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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "SPAN-Spanish"

SPAN - Spanish

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (4) Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish. Introduction to the functions and structures of the Spanish language, with emphasis on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (4) Prerequisite: SPAN101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish. Further study of the functions and structures of the Spanish language, with emphasis on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

SPAN 103 Intensive Elementary Spanish (4) Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish. Credit only granted for: SPAN102 or SPAN103. Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 125 Spanish Civilization: From Kingdoms to Nationalities (3) Introduction to the cultural heritage of the Spanish people, their traditions, customs, arts and literature, with special emphasis on the interrelationship of social and literary history. Taught in English.

SPAN 169 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish (4) Formerly: SPAN203. Continued development of the functions and structures of the Spanish language with emphasis on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

SPAN 203 Intensive Intermediate Spanish (4) Prerequisite: SPAN103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish. Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.

SPAN 204 Spanish Grammar Review (3) Prerequisite: SPAN203; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Not open to fluent/native speakers of Spanish. An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.

SPAN 206 Review of Oral and Written Spanish for Native Speakers Educated in the United States (3) Restriction: Must have native or near native knowledge of oral Spanish; and must have no formal education in Spanish. Review of oral and written Spanish for students who have native or near-native ability in Spanish, but have never studied it in a formal setting.

SPAN 207 Reading and Writing in Spanish (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of B+ in SPAN203; or must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN204; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Selected readings with emphasis on reading comprehension and the development of reading strategies. Work in composition writing and a review of selected grammatical topics. Complements material of SPAN204.

SPAN 211 Intermediate Conversation (3) Prerequisite: SPAN203; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish. Development of listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Opportunity to develop oral fluency, improve pronunciation and increase vocabulary. Individual and/or group oral presentations.

SPAN 220 Don Quixote (3) Literal, historical, philosophical, anthropological reading of Cervantes' Don Quixote. Place of novel in Western literary traditions. Taught in English.

SPAN 221 Introduction to Literature (3) Prerequisite: SPAN207; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Selected readings in various genres in Spanish and Latin American literature. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 222 Cultural Difference in Contemporary Latin America (3) Introduction to representations and expressions in Latin America: cultural stereotypes, representations of difference, forms of discrimination, sublimation of difference into national identity, and the staging of the other. Taught in English.

SPAN 223 United States Latino Culture (3) Survey of the diverse historical, political, and economic issues contributing to the formation of U.S Latino culture(s) and communities. Representative Latino cultural texts-literary, artistic, musical, film, and performances will be studied and discussed. Taught in English.

SPAN 224 Violence and Resistance in the Americas (3) Indigenous vision of violence and resistance in the Americas. Texts and maps from the European explorers and conquerors are also studied. Readings include primary texts from the 16th as well as from the 20th century. Taught in English.

SPAN 225 Cultures of the Contact Zones - Seville, Al-Andalus and the Atlantic World (3) Credit only granted for: HONR248E or SPAN225. Content is broad enough to deal with issues of multiculturalism in Spain but also specific enough to center on the city of Seville and the Andalusion region.

SPAN 228 Selected Topics in Latin American Literature and Society (3-6) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Also offered as: PORT228. Credit only granted for: SPAN228 or PORT228. Topics on literature and society in contemporary Latin America. Topics vary. Taught in English.

SPAN 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I (3) Also offered as: PORT234, LASC234. Credit only granted for: SPAN234, PORT234, or LASC234. Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.

SPAN 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II (3) Also offered as: PORT235, LASC235. Credit only granted for: SPAN235, PORT235, or LASC235. Major issues shaping Latin American and Caribbean societies including the changing constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and class as well as expressions of popular cultures and revolutionary practices. A continuation of SPAN/PORT/LASC234, but completion of 234 is not a prerequisite. Taught in English.

SPAN 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar and Composition I (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN207. Practice of complex grammatical structures through reading and writing of compositions and essays. Specific lexical, syntactic, rhetorical, and stylistic devices will be highlighted.

SPAN 302 Advanced Grammar and Composition II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301. Practice in and writing of different types of compositions and essays, including narrations, descriptions, and persuasive writing. Review of problematic syntactical structures.

