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Major: A minimum of eight course credits in Spanish at or above
the 300 level, which include SPA 301 and 411.
A maximum of two elective upper-level courses in other areas approved by
the Department beforehand as relevant to the Spanish major may be
substituted for two of the elective Spanish courses.
Teaching Major: A minimum of nine course
credits, to include six course credits in Spanish at or above the 300
level, including SPA 301, 411, and either
381 or 385; ENG 311 (Grammar and the
Politics of English) or LAL 352 (Linguistics); LAL 308
(Language Teaching Methodology); and one additional course approved by
the Department beforehand as relevant to the major. In addition to the
foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for
admission to the Teacher Education Program
(preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete a second
major in Secondary Education described under
Latin American Studies Major: see Latin American Studies.
Minor: A minimum of five course credits in Spanish at or above
the 300 level. One elective upper-division course relevant to Spanish
studies in another area, approved by the Department, may be substituted
for a Spanish course.
Courses taught in Latin America and Spain: see
Note: Lectures and discussions in all 300- and 400-level courses are in Spanish.
101-102-103. Beginning Spanish I, II, & III
Essentials of grammar stressing skills in understanding, speaking,
reading, and writing with classroom activities promoting conversational
skills. Short readings for cultural awareness and vocabulary
201. Basic Spanish
When taught on campus, this course is intended as a review of grammar for students with one or more years of high school Spanish and stresses skills in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Spanish. When offered off-campus, this number is used to register students for instruction in Spanish at any level. Students take a placement test before beginning the off-campus course and are retested upon their return. The Department then assigns credit at the appropriate level. Registration entails additional costs when the course is taught off-campus.
205. Intermediate Spanish
Review of basic grammar with a special emphasis on writing, speaking, and reading. Literary selections and cultural material from Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: SPA 103.
206. Intermediate Spanish in Mexico
Same as SPA 205 but taught in Mexico. The final course in the B.A. language requirement offered off-campus. Includes a homestay with a Mexican family. Registration entails additional costs. Prerequisites: SPA 103 and permission of instructor. Alternate years.
280/380. Internship: see Courses 280/380.
290/390. Individual Project: see Courses 290/390.
301. Composition and Conversation
Intensive practice in speaking Spanish designed to improve pronunciation and develop fluency. Systematic analysis of grammar and style through readings and intensive written work. Required of all Spanish majors. Prerequisite: SPA 205 or 206.
302. Advanced Conversation in Mexico
Taught in Mexico and designed for students who wish to achieve a higher level of fluency and a comprehensive understanding of life in Mexico. Includes a homestay with a Mexican family. Registration entails additional costs. Prerequisites: SPA 205 or 206 and permission of instructor. Alternate years.
303. Advanced Spanish Abroad
Alternative to 302 for advanced students who wish to study Spanish on their own in an approved language school in Latin America or Spain. Intended for students interested in achieving a high level of fluency and a comprehensive understanding of life in a Hispanic country. Includes a homestay. Registration entails additional costs. Prerequisites: SPA 205 or 206 and permission of the Department.
305. Advanced Spanish Grammar
Intensive study of Spanish grammar with an emphasis on those aspects of the language which are problematic for the advanced student. Prerequisite: SPA 205 or 206. Alternate years. FARRINGTON-CLUTE
311. Topics in Hispanic
In-depth studies in the literature of Spain and Latin
America or linguistic or historical studies of the Spanish language.
Taken in the same term as, and in conjunction with, 411 but
with a reduced workload suited to a 300-level course. Prerequisite: SPA
301. FARRINGTON-CLUTE or
321. Golden Age: Romancero and the Comedia
Heroes, legends, and history in popular ballads. The national theatre as an expression of Spanish ideals and aspirations: Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Ruiz de Alarcon, and Calderon de la Barca. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Offered every third year. (Humanities) LACY-SALAZAR
322. Golden Age: Don Quijote
Don Quijote in the context of the literature of the age. Readings from Amadis de Gaula, Lazarillo de Tormes, La Diana, El abencerraje y la hermosa Jarifa. Renaissance and Baroque elements, contribution to the modern novel, critical approaches and interpretations. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Offered every third year. (Humanities) LACY-SALAZAR
351. Twentieth Century Peninsular Novel and Poetry
Spanish novel and poetry from the ``Generation of 1898'' to the present, with emphasis on representations of the human condition in Unamuno, Baroja, A. Machado, and Garcia Lorca. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Offered every third year. (Humanities) FARRINGTON-CLUTE
352. Modern Hispanic Theatre
Theatre of Spain and Latin America in the twentieth century, including Valle-Inclan's esperpento, Garcia Lorca's lyric tragedy, and the experiment with magical realism in Latin America. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Offered every third year. (Humanities) FARRINGTON-CLUTE
355. Latin American Short Story and Novel
Representative modern fiction: novel of protest, magical realism, and fantasy in the short story and novel of the ``Boom.'' Authors include Asturias, Bombal, Borges, Cortazar, Rulfo, Fuentes, and Garcia Marquez. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Offered every third year. (Humanities) LACY-SALAZAR
356. Latin American Poetry
Poetry from Modernism to the present, with emphasis on the encounter between reality and the poet and the creation of a new poetic world. Poets include Ruben Dario, women of 1910-20, Cesar Vallejo, and Pablo Neruda. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Offered every third year. (Humanities) FARRINGTON-CLUTE
362. Text and Theory
Analysis of selected Spanish texts from a variety of perspectives. Modern critical theories such as Structuralism, Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, Marxism, Reception Theory, and Deconstructionism will be used to decipher these texts. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Alternate years. (Humanities) MARTINEZ
381. Peninsular Culture and
Origins, development, and significance of
various aspects of Spanish civilization, with special emphasis on how
these influence contemporary economic, political, sociological, and
artistic forces within Spain. Taught in Spain. Registration entails
additional costs. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Offered every third year. MARTINEZ
385. Latin American Culture and Civilization
Study of the most important cultural and political issues in Latin American civilization from Columbus to the present day. Chronicles, essays, and public speeches provide the main texts and sources of information for discussions. Prerequisite: SPA 301. Alternate years. MARTINEZ
In-depth studies in the literature of Spain and Latin America; or linguistic or historical studies of the Spanish language. Required of all Spanish majors. Prerequisites: at least two 300-level Spanish courses. FARRINGTON-CLUTE or LACY-SALAZAR
501. Theatre in Spanish--Workshop (1/4)
Group reading, discussion, and preparation of one or more Latin American or Spanish plays, with attention to meaning, interpretation, staging, and costuming. Rehearsals and performances in Spanish. Prerequisites: knowledge of Spanish and permission of instructor. (CR) LACY-SALAZAR
511. Spanish Reading and Conversation Group (1/4)
Maintenance of Spanish language skills through reading and conversation. (CR)
941. Latin American Society and Culture in Costa Rica
942. Tropical Field Research in Costa Rica
988. There are currently 11 semester programs in Spain,
Central and South America run by the School for International
Training. There are language and culture semesters in
Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,
Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, and
Spain. There are semesters with an emphasis on the
environment in Brazil, Ecuador, and
Venezuela, and a language immersion semester in
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