Schools & Divisions

Spanish Courses

  • SPAN-S 100 Elementary Spanish I (4 cr.) Introduction to present-day Spanish, basic structural patterns, functional vocabulary, and selected aspects of Hispanic civilizations and cultures. (Fall, Spring, and Summer I)
  • SPAN-S 150 Elementary Spanish II (4 cr.) P: SPAN S100 or equivalent Introduction to present-day Spanish, basic structural patterns, functional vocabulary, and selected aspects of Hispanic civilizations and cultures. (Fall, Spring, and Summer II)
  • SPAN-S 160 Spanish for Health Care Personnel (3 cr.) Students learn to explain procedures, medication, and diagnoses when faced with a variety of medical situations involving Spanish-speaking patients and families. Through vocabulary, grammar, illustrations, dialogues, exercises, and cultural notes, the course prepares health professionals to communicate better with Spanish-speaking patients. May be taken concurrently with other Spanish language courses, but cannot serve as a replacement for any of these courses and does not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirements. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 200 Second-Year Spanish I (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 150 or equivalent. Continuation of SPAN-S 100 - SPAN-S 150, with increased emphasis on communication skills and selected readings on aspects of Hispanic culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)
  • SPAN-S 205 Spanish for Health Care Personnel (3 cr.) P: SPAN S160 or SPAN S100, or equivalent. Students learn to explain procedures, medication, and diagnoses when faced with a variety of medical situations involving Spanish-speaking patients and families. Through vocabulary, grammar, illustrations, dialogues, exercises, and cultural notes, the course prepares health professionals to communicate better with Spanish-speaking patients. May be taken concurrently with other Spanish language courses, but cannot serve as a replacement for any of these courses and does not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirements. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 230 Cervantes' Don Quixote in Translation (3 cr.) Detailed textual analysis of Cervantes' masterpiece, with readings and class discussion on its relationship to the Renaissance and the development of the world novel. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 231 Spanish-American Fiction in Translation (3 cr.) Reading and discussion of selected novels and short stories in English translation. Emphasis on cultural values as expressed through the work of representative Spanish-American prose fiction writers. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 240 Modern Spanish Literature in Translation (3 cr.) Readings from authors such as Unamuno, Cela, Alonso, Garcia Lorca, Jimenez, Perez de Ayala, and Ortega y Gasset. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 241 Golden Age Literature in Translation (3 cr.) Masterpieces of Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Representative authors include Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Garcilaso, Quevedo, Calderón, Fray Luis de Leon, San Juan de la Cruz, and Góngora. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 200 or equivalent. Continuation of SPAN S200, with increased emphasis on communication skills and selected readings on aspects of Hispanic culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)
  • SPAN-S 251 Modern Spain (3 cr.) The culture of Spain from 1700 to the present: painting, sculpture, architecture, tauromachy, manners, and customs. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 260 Introduction to Hispanic Film (3 cr.) Hispanic culture in film. Cinematic techniques used to portray Hispanic culture. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 284 Women in Hispanic Culture (3 cr.) Images, roles, and themes involving women in Hispanic literature. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 290 Topics in Hispanic Culture (3 cr.) Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre in Hispanic culture. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic. No credit in Spanish.  May be repeated once for credit with a different topic. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 311 Spanish Grammar (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 250 or equivalent. This course is designed to integrate the four basic language skills into a review of the major points of Spanish grammar. Course work will combine grammar exercises with brief compositions based on a reading assignment and class discussion in Spanish. Sentence exercises will be corrected and discussed in class. (Fall)
  • SPAN-S 312 Written Composition in Spanish (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 250 or equivalent. This course integrates the four basic language skills into a structured approach to composition. Some review of selected points of Spanish grammar will be included. Each student will write a weekly composition, increasing in length as the semester progresses. Emphasis will be on correct usage, vocabulary building, and stylistic control. (Spring)
  • SPAN-S 317 Spanish Conversation and Diction (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 250 or equivalent. Intensive controlled conversation correlated with readings, reports, debates, and group discussions. May be repeated once for credit.  May be repeated once for credit (Fall, Summer II)
  • SPAN-S 323 Introduction to Translating Spanish and English (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 312 or equivalent. A comparative study of the style and grammar of both languages, with a focus on the difficulties involved in translating. Introduction to the techniques and process of translation through intensive practice. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 360 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 250 or equivalent. Using fiction, drama, and poetry from Spain and Latin America, this course introduces strategies to increase reading comprehension and presents terms and concepts useful in developing the critical skills of literary analysis. (Fall)