SPAN 303 Approaches to Cultural Materials in the Hispanic World (3) Prerequisite: SPAN207; or permission of instructor. Development of proficiency in critical thought through the reading, viewing, and analytical discussion of major genres and styles of cultural materials selected from Spanish-speaking world. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 306 Spanish II for Native Speakers (3) Prerequisite: SPAN206. Practice of complex grammatical structures through reading and writing of compositions and essays. Specific lexical, syntactic, rhetorical and stylistic devices will be highlighted. Designed for Spanish speakers educated in English.

SPAN 307 Oral Communication Skills for Native Speakers of Spanish (3) Development of techniques for formal public speaking in Spanish. Writing and delivering oral presentations for varied audiences and purposes. Includes strategies for organization, the use of rhetorical patterns, and the development of effective discourse. Designed for bilingual students who are native speakers of Spanish (Heritage Language learners), who have been educated in the U.S. and whose Spanish ability is mainly oral.

SPAN 310 Spanish Phonetics (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; and permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Descriptive study of the Spanish sound system. Practice in phonetic perception, transcription, and articulation. Particular attention to sentence phonetics; juncture, rhythm, stress, pitch.

SPAN 311 Advanced Conversation I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN204 or SPAN211; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish. Further development of listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Opportunity to develop oral fluency, improve pronunciation and increase vocabulary. Individual and/or group oral presentations.

SPAN 312 Advanced Conversation II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN311. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish. Continued mastery of listening and speaking skills in Spanish. Opportunity to develop oral fluency, improve pronunciation, and increase vocabulary. Emphasis on colloquial and technical language as well as development of linguistic accuracy. Individual and/or group oral presentation.

SPAN 314 Daily Life in Mexico: An Intercultural Approach (1) Restriction: Must be in the UMS Study Abroad program in Mexico City. Cultural differences between life in the United States and Mexico.

SPAN 315 Commercial Spanish I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Business Spanish terminology, vocabulary and practices. Emphasis on everyday spoken and written Spanish. Readings and discussions of Spanish commercial topics. May include exposure to Spanish commercial topics. May include exposure to Spanish business environments.

SPAN 316 Practicum in Translation I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Translation of non-literary, non-technical texts into Spanish and/or English.

SPAN 317 Translation II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN316. Translation of non-literary, non-technical texts into Spanish and/or English.

SPAN 318 Translation of Technical Texts (3) Prerequisite: SPAN316. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Translation of technical and specialized texts in various fields (e.g. medicine, law, international affairs, social work, journalism, technology) into Spanish and/or English.

SPAN 321 Survey of Spanish Literature I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Overview of the history of Spanish literature from the 12th through the l7th century.

SPAN 322 Survey of Spanish Literature II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Overview of the history of Spanish literature from the l8th century to the present.

SPAN 323 Survey of Latin-American Literature I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Overview of the history of Latin American literature from the pre-Columbian era through the l8th century.

SPAN 324 Survey of Latin-American Literature II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Overview of the history of Latin American literature from the l9th century to the present.

SPAN 325 Spanish Civilization I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Spanish civilization from the pre-Spanish cultures through the Spanish Golden Age with emphasis on cultural, social, and artistic aspects.

SPAN 326 Spanish Civilization II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Spanish civilization from the 18th century to the present day with emphasis on cultural, social, and artistic aspects.

SPAN 331 Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature I: Medieval Times (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN325 or SPAN321. Credit only granted for: SPAN321, SPAN325, or SPAN331. The exploration of cultures of the Iberian Peninsula from its origins until the 15th century as well as the study of historical and political events that gave rise to the Spanish state. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 332 Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature II: Renaissance and Baroque (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor. An overview of cultural and literary production of Spain from the late 15th through late 17th centuries, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, religious and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 333 Spanish Culture, Civilization and Literature III: Modern Times (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN322 or SPAN326. Credit only granted for: SPAN322, SPAN326, or SPAN333. An overview of cultural and literary production of Spain from the late 17th century through the present day, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, religious and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 346 Latin American Civilization I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Cultural heritage of the Latin American peoples from the pre-Columbian period to independence.

SPAN 347 Latin American Civilization II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Cultural heritage of the Latin American peoples from independence to the present.

SPAN 356 Literary Translation I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN317; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Translation of literary texts into Spanish and/or English: narrative.

SPAN 357 Literary Translation II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN317; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. A continuation of SPAN356. Translation of literary texts into Spanish and/or English: dialogue and other forms.

