Spanish (SPAN)

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 0100  Spain Summer Program, Cadiz  (0)  

Summer program

SPAN 0990  Spanish For Reading Knwl  (0)  

Summer program.

SPAN 1010  Introductory Spanish I  (4)  

Introductory Spanish

SPAN 1020  Elements of Spanish II  (4)  

Continuation of SPAN 1010. The overall goal of this course is developing proficiency in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) essential to communicative language learning. The course uses a task-based approach which provides the learner with opportunities to use the language interactively. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'Span 1020 Placement' or SPAN 1010.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'Span 1020 Placement' or SPAN 1010.

SPAN 1120  Intensive Intro Spanish  (4)  

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 1120 Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 1120 Placement'.

SPAN 1290  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 1890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 1891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 1893  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 1940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 1000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 2030  Elements of Spanish III  (4)  

Continuation of SPAN 1020 or SPAN 1120. The overall goal of this course is developing proficiency in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) essential to communicative language learning. The course uses a task-based approach which provides the learner with opportunities to use the language interactively. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 2030 Placement', SPAN 1020 or 1120.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 2030 Placement', SPAN 1020 or 1120.

SPAN 2040  Span Convers. & Comp  (3)  

This course is designed to develop oral proficiency in Spanish through the study and analysis of recorded, visual, and written texts, as well as a variety of pair and group activities. Special emphasis is placed on pronunciation, vocabulary acquisition, and a review of Spanish grammar and syntax. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 2040 Placement' or SPAN 2030.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 2040 Placement' or SPAN 2030.

SPAN 2390  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 2890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 2891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 2940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 2000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 2990  Foreign Language Exempt  (0)  

SPAN 3040  Spanish Grammar and Writing  (3)  

Analysis and practice in the written language. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3000 Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3040 Placement' or SPAN 2040.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3000 Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3040 Placement' or SPAN 2040.

SPAN 3050  Spanish Gram & Writ Business  (3)  

This course studies the Spanish language as it is used in business and provides contexts for the practice and use of business-related lexicon in the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2040, minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3040 Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3050 Placement' or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3060 Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2040, minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3040 Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3050 Placement' or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3060 Placement'.

SPAN 3060  Span Gram & Writ Medical Prof  (3)  

This course introduces students to Spanish for the health sciences. Spanish major and minors interested in the health professions are encouraged to enroll, along with pre-medical and public health majors and minors. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3040 Placement', SPAN 2040, minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3050 Placement' or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3060 Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3040 Placement', SPAN 2040, minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3050 Placement' or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3060 Placement'.

SPAN 3070  Latin Amer Lit in Engl Trans  (3)  

A survey of Spanish American literary writings of special cultural and historical interest, for students not prepared to read the Spanish original.

SPAN 3080  Spanish Grammar and Writing for the Legal Professions  (3)  

This course offers students the opportunity to enhance existing Spanish communication skills in legal practice. Students will also improve writing skills through assignments to be completed outside of class. The course will introduce Spanish legal terminology in areas such as immigration, consumer protection, criminal, employment, housing and family law.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2040, minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3040 Placement', minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3050 Placement' or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 3060 Placement'.

SPAN 3130  Latin American Cultures  (3)  

Introduction to the cultural diversity of Latin America through the study of contemporary literary, social, political, and popular culture trends as observed by selected literary figures, intellectuals, and artists. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080.

SPAN 3240  Intro to Spanish Culture  (3)  

This course offers the intermediate student a brief introduction and survey of Spanish culture beginning during the earliest moments of the Spanish nation and continuing through the present, primarily though nonliterary means. Discussions are supplemented by cultural readings and visual media to give an overview of Spanish culture. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080.

SPAN 3270  Span & Lat Amer Lit & Cultures  (3)  

Through a series of readings from Latin America and Spain, students receive instruction in literary terminology, vocabulary building, and strategies for enhanced reading comprehension. Significant emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills and critical analysis. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350.

