Spanish and Portuguese

Mariselle Melendez, Head of Department
4080 Foreign Languages Building, 707 South Mathews, Urbana
PH: (217) 333-3390
http://www.spanport.illinois.edu/

The Dept of Spanish and Portuguese offers majors in the following areas: Spanish, Portuguese, and a Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of Spanish.  The department also offers the following undergraduate minors: Spanish and Portuguese.  The 5 year BALAS /MA in Spanish and European Union Studies allows students to receive two degrees, a BALAS in Spanish and an MA in European Union Studies.

Spanish

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of Spanish

Portuguese

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

5 Year BALAS/MA in Spanish and European Union Studies

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese with the European Union Center offers a 5-year BALAS /MA degree program in Spanish and the Master of Arts in European Union Studies (MAEUS). In order to be admitted to this degree program, students apply through a joint application process to their BALAS-granting program and the European Union Center during their third year of studies. Requirements for this degree program are identical to those for the stand-alone BALAS and for the stand-alone MAEUS. Students will receive both degrees when the requirements are met for the degrees; the BALAS and MA degrees will be conferred separately and independently. More detailed information may be obtained from department and EUC offices.

BASQ Class Schedule

Basque Courses

BASQ 401   Beginners' Basque   credit: 3 Hours.

Basic communication skills in Basque (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Introduction to basic information on Basque culture and history. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Four semesters or equivalent of Spanish, French or another Romance language.

BASQ 402   Readings in Basque Studies   credit: 3 Hours.

Directed research providing individualized instruction on specific topics in Basque linguistics and culture. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: BASQ 401 or consent of instructor.

CATL Class Schedule

Catalan Courses

CATL 401   Intensive Catalan Language   credit: 3 Hours.

Intensive introduction to the Catalan language, appropriate for students familiar with another Romance language; emphasizes acquisition of the four basic skills, listening, speaking, writing, and reading, in order to achieve competence in the language. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Basic reading knowledge of another Romance language is helpful but not absolutely necessary.

CATL 402   Studies in Catalan Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Studies selected aspects of Catalan literature; taught in Catalan. Topics will be selected from among the major chronological periods and genres of Catalan literature; such as 20th century novel, Ramon Llull and Ausias March. The intention is to offer the student an in-depth view instead of an introductory overview. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: CATL 401 or equivalent.

PORT Class Schedule

Portuguese Courses

PORT 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

PORT 200   Advanced Grammar   credit: 3 Hours.

The study of the structure of modern Portuguese in both its phonological and syntactic aspects for the student who already has a functional command of the language, with emphasis on developing ability to analyze and interpret grammatical structures. Prerequisite: PORT 202 or consent of instructor.

PORT 201   Intensive Beginning Portuguese   credit: 4 Hours.

Accelerated language learning course designed for beginners, equivalent to two semesters. Early emphasis on production skills; comprehension-based skills will be introduced in rapid succession. Course designed for speakers and non-speakers of Romance languages. Some focus on those linguistics structures specific to Portuguese which differ significantly from equivalents in other Romance languages.

PORT 202   Intensive Intermediate Portuguese   credit: 4 Hours.

Continued development of reading, writing and conversational skills. Completion of this course fulfills the third-semester level of Portuguese language instruction. Followed by a 200- or 300-level course in Portuguese, this course fulfills the fourth-semester level of Portuguese language instruction. Prerequisite: PORT 201 or consent of instructor.

PORT 320   Readings in Portuguese   credit: 3 Hours.

Readings and discussion in Portuguese of a variety of texts by leading Luso-Brazilian writers covering various genres and themes. Designed to emphasize reading skills and discussion, rather than literary criticism. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: PORT 202 or equivalent.

PORT 334   Brazilian Women's Lit Trans   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of gender, race and class in Brazil through the study of these issues as documented by women's voices. Beginning with an analysis of the early representation of women during the Portuguese colonization of the new world up to the present through translations of contemporary literature written by women. Requires no knowledge of Portuguese language. Same as GWS 334.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Western Compartv Cult

PORT 404   Luso-Brazilian Culture   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Affords a broad understanding of Luso-Brazilian civilization and culture. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: PORT 320 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

PORT 406   Brazilian Film   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of the evolution of Brazilian cinema through selected films to explore the nature and development of contemporary Brazilian aesthetics. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: PORT 320 recommended.

