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Spanish Language Courses Spring 2024



In addition to the Spanish 101-102-105, 201-202/224, 301-302, and 401-402 language series, we are offering the following courses:

SPAN 112, 212, 312, and 412 Conversation Courses
These one-credit courses are designed to help students become more comfortable with their Spanish conversation skills through practice in a smaller group than in the classroom setting.

SPAN 224 Spanish Level IV: Business Spanish
This course is a fourth semester course and is equivalent to SPAN 202 in all Spanish plans of study. 
Instructor: Cabrera de Morales, Blanca

SPAN 235 Latin American Short Stories
Reading and discussion of selected masterpieces of Spanish American literature. The course context will change from semester to semester. Knowledge of Spanish not required.
Instrictor: Prof. No, Song

SPAN 241 Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
Reading and discussion of selected poetry, prose, and theater from Spain and Spanish-speaking America; introduction to critical discourse and basic concepts of literary theory. Text, discussion, and written assignments in Spanish.

SPAN 308 Spanish for Heritage Speakers
This course is a continuation of SPAN 30500. It is an advanced grammar course designed for Spanish-English bilinguals exposed to Spanish as a minority/native language during early childhood or adolescence but who have not received formal instruction or education in the language. It aims to develop advanced grammar and writing skills.
Instructor: Gomez Alzate, Edier

SPAN 321 Introduction to Spanish for the Profession
The course will focus on engaging students in real-world scenarios (such as role-play, individualized vocabulary, projects, presentations, etc.) and relevant contexts that will be useful for success in careers in all professional fields. Topics include health & wellness, consumerism & marketing, information technology, education & experience, human resources, and others. 
Instructor: Tenorio, Cecilia 

SPAN 322 Spanish for the Health Professions
This course will prepare students to communicate effectively in their professional field through the study of specialized vocabulary from the health sciences. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in a practical classroom setting as well as discuss cultural, legal, and ethical considerations about the use of Spanish in their interaction with Spanish speakers.
Instructor: Tenorio, Cecilia 

SPAN 323 Humanities- Informed Engineering Technology 
The main goal of this course is to encourage students to think like global engineers by focusing curricular activities on engineering case studies from a humanistic-engineering perspective. The case studies examined in the course may include past, present, and hypothetical engineering successes and failures; analyses will require engineering skills combined with understanding of cultural perspectives of local communities and cultural context (i.e., sociological, anthropological, and historical information and analyses that contribute to cultural understanding). This humanities-infused approach will encourage students to develop a new mindset--a way of seeing current and hypothetical engineering plans, projects, and impacts through local communities' pasts and presents, unique values, perspectives, and daily ways of life. Taught in Spanish.
Instructor: Rios-Rojas, Gabriel 

SPAN 325 Spanish for Engineering and Technology
Intermediate level course directed towards the use of Spanish in the Engineering and Technology professions. It covers specialized vocabulary from the technical fields, as well as communication and culture with the goal of preparing students for an intercultural working environment. Students will further develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in practical contexts and discuss cultural considerations, as well as meet professionals from Spanish-speaking countries. 
Instructor: Rios-Rojas, Gabriel

SPAN 342 Hispanic Literature II: Prose
 Reading of selected novels and short fiction from Spain and Spanish-speaking America in their historical and cultural contexts. Readings, discussion, and papers in Spanish.

SPAN 362 The Structure of Spanish II: Morphology, Lexicology, and Syntax
Linguistic analysis of Spanish, focusing on morphology, lexicology, and syntax. This course will present the grammatical structure of Spanish dealing with word-level phenomena (derivational and inflectional morphology, the lexicon) and phrase- and sentence-level phenomena (constituents, word order, sentence structure, etc.).  
Instructor: Prof. Czerwionka, Lori

SPAN 380 Spanish Language and Culture Abroad
This course must be taken concurrently with participation in an experiential learning opportunity abroad (e.g., study abroad, internship) that requires at least a four-month period abroad in a Spanish-speaking location. The course will guide students to improve their Spanish language abilities and gain cultural knowledge about their experiential learning location. This course, coupled with the immersion experience, will enhance student learning through Spanish language activities and also cultural research projects.
Instructor: Prof. Czerwionka, Lori

