Spanish (SPAN)

Courses

SPAN 1301 Elementary Spanish I: 3 semester hours.

Practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish to acquire elementary vocabulary and structures and a general knowledge of Hispanic culture.

SPAN 1302 Elementary Spanish II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture introduced in Elementary Spanish 1.

SPAN 2311 Intermediate Spanish I: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture presented in Elementary Spanish I and II.

SPAN 2312 Intermediate Spanish II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of acquisition of language skills and culture on an intermediate level with emphasis on reading and discussion, grammar review, and use of idioms.

SPAN 3302 Survey of Spanish Literature I: 3 semester hours.

Representative selections and masterpieces of the literature of Spain from Poema del Cid to the eighteenth century.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or SPAN 2023.

SPAN 3307 Spanish-American Literature II: 3 semester hours.

A survey of Spanish-American literature since the Modernista movement.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 3309 Hispanic Civilization and Culture I: 3 semester hours.

Main currents of the intellectual, political, and economic history of Spain.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 3320 Spanish Conversation: 3 semester hours.

Practice in oral composition. Guided conversation involving the vocabulary of everyday situations.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 3321 Spanish Composition: 3 semester hours.

Practice in written composition. Salient principles of grammar and syntax in written work.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 3330 Hispanic American Film: 3 semester hours.

This course is an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and criticism of film. It enables students to examine film within its social, cultural, and historical contexts with an emphasis on the ways filmmakers use angles, lenses, sound, lighting, color, and editing.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or SPAN 2023.

SPAN 3340 Latin American Detective Fiction: 3 semester hours.

Representative selections of detective fiction of Latin America from the twentieth century to the present. It enables students to examine detective fiction within its social, cultural, and historical contexts.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2023 or SPAN 2312.

SPAN 4300 Hispanic Civilization and Culture II: 3 semester hours.

Main currents of the intellectual, political, and economic history of Mexico in particular and of Latin America in general.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 4306 Spanish Applied Linguistics: 3 semester hours.

Practical study of the application of linguistics to the teaching of Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, literature, and culture.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 and SPAN 3320 and SPAN 3321.

SPAN 4343 Special Topics in Spanish: 3 semester hours.

Seminar offers a critical examination of a topic within the instructor's field of specialization. Emphasis on scholarly analysis and research allows students to demonstrate the capacity to bring information, skills, and ideas acquired from the Spanish major and various curricula to bear on a topic or project.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 4399 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or SPAN 2023.