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General Catalog Fall 2009
Posted Mar 02, 2009

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1010  Beginning Spanish I (4)
   First-year Spanish for students who have never taken Spanish. Students who have received any high school credit in the last 5 years for Spanish must take the language placement exam. Students must receive a grade of C- or higher to continue in the series. This course develops listening and reading strategies with an emphasis on oral and written forms of communication

1020  Beginning Spanish II (4) Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or by placement exam.
   Develops listening and reading strategies with an emphasis on oral and written forms of communication.

1110  Intensive Beginning Spanish I (6)
   Open but not restricted to students with one or two years of high school Spanish. Intensive focus on development of listening and reading strategies with an emphasis on oral and written forms of communication.

1120  Intensive First Year Spanish (8) Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or by placement exam.
   Continued intensive focus on development of listening and reading strategies with an emphasis on oral and written forms of communication.

2010  Intermediate Spanish I (4) Prerequisite: SPAN 1020 or by placement exam.
   Continued emphasis on listening and speaking skills with an increased emphasis on reading and writing skills as well as the culture of the Spanish speaking world.

2019  Fifth Quarter Language (2)

2020  Intermediate Spanish II (4) Prerequisite: SPAN 1020 or by placement exam.
   Maintains a strong emphasis on listening and speaking skills. Through readings of more extensive texts and informal writing as a support for speaking, it develops oral fluency toward narration/elaboration and paragraph-length discourse.

2130  Intensive Intermediate Spanish I and II (8) Prerequisite: SPAN 1020 or by placement exam.
   Intensive course work that covers materials in SPAN 2010 and 2020.

2500  Summer Intensive Spanish (16)
   Intensive course that covers materials in first four semesters of Spanish language.

3010  Intern Abroad (3) Prerequisite: Instructor's consent.
   Intern in a variety of settings such as museums, hospitals, local schools, or a university etc. Offers students the opportunity to put their language skills to work in an immersion setting and to interact with native speakers at a professional level. A minimum of 25 hours per week of uncompensated work and three weeks of stay in the target country is required to receive 3 credits.

3020  Intermediate Conversation and Reading (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or by placement exam.
   Transition class to upper division grammar. Emphasis on oral production through discussion of topics drawn from texts and other media. Native-speaking students or those who have acquired proficiency through extended residence (e.g. native speakers, military service, LDS missions) are ineligible to take this class.

3040  Intermediate Grammar and Composition (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or equivalent.
   Critical and creative writing with emphasis on summaries, narratives, and descriptions of a factual nature, and supported opinion. Native-speaking students or those who have acquired proficiency through extended residence (e.g. native speakers, military service, LDS missions) are ineligible to take this class.

3060  Advanced Grammar and Composition (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or two years in Spanish speaking country.
   Intensive work on writing in Spanish. Continued review of grammatical features and word usage. Open for students with a year and a half or more experience in a Spanish-speaking country or area (native speakers, military service, LDS missions, etc.).

3580  Contemporary Issues (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Introduction to historical, political, economic, and cultural issues affecting one or more of the countries of Spain and/or Spanish America. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

3940  Community Volunteering (1 to 3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Community volunteering projects in a variety of settings such as public schools, hospitals and health clinics, legal service offices, and minority civic centers, offers students the opportunity to use their Spanish language skills and experience issues of cultural diversity on a personal level. A minimum of 45 hours of uncompensated volunteering is required for each credit received (3 credits maximum).

3950  Service-Learning in Spanish (1 to 3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   To be arranged between faculty member and student. Repeatable for credit.

4510  Business Spanish (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   A course devoted to learning basic terminology and vocabulary related to commerce with Spain and Latin America. Intensive practice in commercial letter writing.

4520  Spanish Business II (3)
   This course provides a broad overview of globalization and its impact on international business in Latin America and Spain today. This lecture and discussion format course focuses on the trend of cross-over businesses and markets that have emerged in response to the demographic, social, cultural, political and economic shifts occurring around the globe. Students learn about the determinants of culture and the role culture plays in international business settings.

4550  Spanish Civilization and Culture (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Development of Spain with particular emphasis, through films, slides, and recordings, on its unique contribution to Western arts, architecture, and folk culture.

4560  Culture and Customs of Spanish America (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Indigenous and Hispanic cultures and customs of Spanish America.

4600  U.S. Latino Literature (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Writings and fictional literature related to the cultures of American people with cultural heritages from Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

4620  Introduction to Spanish Literature (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Readings in Spanish literature from medieval to present.

4630  Survey of Spanish American Literature (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Readings in literature from 15th-century to present, covering varied genres from all of Latin America.

4700  Readings in Medieval Spanish (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Introduction to Medieval Spanish Literature. Study of medieval Spanish and reading of medieval texts from the 19th-century to 1500's. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4710  Golden Age of Poetry, Prose, and Drama (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Readings in 16th- and 17th-century Spanish Literature. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4720  Hispanic Narrative (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Major narrative works of Spanish and Spanish American writers. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4730  Hispanic Drama (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Major dramatic works of Spanish and Spanish-American writers. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4740  Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish Novel (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Novels and novelists from Realism to present. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4750  Spanish American Novel (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4760  Hispanic Poetry (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Devoted to enhance the oral interpretation of poetry. Focus on rhythm, rhyme, and comprehension of meaning. Focus can vary from poetic themes to literary periods or generations of poets. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4770  Hispanic Film and Culture (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Combines films with literary texts and the study of movements, and criticism related to both. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4790  Masterpieces of Mexican Literature (3) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060. Cross listed as ETHNC 4790.
   Major authors of the Mexican 20th-century literary Canon. Taught in Spanish, although some texts are available in English translation.

