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Spanish (SPA)

Section Head: Professor Gitlitz

101 Beginning Spanish I (3)

Introduction to Spanish for beginners. (Lec. 3) Pre: no prior Spanish is required. Will not count toward the language requirement if the student has studied Spanish for more than one year within the last six years. (FC) [D]

102 Beginning Spanish II (3)

Continuation of 101. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 101 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

103 Intermediate Spanish I (3)

Reading and discussion of representative authors, grammar review, and continued practice in language skills to broaden understanding of Hispanic culture. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 102 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

104 Intermediate Spanish II (3)

Continuation of 103. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 103 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

111 Accelerated Elementary Spanish (6)

Accelerated elementary Spanish equivalent to 101 and 102. Develops basic communication skills in Spanish. Explores the products, practices. and perspectives of Hispanic culture. (Lec. 6) (FC) [D]

113 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish (6)

Accelerated intermediate Spanish equivalent to 103 and 104. Develops intermediate communication skills in Spanish. Explores the products, practices, and perspectives of Hispanic culture. (Lec. 6) Pre: 102 or 111 or permission of instructor. (FC) [D]

205 Spanish Language and Style I (3)

Development and refinement of all Spanish language skills, with emphasis on writing, through structured practice using Hispanic cultural and literary materials. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 104 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

206 Spanish Language and Style II (3)

Continuation of 205. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 205 or equivalent. (Lec. 3) (FC) [D]

207 Oral Expression in Spanish (3)

Development of oral skills in Spanish through discussion, interpreting, and reports on topics of personal, practical, or cultural interest. Students enrolling in this course should have taken 205 or equivalent. (Lec. 3). May be taken concurrently with 205. (FC) [D]

210 Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3)

Fundamentals of Spanish grammar, spelling, and writing for heritage speakers with native speaker background who have not had academic training in Spanish. (Lec. 3) Offered every semester. (FC) [D]

305 Early Spanish-American Literature and Culture (3)

Study of the early development of Spanish-American culture through its literature, from Conquest to Independence. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or permission of instructor.

306 Modern Spanish-American Literature and Culture (3)

Significant figures and developments in literature, the arts, and society, from Independence to the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or permission of instructor.

307 Hispanic Culture Through the 17th Century (3)

Significant contributions in literature and the arts, from the unique period of coexistence of Christians, Jews, and Muslims through the Golden Age of the 16th and 17th centuries. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206.

308 Literature and Culture of Modern Spain (3)

Major figures and developments in Spanish literature, the arts, and society from the 18th century to the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or permission of instructor.

310 Field Workshop (1-6)

Cultural visit to Spain or Hispanic America. Significant monuments and places of interest to the student of literature and civilization will be studied. Lectures supplemented by assigned readings. (Workshop) Pre: 104 or permission of instructor.

312 Advanced Spanish (3)

Problematic aspects of Spanish grammar; proper syntax and word usage in speaking, translation, and writing at sophisticated levels; correct reproduction of sounds and intonation patterns. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or permission of instructor.

313 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3)

Introduction to Spanish linguistics with focus on what human languages are and how they are used. Analysis of Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, along with issues of language variation and bilingualism in Spanish-speaking communities. (Lec. 3) Pre: 312.

315 Practicum in Community Work (3)

Practical application of Spanish in a community agency, school, or business. Individual project developed by student under guidance of a Spanish faculty member. Requires a minimum of 120 hours. (Practicum) Pre: 206 and permission of instructor.

316, 317 Spanish Internship Abroad (3-6)

Supervised work experience in Spanish-speaking country for advanced language students. (Independent Study) Pre: 321. For credit for the B.A. in Spanish only for students also completing a B.S. in engineering.

320 Critical Studies in Spanish Cinema (3)

Study of major Spanish film genres and of prominent Spanish film directors. Emphasis will vary. Course taught in English. Students counting the course for a major or minor in Spanish are required to do all written work in Spanish and must have credit for 206. (Lec. 3) FLM 101 or equivalent recommended. May be repeated with different topics for a total of 6 credits. (A) (FC) [D]

321 Spanish for Business and Technology (3)

Study of the concepts and terminology of the Spanish language common to the realm of international business and engineering. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or equivalent. For credit for the B.A. in Spanish only for students also completing a B.S. in engineering.

325 Introduction to Literary Genres (3)

Presentation of the novel, poetry, drama, and essay as literary genres. Textual commentary and methods of criticism. (Lec. 3) Pre: 206 or permission of instructor. Required for Spanish majors. (A)

391, 392 Spanish Literature in Translation (3 each)

Reading and analysis in English of Spain’s most significant contributions to world literature: poetry, novel, drama, essay. Works through the 17th century in the first semester; those of the 19th and 20th in the second. (Lec. 3) Not for major credit in Spanish.

393 Modern Hispanic-American Literature in Translation (3)

Introduction to the development of Latin-American literature in the 20th century and an examination of how the literary artifact has reflected the major social and political changes of the region. (Lec. 3) Not for major credit in Spanish.

401 Oral and Dramatic Presentation of Hispanic Literature (3)

Practice in effective oral communication in Spanish and appreciation of Hispanic literature through analysis and class presentation of drama, poetry, and prose. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

413 Spanish Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics (3)

Study of Spanish sociolinguistics and pragmatics. Analysis of speech variants or dialects and the factors that determine them. Examination of the use of language in context and the ways in which speakers interpret discourse. (Lec. 3) Pre: any 300-level SPA course or permission of the instructor.

421 Business Spanish (3)

Study of concepts and terminology in the Spanish-speaking business world. (Lec. 3) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in a 300-level Spanish course. Not for graduate credit in Spanish.

430 Castilian Prose of the 16th and 17th Centuries (3)

Literary significance of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and an analysis and critical examination of the prose works of the principal writers of this Golden Age of Castilian Literature. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

431 Drama and Poetry of the 16th and 17th Centuries (3)

Spanish poetry and drama from the early Renaissance through the Baroque. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

450 Romanticism and Realism (3)

Nineteenth-century Spanish literature of the romantic and realist movements. Examples of drama, poetry, and prose as they reflect evolving concerns of the modern writer and society. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

471 Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture (3)

Latin American topics or author not emphasized in other courses. (Seminar) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor. May be repeated with a change in topic for a maximum of 6 credits.

472 Topics in Hispanic Literature (3)

Topics in Hispanic linguistics not emphasized in other courses. (Seminar) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor. May be repeated with a change in topic for a maximum of 6 credits.

473 Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture (3)

Spanish topics or authors not emphasized in other courses. (Seminar) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor. May be repeated with a change in topic for a maximum of 6 credits.

481 Don Quijote (3)

Life and times of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and the reading and critical interpretation of his work, El ingenioso hildalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

485 Modern Spanish Narrative (3)

Representative narrative works by Spain’s major authors from the Generation of 1898 to the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

486 Modern Spanish Poetry and Drama (3)

Selected poetry and plays from the 19th century through the present. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

488 Spanish-American Poetry and Drama (3)

Traces the development of poetic expression and drama from the 17th century to modern times as a reflection of the evolution of Spanish-American identity. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

489 The Spanish-American Narrative (3)

Traces the development of fictional prose in Spanish America from the colonial period to modern times as a reflection of cultural and societal changes. (Lec. 3) Pre: 325 or permission of instructor.

497, 498 Directed Study (1-3 each)

For the advanced student. Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: 325, acceptance of project by faculty member, and approval of section head.

510 Contemporary Spanish Workshop (3-6)

New developments in all areas of Hispanic studies including pedagogical matters and classroom techniques. (Workshop) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

511 The Spanish of the Americas (3)

Examines linguistic dialect variation within Spanish and the factors that determine it. Individual and social bilingualism and its educational implications are also discussed. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

513 Bilingualism in Spanish-speaking Communities (3)

Study of bilingualism from perspective of psycholinguistics. Study of different bilingual educational models and programs in the Spanish-speaking world and in the U.S.

561 Seminar in Medieval Poetry and Prose (3)

Examination and analysis of the epic, lyrical, and narrative medieval literature of Spain and its impact on subsequent literature. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

570 Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture (3)

Special topics or authors not emphasized in other courses. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

572 Evolution of Spanish-American Culture and Thought (3)

Development of Spanish-American thought and cultural trends, as portrayed in major works of artists and thinkers. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

574 Interpretations of Modern Spanish-American Thought (3)

Topics of interest in the development of modern Spanish-American thought as represented in the essay from the period of independence to the present. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

580 Seminar in 19th-Century Spanish Literature (3)

Selected authors and topics from the Spanish Romantic movement through realism and naturalism. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topic and permission of instructor.

584 Interpretations of Modern Spain (3)

Development of Spanish thought particularly with respect to sociological and cultural problems from the 18th century to the contemporary period as seen through the writings of significant essayists. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

585 Seminar in 20th-Century Spanish Literature (3)

Topics of aesthetic, cultural, and linguistic concern in 20th-century peninsular literature. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topic and permission of instructor.

587 Seminar in Renaissance and Baroque Literature (3)

Aesthetic analysis of works representative of the period and their influence on subsequent literatures. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topic and permission of instructor.

588 Seminar in Colonial Spanish-American Literature and Culture (3)

Topics of interest dealing with the development of Spanish-American cultural identity and literature from the period of discovery and colonization to independence. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

589 Seminar in Modern Spanish-American Literature and Culture (3)

Topics of interest dealing with the development of Spanish-American literature and culture from the period of independence to the present. (Seminar) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with different topic.

590 The Hispanic Presence in the United States (3)

A study of the establishment of the Hispanic presence and its heritage in the art, folklore, and language of the United States, and an analysis of the literature of the Spanish-speaking peoples. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing or permission of instructor. In alternate years.

597, 598 Directed Study (3 each)

Individual research and reports on problems of special interest. (Independent Study) Pre: graduate standing and approval of the director of graduate studies. May be repeated with different topic.

599 Master’s Thesis Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.


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