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Spanish (Span)

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Major Option I: Hispanic Studies

Students majoring in Spanish under Option I must complete a minimum of 33 credits beyond the intermediate (201-202) level.

A. Required of all Hispanic Studies Options Majors: (12 credits)

Span 301 (Spanish Grammar and Composition, 3 cr.)
Span 303 A or B (Spanish Grammar and Conversation, 3 cr.)
Span 314 (Introduction to Reading Hispanic Texts, 3 cr.)
Span 352 (Introduction to Spanish Phonology, 3 cr.)

B. Students must take at least 15 credits chosen from a, b, and c below (minimum of 3 credits from each section).

a) At least 3 credits of literary studies chosen from the following:
Span 330 (Studies in Spanish Literature to 1700, 3 cr.)
Span 331 (Studies in Spanish Literature from 1700 to the present, 3 cr.)
Span 332 (Studies in Latin American Literature from Pre-Columbian Times Through the Nineteenth Century, 3 cr.)
Span 333 (Studies in Latin American Literature from the Twentieth Century to the Present, 3 cr.)

b) At least 3 credits of cultural studies chosen from the following:
Span 304 (Spanish for Business and Professions, 3 cr.)
Span 321 (Spanish Civilization, 3 cr.)
Span 322 (Latin American Civilization, 3 cr.)
Span 323 (Spain Today, 3 cr.)
Span 324 (Latin America Today, 3 cr.)
Span 326 (Studies in Hispanic Art or Film, 3 cr.)

c) At least 3 credits of applied language and linguistics chosen from the following:

Span 351 (Introduction to Spanish-English Translation, 3 cr.)
Span 401 (Advanced Composition and Grammar, 3 cr.)
Span 462 (Contrastive Analysis of Spanish/English for Translators, 3 cr.)
Span 463 (Hispanic Dialectology, 3 cr.)
Span 499 (Internship in Spanish, 3 cr.)

Students may apply up to 6 credits of Span 395 (Study Abroad) to section a, b, or c above (appropriate section based upon course content and assigned by the WLC adviser).

C. Students must take at least 6 credits of literature and/or culture at the 400 level, chosen from the following:

Span 440 (Seminar on the Literatures and Cultures of Spain, 3 cr., repeatable to 6 cr.)
Span 441 (Seminar on Cervantes and the Golden Age, 3 cr., repeatable to 6 cr.)
Span 445 (Seminar on the Literatures and Cultures of Latin America, 3 cr., repeatable to 6 cr.)

D. Study Abroad. The department strongly recommends that all students of Spanish participate in a approved study abroad program based in a Spanish-speaking country. Under Option I, any student who chooses not to participate in a department-approved program will be required to take 3 additional elective credits of Spanish at or above the Span 321 level (for a total of 36 credits beyond the intermediate 201-202 level).

E. Communication Proficiency Requirements: Degree-seeking students must earn a grade of C- or better in a sequence of English composition courses, ususally Engl 150 and 250. The department will certify Communication Proficiency for students who receive a C or better in an WLC or Classical Studies course numbered 370-379. Because of the cultural affinities, historical traditions and geographic boundaries shared between the Spanish-speaking and Portuguese speaking-populations of the Iberian Peninsula and in the Americas Spanish majors are strongly encouraged to fulfill the requirement through Port 370. Such a course will also fill an LAS Group I (Arts and Humanities) requirement.

Major Option II: Language and Cultures for Professions

The secondary major option in Spanish requires a total of at least 30 credits beyond the intermediate (201-202) level.

I. Required Core Courses (24 credits)

Language and Cultures for Professions Group

Span 303B (Spanish Conversation for Professionals, 3 cr.)
Span 304 (Spanish for Business and Professions, 3 cr.)
Span 351 (Introduction to Spanish-English Translation, 3 cr.)
Span 499 (Internship, 3 cr.)

Language, Literature & Culture Group

Span 301 (Spanish Grammar and Composition, 3 cr.)
Span 314 (Introduction to Reading Hispanic Texts, 3 cr.)
Span 323 (Spain Today, 3 cr.)
Span 324 (Latin America Today 3 cr.)

II. Electives (6 credits)

Select one course from each of the following two literature categories:

Category 1:
Span 330 (Studies in Spanish Literature to 1700, 3 cr.)
Span 331 (Studies in Spanish Lit 1700 to the Present, 3 cr.)
Span 332 (Studies in Latin American Literature from Pre-Columbian Times through the Nineteenth Century, 3 cr.)
Span 333 (Studies in Latin American Literature from the Twentieth Century to the Present, 3 cr.)

