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1000 Level Courses

1101. Practical Survival Spanish (1). Spanish skills for studying or living abroad. Focus is on listening comprehension and speaking.

1501. [SPAN 1411, 1511] A Beginning Course in Spanish I (5). Prerequisite: Consent of department.

1502. [SPAN 1412, 1512] A Beginning Course in Spanish II (5). Prerequisite: SPAN 1501.

1507. [SPAN 1305] Comprehensive Spanish Review - First Year (5). Prerequisite: Two years high school Spanish. A comprehensive one-semester review.

1607. Intensive Spanish First Year (6). Intensive immersion development of the four language skills in Spanish: Oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Course is taught in Spain.

2000 Level Courses

2301. [SPAN 2311] A Second Course in Spanish I (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 1502 or 1507, or consent of department. Reading, cultural background, conversation, and composition. (Honors section offered.)

2302. [SPAN 2312] A Second Course in Spanish II (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 2301.. Reading, cultural background, conversation, and composition. (Honors section offered.)

2303. [SPAN 2313] Intermediate Spanish for Hispanic Students I (3). A second-year course designed for Hispanic students who have been educated in the United States and have had exposure to Spanish at home but have had limited formal training in Spanish.

2304. [SPAN 2315] Intermediate Spanish for Hispanic Students II (3). A second-year course designed for Hispanic students who have been educated in the United States and have had exposure to Spanish at home but have had limited formal training in Spanish.

2607. Intensive Spanish - Second Year (6). Prerequisite: Any of the following courses with a grade of B or better: SPAN 1402, 1502, 1507, 1607; SPCS 1305, 1512. Reading, culture, conversation, and composition. Equivalent to 2301 and 2302.Back to Top

 

3000 Level Courses

3303. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or 2304 or 2607. Designed to increase proficiency in oral Spanish for students who have had little or no extra academic experience in that language. Minors may take 3303, 3315 or 4303. May not be taken following 4000-level work. (for Span 3315).

3305. Intermediate Spanish Grammar (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or 2304 or 2607. An overview of important Spanish grammar concepts.

3306. Introduction to Hispanic Life and Culture (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3303 or 3305 or department consent. May not be taken after completion of Span 4346 Origins, development, and characteristics of Hispanic life and culture. Conducted in Spanish.

3307. Introduction to Hispanic Literatures (3). Prerequisites: SPAN 3305 and one other 3000-level SPAN course. Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American literatures through selected works and authors. This course is highly recommended as a prerequisite to all 4000 level literature courses. (Writing Intensive)

3315. Intermediate Spanish Conversation for Bilingual Students (3). Designed to increase communicative proficiency for students whose home/family language is Spanish. Emphasis is on the development of literacy and academic language skills.

3343. Spanish Language Development (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, 2304, or 2607. Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on location in Mexico. Offered in Mexico each summer.

3344. Mexican Life and Culture (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 2302, 2304, or 2607. A basic survey of Mexico, with emphasis on its history and cultural patterns. Offered in Mexico each summer.

3389. Individual Studies in Spanish (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 2302 or 2607 or consent of instructor. Independent work under the guidance of a full-time faculty member. Course is generally for study abroad when organized courses are not available. May be repeated for credit up to 9 hours with different course content. May not be taken following 4000-level work.

3390. Hispanic Culture and Civilization (3). An overview of the Hispanic world, from Roman Spain to modern Latin America. Taught in English. Not for Spanish majors or minors but recommended as supplementary. Carries humanities credits. Fulfills multicultural requirement.

3391. Hispanic Film in Translation (3). A study of Hispanic film and its relationship to literature and culture. Taught in English. Not for Spanish majors or minors, but recommended as supplementary.

3392. Hispanic Literature in Translation (3). A study of major literary themes and writers of the Hispanic world. Taught in English. Not for Spanish majors or minors, but recommended as supplementary. Back to Top

 

4000 Level Courses

4000. Individual Studies in Spanish (V1-6). Prerequisite: Departmental consent. Study in Spanish under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit up to 6 hours.