SPAN 361 Latin American Literatures and Cultures I: From Pre-Columbian to Colonial Times (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN323 or SPAN346. Credit only granted for: SPAN361, SPAN323, or SPAN346. Overview of cultural history of Latin America from pre-Columbian civilizations to the Colonial period, exploring the foundations of the Spanish American cultural and literary tradition to approximately 1770. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 362 Latin American Literatures and Cultures II: From Independence to Nation Formation (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor. An overview of cultural and literary production of Latin America from the 18th Century to approximately 1900, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 363 Latin American Literatures and Cultures III: From Modernism to Neo-Liberalism (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Must not have completed SPAN324 or SPAN347. Credit only granted for: SPAN324, SPAN347, or SPAN363. An overview of cultural and literary production of Latin America from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries, exploring the production of literary texts in their socio-historical, political, and cultural contexts and development. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

SPAN 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

SPAN 388 Language House Spring Colloquium (1) Restriction: Must reside in the Language House Immersion program. Repeatable to 8 credits if content differs. For students residing in the Language House Immersion Program. Focuses on the development of skills in the target language and acquiring the cultural knowledge of the countries that speak the target language.

SPAN 399 Independent Study in Spanish (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Repeatable to 3 credits. Specific readings in literature or a translation project under the supervision of a faculty member of the department.

SPAN 401 Advanced Composition I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN302; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Compositions and essays with emphasis on stylistics, idiomatic and syntactic structures. Organization and writing of research papers.

SPAN 402 Advanced Composition II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN401; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Compositions and essays with emphasis on stylistics, idiomatic and syntactic structures. Organization and writing of research papers.

SPAN 403 Research and Information Sources in Latin American Studies (1) Corequisite: SPAN458. Recommended: SPAN235 and SPAN234. Restriction: Senior standing. Also offered as: LASC403. A foundational course in Latin American Studies information sources. Students will devise a search strategy and explore reference materials available to the Latin American Studies researcher.

SPAN 404 The Short Story in the Middle Ages (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Presents an overview of one of the most relevant genres of the Middle Ages: the short story, which entailed a process of writing and rewriting of common sources.

SPAN 405 The Sentimental Romance (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Explores Spain's Sentimental Romances in the Late Middle Ages with an interdisciplinary critical approach.

SPAN 406 Don Juan Manuel's Fictional and Historical Prose (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Dedicated to the literary production of an important author: Don Juan Manuel. By examining the interaction among writing, reading and the oral acquisition of knowledge in his works, special attention will be given to how the border between fact and fiction is constructed in the Middle Ages.

SPAN 407 Jews, Moslems, and Christians in Medieval Spain (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Presents an overview of the cultural, political and religious coexistence of Jews, Moslems and Christians in Medieval Spain as it changed from tolerance to persecution and survival.

SPAN 408 Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Major themes in the literature of Spain or Spanish-America. Each theme will be announced when the course is offered.

SPAN 410 Literature of the Middle Ages I (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Spanish literary history from the eleventh through the fifteenth century. Reading of representative texts. This course covers until the year 1350.

SPAN 411 Literature of the Middle Ages II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Spanish literary history from the eleventh through the fifteenth century. Reading of representative texts. This course covers from 1350 to 1500.

SPAN 412 Women in the Middle Ages: Myths and Daily Life (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Explores the role of women during the Middle Ages and analyzes the active participation of women in a society in which men's occupation was warfare. Also explores "feminine voices" and female representations in the literature of the times.

SPAN 413 Libro de Buen Amor (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Literary traditions in the Libro de buen amor.

SPAN 414 La Celestina (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Literary and cultural traditions in La Celestina.

SPAN 415 Commercial Spanish II (3) Prerequisite: SPAN315; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Business Spanish terminology, vocabulary and practices. Emphasis on everyday spoken and written Spanish. Readings and discussions of international topics. Cross-cultural considerations relative to international business operations, including exporting and banking.

SPAN 416 Practicum in Translation V (3) Prerequisite: SPAN357; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Translation of complete literary texts from Spanish into English. Presentation and comparison of special problems encountered in individual projects.

SPAN 417 Practicum in Translation VI (3) Prerequisite: SPAN416; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Translation of complete literary texts from Spanish into English. Evaluation of different versions of the original. Problems of interpretation, literary structure and analysis.

SPAN 418 Hispanic Literature in Translation (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

SPAN 420 Poetry of the 16th Century (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Selected readings and literary analysis.

SPAN 421 Prose of the 16th Century (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Selected readings and literary analysis.

