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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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Spanish (SPAN)

Canadian Studies (CDNS), Chicano Riqueño Studies (CHRI), Comparative Literature (CMLT), French (FREN), Linguistics (LING), Spanish and Portuguese (HISP), and Spanish (SPAN) courses are listed in separate sections.

SPAN S100 Elementary Spanish I(4 cr.)
Introduction to present-day Spanish, basic structural patterns, and functional vocabulary. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

SPAN S150 Elementary Spanish II(4 cr.)
Introduction to present-day Spanish, basic structural patterns, and functional vocabulary. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

SPAN S160 Spanish for Health Care Personnel (3 cr.)
Students learn to explain procedures, medication, and diagnoses when faced with a variety of medical situations involving Spanish-speaking patients and families. Through vocabulary, grammar, illustrations, dialogues, exercises, and cultural notes, the course prepares health professionals to communicate better with Spanish-speaking patients. May be taken concurrently with other Spanish language courses but cannot serve as a replacement for any of these courses and does not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirements. (Occasionally)

SPAN S200 Second-Year Spanish I(3 cr.)
P: SPAN S150 or equivalent. Continuation of SPAN S100-SPAN S150, with increased emphasis on communication skills and selected readings on aspects of Hispanic culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

SPAN S205 Spanish for Health Care Personnel (3 cr.)
Students learn to explain procedures, medication, and diagnoses when faced with a variety of medical situations involving Spanish-speaking patients and families. Through vocabulary, grammar, illustrations, dialogues, exercises, and cultural notes, the course prepares health professionals to communicate better with Spanish-speaking patients. May be taken concurrently with other Spanish language courses but cannot serve as a replacement for any of these courses and does not satisfy College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirements. (Occasionally)

SPAN S230 Cervantes’ Don Quixote in Translation (3 cr.)
Detailed textual analysis of Cervantes’ masterpiece, with readings and class discussion on its relationship to the Renaissance and the development of the world novel. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)

SPAN S231 Spanish-American Fiction in Translation (3 cr.)
Reading and discussion of selected novels and short stories in English translation. Emphasis on cultural values as expressed through the work of representative Spanish-American prose fiction writers. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)

SPAN S240 Modern Spanish Literature in Translation (3 cr.)
Readings from authors such as Unamuno, Cela, Alonso, García Lorca, Jiménez, Pérez de Ayala, and Ortega y Gasset. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)

SPAN S241 Golden Age Literature in Translation (3 cr.)
Masterpieces of Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Representative authors include: Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Garcilaso, Quevedo, Calderón, Fray Luís de León, San Juan de la Cruz, and Góngora. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)

SPAN S250 Second-Year Spanish II(3 cr.)
P: SPAN S200 or equivalent. Continuation of SPAN S200, with increased emphasis on communication skills and selected readings on aspects of Hispanic culture. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)

SPAN S251 Modern Spain (3 cr.)
The culture of Spain from 1700 to the present: painting, sculpture, architecture, tauromachy, manners, and customs. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)

SPAN S260 Introduction to Hispanic Film (3 cr.)
Hispanic culture in film. Cinematic techniques used to portray Hispanic culture. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)

SPAN S284 Women in Hispanic Culture (3 cr.)
Images, roles, and themes involving women in Hispanic literature. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)

SPAN S290 Topics in Hispanic Culture (3 cr.)
Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre in Hispanic culture. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic. No credit in Spanish. (Occasionally)

SPAN S301 The Hispanic World I(3 cr.)
P: SPAN S250 or equivalent. Study of Hispanic literature and culture through the analysis and discussion of representative literary works from Spain. Includes an introduction to narrative, poetry, and theater. Taught in Spanish. SPAN S301 and SPAN S302 may be taken out of sequence. (Every third semester)

SPAN S302 The Hispanic World II(3 cr.)
P: SPAN S250 or equivalent. Study of Hispanic literature and culture through the analysis and discussion of representative works from Spanish America. Includes an introduction to narrative, poetry, and theater. Taught in Spanish. SPAN S301 and SPAN S302 may be taken out of sequence. (Every third semester)

