2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 1105 - Elementary Spanish (3 credits) 

Fundamentals of grammar, composition, and oral skills. Readings carefully selected for comprehension and simple conversation. 1105 for students with no high school Spanish; 1106 for students who have completed 1105 or who have less than three years of high school Spanish.

SPAN 1106 - Elementary Spanish (3 credits) 

Fundamentals of grammar, composition, and oral skills. Readings carefully selected for comprehension and simple conversation. 1105 for students with no high school Spanish; 1106 for students who have completed 1105 or who have less than three years of high school Spanish.

SPAN 1114 - Accelerated Elementary Spanish (4 credits) 

Condenses SPAN 1105 and 1106. Proficiency-oriented approach to elementary Spanish, designed for learners with some prior experience in the language or for those who wish to progress rapidly through the beginning stages of language learning. Supplemented with a self-instructional electronic component. Meets University and college foreign language requirement. SPAN 1114 duplicates SPAN 1106.

SPAN 2105 - Intermediate Spanish (3 credits) 

Review of grammar with increasing emphasis on reading, writing, and oral communication.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1106 or SPAN 1114 
SPAN 2106 - Intermediate Spanish (3 credits) 

Review of grammar with increasing emphasis on reading, writing, and oral communication.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2105 
SPAN 2154 - Spanish for the Green Industry (3 credits) 

Dialogue-based language course focusing on the vocabulary and grammatical structures pertaining to Green and Agricultural Industry jobs. Includes vocabulary and context specific to jobs and workers in greenhouse, nursery, turf and landscape environments. Spanish culture is included throughout the course along with grammar and structure. Prior study in Spanish is helpful but not required.

Cross-listed: HORT 2154 
SPAN 2744 - Topics in Spanish Culture (3 credits) 

Examines fundamental concepts related to Spanish culture within a specific historical and geographical context. Interprets cultural artifacts of the period across selected genres, including drama, poetry, film, and/or art. Analyzes how cultural identity is constructed by multiple and diverse disciplinary perspectives and in response to global challenges and opportunities. Taught in English. Repeatable with different topics for a maximum of 6 credits.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 2754 - Topics in Spanish American Culture (3 credits) 

Examination of fundamental concepts related to Spanish American culture in variable historical and geographical contexts through the study of one or more of the following: narrative; essay; drama; poetry; film; and art. Emphasis on the interpretation and analysis of cultural texts and other creative artifacts in the context of key historical and political events, in order to understand shifting concepts of cultural identity, advantages and challenges of diversity and inclusion, and global challenges and opportunities in the human world. Taught in English. Course may be repeated, with different topics, for a maximum of 6 credits.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 2764 - Introduction to Latino American Studies (3 credits) 

Introduction to interdisciplinary field of Latino American Studies. Exploration of debates and problems of Latin American and Latina/o history and culture. Examination and analysis of transnational, social, and cultural trends. Emphasis on connections between United States and Latin America, and local and regional Latina/o communities. In English.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 10 Ethical Reasoning, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 2774 - Minority Languages in the Spanish-Speaking Context (3 credits) 

Examination of language policies and practices with regard to minority languages across the Spanish-speaking context, histories of minority languages in Spanish-speaking areas, and the current socio-political situations of these languages and their speakers. Exploration of issues concerning linguistic rights, such as access to education, economic opportunities, and political status; analysis of the implications of restrictions on minority groups linguistic rights. Discussion of why some minority-language speakers have been more successful in their language conservation or revitalization efforts than others. Taught in English. Does not count toward the Spanish major or minor.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 2964 - Field Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 2974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 2974H - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 3105 - Grammar, Composition and Conversation (3 credits) 

Practice in communication skills in Spanish. Development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Review and use of grammar. Comprehension of the role of culture in communicating and in understanding cultural differences. Study of authentic materials in Spanish. Not recommended for native speakers of Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2106 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1F Discourse Foundational, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3106 - Grammar, Composition and Conversation (3 credits) 

Practice in communication skills in Spanish. Development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Review and use of grammar. Comprehension of the role of culture in communicating and in understanding cultural differences. Study of authentic materials in Spanish. Not recommended for native speakers of Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3105 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1F Discourse Foundational, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3125 - Spanish for Oral Proficiency (3 credits) 

For acquisition of measured levels of proficiency in speaking and understanding spoken Spanish. Content-based instruction in small groups. 3125: to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to Intermediate-high on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL-OPI) or S-1+ on the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale. 3126: to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to Advanced on the (ACTFL-OPI) or a 2 on the FSI scale. Admission by oral exam.

SPAN 3126 - Spanish for Oral Proficiency (3 credits) 

For acquisition of measured levels of proficiency in speaking and understanding spoken Spanish. Content-based instruction in small groups. 3125: to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to Intermediate-high on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL-OPI) or S-1+ on the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale. 3126: to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to Advanced on the (ACTFL-OPI) or a 2 on the FSI scale. Admission by oral exam.

