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Spring 2011
Apr 18,2014
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SPAN 101 - FOUNDATIONS OF SPANISH I
This course is the first half of a one-year sequence, is designed for students with no prior knowledge of the language. Heritage students are advised to take Intermediate or higher level courses. Students will practice using the language in various contexts likely to be encountered in real-life situations. Thematic and cultural contexts include daily social encounters, routine activities, survival needs, and handling school-related situations. Students will receive intensive in-class practice with the language, supplemented with daily work outside of class on individual assignments and small group activities that emphasize communication. Audio-visual materials will be used to enhance language skills. Attendance at the Language Laboratory is recommended. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

SPAN 102 - FOUNDATIONS OF SPANISH II
This course is the second half of a one-year sequence in beginning Spanish. Students will build on the skills acquired in Foundations I to further develop their communicative and cultural competence. New thematic and cultural contexts will include friendship and love relationships, nature and the environment, housing, and travel. Students will receive intensive in-class practice with the language, supplemented with daily work outside of class on individual assignments and small group activities that emphasize communication. Audio-visual materials will be used to enhance language learning. Attendance at the Language Laboratory is recommended. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

SPAN 201 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
This course offers an intensive review of the basic structures of the Spanish language while introducing students to the study of more complex structures, functions, and vocabulary. Activities have been designed to develop and practice a variety of skills students can apply to real-life situations. Instructors use a repertoire of strategies to help students expand their communicative and cultural competence. This is the first semester of a one year sequence in Intermediate Spanish. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 202 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
This course, the second half of a one-year sequence in Intermediate Spanish, emphasizes the study of more complex structures and functions, and an enriching vocabulary that will allow students to reach higher levels of proficiency in the language. Instructors use a repertoire of strategies to help students expand their communicative and cultural competence. A variety of activities will facilitate the acquisition of knowledge about Hispanic culture, literature, and ways of life. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 301 - THE ART OF CONVERSATION IN SPANISH
This course is designed to develop conversation skills. While it highlights speaking, the course will also work to hone other communicative skills such as reading, listening and writing. Authentic readings and other materials dealing with variety of themes and issues will serve as springboards for discussion and writing assignments. The goal of this course is to provide students with increased fluency, a wider vocabulary, accuracy and confidence as they advance in their study of Spanish. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 303 - THE ART OF READING IN SPANISH
This advanced course is a core requirement for all Spanish majors and an important bridge for those who wish to complete a literature concentration as it provides an introduction to literature in Spanish. In order to discuss literary selections we will use vocabulary and concepts pertaining to the field, such as personaje (character), genero (genre), cuento (short story), tema (theme), trama or argumento (plot), etc. Applied or thematic courses like this can lead to incredible acquisition of language and increased proficiency in all the skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and cultural competence. Literature also carries rich cultural material that will help lead to deeper understanding and cultural competence, how well one can function within particular cultural contexts. Thus, we will emphasize the communities and historical periods in which these literary texts are produced.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 305 - SPANISH CIVILIZATION
A survey, conducted entirely in Spanish, of the country's culture through the study of geography, history, and artistic expression in order to gain a better understanding of the present-day Spanish speaking communities and their contribution to Western civilization.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 307 - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY
This writing-intensive course entirely conducted in Spanish, is an exploration of key periods, events, actors, and interpreters of Latin American cultural and political history since the late 15th century. The first half of the course will be devoted to the three centuries of Spanish colonial rule in Latin America while the second half will focus on the wars for independence in the early 19th century and the postcolonial period. Throughout the course we will study the contributions of diverse Amerindian, European, African, and Asian peoples to the making of Latin American society. Class presentations and discussions will be based on representative works from Latin America and Latin American diasporas in the areas of literature, music, film, and the visual arts. This course has been designed for students who have completed the intermediate year of Spanish or higher.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online Course

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 309 - BUSINESS SPANISH
An introduction to business language and vocabulary in the Spanish-speaking world. The course will focus on economy, geography, correspondence and trade regulations, as well as vocabulary and language used in banking, advertising, the stock market, insurance, communications, and export and import. Recommended for students with a Spanish or business minor.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 313 - HISPANIC CULTURE THROUGH ARTISTS
This advanced Spanish language course will concentrate on major works of art in the Spanish-speaking world in order for students to become more proficient in the Spanish language and more knowledgeable about many aspects of Hispanic culture and civilization. The course covers works of art beginning with the pre-historic cave paintings of northern Spain and ending with the Chicano art of the American southwest. Some of the artists studied will be El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Picasso, Dali, Posada, Orozco, Kahlo, Rivera, Botero and Lam. The questions will be: "What can I see in this work of art?" and "How can I relate what I see to the Spanish speaking world?"
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 315 - HISPANIC WOMEN'S VOICES AND IMAGES
This four-credit course, entirely conducted in Spanish, offers a partial exploration of the literary and artistic production of women in the Hispanic Americas since the 17th century. We will read a number of poems, short stories, and testimonios by renowned women writers, as well as brief critical essays on gender and women's writing; view films and documentaries in Spanish by and on women; and listen to popular songs for clues about women's lives in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latino U.S. Some of the questions we will explore are the following: What do these voices and images tell us about the situation of women in these societies? Do all Latin American women share the same concerns? What commonalities and differences among the voices can we identify and how can we explain them? What spaces have opened up for women since colonial times? How have women used language and images to engage with their marginalized place in Hispanic societies? Have they been empowered through the arts? What can we learn from these women artists? This course has been designed for students who have completed the intermediate year of Spanish or higher. It is a content-driven course as well as a course that will help you further develop proficiency in Spanish. It is intended to bridge the language and literature courses. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 320 - SYNTAX AND SUBSTANCE: SPANISH GRAMMAR
This course will foster students' learning about the Spanish syntax, that is, "the department of grammar which deals with the established usages of grammatical construction and the rules deduced therefrom," according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The course will reinforce and expand students' knowledge of the system of rules underlying the Spanish language. Students will practice grammar rules through controlled and communicative exercises, especially in areas of particular challenge to Anglophone and heritage speakers such as the use of the preterit versus the imperfect and ser versus estar as well as the subjunctive mode, prepositions and diacritical marks. While the study of isolated grammar structures will be an important part of the course, we will emphasize grammar in context as well as the learners' reflection on language through the examination of short texts and the comparative framework supported by translation. Students will see how grammar functions in short stories by well-known writers, newspaper articles, and through the scrutiny of their own postings on the Web.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 340 - MODERN & CONTEMPORARY SPANISH LITERATURE
The course introduces students to the canonical texts of Spanish Peninsular literature written in between the 18th and the 20th century; these texts are addressed in their cultural and historical context. Through literary analyses, students will also learn how to write about these texts, in Spanish, and develop a further understanding of world literature through a comparative approach.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Spanish Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Some courses may stress Spanish culture while others may emphasize Latin America. The courses are taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. SPAN 390 HISPANIC LITERATURE AND FILM. This course will examine contemporary topics of Hispanic culture through their representation in literature and film. Some of the topics to be addressed are historical memory, personal relationships, gender and authority, political repression, and social marginalization. The courses will include novels and plays by such writers as Gabriel García Márquez, Federico García Lorca, Isabel Allende, Manuel Rivas, and Manuel Puig, and films by Almodóvar, Buñuel, Gutiérrez Alea, Meirelles, and Guzmán, among others.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

