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  Spanish Courses Spring 2019

SPAN 101 Spanish Level I
This course is reserved exclusively for students who have had less than 2 years of Spanish at the ninth-grade level or above. Departmental permission is required. After this course you will have acquired a Hispanic cultural perspective and basic survival skills in Spanish for most everyday situations.    

SPAN 102 Spanish Level II
Continuation of SPAN 101. After this course you will have acquired functional skills in Spanish for most common situations, as well as a better understanding of Hispanic culture.

SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish Conversation
Development of oral skills for self-expression. Guided practice in conversation to enhance communicative competence. Small group; discussions in Spanish on various topics.  Not open to students enrolled in or having credit for SPAN 20100 or above.

SPAN 201 Spanish Level III
SPAN 201 is the first-semester course at the intermediate level. The objective of this course is to provide students with a broader working knowledge of the skills learned in the beginning levels of Spanish. Students will practice and develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural literacy skills through continual interaction in the target language. Upon completing this course, students should be able to: 1) express themselves in Spanish both orally and in written work on a wide variety of everyday topics; 2) understand enough native conversation in Spanish to comprehend the main ideas and extract some details; 3) read and understand basic authentic texts; and 4) be familiar with a variety of cultural topics from the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 202 Spanish Level IV
SPAN 202 is the second-semester course at the intermediate level. The objective of this course is to reinforce and expand upon the skills learned in SPAN 201. Students will further practice and develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural literacy skills through continual interaction in the target language. Upon completing this course, students should be able to: 1) more fluently and accurately express themselves in Spanish both orally and in written work on a wide variety of everyday topics; 2) more easily understand the main ideas and details of native conversation in Spanish; 3) more easily read and understand authentic texts; and 4) be familiar with a variety of cultural topics from the Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
Development of oral skills for self-expression.  Guided practice in Spanish conversation to enhance communicative competence.  Small group discussions is Spanish on various topics.

SPAN 301 Spanish Level V
This is an advanced Spanish course for students who have already developed basic and intermediate language skills. The goals of this course are to develop the formal knowledge of Spanish grammar, reading and writing skills. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.    

SPAN 302 Spanish Level VI
This course is a continuation of SPAN 301. The goals are to further develop the formal knowledge of Spanish grammar, reading and writing skills. The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

SPAN 401 Spanish Level VII
Advanced work on development of Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, focusing on materials dealing primarily with culture and the arts in the Spanish-speaking countries. Conducted primarily in Spanish.     

SPAN 402 Spanish Level VIII
Further advanced work on development of Spanish speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities. Course materials will cover a variety of topic illustrated by film and other media, both print and non-print. Conducted primarily in Spanish.  

SPANISH COURSES FOR SPRING 2019

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

SPAN 112, 212, 312 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 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 Advanced 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: Hamad Zahonero, Nuur

SPAN 321 Introduction to Spanish for the Professions 
The course will focus on engaging students in real-world scenarios (such as role play, individualized vocabulary and 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: TBD

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: TBD

SPAN 342 Hispanic Literature II: Prosa
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
Instructor: Prof. No, Song

SPAN 362 The Structure of Spanish II: Morphology, Lexicology, and Sintax
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, Alejandro

SPAN 398 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 meeting professionals from Spanish speaking countries. 
Instructor: Rios, Gabriel

SPAN 415 Spanish Translation & Interpretation
Introduction to the Translation and Interpretation Studies field for Spanish speakers. High level of competence in Spanish required. Overview of translation theory, methodology, and practice both in class and in real settings. Includes a service learning component. Conducted in English and Spanish.
Instructor: Cecilia Tenorio

SPAN 419 (CRN 52979) 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.  A 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 in to 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 (CRN 10287) 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: Soledad Morales-Serrano

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 into the world of business from a Hispanic cultural perspective, and will have developed conceptual and perceptual knowledge about certain areas of international business. Course also offered distance learning.
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. No, Song

SPAN 498 Food and Culture in the Hispanic 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: Cecilia Tenorio

SPAN 543 Spanish Literature of 18th & 19th Century
The development of Spanish peninsular literature from Neoclassicism to Realism. Reading, analysis, and discussion of a representative selection of works of the periods.
Instructor: Prof. Sanchez-Llama, Inigo

SPAN 551 Spanish American Literature of the Nineteenth Century 
A survey of Spanish American literature of the nineteenth century. Reading and discussion of a number of representative works as well as excerpts from several others.
Instructor: Prof. Kinnally, Cara

SPAN 563 History of the Spanish Language
Development of Spanish since the Ancient Latin period, taking into account influences of other cultures and languages; Spanish in relation to Latin and other Romance languages; basic principles of language change; language change underlying differences between American and Peninsular Spanish.
Instructor: Prof. Hamad Zahonero, Nuur

SPAN 564 Spanish Sociolinguistics
This course addresses the linguistic variation found at all linguistic levels of Spanish (e.g., phonetics, morphology, syntax) that is explained through social variation (e.g., socio-economic status, race, gender). Regional varieties of Spanish in Latin America, the U.S., and Peninsular societies will be studied. Related topics are style and identity, language attitudes, discourse analysis, and pragmatics. All classes will be conducted in Spanish
Instructor: Hamad Zahonero, Nuur

SPAN 659 Racial Uplift: Afro Cuba's Connction with Booker T.
This course will concentrate on the interactions between Afro Cubans and African Americans at the beginning of the 20th century. The ideology of racial uplift will be discussed, especially its interpretations and the applications among the black Cuban elite and African Americans at the end of the 19th century. We will enter the debate between Booker T Washington and Carter G Woodson, WEB DuBois, among others, who opposed Washington’s pedagogy of Industrial Education, as we compare and contrast the debate among the black Cuban elite.
Instructor: Prof. Stinchcomb, Dawn

SPAN 679 Heritage Teaching Language & Development
Instructor: Prof. Cuza, Alejandro

SPAN 679 Materials Development for Language Teaching
Instructor: Prof. Neary-Sundquist, Colleen

 

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