Department of Languages & Cultures

Spanish Courses

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Essentials of Spanish, oral-aural skills stressed with additional reading, writing, and grammar.

  • 5 Credits

Essentials of Spanish continued. Additional oral-aural skills practice with increased grammar, reading, and writing. Prer., Span 1010 or equivalent.

  • 5 Credits

Spanish at the intermediate level with concentration on conversation, grammar, vocabulary, culture, and civilization or literature at that level. Prer., SPAN 1020 or equivalent.

  • 5 Credits

An intermediate Spanish course continuing conversational usage and cultural integration utilizing contemporary materials, newspapers, etc. Prer., SPAN 2110 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

Conversation at the intermediate level on contemporary topics in Spanish culture. Prer., SPAN 1020 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

The vocabulary and usage of the world of health care. Applied language and cultural values of Latino cultures. Prer., SPAN 2120 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

The vocabulary and usage of the world of finance and commerce. Applied business correspondence, marketing and accounting terminologies. Prer., SPAN 2120 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

Designed to review extensively the functional application of modern Spanish. Presents a skill-development approach featuring graded compositions and oral practice based on material encountered in informal situations. Prer., SPAN 2120. Coreq., SPAN 3010 strongly advised.

  • 3 Credits

Practice in conversation and development of skills in composition with emphasis in oral presentations and formal compositions, including academic essays. Prer., SPAN 2120. Coreq., SPAN 3000 strongly advised.

  • 3 Credits

Students read different genres - narrative, essay, short story, drama and poetry to facilitate the acquisition of critical skills in the identification of basic ideological and formalistic issues within texts being studied. Prer., SPAN 3000 and SPAN 3010.

  • 3 Credits

Introduction to literary form and expression through selected masterpieces of Peninsular literatures. Course is only offered one semester per year, generally in the spring. Prer., SPAN 3100 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

Introduction to literary form and expression through selected masterpieces of Latin American literatures. Course is only offered one semester per year, generally in the fall. Prer., SPAN 3100 or equivalent.

  • 3 Credits

Conversation at the advanced level on contemporary topics in Spanish culture. Prer., SPAN 2120 or equivalent.

  • 1 Credits

Cultural history of Spain. Readings of selected masterworks with discussion about art, music, architecture, folklore, and customs. Taught in Spanish. Course is only offered one semester per year, generally in the fall. Prer., SPAN 3000.

  • 3 Credits

Readings from essay. Writings from the conquest to contemporary society including Las Casas, Sarmiento, Hostos, Sierra, Gonzalez, Prada, Rodo, Paz. Prer., SPAN 3100.

  • 3 Credits

The Language and Culture department will offer to advanced language students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in settings such as schools, social support agencies, etc. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., Departmental permission.

  • 1 to 3 Credits

The cinematic manifestations of the richness and the variety of Hispanic culture as expressed through an artistic and humanistic vision. May be repeated once provided the topic is different. Approved for LAS Humanities area requirement and Global Awareness requirement. Prer., SPAN 3000 for Spanish majors/minors only. Meets with FCS 3690 and FILM 3690.

  • 3 Credits

A theatre practicum in Spanish stressing proper diction, articulation, and pronunciation as well as active involvement in public presentation of selected dramatic writers. Prer., SPAN 3100.

  • 1 to 3 Credits

Advanced study of the vocabulary, language and cultural values of Latino cultures for the health care professional. Prer., SPAN 2920.

  • 3 Credits

Advanced study of the vocabulary and usage of the world of business and commerce. Prer., SPAN 2930.

  • 3 Credits

Designed to improve written expression Spanish. Detailed study of the nuances of grammar. Attention given to points most difficult for students, to composition skills, and to various styles of written Spanish. Prer., SPAN 3020 or permission of instructor.

  • 3 Credits

An overview of Hispanic women as seen by Hispanic male and female writers; may be included as part of women’s studies program. Prer., SPAN 3100 or its equivalency. Meets with SPAN 5110.

  • 3 Credits

Masterworks of major Spanish authors: readings and discussions. Prer., SPAN 3100 or its equivalency. Meets with SPAN 5150.

  • 3 Credits

The study of the history and traditions of Hispanics in the state from the 16th century to the present. Approved for LAS Humanities area requirement and Cultural Diversity requirement. Meets with FCS 4210.

  • 3 Credits

The historical, cultural and political currents in Latin America beginning with Pre-Colombian indigenous cultures and continuing to the present. Prer., SPAN 3000. Meets with SPAN 5250.

