SPNS - Spanish

Courses

SPNS 101. Elementary Spanish I. 4 Credits. (4 Lec) F,S,Su

An elementary level course designed to help students acquire basic proficiency in communicating within culturally significant contexts. An integrated approach to teaching language skills with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and basic grammatical structures.

SPNS 102D. Elementary Spanish II. 4 Credits. (4 Rct) F

S,Su PREREQUISITE: SPNS 101 or equivalent, two years of high school Spanish, or placement test. This course builds upon the foundation established in 101. Greater emphasis is placed upon oral and written expression. Reading and discussions are designed to increase comprehension of more linguistically complex texts and more conceptually complex cultural issues.

SPNS 196. Experience Latin Amer Today I. 1-2 Credits. (1-2 Ind) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: 100-level SPNS course Faculty-led one-to-two-week learning experience (language instruction, service learning, professional development, etc.) in Latin America. It complements faculty's on-campus course.

SPNS 201D. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) F

S PREREQUISITE: SPNS 102 or equivalent, a minimum three years of high school Spanish, or placement test. Intensive, methodical review of grammar and syntax combined with the integrated development of proficiency in the four language skills. Expansion of cultural knowledge and functional vocabulary through intermediate-level readings and discussions. Increased emphasis on written communication.

SPNS 220D. Spanish: Language and Culture. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) F

S PREREQUISITE: SPNS 201 or equivalent, or placement test. Designed to follow the third semester review of grammar and basic skills. Taught through a series of carefully selected readings in Hispanic culture, civilization, and literature which will provide the basis for writing essays and reports and developing advanced language skills.

SPNS 250. Spanish for Healthcare Prof. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F,S

PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not necessary. Prepares undergraduates to converse with Spanish-speaking patients and develop cultural competency. Emphasis on conversation/grammar necessary during medical interviews, cultural aspects of Latino health care, interviewing in Spanish. Includes guest speakers, real-world situations, and discussion of current issues.

SPNS 291. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits. (1-3) On Demand

Lec)Max 12 cr. PREREQUISITE: None required, but some may be determined necessary by each offering department. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

SPNS 296. Experience L Am Today II. 1-2 Credits. (1-2 Ind) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: 200-level SPNS course. Faculty-led one-to-two-week learning experience (language instruction, service learning, professional development, etc.) in Latin America. It complements faculty's on-campus course.

SPNS 320. Spanish Culture & Civilization. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220. This is a history course on Spain that begins in the pre-historical period and ends in the twentieth century. Students learn about the most famous and consequential events. Architecture is taught as the "visible history" from the Arabic palaces and Christian medieval churches and cathedrals through the Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassic, and ending with Art Nouveau houses. The course is taught 100% in Spanish.

SPNS 323. Spanish:Adv Grammar & Phonetic. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220. In-depth review of problem areas in grammar, complete review of the verb system and a practical study of Spanish sounds. This class is designed to provide prospective teachers and advanced students with an understanding of the function of Spanish grammar. In Spanish.

SPNS 324. Spanish:Adv Conversat and Comp. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220. Development and refinement of advanced oral and writing skills, intensive practice in expository and imaginative composition, review of idiomatic expressions, and vocabulary expansion.

SPNS 329. Erly Cultures of Latin America. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323 or SPNS 324 or consent of instructor. Readings, lectures, and discussions in Spanish. This course examines the historical, social, and ideological aspects of Latin American culture from the pre-Columbian period through independence.

SPNS 330. Modern Cultures Latin America. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323 or 324. Readings, lectures and discussions in Spanish. This course examines the historical, social, and ideological aspects of modern Latin American culture. Taught in Spanish.

SPNS 332. Contemp Latin Amer Literature. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323 or 324. An examination of the major authors, works, and literary movements of the 19th and 20th centuries as Latin American literature has come of age and established its independence from Spanish peninsular influences. Taught in Spanish.

SPNS 335IH. Travel in Latin Am Lit & Film. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) Su

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220 or Junior standing. The course examines travel in Latin America texts and films as exploration and search for individual and national identity and as disruptive displacements caused by political and economic forces and the problems of adapting to a new environment. In English.

SPNS 341. Spanish Literature 1. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220. This course explores Spanish literature from its medieval origins through the baroque period. Students read several canonical works in their entirety and learn about the historical, social, and political factors that influenced literary styles. Students learn about Spanish painting from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and Baroque in order to gain a better understanding of the tenets that form the foundation of each literary period. The course is taught 100% in Spanish.

SPNS 342. Spanish Literature 2. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220. This course covers canonical texts from the neoclassic period up to the present. Students read a combination of short literary works (poems and short stories) and three novels. Students learn the tenets of the most influential literary movements and write papers throughout the semester that explore the assigned texts. Spanish painting is taught to help elucidate the characteristics of each literary period. The course is taught 100% in Spanish.

SPNS 350. US Latino Cultures. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220 for majors and minors or; Junior standing for non-majors. Examines the history and culture of Latino communities in the US. It centers on the largest Hispanic populations found in the US today: Mexican, Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban. Taught in Spanish.