SPAN 400 - IS-SPANISH
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Spanish Department

SPAN 401 - THE ART OF WRITING & FORMAL RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
This course is designed primarily to help students to develop proficiency in writing in Spanish. It will also improve students' skills in the three other areas of speaking, reading, and listening. Formal and informal writing assignments provide time to expand and internalize vocabulary, practice some advanced grammar structures, and express ideas accurately in the language as well as hone writing skills in general. Thematic assignments are process-oriented and allow students the opportunity to receive feedback and revise their work. The final project in this course consists of a formal research paper. This course is meant to prepare majors for concentration, applied, and final capstone courses that will certainly require research-writing projects.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 404 - EARLY TRANSATLANTIC ENCOUNTERS
The course introduces students to Spanish and Latin American major texts written around the period of the Conquest, through critical examination and literary analyses. These texts are addressed in their cultural and historical context. Through a transatlantic approach, students compare the consequences of the Conquest in the epistemologies of Spanish and Latin American authors. As the course is taught in Spanish, the students will also be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in this language.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 410 - LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1900
This writing-intensive, four-credit course will concentrate on the contemporary literature of Latin America. The course will present a panoramic view of the short story, poetry, drama, and essay written in the Hispanic Americas since the early 20th century. It will introduce writers identified with the post-modernist and vanguardista movements, as well as those of the Latin American boom and post-boom periods, including contemporary women writers. Among other writers, we will read three Nobel Prize winners, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Octavio Paz, all of whom have left their mark indelibly in regional letters and beyond. Throughout the course we will focus on distinctive features of contemporary Latin American literature and pay attention to the relationship between literature and society. All of the readings will be in Spanish and the class will be conducted in Spanish as well. It is recommended that students take at least one upper level course before signing up for this one. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, WRITING INTENSIVE

SPAN 415 - HISPANIC CARIBBEAN WRITERS AND POP CULTURE
The Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Puerto Rico have produced some of the major writers in Hispanic literature, as well as some of the most popular musical forms in Spanish-speaking countries and beyond. This course, entirely conducted in Spanish, will explore the contributions made by the peoples of the three island nations to the broader Hispanic culture and the global community since the mid-nineteenth century, at the same time it will provide the socio-historical context that made those contributions possible. Guided by a thematic and largely chronological approach to cultural manifestations in the Hispanic Caribbean, students will read major writers, watch relevant films, and study musical forms from the region. Some of the themes include the making of nations, race and mestizaje, gender and sexuality, and the Caribbean experience in the U.S. The course will have a quick pace, requiring a lot of reading at times. It is recommended that students take at least two upper level courses before enrolling in this one.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

SPAN 420 - ADVANCED COMMUNICATION IN SPANISH
This course is intended for Spanish majors and involves testing of oral and written proficiencies in order to ascertain whether a student has reached the skill levels required by the program. It is meant to improve, refine language proficiency and to assign a nationally recognized assessment to each student based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Students will participate in intensive practice of negotiating meaning, expressing emotion, abstract concepts, hypothesizing and other advanced communicative skills. Authentic materials serve as springboards to discussion and writing exercises. Individual and group, informal and formal oral presentations and writing assignments are expected of each student. A formal research project is required and will be presented orally at the end of the course. Each student will be tested orally using the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview at the beginning and end of the course. Each student will be assigned an unofficial rating in speaking and written proficiency.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

SPAN 421 - SPANISH LANGUAGE STUDIES SEMINAR
The Spanish Language Studies Capstone Seminar is designed for graduating seniors who will be required to write a research project in their discipline in Spanish. This course will be conducted entirely in Spanish. After selecting an area of investigation of interest to them personally and professionally, students will be guided as they perform primary and secondary research. Tasks and discussion will revolve around strategies for effective writing at all stages of the process; planning, writing, organizing, evaluating, revising and editing. We will also discuss the rhetorical situation, critical thinking, argumentation and support of ideas, responsible documentation of sources, and research techniques. Students will have several opportunities to receive feedback from the instructor and peers on their work as it develops. Finally, students will be asked to present their work publicly at the end of the course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Language Department

Course Attributes:
GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES


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