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 Note: No course being counted toward the V.3 general education requirement may be taken on a P/CR/NC grading option.

SPAN 101 (3)
Elementary Spanish I
Introduction to Spanish grammatical structures, vocabulary and the cultures of Hispanic peoples. Formal study and practice in speaking, reading, writing and understanding spoken Spanish at the elementary level. Lab work required.

SPAN 102 (3)
Elementary Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 101. Lab work required.

SPAN 201 (3)
Intermediate Spanish I
An intermediate Spanish language course with a special emphasis on oral communication. Audio and computer-based lab work required.

SPAN 202 (3)
Intermediate Spanish II
A continuation of SPAN 201 with a special emphasis on Hispanic culture and literature. Audio and computer-based lab work are required. V3

SPAN 215 (3)
Spanish Conversation
A course designed to improve the student's conversational ability through the reading and discussion of literary and cultural texts. IIIO, V3

SPAN 216 (3)
Advanced Grammar and Composition
Finetuning of language skills with an emphasis on applying grammatical principles and organizing strategies to the reading and writing of expository prose. IIIW, V3

SPAN 219 (3)
Hispanic Themes: Spain
Am advanced intermediate Spanish course that introduces students to historical and cultural issues in Spain through the reading and commentary of relevant texts. Reading strategies to enhance comprehension and analytical skills are emphasized. Offered alternate years. V3

SPAN 221 (3)
Hispanic Themes: Latin America
An advanced imtermediate Spanish course that introduces students to historical and cultural issues in Latin America through the reading and commentary of relevant texts. Reading strategies to enhance comprehension and analytical skills are emphasized. Offered alternate years. V3, V4

SPAN 222 (3)
Introduction to Hispanic Literatures
An advanced intermediate Spanish course that introduces students to the reading, discussion and analysis of literary texts from throughout the Hispanic world. IIIW, V2, V3

SPAN 240 (3)
Spanish for Business
A course that introduces students to business culture in the Hispanic world (with an emphasis on Latin America), the vocabulary of business and business correspondence in Spanish. Weekly class meetings will be supplemented with extensive use of computer-based materials for communication and research. IIIO, V3, V4

SPAN 255 (3)
Topics in Hispanic Literature in Translation
A study of significant Latin American and/or Spanish writers and the relationship between their work and society. Taught in English. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 261 (1, 2, or 3)
Directed Study
The study of introductory level material by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.

SPAN 304 (3)
Spanish-English Translation
An introduction to the methods, techniques, and problems involved in translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish with regard to sentence structure, vocabulary, idioms and colloquial phrases. Emphasis is on general material with some consideration of specialized material (ex.: business, journalistic or literary texts).

SPAN 316 (3)
Cervantes: Don Quijote
A close reading of "Don Quijote" and its inter-relation with the literature of the 16th and 17th centuries. Emphasis on the notions of narrative voice and autonomous character, which prefigure the world of contemporary fiction. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 326 (3)
Early Spanish Culture: Heritage and Identity
An advanced course in which students read and analyze literary and historical texts that helped to shape the values and sense of Spanish identity as a nation from the early middle ages through the seventeenth century. Topics of discussion will include the impact of multiculturalism (Islamic, Jewish, Christian),the development of the concept of the hero, the changing role of women, the emergence of the Catholic state, and the rise and decline of Imperial Spain. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 330 (3)
Topics in Hispanic Culture, Language, and Literature
Topics will vary by semester. Offered alternate years.

SPAN 349 (3)
Realism, Naturalism, and Regeneration: Spanish Literature 1850-1914
An examination of the Peninsular novel, theatre and poetry from the point of view of the underlying social, historical and theoretical influences of the time. Authors studied may include Galdos, Pardo Bazan, Clarin, Unamuno, Machado, Valle-Inclan and others. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 353 (3)
The Novel and Short Story in Contemporary Spain
An analysis of the Spanish narrative since 1914. The impact of psychology, philosophy and literary theories on literature will be discussed. Authors may include Gomez de la Serna, Sender, Chacel, Cela, Juan and Luis Goytisolo, Benet, Roig, Tusquets and others. Offered alternate years. IIIW, V2

SPAN 357 (3)
Poetry and the Theatre in Contemporary Spain
A study of Spanish poetry and theatre since 1914. Emphasis will be placed on critical readings of the texts. Authors may include Salinas, Benavente, Garcia Lorca, Cernuda, Buero Vallejo, Arrabal, Blas de Otero and others. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 361 (1, 2, or 3)
Special Study
The study of an intermediate level topic by an individual student or by a small group of students under the immediate supervision of a faculty member.

SPAN 377 (1, 2, or 3)
Internship

SPAN 382 (3)
The Latin American Novel
A study of the Latin American novel with an emphasis on major 20th century authors and literary trends. Writers studied may include Bombal, Rulfo, Fuentes, Garcia-Marquez, Allende and Argueta, among others. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 384 (3)
The Latin American Short Story and Essay
A study of the major writers and themes of the Latin American short story and essay (cultural, political and social commentary). Writers studied may include Palma, Echeverria, Marti, Quiroga, Borges, Donoso, Cortazar and Valenzuela, among others. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 386 (3)
Latin American Theatre
A study of Latin American theater with an emphasis on historical trends and social and political themes and contexts. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 388 (3)
Latin American Poetry
A study of Latin American poetry from the colonial period through Romanticism and Modernism to the present. Poets studied may include Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Heredia, Dario, Mistral, Vallejo, Guillen, Neruda, Pax and Cardenal, among others. Offered alternate years. V2

SPAN 452 (3)
Senior Seminar
An examination of different critical approaches that may be taken in dealing with literary texts. This is the senior exercise in Spanish. IIIO, IIIW

SPAN 461 (1, 2, or 3)
Independent Study
Pursuit of an upper level research project determined in advance by the student in consultation with a faculty member who will act as the sponsor.