Undergraduate Courses in Spanish

Subject titles and course numbers in parentheses at the end of the course description represent the course equivalent in the Texas Common Course Numbering system.

Undergraduate Courses in Spanish

SPAN 1411, 1412 Beginning Spanish I and II (4-0) The first and second semesters of college Spanish for students without previous knowledge of the language. An introduction to the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with special emphasis on listening and speaking. The student who satisfactorily completes this series will be prepared to register for Spanish 2301. (SPAN 1411, 1412)  SPAN 2305 Introduction to Spanish Literature (3-0) An introduction to Spanish literature, covering such areas as literary style, figurative language, literary genres, versification, aesthetics, and text analysis. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of instructor. SPAN 2311, 2312 Intermediate Spanish I and II (3-0) For the non-native speaker of Spanish, this series is the continuation of Spanish 1411, 1412. (Native speakers, see note below.) Review of grammatical patterns, selected readings, and brief compositions.  Note: Those whose native language is Spanish, or those who have otherwise acquired a speaking knowledge of Spanish, should begin their study of Spanish with Spanish 2311. The course will meet the needs of those who have obtained a speaking knowledge of Spanish with little or no formal study. Successful completion of such a course will prepare the student to register for 2312.  SPAN 3301 Spanish Grammar and Composition (3-0) A comprehensive review of Spanish grammar and composition designed (1) to further develop the student’s comprehension and command of spoken Spanish, (2) to expand the student’s vocabulary, and (3) to provide practice in formal written Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of instructor. SPAN 3308 Studies in Spanish (3-0) A topics course with an in-depth study of specific areas of Spanish and Spanish American literatures and other areas related to Spanish language and Hispanic culture. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Topics will be chosen from: 1. Studies in Linguistics: Phonology, syntax, history of Spanish language 2. Studies in Spanish Literature: Medieval, Golden Age, Modern 3. Studies in Spanish American Literature: Colonial, 19th Century, 20th Century 4. Studies in Mexican Literature Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of instructor. SPAN 3310 Spanish Literature I (3-0) A survey of major Spanish authors and works from the 11th to the 17th centuries. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of the instructor. SPAN 3311 Spanish Literature II (3-0) A survey of major Spanish authors and works from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of the instructor. SPAN 3315 Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Spain (3-0) An overview of the development of Spanish culture from ancient times to the present, using the perspectives of history, art, and literature. Prerequisite: Spanish 2302 or consent of the instructor. SPAN 3316 Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Latin America (3-0) An overview of the development of cultures in Mexico, Central America, and South America, stressing comparisons and contrasts between countries. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of the instructor. SPAN 4306 Modern Drama (3-0) A study of the Spanish drama of the 19th and 20th centuries. The student will read dramas representative of the different types and movements of the period and will discuss them in class and in written form. Class discussion conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of the instructor. SPAN 4307 Readings and Research Directed studies on specific topics of Spanish language, Spanish literature and Spanish American literature. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of instructor. SPAN 4310 Spanish American Literature I (3-0) A survey of major Spanish American authors and works from 1492 to 1830. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of the instructor. SPAN 4311 Spanish American Literature II (3-0) A survey of major Spanish American authors and works from 1830 to the present. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of the instructor. SPAN 4312 Teaching Spanish (3-0) A study of methods and materials used in teaching Spanish from Grades K - 12. The course presents ideas and techniques for teaching grammar, composition, literature, and culture. Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or consent of the instructor.

Graduate Course in Spanish

SPAN 5303 Studies in Spanish American Literature (3-0) Selected authors, works, and genres from Central American, South American and Mexican literature, including such periods as Colonial, 19th Century and Modern. Course may be repeated for credit when topic varies.