PORT 410   Studies in Brazilian Lit   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Topics in Brazilian Literature. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 Undergraduate hours or 8 Graduate hours in separate terms if topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

SPAN Class Schedule

Spanish Courses

SPAN 101   Elementary Spanish I   credit: 4 Hours.

Intensive course for beginner students of Spanish. Students will develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish to a novice high level, based on the proficiency scale stipulated by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and to provide them with an introduction to the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and Hispanics in the United States.

SPAN 102   Elementary Spanish II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of SPAN 101. Students continue developing basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish to an intermediate low level, based on the ACTFL proficiency and provides introduction to the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and Hispanics in the United States. Credit is not given for both SPAN 102 and SPAN 122. Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

SPAN 122   Intensive Elementary Spanish   credit: 4 Hours.

Intensive beginning Spanish, equivalent to the first two semesters, for students with little or no experience in Spanish or whose skills need refreshing. This is considered a second level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Prerequisite: None or assignment by placement exam. Students who have the equivalent of four or more years credit in Spanish at the secondary level will not receive credit for SPAN 122.

SPAN 130   Intermediate Spanish   credit: 4 Hours.

Continued development of reading, writing and conversational skills. This is considered a third level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Credit is not given for both SPAN 130 and SPAN 103. Prerequisite: SPAN 122 or equivalent placement score.

SPAN 141   Introduction to Spanish Grammar   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduction to the major structures of Spanish, from a linguistic perspective and will develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish grammar. This is considered a fourth level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Credit is not given for both SPAN 141 and SPAN 142. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 (previously numbered 103), equivalent course, or placement score.

SPAN 142   Spanish in the Professions   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduction to Spanish in business, law, medical, education & social service fields, with a focus on the importance of bilingualism in the U.S., strategies for lifelong learning, and culture considerations. The development of functional use of Spanish within the professional context is the major focus of the course. This is considered a fourth level course for purposes of fulfilling the University General Education Language requirement. Credit is not given for both SPAN 141 and SPAN 142. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 (formerly numbered 103), equivalent course, or placement score.

SPAN 191   Freshman Honors Tutorial   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

Study of selected topics on an individually arranged basis. Open only to honors majors or to Cohn Scholars and associates. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of departmental honors adviser in Spanish.

SPAN 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

SPAN 200   Readings in Hispanic Texts   credit: 3 Hours.

Readings and discussion in Spanish of a variety of texts by leading Hispanic and Hispanic-American writers covering genres and themes; designed to emphasize reading, discussion, and enjoyment rather than literary criticism. Open to non-Spanish majors. Credit may be received by Advanced Placement "Language" or "Literature" examination. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent.

SPAN 202   Spanish for Business   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to vocabulary of Hispanic commerce; composition of business letters and similar texts. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent.

SPAN 204   Advanced Spanish Grammar in Context   credit: 3 Hours.

Overview of Spanish grammar, with emphasis on major challenges and areas of contrast with English. The overall goal of the course is to help students gain a greater understanding of some key aspects of Spanish grammar, which will lead to greater accuracy in their written and oral production. Prerequisite: SPAN 141 or equivalent.

SPAN 208   Oral Spanish   credit: 3 Hours.

Practice in speaking Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent. To be taken concurrently with or subsequent to SPAN 204.

SPAN 228   Spanish Composition   credit: 3 Hours.

Basic composition course; problems of written Spanish and principles of Spanish stylistic patterns; weekly written exercises. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent.

SPAN 232   Spanish in the Community   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to Spanish-speaking communities in the Champaign-Urbana area, focusing on issues of particular interest to the local Hispanic community, developing contextualized oral proficiency, and facilitating student civic engagement. Active student reflection is structured throughout the course. Meets two hours a week in class and two hours a week in community-based service work. In their interactions with community members and organizations students both learn from and contribute to the community. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142, or equivalent.