4100. Advanced Individual Problems in Spanish (1). Prerequisite: Departmental consent. Contents will vary to meet the needs of students. May be repeated for credit up to 6 hours with consent of instructor. Specifically designed for individual projects calling for fewer than 3 semester credit hours.

4303. Advanced Conversation (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3303 or 3343. Development of conversational skills for students who have completed required work in grammar or composition. No student who has graduated from a secondary school (junior high or high school level) in a Spanish-speaking country may receive credit for this course.

4305. Advanced Grammar (3). Prerequisites: SPAN 3305 and any 3000-level SPAN course. Spanish language, syntax, and grammar.

4307. Advanced Composition (3). Prerequisites: SPAN 3305 and any 3000-level SPAN course. Principles of correct writing and stylistics. (Writing Intensive)

4308. Business Spanish (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of SPAN courses at the 3000 level. Oral and written Spanish with special attention to idiomatic expressions and cultural practices of business in the Hispanic world.

4309. Spanish Language Studies-Special Topics (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of SPAN courses at the 3000 level. Study of diverse topics such as medical or legal Spanish, Spanish on the Internet, etc. May be repeated once for credit with different content.

4320. Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3307 or departmental consent. A study of selected works from Spanish and/or Spanish American literature. May be repeated once for credit if different instructor and different content. (Writing Intensive)

4321. Hispanic Prose (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3307 or departmental consent. Readings of selected prose of Spanish and/or Spanish-American Literature. May be repeated once for credit if different instructor and different content. (Writing Intensive)

4324. Hispanic Drama and Poetry (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3305 and 3307 or departmental consent. Study of selected dramas and/or poetry from Spanish and/or Spanish American literature. May be repeated once for credit with different instructor and different content. (Writing Intensive)

4325. Hispanic Short Story (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3307 or departmental consent. Study of short stories from Spain and/or Spanish America. May be repeated once for credit. (Writing Intensive)

4327. Hispanic Literature-Special Topics (3). Prerequisites: Six hours of SPAN 3303, 3305, 4305, or 4307. Subject matter will vary to include such topics as women writers, Mexican Revolution, social protest, etc. May be repeated once for credit with different content. (Writing Intensive)

4332. Civilización Hispánica: Hispanic Civilization (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of SPAN courses at the 3000 level. A thematic study of Spanish and Spanish American patterns of civilization, especially in the contemporary period, and the United States’ Spanish heritage. May be repeated once for credit. Fulfills multicultural requirement.

4335. Internship in Spanish (3). Prerequisites: Two SPAN courses at the 3000 level or consent of department. Work experience in a community agency that deals with native Spanish speakers. Emphasis on cultural understanding and communicative skills. (Writing Intensive)

4337. Cultural Topics-Hispanic World (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of SPAN courses at the 3000 level. Subject matter will vary to include such topics as folklore, Latin American women, etc. May be repeated once for credit with different content.

4343. Advanced Language Skills (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3303 or departmental consent. A study abroad course to help develop communicative language skills through class work and organized field projects. Offered only in Mexico and/or Spain each summer. May be repeated once for credit.

4344. Contemporary Mexico (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of SPAN at the 3000 level. A study of the various facets of contemporary Mexico: history, arts, politics, and economics. Offered only in Mexico each summer.

4346. Spanish Life and Culture (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3303 or 3305. A survey of Spain with emphasis on its literature, history, and culture. Offered in Spain each summer. May be repeated once for credit.

4360. Mexican American Literature (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 3307 or departmental consent. The development of Mexican-American literature from 1849 to the present with an emphasis on literature of the Chicano movement. (Writing Intensive)

4361. Spanish for the Southwest (3). Prerequisites: 6 hours of SPAN courses at the 3000 level. Study of similarities and differences between “standard” and “regional” Spanish.

4373. Capstone Conversational Spanish (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 4303, or 4343, or departmental consent. For majors and teacher certification candidates. Additional development of aural/oral skills.

