Courses

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First-Year Spanish

SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish

Fundamentals of the language: pronunciation, grammar, aural comprehension, reading and speaking.

Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish

Fundamentals of the language: pronunciation, grammar, aural comprehension, reading and speaking.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 101.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 103 - Elementary Spanish

Fundamentals of the language: pronunciation, grammar, aural comprehension, reading and speaking.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 102.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: BCOM

 

SPAN 104 - Review of Elementary Spanish

Designed for students with two years of high school Spanish or equivalent to prepare them for the intermediate level through review and development of basic structure and vocabulary. Also for students needing a review of the first year. Offered fall only.

Prerequisites & Notes: Two years of high school Spanish recommended.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: BCOM

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Second-Year Spanish

SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish

Review of fundamentals: understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 103 or SPAN 104 or equivalent.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: BCOM

 

SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish

Review of fundamentals: understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 201.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM

 

SPAN 203 - Intermediate Spanish

Review of fundamentals: understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 202.
Credits: 5
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM

 

Third-Year Spanish

SPAN 301 - Grammar Review and Composition

Language development, including written composition, vocabulary building, analysis of grammatical problems and discussion of selected Spanish texts.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 203 or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM

 

SPAN 302 - Grammar Review and Composition

Language development, including written composition, vocabulary building, analysis of grammatical problems and discussion of selected Spanish texts.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 301.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter
GUR Attributes: HUM

 

SPAN 305 - Third-Year Conversation

Development of speaking skills in communicative situations. S/U grading.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 203 or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: S/U

 

Fourth-Year Spanish

SPAN 401 - Advanced Grammar

Analysis of special problems in Spanish syntax.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 302 or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 402 - Advanced Composition

Composition and stylistics; analysis of textual examples of style and organization.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 401 or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 405 - Fourth-Year Conversation

Advanced speaking practice in communicative situations. S/U grading.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 302 or equivalent.
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: S/U

 

Other Courses

SPAN 300 - Directed Independent Study

An individualized course of study not available through or replacing existing curriculum, to be arranged between one matriculating student and sponsoring faculty member. All academic policies and registration deadlines apply. Directed Independent Study courses cannot substitute for General University Requirements and are not eligible for tuition waiver.

Credits: 1-15

SPAN 310 - Writing Through Film

Writing Through Film is designed to give students the opportunity to improve, stimulate, and strengthen their writing skills. This class captures the history and culture in the selection of Hispanic films, providing students with the cultural context, vocabulary, and societal themes for written compositions.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 203
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 314 - Phonetics

Improvement of student pronunciation, familiarization with phonetic transcription and description of Spanish sounds.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 301 or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 331 - Culture of Spain

Survey of Spanish culture.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 301 or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 332 - Culture of Latin America

Survey of Latin American culture.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 301 or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 333 - Spanish for the Professions

Provides students with the practical and cultural knowledge necessary for work in the Spanish-speaking world. Emphasis on professional customs and practice, with considerable vocabulary exposure.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 203.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 334 - Spanish for Healthcare Professions

Development of vocabulary, communicative skills, and cultural knowledge relevant to the academic and professional fields of healthcare professions.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 203.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 340 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Selected works of major Hispanic authors, with emphasis on reading improvement and methods of textual interpretation.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 302 or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 351 - Survey of the Literature of Spain

Historical survey of ten centuries of Spanish (Peninsular) literature.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 340.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 352 - Survey of the Literature of Latin America

Historical survey of Latin American literature from the pre-Hispanic period until the present.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 340.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 400 - Directed Independent Study

An individualized course of study not available through or replacing existing curriculum, to be arranged between one matriculating student and sponsoring faculty member. All academic policies and registration deadlines apply. Directed Independent Study courses cannot substitute for General University Requirements and are not eligible for tuition waiver.

Credits: 1-15

 

SPAN 425 - Teaching-Learning Processes in Elementary Spanish

Practicum in teaching Spanish. Repeatable. S/U grading.

Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of department and two courses in upper- division Spanish.
Credits: 2
Grade Mode: S/U

 

SPAN 430 - Cultures Through Film

Selected films and readings. Emphasis on film as a medium through which to achieve understanding of chosen topics in various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Repeatable with different topics with no maximum.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 302
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 440 - Studies in Hispanic Linguistics

Study of major areas in Hispanic linguistics. Topics may include history of the Spanish language, lexicology, phonology, morphology, syntax, dialectology or sociolinguistics. Repeatable with different topics with no maximum.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 314; or SPAN 301 and LING 201; or equivalent.
Credits: 4
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 450 - Studies in Hispanic Literature

Major authors and movements. Repeatable with various topics with no maximum.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 351 or SPAN 352.
Credits: 3-5
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 450A - Studies in Hispanic Literature

Major authors and movements. Repeatable with various topics with no maximum.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 351 or SPAN 352.
Credits: 3-5
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 450B - Studies in Hispanic Literature

Major authors and movements. Repeatable with various topics with no maximum.

Prerequisites & Notes: SPAN 351 or SPAN 352.
Credits: 3-5
Grade Mode: Letter

 

SPAN 500 - Directed Independent Study

An individualized course of study not available through or replacing existing curriculum, to be arranged between one matriculating student and sponsoring faculty member. All academic policies and registration deadlines apply. Directed Independent Study courses cannot substitute for General University Requirements and are not eligible for tuition waiver.

Credits: 1-15