SPAN 242   Intro to Latina/o Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as ENGL 225 and LLS 242. See LLS 242.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

SPAN 246   Gender & Sexuality in Latina/o Literature   credit: 3 Hours.

Examination of questions of gender, sexuality, and identity in contemporary Latina/Latino culture through a discussion of novels, performance pieces, essays and films. Spanish majors must complete writing assignments in Spanish. Same as LLS 246.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: US Minority Culture(s)

SPAN 250   Introduction to Literary Analysis   credit: 3 Hours.

An introduction to literary analysis and interpretation. Emphasis will be placed upon close reading and critical analysis of texts representing different genres and periods in Spain and Spanish America. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 252   Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, and at least one of the following areas: issues in Spanish semantics and pragmatics, variation in Spanish, Spanish in the U.S., history of Spanish, or acquisition of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 228 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 254   Introduction to Cultural Analysis   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the analysis of culture as concept, practice and representation, including consideration of the debates that the idea of culture has provoked in different contexts. Provides analytical and methodological tools to discuss a full range of cultural forms. Special emphasis on issues of culture and representation, as well as on the notion of cultural difference(s). The theoretical and critical texts studies will represent diverse geographical and cultural locations. Examples and discussion will emphasize cultural issues in the context of Spain, Latin America and U.S. Latinas/os. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 295   Topics in Literature and Cultural Studies   credit: 3 Hours.

Selected topics in Spanish, Latin American and/or Latina/o literature and cultural studies. Specific topics may vary depending on the instructor. Course taught in Spanish. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 299   Study Abroad   credit: 0 to 18 Hours.

Non-advanced level course in Spanish language, literature, history, culture, and/or civilization completed in a Study Abroad program in Spain or Latin America. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 18 hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 36 hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 141, SPAN 142 or equivalent.

SPAN 303   The Sounds of Spanish   credit: 3 Hours.

Practical, introductory course to Spanish phonetics, stressing practice in pronunciation. May be offered as intensive eight-week course. Prerequisite: SPAN 228 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 305   The Structure of Spanish   credit: 3 Hours.

An in-depth investigation of the structure of Spanish, with a secondary focus on syntactic variation, especially structural differences with English. Introduces concepts and techniques essential for syntactic analysis and description. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 252.

SPAN 307   Bilingualism   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the fundamental issues in the study of bilingualism as an individual and social phenomenon, with special emphasis on Spanish bilingual communities in the United States, Spain and Latin America. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 252.

SPAN 308   Spanish in the United States   credit: 3 Hours.

Descriptive and critical overview of the linguistic practices of the different Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. The main objective of the course is to develop critical and linguistic awareness about the relationship among language, individual, and society. Special emphasis on historical migration patterns and settlements, characteristics of Spanish in contact with English, and language use and attitude patterns. Same as LLS 308. Prerequisite: SPAN 228 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 309   Varieties of Spoken Spanish   credit: 3 Hours.

Relationship between language, individual and society in the context of the spread of Spanish in the world, concentrating on Spanish varieties spoken in Spain and Latin America, including the United States, but will also give an overview of Spanish in Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Morocco), and other parts of the world (Israel, Turkey, the Philippines). Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or consent of instructor. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 252.

SPAN 310   Premodern Spanish Literatures & Cultures   credit: 3 Hours.

A critical analysis of selected texts and authors representative of the Medieval and Early Modern periods in the context of Iberian cultures. Particular emphasis on the relationship between cultural practices and the construction of national identities prior to 1700, as well as on the plurality of cultures that shaped what is now Spain. Specific sections may emphasize critical topics such as gender, ideology, literary form, nationalisms, race, and sexuality, among others. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 312   Modern Spanish Literatures & Cultures   credit: 3 Hours.

Critical analysis of selected texts and periods representative of Spain's literary production from the 18th century to the present, with special attention paid to broader literary and cultural contexts. Specific sections may emphasize critical topics such as gender, ideology, literary form, nationalisms, race, and sexuality, among others. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 314   Latin American Literatures & Cultures to 1800   credit: 3 Hours.

