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2006-2007 University Catalog

Spanish

SPAN 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (4)

Four hours lecture per week

This course addresses the development of basic functional proficiency in the Spanish language. As students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, they acquire knowledge about cultural similarities and differences between the U.S. and the Spanish-speaking world. Not intended for students with two or more years of high school Spanish taken within the last three years or with credit in college level Spanish.

GenEd: C3A

 

SPAN 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (4) [top]

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent

Continued development of basic functional proficiency in Spanish. As students continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, they will acquire more basic knowledge about the culture and civilization of the Spanish-speaking world.

GenEd: C3A

 

SPAN 105 ELEMENTARY SPANISH FOR K-12 TEACHERS (3) [top]

Three hours of lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent

Fosters the development of basic functional proficiency in the Spanish language, with emphasis on terminology and interactions related to school settings. The course is designed for those interested in learning to better communicate with Spanish-speaking members of the school population. Topics will include: Spanish alphabet, classroom vocabulary, and communication with parents.

 

SPAN 201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (4) [top]

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent

Through the study of the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world, students continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish.

GenEd: C3A,C3B

 

SPAN 202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (4) [top]

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent

Through the study of the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world, students further develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish.

GenEd: C3A,C3B

 

SPAN 211 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I (4) [top]

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor

This course is designed for students accustomed to hearing Spanish and English at home who are able to understand much of what they hear as well as speak some Spanish, and who are interested in further developing their language skills, particularly in speaking, reading and writing. Course content will include the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world, with emphasis on the U.S.

GenEd: C3A,C3B

 

SPAN 212 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II (4) [top]

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 211 or equivalent or consent of the instructor

This course is designed for students accustomed to hearing Spanish and English at home who are able to understand much of what they hear as well as speak some Spanish, and who are interested in further developing their language skills, particularly in speaking, reading and writing. Course content will include the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world, with emphasis on the U.S.

GenEd: C3A,C3B

 

SPAN 301 ADVANCED SPANISH: PART ONE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or SPAN 212 or consent of the instructor

Enhancement of communicative abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the examination of topics of interest in the Hispanic world. Several of the topics include: cultural perspectives, ancestry and roots, and work and leisure. Student projects to include presentations, service activities and cultural portfolio.

 

SPAN 302 ADVANCED SPANISH: PART TWO (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 OR SPAN 212 or consent of the instructor

Further enhancement of communicative abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the examination of topics of interest in the Hispanic world. Several of the topics include: tradition and change, cultural and linguistic contrasts, and human rights and equality. Student projects to include presentations, service activities and cultural portfolio.

 

SPAN 304 SPANISH FOR CAREERS AND PROFESSIONS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or SPAN 302 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of the instructor

Interactive study of Spanish as applied to the fields of business, education, health professions and social services. Students will learn the basic vocabulary and expressions pertaining to these fields.

 

SPAN 310 INTRODUCTION TO PROSE, POETRY AND DRAMA (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or SPAN 302 or consent of the instructor

This is an introductory literature course designed to develop students' ability to read, discuss and write about literary texts. Selections of poetry, prose, and dramatic works from among Spanish, Latin American and U.S. Latino authors will be explored.

 

SPAN 311 BILINGUAL LITERARY STUDIES/ESTUDIOS LITERARIOS BILINGUES (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ENGL 103 or 105 and SPAN 202 or 212 or consent of the instructor

This course explores the literatures of the Americas written in two languages: English and Spanish. Course texts will include works written by bilingual U.S. authors and Latin American authors writing primarily in Spanish; genres may include novels, with a special focus on Magical Realism/el realismo magÁco, short stories/cuentas, and poetry. Readings will be in the original language; class discussions will be bilingual.

Same as ENGL 311

 

SPAN 315 CONTRASTIVE FEATURES OF SPANISH AND ENGLISH (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or SPAN 302 or consent of the instructor

Exploration of the linguistic similarities and differences of Spanish and English regarding their sound systems as well as their grammatical systems. Through this exploration of phonology, morphology and syntax, students will gain an understanding of the features of each language implicated in Second Language Acquisition.

