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Course Description
FOUNDATION COURSES

SPAN 101-102 SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS. An introduction to the four basic skills with emphasis on speaking and comprehending spoken Spanish. The course also provides an introduction to the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice. A two-semester course sequence. For students with little or no background in Spanish or with only one year of high school Spanish.
3,3 credits

SPAN 201-202 SPANISH FOR COMMUNICATION . An intensive review of Spanish and further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through extensive use of audio and visual aids. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice. A two-semester course sequence. Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or a minimum of two years of high school Spanish.
3,3 credits

SPAN 209 SPEAKING SPANISH. Intensive practice in oral skills through extensive use of aural and written materials. Review of grammar. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice. Prerequisite: Spanish 102 with recommendation of the professor, 202, or placement with a strong background in Spanish. Not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Native speakers are students born in another country who received some formal education in another language before coming to the United States; heritage speakers are students usually born in the United States who have learned Spanish in their home environment but have little or no formal training in the language. 
3 credits

SPAN 210 WRITING SPANISH. Intensive practice in writing skills through the use of aural and written materials. Review of grammar. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice. Prerequisite: Spanish 102 with recommendation of the professor, 202, or placement with a strong background in Spanish. Not intended for native or heritage speakers of Spanish.       
3 credits


SPAN 217-218 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS. A course designed for students, usually born in the United States, who have learned Spanish in their home environment but need formal training to improve their communicative skills. The course helps students develop proficiency in reading and writing and provides an introduction to the culture and civilization of Spanish-speaking peoples. Three instructional hours plus one hour of laboratory practice. A two-semester course sequence.  For Latinos/as and native speakers only.         
3,3 credits


UPPER-LEVEL COURSES

Prerequisite for all 300-level courses: One of the following: Spanish 202 with recommendation of the professor; 209 and 210, or 217 and 218; or placement with an extraordinary background in Spanish.

SPAN 300  THE MUSICAL HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS. An examination of the rich and diverse traditions of Latinos in the Americas through the use of music, and including literature and film.        
3 credits

SPAN 303 LATINO CULTURE THROUGH FILM. Spanish conversation and composition as well as Latino culture are studied through the viewing and the analysis of films from Spain and Latin America. Three instructional hours.  
3 credits


SPAN 307 ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. An intensive study of the grammatical structures of Spanish aimed at perfecting the student’s oral and written command of the language. Required for all Spanish majors and minors.  
3 credits


SPAN 319 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS. An introduction to the terminology and business practices of the Spanish-speaking world. The course includes a review of grammar as well as a discussion of cultural factors that affect commercial transactions.            
3 credits

SPAN 340 SPANISH CIVILIZATION. The major issues that have affected Spain are explored through film, art, and the reading of historical and literary texts. The course has a strong focus on discussion. Highly recommended for all Spanish majors and minors.           
3 credits

SPAN 341 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION. The major issues that have affected Latin America are explored through film, art, and the reading of historical and literary texts. The course has a strong focus on discussion. Highly recommended for all Spanish majors and minors.        
3 credits


SPAN 350, 351 MASTERWORKS IN SPANISH I, II. A survey of the great writers and literary movements of the Spanish speaking world together with an introduction to the analysis of literary texts. Both courses required for all Spanish majors, and one course required for minors.       
3,3 credits


ADVANCED COURSES

Prerequisite for all 400-level Spanish courses: Spanish 307, 350 and 351, or permission of the Chairperson.

SPAN 420,320 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH. An intensive study of a single author, genre, movement, or literary topic.  The specific subject will be available at the time of registration. Lectures, readings, discussions and reports in Spanish.
3 credits

SPAN 423 GREAT HISPANIC POETS. An introduction to the analysis of poetry through the study of the great poets of the Spanish language such as Garcilaso, St. John of the Cross, Góngora, Sor Juana lnés de la Cruz, Bécquer, Martí, Darío, Jiménez, Machado, Mistral, Lorca, Vallejo, and Neruda. 
3 credits

SPAN 424 THE MODERN NOVEL IN SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA. A survey of the development of modern fiction from the great 19th Century Spanish Realists (Galdós and Clarín) to the Latin American "Boom" (Asturias, García Márquez, Carpentier, Fuentes, Vargas Llosa, etc.).      
3 credits

SPAN 427 CERVANTES. An in-depth analysis and discussion of Don Quijote.             
3 credits.

SPAN 429 THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE. A survey of the history, art, and literature of Spain during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.   
3 credits

SPAN 435 LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FICTION. A study of the development of short narrative forms in Latin America in relationship to the social, political, and historical reality. Readings from the works of Quiroga, Borges, Garcia Márquez, Cortázar, Fuentes, Vargas Llosa, Rulfo, and Donoso.
3 credits

SPAN 436 MODERN SPANISH THEATRE. A critical examination of the structure, themes, and style of the genre through the works of Valle-Inclán, Benavente, Grau, Lorca, Casona, Buero, Vallejo, Sastre, and Arrabal.     
3 credits

SPAN 440  GENDER STUDIES IN HISPANIC LITERATURE. Modalities of portrayal of gender by writers from the 19th century to the present with emphasis on the reinterpretation of the role of gender within the new socio-political reality of the Hispanic world.           
3 credits

SPAN 460 INDEPENDENT STUDY. In consultation with the professor and with the approval of the Chairperson.       
3 credits