  • 3 Credits

Course focuses on the evolution of the films of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. The manner in which this innovative auteur has treated a variety of conceptual and formal issues will be examined, as will his vision of the cultural and social transformation of Spanish society from the early 1980s to the present. Meets with FILM 4253 and FCS 4253.

  • 3 Credits

Reading and discussion of selected works by Unamuno, Barojo, Valle-Inclan, Azorin, and A. Machado. Study of the significance of this celebrated generation’s contribution to Hispanic literature and thought. Prer., SPAN 3100 or its equivalency. Meets with SPAN 5280.

  • 3 Credits

Readings and discussions of first-rate Hispanic short stories with which to build reading and verbal skills on an advanced level. Provides a wide variety of language learning experiences. Prer., SPAN 3000, SPAN 3010, SPAN 3100. Meets with SPAN 5360.

  • 3 Credits

Selected topics in Spanish or Latin American literature. Contents will vary according to the instructor and the research interests of the class. Possible themes include post World War II novelists, the boom, post-Franco Spanish drama and Cuban American writers. May be repeated once for credit if the topic is different. Prer., SPAN 3100 or its equivalency. Meets with SPAN 5400.

  • 3 Credits

Study of the works of the leading Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, and Cuban-American writers in the United States. Taught in Spanish. Approved for LAS Cultural Diversity requirement. Prer., SPAN 3100 or consent of instructor. Meets with SPAN 5420.

  • 3 Credits

Theatrical work of Chicano/a, Puerto Rican and U.S. Cuban writers including Valdes, Pinero, Munoz and Morton. Taught in Spanish. Prer., SPAN 3100. Meets with SPAN 5430.

  • 3 Credits

The literary manifestations of individuals of Mexican origin in theater, prose, and poetry. Taught in Spanish. Prer., SPAN 3100. Meets with SPAN 5440 and WEST 4440.

  • 3 Credits

Since 1960, and even in the 19th century, Cubans migrated to the U.S. and began to write poems, essays, fiction, and theater; a study of these works. Taught in Spanish. Prer., SPAN 3100. Meets with SPAN 5450.

  • 3 Credits

The literary manifestation of U.S-Mexico border writers, including prose, poetry, essays and performance art. Some of the texts will be in Spanish, some will be in English. Taught in Spanish. Prer., SPAN 3100 or consent of instructor. Meets with FCS 4460 and SPAN 5460.

  • 3 Credits

Reading and discussion of contemporary Hispanic American masterworks. Prer., SPAN 3100 or its equivalency. Meets with SPAN 5510.

  • 3 Credits

Reading and discussion of selected material. Prer., SPAN 3100.

  • 3 Credits

Background and study of the first part of Cervantes’ Don Quijote (1605); the 52 chapters. Prer., SPAN 3100.

  • 3 Credits

Background and study of the second part of Cervantes’ Don Quijote (1615). Prer., SPAN 4620 or its equivalency.

  • 3 Credits

Offered as three five-week mini-courses (each course carrying 1 credit). This course sequence will deal with three engaging writers of either Spanish or Latin American or Chicano masterpieces. Students are encouraged to take the entire three-course sequence, which will be offered during the regular semester in successive segments during the same day/time block. See the schedule of courses for specific topics. Prer., SPAN 3100 or its equivalency. Meets with SPAN 5650.

  • 1 Credit

Offered as three five-week mini-courses (each course carrying one credit). This course sequence will deal with three engaging writers of either Spanish or Latin American or Chicano masterpieces. Students are encouraged to take the entire three-course sequence, which will be offered during the regular semester in successive segments during the same day/time block. See schedule of courses for specific topics. Prer., SPAN 3100 or its equivalency. Meets with SPAN 5660.

  • 1 Credit

Offered as three five-week mini-courses (each course carrying 1 credit). This course sequence will deal with three engaging writers of either Spanish or Latin American or Chicano masterpieces. Students are encouraged to take the entire three-course sequence, which will be offered during the regular semester in successive segments during the same day/time block. See the schedule of courses for specific topics. Prer., SPAN 3100 or its equivalency. Meets with SPAN 5670.

  • 1 Credit

Required capstone course for graduate with a major in Spanish. Monographic study of a period, author, genre or topic. Offered once per year in the spring semester. Prer., Five previous literature courses (SPAN 3190, SPAN 3200, and three others). Consent of instructor. Senior status only.

  • 3 Credits

Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4110.