SPAN 419 Service Learning
SPAN 419 is a Spanish Service-learning based course and is an extension of the program entitled Ayuda y Aprende.  It is worth one credit and hours must be arranged with the coordinator no later than the first or second week of classes during the semester.  Students must have at least one semester of SPAN 301 or 302 and must have participated in Service-learning (Ayuda y Aprende) for at least one semester prior.  Successful completion of the course includes carrying out the service-learning commitment of 2-hour visits to an assigned partnership for 10 weeks (20 hours per semester).  In addition to the 20 hours of volunteer time, students must choose an independent study project to be completed during the 10 weeks of service-learning and turn it into the coordinator at the assigned time.   SPAN 419 is an independent-study course worth 1 credit, which does not count toward the Spanish major/minor and is graded P/NP.
Instructor: Kely Páez Urbano

SPAN 419 Directed Tutoring
It is a guided practicum in tutoring peers in Spanish.  As an independent-study course (worth 1 or 2 credits), it does not count towards a major or a minor in Spanish.  The hours (two per credit) must be arranged with the course coordinator no later than the second week of classes.  The program runs from week 3 through Dead Week.  Students may not enroll for more than 2 credits or more than twice.  Prospective candidates must have completed Spanish 301 or 302 and are selected based on an interview in Spanish with the coordinator.
Instructor: Tatiana Elistratova

SPAN 424 Business Spanish
The objective of the course is to better prepare the students to meet the challenge of a future global economy and international cooperation. After this course, the students will have acquired a functional use of Spanish in the world of business from a Hispanic cultural perspective and will have developed conceptual and perceptual knowledge about certain areas of international business. Course offered distance learning only.
Instructor: Blanca Cabrera

SPAN 480 Spanish Civilization 
The study of modern Spanish life, with special emphasis on social institutions and customs. Lectures in Spanish.
Instructor: Prof. Kim, Yonsoo

SPAN 483 Latin American Culture   
Study of Latin American cultures and U.S. Latino culture, from pre-Columbian times to the present. The course will focus on selected aspects of the cultures of Latin American groups. Conducted in Spanish
Instructor: Prof. Kinnally, Cara

SPAN 485 Food and Culture Hispanish World
Advanced-level language and culture course about food culture in the Spanish-speaking world. It covers gastronomy, celebrations, history, art, mythology, and other aspects of daily life related to the culinary traditions of the Hispanic countries. Students will further develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities in Spanish. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills in practical contexts and discuss cultural considerations, as well as participate in some hands-on cooking experience.
Instructor: Tenorio, Cecilia

SPAN 551 Spanish American Literature 19th Century 
A survey of Spanish American literature of the 19th century. Reading and discussion of a number of representative works as well as excerpts from several others.
Instructor: Prof. Dixon, Paul

SPAN 561 Structure Spanish I: Phonetics, Phonology, And Dialectology
Linguistic analysis of Spanish phonology, phonetics, and dialectology. Selected topics within the areas of Spanish sociolinguistics and language acquisition. Each of these topics will be approached from a theoretical and contrastive Spanish/English perspective. 
Instructor: Prof. Olson, Daniel J.

SPAN 562 The Structure of Spanish: Morphology, Lexicology, And Syntax 
Linguistic analysis of Spanish focusing on morphology, lexicology, and syntax. This course will present the grammatical structure of Spanish dealing with word-level phenomena (derivational and inflectional morphology, the lexicon) and phrase- and sentence-level phenomena (constituents, word order, sentence structure, etc.).
Instructor: Prof. Cuza-Blanco, Alejandro

SPAN 596 Language Acquisition
Instructor: Prof. Cuza-Blanco, Alejandro

SPAN 659W Modern Spanish Women Writers 
Instructor: Prof. Sanchez-Llama, Inigo

SPAN 69800 Research MA Thesis

SPAN 69800 Research Ph.D. Thesis