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Courses - Spring 2018
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
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Native or near native knowledge of and no formal education in Spanish.
Review of oral and written Spanish for students who have native or near native knowledge of, but no formal education in Spanish. Taught in Spanish.
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.
SPAN229R
Selected Topics in Latin American Culture; Engaging "Glocal" Communities and Languages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as SLLC299P. Credit only granted for SLLC299P or SPAN229R.

Ever wonder how Prince George's County came to be home to people from around the world? Why more than 162 world languages are spoken in the County? Are you interested in learning about the "worlding" of PG County and the migratory routes that intersect in College Park? In this class, we will explore the changing demographics and rich cultural and linguistic diversity of our area. As part of a 9-10 hour service-learning requirement (2-3pm Th and or Fri), 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 will consist of lecture, discussion, blogging, digital storytelling, and collaborative group work in and outside of the classroom. Taught in English.
SPAN235
Issues in Latin American Studies II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: PORT235, LASC235.
Credit only granted for: SPAN235, PORT235, or LASC235.
Major issues shaping Latin American and Caribbean societies including the changing constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and class as well as expressions of popular cultures and revolutionary practices. A continuation of SPAN/PORT/LASC234, but completion of 234 is not a prerequisite. Taught in English.
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: SPAN301; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN311 or SPAN316.
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 for Heritage Speakers II
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. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN307
Oral Communication Skills for Heritage Speakers of Spanish
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Native or near native knowledge of and no formal education in Spanish.
Development of techniques for formal public speaking in Spanish. Writing and delivering oral presentations for varied audiences and purposes. Includes strategies for organization, the use of rhetorical patterns, and the development of effective discourse. Designed for Heritage speakers of Spanish with native or near native knowledge of Spanish, but no formal education in Spanish. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN311
Advanced Communication I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN303.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Further development of listening, speaking, and writing skills in Spanish. Opportunity to develop oral and written fluency, improve pronunciation and increase vocabulary. Individual and/or group oral presentations. Taught in Spanish.
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.
SPAN316
(Perm Req)
Spanish Translation I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN301; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN303.
Translation of texts into Spanish and/or English. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN318
Translation of Technical Texts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN316.
SPAN332
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature II: Renaissance and Baroque
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
An overview of cultural and literary production of Spain from the late 15th through late 17th centuries, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, religious and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN333
Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature III: Modern Times
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
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.
SPAN362
Latin American Literatures and Cultures II: From Independence to Nation Formation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
An overview of cultural and literary production of Latin America from the 18th Century to approximately 1900, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, and cultural contexts and development. 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: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
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.
SPAN371
Spanish for the Health Professions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and (SPAN311 or SPAN316).
Credit only granted for: SPAN371 or SPAN389A.
Formerly: SPAN389A.
Exploration of cultural and linguistic skills for the health professions including vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and strategies. No experience in the professional area necessary. 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.
SPAN408A
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; Queer Spain and Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course will explore discursive representations of individuals from the Spanish-speaking world who in some aspect did not present themselves as heteronormative or who were judged as raros (queer) by society. Putting a critical lens to art, drama, fiction, film, and journalism, we will interrogate what it means to be (ab)normal in terms of gender expression, sexuality, and anatomical sex in Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin America at critical junctures in history. One of the principal purposes of this course is to define what queer means from a current critical perspective and how criticism can serve as a tool to analyze cultural discourse. We will also examine how the historical debates regarding genitalia, masculinity, femininity, and sexuality evolved from a moralist perspective to a medico-legal one over time.
SPAN408B
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; Puerto Rican Contemporary Culture and Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SPAN408C
Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; North American Neomedievalism: The US East Coast and 16th Century Spain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SPAN415
Commercial Spanish II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN370; 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.
SPAN422
Intercultural Communication and Negotiation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: SPAN370 OR SPAN371 OR SPAN373 OR SPAN 374.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Focuses on the relationship of language and culture of those operating in world markets. Particular attention will be given to intercultural communication, linguistic systems, culture specific perceptions of, and negotiation with, the Spanish-speaking world. Taught in Spanish.
SPAN426
Hispanic Linguistics III: Language in Use
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN303; and SPAN311 or SPAN316 or SPAN325.
Also offered as: SPAN626.
Credit only granted for: SPAN426 or SPAN626.
Designed for students without previous experience in Linguistics. Focus on language variation and use, linguistic change, and bilingualism. Taught in Spanish.
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.
SPAN699
Independent Study in Spanish
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPAN798R
Open Seminar; Interpretation in Theory and Practice: The Case of Roberto Bolano
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SPAN798X
Open Seminar; Nation/State/Subjectivity: Revisiting Modernity in Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
SPAN798Y
Open Seminar; Cinema from Spain: Auteurist and National Tensions
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
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SPAN899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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