Courses

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
4.00 credits
Introduction to the fundamental language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish.
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
4.00 credits
A continuation of SPAN 101.
SPAN 190 Directed Study
1.00- 8.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
4.00 credits
Review of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax. In addition to work in spoken Spanish there are progressive exercises in reading and composition.
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
4.00 credits
A continuation of SPAN 201.
SPAN 206 Spanish Conversation
3.00 credits
Development of oral expression in Spanish within a correct grammatical framework.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 102 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 280 Special Topics
1.00- 4.00 credits
By arrangement only. Topic selected by student-teacher consultation.
SPAN 281 Special Topics
1.00- 4.00 credits
Topic selected by instructor.
SPAN 290 Spanish Grammar Review
3.00- 4.00 credits
Review of Spanish grammar.
SPAN 291 Directed Study
1.00- 4.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
SPAN 301 Advanced Spanish I
3.00 credits
Advanced grammar and composition. A review of specific grammatical constructs most fundamental to effective oral and written communication.
SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish II
3.00 credits
This course is a continuation of SPAN 301.
SPAN 303 Survey of Spanish Literature I
3.00 credits
Readings and discussions of major works from the origins to the Golden Age.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 304 Survey of Spanish Lit II
3.00 credits
Continuation of SPAN 303; Golden Age to the present.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 305 Islamic Culture in Spain
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 306 Advanced Conversation
3.00 credits
Designed for those who wish to continue improving their listening and speaking skills.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 307 Survey Latin-American Lit I
3.00 credits
A study of the region's literary classics from the pre-Columbian period to the Independence in the early 19th century.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent:
INST 316 - Successful completion
SPAN 308 Survey Latin-American Lit II
3.00 credits
A study of the major literary works from the Independence period through Modernism and the classic works of the 20th century.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent:
INST 317 - OK if taken since Spring 2001
SPAN 309 Adv Spanish Grammar Review
3.00 credits
Exploration of and practice with complex grammatical structures in Spanish. This course is designed to consolidate the command of Spanish grammar and vocabulary through oral practice and classroom activities as well as through compositions and written exercises.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 350 Culture and Civilization
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 390 Directed Study
1.00- 3.00 credits
Topic to be decided by faculty.
SPAN 401 Spanish Poetry
3.00 credits
This course studies the evolution of Spanish verse from origins to the present. Emphasis is on major poets and the effects of their writings on subsequent generations.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 403 Spanish Theater
3.00 credits
Spanish theater from its origins to the present. Emphasis on the significance of the Golden Age of theater to the evolution of this genre.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 404 Spanish-American Theater
3.00 credits
Spanish American theatre from colonial period to the present. Emphasis placed on the contemporary period and the theater that evolved subsequent to the Modernist period.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 405 Narrative Fiction in Spain
3.00 credits
Analysis of the historical evolution of the novel and short story and their literary antecedents in Spain, from origins to the present.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 406 Narrative Fiction in Span Amer
3.00 credits
The novel and short story in Spanish America during the twentieth century.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 407 Peninsular Contemp Short Story
3.00 credits
This course focuses on Spanish short stories written in Spain or by Spaniards living in exile from the 1940s to the present. The course gives a panoramic vision of Spain’s recent history through a selection of short stories and also through the history of this genre in Spain, with a strong emphasis on women writers. We will take into consideration the main authors and movements of recent decades and analyze both the mechanisms that shape the genre, and its representations, especially in terms of gender discontinuities. The students will be exposed not only to short stories, but also to articles, films, interviews, and reflections and meditations by the writers themselves.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 409 Span Civilization and Culture
3.00 credits
A study of Spanish history and the historical development of the country's art, music, architecture, social customs and values.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 410 Span-Amer Civ and Culture
3.00 credits
A study of Spanish American history and historical development of the region's art, music, architecture, social customs and values.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 411 Mexican Culture
3.00 credits
Summer session course in Mexico on Mexican society, art, history and literature.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 415 Spanish Cinema
3.00 credits
