SPANISH (SPAN)

SPAN 100. Elementary Spanish Review. 3 Credits.

Online course that includes essentials of elementary Spanish. Designed for students with previous study who place into first-semester Spanish. Upon successful completion students will enroll in SPAN 102. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 100 and SPAN 101, 111, or 401.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 101. Elementary Spanish I. 3 Credits.

Introduces the essential elements of Spanish structure and vocabulary and cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 101 and SPAN 100, 111, or 401.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 102. Elementary Spanish II. 3 Credits.

Continues the study of the essential elements of Spanish structure, vocabulary, and the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 102 and SPAN 105, 111, 401, or 404. Honors version available
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 100 or 101.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 105. Spanish for High Beginners. 4 Credits.

Accelerated course that covers SPAN 101 and 102 for students with previous study of Spanish. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 105 and SPAN 102, 111, 401, or 404.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 111. Intensive Elementary Spanish. 6 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Covers the material of the SPAN 101 and 102 sequence in a single semester. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 111 and SPAN 100, 101, 102, or 401.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 203. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 Credits.

Develops language skills for communication. Review of elementary Spanish. Expands awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through readings and discussion of representative texts. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 203 and SPAN 212, 402, or 405. Honors version available
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 102, 104, 105, 111, or 401.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 204. Intermediate Spanish II. 3 Credits.

Continued development of language skills for communication. Considers finer points of linguistic structure. Expands awareness of Spanish culture through reading, inquiry, and class discussion. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 204 and SPAN 212 or 402. Honors version available
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 203.
Gen Ed: FI, FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 212. Intensive Intermediate Spanish. 6 Credits.

A continuation of SPAN 111; covers the material of SPAN 203 and 204 in one semester. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 212 and SPAN 203, 204, or 402.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 102, 104, 105, or 401.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 250. Language through Culture and Literature. 3 Credits.

Emphasis on further development and refinement of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, including review of grammar. Study of cultural and literary texts.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 204, 212, or 402.
Gen Ed: FI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 252. Argentine Jewish Culture. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the study of Jewish culture in Argentina, using different cultural products as an approach to understanding the process whereby Jews in Argentina moved from being poor immigrants to having prominent roles in the society. Restricted to students in the Buenos Aires summer study abroad program.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 253. Argentine Jewish Film. 3 Credits.

Students experience Buenos Aires through films. Studying the historical and social background through readings, films, and visits to the sites where Jewish life in Buenos Aires is taking place helps students make authentic connections between fiction and reality. Restricted to students in the Buenos Aires summer study abroad program.
Gen Ed: VP, EE-Study Abroad.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 255. Conversation I. 3 Credits.

Introductory conversation. Builds oral proficiency and awareness of Hispanic culture. Emphasizes vocabulary and grammatical accuracy; writing activities support speaking. Not open to native speakers. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 255 and SPAN 266. Honors version available
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 204, 212, or 402.
Gen Ed: CI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 260. Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature. 3 Credits.

Develops skills for further literary studies while increasing Spanish language proficiency and providing different world views through literature. Native speakers need permission of the instructor. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 260 and SPAN 262. Honors version available
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 204, 212, or 402.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 262. Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature for Heritage Learners. 3 Credits.

Develops skills for further literary studies. Open only to heritage learners. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 260 and SPAN 262.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 204.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 265. Spanish Language and Culture for the Professions. 3 Credits.

All-skills course geared toward the language of various professions including business, journalism/mass communications, medicine, law. Emphasizes cultural knowledge to enhance professional work in the United States Hispanic community.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 204.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 266. Spanish Conversation for Heritage Learners. 3 Credits.

Spanish conversation for native speakers. Develops vocabulary and standard grammar skills, supports research in the history and lives of Hispanics in the United States. First in two-course sequence with SPAN 326. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 266 and SPAN 255.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 204.
Gen Ed: CI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 270. Contemporary Spanish American Prose Fiction in Translation. 3 Credits.