Category 2:
Span 440 (Seminar on the Literatures and Cultures of Spain, 3 cr.)
Span 441 (Seminar on Cervantes and the Golden Age, 3 cr.)
Span 445 (Seminar on the Literatures and Cultures of Latin America. 3 cr.)

Curricular Notes:

Students may only enroll in the Languages and Cultures for Professions (LCP) Option as a second major. They may not graduate with the second major in LCP alone.

The Spanish minor: Option 1: Hispanic Studies, Option 2: Languages and Cultures for Professions

Option 1: The Spanish minor in Hispanic Studies requires at least 12 credits at the 300 level or higher. The department strongly recommends that all students of Spanish participate in an approved study abroad program based in a Spanish-speaking country. Any student who chooses not to participate in a department-approved study abroad program will be required to take 3 additional elective credits of Spanish at the 300 level or higher.

Option 2: Language and Cultures for Professions. The Spanish minor in Languages and Cultures for Professions requires the following courses (12 credits): 303B, 304, 351 and one culture course chosen from the following: 321, 322, 323, or 324. The department strongly recommends that all students of Spanish participate in an approved study abroad program based in a Spanish-speaking country. Any student who choosed not to participate in a department-approved study abroad program will be required to take 3 additional credits in culture chosen from the following: 321, 322, 323, or 324. Note: students taking either 321 or 323 must take either 322 or 324; students taking either 322 or 324 must take either 321 or 323.

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

Span 097. Accelerated Spanish Review. (3-2) Cr. 0. F.S. Prereq: Two years but less than three years of high-school Spanish. For students who require additional review at the first year (101-102) level. Course components include a compact review of 101 and the essential elements of 102. Course completed with a passing grade fulfills the LAS foreign language requirement. Not recommended for students who wish to continue language at the second year (201-202) level without completing 102.

Span 101. Elementary Spanish I. (4-0) Cr. 4. F.SS. A communicative approach to grammar and vocabulary within the context of Hispanic culture. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Span 102. Elementary Spanish II. (4-0) Cr. 4. S.SS. Prereq: 101, 97 or placement by departmental exam. Continuation of Spanish 101. A communicative approach to grammar and vocabulary within the context of Hispanic culture. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Span 201. Intermediate Spanish I. (4-0) Cr. 4. F. Prereq: 102 or placement by departmental exam. Intensive review of basic grammar and conversation. Practice in oral and written communication. Development of fluency with idiomatic expressions. Selected readings on culture and literature. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course. Credit by examination for other courses in the Department is normally not available.

Span 202. Intermediate Spanish II. (4-0) Cr. 4. S. Prereq: 201 or placement by departmental exam. Continuation of Spanish 201. Intensive review of basic grammar. Practice in oral and written communication. Development of fluency with idiomatic expressions. Selected readings on culture and literature. Credit by examination in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for courses numbered 101, 102, 201, and 202 is available only to students who are not currently enrolled in the course.

Span 301. Spanish Grammar and Composition. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 202 or placement by departmental exam. Review and application of grammar concepts in the development of writing skills within the context of Hispanic culture. Taught in Spanish.

Span 303. Spanish Grammar and Conversation. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 202 or placement by departmental exam. Intensive oral practice and improvement of oral proficiency. Application of specific grammatical concepts for development of conversational skills within the context of Hispanic culture. Taught in Spanish.
A. Conversation through Culture
B. Conversation for Professionals

Span 304. Spanish for Business and Professions. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 202 or placement by departmental exam (301 recommended). Introduction to professional communication within a cultural context. Grammar review as needed. Individual projects will focus on special interests. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 314. Introduction to Reading Hispanic Texts. (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 301. Critical reading of Hispanic literary and cultural texts. Presentation of techniques and terminology of literary criticism. Study of basic genres such as: narrative, poetry, drama, essay. Taught in Spanish. Required as prerequisite for 330, 331, 332 and 333.

Span 321. Spanish Civilization. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: One course at the 300 level. A survey of the social, political, religious, and cultural history of Spain. Taught in Spanish.

Span 322. Latin American Civilization. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: One course at the 300 level. A survey of the social, political, religious, and cultural history of Spanish America. Taught in Spanish.

Span 323. Spain Today. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: One course at the 300 level. A survey of social, political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to contemporary Spain. Taught in Spanish.

Span 324. Latin America Today. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: One course at the 300 level. A survey of social, political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to contemporary Latin America. Taught in Spanish.

Span 326. Studies in Hispanic Art or Film. (Dual-listed with 526). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: One course at the 300 level. Survey of major currents and figures in Spanish and Latin American art and/or film. Taught in Spanish.

