Undergraduate Spanish

Course BoK Description Fall SPG OCC

SPG = Spring

OCC = Occasionaly

Please note that occasionally some courses, particularly those at the 3000/4000 level, may be offered in a semester other than indicated.
SPAN 1001 HU DC

Basic Spanish I is a first course in a two-course sequence of intensive basic Spanish language and culture: emphasis in speaking, listening, reading, writing and the Spanish-speaking cultures. Students learn through communicative activities in the classroom. This course counts toward the foreign language requirement.

Completion of the 1001-1002 sequence fulfills various college language requirements. Students should confirm the language requirement with their home college.

This course also offers online sections fall, spring, and summer semesters.

 
SPAN 1002 HU DC

Basic Spanish II is a second course in a two-course sequence of intensive basic Spanish language and culture: further emphasis in speaking, listening, reading, writing and Spanish-speaking cultures. In addition to learning through communicative activities in the classroom, students engage in basic conversation. This course fulfills the foreign language requirement.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or SPAN 1012

Completion of the 1001-1002 sequence fulfills various college language requirements. Students should confirm the language requirement with their home college

This coures also offers online sections fall, spring, and summer semesters.

 
SPAN 1011 HU DC

Extended Basic Spanish I is the first course of a four-course sequence of basic Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures.  Students learn basic speaking, listening, reading and writing at a more relaxed pace than in the intensive basic Spanish sequence. Attention is also paid to communicative, contextualized learning in the classroom. This course counts toward the foreign language requirement.

Completion of the 1011 through 1014 sequence fulfills various college language requirements. Students should confirm the language requirement with their home college.

   
SPAN 1012 HU DC

Extended Basic Spanish II is the second course of a four-course sequence of basic Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures.  Students learn basic speaking, listening, reading and writing at a more relaxed pace than in the intensive basic Spanish sequence. Students actively learn through communicative activities in the classroom. Increasing attention is paid to basic conversational skills. This course counts toward the foreign language requirement.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1011

Completion of the 1011 through 1014 sequence fulfills various college language requirements. Students should confirm the language requirement with their home college.

   
SPAN 1013 HU DC

Extended Basic Spanish III is the third course of a four-course sequence of basic Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures.  Students continue to learn basic speaking, listening, reading and writing at a more relaxed pace than in the intensive basic Spanish sequence. Students actively learn through communicative activities in the classroom. Increasing attention is paid to basic conversational skills and cultural awareness. This course counts toward the foreign language requirement.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or SPAN 1012

Completion of the 1011 through 1014 sequence fulfills various college language requirements. Students should confirm the language requirement with their home college.

   
SPAN 1014 HU DC

Extended Basic Spanish IV is the fourth and final course of the four-course sequence of basic Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures.  Students learn increasingly complex speaking, writing, listening and reading skills, while at a more relaxed pace than in the intensive basic Spanish sequence. Students actively learn through communicative activities in the classroom. Increasing attention is paid to basic conversational skills and cultural awareness. The successful completion of this course fulfills the foreign language requirement.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1013

Completion of the 1011 through 1014 sequence fulfills various college language requirements. Students should confirm the language requirement with their home college.

   
SPAN 1041   Freshman Seminar: Spanish Topics is a study of a selected topic in Spanish/Latin American literature and culture. An introduction to the topic, its theoretical implications, and the most important representations will be provided. Several important cultural aspects will be studied in detail and will be analyzed from the point of view of the topic under study. Topic will vary from term to term.    
SPAN 1081 HU DC Spain World Cultures introduces students to the cultures of Spain and everyday customs including traditions, celebrations, family, religion, food, music, and the arts. The course of Spanish history will be examined to discover the interrelations of history, everyday customs, tradition and regional cultures and how they shaped present-day Spain. This course is taught in English.    
SPAN 1082 HU DC Mexico World Cultures introduces students to the cultures of Mexico and the political, cultural, and social traditions regarding family, death, religion, celebrations, food, music, and the arts. Inasmuch as the culture of Mexico is heavily shaped by its history, a great deal of the course is spent studying the history of Mexico and how it has impacted the Mexican people and their way of life. This course is taught in English.    
SPAN 1083 HU DC US Latino Culture introduces students to the cultures of Latinos living in the US, and the trends and changes in the interrelationships among the diverse groups.  The course will examine Latino history and the causes for migration of many Latinos to the United States. The mixture of Latino traditions including food, music and dance and their impact in the US will also be explored. This course is taught in English.    
SPAN 1086 HU DC Central American Culture introduces students to Central America and its development, using language as a foundational principle for understanding the region. Inasmuch as present-day Central America, its arts, and literature are so heavily shaped by its history, particularly the influence  of the Spanish, a great deal of the course will be spent upon the relationship of its history, language and literature, and the arts and their impact on the politics, civilization, and the accomplishments of Central America. Taught in English.    
SPAN 1087 HU DC Tasting Spain: A Gastronomical Approach to Its Culture and Identity will explore the culture and identity of Spain through its culinary history. By reading and studying a wide array of documents about the gastronomy of Spain throughout the ages (cookbooks and gastronomical treaties, among others), students will gain a deep knowledge and understanding of Spain's cultural identity. In this course, students will "taste" Spain at both the literal and metaphorical levels, learning about the historical processes that have shaped this European country to give it its particular flavor today. This course will be taught in English. Reading knowledge of Spanish is recommended, but it is not a requisite.    
SPAN 1091 FA HU The Art and Music of Spain: The cultural heritage of Spain, influenced by Spain's geography and history as a connection between Africa and Europe and its status as a colonial power, is reflected in its distinctive art and music,  from the traditional (flamenco, classical guitar, El Greco, Goya) to the avant-garde (Picasso, Dalí, Buñuel). This course examines Spanish art, music, and film from various periods as a means of understanding the history of Spain and the traditions of the Spanish culture. Taught in English.    
SPAN 1092 FA Frida Kahlo’s Mexico: Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has become an international cultural icon. Kahlo's many self-portraits and other work document her life (and in particular her experience as a woman) as well as portraying Mexican culture, geography, and history. This course provides an overview of Mexican muralism and social realism and will examine the culture and history of Mexico contemporaneous to Frida. This course is taught in English.    
SPAN 2011