Narrative works of Borges, Cortázar, García Márquez, and other contemporary Spanish American writers.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 275. Masterpieces of Spanish Literature in Translation. 3 Credits.

Representative Spanish authors from the Middle Ages to the present.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 280. Cervantes in English Translation. 3 Credits.

Study and discussion of Don Quijote with consideration of the Exemplary Novels and the background of Renaissance prose.
Gen Ed: LA, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 292. Approaches to Spanish Language Teaching. 3 Credits.

Permission of the program director based on oral proficiency interview. Students must have advanced proficiency in Spanish. Students learn and implement fundamentals of foreign language instruction as peer tutors for elementary Spanish courses. Students may take course twice for credit. May not count toward the major or minor in Spanish.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Pass/Fail.

SPAN 293. Spanish Service Learning. 1 Credit.

Permission of the instructor. Service learning component for students enrolled in Spanish language courses. May not count toward the major or minor in Spanish.
Gen Ed: EE-Service Learning.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 3 total credits. 3 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 294. Online Grammar Review. 1 Credit.

This Pass/Fail one-credit hour course is designed for students who have successfully completed SPAN 204 (or its equivalent) and have been informed by their instructor that they would benefit from additional review of grammar. SPAN 294 can be taken in conjunction with other fifth-semester courses.
Grading status: Pass/Fail.

SPAN 300. Spanish Composition and Grammar Review. 3 Credits.

Intensive grammar review and composition designed to improve accuracy and develop writing skills, using process and task-oriented approaches. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 300 and SPAN 326. Honors version available
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 250, 255, or 260.
Gen Ed: FI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 308. LAC Recitation. 1 Credit.

Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. A recitation section for LAC courses. May not count toward the major or minor in Spanish.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 204; Coregistration in a specified LAC course required.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 4 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 310. Conversation II. 3 Credits.

Expands speaking skills through vocabulary building, discussion of texts, and conversation. Ongoing development of writing skills. Not open to native speakers.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 250, 255, or 260.
Gen Ed: FI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 320. Spanish for Business. 3 Credits.

All-skills course with review of grammar and extensive writing and speaking practice. Vocabulary, readings, and activities geared toward the language of business professions in the context of the United States Hispanic community.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 265.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 321. Spanish for the Medical Professions. 3 Credits.

All-skills course with review of grammar, extensive writing and speaking practice. Vocabulary, readings, and activities geared toward the language of health care professions in the context of the United States Hispanic community. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 265.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 322. Spanish for Journalism and Mass Communications. 3 Credits.

All-skills course with review of grammar and extensive writing and speaking. Vocabulary, readings, activities geared toward the language of journalism and mass communications within the context of the Hispanic community. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 265.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 323. Spanish for the Legal Professions. 3 Credits.

All-skills course with review of grammar and extensive writing and speaking. Vocabulary, readings, and activities geared toward the language of legal professions within the context of the Hispanic community. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 265.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 326. Spanish Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers. 3 Credits.

Study of language and society from the perspective of Spanish speakers in the United States, focusing on vocabulary building through situational practice, review of basic grammar and practice in reading and writing. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 300 and SPAN 326.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 255 or 266.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 327. Venture Creation in the Spanish-Speaking World. 3 Credits.

All-skills course with a review of grammar and extensive writing and speaking practice. Vocabulary, readings, and activities geared toward the language of business, business planning, and entrepreneurship in the context of the United States Hispanic community.
Requisites: Prerequisite, ECON 325 or SPAN 265.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 329. Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement. 3 Credits.

Seventh-semester capstone course applying skills in Spanish language and cultures to professional and community contexts. Assignments include professional documents, community service work and projects, and a research project. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 320, 321, 322, 323, or 327.
Gen Ed: EE-Service Learning.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 338. Trans-Atlantic Cultural Topics. 3 Credits.

