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P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s


Note | All world language classes may require homework using audio-, visual-, or computer-based materials in the World Languages Resource Center.
  • SPAN-S 101 Elementary Spanish I (3-5 cr.) Recommendation: It is designed for those who have no previous experience in Spanish, those who recently completed two years or less in high school, or those for whom it has been a long time since your last experience with Spanish. An introduction to contemporary Spanish and the Spanish-speaking world through study of basic structural patterns and functional vocabulary.
  • SPAN-S 102 Elementary Spanish 2 (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 101 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Introduction to contemporary Spanish and the Spanish-speaking world through study of basic structural patterns and functional vocabulary. Note: Students deemed to be beyond this level are subject to administrative withdrawal.
  • SPAN-S 116 Elementary Spanish 2 with Review (4 cr.) P: SPAN-S 101 or equivalent. Introduction to contemporary Spanish and the Spanish-speaking world through study of basic structural patterns and functional vocabulary. Includes review of essential first semester skills. Note: Students deemed to be beyond this level are subject to administrative withdrawal.
  • SPAN-S 160 Spanish for Health Care Personnel (2-3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 101 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Students learn to explain procedures, Medication, and diagnoses when faced with a variety of medical situations involving Spanish-speaking patients and families. Through a series of vocabulary, grammar information, illustrations, dialogues, exercises, and cultural notes, the courses prepare health professionals to communicate better with Spanish-speaking patients.
  • SPAN-S 203 Second Year Spanish 1 (3-4 cr.) P: SPAN-S 102 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Intensive drill reviewing important structural and vocabulary problems, coordinated with literary readings. Attendance in language laboratory required. Practice in composition.
  • SPAN-S 204 Second Year Spanish 2 (3-4 cr.) P: SPAN-S 203 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Intensive drill reviewing important structural and vocabulary problems, coordinated with literary readings. Attendance in language laboratory required. Practice in composition.
  • SPAN-S 206 Spanish for Public Services (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 203 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. This fourth semester course presents tactical Spanish in cross-cultural context for public safety personnel. This course is designed to develop competency in basic and intermediate Spanish for security-related settings. The activities and content focus on language skills that help public safety personnel protect themselves and others.
  • SPAN-S 275 Hispanic Culture and Conversation (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 204 or SPAN-S 206 with a C or higher, placement, or instructor's permission. Practice of language skills though reading, writing, and discussion of Hispanic culture. Treats facets of popular culture, diversity of the Spanish-speaking world, and themes of social and political importance. Conducted in Spanish. Fulfills Non-Western Cultures CLAS General Education requirement.
  • SPAN-S 290 Topics in Hispanic Culture (3 cr.) Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre in Hispanic culture.
  • SPAN-S 298 Second-Year Spanish (3 cr.) Non-native students may receive a maximum of 16 special credits by completing a 300-level course with a "C" or better (SPAN-S 298 plus 10 hours at 100 level). Native speakers are eligible for a maximum of 6 hours of "S" credit (SPAN-S 298) upon completion of SPAN-S 313 with a "C" or better.
  • SPAN-S 301 The Hispanic World 1 (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. Introduction to Hispanic culture through literature. Study of representative literary works of both Spain and Spanish America in the context of Hispanic history, art, philosophy, folklore, etc.
  • SPAN-S 302 The Hispanic World 2 (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 204 or SPAN S-206, placement or instructor permission. Introduction to Hispanic culture through literature. Study of representative literary works of both Spain and Spanish America in the context of Hispanic history, art, philosophy, folklore, etc.
  • SPAN-S 303 The Hispanic World (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. Introduction to Hispanic culture through literature. Emphasis is on the development of national values and cultural themes. The approach stresses the relationship of literature to history and the arts. S Students may take the course two times for credit.
  • SPAN-S 305 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature 1 (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. Texts selected from 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Historical background, literary movements, authors.
  • SPAN-S 306 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature 2 (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 204 or SPAN S-206; placement or instructor permission. Texts selected from Middle Ages to 1700, with emphasis on Golden Age. Historical background, literary movements, authors. Fulfills Pre-1800 CLAS General Education requirement.
  • SPAN-S 313 Writing Spanish 1 (2-3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 204 or SPAN S-206; placement or instructor permission. Grammar review, composition, and themes in Spanish.
  • SPAN-S 314 Writing Spanish 2 (2-3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 204 or SPAN S-206; placement or instructor permission. Grammar review, composition, and themes in Spanish.
