Spanish (SPAN)


SPAN 101. FIRST-YEAR SPANISH I. 5 Credits.

The beginning Spanish sequence of courses, covering grammar, composition, conversation and discussion of cultural topics.

SPAN 102. FIRST-YEAR SPANISH II. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
The beginning Spanish sequence of courses, covering grammar, compostion, conversation and discussion of cultural topics.

SPAN 103. FIRST-YEAR SPANISH III. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
The beginning Spanish sequence of courses, covering grammar, composition, conversation and discussion of cultural topics.

SPAN 113. SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPANISH. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 102
This is a supplemental first year course, covering grammar, composition, reading and conversation that emphasizes discussion of cultural or social topics.

SPAN 170. INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE. 5 Credits.

Notes: In English, no knowledge of Spanish is required.
Satisfies: GECR for humanities and fine arts, list 1, literature.
Examines, on the basis of selected Spanish works in English translation, literary approaches to human experience, including the short story, novel, poetry and drama; emphasizes the elements of literature with supporting discussion of ideas, attitudes, problems and values.

SPAN 196. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

SPAN 197. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

SPAN 199. SPECIAL STUDIES. 1-10 Credits.

SPAN 201. SECOND-YEAR SPANISH. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: First-Year Spanish or equivalent.
Intensive oral work to develop fluency, written composition and reading of medium difficulty from Spanish literature.

SPAN 202. SECOND-YEAR SPANISH. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
Intensive oral work to develop fluency, written composition and reading of medium difficulty from Spanish literature.

SPAN 203. INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED SPANISH. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent.
Grammar review and intensive oral work to develop fluency, written composition, and reading of medium difficulty from Spanish literature.

SPAN 296. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

SPAN 297. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 3-5 Credits.

SPAN 299. SPECIAL STUDIES. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.
Subjects vary according to faculty and student interest.

SPAN 305. SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 201 or permission of the instructor.
This course encompasses a wide range of oral and written practice. Students will develop their cultural understanding of the Spanish world while targeting the four language skills through authentic material.

SPAN 310. ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 203 or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 311. ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 203 or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 312. SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: being a heritage speaker; take an advanced placement test.
Satisfies: cultural and gender diversity university graduation requirement.
A grammar course oriented to Spanish heritage speakers. The course will concentrate on specific linguistic problems of the Hispanic population.

SPAN 313. SPANISH COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS. 5 Credits.

Notes: placement required through the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
Satisfies: cultural and gender diversity university graduation requirement.
A course oriented to Spanish Heritage Speakers. The course concentrates on specific linguistic (writing and reading) and cultural issues of the Heritage population in the USA.

SPAN 320. SPANISH CIVILIZATION. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 203 or permission of the instructor.
Political, social, intellectual and artistic development of Spanish culture from the beginnings to the present day.

SPAN 321. SPANISH AMERICAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 203 or permission of the instructor.
Political, social, intellectual and artistic development of Spanish American culture with emphasis on Spanish America today.

SPAN 338. SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 or SPAN 312.
Major works of literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

SPAN 339. SURVEY OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 or SPAN 312.
Major works of literature from the period of the Colonies to the present.

SPAN 340. INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 and SPAN 313.
This course offers an introduction to the scientific study of Spanish. It will consist in an overview of descriptive linguistics: syntax, phonetics, semantics, sociolinguisitics and some aspects of the history of the Spanish language. This class will also provide an exposure to the main issues in the area of language in contact and will examine a variety of Spanish dialects spoken in the United States.

SPAN 396. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

SPAN 397. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

SPAN 398. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 or SPAN 312.

SPAN 399. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-15 Credits.

Pre-requisites: permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.

SPAN 460. SPANISH POETRY. 3 Credits.

Notes: may be repeated.
Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 or SPAN 312.
Selected poems within a designated thematic or period framework. Content varies.

SPAN 473. POLITICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT IN SPAIN. 3 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 or SPAN 312.
Readings and discussion of some of the most significant works by writers and thinkers in Spain.

SPAN 474. SPANISH TRAVEL NARRATIVE. 3-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 and SPAN 313 and SPAN 320; SPAN 321.
This course is a chronological exploration of the connections between travel narratives and the construction of Hispanic identity. Students continue to develop their cultural understanding of the Spanish speaking world while targeting the four language skills through material related to Spanish travel narratives.

SPAN 475. HISPANIC WOMEN WRITERS. 4 Credits.

Cross-listed: WMST 475.
Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 or SPAN 312 and SPAN 321 or HIST 365.
This is a panoramic course that covers a wide, but representative array of Hispanic writers writings in Spanish from Latin America, Spain, Africa and the United States. Literary readings will be paired with other media in order to discuss issues of wars, revolutions, dictatorships, exile, migrations, race, class, gender, education and identity.

SPAN 477. LATIN AMERICAN FILM. 3-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 and SPAN 313 and SPAN 320, SPAN 321.
This course reviews, discusses and analyzes the history of cinema in Latin America, major trends in Latin American cinema, and Latin American history and culture through its film production. Students have the opportunity to perform a variety of linguistic skills (reading, speaking, listening and writing).

SPAN 478. HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. 3-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310, SPAN 311, SPAN 312, SPAN 313, SPAN 320, SPAN 321.
This course serves as an introduction to the history of the Spanish language by presenting an overview of the diachronic evolution of the current Modern Spanish language from Latin. It adopts a descriptive historical perspective to explore phonological, lexical, syntactic, and semantic change. It also studies historical facts as well as the different languages that shaped the Spanish language through history: pre-Roman Iberian languages, Latin, Greek, Arabic, French, and indigenous languages of the Americas. A central concept of the course is the notion of linguistic change, which explains why language evolution is an integral part of all human languages.

SPAN 491. SPANISH SENIOR THESIS. 4 Credits.

Notes: graded Pass/Fail.
Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 and SPAN 311 or SPAN 312 and SPAN 313 and SPAN 320, SPAN 321 and at least one literature elective and at least one literature elective.
Satisfies: senior capstone university graduation requirement.
A course oriented toward the general research of cultural and literary aspects of the Hispanic world. Each student will select a topic at the beginning of the quarter from a number of topics suggested by the instructor. Discussion, critique and analysis of the cultural and literary topics selected by the student will configure the body of the thesis. Selected bibliography will be recommended by the instructor.

SPAN 495. INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM. 1-15 Credits.

SPAN 496. EXPERIMENTAL COURSE. 1-5 Credits.

SPAN 497. WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

SPAN 498. SEMINAR. 1-5 Credits.

SPAN 499. DIRECTED STUDY. 1-5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: SPAN 310 or SPAN 312 or permission of the instructor, department chair and college dean.