Cultural history of Spain and Spanish America from the 16th century to the 21st century. Explores trans-Atlantic dimensions of Spanish and Spanish American cultures and the elements that have shaped those societies and their cultural traditions during the periods studied. Formerly offered as SPAN 331.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300 or 326.
Gen Ed: GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 340. Iberian Cultural Topics. 3 Credits.

This course studies trends in thought, art, film, music, and social practices in the Iberian context, and includes the study of Spain's historical nationalities. Topics may include nationalism, ethnicity, race, class, gender, migration, and popular culture.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300 or 326.
Gen Ed: NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 344. Latin@ American Cultural Topics. 3 Credits.

This course studies trends in thought, art, film, music, social practices, in the Spanish speaking Americas, including the United States. Topics may include colonialism, race, class, ethnicity, modernization, ecology, religion, gender, and popular culture.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300, 320, 321, 322, 323, or 326.
Gen Ed: BN, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 351. Spanish Interpretation I. 3 Credits.

Introduces the profession of interpreter: main interpretation models, history and theory, use of cognitive processes in developing skills, ethical standards, and best practices. Emphasis on expanding communicative and cultural competency while applying strategies in business, conference interpretation, education, health care, law, and law enforcement.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 352. Spanish Interpretation II. 3 Credits.

Refines interpretation skills through continued study of theory and best practices in varied professional contexts. Focuses on enhancing linguistic competence, sight-translation, and mnemonic strategies. Increases cultural sensitivity to issues interpreters face in business, conference interpretation, education, health care, the hospitality industry, law, and social services.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 351.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 361. Hispanic Film. 3 Credits.

Study of contemporary cultural, historical, and aesthetic issues through narrative film, documentary, and other media from Latin America and Spain.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300, 326, 340, 344, or 345.
Gen Ed: VP, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 369. Introduction to Translation. 3 Credits.

Theory and practice of translation through a dual approach of conceptual readings and classroom discussion and workshops in interdisciplinary fields. Emphasizes cultural role of the translator as mediator.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300 or 326.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 370. Spanish Translation II. 3 Credits.

Translation as product and process. Examines the concept of cultural fluidity in 21st-century translation theory vis-à-vis 20th-century notions of untranslatability. Refines translation skills in cultural, financial, legal, literary, medical, and technical domains. Emphasis on expanding written proficiency and refining style.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 369.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 371. Studies in Spanish Literature. 3 Credits.

Study of the literatures of Spain centering on representative authors and texts from various literary movements, situated within their sociohistorical contexts.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 260, and 300 or 326.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 373. Studies in Latin American Literature. 3 Credits.

The literature of Spanish America from pre-Colombian times to the present. Representative authors and texts from various literary movements will be studied in their sociohistorical contexts.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 260, and 300 or 326.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 374. Mesoamerica through Its Native Literatures. 3 Credits.

Literature of the Mayas, Aztecs, and their neighbors from the Pre-Columbian period to the present. Historical, cultural, and religious information with discussions of the complexity and variation of intercultural ways of life. A comparative approach includes the aesthetic similarities, differences, and rhetorical strategies employed by indigenous writers.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 375. Spanish of the United States. 3 Credits.

Study of the Spanish found today in the United States, its history and characteristics, and the socioeconomic repercussions of its presence in contact with English.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300 or 326.
Gen Ed: NA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 376. Phonetics and Phonology. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the description of sound systems with a focus on Spanish. Includes the study of the historical development of Spanish and its areal and social variation in Spain, Latin America, and the United States.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300 or 326.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: LING 376.

SPAN 377. Grammatical Structure of Spanish. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the linguistic study of meaning, grammatical form, and dialectal and sociolinguistic variation, with a particular focus on modern Spanish and the languages of Spain and Latin America.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300 or 326, and 376.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: LING 377.

SPAN 378. Afro-Hispanic Language Contacts. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the study of Spanish in contact with African languages in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America since the beginning of the slave trade. Linguistic analysis of literary texts from a variety of eras will assess how contact with the African diaspora has had a permanent impact on contemporary Spanish.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 376 or 377.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 379. Aesthetics of Violence in Latina/o American Fiction. 3 Credits.