4389. Individual Problems in Spanish (3). Prerequisites: Two SPAN courses at the 3000 level or consent of department. Intensive analysis of a play and preparation for two public performances. May be repeated for credit with change of content for up to 6 hours.

4392. The Play in Spanish (3). Prerequisites: Two SPAN courses at the 3000 level or consent of department. Intensive analysis of a play and preparation for two public performances. May be repeated for credit with change of content for up to 6 hours.Back to Top

 

5000 Level Courses

5100. Advanced Special Problems in Spanish Language and Literature (1). An individualized research project course. Contents will vary to meet the needs of students.

5301. Writing for the Profession (3). Prepares students to conduct independent research in the fields of Hispanic literature, linguistics, and cultures and to write effectively.

5304. Advanced Business Spanish I (3).  Foundation in business vocabulary and discourse of management. Emphasis on geographic and cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world.

5340. Spanish Language and Linguistics (3). Spanish phonology, dialectology, morphology, or Spanish syntax. May be repeated once for credit with different emphasis.

5341. Intensive Spanish for Graduate Research I (3). Spanish readings with related grammar to acquaint graduates with Spanish as a research skill; equivalent to two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.

5342. Intensive Spanish for Graduate Research II (3). Spanish readings with related grammar to acquaint graduates with Spanish as a research skill; equivalent to two years of normal coursework. Not intended to meet major or minor degree requirements.

5343. Studies in Spanish (3). Concentrated studies in Spanish language or literature. May be repeated for credit up to 9 hours as topic varies.

5345. History of the Spanish Language (3). The development of the Spanish language from its earliest forms to the present.

5347. Language Development (3). Mastery of language skills through readings, compositions, and directed oral projects. Offered only in programs abroad each summer.

5348. Culture and Literature (3). Analysis and interpretation of cultural and literary expressions of the host country. Offered only in programs abroad each summer.

5352. Methods of Literary Criticism (3). Theories and practices of literary analysis and criticism.

5354. Hispanic Literary Concepts (3). A study of movements, genres, influences, forms, themes, and other concepts in Hispanic literatures from the Middle Ages to the present.

5355. Seminar in Hispanic Literature (3). Advanced topics in Hispanic literature and literary theory. May be repeated for credit up to 12 hours.

5361. Medieval Literature (3). Spanish literature from its earliest monuments to the end of the Middle Ages.

5362. Golden Age Literature (3). Selected authors, works, and genres.

5364. Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature (3). A history of Spanish literature in the nineteenth century.

5366. Twentieth-Century Spanish Prose (3). A comprehensive study of the principal literary currents, authors, and works with emphasis on the contemporary period.

5368. Twentieth-Century Spanish Theatre and Poetry (3). A comprehensive study of the principal literary currents, authors, and works with emphasis on the contemporary period.

5370. Colonial Spanish American Literature (3). A study of this literature from the Pre-Colombian era to the end of the Spanish American baroque.

5374. Nineteenth-Century Spanish American Literature (3). A comprehensive study of the principal literary currents, authors, and works of the nineteenth century.

5375. Modernism (3). A detailed study of Spanish American Modernism.

5376. Twentieth-Century Spanish American Prose (3). The development of prose fiction in Spanish America during the twentieth century.

5378. Twentieth-Century Spanish American Theatre and Poetry (3). The development of the theatre and poetry in Spanish America during the twentieth century.

5381. Hispanic Literature of the Southwest (3). The origin and development of Hispanic literature in the southwest, including Spanish literature (1539-1820), Mexican literature (1821-1848), and Mexican-American literature (1849-present).

5382. Spanish in the U.S. (3). Examines the social and linguistics properties of the Spanish language as is currently spoken in the United States.

5392. The Play in Spanish (3). Intensive analysis of a play and preparation for two public performances.
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6000 Level Courses

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

7000 Level Courses

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000 Level Courses

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).Back to Top