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Courses - Fall 2017
SPAN
Spanish Department Site
SPAN103
Intensive Elementary Spanish
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Credit only granted for: SPAN102 or SPAN103.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.
SPAN203
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: SPAN103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.
SPAN204
Spanish Grammar Review
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: SPAN203; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Not open to fluent/native speakers of Spanish.
An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.
SPAN206
Review of Oral and Written Spanish for Native Speakers Educated in the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must have native or near native knowledge of oral Spanish; and must have no formal education in Spanish.
Review of oral and written Spanish for students who have native or near-native ability in Spanish, but have never studied it in a formal setting.
Offered fall only.
SPAN207
Reading and Writing in Spanish
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B+ in SPAN203; or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN204; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Selected readings with emphasis on reading comprehension and the development of reading strategies. Work in composition writing and a review of selected grammatical topics. Complements material of SPAN204.
SPAN234
Issues in Latin American Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: PORT234, LASC234.
Credit only granted for: SPAN234, PORT234, or LASC234.
Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.
SPAN234H
Issues in Latin American Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: PORT234, LASC234.
Credit only granted for: SPAN234, PORT234, or LASC234.
Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.
Open to Honor students only.
SPAN301
Advanced Grammar and Composition I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN207.
Practice of complex grammatical structures through reading and writing of compositions and essays. Specific lexical, syntactic, rhetorical, and stylistic devices will be highlighted.
SPAN303
Approaches to Cultural Materials in the Hispanic World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: SPAN207; or permission of instructor.
Development of proficiency in critical thought through the reading, viewing, and analytical discussion of major genres and styles of cultural materials selected from Spanish-speaking world. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN306
Spanish II for Native Speakers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN206.
Practice of complex grammatical structures through reading and writing of compositions and essays. Specific lexical, syntactic, rhetorical and stylistic devices will be highlighted. Designed for Spanish speakers educated in English.
SPAN310
(Perm Req)
Spanish Phonetics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; and permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Descriptive study of the Spanish sound system. Practice in phonetic perception, transcription, and articulation. Particular attention to sentence phonetics; juncture, rhythm, stress, pitch.
SPAN311
Advanced Conversation I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN204 or SPAN211; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Further development of listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Opportunity to develop oral fluency, improve pronunciation and increase vocabulary. Individual and/or group oral presentations.
SPAN315
Commercial Spanish I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Business Spanish terminology, vocabulary and practices. Emphasis on everyday spoken and written Spanish. Readings and discussions of Spanish commercial topics. May include exposure to Spanish commercial topics. May include exposure to Spanish business environments.
Offered fall only.
SPAN316
Practicum in Translation I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Translation of non-literary, non-technical texts into Spanish and/or English.
Offered fall only.
SPAN318
Translation of Technical Texts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SPAN331
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature I: Medieval Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN325 or SPAN321.
Credit only granted for: SPAN321, SPAN325, or SPAN331.
The exploration of cultures of the Iberian Peninsula from its origins until the 15th century as well as the study of historical and political events that gave rise to the Spanish state. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN333
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature III: Modern Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN322 or SPAN326.
Credit only granted for: SPAN322, SPAN326, or SPAN333.
An overview of cultural and literary production of Spain from the late 17th century through the present day, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, religious and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN359B
(Perm Req)
Spanish for the Professions; Spanish in the Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN 316. As the Latina/o population grows in the U.S. and the D.C. metro area, speaking Spanish is a plus, if not a must, in many professions. SPAN 359B will expose you to Latin@ demographics, cultures, communities, and work opportunities. This semester well work in College Park to develop educational materials, parent ESL classes, and tutoring sessions for students. As part of a 9-10 hour service-learning requirement (date/times TBD), students will have the opportunity to work in a local school, teaching English to parents and tutoring children. This class is ideal for students interested in careers in education, social services, translation / interpretation, communication, business, etc. Class format consists of lecture, discussion, blogging, digital storytelling, and collaborative group work in and outside of the classroom. Taught in Spanish and English as part of a Bilingual Series of classes.
SPAN359C
Spanish for the Professions; Spanish in the Life Sciences
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SPAN361
Latin American Literatures and Cultures I: From Pre-Columbian to Colonial Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN323 or SPAN346.
Credit only granted for: SPAN361, SPAN323, or SPAN346.
Overview of cultural history of Latin America from pre-Columbian civilizations to the Colonial period, exploring the foundations of the Spanish American cultural and literary tradition to approximately 1770. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN361H
(Perm Req)
Latin American Literatures and Cultures I: From Pre-Columbian to Colonial Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN323 or SPAN346.
Credit only granted for: SPAN361, SPAN323, or SPAN346.
Overview of cultural history of Latin America from pre-Columbian civilizations to the Colonial period, exploring the foundations of the Spanish American cultural and literary tradition to approximately 1770. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN363
Latin American Literatures and Cultures III: From Modernism to Neo-Liberalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN324 or SPAN347.
Credit only granted for: SPAN324, SPAN347, or SPAN363.
An overview of cultural and literary production of Latin America from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN399
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Spanish
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN408R
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; Central American Diasporas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as USLT418C. Credit granted for SPAN408R or USLT418C.

Focus is placed on Central American Diasporas in the context of modern Central American societies, histories, (geo)politics, social and revolutionary movements, and cultural and literary production. It offers students an opportunity to learn more about Central America and its diasporic communities within and beyond the isthmus. Located between oceans, continents, and worldviews, the Central American isthmus has been a site of dispersion and cross-pollination of flora, fauna, peoples, cultures, and stories within and outside of the region. Covering El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, and their translocations, we will study representative Central American texts and critical diasporic literature in relation to exile, (im)migration, war, genocide, violence, transnationalism, globalization, among other topics.
SPAN415
Commercial Spanish II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN315; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Business Spanish terminology, vocabulary and practices. Emphasis on everyday spoken and written Spanish. Readings and discussions of international topics. Cross-cultural considerations relative to international business operations, including exporting and banking.
SPAN425
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics I: Basic Concepts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
This course begins with an introduction to general concepts in linguistics, from language function and the brain to communication, culture, and thought, and their relation to other disciplines in the social sciences. The main purpose of this course is to provide an overview of Hispanic linguistics through multiple perspectives, while exploring the areas of Spanish morphology, syntax, and semantics. This course will also focus on the structural tendencies of Spanish through a variety of practical activities.
Also offered as SPAN625. Credit granted for SPAN425 or SPAN625.
SPAN427
Visions and Fictions from Spain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: SPAN331, SPAN332, or SPAN333; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of ARHU-Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literatures department.
Also offered as: FILM427.
Credit only granted for: FILM427 or SPAN427.
Overview of Spanish Cinema from the end of the 19th century through present day Spain. Exploration of the production of literary and cinematic texts in their sociohistorical, political, religious and cultural contexts. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN478B
Special Topics in United States Latino Cultures; Spanish in the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SPAN479
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN495
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must be in Spanish and Portuguese Honors; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Supervised reading.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN625
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics I:Basic Concepts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introduction to basic terms and definition in Hispanic Linguistics. Fundamental aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics.
Also offered as SPAN425. Credit granted for SPAN425 or SPAN625.
SPAN699
Independent Study in Spanish
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN798T
Open Seminar; Caribbean Archipelago: Politics, Infrapolitics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SPAN798V
Open Seminar; History of Spanish
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SPAN798W
Open Seminar; Spanish Drama of the Golden Age (From Cervantes to Calderon)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SPAN798Z
Open Seminar; Indispensible Writers I: Cities and Travellers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SPAN799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.