SPAN 3154 - Spanish for the Natural Sciences (3 credits) 

Knowledge of the Spanish language and its cultures to the natural sciences. Study of scientific materials in Spanish. Practice in communication skills through contextualized use of specific vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, grammar structures and cultural practices in real-world situations. Discussion on scientific topics and debates of the Spanish-speaking world. Comparison of the practices and world views of scientists and clinicians in Hispanic and English-speaking countries. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3106 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 1A Discourse Advanced, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3304 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 credits) 

Introduction to Hispanic literary genres (poetry, narrative, essay, and drama) through analysis and discussion of the main historical, political and cultural concepts of Hispanic Literature from Spain and Latin America from the Middle Ages to the present. Identification of issues of diversity (race, gender, and social class) in the Spanish-speaking world. Methods, terminology, and practice of literary analysis. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3106 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3404 - Early Peninsular Culture and Literature (3 credits) 

Examination of the culture and literature of Spain from the 9th century to the 18th century, including historical documents, narrative, poetry, theatre, and art. Emphasis on the interpretation and analysis of cultural texts in the context of key historical and political events. Examination of multiple levels of cultural identity, including advantages and challenges of diversity, found within the Iberian peninsula during that time frame. Reflection on similarities of intercultural exchange in medieval Spain and our own age. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3414 - Modern Peninsular Culture and Literature (3 credits) 

Examination of the culture and literature of Spain from 1700 to the present, including narrative, poetry, theatre, film, and art. Emphasis on the interpretation and analysis of cultural texts in the context of key historical and political events, in order to understand shifting concepts of cultural identity and advantages and challenges of diversity. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3444 - Early Spanish-American Culture and Literature (3 credits) 

Exploration of the cultural development of Spanish America from the pre-Hispanic era, the Encounter, the three hundred years of colonialism to Independence from Spain and nation- building in the 19th century; analysis of canonical as well as non-canonical texts, including historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, art, architecture and music; interpret intercultural experiences from ones own worldview. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3464 - Modern Mexican and Central American Culture and Literature (3 credits) 

Exploration of the civilization, culture, and literature of Mexico and Central America, spanning the 19th century post-independence period to the present; analysis of literary and cultural texts within the historical, political, and social context in which they were created; interpretation of canonical as well as non-canonical texts, including historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, film, art, architecture, and music; analysis of current events and identification of changes brought on by globalization; articulation of the advantages and challenges of cultural diversity. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3474 - Modern Spanish-Caribbean Culture and Literature (3 credits) 

Exploration of the civilization, culture, and literature of the Spanish Carribbean, spanning the 19th century post- independence period to the present; analysis of literary and cultural texts within the historical, political, and social context in which they were created; interpretation of canonical as well as non-canonical texts, including historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, film, art, architecture, and music; analysis of current events and identification of changes brought on by globalization; articulation of the advantages and challenges of cultural diversity. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3484 - Modern Andean and Southern Cone Culture and Literature (3 credits) 

Exploration of the civilization, culture and literature of the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America, spanning the 19th century post-independence period to the present; examination of literary and cultural texts with the historical, political, and social context in which they were created; study of canonical as well as non-canonical texts, from both high and popular culture, including historical texts, narrative, poetry, drama, film, art, architecture, and music; analysis of current events and identification of changes brought on by globalization; articulation of the advantages and challenges of cultural diversity. Tuaght in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3494 - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits) 

Introduction to fundamental concepts of Hispanic linguistics. Examination of linguistic properties in Spanish (e.g.,morphology, syntax, and semantics/pragmatics). Exploration of context-appropriate language use. Interpret experiences with language from different perspectives. Examination of complexities of cross-cultural communication. In Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3514 - Spanish for Medical Professions (3 credits) 

Specialized course applying knowledge of the Spanish language and its cultures to the medical professions. Contextualized use of specific vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, grammar structures, and cultural practices in real-world situations and written formats. Cross-cultural discussions on healthcare issues in the Hispanic world. Analysis of medical topics related to Spanish-speaking populations in a global context. Examination of Hispanic cultural artifacts such as film and narrative that explore issues of cultural and linguistic diversity in the medical professions. Analysis of political and cultural history of the Hispanic and Latino populations in the US. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3524 - Introduction to Spanish Translation (3 credits) 

Introduction to the translation of various types of texts, such as literature, business correspondence, commercial advertising, and legal documents. Includes translation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English, as well as a thorough review of Spanish grammar and idiomatic language. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
SPAN 3534 - Spanish for Business Professions (3 credits) 

Specialized course applying knowledge of the Spanish language and its cultures to the business professions. Contextualized use of specific vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, grammar structures, and cultural practices in real-world situations and written formats such as cover letters and business memos. Discussion on cultures of business in the Hispanic world. Analysis of business topics related to Spanish-speaking populations in a global context. Examination of Hispanic cultural artifacts such as film and narrative that explore issues of cultural and linguistic diversity in the business professions. Analysis of economic and political history of Spanish-speaking populations. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3544 - Sounds of Spanish (3 credits) 