4880  Directed Reading (1 to 4) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Readings selected by student and designated professor to broaden student's background in area where no course is taught. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4900  Special Topics (0.5 to 4) Prerequisite: SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Works, authors, and genres not normally covered elsewhere. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

4990  Capstone Course (1) Prerequisite: Advanced standing and either SPAN 3040 or 3060.
   Summary course for graduating majors with requirement of a paper or project demonstrating student's acquired abilities in Spanish.

4999  Honors Thesis/Project (3)
   Restricted to students in the Honors Program working on their Honors degree.

5240  Linguistic Structure of Spanish (3) Cross listed as LING 5240. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Meets with LING 6240. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. A course in the linguistic description of Standard American and Iberian varieties. A linguistic approach is contrasted with traditional grammar.

5241  Topics in Spanish Linguistics (3) Cross listed as LING 5241. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Meets with LING 6241. Course may be repeated when topic varies. Information on current topics available in Linguistics Office.

5242  Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics (3)
   Introduction to Spanish Phonetics and Phonology for advanced speakers of Spanish. Analyzes the Spanish sound system pointing out the areas of contrast with that of American English and focuses on helping students improve their pronunciation in Spanish.

6240  Linguistic Structure of Spanish (3) Cross listed as LING 6240. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Meets with LING 5240, though graduate students are expected to perform at a superior level. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. A course in the linguistic description of Standard American and Iberian varieties. A linguistic approach is contrasted with traditional grammar.

6241  Topics in Spanish Linguistics (3) Cross listed as LING 6241. Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Meets with LING 5241, though graduate students are expected to perform at a superior level. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. Information on current topics available in Linguistics Office.

6610  Introductory Readings in Medieval Spanish (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Introduces reader of modern Spanish to medieval and pre-Renaissance texts Detailed study of the beginnings of prose writing in Spain. Alfonso the Wise and other contemporary writers of that period.

6620  Epic Poetry or Chivalric Novel (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Introduction to the study of the Chivalresque novel from its beginnings. Ramon Lull, crusades and development of this genre in Spain.

6630  Golden Age (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Readings, criticism, and theory related to 16th- and 17th-century Spanish literature. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

6640  Romanticism and Realism (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   XIX Century Spanish literature from Romanticism to the end of the century. Movements and genres.

6650  Generation of '98 (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Novels, poetry, and essays of this famous group of writers.

6660  Quixote and Other Works (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Cervantes' master work and other prose or drama of the period.

6700  Twentieth-Century Peninsular Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Theatre, Novels, Poetry or movements. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

6710  Colonial Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Traces the evolution of literary production in Latin America, beginning with pre-Columbiam texts through the colonial period until 1800. Focus is on the evolution of literary periods. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

6750  Spanish American Poetry (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   An in-depth study on the poetic expressions of major authors of the 20th century. Focus may vary between poets of the first and second half of the century. Repeatable for credit when topic varies.

6760  Spanish American Short Story (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Major writers and movements of Spanish America. May be devoted to a single author, country, or genre.

6770  Spanish American Theatre (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Different playwrights or national trends treated in successive offerings.

6780  Spanish American Novel I (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Spanish American novel to 1950. Authors representing varied styles, movements, and countries.

6781  Spanish American Novel II (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Spanish American novel from 1950. Authors representing varied movements, styles, and countries.

6790  Hispanic Film and Literature (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Combines films with literary texts, and the study of criticism and theory related to both.

6880  Directed Reading (1 to 4) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Readings selected by student and designated professor to broaden student's background in area where no course is taught. Limited to students in final semester before graduation.

6900  Special Topics (1 to 3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Topics selected by students and professor to broaden students' background.

6970  Thesis Research: Master's (1 to 7) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Faculty supervision for research and writing of M.A. thesis.

6980  Faculty Consultation (1 to 13)

7300  Graduate Language (1 to 4) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.

7620  Graduate Seminar: Middle Ages (1 to 4) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Focus on one author and/or selected texts to be researched by students.

7630  Graduate Seminar: Seventeenth Century (1 to 4) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Intensive study of LAZARILLO DE TORMES and other major works.

7640  Poetry or Theatre Seminar: Nineteenth Century (1 to 4) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Focus on major writers of dramatic and poetic texts of the 19th-century.

7650  Graduate Seminar: Seventeenth Century (1 to 4) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Intensive study of important writers, texts, and criticism.

7900  Special Topics (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Readings selected by students and designated professor to broaden student's background in area where no course is taught.

7970  Thesis Research: Ph.D. (1 to 13) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.

7980  Faculty Consultation (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.

7990  Continuing Registration: Ph.D. (0) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required.
   Faculty consultation for sontinuing Ph.D. candidate.


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