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SPAN: Spanish

Department of Spanish

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SPAN 510 Medieval Literature 3 cr.

Reading and discussion of various medieval genres: brief prose narrative, epic, lyric, and didactic poetry, prose, and medieval drama. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite for SPAN 410: SPAN 260 or permission. Prerequisite for SPAN 510: Acceptance to Spanish graduate program or permission.

SPAN 511 Golden Age Spanish 3 cr.

An analysis of themes, motifs, and stylistic devices of Spanish poetry, novel, and theater of the Renaissance and Baroque. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite for SPAN 411: SPAN 260 or permission. Prerequisite for SPAN 511: Acceptance to Spanish graduate program or permission.

SPAN 512: Spanish Novel of the 19th and 20th Centuries 3 cr.

An analysis of selected novels from three major periods: the nineteenth century, the Generation of 1898, and the post Civil War. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite for SPAN 412: SPAN 260 or permission. Prerequisite for SPAN 512: Acceptance to Spanish graduate program or permission.

SPAN 513: Spanish Poetry, 19th Century to the Present 3 cr.

The study and analysis of lyric poetry in Spain from nineteenth century poetry through modernism and its evolution to the present. Prerequisite for SPAN 413: SPAN 260 or permission. Prerequisite for SPAN 513: Acceptance to Spanish graduate program or permission.

SPAN 520 Modern Hispanic Theater 3 cr.

The study and analysis of modern dramatic works from Spain and Spanish America. Particular emphasis is given to the representational aspect of the works. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite for SPAN 420: SPAN 260 or permission. Prerequisite for SPAN 520: Acceptance to Spanish graduate program or permission.

SPAN 531 Spanish-American Poetry 3 cr.

A study of Spanish American poetry from its early manifestations through modernism, post-modernism, and avant-garde. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite for SPAN 431: SPAN 260 or permission. Prerequisite for SPAN 531: Acceptance to Spanish graduate program or permission.

SPAN 553 Spanish Phonetics and Phonemics 3 cr.

An introduction to the study of the phonological system of Spanish and emphasis on improving pronunciation. Includes a theoretical basis for understanding the Spanish sound system, pronunciation practice and recordings, study of Spanish dialects, and linguistic analyses. Taught in Spanish. Required for Spanish Education majors; highly suggested for Spanish majors. Prerequisite for SPAN 453: SPAN 230; Prerequisite for SPAN 553: SPAN 603. Prerequisite for SPAN 553: Acceptance to Spanish graduate program or permission.

SPAN 611 Teaching Spanish: Theories, Approaches, and Issues 3 cr.

An analysis of current theory in second-language acquisition and foreign language standards and use of this evolving research base to develop approaches to teaching Spanish. Theoretical framework taught in English, application to teaching Spanish taught in Spanish.

SPAN 612 Introduction to Scholarship in Spanish Applied Linguistics and Hispanic Literatures 3 cr.

An introduction to scholarship in 1) Spanish applied linguistics, 2) close reading and textual analysis, and 3) critical and theoretical approaches to Hispanic literatures. Additional treatment of current issues in these fields, including those that particularly relate to the study and instruction of the Spanish language and Hispanic literatures at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Primary language of instruction is Spanish.

SPAN 613: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 3 cr.

Introduction to fundamental terminology and concepts in the study of the linguistics of Spanish. Overview of the Spanish sound system (phonetics, phonology), principles of word formation such as derivation and inflection (morphology), structure and grammatical relations of phrases and sentences (syntax), as well as the relationship between linguistic areas, to include semantics, language variation, sociolinguistics, and Spanish in the United States. Offered in both Spanish and English, as warranted.

SPAN 614: History of the Spanish Language 3 cr.

Reading and discussion of the development of the Spanish language, including dialectology, paleography, and language change. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 615 The Study of Hispanic Culture 3 cr.

An analysis of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, presented within the framework of a variety of theories of culture, including those that particularly relate to the study and instruction of foreign languages. Primary language of instruction is Spanish.

SPAN 625 Integrating Instruction and Assessment in the Spanish Curriculum 3 cr.

Exploration of strategies for integrating assessment into instruction in the Spanish classroom and curriculum. Discussion of cutting-edge assessment models such as Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA), authentic assessment, and dynamic assessment. Design of Spanish assessments that integrate language and culture/content and serve to inform and improve student performance. Class discussions in Spanish.

SPAN 630 The Discourses of the Spanish Classroom 3 cr.

An exploration and discussion of research specifically related to the different kinds of discourse that constitute the Spanish language classroom. The discursive nature of these classrooms develops over time and fundamentally shapes not only what learners understand but also how learners are able to use the language. Class discussions will be both in Spanish and English.

SPAN 720 Seminar: Current Topics in the Teaching of Spanish 3 cr.

This capstone course features exploration and discussion of current issues and topics relevant to the teaching of Spanish. Specific topics chosen will reflect those being discussed currently in the field that have most applicability to the teaching of Spanish. Class discussions in Spanish.

SPAN 725 Action Research in the Teaching of Spanish 3 cr.

An introduction to methods of systematic enquiry into the teaching and learning of Spanish at all levels, designed to yield practical results capable of improving a specific aspect of practice and to make them public to enable scrutiny, replication and testing.

SPAN 750 Seminar: Current Topics in the Teaching of Hispanic Literatures and Cultures 3 cr.

This capstone course features exploration and discussion of current issues and topics relevant to the teaching of Hispanic literatures and cultures. Specific topics chosen will reflect those being discussed currently in the field that have most applicability to the teaching of Hispanic literatures and cultures. Class discussions in Spanish.

*Indicates dual-listed class

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