SPAN S311 Spanish Grammar (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S250 or equivalent. This course is designed to integrate the four basic language skills into a review of the major points of Spanish grammar. Course work will combine grammar exercises with brief compositions based on a reading assignment and class discussion in Spanish. Sentence exercises will be corrected and discussed in class. (Fall)

SPAN S312 Written Composition in Spanish (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S250 or equivalent. This course integrates the four basic language skills into a structured approach to composition. Some review of selected points of Spanish grammar will be included. Each student will write a weekly composition, increasing in length as the semester progresses. Emphasis will be on correct usage, vocabulary building, and stylistic control. (Spring)

SPAN S317 Spanish Conversation and Diction (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S250 or equivalent. Intensive controlled conversation correlated with readings, reports, debates, and group discussions. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall, Summer II)

SPAN S408 Survey of Spanish Literature II(3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301-SPAN S302. A historical survey of Spanish literature that covers the main current of Spain’s literary history in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Readings in prose, poetry, and drama by Larra, Perez Galdos, Unamuno, Lorca, and other representative writers. (Occasionally)

SPAN S409 Topics in Spanish Language (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S311 or consent of instructor. Studies in special topics not ordinarily covered in other departmental courses. Topics may include the linguistic analysis of the structure of Spanish (syntax, phonology, morphology), aspects of bilingualism, and language and usage as they pertain to teaching. May be repeated once for credit. (Occasionally)

SPAN S410 Contemporary Hispanic Culture and Conversation (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S317 or equivalent. Preparation and presentation of oral reports; group discussions. Topic may vary. Goals are to maintain and develop oral proficiency and to examine some aspect of contemporary Hispanic civilization. Written research projects may be required. May be repeated once with permission of instructor. (Occasionally)

SPAN S411 Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301 or equivalent. A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spain. (Occasionally)

SPAN S412 Spanish America: Cultural Context (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S302 or equivalent. A course to integrate historical, social, political, and cultural information about Spanish America. (Occasionally)

SPAN S413 Hispanic Culture in the U.S. (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S302 or equivalent. The Hispanic heritage of the United States. Hispanic-American art, music, architecture, popular culture, and language. (Occasionally)

SPAN S420 Modern Spanish-American Prose Fiction (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301-SPAN S302 or equivalent. Spanish-American prose fiction from late nineteenth-century modernism to the present. (Occasionally)

SPAN S421 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S311-SPAN S312 or equivalent. Selected grammar review and intensive practice in effective use of the written language. (Occasionally)

SPAN S426 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S311 or consent of instructor. General aspects of Spanish linguistics: traditional, descriptive, historical and dialectal. (Occasionally)

SPAN S428 Applied Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S311 or consent of instructor. Analysis of linguistics and cultural elements of Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics as they bear on teaching. (Occasionally)

SPAN S435 Literatura chicana y puertorriqueña (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301-SPAN S302 or equivalent. Reading and discussion of works produced in Spanish by representative Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Cuban authors of the United States. Cultural values and traditions that are reflected in the oral and written literature will be studied. (Occasionally)

SPAN S450 Don Quixote (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301-SPAN S302 or equivalent. Detailed analysis of Cervantes’s novel. Life and times of the author. Importance of the work to the development of the novel as an art form. (Occasionally)

SPAN S470 Women and Hispanic Literature (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301-SPAN S302 or equivalent. The Hispanic woman and her cultural context as seen through literary texts. Topics include female authors, images of women in literature, and feminist criticism. (Occasionally)

SPAN S474 Hispanic Literature and Society (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301-SPAN S302 or equivalent. Writers and their works within the social, political, economic, and cultural context. Specific topic to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Occasionally)

SPAN S479 Mexican Literature (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301- SPAN S302 or equivalent. Mexican literature from independence to present. (Occasionally)

SPAN S490 Topics in Hispanic Literature (3 cr.)
P: SPAN S301-SPAN S302 or equivalent. Examination of various areas of Spanish and Spanish-American literature. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Specific topic to be announced in Schedule of Classes. (Occasionally)

SPAN S494 Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies (1-3 cr.)
P: consent of department. May be repeated. (Fall, Spring)

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