SPAN 3280  Spanish & Lat Amer Lit & Film  (3)  

Through a series of film viewings, readings, and access to other visual media from Latin America and Spain, students receive instruction in how to discuss and analyze visual culture in Spanish. Vocabulary building and strategies for enhanced viewing and reading comprehension are stressed. Significant emphasis on the continued development of linguistic skills. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350.

SPAN 3350  Intro Topics Hispanic Cultures  (3)  

An introduction to Hispanic cultures from different thematic perspectives, which may include: US Latino culture, Jewish cultural production in Latin America and/or the Iberian peninsula, theatrical and performative practices in the Hispanic world, etc. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080.

SPAN 3450  Don Quijote in Translati  (3)  

Conducted in English with readings in translation. Not open to majors or native speakers. A study of Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quijote and the two outstanding picaresque novels, the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Francisco de Quevedo's Buscón. The works are studied within the context of the period, with some emphasis given to their importance in the development of the modern European novel.

SPAN 3890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 3891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 3940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 3000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4060  Pre 20th Century Reading  (3)  

An introduction to the literature and critical issues of early Hispanic cultures until modernismo. Students acquire fundamental skills in literary and critical analysis as well as a basic understanding of key cultural topics such as medieval "convivencia," the social order in early modern Spain indigenous concerns in colonial Latin America, and the formation of national literatures in 19th century Latin America. Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280) or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280) or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement'.

SPAN 4100  Gender/Sex Hisp Culture  (3)  

This course focuses on issues of gender and sexuality in Spain and/or Latin America with emphasis on one area or the other depending of the staffing in a given year. It includes consideration of literary and other texts, including popular music, art, and cinema. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3270, 3280, 3290, 3300, minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or minimum score of PASS in 'Exempt from SPAN 2030'.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 3270, 3280, 3290, 3300, minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or minimum score of PASS in 'Exempt from SPAN 2030'.

SPAN 4110  Modern Span Amer Lit  (3)  

Major authors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Martí, Darío, Vallejo, Alfonso Reyes, Borges, Rulfo, Paz, and Carpentier. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4120  Soc Prob in Span Am Lit  (3)  

The chief problems of Latin American society as reflected in poetry, short fiction, essay, and theatre. Representative works concerning the Mexican revolution; the social status of women, Indians and blacks; the life of urban and rural working classes; tyranny and political repression. Prerequisite(s): (minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement', SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4130  Topics Span-Am Literatur  (3)  

Readings in Spanish American stories, essays, and poems, focusing on a topic of historical and cultural importance. Some themes: women in Spanish American literature, regionalism and indigenismo, Afro-Latin American writing, testimonio. The precise topic varies from year to year. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050 or 3060) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4131  Creative Writing in Spanish  (3)  

This course offers students the tools to articulate their ideas and experiences in a narrative form in Spanish. The course is designed to achieve this in two ways: by learning specific techniques through readings of short stories both in Spanish and English, which will be refined through numerous exercises; and by working through the semester on the crafting of at least one short story or nonfiction piece, about which the professor will make observations and suggestions as each student present drafts of their work. During the semester students will extensively practice writing, critical reading, and peer editing. The course introduces students to literary terminology and places significant emphasis on vocabulary building. Prerequisite(s): (minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement', SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4140  Intro Colonial Letters  (3)  

Introduction to the literary monuments and cultural history of colonial Spanish America (1492-1815), with special focus on the relationship between first-person narration and Spanish legal traditions. Cultural icons of the colonial period to be studied include Hernán Cortés, Álvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, Catalina de Erauso, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, Fray Servando Teresa de Mier. Visual texts and films to complement Spanish readings. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3550) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4150  Span Lit of the 20th Cen  (3)  

Selections from the writings in all genres from the Generation of 1898 to the present. Prerequisite(s): (minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement', SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3550) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4160  Afro-Latin American Lit  (3)  