Critical analysis of selected texts and periods representatives of Latin American literary and cultural production from Pre-Columbian until 1800, with special attention paid to broader literary and cultural contexts. Specific sections may emphasize critical topics such as gender, ideology, literary form, nationalisms, race, and sexuality, among others. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 316   Latin American Literatures & Cultures from 1800   credit: 3 Hours.

Critical analysis of selected texts and periods representative of Latin American literary and cultural production from 1800 to present, with special attention paid to broader literary and cultural contexts. Specific sections may emphasize critical topics such as gender, ideology, literary form, nationalisms, race, and sexuality, among others. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 318   Spanish Cultural Studies I   credit: 3 Hours.

A critical analysis of historical events, institutions, artistic production, symbols and values representative of Spanish (Iberian) cultures. Particular emphasis on the relationship between specific cultural practices and/or values and the construction of national identities prior to 1700. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 320   Spanish Cultural Studies II   credit: 3 Hours.

Critical analysis of selected historical events, artistic production, debates, symbols and values representative of Spanish (Iberian) cultures in the modern and contemporary periods. Particular emphasis on the relationship between cultural practices and national identities, as well as on contextualized analysis of different types of cultural phenomena. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 324   Latin America Cultural Studies I   credit: 3 Hours.

Examination of the complexities, ramifications and ambiguities of the cultural encounters, processes and expressions which took place in Latin America between different racial and ethnic groups from Pre-Columbian times to the 1800. Particular emphasis will be placed on the critical analysis of major cultural events, periods and issues that influenced the formation of identities in these territories. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 326   Latin America Cultural Studies II   credit: 3 Hours.

Panoramic view of Latin American cultures since the end of the colonial period (roughly 1820) to the present. Examination of the major debates, authors and cultural issues that shaped those cultures or that were shaped by them. Specific themes may vary by semester, and may include the following: slavery, colonialism and neocolonialism, revolution, mestizaje, gender, the state, and modernization. Analysis will include diverse cultural phenomena, as well as consideration of cultural perspectives and practices. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 332   Spanish and Entrepreneurship   credit: 3 Hours.

Entrepreneurship means more than starting a business. This course emphasizes social entrepreneurship, in which the basic process of entrepreneurship-opportunity recognition, resource gathering and value creation is used to address social issues, not to create profits. Students do community-based learning in non-profits serving the local Spanish-speaking community, thereby building their language skills, acquiring cultural knowledge and gaining hands-on experience with social entrepreneurship (theory and practice). Each week class meets two hours in class and two hours in community-based service work. Prerequisite: SPAN 228.

SPAN 395   Advanced Topics in Literature & Cultural Studies   credit: 3 Hours.

Selected topics in Spanish, Latin American and/or Latina/o literatures and cultural studies. Specific topics may vary. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours, if topics vary. Prerequisite: Two 300-level courses in Spanish/Latin American literature or cultural studies.

SPAN 399   Advanced Study Abroad   credit: 0 to 18 Hours.

Advanced level course in Spanish language, literature, history, culture, and/or civilization completed in a Study Abroad program taking place in Spain and Latin America. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 36 hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 228. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 228.

SPAN 410   Spanish/English Translation   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Review of current translation theory and analysis and practice of the translation from Spanish to English (and vice versa) of a variety of text types, ranging from short literary texts to everyday commercial discourse such as that found on product labels. Emphasis on linguistic and cultural aspects of literary discourses as well as non-literary texts. Conducted in Spanish. Same as TRST 412. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 250, SPAN 252, and SPAN 254; or consent of instructor.

SPAN 430   Spanish Phonology   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Systematic introduction to the sound structures of Spanish, concentrating on recent contributions of theoretical linguistics to the understanding of the phonology of Spanish in its standard and selected dialectal varieties. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or SPAN 303 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 431   Spanish Morphology   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introductory course to basic concepts of morphological structure and word formation from a functional perspective. The course centers around the specific morphological characteristics of Spanish, considering historical and dialectal variation. Taught in Spanish. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 305 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.

