2017-18 Catalog

Spanish

Courses

SPAN 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Spanish. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to introduce Spanish majors to university life and to the career possibilities available for these majors. Students will develop skills for academic success, development of personal growth and responsibility, and will engage in active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective.

SPAN 1303. Basic Spanish for Vocations. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Instruction and practice in understanding and speaking basic colloquial Spanish encountered in a particular occupational context such as farming, ranching, or law enforcement. May be taken for elective credit and may also satisfy specified program requirements.

SPAN 1411. Beginning Spanish I. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Introduction to the Spanish language for communication on a basic level. Applies the four-skills approach of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Integrated classroom instruction and electronic language lab. Lab fee $5.

SPAN 1412. Beginning Spanish II. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Continuation of four-skills introduction to the Spanish language for communication on a basic level. Integrated classroom instruction and electronic language lab. Prerequisite: SPAN 1411 or equivalent as approved by department head. Lab fee $5.

SPAN 2311. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Review of basic language structure. Oral and written expression on an intermediate level. Prerequisite Course: SPAN 1412.

SPAN 2312. Intermediate Spanish II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Intensive review of language and structure with continued practice in oral and written expression on an intermediate level. Prerequisite Course: SPAN 2311.

SPAN 3301. Oral Proficiency in Spanish. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Discussions of relevant cultural and social issues in Spanish, with increased emphasis on understanding native Spanish and responding to it. Either SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 will be counted toward degree, not both. Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or equivalent and approval of program coordinator.

SPAN 3302. Spanish for Heritage or Native Speakers. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of writing skills for heritage or native speakers, addressing spelling, structure, and the differentiation of colloquial Spanish from formal or standard Spanish. Either SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 will be counted toward degree, not both. Prerequisites: SPAN 2312 or equivalent and approval of program coordinator.

SPAN 3303. Spanish Grammar for Composition. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Development of writing skills in Spanish and analysis of key elements of Spanish grammar as a tool for efficient writing. Prerequisite: SPAN 2312.

SPAN 4086. Spanish Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A course featuring independent reading, research, and discussion under personal direction of the instructor. Topics vary according to student needs. Prerequisite: SPAN 3303 and 3306 and approval of department head.

SPAN 4300. Foundation in Literary Studies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Introduction to the study of Hispanic Literature and to the study of narrative, poetic and dramatic genres. Overview of literary movements in Spanish and Latin American Literature and to textual commentary and analysis. Prerequisite: SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 and SPAN 3303; or approval of instructor.

SPAN 4301. Survey of Peninsular LIterature. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An overview of the literature and literary movements of Spain. Commentary and analysis of Spanish texts from the "Poema del Mio Cid" to the 20th century.

SPAN 4302. Survey of Spanish-America Literature. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

An overview of the literature and literary movements of Spanish America. Commentary and analysis of Spanish American texts from the chronicles of the conquistadors to the 20th century. Pre-requisite: SPAN 4300 or approval of instructor.

SPAN 4303. Chicano Literature in Spanish. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course studies Chicano literature written in Spanish. Through the study of the literary production of several Chicano writers we will study the linguistic characteristics of the Chicano variation of Spanish, as well as the problematic of the Chicano population, issues of cultural identity, social justice and sexual politics. Prerequisites: SPAN 4300.

SPAN 4304. The Caribbean Experience. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course studies the Hispanic Caribbean: Cuba, The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, in its many cultural dimensions. We will survey the historic background of these three Caribbean islands and study a sample of their literary production. Prerequisites: SPAN 4300.

SPAN 4305. Modernismo. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course studies Spanish American Modernismo as a literary generation and as a product of the end of the nineteenth century. Included in the study will be poetry, fiction, and essays from various Modernista writers. Prerequisites: SPAN 4300.

SPAN 4306. Culture and Civilization of Spain and Latin America. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An historical and cultural overview of Spain and Latin America. Major historical events and manifestations that have shaped the Spanish and Latin American culture and civilizations are studied. This course is an introduction to the cultural, historical, and sociopolitical realities of Spain and Latin America. Prerequisites: SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 and SPAN 3303; or approval of instructor or department head.

SPAN 4307. Advanced Oral and Writing Skills. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course provides practice of both speaking and writing in the Spanish language, building on the skills acquired in SPAN 3303 and 3306. The language functions will be practiced at the advanced level required for the Texas Oral Proficiency Test (TOPT). Prerequisites: SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302 and SPAN 3303.

SPAN 4308. The Short Latin American Novel. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course studies some important short Latin American novels, with a main focus in the 20th century. To have a better understanding of these narratives, the historical background of some Latin American countries during this time period will be discussed. Prerequisite: 4300 or approval of instructor.

SPAN 4309. Spanish Language Pedagogy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The course provides a theoretical background on the currents methods of teaching Spanish as a second language. The course presents the basic concepts of second language acquisition. Prerequisite: SPAN 4307.

SPAN 4386. Spanish Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A course featuring independent reading, research, and discussion under personal direction of the instructor. Topics vary according to student needs. Prerequisite: SPAN 3303 and 3306 and approval of department head.