This course examines history, literature, and culture of Afro-Latin Americans from the colonial period up to the present. Throughout the course, students read articles concerning slavery, race relations, Afro-Atlantic religions, music, and Black political movements in Latin America. These readings provide socio-cultural context from the analysis of selected literary texts. Prerequisite(s): (minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement', SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240, or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3550) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4170  Intro to Spanish Film  (3)  

The development of the cinema in Spain from its origins to the present. Contextual topics such as the effects of civil war and censorship are discussed. Emphasis on a theoretical approach to the medium, with close analysis of individual films by directors such as Buñuel , Saura, Erice, and Almodóvar, among others. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240, or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4180  Latin Am Cultural Studies  (3)  

Introduction to multiple aspects of Latin American culture. Students study a variety of cultural production, ranging from literature, film, music, and art, to its cooking and comics to form as complete as possible a vision of Latin American’s complex and multifaceted culture. Students examine mainstream notions of national identity, while at the same time interrogating them by considering questions of gender, race, class, sexuality, and region. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240, or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4190  Intro to Latin Amer Film  (3)  

The development of cinema in Latin American from its arrival as an imported technology to the present. Films studied in relation to the sociopolitical environment and emphasis placed on close analysis as well as a contextual understanding of the material. Topics include the struggle to create national film industries, the “art film” and New Cinema movements, and recent trends in countries such as Mexico and Argentina. Prerequisite(s): (minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement', SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240, or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 32880).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3550) and (SPAN 3270 or 32880).

SPAN 4200  Historical Novel Lat Am  (3)  

Study of recent works by Latin America's premier novelists that considers how these writers articulate modern cultural identities by narrative the lives of iconic figures of the colonial past. Contemporary essays and selections from colonial texts are also discussed. Authors include Arenas, Carpentier, Fuentes, García Márquez , Lobo, Posse, Vargas Llosa. Prerequisite(s): (minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement', SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240, or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3550) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4210  Topics in Latin Amer Cinema  (3)  

A topics course on the cinemas of Latin America. Possible themes include representations of history, violence and politics, subaltern subjectivities, genres, cinema and cultural imperialism. The course may refer to a particular national tradition or to Latin American film in general. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4260  Span Phonetic/Phonolgy  (3)  

A detailed investigation of the speech sounds of Spanish, their organization, and their proper articulation. Practice both in class and with recorded material. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4270  Iberoamer Dialectology  (3)  

Survey of the varieties of Spanish spoken in Spain, Latin America, and the United States. We look at variation in pronunciation and grammatical usage, such as the tú/usted/vos, as well as variation by age, gender, and social class. Prerequisite(s): (minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement', SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240, or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3550) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4280  Sex, Sentiment, Marriage  (3)  

In the 18th century. there is a change in the expectations for marriage and gender relations in general. Instead of the assumption that marriage was to secure property and family alliances, there arose the hope that men and women would find attraction and companionship in marriage. We will look at the process of change in ideas about marriage, the education of women, the right to choose a spouse, romantic love and sexual seduction and practical problems of the division of power in a marriage.

SPAN 4350  Topics in Spanish Lit  (3)  

A topics course on the literature and culture of Spain. Possible themes include science and literature, construction of gender and sexuality, revolution and repression, honor and violence, popular culture, satire, and metanarrative. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4351  Topics in Spanish Lit  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4420  Intro. Medieval Iberia  (3)  

Introduction to the cultural issues of medieval Iberia from the eighth century to 1500. Students read a variety of medieval stories, miracles, and historical documents in order to actively discuss Iberia's diverse Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities, and to engage with such topics as courtly love, health and healing, pilgrimage, the “reconquest”, and medieval work. Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280) or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280) or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement'.

SPAN 4430  Lit of the Golden Age  (3)  

Readings and discussions of selected dramatic, poetic, and prose works of the Siglo de Oro by Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón, Quevedo and Luis de Góngora.

