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1001. Elementary Spanish I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have had three or more years of high school Spanish , SPAN 1002, 1003 or 1004, or any 2000 level or above course taught in Spanish. RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of ability to communicate in Spanish, orally and in writing, to satisfy basic survival needs within a cultural setting.

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1002. Elementary Spanish II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1001. Not open to students who have had three or more years of high school Spanish, SPAN 1003 or 1004, or any 2000 level or above course taught in Spanish. RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of ability to communicate in Spanish, orally and in writing, to satisfy basic survival needs within a cultural setting.

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1003. Intermediate Spanish I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1002 or two years of high school Spanish. Cannot be taken for credit after SPAN 1004 or any 2000 level or above course taught in Spanish.

Grading Basis: Graded

Further development of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills within a cultural setting. Readings to enhance cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

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1004. Intermediate Spanish II

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1003. Cannot be taken for credit after any 2000 level or above courses taught in Spanish.

Grading Basis: Graded

Further development of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills within a cultural setting. Readings to enhance cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

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1006. Spanish for Reading Knowledge

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to seniors and graduate students. Not open for credit to undergraduates who have had SPAN 1001, 1002.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic Spanish grammar and intensive practice in reading expository prose in a variety of subjects, for use as a research tool and in preparation for the Ph.D. reading examination. May not be used to meet the undergraduate foreign language requirement or as a prerequisite for other Spanish courses.

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1007. Major Works of Hispanic Literature in Translation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of major works selected from the best of Spanish and Spanish-American literature. A knowledge of Spanish is not required. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1008. Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Contacts, conflicts and coexistence among the diverse cultures and traditions of medieval Spain: Christian Hispania, Muslim al-Andalus, and Jewish Sefarad. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1009. Latino Literature, Culture, and Society

Also offered as: LLAS 1009

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical approaches to Latinos/as and cultural representation, production, and agency, as impacted by globalization and local dynamics. Will engage the value and function of race, gender and sexuality in popular culture, literature, film, music, digital culture, visual arts, and urban culture. Taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required. CA 1. CA 4.

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1009W. Latino Literature, Culture, and Society

Also offered as: LLAS 1009W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical approaches to Latinos/as and cultural representation, production, and agency, as impacted by globalization and local dynamics. Will engage the value and function of race, gender and sexuality in popular culture, literature, film, music, digital culture, visual arts, and urban culture. Taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required. CA 1. CA 4.

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1010. Contemporary Spanish Culture and Society through Film

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical approaches to Spanish culture and society from the early 20th century to the present as portrayed in Spanish film. Introduction to filmic textual analysis and film history. Discussion of topics such as the avant-garde, social art, revolutionary movements, civil war, exile, Francoism, democratic transition, peripheral nationalisms, immigration, cultural diversity, postmodernity, globalization. Taught in English; Spanish not required; does not fulfill foreign language requirement. CA 1. CA 4-INT. SM-10/12/09; SM-11/9/09

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1020. Intersections of Art, Fashion, Film, and Music in Modern Spain

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical overview of the works of Spanish film directors, artists, and designers and the struggle to define modern Spain. Topics may include personal and collective identity, national unity and diversity, youth culture in Spain and in the U.S., high versus low culture, the local and the global. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1030. Religion in Latin America: A Historical Survey

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of religion in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present. Topics include: religion and social organization; material culture, ritual and society; European expansion and Christianity; processes of religious conversion; religion and globalization. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit. Consent of Department Head required, normally before the student's departure.

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3101. Spanish for Engineering I

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1002 or equivalent; open to sophomore or higher dual-degree Spanish and Engineering students. Not open for credit to students who have passed SPAN 3171.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides dual-degree Spanish and Engineering students with the technical and scientific vocabulary needed to discuss a wide variety of topics in engineering.

