphasis on teaching the student to read and interpret literary works. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 307. Spanish Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of Spanish life and culture and the outstanding contributions of Spain to world civilization. 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 310. Survey of Spanish Literature. 3 credits.

A study of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Lectures, readings, recitations, discussions and individual reports. 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. This course is recommended for students who need more practice in grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 300.

SPAN 327. Survey of Spanish American Literature. 3 credits.

A study of outstanding literary works from pre-Columbian times to the present with emphasis on the essay, poetry, short story and novel. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or equivalent.

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: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.

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: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.

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: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.

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

The development of countries like Argentina, Colombia, Per, 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: Two 300-level Spanish courses.

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: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.

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: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.

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: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.

SPAN 440. Advanced Translation. 3 credits.

Practice in translation of topics selected from the humanities, the social and political sciences. Comparative terminology and sight translation. Instruction is in Spanish. Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.

SPAN 450. Dialects in Spanish. 3 credits.

History of the Spanish language both in Spain and in Latin America. Focus on grammar in Spain, Andres Bello's grammar, the Argentinean yeismo, influence of indigenous languages, contemporary trends among minority groups in the United States (Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans), and bilingualism. Prerequisite: Two 300-level Spanish courses.

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: Three years of college Spanish or equivalent.


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