SPNS 351. US Latino Literature. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220. Examination of the major authors, works, and literary movements of U.S. Latino literature. Taught in English. Spanish majors and minors will read and write in Spanish.

SPNS 352IH. US Latino Text and Cinema. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W and/or consent of instructor. This course will focus on different topics concerning U.S. Latino communities in the United States. Through the reading and viewing of a variety of Latino literature and films, students will learn about themes such as immigration, race, identity, gender. language and politics that characterize the Mexican American, Cuban, Puerto Rican and Dominican communities. In English.

SPNS 361. Latin American Text and Cinema. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323 or SPNS 324. This course will focus on different topics of Latin America through the reading and viewing of a variety of literature and movies. These themes may include history, race, gender, politics and literary trends in Latin America. Focus will vary depending on the professor. In Spanish.

SPNS 362. Hispanic Poetry. 3 Credits. (3 Sem) F

COREQUISITE: SPNS 220 In this course, students read poetry from several Latin American countries and Spain. Students learn how to discern and analyze poetic devices like metaphor, pathetic fallacy, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Students write short papers throughout the semester on the assigned poems and also compose their own poetry. One movie is shown in class and students listen to several songs that reinterpret poems. The course is taught 100% in Spanish.

SPNS 363IH. Spanish Cinema. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

This course explores the history of Spanish cinema and students watch ten movies that are representative of diverse styles and social/political issues, such as surrealism, class struggle under the Franco dictatorship, the postmodern society ushered in during the transition to democracy, the trivialization of violence in the media, the representation of historical events, masculine violence against women, and Spain's peripheral nations (Galiza, Basque country, and Catalonia). The course is taught 100% in English.

SPNS 371. Latin America in Focus. 3 Credits. (1 Lec, 2 Rct) S

On demand PREREQUISITE: SPN330 Analyze one topic in depth. Topics address current issues in Latin America (i.e. The New Bolivarian Revolution, Violence in the US-Mexican border) or themes (migration, religion, race, etc.). Topics may vary with instructor and year.

SPNS 396. Experience Lat Am Today III. 1-2 Credits. (1-2 Ind) F,S,Su

Max 6 cr. PREREQUISITE: The 300-level SPNS course it complements Faculty-led study abroad course integrating experimental learning into existing semester-long SPNS 300-level courses. One (1 cr) or two (2 cr) weeks in Latin America during spring break or right after semester ends. Theme varies with course and instructor.

SPNS 401. Don Quijote. 3 Credits. On Demand

Alternate Years, starting 2015 -PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220 Don Quijote is often considered to be the first novel. In this course, students will study the historical context in which the novel arose and/or identify the universal themes and issues that the novel explores and how they relate to modern society.

SPNS 416. Latin America: Culture and Revolution. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) F

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220. An intensive study of the cultural materials produced as a result of dictatorships and revolutions in Latin America and Spain including movies, documentaries, songs, literature and art. Will encourage the understanding of the mutual influence between historical events and cultural production in Hispanic countries. Focus will vary depending on the professor. In Spanish.

SPNS 430. Latin Amer Perspectives. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 323 or SPNS 324. This course approaches historical developments, literature, and constructions of identity in twentieth-century Latin America. Taught in English with Spanish reading/writing option. Focus will vary by professor.

SPNS 445. Hispanic Caribbean: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic. 3 Credits. (3 Rct) On Demand

PREREQUISITES: HSTR 130 and Junior standing Focuses on the cultures and societies of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Uses cultural material (i.e. novels, films, music, and art) as well as scholarly essays to address the region's history, politics class/gender/race dynamics, religion, etc. In English.

SPNS 460. Contemporary Spain & Nations. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITE: SPNS 220. This course examines core events of twentieth and twenty-first century Spain. The course is divided into four parts: 1) The Second Republic and the Civil War. 2) The Franco dictatorship, the transition to democracy, current movements to denounce the crimes committed by fascism, and the current economic crisis. 3) Spain's peripheral nations: Basque Country, Catalonia, and Galicia. 4) Three social/political issues with a focus on the present: Immigration, masculine violence against women, and feminism. The course is taught 100% in Spanish.

SPNS 470R. Sem:Modern Hispanic Literature. 3 Credits. (3 Sem) F

S PREREQUISITE: SPNS 325 or SPNS 332 or SPNS 351. Senior capstone course. An in-depth examination of the most important Hispanic works and authors of the 19th and 20th, and 21st centuries. In Spanish.

SPNS 490R. Undergraduate Research. 1-6 Credits. (1-6 Ind; 12 cr max) F,S,Su

Max 12 cr. Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.

SPNS 491. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits. (1-3 Lec; 12 cr max) On Demand

PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

SPNS 496. Experience Lat Am Today IV. 1-2 Credits. (1 Ind; 6 cr max) F,S,Su

Max 6 cr. PREREQUISITE: The 400-level SPNS course it complements Faculty-led study abroad course integrating experiential learning into existing semester-long SPNS 400-level courses. One (1 cr) and two (2 cr) weeks in Latin America during spring break or right after semester ends. Theme varies with course and instructor.

SPNS 588. Professional Development. 3 Credits. (0-3 Lec) On Demand

1 - 3 cr. PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school organization, consent of instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies. Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.