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3102. Spanish for Engineering II

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 3101 or instructor consent; open to sophomore or higher dual-degree Spanish and Engineering students. Not open for credit to students who have passed SPAN 3171. Recommended preparation: SPAN 1003 or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides dual-degree Engineering and Spanish students more advanced vocabulary, methods, and field-specific knowledge. Students will learn to describe scientific processes, to follow scientific presentations in Spanish, and to create preparation and evaluation materials for these presentations.

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3103. Spanish for Engineering III

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 3101 or instructor consent; open only to dual-degree Spanish and Engineering students. Not open for credit to students who have passed SPAN 3171. Recommended preparation: SPAN 1003 or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides dual-degree Engineering and Spanish students more advanced vocabulary, methods, and field-specific knowledge. Students will learn to describe scientific processes, to follow presentations in Spanish, and to do research to create preparation materials for their interviews with engineers. Students will also learn practical job-seeking skills, including the cultural norms for CVs, job letters, and interviews.

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3170. Business Spanish

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1004 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to commercial terminology in Spanish. Designed to meet the needs of students desiring to use Spanish as a tool for industry or commerce.

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3171. Spanish for Engineers

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1004, or 3+ years of Spanish in high school.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to Spanish in the fields of engineering. Preparation for the engineering and industrial job market in the Hispanic world. Designed to meet the needs of students desiring to use Spanish as a tool for industry or commerce.

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3172. Spanish for the Health Professions

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1004 or three or more years of Spanish in high school.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to medical terminology and language uses in Spanish for students desiring to use Spanish in the health professions. Intercultural preparation to work with patients of Latino and Hispanic origin.

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3177. Composition and Reading for Speakers of Spanish

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Grammar, written composition, and readings for speakers of Spanish with little or no formal training. Emphasis is on Puerto Rican literature.

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3178. Intermediate Spanish Composition

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1004 or three or more years of Spanish in high school.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides a thorough review of grammar and methodical practice in composition leading to command of practical idioms and vocabulary.

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3179. Spanish Conversation: Cultural Topics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

In-depth development of speaking skills through cultural readings, group discussions and oral presentations on selected topics concerning the Spanish-speaking world.

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3200. Spanish Civilization to the Modern Period

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary course analyzing the politics, social structures, and cultural life of Spain from its beginnings to the start of the nineteenth century.

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3201. Ibero-American Civilization and Culture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

History of the major social, intellectual, and artistic trends of Spanish-speaking America.

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3204. Language and Culture of U.S. Hispanics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 1004 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Comparison of linguistic, historical and cultural backgrounds of various Hispanic groups in the U.S. through fiction, non-fiction, films, music, and guest speakers.

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3205. Contemporary Spanish America

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary course concerned with present-day cultural, social, and political structures of Spanish America. Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary ideas in contemporary society and the struggle for social, political and economic stability.

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3206. Contemporary Spain

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary course analyzing the politics, social structures and cultural life in Spain today. Spain in relation to Western Europe and the community of nations.

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3207. Women's Studies in Spanish

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Women in Spanish and Ibero-American literature. Women's writings. The development of Spanish and Ibero-American feminism. Contemporary issues concerning women in the Spanish-speaking world.

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3208. Issues in Hispanic Thought

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selection for study of a major world issue debated in the Iberian Peninsula or in Ibero-America by great thinkers. A history of the issue, taking into account international cultural contexts. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3214. Topics in Hispanic Cultures

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Recommended Preparation: five semesters of college Spanish.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selected topics. Cross-disciplinary approach to the study of Peninsular and Hispanic American cultures: the colonial heritage in Latin America; intellectual traditions and national identities; cultural production under military regimes; and experience of exiles; among possible topics. With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3230. Introduction to Literary Study

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to literary analysis through a variety of critical approaches: readings in poetry, drama, and prose fiction with explanation of terms useful to the study of literature.

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3231. Great Works of Spanish Literature from its Origins to the Golden Age

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study of selected poems, plays, fables and novels reflecting the development of Spanish society from feudalism to world empire.

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3232. Literature of Crisis in Modern Spain

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

The study of selected poems, plays, short fiction, and novels reflecting the clash between tradition and progress in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spain. CA 1.