SPAN 4510  Hispanic Cities  (3)  

This class explores the history, artistic production, literature, and cultural issues related to a Hispanic city, such as Buenos Aires, Madrid, Mexico City, or Seville. In an effort to investigate the city in a broad national and international context, the course connects an urban area to important events and sites in Latin American and Spain. Taught in rotation by different faculty in the department, the focus on a particular city changes with the professor. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4520  Spanish Cultural Studies  (3)  

Spanish cultural studies applies interdisciplinary approaches to the study of popular and mass cultural forms. Depending on the instructors' specialization, the course may encompass various chronological periods or special themes. In addition to the specifics of individual syllabi, all classes explore the role of culture in nation formation, the organization of leisure time through the culture industry, culture as a site of power, concepts of high and low culture, and how various cultural systems cut across boundaries of class, race, religion, and gender. Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement' or (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280).

SPAN 4560  Internship  (1-3)  

Internship. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4610  National Cinemas Latn Am  (3)  

A detailed historical, thematic, and stylistic analysis of individual national cinemas in Latin America (Cuban cinema, Brazilian cinema, Mexican cinema, for example). Emphasis will be placed on understanding the development of national cinema industries and movements in the context of other social, economic, political, and aesthetic forces.

SPAN 4710  Environmental Literature  (3)  

The importance and grandeur of the diverse environments of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds as well as the problems and challenges posed by foreign and local exploitation of natural resources, environmental racism, climate change and environmental degradation. (3 credits) Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060, or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280) or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement'.

Prerequisite(s): (SPAN 3040, 3050, 3060 or 3080) and (SPAN 3130, 3240 or 3350) and (SPAN 3270 or 3280) or minimum score of PASS in 'SPAN 4000 level Placement'.

SPAN 4830  Hispanic Lit in Engl Trn  (3)  

A study of Spanish and/or Latin American literary works in translation within a specific interdisciplinary topics format based on a central theme or problem. To receive credit toward the Spanish major or minor, all written work and selected weekly readings must be completed in Spanish.

SPAN 4870  Transfer Credit  (3)  


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4910  Independent Study  (1-4)  

Independent Study in Spanish. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 4000 level. Departmental approval required.s.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 4990  Honors Thesis  (3)  

Honors Thesis

SPAN 5000  Honors Thesis  (4)  

Honors Thesis

SPAN 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Semester Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Junior Year Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Junior Year Abroad. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 5940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 5000 level. Departmental approval required.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 5990  Spanish for Reading Knwl  (0)  

Summer Program

SPAN 6000  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Independent Study in Spanish.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 6010  Method Tchg Span & Port  (3)  

A general introduction to applied linguistics, teaching and testing methodology, and use of technology in the Spanish and Portuguese classroom.

SPAN 6060  Hispanic Bilingualism  (3)  

This course is to teach students about the sociology of language from specific cases of language content and bilingualism in the Spanish-speaking world. Student learn about Spanish in many varied social settings, as well as about first and second language acquisition; language maintenance, shift, and death; code switching; speech production and processing; and bilingual education and language policy.

SPAN 6080  Spec Top in Applied Ling  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to assist future teachers interested in second language learning and teaching, both in terms of theoretical issues and practical implications. Subject varies every semester.

SPAN 6090  Ind Peoples Col World  (3)  

An examination of early colonial writings that memorialized and debated the status of American peoples and cultures. Ethnographic accounts of European and Creole authors are read together with indigenous testimonies, with focus on topics such as: noble savagery, the debates on the ‘just’ causes for military conquest, European perceptions of indigenous languages and religious practices, and the confrontation between oral tradition and written culture.

SPAN 6100  Literary Theory  (3)  

An introduction to modern theories of literary analysis. Readings consist of primary texts in the schools of thought to be studied, which may include formalism, stylistics, semiotics, reader-oriented approaches, structuralism, deconstruction, feminism, poststructuralism, queer theory, and postcolonial studies. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

SPAN 6140  Lit of Central America  (3)  

Representative literary figures of the six Central American countries, including Darío, Asturias, Cardenal, Alegría, and Cuadra.