The course explores the aesthetics of violence in contemporary Latina/o American fiction, paying attention to historical memory, rewritings of history, and the formation of otherness and marginality. Selections from Junot Díaz, Graciela Limón, Daniel Alarcón, Santiago Roncagliolo, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Roberto Bolaño, and Orfa Alarcón, among others.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 260 and 373.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 380. Studies in Spanish Drama. 3 Credits.

Spanish-language theater. Specific topics to be announced in advance by the instructor.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 371 or 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 381. Studies in Spanish and Spanish American Poetry. 3 Credits.

Specific topics to be announced in advance by the instructor.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 371 or 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 382. Studies in Spanish Prose. 3 Credits.

Selected works of prose from the Spanish canon organized by topic or theme.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 371 or 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 383. Medieval Spanish Literature. 3 Credits.

A survey of lyric poetry, drama, prose, and genres peculiar to the literature before 1500.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 371.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 384. Spanish Renaissance. 3 Credits.

A survey of poetry, drama, and prose of the 16th century.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 371.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 385. Contemporary Spanish American Prose Fiction. 3 Credits.

A study of the cultural, political, and aesthetic dimensions of the novels and short stories of selected contemporary Spanish American writers such as Borges, Cortázar, García Márquez, Puig, etc.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 371 or 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 386. Literature and Politics in Central America. 3 Credits.

The course will explore the most prominent authors of Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and the United States) since the 1950s. Critical analysis of their poetry, short stories, novels, testimonial narratives, and films.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 371 or 373.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 387. Eroticism in Contemporary Latin American Literature. 3 Credits.

Literary manifestations of love, sexuality, and eroticism as social and political metaphors of contemporary Latin America. Selections from Sor Juana, Agustini, Darío, López Velarde, and Neruda with more emphasis on 20th-century works by writers like Donoso, Vargas Llosa, García Márquez, Poniatowska, Rivera Garza, and Montero.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 373.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 388. Narratives of the Mexican Revolution. 3 Credits.

Analysis of historical and literary writing, cinematic productions, and popular corridos produced in response to the Mexican Revolution. In addition to exposure to significant milestones in the development of Mexican literature, students will strengthen their Spanish reading ability and sharpen critical skills.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 260 and 373.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 389. Outside Cuba: Diasporic Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

An overview of the literary and cultural production (essays, novels, short stories, plays, music, film) of Cubans living in the diaspora after the Cuban revolution.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 394. Creative Writing in Spanish. 3 Credits.

Workshop designed to develop critical communication skills through student short-story writing in Spanish, with an introduction to influential texts on the craft of writing by authors such as Horacio Quiroga, Julio Garmendia, Felisberto Hernández, Augusto Roa Bastos, Juan Bosch, Jorge Luis Borges, and Julio Cortázar.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 300 or 326, and 371 or 373.
Gen Ed: CI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 395. Research for Advanced Students. 1-3 Credits.

Required preparation, two major-level courses or permission of the instructor. Research project for advanced students on a topic agreed upon by the student and faculty member.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 9 total credits. 3 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 397. Undergraduate Seminar in Language and Linguistics. 3 Credits.

Seminar on a previously announced topic.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 376 or 377.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 9 total credits. 3 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 398. Undergraduate Seminar in Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. A seminar on a previously announced subject.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 371 and 373.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 9 total credits. 3 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 401. Beginning Accelerated Spanish. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, proven competence in another foreign language. Covers first-year material in one semester. Emphasis on speaking and grammar. May not be used to satisfy the Foundations foreign language requirement. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 401 and SPAN 100, 101, 102, 105, or 111.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 402. Intermediate Accelerated Spanish. 3 Credits.

Covers second-year material in one semester. Continued development of all skills. Spanish 402 prepares students for more advanced courses. May not be used to satisfy the Foundations foreign language requirement. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 402 and SPAN 203, 204, or 212.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 102, 105, 111, or 401.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 404. Elementary Spanish for Health Professionals. 3 Credits.