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Spanish for Social Work and Health Care Services I is an intermediate level course will develop specific vocabulary and cultural skills necessary to work in social services and health related fields. The course will consist of three one-hour classes and a two-hour on-site practice each week in a local agency that serves the Hispanic population. This course is taught in Spanish.    
SPAN 2012 SE HU Spanish for Social Work and Health Care Services II will expand upon vocabulary, cultural skills, and practices learned in Spanish for Social Work and Health Care Services. Previously learned skills will be refined and further developed, and additional skills will be introduced and developed. The course will consist of three one-hour classes and a two-hour onsite practice each week in a local agency that serves the Hispanic population. This course is taught in Spanish.  
SPAN 2015 HU DC Spanish Composition and Conversation I is the first in a two-course sequence of the second year of Spanish. In this course students develop and expand on basic linguistic forms and functions. First year skills are deepened and applied to the development of conversation and composition in Spanish in order to develop communicative competence. The cultural component of this course is treated in an increasingly sophisticated way through student exploration in writing as well as through oral performance.

 

Prerequisite: SPAN 1002 or 1014.

 

 
SPAN 2016 HU DC

Spanish Composition and Conversation II is the second in a two-course sequence of the second year of Spanish. In this course students build on their knowledge and use of previously learned linguistic forms and functions. Students advance in their comprehension, reading, writing, and oral production skills. Activities, readings, and writing assignments become more elaborate. Compositions become longer and oral presentations become more specific and formal. The cultural component of this course is treated in an increasingly sophisticated way through student analysis in writing as well as through oral performance.

Prerequisite: SPAN 1002 or 1014.

 
SPAN 3001 HU DC

Spanish Grammar and Composition is aimed at intermediate Spanish students and is intended to broaden students' knowledge of Spanish and Latin American culture as well as teach and develop grammar and vocabulary necessary for good writing in Spanish.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2016

Required for both the Spanish major and minor.

 
SPAN 3002 HU DC

Speaking in Spanish is an intermediate course in Spanish highlighting cultural topics. Emphasis is placed on grammar, conversation, and Spanish syntax for the development of students' speaking proficiency. Oral skills will be strengthened by reviewing and learning grammatical structures and applying them to conversational Spanish.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2016

Required for both the Spanish major and minor.

 
SPAN 3011   Spanish Phonetics is designed to improve students' perception and production of Spanish speech-sounds while providing them with foundations needed for future studies of linguistics. It covers topics in the system of human speech-sounds, the sound system of Spanish, the perception and production of Spanish sounds, and the dialectal variations of Spanish pronunciations. The application of theoretical and practical knowledge in the listening and speech-production practices will also be explored.    
SPAN 3021 HU SE

Business Spanish I is the first part of a two-part sequence. This course provides a foundation and practice in language skills and vocabulary needed to conduct business in the Hispanic world. An overview of basic business and cultural concepts including political, economic, social and cultural factors which affect business in the Spanish speaking world, particularly Spain, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, and Central America will be explored.  Students will produce and edit business documents such as letters, e-mails, job applications, checks and bank statements, formal oral and written reports, etc.