SPAN 6150  Lit of Spn Caribbean  (3)  

With emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries, the course traces the literary development of the Spanish Antilles (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico) through the works of Heredia, Hostos, Villaverde, Martí, Avellaneda, Palés Matos, Guillén, Bosch, Marqués, Carpentier, Lezama Lima, Cabrera Infante, Sarduy, L. R. Sánchez, and Ferré, among others.

SPAN 6170  Modernism in Spn Am Lit  (3)  

Study of the modernist movement through the works of Martí, Gutiérrez Nájera, Casal, Silva, Darío, Rodó, Agustini and others.

SPAN 6180  Cntmp Span Am Short Stry  (3)  

A study of the contemporary short story of Spanish America with emphasis on major authors such as Borges, Cortázar, Onetti, Rulfo, Carpentier, García Márquez, Silvina Ocampo and others.

SPAN 6190  Avant-Garde Move Lat Am  (3)  

This course surveys the avant-garde movements in Spanish America and Brazil, focusing on the period from 1916 to 1935. Some of the movements to be examined include Huidobro's creacionismo, ultraismo, Brazilian modernismo and verdeamarelismo, Mexican estridentismo and the “Contemporáneos” group and the impact in Latin America of surrealism and other European avant- garde movements. Readings in both Spanish and Portuguese, and the class is taught in both languages, but fluency in both languages is not expected.

SPAN 6200  Trends Rec Spn Am Novel  (3)  

A study of the major achievements and experiments in the contemporary Spanish American novel. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

SPAN 6210  Essay in Spanish America  (3)  

A panoramic view of the essay in Spanish America. The leading authors (Bello, Sarmiento, Hostos, Martí, Rodó , Mariátegui, Borges, Castellanos, Ferré, Paz and others) are studied with emphasis on their contributions to the genre.

SPAN 6220  Chronicles & Epics of Span Con  (3)  

This course examines the ways in which the discovery and conquest of America were narrated, with special focus on the relationship between early modern historiography, legal traditions, and rhetorical standards and practices. Additional topics may include Renaissance, Spanish colonial language policy, the status of the Americas and Native Americans in natural and moral history.

SPAN 6230  El Barroco de Indias  (3,3)  

Assessment of the Baroque in Spain's American viceroyalties during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in its relation to contemporary European literary practices, political culture, and religious values. Also considered are modern re-interpretations of the place of the Baroque in Spanish America's cultural tradition (Picón Salas, Lezama Lima, Paz, Sarduy).

SPAN 6250  La Ilustración: Span Lit 18th  (3)  

This course examines Spanish literature of the 18th century with special emphasis on the role of the Ilustrados in cultural production, along with popular resistance to their practices. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

SPAN 6260  Spn Novel of 19th Cent  (3)  

The development of the novel in the nineteenth-century, its different forms and literary trends: romanticism, realism, naturalism. Special attention is paid to Fernán Caballero, Alarcón, Valera, Palacio Valdés, Pereda, Galdós, Pardo Bazán, Alas, Blasco Ibáñez.

SPAN 6270  Spanish Romanticism  (3)  

This course examines Spanish romanticism in the context of European trends. Special attention is given to the economic and political upheavals of the early nineteenth-century and the connection of these to the privileging of the individual subject.

SPAN 6330  Span Prose of Golden Age  (3)  

Lectures and discussions of Lazarillo de Tormes, Cervantes's Novelas ejemplares, selections from Guzmán de Alfarache by Mateo Alemán, El Buscón and Los Sueños of Quevedo, and the novels of María de Zayas as well as the writings of Santa Teresa and Gracián.

SPAN 6410  Don Quijote  (3)  

Discussions of Don Quijote in its entirety in the context of the intellectual and cultural tendencies of the Siglo de Oro and modern critical approaches.

SPAN 6430  Drama of the Golden Age  (3)  

Study of the plays of Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, Ruiz de Alarcón and other dramatists.

