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Undergraduate Course Offerings

Spring 2024
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

SPAN 2300.001 Social Change in the Hispanic World (Reiter)

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SPAN 3305 [All F2F sections]: Intermediate Grammar: Oral and Written Spanish (Staff)

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SPAN 3305.003 Intermediate Grammar: Oral and Written Spanish (Cole)

The purpose of this course is to provide context and opportunities to improve the students' grammar through reading, writing, and speaking. This class provides an intensive review of the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and is designed to help students perfect their knowledge and usage of the language.

SPAN 3305.D01: Intermediate Grammar: Oral and Written Spanish (Hernández de Polaczyk) - Online, Sync.

Prerequisites: SPAN 2301 or SPAN 2302 or equivalent (with a “C” or higher)

Description: After completing this online synchronous course, students should achieve intermediate performance ability in Spanish. In addition, students will expand and will gain knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultures. Students will improve their written and oral communication abilities through different class activities and homework assignments and develop insight into the nature of language and culture. This course will be primarily conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 3306.001 History of Andalusian Rock (Cole)

By the end of the Francoist dictatorship, a seismic shift occurred in Spanish music and popular culture, catalyzed by the emergence of long-haired musicians. This course delves into the phenomenon of rock andaluz, which blossomed in the early 1970s through the harmonious fusion of progressive rock from Great Britain and the United States with the rhythms of flamenco, reshaping the musical landscape of Spain. Throughout this journey, we will uncover the genre's intricate tapestry, spanning its inception, the trailblazing pioneers such as Triana, Alameda, Mezquita, and Medina Azahara, and the subsequent wave of visionary Andalusian rock artists who carried the torch forward.

SPAN 3306.260 [Seville]: Spanish Life & Culture (Regan)

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of Spanish contemporary life, culture, and history. The course aims to provide students with grammatical and lexical knowledge as well as cultural and pragmatic skills to use Spanish in everyday interactions across a variety of social contexts (service encounters, debates, public spaces, etc.). Specifically, the course will cover Spanish history (from Medieval to Contemporary Spain), Andalusian cultural and socio-pragmatic/politeness norms, and local linguistic practices. Throughout the course, we will rely on methods and concepts from the fields of sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and linguistics as we conduct participant observation of culture in Sevilla and Andalucía, which will then allow us to reflect on what is (West) Texas culture (differences and similarities). In-class discussions will be conducted in Spanish. No previous knowledge of linguistics is needed. All are welcome.    

SPAN 3308.001: How the Spanish Language Works: A Course in Hispanic Linguistics (Echeverría)

Linguistics is the scientific discipline that studies (human) language from all points of view. This course offers an introduction to the discipline focusing on the Spanish language. The first part of the course will be a review of the fundamentals of general linguistics, during which the scope of the discipline will be defined and several key notions will be introduced, paying special attention to linguistic distinctions that are implicit in modern Spanish (e.g., lengua/lenguaje). Once these foundations have been covered, the focus will shift to Spanish in particular – its structure, history, internal variation, etc.

SPAN 3308: D01: How the Spanish Language Works (Rogers)

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SPAN 3315.001: Communication Literacies for Heritage Speakers (Staff)

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SPAN 3318.260 [Seville]: The Sounds of Spanish (Regan)

This course provides students with an overview of (1) the sound system of Spanish as well as (2) the phonetic variation that exists across the Spanish-speaking world. The course begins by focusing on the sound inventory and phonological organization of the Spanish language. Here we also examine the phonetics of bilingualism, with particular emphasis given to the phonetics of Spanish-English bilingual speakers. The course then explores the socio-phonetic variation that exists across different dialects throughout Latin America, Spain, and the United States. We also examine how some sounds vary by social factors (gender, age, education, etc.) as well as how listeners socially evaluate phonetic variation. The course provides hands-on activities to produce, visualize, and analyze sounds to understand phonetic differences in speech. No previous knowledge of phonetics or linguistics is needed. All are welcome.    