Distance course requiring access to the Internet. Focuses on communication within the context of Latino/a immigrant culture in health care settings. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 404 and SPAN 102 or 105.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 405. Intermediate Spanish for Health Care Professionals. 3 Credits.

Distance course requiring access to the Internet. Focuses on improving communication within the context of Latino/a immigrant culture in health care settings. This course is equivalent to SPAN 203 (Intermediate Spanish I) and therefore fulfills the foreign language requirement. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 405 and SPAN 203.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 102 or 404.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 414. Languages of Spain I. 3 Credits.

Study of the language and culture of one of the languages of Spain other than Spanish. Selection will vary according to term: Catalan, Euskera (Basque), Galician.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 415. Languages of Spain II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of the study of the language and culture of one of the languages of Spain other than Spanish. Selection will vary according to term: Catalan, Euskera, Galician.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 414.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 416. Languages of the Americas I. 3 Credits.

Study of the language and culture of one of the languages of Spanish America other than Spanish. Selection will vary according to term: Mayan, Nahuatl, Quechua, Guarani.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 417. Languages of the Americas II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of the study of the language and culture of one of the languages of Spanish America other than Spanish. Selection will vary according to term: Mayan, Nahuatl, Quechua, Guarani.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 416.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit. 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 601. Spanish for Reading. 3 Credits.

For students with no background in Spanish or those needing a review of grammatical structures and vocabulary in preparation for the reading knowledge exam for graduate students (FLPA).
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 613. Colonial and 19th-Century Spanish American Literature. 3 Credits.

Advanced survey of literary works from 16th- through 19th-century Spanish America, with emphasis on their rhetorical foundations and historical, political, and aesthetic connections.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 371 and 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 614. Modernist and Contemporary Spanish American Literature. 3 Credits.

Advanced survey of Spanish American works from the 1880s through the present, with emphasis on their rhetorical foundations and historical, cultural, political, and aesthetic connections.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 371 and 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 617. Cervantes and the Quijote. 3 Credits.

Close reading of Cervantes' Quijote and selected Novelas ejemplares, with consideration of the background of Renaissance prose (romance of chivalry, pastoral, and sentimental novel) in relation to 16th-century historiography.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 371 and 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 620. Women in Hispanic Literature. 3 Credits.

The image of woman in 16th- and 17th-century Hispanic literature. A study of texts by Spanish and Spanish American authors. Readings in Spanish or in English translation. Lectures in English.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 371 and 373.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: WMST 620.

SPAN 625. Indigenous Literatures and Cultures of the Américas. 3 Credits.

Panoramic view of indigenous literatures in the Américas through a study of a variety of indigenous textual production including chronicles, manifestos, novels, testimonial narratives, short stories, poetry, artistic production, and film.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 630. Literature and the Visual Arts in Spain. 3 Credits.

Study of the literature of the Iberian Peninsula and developments in the visual arts from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 650. The Spanish Comedia of the Golden Age. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive study of the Golden Age Spanish theater from its Renaissance beginnings through the 17th century.
Requisites: Prerequisites, SPAN 371 and 373.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 661. Film Studies: Iberia and the Americas. 3 Credits.

Advanced study of the history and theory of film produced in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates. Readings in film history and theory will build students' knowledge in cultural, political, and aesthetic issues. Class discussions emphasize critical and analytical thought.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 361; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: VP, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 677. Spanish Syntax. 3 Credits.

Why do we say in Spanish "me gusta" ("to me pleases") for "I like it"? Syntax studies how words associate in larger structures. This class provides the tools to understand the forms of different varieties of Spanish.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 377; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 678. Cultural and Linguistic History of the Spanish Language. 3 Credits.

The formation of the Spanish language and its cultures from Latin origins. Special attention to expansion of Spanish in the Americas and the situation of Spanish today.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 300 or 326.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: LING 678.