SPAN 422 Cross-Cultural Communication (3) Prerequisite: SPAN315. Restriction: Must be in Spanish Language, Literatures, and Cultures program; and junior standing or higher. Focuses on the relationship of language and culture of those operating in world markets. Particular attention will be given to cross-cultural communication, linguistic systems, and culture specific perceptions of the Hispanic world.

SPAN 424 Drama of the Sixteenth Century (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. From the earliest autos and pasos, the development of Spanish drama anterior to Lope de Vega, including Cervantes.

SPAN 425 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics I: Basic Concepts (3) Prerequisite: SPAN301 and SPAN303; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. This course begins with an introduction to general concepts in linguistics, from language function and the brain to communication, culture, and thought, and their relation to other disciplines in the social sciences. The main purpose of this course is to provide an overview of Hispanic linguistics through multiple perspectives, while exploring the areas of Spanish morphology, syntax, and semantics. This course will also focus on the structural tendencies of Spanish through a variety of practical activities.

SPAN 426 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics II: Language in Use (3) Prerequisite: SPAN425. Also offered as: SPAN626. Designed for students without previous experience in Linguistics. Focus on language variation and use, linguistic change, and bilingualism.

SPAN 427 Visions and Fictions from Spain (3) Prerequisite: SPAN331, SPAN332, or SPAN333; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of ARHU-Spanish & Portuguese Languages & Literatures department. Also offered as: FILM427. Credit only granted for: FILM427 or SPAN427. Overview of Spanish Cinema from the end of the 19th century through present day Spain. Exploration of the production of literary and cinematic texts in their sociohistorical, political, religious and cultural contexts. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 430 Cervantes: Don Quijote (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363.

SPAN 431 Cervantes: Novelas Ejemplares and Entremeses (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363.

SPAN 432 Colonial Latin American Literature (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Examines the key themes, writers, literary movements, and cultural debates of the colonial period.

SPAN 433 Women and Culture in Colonial Latin America (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Considers questions of women and historical production, women writers in colonial times, and contemporary literary interpretations of colonial realities. Debates the continued legacy of female archetypes from the colonial period to the present, and epistemological questions regarding the production of knowledge.

SPAN 434 Poetry of the 17th Century (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Selected readings, literary analysis, and discussion of the outstanding poetry of the period, in the light of the historical background.

SPAN 435 Prose of the 17th Century (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Selected readings, literary analysis, and discussion of the outstanding prose of the period, in the light of the historical background.

SPAN 436 Spanish Baroque Drama (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Reading and critique of the major dramas of the Spanish Golden Age: Lope De Vega, Cervantes, Tirso De Molina and Colderon. Taught in Spanish.

SPAN 437 Drama of the Seventeenth Century (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Drama after Lope de Vega to Calderon de la Barca and the decline of the Spanish theater.

SPAN 438 Special Topics in Colonial Latin America (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. The conquest and colonization of the New World produced a textual corpus of invaluable importance for the foundation of Spanish American literary tradition. Special topics (themes, authors, debates, etc.) relevant to the Colonial period will be addressed.

SPAN 440 Literature of the Eighteenth Century (3) Prerequisite: SPAN363, SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, or SPAN362. Traditionalism, Neo-Classicism, and Pre-Romanticism in prose, poetry, and the theater; esthetics and poetics of the enlightenment.

SPAN 446 Encounters of Atlantic Cultures (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Emphasis will be placed on the Hispanic literature and artistic production resulting from the cultural exchange of the two sides of the Atlantic. Also, examines canonical as well as less known texts from the 16th century to the present with a cross-cultural, transnational and multiethnic lens.

SPAN 448 Special Topics in Latin American Civilization (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Intensive independent study of a selected topic related to Latin American civilization.

SPAN 449 Special Topics in Spanish Civilization (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. An intensive study of a selected topic related to Spanish civilization.

SPAN 450 The Hispanic Caribbean (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Credit only granted for: SPAN408C or SPAN450. Formerly: SPAN408C. Explores the Hispanic Caribbean as "island spaces" of multiple migrations and cultural identities, as sites of colonial experiences and post-colonial debates.

SPAN 451 Contemporary Cuban Culture, Literature, and Film (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Explores all the phases of the 1959 Cuban Revolution as depicted in the art it produced within the island and in the greater Cuban diaspora.

