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Spanish

101. Elementary Spanish I. 3 cr.

Fundamentals of oral and written Spanish.  Focus on development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and culture.  Special emphasis on oral communication.

102. Elementary Spanish II. 3 cr.

The sequel to 101. Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent.

201. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 cr.

An expansion of the language skills acquired in Spanish 101 and 102. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. The course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing and promote knowledge of cultural background. Prerequisite: 102 or equivalent.

202. Intermediate Spanish II. 3 cr.

Fourth semester capstone course designed to continue the developments of oral and written skills. Students will read and discuss selected cultural and literary texts, review grammar in the context of situations and readings, and explore cultural trends and issues. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent.

203. Costa Rica:  People, Perspectives, Possibilities. 1 cr.

Exploration of culture and community service in Costa Rica.  Students will study the language, people, history, political system, geography and the arts prior to the trip.  During their site visit, they will hone their language skills and examine contemporary cultural values, sociopolitical structures and economic conditions through volunteer work, cultural events and ongoing readings and assignments. Every other Spring.

211. Introduction to Spanish Culture.  3 cr.

In this immersion course, students will experience and discuss various aspects of Spanish culture, through visits to museums and cathedrals, meetings and conversations with local people, short trips and excursions, etc. In Spain.

270. Perspectives on the Holocaust.  3 cr.

Analysis of the Holocaust from a variety of perspectives (social, political, historical, cinematic, artistic, moral, etc.) to help students appreciate the enormity of the event.  A team-taught interdisciplinary course. Taught in English. Every other Spring.

280.  Spanish for Health Care Professionals.  3 cr.

This course focuses on teaching students to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients and presents everyday situations that medical professionals may encounter in hospitals, emergency rooms, doctors' offices, clinics, and pharmacies.  Emphasis will be placed on medical vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and conversation.  Students will examine cultural differences and nuances which impact health care.  This course does not count toward the language requirement.  It is limited to students in nursing, health sciences, and pharmacy. Spring.

300. Introduction to Conversation and Composition. 3 cr.

Focus on increasing oral and written skills through reading and discussion of materials related to everyday life and current events. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent. Intermittently.

301W. Spanish Conversation and Composition I. 3 cr.

A course designed to expand oral and written fluency through extensive reading, discussion, and writing on a variety of topics. A systematic grammar review is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent. Fall.

302W. Spanish Conversation and Composition II. 3 cr.

The sequel to 301 with more emphasis on fluency in speaking and writing and idiomatic use of the language. Prerequisite: 301W or equivalent. Spring.

306W. Intensive Spanish Conversation and Composition. 6 cr.

A combination of 301W and 302W. Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent.

320. Spanish Grammar and Communication. 3 cr.

Grammar review with emphasis on oral skills. In Spain. Summer.

327W. Spanish Culture and Civilization. 3 cr.

Analysis of the major historical, cultural and socio-political movements of Spain. Every other Spring.

328W. Modern Spanish Theatre. 3 cr.

Spanish theater from Buero Vallejo to the present, including the “underground” theatre as well as women dramatists. Intermittently.

329W. Revolt and Change: Protest in Spanish American Literature. 3 cr.

Nature and types of protest expressed in modern Spanish American literature. Intermittently.

332W. Spanish American Culture and Society. 3 cr.

Selected readings and films that underscore literary, historical, artistic, political, and social developments in Spanish America from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Intermittently.

356W. Contemporary Spanish American Fiction. 3 cr.

Representative works and authors with special emphasis on the short story. Intermittently.

360W. Spanish for Business. 3 cr.

Spoken and written language of business Spanish: letter writing, import, export, commercial transactions and business protocols. Topics willl include business, finance, marketing, and economics. Intermittently.

400W. Spanish Cinema. 3 cr.

Evolution of the Spanish cinema after Franco. Review of selected films produced since the introduction of democracy to Spain. Special emphasis on the social, cultural, political, and economic changes in the country under democratic government. Intermittently.

401W. Survey of Spanish Literature I: El Cid to el Siglo de Oro. 3 cr.

Survey of major works from the Medieval period to the 17th century. Intermittently.

402W. Survey of Spanish Literature II: 18th Century – Present. 3 cr.

Survey of works representative of the major literary movements in Spain from the 18th through the 21st centuries. Intermittently.

403W. From Enlightenment to Generation of ’98. 3 cr.

Analysis of the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Naturalism in Spain prior to 1898. Intermittently.

410. Intensive Immersion Spanish Conversation.  3 cr.

An advanced conversation course to augment the student's oral/aural skills. Open to all Spanish majors/minors. Intermittently.

411.  Spanish Cultural Experience.  1-3 cr.

An extension of Spanish 410 affording the student the opportunity to immerse herself/himself in the total Spanish environment abroad while enhancing the experience with an on-site course in Spanish Culture.  In Spain. Variable credit. Summer.

419W.  European Union.  3 cr.

Study of the history and politics of the European Union, including its multicultural nature, economy, role and impact on today's world and its relations with the U.S.  Taught in English. Spring.

430.  Spanish Advanced Communicative Skills.  3 cr.

Reinforcement of oral/written communication to bring students to an advanced level of fluency.  In Spain. Summer.

440W. Good and Bad Women in Iberian Medieval Literature.  3 cr.

A time when women were seen as responsible for human sinfulness and represented the main threat for the perdition of the human soul, the Middle Ages made a clear distinction between good and bad women. Although descriptions of these two categories abound in the religious, legal and medical texts from the period, this course will focus on their representation in Iberian medieval literature (XI-XV). By examining the different characteristics and behaviors, both positive and negative, that the Middle Ages tended to identify as properly feminine, this course will reflect on whether in literature good and bad constitute absolute categories and whether a good woman could be bad or a bad woman good. Intermittently.

453W. Trends in Latin American Literature. 3 cr.

Major movements and representative works from Pre-Columbian period to the present. Intermittently.

458W.  Contemporary Spanish Novel.  3 cr.

Study of the writers from the end of the Franco era to the present day. Intermittently.

460W. El Quijote. 3 cr.

An in-depth study of Cervantes’ novel with an emphasis on its cultural and historical context. Intermittently.

462W. Spanish American Theatre of the Avant-Garde. 3 cr.

Introduction to the avant-garde theatre in Spanish American literature. Historical perspectives and influence of the European avant-garde. Intermittently.

463W. Lorca and the Generation of ’27.  3 cr.

Major poets of the “Lorca-Guillén” generation who brought Spanish poetry to a new “Siglo de Oro.” Includes a brief review of this group’s impact on future developments in Spanish theater. Intermittently.

465W. Romanticism. 3 cr.

Study of the major poems, plays and historical novels of the period. Intermittently.

467W. Advanced Spanish Grammar and Stylistics. 3 cr.

Study of the finer points of Spanish grammar with emphasis on idiomatic uses of the language and the subtle differences in meaning in the use of specific elements of grammar. Intermittently.

468W. Women’s Voices in Hispanic Literature. 3 cr.

Overview of the writings of Hispanic women from Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz to Isabel Allende and from Leonor López de Córdoba to Paloma Pedrero. Taught in English. Intermittently.

470W. Gabriel García Márquez on Film. 3 cr.

Selection from García Márquez’s work in film and fiction, emphasizing the relationship between the two. Intermittently.

480W. Directed Readings in Spanish. 1-3 cr.

Individual research on topics in Spanish language, literature or culture under close faculty supervision; with written permission of the department.  Variable credit. Intermittently.

491W. Spanish Internship. 1-6 cr.

Special permission. Contact department office.  Variable credit.