Spanish (SPN)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

SPN 100 Intro to Conversational Spanish 3(3-0)
Basis skills for understanding and speaking Spanish. (*)

SPN 101 Beginning Spanish I 3(3-0)
Development of skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing; and cultural understanding (F,S,SS)

SPN 102 Beginning Spanish II 3(3-0)
Continuation of the development of skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Prerequisite: SPN 101 or departmental placement test. (F,S,SS)

SPN 130 Cultures of the Spanish-Spkg World 3(3-0)
Topics in the history, literatures, and art of selected Spanish-Speaking cultures, taught in English. (F,S)

SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3(3-0)
Development of intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Prerequisite: SPN 102 or departmental placement exam. (F)

SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3(3-0)
Continued development of intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Prerequisite: SPN 201 or departmental placement exam. (S)

SPN 203 Intermediate Proficiency Building 3(3-0)
Solidification of intermediate-level skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural understanding. Prerequisite: SPN 102 or departmental placement exam. (F,S)

SPN 300 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology 3(3-0)
Theory and practice of Spanish language and speech patterns; how to produce and to teach the Spanish sound system accurately. Prerequisite: SPN 202 or equivalent. (F,S)

SPN 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar 3(3-0)
A concentrated study of Spanish grammar in addition to practice in writing, reading, speaking, and listening. Prerequisites: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (F)

SPN 302 Conv & Comp: Mexico & Central Amer 3(3-0)
Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of Mexican and Central American cultures. Prerequisites: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 303 Conv & Comp: South America 3(3-0)
Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of South American cultures. Prerequisites: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 304 Conv & Comp: Caribbean 3(3-0)
Focus on improving linguistic proficiency with the context of Caribbean Hispanic cultures. Prerequisites: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 305 Conv & Comp: Spain 3(3-0)
Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of Spanish cultures. Prerequisites: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 306 Conv & Comp: United States 3(3-0)
Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of Hispanic/Latino cultures in the United States. Prerequisites: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 309 Intro to Hispanic Linguistics 3(3-0)
Fundamental terminology and concepts in linguistics; overview of Spanish sound system (phonology), word formation (morphology), phrase structure (syntax), etc. Prerequisites: SPN 300 and 301. (*)

SPN 310 Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3(3-0)
Study of the basic tools necessary for analysis and understanding of literature; application of these tools through reading, writing, and discussion of Hispanic texts. Prerequisite: SPN 301. (F,S)

SPN 331 Spanish for Business Professions 3(3-0)
Focus on improving linguistic proficiency within the context of business professions. Prerequisites: SPN 202 and 203 or equivalent. (*)

SPN 411 Survey of Spanish Literature 3(3-0)
A panoramic overview of Castilian literature from the earliest works in the vernacular to the writings of the post-Franco era. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 412 Survey of Spanish American Literature 3(3-0)
An introduction to the literary and cultural texts of Spanish America and their social, political, intellectual, creative and historical implications. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 421 18th and 19th Century Spanish Literature 3(3-0)
The study of representative works of Spanish literature from 1700 to 1898. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 422 Spanish American Literature from 1900 to 1950 3(3-0)
Intensive analysis of Spanish American literature of the first half of the twentieth century. Selected readings by Azuela, Quiroga, Rivera, Onetti, Borges, etc. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 451 20th-Century Spanish Literature 3(3-0)
Critical reading of selected masterpieces of 20th-Century Spanish literature. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 452 Contemporary Spanish American Literature 3(3-0)
Spanish American literature. Works by Carpentier, Cortazar, Neruda, Vallejo, Castellanos, etc. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 460 Literary Theory and Hispanic Literature 3(3-0)
The application of contemporary theory to the reading of Hispanic literature. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 461 Cervantes 3(3-0)
The study of Cervantes, his major works and the period in which they were written. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 462 19th Century Spanish American Literature 3(3-0)
The study of representative 19th Century writers: works by Olmedo Bello, Heredia, Palma, Prieto, Jotabeche, Isaacs, etc. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 471 Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature 3(3-0)
This course is designed to give an overview of Spanish literature of the Middle Ages and Golden Age, including the evolution of the Spanish language and dominant literary genres. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 472 Colonial Spanish American Literature 3(3-0)
An introduction to the literary and cultural texts of Spanish America before Independence. Prerequisite: SPN 310. (*)

SPN 491 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisites: SPN 301 or the equivalent and one of SPN 302-306 plus permission of the instructor. (*) Repeatable

SPN 493 Senior Seminar 3(3-0)
In-depth analysis of specific topics, themes, authors, and works in the language literatures and cultures of the Spanish -speaking world. Prerequisites: SPN 301 or the equivalent and one of SPN 302-306 plus permission of the instructor. (S)

SPN 494 Field Experience (1-7 VAR)
Communication, lectures by writers, artists, political leaders and specialists. Visits to museums, attendance at movies, theaters and excursions. Prerequisites: SPN 301 or the equivalent and one of SPN 302-306 plus permission of the instructor. (F,S) Repeatable

SPN 495 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
Specific themes which address particular problems of literature or culture. May be repeated for credit with approval of major adviser. Prerequisites: SPN 301 or the equivalent and one of SPN 302-306 plus permission of the instructor. (F,S) Repeatable