Required for the Business Spanish Certificate

   
SPAN 3022 HU SE

Business Spanish II is the second part of a two-part sequence. Business Spanish II continues to provide a foundation and practice in language skills and vocabulary needed to conduct business in the Hispanic world. This sequence will explore the business practices of South America and the Caribbean. Basic business and cultural concepts including political, economic, social and cultural factors which affect business in the Spanish speaking world will be further explored. Students will produce, edit and refine business documents such as résumés, letters, job applications, documents for import and export, formal oral and written reports, etc.

Required for the Business Spanish Certificate

   

SPAN 3031

 

Spanish Film provides students with an understanding of Spain's society and culture through its cinema, while at the same time challenging students to improve written and spoken language skills.  The films selected for this course will provide the starting point for discussions of a variety of issues that affect today's Spain. These issues may include the impact of globalization, immigration and marginalization, history and memory, sexual identity and personal relationships, and health and medical care.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one

Note only one film class counts toward the core elective, a second course will be applied toward Spanish free electives

   

SPAN 3032

 

Latin American Film is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural introduction to Latin American cinema, with attention to film technique, film appreciation and culture, with an emphasis on socio-economic and political issues.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one

Note only one film class counts toward the core elective, a second course will be applied toward Spanish free electives

   

SPAN 3033

  Intermediate Spanish Through Theatre is an intermediate Spanish language course that stresses oral practice of Spanish through dramatized readings and representations of one-act plays, short scenes and original plays written by students themselves.  There is no formal grammar and syntax covered. Instead, grammar and syntax are studied as they arises in a dramatic or living context. Students will present plays in front of fellow student and an invited audience.    
SPAN 3041   Introduction to Hispanic Literature provides a panoramic examination of the most representative literary movements and styles from Spain and Latin America. This course also introduces students to basic techniques of literary analysis while covering a broad range of historical periods and major genres.    
SPAN 3042   Survey of Latin American Literature examines literature from colonial times to the present; the course provides a short introduction to the most representative trends and movements.    
SPAN 3043   Spanish Literature: Medieval through Golden Age is designed to introduce students to the main literary genres (epic poems, picaresque novel, poetry and comedia) and authors of the Spanish Medieval and Golden Age literatures. Students will read selected passages from the most canonical works of these periods and practice close reading and textual commentary.    
SPAN 3044   Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries is a survey of the main literary authors and works of 19th and 20th century Spain.  Different genres, including essays, short stories, and poetry will be read and analyzed. Class discussions will be aimed at understanding the significance of these works within their historical context, as well as their relevance today.    
SPAN 3047   Latin American Literature Post Independence is a survey of the literary expressions of Latin America since independence; this course provides a short introduction to the most representative trends and movements of the post-independence period.    
SPAN 3048   Latin American Literature 20th Century surveys the literary expressions of 20th century Latin America, providing a short introduction to the most representative trends and movements of the 20th century.    
SPAN 3052  

Service Learning: Medical Spanish is designed to provide undergraduate Spanish language students with the opportunity to assist Spanish-speaking families with communication in various health-care situations.  The course will also explore cultural issues and barriers to health-care access experienced by recent immigrants.

Minors in Spanish are permitted three credits in Service Learning; majors are permitted up to six credits of any type of Service Learning.

 
SPAN 3053  

Spring Break Guatemala Service Learning affords students the opportunity to spend spring break in Guatemala working as volunteers on the construction of houses for families through Habitat for Humanity. The course involves linguistic, cultural and environmental immersion and is an ideal introduction to first-hand experience of Hispanic culture. Students will be using and developing their Spanish skills. The course involves academic assignments before, during, and after the Spring Break trip.

Minors in Spanish are permitted three credits in Service Learning; majors are permitted up to six credits of any type of Service Learning.

   
SPAN 3068  

Forgetting the Fallen: Memory in Twentieth Century Spain and Now examines the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and Francoism through the questions raised by later generations. For decades, European writers and historians, as well as policy makers, have been determining, limiting or acknowledging public and cultural memory over World War II, the response to fascism, and decolonization. The course will focus on on-going controversies within Spanish society, especially on questions of responsibility, ideology, faith and politics. This course is taught in English.

Spanish majors are permitted up to six hours of SPAN courses that are taught in English.

