School of Humanities and Sciences

Spanish Courses

Unless otherwise specified, all courses will be taught in Spanish.

SPAN 10100 - Elementary Spanish I 3A G HU LA

Beginning course. Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing simple idiomatic Spanish with special attention to Spanish culture. Emphasizes participation and self-expression. Open to students with no previous Spanish, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 10200 - Elementary Spanish II 3A G HU LA

Continuation of SPAN 10100. Limited to students who have successfully completed SPAN 10100 with a grade of C- or better, or by placement examination. Prerequisites: SPAN 10100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 10400 - Intensive Elementary Spanish 3A G HU LA

An accelerated introductory-level course for students who have previously studied Spanish. The course prepares students for SPAN 20100 by reviewing material covered in SPAN 10100 and presenting SPAN 10200 content. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 10400 and SPAN 10100 or SPAN 10200. By placement only. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 20100 - Intermediate Spanish I 3A G HU LA

Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish. Special emphasis is given to Spanish culture. Prerequisites: SPAN 10200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 20200 - Intermediate Spanish II 3A G HU LA

Continuation of SPAN 20100. Develops intermediate-level proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish. Special emphasis is given to Spanish culture. Prerequisites: SPAN 20100 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 20300 - Spanish Intermediate Conversation HU LA

An optional conversation course for students enrolled in SPAN 20100-20200 who want to maximize their conversational skills. May be repeated for a total of 2 credits. Does not count towards major or minor. Corequisites: SPAN 20100 or SPAN 20200. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 26600 - Spanish/Latin American Literature in Translation HU LA

A study of one or more principal works of major Spanish and/or Latin American writers. Taught in English. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and one course in the humanities. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 29900 - Independent Study: Spanish LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 32100 - Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition HU LA

Development of complex grammatical, semantic, and syntactical skills through writing and correction, and through examining different examples of written and spoken Spanish (both literary and nonliterary). Students will develop a sense of the writing process as an interaction between writer and reader, purpose and message. Prerequisites: SPAN 20200 with a grade of C- or better, or equivalent. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 32200 - Experiencing Hispanic Literature HU LA

Provides students with essential vocabulary for critical literary analysis, and introduces them to four literary genres (poetry, drama, fiction, and essay) through representative readings from both Spanish and Latin American literatures. Teaches students to read literature and write about it from an analytical perspective. Prerequisites: SPAN 32100. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 32300 - Conversation I: Contemporary Issues 3A G HU LA

Focuses on contemporary issues to develop students' speaking skills. Readings-based discussions, both literary and nonliterary, include ethical and moral issues, politics, youth culture, and technology and society. Prerequisites: SPAN 20200 with a grade of C- or better. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 32400 - Conversation II: The Spanish-Speaking World 3A G HU LA

Focuses on issues specific to the Spanish-speaking world to improve students' speaking skills. Readings-based topics, both literary and nonliterary, include Hispanic presence in the United States, bilingual education, and language and cultural influences. Prerequisites: SPAN 32300. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 33200 - Advanced Business/Professional Spanish HU LA

Practice in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish, with an emphasis placed on business-oriented concepts and materials. Prerequisites: SPAN 32100 or SPAN 32200; SPAN 32300 or SPAN 32400. 3 credits. (S,O)

SPAN 33300 - Latin American Civilization and Culture 1 G H HU LA

An exploration of the people and cultures of the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Traces the development of these regions from indigenous preconquest cultures to contemporary issues of globalization, while addressing ethnicity, gender, religion, class, and the arts. Prequisites: SPAN 32100 and SPAN 32300. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SPAN 33500 - Spanish Civilization and Culture 1 G H HU LA

Cultural exploration of Spain from its prehistory to the present. Topics include people, geography, politics, economy, literature, sciences, music, visual arts, gastronomy, and patterns of daily life. Prerequisites: SPAN 32100 and SPAN 32300. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SPAN 33700 - Introduction to Spanish Literature 3A G HU LA

An overview of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Special attention will be given to literary movements and recurrent themes. Required for Spanish majors. Prerequisites: SPAN 32200 or SPAN 32300, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SPAN 33800 - Introduction to Latin American Literature 3A G HU LA

An overview of Latin American literature from the colonial period to the present. Special attention will be given to literary movements and recurrent themes. Required for Spanish majors. Prerequisites: SPAN 32200 or SPAN 32300, or by placement examination. 3 credits. (S,Y)

SPAN 35000 - The Art of Translation: Spanish to English, English to Spanish HU LA

"Further study of the Spanish language through the art of translation. Students develop skills in English/Spanish and Spanish/English translation using a variety of texts (letters, literary selections, journalism, advertisements, and "how to" material). A close reading of the material translated helps the student focus on the nuances of each language and cultural differences. Prerequisites: SPAN 32100. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 38000 - Latino/a Culture through Literature HU LA