SPAN 432   Spanish Syntax   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Systematic introduction to the foundations of Spanish syntax based on standard and more recent treatments of Spanish and syntactic theory. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 305 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 433   Spanish Sociolinguistics   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduction to the sociolinguistic variation (social, historical, and dialectal) of Spanish-speaking communities, and to the basic theoretical and methodological concepts of sociolinguistic research. Taught in Spanish. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 307 or SPAN 309; or consent of instructor.

SPAN 434   History of the Spanish Language   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of the historical evolution of the Spanish language, from its origins in Latin to its spread and development in Spain and Latin America, considering also the influence of other languages on Spanish. Both internal history (changes in phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon) and external history are examined. Taught in Spanish. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 or equivalent introduction to Spanish or General Linguistics or consent of instructor.

SPAN 435   Introduction to Romance Linguistics   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Comparative and historical analysis of the Romance languages. Same as FR 462, ITAL 435, LING 462, PORT 435, and RMLG 435. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Four semesters of a Romance language or Latin, or equivalent; LING 100, SPAN 252, FR 416, or equivalent; or consent of instructor.

SPAN 437   The Acquisition of Spanish   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examination of the acquisition of Spanish by monolinguals, bilinguals, and second language learners. After a general introduction to theories of language acquisition, the focus of the course is on empirical investigations of the acquisition of the phonology, lexicon, morphology and syntax of Spanish by each to the learner groups listed above. Taught in Spanish. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 303 and SPAN 305 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

SPAN 461   Medieval Spanish Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

An introduction to major works and writers before 1500 with special attention to their political and cultural contexts. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated as topics vary, to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 310 and SPAN 318.

SPAN 462   Early Modern Spanish Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of the major authors and texts of the early modern period (Renaissance and Baroque) with particular attention to the cultural and political contexts of sixteenth and seventeenth century Span. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 310 and SPAN 318.

SPAN 463   18-19thC Spanish Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Selected literary and non-literary texts published in Spain during the 18th and 19th centuries. Focus on analysis of literary and other manifestations of major cultural movements and artistic currents and preoccupations. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours as topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 312 and SPAN 320.

SPAN 464   Spanish Studies 1898-1960   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Selected literary and non-literary texts published in Spain between 1898-1960. Focus on analysis of literary and other manifestations of major cultural movements and artistic currents and preoccupations. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours as topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 312 and SPAN 320.

SPAN 465   20th-21stC Spanish Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examines the cultural production of 20th and 21st century Spain, with emphasis on major works, critical movements and debates. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 312 and SPAN 320.

SPAN 466   Colonial Span Amer Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

In-depth study of colonial Spanish American discursive and cultural production from Pre-Hispanic times to the eighteenth century. Emphasis is placed upon the intellectual and cultural climate from which these texts emerged. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 314 and SPAN 324.

SPAN 467   19thC Sp American Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Provides a panoramic view of literary and cultural production in Spanish America between 1810 and 1900. Special attention paid to the emergence of "national literatures" within specific historical and political contexts. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 316 and SPAN 326.

SPAN 468   20th-21stC Span Am Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examines major works, critical movements and/or theoretical issues in the 20th and 21st century Spanish American literary and cultural studies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours if topic varies. Prerequisite: SPAN 316 and SPAN 326.

SPAN 477   Span Grammar Comm Lang Tchg   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of major Spanish syntactic and morphological patterns with particular emphasis on the acquisition of Spanish grammar by non- native speakers. Students will develop a sensitivity for appropriate teaching of Spanish grammar. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Required for teacher education. Prerequisite: SPAN 475 or consent of instructor.

SPAN 490   Advanced Readings in Spanish   credit: 0 to 3 Hours.

Directed reading course intended to develop an advanced student's interest in a special area of Hispanic linguistics or literature (author, genre, period, group of works, etc.). Topics to be chosen in consultation with an advisor. Only topics not covered in regular offerings will be considered. 0 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 for linguistics topics; and any two of SPAN 310, SPAN 312, SPAN 314, or SPAN 316 for literature topics.

SPAN 491   Topics for Honors Students   credit: 1 to 3 Hours.

For candidates for honors in Spanish; intensive study of topics in Hispanic literature or linguistics. 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and of departmental honors advisor.