This course will provide an introduction to Spanish cinema through the study of film theory and representative films from different periods. Particular attention will be given to the historical, social, and cultural framework in the production and reception of those movies, as well as theories of authorship, gender, and national/cultural identity
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 416 Latin American Cinema
3.00 credits
This course will focus on a series of representative Latin American films in order to explore issues of national formation and cultural identity. Emphasis will be given to the social, political, and economic factors which affect the production and reception of these films.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent:
INST 414 - OK if taken since Spring 2010
SPAN 417 The Movies of Pedro Almodovar
3.00 credits
In this class, the film career of Pedro Almodovar (1949-), the most important Spanish filmmaker in recent decades, will be analyzed taking into account both the recent history of Spain and the history of the Spanish movie industry in the last 30 years. We will discuss several of his feature films and short films, as well as some of his writing. The topics of discussion will mainly focus on questions of identity in his movies, the relationship between his films and the cultural-political market of the democracy in Spain (the "Movida"), and the evolution of his movies in terms of cinematography, genre (from comedy to melodrama and lately, film noir), and gender representation. Film titles vary from semester to semester; however, could include films such as: Labyrinth of Passions (1982), Dark Habits (1983), What Have I Done to Deserve This?! (1984), Matador (1986), The Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), High Heels (1991), All About my Mother (1999), Talk to Her (2002), Volver (2006), Broken Embraces (2009). This class will be conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 418 Spanish American Short Story
3.00 credits
This course will study the evolution of Spanish American short story from its appearance in the nineteenth century until today. Students will examine the manner in which this literary genre responded to the particular set of social, political, and economic considerations which shaped its production and reception. Students will read not only the texts themselves, but will also study critical theory surrounding the development of short story in Spanish America, and the regional responses which emerged.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 419 Translation
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 420 Curr Span Socio-Political Life
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 425 Contemporary Spanish History
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent:
HIST 395 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
SPAN 427 Franco Era
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 428 Modern Spanish History
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 429 Latin American History
3.00 credits
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 431 Golden Age Literature
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 433 Span Art Ancient and Medieval
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent:
VART 296 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
SPAN 434 Spanish Art-Modern and Contemp
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent:
VART 295 - OK if taken since Fall 1996
SPAN 436 19th and 20th Century Lit.
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 438 Contemporary Spanish Poetry
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 442 20th CenturyLatinAmerWomenLit
3.00 credits
Studies and analyzes narrative fiction (short stories and novels) and essays written by or about Latin American women writers since 1970.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 446 Business Spanish
2.00- 3.00 credits
Course taught in Granada only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
Equivalent:
BUSN 491 - OK if taken since Spring 2002
SPAN 447 European Union
2.00- 3.00 credits
Course taught in Granada only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 470 Special Topics Study Abroad
3.00 credits
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 471 The Hispanic Community in U.S.
3.00 credits
Social outreach course: readings on and volunteer work with Hispanic community.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 480 Seminar
3.00 credits
Specific topics to be chosen by professor.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 481 Seminar
3.00 credits
Specific topics to be chosen by professor.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 482 Spanish Dialects
3.00 credits
Course offered in Granada, Spain only.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 490 Directed Study
1.00- 3.00 credits
Readings and reports on selected topics. By arrangement.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 491 Directed Reading
1.00- 3.00 credits
Readings and reports on selected topics. By arrangement.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 497 Spanish Language Internship
.00- 3.00 credits
Professional experience in a setting related to Hispanic communities and in which Spanish is often used. SPAN 497 does not count toward upper-division major/minor requirements. Student is responsible to find an appropriate internship and to present a plan (description, objectives, proposed assessment) to a Spanish faculty member for approval and supervision.
Prerequisite:
SPAN 302 Minimum Grade: D
SPAN 499 Comprehensive
1.00 credit
Required of all majors. Prerequisite(s): 12 credits of upper division Spanish beyond SPAN 302, not including SPAN 306 and 497.