Spanish

Placement of students with high school preparation in Spanish: students with sufficient preparation in Spanish may enter the second, third, or fourth semester course in that language, thus completing the foreign language requirement in fewer semesters. Students interested in taking placement tests should contact the Foreign Language departments. Language courses in the 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 sequence must be taken in that order.

SPAN 1001          Basic Spanish I                                                                                                  3 cr.
The first in a sequence of courses developing all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The course includes the presentation and discussion of cultural materials from magazines, films, music, and from electronic ancillaries.

SPAN 1002          Basic Spanish II                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or consent of department. A continuation of SPAN 1001.

SPAN 2001          Intermediate Spanish I                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1002 or consent of department. A continuation of the development of the four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The course includes the presentation and discussion of cultural materials from magazines, films, music, and from electronic ancillaries.

SPAN 2002          Intermediate Spanish II                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2001 or consent of department. Readings and exercises in Spanish. Special emphasis on comprehension as well as oral and written expression in the language.

SPAN 3002          Phonetics                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Analysis of the phonetic system of Spanish. Intensive practice in the production of speech sounds, accent reduction, and transcriptions.

SPAN 3005          Romance Linguistics                                                       3 cr.
(SPAN 3005 and FREN 3005 are cross-listed)  Comparative study of the history, phonology, morphology, and syntax of the principal Romance languages.

SPAN 3031          Spanish Conversation                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Conversation, oral discussions, interpretations and reports, practicing the spoken language. Native speakers may enroll with the instructor's prior approval.

SPAN 3041          Advanced Spanish Grammar                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Fall semester. Intensive study of Spanish grammar and syntax. This course is designed primarily for prospective teachers and students concentrating in the language.

SPAN 3042          Advanced Spanish Composition and Syntax                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Spring semester. Practice in original descriptive, narrative and expository composition in the language with attention to style, syntax, idioms, and verb forms.

SPAN 3055          Introduction to the Analysis and Interpretation of Spanish Literature        3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of techniques of literary analysis particular to each of the major genres with readings and discussion of representative works.

SPAN 3100          Survey of Spanish Literature I                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Fall semester. A study of Spanish literature from its beginnings to the eighteenth century. Taught in English.

SPAN 3101          Survey of Spanish Literature II                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Spring semester. Continuation of SPAN 3100. Study of the main authors and literary movements from the eighteenth century to the present. Taught in English.

SPAN 3191          Independent Work                                                                                                         1 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 and consent of department. Readings, conferences, and papers under the direction of a member of the faculty. The course allows the student to correlate and supplement the work covered in the departmental courses. Each course may be repeated but combined credit may not exceed six semester hours.

SPAN 3192          Independent Work                                                         1 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 and consent of department. Readings, conferences, and papers under the direction of a member of the faculty. The course allows the student to correlate and supplement the work covered in the departmental courses. Each course may be repeated but combined credit may not exceed six semester hours.

SPAN 3193          Independent Work                                                                         1 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 and consent of department. Readings, conferences, and papers under the direction of a member of the faculty. The course allows the student to correlate and supplement the work covered in the departmental courses. Each course may be repeated but combined credit may not exceed six semester hours.

SPAN 3194          Internship in Spanish                                                                     1 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 and consent of undergraduate coordinator. The internship project will receive written evaluation from the outside supervisor of the project and from the undergraduate coordinator. A student may earn no more than a total of three credits in the undergraduate curriculum for an internship project or projects. Students receiving three credits will work a minimum of eight hours per week; two credits, six hours per week; one credit, three hours per week.

SPAN 3195          Internship in Spanish                                                                                        1 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 and consent of undergraduate coordinator. The internship project will receive written evaluation from the outside supervisor of the project and from the undergraduate coordinator. A student may earn no more than a total of three credits in the undergraduate curriculum for an internship project or projects. Students receiving three credits will work a minimum of eight hours per week; two credits, six hours per week; one credit, three hours per week.

SPAN 3196          Internship in Spanish                                                                     1 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 and consent of undergraduate coordinator. The internship project will receive written evaluation from the outside supervisor of the project and from the undergraduate coordinator. A student may earn no more than a total of three credits in the undergraduate curriculum for an internship project or projects. Students receiving three credits will work a minimum of eight hours per week; two credits, six hours per week; one credit, three hours per week.

SPAN 3197          Demonstration of Oral Proficiency                                                                          1 cr.
The course is to be taken concurrently with SPAN 3055, 3100, 3101, or another 3000-level or 4000-level content course. The student will give a detailed oral presentation in English, conduct a discussion with the professor related to the chosen text and receive a pass/fail grade. Successful completion of this course satisfies the general degree requirement for oral competency.

SPAN 3199          Independent Work for Honors Students                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department and Director of the University Honors Program. Directed research culminating in a written thesis in Spanish to meet the requirements for graduation with Honors in Spanish, and if appropriate, University Honors.

SPAN 3271          Spanish-American Civilization                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of Spanish-American civilization: history, social organization, and culture. Open to all students with a reading knowledge of Spanish equivalent to completion of SPAN 2002. Discussions in English.

SPAN 3405          Romance Literatures and Film                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of literary works written in Romance languages, especially in the genre of historical narrative, and of the movies that they inspired. Taught in English.

SPAN 3406          The Romance Cultures of New Orleans                                                 3 cr.
(FREN 3406 and SPAN 3406 are cross listed)  Prerequisite for FREN 3406: FREN 2002 or consent of department. Prerequisite for SPAN 3406: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the Romance languages used in New Orleans and Louisiana, such as French (Creole and Cajun), Spanish (including the Isleños), and Italian (including the Calebro-Sicililan dialect), as well as the popular culture based on them: poetry, songs, story-telling and customs for festivals.  Taught in English.