Span 330. Studies in Spanish Literature to 1700. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 314. Introduction to Spanish literature from the earliest times through the Golden Age; techniques of literary criticism. Lectures, discussion, and analysis of individual selections in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 331. Studies in Spanish Literature from 1700 to the Present. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 314. Introduction to Spanish literature from the eighteenth century to the present; techniques of literary criticism. Lectures, discussion, and analysis of individual selections in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 332. Studies in Latin American Literature from Pre-Columbian Times through the Nineteenth Century. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 314. Introduction to Latin American literature from the earliest times to circa 1900; techniques of literary criticism. Lectures, discussion, and analysis of individual selections in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 333. Studies in Latin American Literature from the Twentieth Century to the Present. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 314. Introduction to Latin American literature from the twentieth century to the present; techniques of literary criticism. Lectures, discussion, and analysis of individual selections in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 351. Introduction to Spanish-English Translation. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 301, 303 or 304. Introduction to the theory, methods, techniques, and problems of translation. Consideration of material from business, literature, and the social sciences. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 352. Introduction to Spanish Phonology. (Cross-listed with Ling). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.S. Prereq: 301, 303 or 304. An introductory study of the articulation, classification, distribution, and regional variations of the sounds of the Spanish language. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 370. Hispanic Topics in English Translation. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Readings, discussions, and papers in English. May not be counted as a prerequisite.
S. Hispanic topics on women or feminism (cross listed to W S 370S)

Span 394. Study Abroad Orientation. (1-0) Cr. 1. F.S. Prereq: Acceptance into the appropriate study abroad program. Information presented is country specific. Overview of life and customs; family life, religion, politics, entertainment. Discussion of ways to adapt to living abroad.

Span 395. Study Abroad. Cr. 1-10. Prereq: 2 years university-level Spanish or equivalent. Supervised instruction in Spanish and Hispanic culture; formal class instruction at level appropriate to students' training, enhanced by practical living experience.

Span 401. Advanced Composition and Grammar. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 314 and one course at the 320-level or above. Advanced study of Spanish grammar and syntax. Students' writing of compositions incorporates an advanced understanding of grammar, syntax, and principles of organization of thought and ideas. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 440. Seminar on the Literatures and Cultures of Spain. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: 330, 331, 332, or 333. (Recommended 330 and 331). Discussion and analysis of selected topics in Spanish literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the Present. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 441. Seminar on Cervantes and the Golden Age. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: 330, 331, 332, or 333. (330 recommended). Discussion and analysis of selected works of Cervantes within the social and cultural context of the Golden Age. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 445. Seminar on the Literatures and Cultures of Latin America. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Prereq: 330, 331, 332, or 333. (332 and 333 recommended). Discussion and analysis of selected topics in Latin American literature and culture from Pre-Colonial times to the Present. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 462. Contrastive Analysis of Spanish/ English for Translators. (Cross-listed with Ling). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 351. Linguistic study of the major differences between the Spanish and English grammatical systems and their applications in the translation of Spanish to English. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 463. Hispanic Dialectology. (Cross-listed with Ling). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 352. Intensive study of the phonology, morphosyntax and lexicon of the Hispanic dialects of Spain and Latin America in their historical context. Taught in Spanish. Nonmajor graduate credit.

Span 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1-6. Repeatable. Prereq: 6 credits in Spanish and permission of department chair. Designed to meet the needs of students in areas other than those in which courses are offered, or who desire to integrate a study of literature or language with special problems in major fields. No more than 6 credits in Span 490 may be counted toward graduation.

Span 499. Internship in Spanish. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 9 credits of Spanish at the 300 level; permission of advisor and WLC Internship Coordinator. Work experience using Spanish language skills in the public or private sector, combined with academic work under faculty supervision. Up to 3 credits may apply toward the major. Available only to majors and minors.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

Span 526. Studies in Hispanic Art or Film. (Dual-listed with 326). (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 6 credits in Spanish literature or culture at 400 level. Survey of major currents and figures in Spanish and Latin American art and/or film.

Span 580. Graduate Seminar in Hispanic Literature or Culture. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. Prereq: 6 credits of 400 level Spanish. Topics may include a particular period, a genre, an author, a theme, or a particular type of cultural production. Taught in Spanish.

Span 590. Special Topics in Spanish. Cr. 1-4. Repeatable. Prereq: Permission of instructor; 6 credits of 400 level Spanish.
A. Literature or Literary Criticism
B. Linguistics
C. Language Pedagogy
D. Civilization