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3233. Spanish-American Literature: The Formative Years

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

The emergence of the New World in the chronicles of the conquest and colonization of Spanish America. Selected texts from "barroco de Indias" (Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz), and from the period of political independence. The coming of age of Spanish-American literature with the pioneer texts of Jose Marti and the first "Modernismo".

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3234. Great Works of Modern Spanish-American Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study of the most significant texts of "Modernismo" with focus on Ruben Dario. The "avant-garde" in Spanish America. The narrative of the "boom" and its impact on present-day literature.

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3240W. Advanced Spanish Composition

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178

Grading Basis: Graded

Treatment of the finer points of Spanish grammar. Exercises in translation and free composition. Stylistic analysis of texts chosen from Spanish or Latin American authors, newspapers, and magazines.

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3241. Spanish Phonetics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the sounds of the language and drills to improve pronunciation. Recommended for all majors and for those who expect to teach Spanish.

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3242. Spanish Communicative Grammar

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 3178

Grading Basis: Graded

Grammar in context. Linguistic awareness. Culture in relation to grammar. Focus on language knowledge and language use.

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3250. Film in Spain & Latin America

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Film language and genre in Spanish and Latin American cinema. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3251. Latin American Film

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Offers insights into Latin American cinema and video production. Provides tools for analyzing film and its expression of socio-political and aesthetic debates in the continent.

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3252. Spanish Film

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Class explores the way film has expressed debates over Spanish identity and history, including the role of film under Franco, in the new democratic Spain, and as part of a postmodern Europe.

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3254. Special Topics in Latin American National Cinemas

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selected Latin American national cinema. Focus on identity, aesthetics, and history. Taught in English. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic.

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3260. Studies in Spanish-American Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Recommended Preparation: SPAN 3201

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings and discussions of specific aspects of Spanish-American literature. May be repeated for credit once with a change of topic. Consult department for particulars each year.

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3261. Old Spanish Language and Literature

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SPAN 3231

Grading Basis: Graded

Linguistic and literary analysis of Medieval and Renaissance Spanish texts.

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3262. Studies in Spanish Golden Age Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Recommended Preparation: SPAN 3200

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings and discussions of specific aspects of Golden Age literature. With a change in topic, may be repeated once for credit. Consult department for particulars each year.

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3263. Studies in Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Recommended Preparation: SPAN 3200

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings and discussions of specific aspects of the literature of the period. With a change in content, may be repeated once for credit. Consult department for particulars each year.

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3264. Studies in Spanish Literature of the Twentieth Century

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Recommended Preparation: SPAN 3200

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings and discussions of specific aspects of the literature of the period. With a change in content, may be repeated once for credit. Consult department for particulars each year.

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3265. Literature of Puerto Rico and the Spanish Caribbean

Also offered as: LLAS 3265

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178 or instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings and discussions of major authors and works of the Spanish Caribbean with special emphasis on Puerto Rico.

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3266. Spanish-American Fiction

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended Preparation: SPAN 3201

Grading Basis: Graded

Lectures, readings and reports on the development of the Spanish-American novel and short story.

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3267W. The Spanish-American Short Story

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178.

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings of major authors and works with special emphasis on the development of the short story since the nineteenth century and on its relations to other short narrative forms (such as the fable, the cuadro de costumbres, or the tradicion) as well as to significant moments of Spanish-American social history. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit. CA 1. SM- 10/14/13

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3291. Spanish Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Use of linguistic and cultural skills in Spanish in a professional training context such as an internship or in industry in a Spanish-speaking country. Requires contract agreed to in advance by student, internship field supervisor, and program director, detailing expectations for the credits earned. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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3293. Foreign Study

1.00 - 7.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor. Consent of Department Head required, normally to be granted prior to the student's departure. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor.

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3295. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3298. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change of topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3299. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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4200W. Senior Seminar for Spanish Majors: Selected Topics in Hispanic Literature

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Topics focused on a particular area of Spanish or Latin American literature, culture or linguistics. With a change of content, may be repeated for credit.

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