SPAN 679. Spanish Pragmatics. 3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to the study of meaning and language use, with a focus on Spanish. Includes discussion of the classical texts in the field as well as analysis of a variety of data (corpora, fieldwork, and experimental materials).
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 377.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 680. First- and Second-Language Acquisition of Spanish. 3 Credits.

Why and how do children learn language so easily, and why is it so difficult for adults to learn a second language? This course examines these and related questions in the light of current theories of first and second language acquisition, with a focus on Spanish.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 377; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 681. Spanish Semantics. 3 Credits.

This course is an upper undergraduate/graduate-level introduction to the study of the meaning of words and sentences, with a focus on Spanish. It covers the following topics: truth-conditional theories of meaning, modality, quantification, reference, tense and aspect, Aktionsart. The course also addresses cross-linguistic data collection, e.g., field work and experimental methods.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 377.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 682. Spanish Sociolinguistics. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary approach to studying the Spanish language as a social and cultural phenomenon. Explores the relationship between language and culture, communicative competence and pragmatics, social and linguistic factors in language variation and change, attitudes toward language and language choice, linguistic prejudice and language myths, and language and identity.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 376, 377, or 378.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 683. Guaraní Linguistics. 3 Credits.

Guaraní, an official language of Paraguay, is the only indigenous language in the Americas (and possibly in the world) that is spoken natively by a nonindigenous majority. This seminar explores the linguistics of Guaraní: its typology, history, grammar, and sociolinguistics.
Requisites: Prerequisite, SPAN 377; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: BN, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 691H. Honors Thesis. 3 Credits.

Required of students reading for honors. Preparation of an essay under the direction of a faculty member. Topic to be approved by thesis director in consultation with honors advisor.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 692H. Honors Thesis in Spanish. 3 Credits.

Restricted to senior honors candidates. Second semester of senior honors thesis. Thesis preparation under the direction of a departmental faculty member.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPAN 701. Beginnings of Castilian Hegemony to 1369. 3 Credits.

Early medieval romance period (11th century to 1369). The establishment of Castilian hegemony studied through a variety of texts (chronicles, miracles, collections of law and exempla, fueros, epic and lyric poems).

SPAN 702. The Trastamara Dynasty: 1369 to 1504/1516. 3 Credits.

The final shaping of Castile, the beginning of nationhood, and American expansion studied through a variety of texts (chronicles, books of chivalry, lyric and narrative poems, sentimental novels, and travel narratives).

SPAN 709. Nonfiction Prose of the 16th and 17th Centuries. 3 Credits.

An examination of the histories, chronicles, and other documents written in Spain and Spanish American, with special emphasis on the literature of exploration.

SPAN 710. 19th-Century Spanish Novel. 3 Credits.

A study of the development of romanticism, costumbrismo, realism, and naturalism, principally through the novels of Gil y Carrasco, Pereda, Valera, Pérez Galdós, Pardo Bazán, Clarín, and Blasco Ibañez. .

SPAN 711. The Modern Spanish Novel. 3 Credits.

Trends in modern Spanish narrative fiction from 1898 to 1975. Modernism, Civil War, and dictatorship.

SPAN 712. The Contemporary Spanish Novel. 3 Credits.

Trends in contemporary Spanish narrative from 1975 to the present. Post-totalitarian fiction, postmodernism, and minority literatures.

SPAN 713. War, History, and Society in Iberian Narrative and Film. 3 Credits.

Focuses on the narrative production of Iberian literature in Castilian, Catalan, Basque, and Galician since 1936, with their corresponding film adaptations when available. Begins with the end of the Spanish Civil War, continuing with the years of the Francoist dictatorship and the transition to democracy, and concludes with Spain today.

SPAN 714. Golden Age Poetry. 3 Credits.

Selected poetic works from Garcilaso through Quevedo.

SPAN 715. Modern and Contemporary Spanish Poetry. 3 Credits.