Provides students with an overview of phonetics and phonology in Spanish and familiarizes students with the articulatory descriptions of vowels and consonants of Spanish. Compares and contrasts the sound systems of Spanish and English. Analyzes the sound system using theories and methods in linguistics. Explores the social meaning of the phonetic variation that exists throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 3 Reasoning in Social Sciences, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3554 - Teaching Spanish (3 credits) 

Examination of theories and approaches to second-language and heritage-language learning and teaching. Discussion of technological resources and authentic materials that promote language teaching and individual differences that affect language learning. Analysis of pedagogical materials for the Spanish-language classroom. Hands-on experience with lesson-plan design for teaching Spanish. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
SPAN 3564 - Community through Service: Latino NRV (3 credits) 

A service-learning course in Spanish. Exploration of Latino cultures in the U.S.; weekly service with members of local Latino communities who have requested help; reflection on community work and student citizenship; exploration of cultural factors involved in the construction of community, including the challenges of immigration, multiculturalism, and multilingualism within the U.S.; analysis of literary readings, films, and works of art from U.S. Latino communities; discussion of readings on Hispanic migrations and border studies, as well as articles on social privilege, service-learning, education, health care, language, and language learning. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3304 
Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 7 Identity & Equity in U.S., 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
SPAN 3954 - Study Abroad (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 3984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 4104 - Advanced Grammar and Style (3 credits) 

Analysis of and practice with advanced grammatical and stylistic concepts, including idiomatic and colloquial usage. Intended to help advanced students achieve high levels of proficiency in writing and speaking Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3106 
SPAN 4114 - Topics in Spanish Linguistics (3 credits) 

Variable content course that surveys linguistic concepts and methods as related to the Spanish language. Topics may include the study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of Spanish; the pedagogical application of these language systems; the psychological and social context of language; and the development of Spanish from its origins to its modern form. May be repeated for credit with different content.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3494 or SPAN 3544 
SPAN 4124 - Spanish Translation: Theory and Technique (3 credits) 

Introduction to translation theories and application of these theories to different types of texts, including literature, business correspondence, commercial advertising, and legal documents. Includes translation from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English, as well as a thorough review of Spanish grammar and idiomatic language.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3524 
SPAN 4304 - Topics in Early Modern Literature and Culture (3 credits) 

Variable topics in Hispanic and/or Latin American literature and culture of the Early Modern period. Texts and/or cultural artifacts selected for aesthetic value, historical importance and thematic significance. Related scholarly criticism representing a variety of approaches. Emphasis on historical, social and cultural context. May be repeated twice for credit with different content. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 4314 - Studies in 18th and 19th Century Literature (3 credits) 

A variable content course devoted to Hispanic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries. The texts selected are studied not only for their aesthetic value but also in terms of their historical and cultural significance. May be taken twice for credit with different content. Taught alternate years. I

SPAN 4324 - Studies in 20th and 21st Century Hispanic Literature (3 credits) 

A variable content course devoted to Hispanic literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Offers an in-depth literary exploration of a significant historical period, cultural movement, theme, or genre. Focuses on literary and cultural analysis from a variety of perspectives. Practices advanced Spanish oral and writing skills. Examines texts that have aesthetic value and historical and cultural significance. May be taken up to three times for credit with different content.

SPAN 4334 - Special Topics in Hispanic Life, Literature, and Language (3 credits) 

Broad central themes of Hispanic culture as manifested in creative and historical literature, music, art, film, etc., or in language, such as the history of the Spanish language, translation techniques, or the staging of dramatic works in Spanish. Historical and/or national boundaries are crossed whenever the nature of the topic permits. May be repeated for credit with different content. Taught alternate years.

SPAN 4344 - Hispanic Literature and the Representation of History (3 credits) 

Focuses on the relationship between history and literature in the Hispanic world through an interdisciplinary lens. Examines different geographical regions of the Hispanic world, theoretical readings, and the ways that authors have used various literary styles to portray, re-write, subvert, and even contradict their countries official history. Examines texts that have aesthetic value and historical and cultural significance. Practices advanced Spanish oral and writing skills. This variable topics course may be repeated up to three times if topics are different.

SPAN 4794 - Senior Tutorial in Spanish Studies (1 credit) 

Individual or small group sessions which give the student the opportunity to hone special language skills, with a focus on post-graduation application of these skills. May concentrate on areas such as technical or business language, linguistics, translation, interpreting, creative writing, specialized literary, or cultural studies. May be taken twice for credit with different content. Must be pre-arranged three weeks before end of previous semester. One 4000 level Spanish course required. Restricted to Seniors. Restricted to Spanish majors. Consent of Spanish Section required.

SPAN 4964 - Field Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 4964H - Field Study (1-19 credits) 

Honors

SPAN 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 4974H - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
SPAN 4994H - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits)