English and Languages

The Department of English and Languages offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Spanish (either with or without secondary educator certification). A technical writing emphasis is available in conjunction with the BA in English. In addition, the department offers course sequences leading to an academic minor in English, Technical Writing, Spanish and French. On the graduate level, the department offers the Master of Arts degree in English. The graduate section of this catalog contains further information about the graduate program.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree In English

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
ENGL 1301 [shared] [WI] Composition I
ENGL 1302 [shared] [WI] Composition II
Foreign Language 1411, 1412, 2311, 231214
HIST 2321World Civilizations I3
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
ENGL 3315Foundations of Literary Research and Analysis3
Total Hours65
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Without Teacher Certification
Select from the following:3
Technical writing and Document Design
Technical Writing and Editing
Advanced Composition
Sophomore English [shared]
ENGL 4315 [WI] Senior Literacy Seminar3
Advanced ENGL Electives18
Advanced Electives18
Electives13
Total Hours55
Teacher Certification
ENGL 2350 [shared] Backgrounds of Western Literature
Select two of the following:6
Technical writing and Document Design
Technical Writing and Editing
Advanced Composition
Senior Literacy Seminar
ENGL 3301American Literature to 18653
ENGL 3302American Literature Since 18653
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammar3
ENGL 4300Shakespeare3
ENGL 4301British Literature I3
ENGL 4302British Literature II3
ENGL 4311Studies in Rhetoric and Language3
ENGL 4360 [WI] Advanced Studies in Secondary English3
Select one of the following:3
Cultural Studies
Genre Studies
EDUC 3320 Understanding Learners3
EDUC 3330Models of Instruction3
EDUC 4330Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDUC 4335 Issues of Professionalism3
EDUC 4690Clinical Teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
READ 3351Content Area Reading3
Elective3
Total Hours60
Technical Writing Emphasis
Sophomore English [shared]
ENGL 3309 [WI] Technical writing and Document Design3
ENGL 3310 [WI] Technical Writing and Editing3
ENGL 3312Graphics and Technical Writing3
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammar3
ENGL 4312Technical Writing and Computer Applications3
ENGL 4320Writing for Electronic Mediums3
Select two of the following:6
Advanced Composition
An Introduction to Linguistics
Studies in Rhetoric and Language
Select one of the following:3
Genre Studies
Creative Writing
Film Studies
Advanced Electives15
Electives13
Total Hours55
1

Please see Academic Information section.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with Technical Writing Emphasis

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
Foreign Language 1411, 1412, 2311, 231214
Sophomore English3
HIST 2321World Civilizations I 23
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
Total Hours65
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Technical Writing Emphasis
ENGL 3309 [WI] Technical writing and Document Design3
ENGL 3310 [WI] Technical Writing and Editing3
ENGL 3312Graphics and Technical Writing3
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammar3
ENGL 4312Technical Writing and Computer Applications3
ENGL 4320Writing for Electronic Mediums3
Select two of the following:6
Advanced Composition
An Introduction to Linguistics
Studies in Rhetoric and Language
Select one of the following:3
Genre Studies
Creative Writing
Film Studies
Electives (18 Advanced Electives)31
Total Hours58
1

 Please see Academic Information section.

2

 Course may be counted toward general education requirement.

English Certification

Required Courses
ENGL 2350 [shared] Backgrounds of Western Literature 1
ENGL 3301American Literature to 18653
ENGL 3302American Literature Since 18653
ENGL 3320Advanced Grammar3
ENGL 4300Shakespeare3
ENGL 4301British Literature I3
ENGL 4302British Literature II3
ENGL 4311Studies in Rhetoric and Language3
ENGL 4360 [WI] Advanced Studies in Secondary English3
Select one of the following:3
Cultural Studies
Genre Studies
Senior Literacy Seminar
EDUC 3320 Understanding Learners3
EDUC 3330Models of Instruction3
EDUC 4330Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDUC 4335 Issues of Professionalism3
EDUC 4690Clinical Teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
READ 3351Content Area Reading3
Electives9
Total Hours60
1

Course may be counted toward general education requirement.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish

Required Courses
General Education Requirements 142
SPAN 1411Beginning Spanish I4
SPAN 1412Beginning Spanish II4
SPAN 2311Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 2312Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 3303Spanish Grammar for Composition3
SPAN 4300 [WI] Foundation in Literary Studies3
SPAN 3301Oral Proficiency in Spanish3
or SPAN 3302 Spanish for Heritage or Native Speakers
SPAN 4306Culture and Civilization of Spain and Latin America3
SPAN 4307 [WI] Advanced Oral and Writing Skills3
HIST 2321 [shared] World Civilizations I
HIST 2322World Civilizations II3
Total Hours74
Additional Required Courses for Concentrations
Without Teacher Certification
Select three of the following (one of which must be SPAN 4301 or SPAN 4302): 29
Survey of Peninsular LIterature
Survey of Spanish-America Literature
Chicano Literature in Spanish
The Caribbean Experience
Modernismo
The Short Latin American Novel
Sophomore Literature3
Electives (21 hours Advanced)34
Total Hours46
Spanish Teacher Certification
Select three of the following (one of which must be SPAN 4301 or SPAN 4302): 29
Survey of Peninsular LIterature
Survey of Spanish-America Literature
Chicano Literature in Spanish
The Caribbean Experience
Modernismo
The Short Latin American Novel
EDUC 3320 Understanding Learners3
EDUC 3330Models of Instruction3
EDUC 4330Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDUC 4335 Issues of Professionalism3
EDUC 4690Clinical Teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
READ 3351Content Area Reading3
ENGL 2350Backgrounds of Western Literature3
SPAN 4309Spanish Language Pedagogy3
Electives7
Total Hours46
1

Please see Academic Information section.

2

 Only one of these courses can be taken abroad.

Spanish Certifications

Required Courses
Select three of the following (one of which must be SPAN 4301 or SPAN 4302): 19
Survey of Peninsular LIterature
Survey of Spanish-America Literature
Chicano Literature in Spanish
The Caribbean Experience
Modernismo
The Short Latin American Novel
EDUC 3320 Understanding Learners3
EDUC 3330Models of Instruction3
EDUC 4330Application of Effective Teaching Practices3
EDUC 4335 Issues of Professionalism3
EDUC 4690Clinical Teaching6
Select one of the following:3
Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Child Development
Child Development
READ 3351Content Area Reading3
ENGL 2350Backgrounds of Western Literature3
SPAN 4309Spanish Language Pedagogy3
Electives7
Total Hours46
1

Only one of these courses can be taken abroad.

Minor in Technical Writing

Required Courses
ENGL 1301 [WI] Composition I3
ENGL 1302 [WI] Composition II3
ENGL 3309 [WI] Technical writing and Document Design3
Sophomore Literature3
Select two of the following:6
Technical Writing and Editing
Graphics and Technical Writing
Technical Writing and Computer Applications
Writing for Electronic Mediums
Total Hours18

English Courses

ENGL 0303. Basic Writing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Provides students with instruction in the basics of acceptable writing, with special focus on preparing them to succeed in the writing demanded throughout the Tarleton State University freshman composition sequence. The course helps students address writing problems by work in such areas as the composing process, arrangement, cohesion, paragraphing, syntax, and use of evidence. The course also helps students (on an individual basis) with their particular problems in grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling. A student must earn a grade of at least C in order to progress to ENGL 1301. The course will not substitute for any other course and does not count for degree credit.

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

Practical study designed to introduce English majors to university life and to the career possibilities available in this major. 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.

ENGL 1301. Composition I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A prerequisite to English 1302, the course introduces students to the diverse characteristics of writing for academic contexts. Students in English 1301 write about ideas, in particular responding analytically and critically to written sources. The course helps students become familiar with academic audiences, situations, purposes, genres, and some primary conventions (style, arrangement) of those genres. Moreover, students work to develop their own composing processes, particularly for ways of inventing ideas, planning, and revising their texts.

ENGL 1302. Composition II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A sequel to English 1301, this course introduces students to research in academic contexts. Students address questions such as What is it for? What are its limitations? What are some of its shapes? How does one go about it? The course introduces students to a variety of research methods, systems of documentation, contemporary library resources, and research genres. Among other writing tasks for the course, each student is expected to carry out his/her own research study for possible publication in The Tarleton Freshman Writer. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301.

ENGL 2310. The Short Story. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course provides a study of narrative, including folktales and emphasizing 19th and 20th century short stories. Extensive reading and analysis of stories leading to an understanding of the narrative impulse and the possibilities of this literary form. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

ENGL 2320. Introduction to Literature. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A genre-based study of predominantly modern literary works. Students will analyze form and content with particular emphasis on the vocabulary and techniques germane to literature, investigate its attendant treatment as an academic discipline, and explore its aesthetic connections to human experience. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

ENGL 2340. Literature and Film. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A study of styles, components, and techniques of literary genres, with particular attention to the medium of film as it relates to literary expression. Weekly lab meetings will entail screening of films appropriate to class discussion and analysis. One 3-hour lab per week required. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302 or prior approval of department head.

ENGL 2350. Backgrounds of Western Literature. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of major works in translation which provide the foundation for the literary tradition of the modern Western world, emphasizing, but not limited to, the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

ENGL 3195. Written Discourse Theory and Application. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students will receive instruction and training in written discourse theory and practice as appropriate and necessary preparation for tutoring in the University Writing Center and/or the English and Languages Department Language Arts Lab. Students must receive prior approval to enroll. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3 hours sophomore ENGL, and approval of Writing Program Director and Writing Center Directors.

ENGL 3301. American Literature to 1865. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

From the beginnings to 1865. A critical survey of major writers and movements with emphasis upon such representative authors as Poe, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Dickinson, and Melville. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 3302. American Literature Since 1865. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

From 1865 to the present. A critical survey of major writers and movements with emphasis on such representative authors as Crane, Howells, Frost, Hemingway, and Faulkner. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 3309. Technical Writing and Document Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Process of developing technical information, including researching, drafting, editing, revising, and designing technical reports, proposals, manuals, job application documents and professional correspondence for specific audiences, using word processing and graphic applications. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and 1302.

ENGL 3310. Technical Writing and Editing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Study of advanced technical communication situations such as formal reports, grant proposals, and professional articles, and extensive discipline-specific professional level practice in these forms. Study of general editorial techniques in formats, graphics, and layout and design methods in technical publications. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and 3 hours sophomore ENGL, ENGL 3309.

ENGL 3312. Graphics and Technical Writing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course will examine the integration of graphic components in printed and electronic mediums. Students will use computer applications to compose and design graphics such as bar graphs, organizational charts, flow charts, diagrams, and drawings. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and 3 hours sophomore ENGL, ENGL 3309.

ENGL 3315. Foundations of Literary Research and Analysis. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the skills, practices, and perspectives that inform literary research and analysis. The course explores how careful reading, close textual analysis, and creative and informed research methodology culminate in cogent and substantive critical essays about literary texts. The course includes discussion of the formal conventions of major literary genres as well as discussion of concepts such as relationships of literary texts to histories and cultures, the formation of canons, literary movements, and theoretical perspectives that inform literary analysis. This course is required for majors. May be taken concurrently with one other advanced English literature course before proceeding with other advanced English literature courses. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and 3 hours of Sophomore English.

ENGL 3320. Advanced Grammar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introduction to the grammatical structure of modern English at the level of word, clause, and discourse presented through the application of the principles of descriptive grammars, accompanied by a review of current prescriptive grammars. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 3330. Advanced Composition. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Students will examine the rhetoric of composition through intensive writing workshops and close reading of composition-related texts. The goals of the course are (1) to discover and define some coherent relations between rhetoric and composition; (2) to challenge the students' presuppositions about essayistic space through a process of peer- and instructor-reviewed writing workshops. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and 3 hours sophomore ENGL, or prior approval of department head.

ENGL 3341. Cultural Studies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course explores an array of diverse cultural and historical contexts through literature produced outside the common British and American traditions. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 3342. Genre Studies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Literary genres consist of related kinds of works, combining content and form, gradually changing as their cultures change. The purpose of generic study is an understanding of literary tradition and of the way in which authors speak to their times, and to all times, through the genres they inherit and modify. This course will provide an intensive study of one or more genres. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 3343. Creative Writing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focuses on the craft and art of writing narrative, poetic, and dramatic discourse. Attention to the conception, design, and execution both of the whole work and of elements of figurative language, characterization, dialogue, point of view, and poetic structure, as well as other elements of the craft. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 3350. Children's Literature. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A general survey of literature for children. Includes a study of types of literature for children and of the development of criteria for the selection and evaluation of children's books. This course may be counted as an elective but not towards the 24-hour advanced English requirement for an English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 3370. An Introduction to Linguistics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of descriptive linguistics revealing the nature and scope of the characteristics and complexities of human language. Much of the course consists of learning the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of modern English. Attention will also be focused on the nature and diversity of the rule-bound creativity underlying the tacit systematic use of human language. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 3390. Readings in Adolescent Literature. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Survey of literature with a focus on teenage audiences. Readings will include both classics and contemporary selections. Study will be concerned with increasing student understanding of unique aspects of adolescent literature and its application in public school curricula. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301,1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 4086. English Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A course featuring independent reading, research, and discussion under personal direction of instructor, topics to vary according to student need. Open to students of senior classification with prior approval of department head.

ENGL 4300. Shakespeare. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An in depth study of representative types of Shakespeare's drama and poetry. Credit for both ENGL 4300 and DRAM 4300 will not be awarded. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 4301. British Literature I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A chronological study of the works of the principal authors and their historic backgrounds from approximately 700 A.D. to the end of the eighteenth century. The writers considered include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, and Swift. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 4302. British Literature II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A chronological study of the works of the principal authors and their historic backgrounds from the end of the eighteenth century to the present. The writers considered include Wordsworth, Coleridge, Tennyson, Browning, and Eliot. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 4311. Studies in Rhetoric and Language. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course offers advanced study in the theory, nature, and practice of written discourse. Special emphasis is given to helping students investigate language theoretically as a background for their own professional and personal use. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 4312. Technical Writing and Computer Applications. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of and practice in use of word processing and desktop publishing in document design and publication. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3 hours sophomore ENGL, ENGL 3309, ENGL 3312.

ENGL 4315. Senior Literacy Seminar. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course offers an opportunity for students to engage in an intensified, focused, well-defined study. Possibilities include the examination of a particular writer, groupings of writers, a specific geographic region, and/or literary criticism. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 4320. Writing for Electronic Mediums. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced study of and practice in writing for electronic mediums with a primary focus on planning, designing, and composing professional pages for the world wide web. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3 hours sophomore ENGL, ENGL 3309, 3312.

ENGL 4335. Film Studies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A study of movies both as dramas - involving plot, characterization, theme, etc. - and as artistic productions - involving shots, cuts, and other film techniques. Other aspects of film criticism are covered. A three-hour lab per week is required. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, 3315 and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

ENGL 4360. Advanced Studies in Secondary English. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

This course applies the standards of the National Council of Teachers of English to the curriculum of secondary English. It provides an intensive review of composition principles, language conventions, literary genres, and computer instructional technology. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, 1302, and 3 hours sophomore ENGL.

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.

Dr. Jeanelle Barrett, Department Head
Department of English & Languages
O.A. Grant Building, Room 327
Box T-0300
Stephenville, Texas 76402
(254) 968-9039
jbarrett@tarleton.edu
www.tarleton.edu/english

Professors

  • Chappell
  • Dodson
  • Shipman
  • Young

Associate professors

  • Barrett
  • Fehler
  • Mollick
  • Quazi
  • Robitaille
  • Tanter

Assistant professors

  • Brister
  • Dooley
  • Konvicka
  • Lilly
  • Lincoln
  • Marrugo-Puello
  • Newsome
  • Otwell
  • Smith
  • Sword
  • Tober
  • Urban

Instructors

  • Gonzales
  • Jones
  • McCutchen
  • Richey, Carolyn Ms.
  • Thompson, Andrea Ms.