 

SPAN 320 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH TRANSLATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or SPAN 212 or consent of the instructor

This course is an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of translation from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish. In the process of translating texts, students will learn strategies, techniques and principles of translation and, at the same time, increase their proficiency in Spanish.

 

SPAN 410 CIVILIZATIONS & CULTURES OF SPAIN (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or 302 or consent of the instructor

Explores the history of Spain, from the formation of Hispania to the present. Major geographical, political, religious and literary aspects of Spain will be discussed. Oral presentations will be required.

 

SPAN 411 CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or 302 or consent of the instructor

Explores the history of the Spanish-speaking regions of Latin America, from pre-Columbian civilizations to the Spanish conquest to the present. Major geographical, political, religious and literary aspects of Latin American culture will be discussed. Oral presentations will be required.

 

SPAN 415 SPANISH LANGUAGE VARIATION & DIVERSITY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 315 or consent of the instructor

This course provides a linguistic exploration of Spanish language variation. It explores different types of language variations, including historical change (language evolution from Latin to Spanish), geographical variation (different dialects in the Spanish-speaking world), and sociolinguistic variation (based on economic class, age, gender, etc.). It also analyzes fundamental issues in bilingualism (such as Spanish-English codeswitching) and other sociopolitical topics relating to the use of Spanish in the United States.

 

SPAN 420 SPECIALIZED SPANISH TRANSLATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 320 or consent of instructor

Practice and critique of translations of a range of specialized material (legal, literary, business, social science, technical, and audiovisual) both from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish. Review of translation theory, methods, techniques, and problems.

 

SPAN 421 SPANISH FOR EDUCATORS I (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or SPAN 302 or consent of the instructor

Prepares students to function effectively in Spanish within a school setting. Emphasis is placed on developing the Spanish fluency and vocabulary necessary for classroom and school-related community situations. Course content emphasizes the K-6 school setting. The topics include: General school-related vocabulary, Parent-teacher conferences, writing letters, Language arts and reading vocabulary, Examples of Spanish-language children's literature, Social studies and Mathematics. This course does not count toward the Spanish Major.

 

SPAN 422 SPANISH FOR EDUCATORS II (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or SPAN 302 or consent of the instructor

Prepares students to function effectively in Spanish within a school setting. Emphasis is placed on developing the Spanish fluency and vocabulary necessary for classroom and school-related community situations. Course content emphasizes the K-6 school setting. The topics include: 1) General science vocabulary (parts of the body, illnesses, foods and nutrition, animals, plants, minerals, weather, solar system), 2) General art vocabulary and brief introduction to several Hispanic artists and their work, 3) General music vocabulary and brief introduction to several Spanish-language songs, including children's songs. This Course does not count toward the Spanish major.

 

SPAN 460 MASTERPIECES OF SPANISH LITERATURE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or SPAN 302 or consent of the instructor

This is an advanced literature course designed to develop reading, writing, and literary analysis. The content of the course will focus on selections of poetry, prose, and theater from literary masterpieces of Spanish Literature. Lectures, discussions, and analysis of the texts will be the center of class activities. Student projects will include both individual as well as group oral presentations and reports.

 

SPAN 461 MASTERPIECES OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or SPAN 302 or consent of the instructor

This is an advanced literature course that explores major Latin American Literary

works. It will enhance student's knowledge of Latin American Literature, history and culture. It will develop critical thinking and improve student's reading and writings skills while it broadens their Spanish language vocabulary. Class will include lectures, discussions and both oral and written reports.

 

SPAN 490 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor

Selected topics on Spanish language, linguistics, Hispanic cultures, and literatures. Repeatable for up to 9 units.

 

SPAN 499 CAPSTONE IN SPANISH (2) [top]

Two hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Senior standing as a Spanish major or consent of the instructor

In this course, students design and complete a project that integrates prior course work with one or more of the objectives of the University's mission statement. The project may involve an interdisciplinary activity, a service learning experience, and reflect a multicultural or international perspective.

 

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