SPAN 3500          Tutorial for Graduating Majors                                                                  1 cr.
Prerequisite: 100 hours of course work. This course prepares majors for the completion of their requirements for the B.A. in Romance Languages Spanish concentration and consists of a review of the subjects covered in other required courses, in literature, language/linguistics and civilization, as per the List of Topics. The course includes a one-hour oral midterm exam in Spanish with a committee of three faculty members and concludes with the Exit Exam, a comprehensive two-hour written exam in Spanish. A designated professor serves as advisor. Tutorial format. Pass/Fail.

SPAN 4007          Spanish Dialectology                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of the different regions of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 4015          History of the Spanish Language                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A general survey of the development of the Spanish language from its beginnings to the present day, especially the phonology, morphology, and syntax.

SPAN 4031          Advanced Spanish Conversation                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Intensive practice in the spoken language: conversation, oral discussions, interpretations, and reports. Native speakers may enroll with the instructor's prior approval.

SPAN 4041          Problems of Grammatical Analysis          3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Problems of grammatical analysis and contrastive stylistics are discussed using traditional approaches and more recent theories. Application in translation exercises, from and into Spanish, and introduction to literary translation.

SPAN 4110          Medieval Spanish Literature                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Readings in the principal genres from the beginnings to 1500.

SPAN 4122          Spanish Literature of the Golden Age                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Studies in the chivalric, pastoral, and picaresque prose of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with emphasis on Cervantes and the Spanish "comedia" (Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca).

SPAN 4201          Spanish Civilization I                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of Spanish culture and civilization (history, fine arts, music, architecture, history of ideas, national character, etc.) from its origins through the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella.

SPAN 4202          Spanish Civilization II                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A continuation of SPAN 4201 stressing the cultural history of Spain from the Hapsburg dynasty to the present day.

SPAN 4203          Spanish American Civilization I                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of Spanish American culture and civilization (history, fine arts, music, architecture, history of ideas, etc.).

SPAN 4204          Spanish American Civilization II                                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Study of Spanish American culture and civilization (history, fine arts, music, architecture, history of ideas, etc.) from the modern period to the contemporary period.

SPAN 5007          Spanish Dialectology                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of the different regions of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 5015          History of the Spanish Language                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A general survey of the development of the Spanish language from its beginnings to the present day, especially the phonology, morphology, and syntax.

SPAN 5031          Advanced Spanish Conversation                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Intensive practice in the spoken language: conversation, oral discussions, interpretations, and reports. Native speakers may enroll with the instructor's prior approval.

SPAN 5041          Problems of Grammatical Analysis                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Problems of grammatical analysis and contrastive stylistics are discussed using traditional approaches and more recent theories. Application in translation exercises, from and into Spanish, and introduction to literary translation.

SPAN 5110          Medieval Spanish Literature                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Readings in the principal genres from the beginnings to 1500.

SPAN 5122          Spanish Literature of the Golden Age                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Studies in the chivalric, pastoral, and picaresque prose of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with emphasis on Cervantes and the Spanish "comedia" (Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón de la Barca).

SPAN 5201          Spanish Civilization I                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of Spanish culture and civilization (history, fine arts, music, architecture, history of ideas, national character, etc.) from its origins through the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella.

SPAN 5202          Spanish Civilization II                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A continuation of SPAN 4201 stressing the cultural history of Spain from the Hapsburg dynasty to the present day.

SPAN 5203          Spanish American Civilization I                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. A study of Spanish American culture and civilization (history, fine arts, music, architecture, history of ideas, etc.).

SPAN 5204          Spanish American Civilization II                3 cr.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or consent of department. Study of Spanish American culture and civilization (history, fine arts, music, architecture, history of ideas, etc.) from the modern period to the contemporary period.

SPAN 6007          Spanish Linguistics                                                                                                          3 cr.
Advanced study of Spanish phonology, morphosyntax, and semantics within the framework of recent linguistic models, including consideration of solution of major descriptive problems proposed from at least 1900 to the present.

SPAN 6097          Studies in Spanish Linguistics                                                    3 cr.
(May be repeated once for credit.)

SPAN 6190          Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature                                                                 3 cr.
(May be repeated once for credit.)

SPAN 6191          Studies in Golden Age Literature                                                                             3 cr.
(May be repeated once for credit.)

SPAN 6196          Studies in Spanish-American Literature to 1810                                            3 cr.
(May be repeated once for credit.)

SPAN 6198          Studies in Spanish Literature                                                                     3 cr.
(May be repeated once for credit.)

SPAN 6205          Spanish Thought                                                                              3 cr.
History of ideas in Spain. Study of texts constituting significant contributions to political, social, scientific, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic discourse.

SPAN 6207          Spanish-American Thought                                         3 cr.
This course examines the evolution of Spanish-American thought with reference to the development of political, economic, social, and cultural institutions. Throughout the course, past developments will be related to contemporary issues.

SPAN 6265          Contemporary Hispanic Society and Institutions                                              3 cr.
A comprehensive study of Spanish speaking countries today: political, social, economic, and religious institutions, intellectual life, contemporary issues. Topics include: A) Spain; B) Andean countries, (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia); C) Caribbean (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean coasts of Venezuela, Colombia, and the nations of Central America); D) River Plate Region (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay).

SPAN 6295          Studies in Hispanic Culture and Civilization                                                        3 cr.
(May be repeated once for credit.)

SPAN 6397          Directed Study                                                  3 cr.
Readings, conferences, reports, and a research paper under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty. (May be repeated once for credit.)

SPAN 7000          Thesis Research                                                                               1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
To be repeated for credit until thesis is accepted. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned

SPAN 7040          Examination or Thesis Only                                                                        0 cr.
Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.