  • SPAN-S 317 Spanish Conversation and Diction (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 204 or SPAN S-206; placement or instructor permission. Intensive controlled conversation correlated with readings, reports, debates and group discussions. May be repeated once for credit.
  • SPAN-S 325 Spanish for Teachers (3-4 cr.) P: SPAN-S 204 or SPAN S-206; placement or instructor permission. Focuses on major problem areas of teaching Spanish. Includes review, exercises, and work in pronunciation accompanied by intensive individual practice.
  • SPAN-S 363 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 204 or SPAN S-206; placement or instructor permission. Introduction to the cultural history of Spanish-speaking countries with the emphasis on its literary, artistic, social, economic and political aspects.
  • SPAN-S 399 Reading for Honors (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 313 or instructor's permission.
  • SPAN-S 405 Spanish Medieval Literature (3 cr.) P: Spanish 313 and an additional Spanish Literature class (302, 305, 306 or a literature 400-class, or instruction permission. Students are encouraged to take ENG-L202 Literary Interpretation before or concurrently with this class. The course studies some of the most representative works of Castilian medieval literature. By using diverse analytical methodologies, we will review how the discourses circulating in medieval Iberia find literary expressions, the social practices that develop around these expressions and the form they acquire. The course has a particular focus in the process of academic writing.
  • SPAN-S 407 Survey of Spanish Literature 1 (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 313 or instructor's permission. A historical survey that covers major authors, genres, periods, and movements from the Spanish Middle Ages through the baroque period of the seventeenth century. Readings include prose works, poetry, and drama.
  • SPAN-S 410 Contemporary Hispanic Culture and Conversation (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 317 or equivalent. Preparation and presentation of oral reports; group discussions. Topic may vary. Goals are to maintain and develop oral proficiency, and to examine some aspect of contemporary Hispanic civilization. Written research projects may be required.
  • SPAN-S 411 Spain: The Cultural Context (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 275 and SPAN-S 313; placement, or instructor's permission. A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spain.
  • SPAN-S 412 Spanish America: The Cultural Context (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 275 and SPAN-S 313; placement, or instructor's permission. A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spanish America.
  • SPAN-S 415 Medieval and Golden Age Poetry (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 313 or instructor's permission. Spanish poetry of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Counter-reformation and Baroque periods. Intellectual background, major poetic directions, close analysis of specific poets.
  • SPAN-S 416 Modern Hispanic Poetry (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. Major movements and directions in Hispanic poetry from Modernism, Generation of 1898, Vanguardismo, Generation of 1927, to the present. Close study of selected poets such as Dario, Machado, Neruda, Lorca, Salines, Paz. Literary relations between Latin America and Spain.
  • SPAN-S 418 Hispanic Drama (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. Forms, traditions, themes and periods of Hispanic drama from the Renaissance to the present.
  • SPAN-S 421 Advanced Grammar and Composition (2-3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 450 Don Quijote (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. Detailed analysis of Cervantes' novel. Life and times of the author. Importance of the work to the development of the novel as an art form. Fulfills Pre-1800 CLAS General Education requirement.
  • SPAN-S 477 Modern Spanish-American Prose Fiction (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. Spanish-American prose fiction from late nineteenth century Modernism to the present.
  • SPAN-S 478 Modern Spanish Novel (3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 305 or SPAN-S 306. The Spanish novel from the beginning of Realism, around 1850, through post-Civil War novels of the twentieth century.
  • SPAN-S 494 Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies (3 cr.) P: Only by departmental permission. SPAN-S 275 and SPAN-S 313, or placement. Topic to be selected by the student with the consent of the department.
  • SPAN-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium (1-3 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. Topic and credit vary. May be taken twice for credit as long as topic is different.
  • SPAN-S 496 Foreign Study in Spanish (3-8 cr.) P: SPAN-S 27 5 and SPAN-S 313; placement or instructor's permission. See department.
  • SPAN-S 578 Cuento Hispanoamericano (2-5 cr.) P: Graduate standing or instructor's permission. Study of selected short stories by Latin American or Latino authors.
  • SPAN-S 583 Early Spanish Literature 1 (2-5 cr.) A student may repeat the course if the topic varies (6 cr.). P: Spanish Upper Division coursework and/or Instructor's permission. The scope of this course is the advanced study of the Spanish literatures from 1207 to 1500. The topic may change to study a particular topic within this timeframe.
  • SPAN-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.) This course provides a thematic presentation of vital artistic, literary, architectural, musical, political, religious and historical movements within Mexico spanning from pre-Columbian to contemporary times.  This course is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of Mexican cultural and historical developments through a combination of primary resources, academic readings with an option for in-country experience. 

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