   
SPAN 3081  

Las Tres Culturas introduces students to the three major cultures present in Latin America: indigenous, Spanish, and African. Throughout the course students will explore phenomena such as racial mixing and cultural heterogeneity while reflecting upon their own culture. Taught in Spanish.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one

   
SPAN 3082  

Latin America Today is a look at contemporary issues of the Latin American and the events and personages that have contributed to present-day nations of Latin America. The course will amplify students' knowledge of the various cultures of Latin America and help students appreciate a culture different from their own.  Taught in Spanish.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one

   
SPAN 3083  

Spain Today is virtual visit to today's Spain using internet resources in an electronic classroom. Topics included are politics, society, economy, culture, and foreign policy. Using the latest available content, data and statistics, the course covers pressing issues in contemporary Spain such as health care, education, terrorism, religious practices, immigration and unemployment.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one

   
SPAN 3084  

Hispanic Culture US is an introduction to the culture of Hispanics living in the United States. This course has two purposes: 1) to approach the presence of Hispanics in the US as a historical phenomenon, rather than as a purely economic one, and 2) surveying the diversity, scope, culture, identity, impact and geographical distribution of US Hispanics.  Taught in Spanish.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one

   
SPAN 3085  

Spanish Civilization I is a course that examines the development of Spanish societies, polities, and cultures from the earliest Iberian settlement to the early Atlantic period of expansion and modernity through the 16th century.  Taught in English.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one. Only one Spanish Civilization course may be applied toward the core requirements.

Spanish majors are permitted up to six hours of SPAN courses that are taught in English, minors one.

   
SPAN 3086  

Spanish Civilization II traces the rise of modern peninsular Spanish societies from the early Atlantic period to the present, with an emphasis on Spanish culture, institutions, polities, and ideas.  Taught in English.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one. Only one Spanish Civilization course may be applied toward the core requirements.

Spanish majors are permitted up to six hours of SPAN courses that are taught in English, minors one.

   
SPAN 3087  

Latin American Civilization I is a course that examines the development of Latin American societies, polities, and cultures from the pre-Colombian period through the 19th century. Students will be introduced to the process of the formation and construction of Latin American culture with emphasis on its general characteristics and its particular differences. Taught in Spanish.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one. Only one Latin American Civilization course may be applied toward the core requirements.

   
SPAN 3088  

Latin American Civilization II is a continuation of Latin American Civilization I and examines the development of Latin American societies, polities, and cultures from the 20th century to present-day Latin America. Students will explore such aspects as political, religious, linguistic, and racial, among others that identify the specificity of regional subcultures and common traits of these groups. Taught in Spanish.

Core elective – Majors are required three, minors one. Only one Latin American Civilization course may be applied toward the core requirements.

   
SPAN 4001  

Advanced Grammar reviews Spanish grammar points commonly regarded as challenging for English-speaking Spanish learners before they reach an advanced level in Spanish. It also covers Spanish grammar points rarely taught in other Spanish courses, nonetheless, essential for acquiring an advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Through various types of exercises, such as drills, translations, and role-playing, the course aims to facilitate students' continued development of and control over the linguistic aspect of their Spanish language skills.

Prerequisite: Both SPAN 3001 and SPAN 3002

Required for both the Spanish major and minor.

 
SPAN 4002   Advanced Conversation is an advanced oral performance course aimed at development of intermediate to advanced oral skills. The course consists of daily speaking activities including role-play, informal debate, oral argumentation and oral presentations. Assessment techniques based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages guidelines for oral proficiency will be used to assess students' development.    
SPAN 4007   Introduction to Spanish Linguistics presents students to Spanish linguistics, mainly syntax (sentence structure, grammar) and morphology (word formation), from synchronic (contemporary) and, in a very introductory fashion, diachronic (historical) perspectives. This course is designed for students at the intermediate/advanced Spanish language level.    
SPAN 4041  

Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture offer intensive study of a selected topic in Spanish literature and culture.  An introduction to the topic, its theoretical implications, and the most important representations will be provided. Several important literary and cultural artifacts will be studied in detail and will be analyzed from the point of view of the topic under study.

This course is repeatable; the topic changes with each offering.

   
SPAN 4042  

Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture offer an intensive study of a selected topic in Latin American literature and culture. An introduction to the topic, its theoretical implications, and the most important representations will be provided. Several important literary and cultural artifacts will be studied in detail and will be analyzed from the point of view of the topic under study.

This course is repeatable; the topic changes with each offering.

   
SPAN 5001  

Spanish Capstone is the final component of the General Education Requirement.  It allows the student to explore a topic of interest and demonstrate a synthesis of knowledge and skills acquired in the study of Spanish. The capstone, while having a writing component, can have a varied format including performance and/or art. The student develops the project in consultation with a faculty mentor, after receiving prior approval of the faculty advisor and the Undergraduate Director. Students will present their project in a public Capstone Forum.

Required of all Spanish majors.

 
SPAN 5011   Independent Study in Spanish is guided individual research or study and readings on a topic pre-arranged with a professor and approved by the director of undergraduate studies.  
SPAN 5055   Foreign Language Internship combines practical experience working in cooperation with a public or private agency with the student's target language skills. The experience will enable students to put into practice the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the classroom during their program of study. Internships provide language majors with portfolio-building practical experiences and training in a professional environment. Prior to the internship experience, the student, the workplace supervisor, and the UC Academic Program Director will develop an internship learning agreement.