  • SPAN-S 363 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 250 or equivalent. Introduction to the cultural history of Spanish-speaking countries with the emphasis on its literary, artistic, social, economic, and political aspects. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 408 Survey of Spanish Literature II (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 301 - SPAN-S 302. An historical survey of Spanish literature that covers the main current of Spain's literary history in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Readings in prose, poetry, and drama by Larra, Perez Galdos, Unamuno, Lorca, and other representative writers. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 409 Topics in Spanish Language (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 311 or consent of instructor. Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. Topics may include the linguistic analysis of the structure of Spanish (syntax, phonology, morphology), aspects of bilingualism, and language and usage as they pertain to teaching.  May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally) 
  • SPAN-S 410 Contemporary Hispanic Culture and Conversation (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 317 or equivalent. Preparation and presentation of oral reports; group discussions. Topic may vary. Goals are to maintain and develop oral proficiency and to examine some aspect of contemporary Hispanic civilization. Written research projects may be required. May be repeated once with permission of instructor. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 411 Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or SPAN S363 or equivalent. A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spain. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 412 Spanish America: Cultural Context (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or SPAN S363 or equivalent. A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spanish America. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 413 Hispanic Culture in the U.S. (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or SPAN S363 or equivalent. The Hispanic heritage of the United States. Hispanic-American art, music, architecture, popular culture, and language. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 420 Modern Spanish-American Prose Fiction (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or equivalent. Spanish-American prose fiction from late nineteenth-century modernism to the present. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 421 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 311 - SPAN-S 312 or equivalent. Selected grammar review and intensive practice in effective use of the written language. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 423 The Craft of Translation (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 323 or equivalent. Basic introductory course in translation. The problems and techniques of Spanish/English and English/Spanish translation using a variety of texts and concentrating on such critical areas as stylistics, tone, rhythms, imagery, nuance, and allusion. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 426 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 311 or consent of instructor. General aspects of Spanish linguistics: traditional, descriptive, historical, and dialectal. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 428 Applied Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 311 or consent of instructor. Analysis of linguistics and cultural elements ofSpanish phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics as they bear on teaching. (Occasionally)
  • SPAN-S 435 Literatura chicana y puertorriqueria (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or equivalent. Reading and discussion of works produced in Spanish by representative Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Cuban authors of the United States. Cultural values and traditions that are reflected in the oral and written literature will be studied. (Occasionally) 
  • SPAN-S 470 Women and Hispanic Literature (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or equivalent. The Hispanic woman and her cultural context as seen through literary texts. Topics include female authors, images of women in literature, and feminist criticism. (Occasionally) 
  • SPAN-S 474 Hispanic Literature and Society (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or equivalent. Writers and their works within the social, political, economic, and cultural context. Specific topic to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Occasionally)  
  • SPAN-S 479 Mexican Literature (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or equivalent. Mexican literature from independence to present. (Occasionally)  
  • SPAN-S 490 Topics in Hispanic Literature (3 cr.) P: SPAN S360 or equivalent. Examination of various areas of Spanish and Spanish-American literature. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Specific topic to be announced in Schedule of Classes. (Occasionally)   
  • SPAN-S 494 Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies (1-3 cr.) P: consent of department May be repeated. (Fall, Spring)    May be repeated
  • SPAN-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (3 cr.) Topic to be selected by the faculty member offering the course.  May be repeated twice for credit as long as the topic is different. 

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