  • 3 Credits

Masterworks of major Spanish authors: readings and discussions. Prer., graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4150.

  • 3 Credits

Advanced work beyond the SPAN 4160 course. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4160.

  • 3 Credits

The historical, cultural and political currents in Latin America beginning with Pre-Columbian indigenous cultures and continuing to the present. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4250.

  • 3 Credits

Reading and discussion of selected works by Unamuno, Baroja, Valleinclan, Azorin and A. Machado. Study of the significance of this celebrated generation’s contribution to Hispanic literature and thought. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4280.

  • 3 Credits

Readings and discussions of first-rate Hispanic short stories with which to build reading and verbal skills on an advanced level. Provides a wide variety of language learning experiences. Prer., SPAN 3000, SPAN 3010, SPAN 3100. Meets with SPAN 4360.

  • 3 Credits

Selected topics in Spanish or Latin American literature. Contents will vary according to the instructor and the research interests of the class. Possible themes include post World War II novelists, the boom, post-Franco Spanish drama and Cuban American writers. May be repeated once for credit if the topic is different. Additional work will be required beyond the requirements for SPAN 4400. Preq., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4400.

  • 3 Credits

Study of Spanish-American literary movement of late 19th century. Additional work required beyond the SPAN 4410 level. Prer., Graduate status.

  • 3 Credits

Study of the works of the leading Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, and Cuban-American writers in the United States. Advanced work beyond SPAN 4420. Taught in Spanish. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4420.

  • 3 Credits

Theatrical work of Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, and U.S. Cuban writers including Valdes, Pinero, Munoz, and Morton. Taught in Spanish. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4430.

  • 3 Credits

The literary manifestations of individuals of Mexican origin in theater, prose, and poetry. Taught in Spanish. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4440 and WEST 4440.

  • 3 Credits

Since 1960, and even in the 19th century, Cubans migrated to the U.S. and began to write poems, essays, fiction, and theater; a study of these works. Taught in Spanish. Prer., Graduate Status. Meets with SPAN 4450.

  • 3 Credits

The literary manifestation of U.S-Mexico border writers, including prose, poetry, essays and performance art. Some of the texts will be in Spanish, some will be in English. Taught in Spanish. Prer., SPAN 3100 or consent of instructor. Meets with F CS 4460 and SPAN 4460.

  • 3 Credits

Advanced work beyond the SPAN 4510 course. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4510.

  • 3 Credits

Three Latin American authors: Luisa Valenzuela, Isabel Aslant, and Marta Trapa. Reading and discussion of selected material. Advanced work beyond SPAN 4610 course. Prer., Graduate status.

  • 3 Credits

Background and study of the first part of Cervantes’ Don Quijote (1605) the 52 chapters. Prer., Graduate status.

  • 3 Credits

Background and study of the second part of Cervantes’ Don Quijote (1615). Prer., Graduate status.

  • 3 Credits

Offered as three five-week minicourses (each course carrying 1 credit). Course sequence will deal with three writers of either Spanish, Latin American, or Chicano masterpieces. Students are encouraged to take the entire three-course sequence, which will be offered during the regular semester in successive segments during the same day/time block. See Schedule of Courses for specific topics. Advanced work beyond SPAN 4650, 4660, 4670 level. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4650.

  • 1 Credit

Offered as five three-week minicourses (each course carrying 1 credit). Course sequence will deal with three writers of either Spanish or Latin American or Chicano masterpieces. Students are encouraged to take the entire three-course sequence, which will be offered during the regular semester in successive segments during the same day/time block. See Schedule of Courses for specific topics. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4660.

  • 1 Credit

Offered as three five week minicourses (each course carrying 1 credit). Course sequence will deal with three writers of either Spanish or Latin American or Chicano masterpieces. Students are encouraged to take the entire three-course sequence, which will be offered during the regular semester in successive segments during the same day/time block. See Schedule of Courses for specific topics. Advanced work beyond the SPAN 4650, 4660, 4670 level. Prer., Graduate status. Meets with SPAN 4670.

  • 1 Credit

May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., Consent of instructor.

  • 1 to 4 Credits

May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., Consent of instructor.

  • 1 to 4 Credits

Independent work for undergraduates only. By special arrangement with the faculty. Only for students presenting strong Spanish preparation. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., Consent of instructor.

  • 1 to 4 Credits

Independent work for graduate students only, by special arrangement with the faculty. May be repeated up to three times for credit. Prer., Graduate status.

  • 1 to 4 Credits
 
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