SPAN 6440  Poetry of the Golden Age  (3)  

Discussions of the pivotal movements represented by the poetry of Boscán, Garcilaso, Luis de León, Santa Teresa, San Juan de la Cruz, Lope de Vega, Góngora, and Quevedo.

SPAN 6450  Spanish American Theater  (3)  

Main tendencies of the contemporary Spanish American theatre with emphasis upon such writers as Usigli, Marqués, Solórzano, Buenaventura, Arrufat, Piñera, Garro, and Chocrón.

SPAN 6460  Maj Contem Spn Amer Poet  (3)  

The poetry in Latin America after modernismo. Special attention in each semester the course is offered is given to the work of four or Pve poets selected from among Vallejo, Huidobro, Agustini, Storni, Borges, Neruda, Parra, Paz, Guillén, Mistral, Cardenal and Lezama Lima.

SPAN 6510  Hist of the Span Lang  (3)  

Evolution of Castilian from Roman times through the Middle Ages with consideration of internal change and outside influences.

SPAN 6520  Mexican Literature  (3)  

Study of the various tendencies of Mexican literature from the colonial period to the present. Special attention is given to representative authors such as Balbuena, Sor Juana, Fernández de Lizardi, Gutiérrez Nájera , Azuela, Rulfo, Fuentes, Paz, Garro and others.

SPAN 6530  Lit of the Andean Countr  (3)  

Representative works from Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela, with special emphasis on the twentieth-century. Study of such authors as the Inca Garcilaso, Guaman Poma, Isaacs, Matto de Turner, González Prada, Mariátegui, Arguedas, Vallejo, Gallegos, Vargas Llosa, García Márquez, Teresa de la Parra.

SPAN 6540  Lit of the Southern Cone  (3)  

Survey of the literature of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile from romanticism to the present. Study of such authors as Sarmiento, José Hernández, Blest Gana, Güiraldes, Quiroga, Huidobro, Mistral, Neruda, Borges, Bombal, Felisberto Hernández, Silvina Ocampo, Roa Bastos, Donoso, Parra, Eltit.

SPAN 6570  Span Poetry (1900-1939)  (3)  

Examines the evolution of early twentieth-century Spanish poetry, then-current theories of poetry, and accompanying attitudes in literary criticism, especially canon formation.

SPAN 6610  Span Novel 1900-1939  (3)  

Examines the evolution of the novel in the early part of the twentieth-century, with attention given to its relationship to philosophical and literary critical writing.

SPAN 6620  Span Poetry - 20th Cent  (3)  

Explores twentieth-century Spanish poetry, poetics, and related literary criticism.

SPAN 6650  Modernism and Spain  (3)  

Examines Spanish participation in Modernism, the international literary movement of the early twentieth-century. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

SPAN 6670  Nov Post-War/Post Franco  (3)  

This course studies developments in the Spanish novel from the 1940s to the present. Special attention is given to Franco dictatorship and Spain’s transition to democracy. The course also examines the Spanish novel in its global context, with theoretical selections from formalism to post-structuralism.

SPAN 6680  Spectacle in Spain 1939+  (3)  

This course examines the significance of diverse forms of spectacle and popular culture, principally theatre and film but discussion of phenomena such as the novela rosa, comic books, or the bolero. Theoretical issues such as high/low culture and modernism/postmodernism are also considered.

SPAN 6690  Spanish Poetry 1939+  (3)  

This course examines Spanish poetry published from the Civil War to the present. While working to situate Spanish poetry within a larger European and American context, the course also considers and critiques the attempts by critics and creative writers to theorize a poetical practice and construct a literary history and canon.

SPAN 6710  Contemp Fict-Sp Am &Braz  (3)  

A comparison of the contemporary fiction of Spanish America and Brazil. Topics may include: the short story; race, gender and nationalism; the regionalist novel; experimental fiction; fiction and popular culture. Among the selected authors are Julio Cortázar, Guimarães Rosa, Fonseca, Borges, Clarice Lispector, Rulfo, Donoso, Icaza, Ramos, Rivera. Reading competence in Spanish and Portuguese to be established by previous course work or judgment of instructor.