This course examines, through literature, the experience and assimilation of Spanish-speaking immigrants to the United States -- at present, the nation's largest minority group. It will explore such themes as how Latino/a authors negotiate a path between two cultures and two languages; the presence of Hispanic/Latino groups in the United States; racism and classism; religion; popular culture and the role of women; and the importance of the family. Prerequisites: Three courses in the humanities or social sciences. Taught in English. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 39900 - Independent Study: Spanish LA

Individual research, study, and/or writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: SPAN 32200 or SPAN 32300, or equivalent; permission of instructor and chairperson. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 45000 - The Art of Translation: Spanish to English, English to Spanish HU LA

"Further study of the Spanish language through the art of translation. Students develop skills in English/Spanish and Spanish/English translation using a variety of texts (letters, literary selections, journalism, advertisements, and "how to" material). A close reading of the material translated helps the student focus on the nuances of each language and cultural differences. Prerequisites: SPAN 32100. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 45400 - Cervantes HU LA

A study of "Don Quijote" and a selected group of "novelas ejemplares" (short stories) and plays, with particular reference to Cervantes's unique contribution to the modern novel and world literature. This course is offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 45500, SPAN 45600, and SPAN 45700. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 45500 - Golden Age Drama HU LA

The drama of Spain's golden age - the Renaissance and the baroque period - is one of the greatest achievements of world literature. We examine Spain's national drama, its precepts, and its literary tradition created by Lope de Vega and continued for more than 100 years, from 1580 to 1700, by other playwrights such as Calderón, Tirso de Molina, and Alarcón. Offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 45400, SPAN 45600, and SPAN 45700. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 45600 - Golden Age Poetry HU LA

The poetry of Spain's golden age - the Renaissance and baroque periods - is one of the greatest achievements of world literature. We examine the Italianate poetry of Garcilaso de la Vega, and his followers, and the development of lyrical poetry by other poets of the periods such as Fray Luis de León, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, and San Juan de la Cruz. Offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 45400, SPAN 45500, and SPAN 45700. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 45700 - Golden Age Prose HU LA

The prose of Spain's golden age - the Renaissance and the baroque period - is one of the greatest achievements of world literature. We examine the origin and development of the picaresque novel, the pastoral novel, and short stories. Offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 45400, SPAN 45500, and SPAN 45600. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 46100 - Medieval Spanish Literature HU LA

Study of representative texts of medieval Spain such as Poema de Mio Cid, Libro de Buen Amor, and La Celestina. Examines the coexistence of Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and their contributions to the development of Western civilization. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (S,E)

SPAN 46300 - Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature 3A G HU LA

Study of representative works of naturalism, realism, and romanticism. Typical authors include Pardo Bazán, Galdos, and Rosalía de Castro. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 46400 - Contemporary Spanish Literature 3A G HU LA

A study of contemporary Spanish fiction, poetry, drama, and essays connecting literature to history, culture, politics, and art forms of the period through linguistic and textual analysis. Readings include texts from the Generacion del '98 to the present. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 47100 - Latin American Fiction 3A G HU LA

Traces the development of a particularly Latin American voice through the readings of representative contemporary short stories and novels. Readings may include works by Martí, Azuela, Borges, Fuentes, Cortázar, García Márquez, Allende, and Ferré. Offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 47200, SPAN 47300, and SPAN 47400. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 47200 - Latin American Poetry and Drama 3A G HU LA

Familiarizes the student with the writings of major Latin American poets from the colonial period to the present and with the works of contemporary Latin American dramatists. Offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 47100, SPAN 47300, and SPAN 47400. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 47300 - Modernismo HU LA

Analysis of the poetical and prose work of "modernismo" (1888-1910), Latin America's first authentic literary movement. Emphasis is given to the study of the new aesthetics and to the desire of Latin America's writers to affirm a new cultural identity. Readings include selections from Martí, Casals, Darío, Silva, Lugones, Rodó, and others. This course is offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 47100, SPAN 47200, and SPAN 47400. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 47400 - Topics in Latin American Literature 3A G HU LA

Studies literary themes within Latin American literature (e.g., the conquest and the colonial experience; Latin America's search for identity; the novel of the land; the dictator in Latin American fiction; revolution and fiction) and explores the relationship between Latin American fiction and reality. Offered in a four-year cycle with SPAN 47100, SPAN 47200, and SPAN 47300. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits when topics vary. Prerequisites: SPAN 33700 or SPAN 33800. 3 credits. (IRR)

SPAN 49100 - Seminar 1 HU LA

Study of selected topics in Spanish and/or Latin American literature and/or culture. Prerequisites: A minimum of two Spanish literature courses numbered SPAN 33700 or above. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits when topics vary. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

SPAN 49900 - Honors Research LA

Individual research, study, and writing on particular topics, supervised by a member of the department and presented before a departmental committee. For students who meet the honors criteria as described in the undergraduate catalog. 3 credits. (IRR)