SPAN 452 The Romantic Movement in Spain (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Poetry, prose and drama of the Romantic and Post-Romantic periods.

SPAN 454 Nineteenth Century Fiction (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Significant novels of the nineteenth century.

SPAN 456 Nineteenth Century Drama and Poetry (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Significant dramas and poetry of the Realist Period.

SPAN 458 Senior Capstone Course in Latin American Studies (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Restriction: Senior standing. Also offered as: LASC458. Capstone course for advanced students in the Latin American Studies Certificate Program or other students with appropriate preparation. Interdisciplinary topics will vary each semester.

SPAN 459 Latin American Women Writers (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary Latin American women writers.

SPAN 460 The Generation of 1898 and Its Successors (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Authors and works of all genres of the generation of 1898 and those of the immediately succeeding generation.

SPAN 461 The Generation of 1898 and Its Successors (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Authors and works of all genres of the generation of 1898 and those of the immediately succeeding generation.

SPAN 462 Twentieth Century Drama (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Significant plays of the twentieth century.

SPAN 463 Latin American Drama (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Emphasis will be placed on Latin American plays of the twentieth century.

SPAN 464 Contemporary Spanish Poetry (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Spanish poetry from the generation of 1927 to the present.

SPAN 466 The Contemporary Spanish Novel (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. The novel and the short story from 1940 to the present.

SPAN 467 Latin American Short Story (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. A pivotal genre in modern Latin American literature: The Short Story will be examined.

SPAN 468 Modernism and Post-Modernism in Spain and Spanish-America (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. A study of the most important works and authors of both movements in Spain and Spanish-America.

SPAN 469 Study Abroad Special Topics IV (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

SPAN 470 United States Latino Literature (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Introduction to U.S. Latino literature through exploration of narrative, poetry, and drama by Chicano, Nuyorican, and Cuban American writers. Discussion of socio-historical issues involved in construction of Latino cultural identity in literature.

SPAN 471 United States Latina Fiction (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. An introduction to United States latina fiction through the study of short stories, novels, poetry, etc. It explores strategies of representation by women of color.

SPAN 472 Latin American Perspectives on the United States (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Latin Americans have grappled with the looming and often conflicting presence of the United States in the Western Hemisphere and as a world power. Latin American discursive responses to the United States will be examined.

SPAN 473 U.S. Latino Performance (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. An introduction to United States Latino Performance texts by Chicano, Nuyorican, Cuban-American, Dominican, Central-American and others.

SPAN 474 Central American Literatures, Cultures, and Histories (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. An overview of Central American history and cultural production, focusing primarily but not exclusively on literary texts.

SPAN 478 Special Topics in United States Latino Cultures (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Explores special topics in US Latino Cultures, ranging from Chicano, Nuyorican, Cuban-American, Dominican, Central-American and other border cultural identities.

SPAN 479 Honors Thesis (3-6) Restriction: Must be in Spanish and Portuguese Honors. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Researching and writing an honors thesis under the direction of a professor.

SPAN 480 Spanish-American Essay (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. A study of the socio-political contents and aesthetic qualities of representative works from the colonial to the contemporary period.

SPAN 481 Spanish American Essay (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. A study of the socio-political contents and aesthetic qualities of representative works from the colonial to the contemporary period, with emphasis on the essay of the twentieth century.

SPAN 488 Spanish-American Fiction (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Representative novels and/or short stories from the Wars of Independence to the present or close analysis of major contemporary works. Subject will be announced each time course is offered.

SPAN 489 Spanish-American Fiction (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Representative novels and/or short stories from the Wars of Independence to the present or close analysis of major contemporary works. Subject will be announced each time course is offered.

SPAN 491 Honors Reading Course: Poetry (3) Supervised reading to be taken by students admitted to the honors program or upon consultation with the instructor.

SPAN 492 Honors Reading Course (3) Supervised reading to be taken by students admitted to the honors program or upon consultation with the instructor.

SPAN 493 Honors Reading Course: Drama (3) Supervised reading to be taken by students admitted to the honors program or upon consultation with the instructor.

SPAN 495 Honors Reading (3) Prerequisite: Must be in Spanish and Portuguese Honors; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Supervised reading.

SPAN 498 Spanish-American Poetry (3) Prerequisite: SPAN333, SPAN361, SPAN331, SPAN332, SPAN362, or SPAN363. Main trends, authors and works from the conquest to Ruben Dario.

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