SPAN 6720  19 Cent Span Am Lit  (3)  

A study of the literature of the emerging nations in Spanish America, with special attention to new genres such as the anti-slavery novel, gauchesque poetry, and the indigenist novel. Authors include Bolívar, Bello, Gómez de Avellaneda, Manzano, Sarmiento, Hernández , Isaacs, Galván, and Matto de Turner.

SPAN 6730  Women Writers in Spain  (3)  

This course covers literature by women authors from the Middle Ages through the twentieth-century. Examination of the poetic, prose, dramatic, and cinematic works by women in Spain in various historical, political, social, and artistic contexts.

SPAN 6740  Woman Writers Latin Amer  (3)  

A literary analysis of prose, poetry, and theatre by Latin American women tracing the development of intellectual thought in various Latin American societies. Cinematic works included. Special attention to the evolution of gender roles in conjunction with the development of a race, class, and ethnic consciousness as reflected in the literature of women. Authors include: Sor Juana, Gómez de Avellaneda, Matto de Turner, Storni, Agustini, Parra, Castellanos, Ferré, Allende, Eltit, Poniatowska.

SPAN 6750  Borges  (3)  

Study of the poetry, prose fiction, and essayistic works of Jorge Luis Borges, in addition to an introduction to the vast secondary bibliography on the author.

SPAN 6760  Border Studies  (3)  

Explores contemporary border theory from an historical perspective in the context of the Americas. Examines postmodern/postcolonial notions of racial and cultural difference and otherness as they play out in nineteenth-century literature. Studies border culture along the US-Mexican border as well as in other Latin American contexts.

SPAN 6780  Lat Am Cult Studies  (3)  

The course is an intensive survey of Latin American cultural studies. Topics to be studied include: interactions among popular, erudite, and mass cultures; debates on modernity and postmodernity; relations between alphabetic and non-alphabetic writing systems in colonial and post colonial contexts; emergence and development of Latin American concepts such as mestizaje, hybridity, transculturation, heterogeneity; relations between culture and the state; issues of class, race, and gender in the study of Latin American culture. Theorists to be studies include Néstor García Canclini, José Martín Barbero, Beatriz Sarlo, Nelly Richard, Roberto Schwarz, Silviano Santiago. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

SPAN 6790  Latin Am Film & Visual Culture  (3)  

A study of Latin American cinema and visual culture from a historical, theoretical, and cultural perspective. Possible topics include: national cinemas, genre, main historical movements in Latin American film, Third Cinema and armed struggle in Latin America, New Latin American cinemas, cinema and other visual arts, Latin American documentary.

SPAN 6810  Reading Medieval Iberia  (3)  

A study of the literatures and cultures of medieval Iberia through the fifteenth century, with a focus on topics that may include Andalusi poetry, love in the Libro de buen amor, or medieval manuscript culture.

SPAN 6850  Senior Seminar  (4)  

This course is a capstone seminar on major authors of the Hispanic literary tradition from both Spain and Latin America. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 4060.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 6890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 6910  Special Topics  (3)  

This course covers topics not regularly covered by courses at the 6000-level. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 7910  Topics in Peninsular Lit  (3)  

This course covers topics taught by faculty on a rotating basis.

SPAN 7920  Topics in Latin American Lit  (3)  

This course covers topics taught by faculty on a rotating basis.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 7960  Ph.D Prep & Professional Dev  (3)  

This seminar prepares students for the Ph.D. exam and dissertation prospectus. It is designed both as a workshop in academic research and writing and as a forum for examining the nature of our discipline and issues related to professionalization for academic careers.

SPAN 9980  Masters Research  (0)  

Masters Research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

SPAN 9990  Dissertation Research  (0)  

Dissertation Research. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99