SPAN 3344.001: Mexican Life and Culture: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life (Andrade)

In this course, we will study the transformations of everyday life in Mexico from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Focusing on different media such as film, photography, music, literature, and architecture, we will explore how Mexican cultural production has registered the exhilarations and dissatisfactions generated by the advent of globalization and neoliberal capitalism. How do luchador films, pop music, and public housing projects capture the rhythms of the every day and offer us an opportunity to interrogate the socioeconomic forces that modulate the experience of the social? This course serves as an introduction to the fields of Mexican literary and cultural studies.

SPAN 4307.001: Writing Literacies in Context (Elola)

The advent of the digital communication age has compelled us to consider traditional academic writing and digital genres in flexible and creative ways. (Digital) genres—as a significant multimodal and flexible form and function of communication—match our current social, professional, and personal needs and make knowledge more accessible and sharable than ever, thanks to their connection to media. In this course, you will work on several writing projects (e.g., one of them related to your major) that support interactivity, collaborative work, and multiliteracies development while developing the necessary Spanish language to communicate professionally with others.

SPAN 4308.001: Business Spanish (Staff)

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SPAN 4309.D01: Medical Spanish (Aranda)

This course is designed to enhance oral and written communication in the medical field. Provide and allow students with greater interaction among medical service providers and their clientele. It will also refer to health-related issues facing Hispanic communication. The main goal of this course is to enhance the knowledge of Spanish of those who work in the medical/healthcare fields or intend to do so. It will provide the students with skills to better communicate with the ever-growing Spanish-speaking community of the United States in situations commonly encountered by medical professionals in the different areas of healthcare.

SPAN 4309.004: Spanish in Texas (Guerrero)

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SPAN 4332.001: Hispanic Civilization (Ladeira)

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SPAN 4337.001: Cultural Topics-Hispanic World: Plantation Américas (Shepard)

This course explores the plantation and its afterlives in contemporary film, literature, and popular culture from Latin America and the United States. We will examine how artists and writers across the Américas have interrogated the plantation—from sugarcane monocultures in Colombia, Argentina, and the Caribbean to cotton fields in the southern United States—as a socio-environmental space where colonial hierarchies of race, labor, and species were (and continue to be) forged. With a particular focus on the counter-plantation futures envisioned by Black and Indigenous cultural practitioners, this course engages with fundamental questions about power and resistance at the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and environmental studies. The syllabus includes works by Beyonce, Junior Jein, Astrid González, Carlos Mayolo, Nicolás Guillén Landrián, Kara Walker, Kütral, Seba Calfuqueo, Samantha Schweblin, and Cristina Rivera Garza.

CMLL 3303.001: Intro. to Translation & Interpretation (Rogers)

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Summer I 2024
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

SPAN 3305.D01: Intermediate Grammar: Oral and Written Spanish (Cole)

The purpose of this course is to provide context and opportunities to improve the students' grammar through reading, writing, and speaking. This class provides an intensive review of the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and is designed to help students perfect their knowledge and usage of the language.

SPAN 3307.D01: Introduction to Hispanic Literatures: Hispanic Graphic Novel (Cole)

In a world where American comics and their superheroes dominate the scene, alongside the global manga phenomenon, graphic novels have emerged as a compelling and influential medium for storytelling. They seamlessly blend visual art with narrative, creating a unique mosaic of cultures and experiences. This course aims to cultivate a profound appreciation for the artistic and storytelling brilliance found in Hispanic graphic novels. Through an exploration of the intersections between culture, art, and narrative, students will gain valuable insights into the diverse voices and perspectives that enrich the tapestry of Hispanic literature and visual storytelling. Whether you're an enthusiastic reader, an aspiring artist, or simply curious about the world of graphic novels, this course offers an unparalleled journey into the tradition of Hispanic graphic novels, promising a one-of-a-kind and enriching experience.

Summer II 2024
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

SPAN 4309.D02: Spanish Language Studies-Special Topics (Rogers)

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SPAN 4337.D01: Cultural Topics-Hispanic World (Shepard)

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CMLL Spanish Program

  • Address

    CMLL Building, 2906 18th St, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Phone

    806.742.3145