Study of Spanish poetry from the 19th to the 21st centuries in terms of aesthetics and literary movements including romanticism, modernism, and postmodernism.

SPAN 716. Contemporary Lyric Poetry. 3 Credits.

Major poets from the Generation of 1927 to the present.

SPAN 721. Old Spanish I. 3 Credits.

Provides a detailed and comprehensive survey of the Spanish language, tracking its development from its Indo-European ancestors to modern usage and examining its phonology, morpho-syntax, verbal dynamics, lexis, and semantics.

SPAN 722. Old Spanish II. 3 Credits.

Traces the development of the Spanish language from Latin to the present, focusing upon cultural, literary, and historical factors that have contributed to its evolution.

SPAN 725. Golden Age Prose. 3 Credits.

The major prose works of the Golden Age, excluding those of Cervantes.

SPAN 737. Topics in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory. 3 Credits.

Study of major topics in modern theory such as identities, time, space, history, nation, language, text, and image, from modernity to post-modernity and beyond.

SPAN 738. Topics in the Intellectual History of Spain. 3 Credits.

Historical concepts such as power, ideology, class, culture, identity, attitude, race, perception, and methods as they developed among elite and nonelite groups of the 16th and 17th century Spanish society. Focuses on evolution of ideas, sciences, arts, techniques, and cultural expression of social movements - nationalism, colonialism, racism - and historical reflection.

SPAN 741. The Essay and Short Story. 3 Credits.

Theory and practice of the essay and short story. Topics include masters of the Spanish American and international essay and short story, the evolution of both genres, gender, cultural studies.
Same as: CMPL 741.

SPAN 742. Poiesis in Spanish America. 3 Credits.

Theories and practices of literary creation across genres and periods.

SPAN 743. Topics in Spanish American Performance Studies. 3 Credits.

A thorough grounding in contemporary plays in the Spanish-speaking Americas. Topics include performing class, ethnicity, and gender; parody; staging nations; politics of metatheatre; postmodern agency; and the performance of everyday life.

SPAN 744. The Aesthetics of the Baroque in Spanish American Literature. 3 Credits.

The origin, development, and persistence of a baroque aesthetic in Spanish American literature through an examination of diverse theories of baroque and close readings of representative texts.

SPAN 745. The Vanguards. 3 Credits.

The theory and practice of innovative writing, especially since the 19th century. Topics include the historical Spanish American and Anglo-European vanguards, experimental literature, modernismo's literary rebellion, gender, and cultural studies.
Same as: CMPL 745.

SPAN 746. The Novel in Spanish America. 3 Credits.

The novel to 1960. The course examines romanticism, realism, naturalism, modernism, and the new national literatures through such authors as Avellaneda, Blest Gana, Silva, Asturias, Carpentier, Rulfo, Bombal, and Vargas Llosa.

SPAN 747. The Contemporary Spanish American Novel. 3 Credits.

The theory and practice of the novel since the 1960s. Topics include the Spanish American "Boom" of the 60s and 70s, major international trends and writers, gender, cultural studies.
Same as: CMPL 747.

SPAN 750. Enlightenment and Romanticism in Spain. 3 Credits.

Readings from 18th and 19th-century Spanish authors in various genres.

SPAN 834. Seminar in Peninsular Spanish Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

Topic determined by instructor and announced in advance.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 9 total credits. 3 total completions.

SPAN 835. Seminar in Spanish American Literature. 3 Credits.

Topic determined by instructor and announced in advance.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 9 total credits. 3 total completions.

SPAN 836. Seminar Spanish/Spanish American Transatlantic Topics. 3 Credits.

Topic determined by instructor and announced in advance.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 9 total credits. 3 total completions.

SPAN 840. Special Readings. 1-15 Credits.

Doctoral students only.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics.

SPAN 992. Master's (Non-Thesis). 3 Credits.

SPAN 993. Master's Research and Thesis. 3 Credits.

SPAN 994. Doctoral Research and Dissertation. 3 Credits.