Course Offerings

SPAN—027. Women Writers from Latin America: Literature in Translation
A study of selected texts by women writers from Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present,
including novels, short stories and poetry, read in English translation. May not be used as part of the
Spanish major. (ATTR: ARTS, CAL, GLST, MULT, WSTU)
 
SPAN—101. Fundamentals of Spanish I 3 credits
This course is designed for the beginning student and emphasizes cor­rect oral expression and fundamental
language structure. In addition to the regular classroom schedule, the student has at his or her disposal a
modern language laboratory. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
SPAN—102. Fundamentals of Spanish II 3 credits
A continuation of SPAN—101. Prerequisite: SPAN—101. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
SPAN—201. Intermediate Spanish I 3 credits
Using a variety of topics related to Hispanic culture for reading and discussion, the audio-lingual aspect of
the language is further developed, and the ability to read with understanding is increased. The structure of
the language is also thoroughly reviewed. Prerequisite: SPAN—101, 102 or evidence of having successfully
completed at least two years of study of Spanish on the secondary level. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
SPAN—202. Intermediate Spanish II 3 credits
A continuation of SPAN—201. Prerequisite: SPAN—201. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
SPAN—301. Communication in Spanish I 3 credits
To increase proficiency in speaking Spanish.
Prerequisites: SPAN— 201, 202 or equivalent. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
SPAN—302. Communication in Spanish II 3 credits
A continuation of SPAN—301 with emphasis on the development of writing skills.
Prerequisite: SPAN—201, 202 or equivalent. (ATTR:ARTS, ISP)
 
***SPAN—310. Spanish Language Study Tour 3 credits
A specially designed intensive language course focusing on a particu­lar linguistic or cultural topic. The
course will meet by arrangement dur­ing the semester for orientation meetings and introductory lectures on
the topic to be studied, followed by a study program in a Spanish speaking country. Recommended for
students beyond the intermediate level. May be taken more than once with different topics. Enrollment of no
fewer than 8 and no more than 25 students required. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
SPAN—320. Introduction to Hispanic Prose 3 credits
Selected readings from Hispanic literature are used. Emphasis is pri­marily placed on the development of
critical reading skills. Discussions are conducted entirely in Spanish thus further developing the oral skills.
Prerequisite: SPAN—301. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
SPAN—330. Introduction to Hispanic Drama 3 credits
A study of selected works of Hispanic drama both classical and mod­ern. Prerequisite: SPAN—301 or 302.
(ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
SPAN—340. Advanced Grammar 3 credits
A thorough study of the principles of Spanish grammar with extensive practice in composition. Designed for
the advanced student. Prerequisite: SPAN—301, 320 or 330. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 
SPAN—350. Spanish Civilization 3 credits.
A survey of the main currents of the culture, literature, art, and civilization of Spain.
Prerequisite: SPAN—301. (ATTR: ARTS, GLST, ISP)
 
SPAN—360. Spanish American Civilization 3 credits
A survey study of the main currents of the culture, literature, art, and civilization of the Spanish American
countries from pre-Hispanic days to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN—301. (ATTR: ARTS, GLST, ISP, MULT)
 
SPAN—370. Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition 3 credits
Advanced study of the language through intensive practice of oral and written Spanish. Students will increase
fluency in spoken Spanish through active work on vocabulary and pronunciation, and further refine writing
skills through writing and editing compositions. Native Spanish speakers need permission of the instructor.
 
SPAN—400. Topics in Spanish 3 credits
This course will explore topics not normally treated in regular Spanish courses. This course may be taken
more than once with different content and it is intended for the advanced student in Spanish. (ATTR: ARTS)
 
SPAN—401. Spanish Literature I 3 credits
A survey of Spanish literature. Prerequisite: SPAN—320 or SPAN—330. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
SPAN—402. Spanish Literature II 3 credits
A survey of Spanish literature. Prerequisite: SPAN320 or SPAN—330. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
***SPAN—410. Drama of the Nineteenth Century 3 credits
This course examines representative dramas from Moratin to Benavente. Plays selected illustrate all the
important literary movements of the past century. Prerequisite: SPAN—320 or SPAN—330.
(ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
***SPAN—420. Novels of the Nineteenth Century 3 credits
This course examines representative novels from Alarcon to Galdos. Works chosen demonstrate the important
literary currents of the past century. Prerequisite: SPAN—320 or SPAN—330. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
***SPAN—430. Literature of the Twentieth Century 3 credits
A study of Spanish literature from the Generation of ’98 to the con­temporary period.
Prerequisite: SPAN—320 or SPAN—330. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
***SPAN—440. Drama of the Golden Age 3 credits
A chronological study of the development of the drama from Cervantes to Calderon.
Prerequisite: SPAN—320 or SPAN—330. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
***SPAN—450. Don Quixote 3 credits.
A detailed study of this great work and its importance in the development of the modern novel. Lectures,
readings, reports. Prerequisite: SPAN—320 or SPAN—330. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, SPLT)
 
***SPAN—460. Representative Latin American Authors 3 credits
A general survey of Latin American literature from its origins to the contemporary period.
Prerequisite: SPAN—320 or SPAN—330. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP, MULT, SPLT)
 
***SPAN—495. Independent Study in Spanish 1 - 3 credits
A Spanish major may work independently on a topic of special inter­est.The student consults with the
professor with whom he/she decides on a study that will permit a definite accomplishment by the end of the
semester. This study must be approved by the Department Head and the Dean of Liberal Arts. In a term paper
or essay he/she is expected to demonstrate familiarity with the tools basic to his/her study, and an aware­ness
of the methods appropriate to pursuing his/her interest. (ATTR: ARTS, ISP)
 

*** Offered when there is sufficient student interest.