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Spanish (SPAN)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

JumpLink1010. First Year Spanish I. 4. [{none}<>H] Studies fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. (Offered both semesters)

1020. First Year Spanish II. 4. [{none}<>H] Studies fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or two years of high school Spanish. (Offered both semesters)

1101. First-Year Seminar. 3. [{none}<>FYS]

JumpLink2030. Second Year Spanish I. 4. [{none}<>H] Encompasses reading, grammar review, compositions and conversation. Prerequisite: SPAN 1020 or three years of high school Spanish. (Offered both semesters)

2040. Second Year Spanish II. 4. [{none}<>H] Stresses usage of the language through composition, conversation, oral presentation and grammar review. Prerequisite: SPAN 2030 or three years of high school Spanish. (Offered both semesters)

2140. Introduction to Reading. 3. [CH,G<>{none}] This course introduces a varied selection of readings and other cultural media in an immersive, intensive language class. Through the study of short stories, media articles, films, etc., students learn cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world and are able to practice and improve their communicative abilities. Prerequisite: SPAN 2030 or equivalent.

JumpLink3030. Spanish for Heritage Speakers. 3. [{none}<>COM2] Stresses academic use of the Spanish language by native or near-native speakers, through composition, cultural readings, oral presentations, and digital interactions. This class will prepare native and near-native speakers for Spanish upper division classes. It will review spelling rules, grammatical terminology, dialectal and register differences, and academic vocabulary. Prerequisites: SPAN 2040 and consent of instructor.

3040. Spanish Conversation. 3. Emphasizes speaking and listening comprehension through structured and monitored individual, pair, small group and class work, while providing socio-cultural competence, vocabulary acquisition and grammar review. Provides enhanced language skills in a manner that otherwise could only be attained through an extended stay in a Hispanic country. Prerequisite: SPAN 2040; limited to Spanish majors/minors with no previous experience abroad.

3050. Third Year Spanish I. 3. [WB<>COM2] Stresses usage of the language through composition, conversation, oral presentation and grammar review. Prerequisite: SPAN 2040 or consent of instructor. (Offered both semesters)

3060. Third Year Spanish II. 3. Intensively reviews grammar and composition-skill development. Also emphasizes specialized lexicons, written and oral translation, as well as conversational fluency. Prerequisite: SPAN 3050 or consent of instructor. (Offered both semesters)

3070. Intensive Spanish Abroad. 3 (Max. 9). Spanish language and cultural study in Spanish-speaking countries led by UW faculty. Prerequisite: SPAN 2030 or consent of instructor.

3080. Spanish Language in the USA. 3. [{none}<>H] This course studies the Spanish language in its social context as a language of the United States, through concepts such as: social and individual bilingualism, Spanglish, dialects, language contact, borrowings, code switching, language policy, or language ideology. Cross listed with LTST 3080. Prerequisite: SPAN 3050 or SPAN 3060 or instructor's consent.

3100. Survey of Spanish Literature. 3. Studies Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the 17th century. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or equivalent. SPAN 3140 strongly recommended.

3110. Survey of Contemporary Spanish Literature. 3. Studies Spanish literature from the 18th to the 21st century. SPAN 3110 is a continuation of SPAN 3100, which studies Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the end of the 17th century. In order to take 3110, student do not need to take 3100. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or equivalent.

3120. Survey of Spanish American Literature. 3. [G<>{none}] Surveys Spanish American literature from colonial period to the present. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or equivalent.

3140. Introduction to Literature. 3. This course introduces literary analysis by focusing on different genres from the Hispanic tradition. The course if focused on developing interpretation strategies and it introduces key elements of literary criticism. Students are required to produce complex ideas about the texts, give oral presentations, and write essays on the texts read. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050.

3200. Spanish Culture and Civilization. 3. Studies the evolution of Spanish culture through its main artistic, sociological and intellectual expressions. Prerequisite: SPAN 2040, 2140 or consent of instructor.

3220. Spanish-American Cultures in Context. 3. Introduction to the Spanish-speaking cultures of Latin America and the United States through a historical overview and a focus on contemporary politics and culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2040 or SPAN 2140 or consent of instructor.

3300 [4310]. Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics. 3 (Max. 9). Overview of basic concepts and approaches to linguistics with examples from and emphasis on Spanish description. Basic concepts in semiotics, formal and non-formal linguistics, core areas in linguistics (phonetics and phonology, morphosyntax, semantics and pragmatics), as well as an overview of subfields of linguistics (psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, computational linguistics, etc.). Prerequisite: SPAN 3050 or equivalent proficiency.

3990. Independent Study. 1-4 (Max. 4). Encompasses books or periodicals of special interest to the student, selected in consultation with a staff member. Includes independent reading and reports. Prerequisite: SPAN 2030.

JumpLink4070. Fourth Year Spanish I. 3. Intensively reviews grammar and composition-skill development. Also emphasizes specialized lexicons, written and oral translation and conversational fluency. Prerequisite: SPAN 3060 or consent of instructor.

4080. Fourth Year Spanish II. 3 (Max. 9). Encompasses special topics in language such as syntax, morphology, discourse and Spanish for special purposes (e.g. business, medicine). Prerequisite: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050.

4090. Spanish Phonetics and History of the Language. 3. Provides a practical guide to description and performance of Spanish phonological system and general survey of the language's historical development, as well as major dialectical variations. Dual listed with SPAN 5090. Prerequisite: SPAN 2030; SPAN 3050 and 3060 highly recommended.

4095. Advanced Translation. 3 (Max. 6). A practical approach to translating techniques and elements of oral interpretation. Prerequisite: SPAN 3060 or consent of instructor.

4125. Spanish-Language Literatures of the Americas. 3 (Max. 9). Examines Spanish American literature from a wide variety of perspectives: geographical regions (e.g. Caribbean, Andean, greater Mexico), theme (e.g. revolution, borders), period (e.g. Colonial, 19th century), or genre (e.g. poetry, theatre, film, non-fiction). Prerequisite: SPAN 3050 or equivalent. SPAN 3120 highly recommended.

4130. Masterpieces of Spanish Renaissance Literature. 3. Studies Spanish Renaissance, taking into consideration social, political, economic, religious, philosophical and aesthetic aspects of the culture as a context for and as reflected in the literature. Dual listed with SPAN 5130. Prerequisites: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050, and SPAN 3140.

4140. Masterpieces of Spanish Baroque Literature. 3. Studies Spanish Baroque, taking into consideration social, political, economic, religious, philosophical and aesthetic aspects of the culture as a context for and as reflected in the literature. Also covers relationship between Spanish Renaissance and Baroque. Dual listed with SPAN 5140. Prerequisites: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050, and SPAN 3140.

4150. Spanish Romanticism. 3. Comprehensively studies romantic movement in Spain. Includes close reading and commentary of texts by authors such as Espronceda, Rivas, Zorrilla, Becquer and de Castro. Dual listed with SPAN 5150. Prerequisites: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050, and SPAN 3140.

4170. Contemporary Spanish Prose. 3. Examines contemporary prose fiction of Spain. Studies authors who gained recognition before and after the 1936 Spanish Civil War. Prerequisites: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050, and SPAN 3140.

4180. Advanced Cultural Studies in Hispanic Lit/Media. 3. Advanced analysis of Hispanic cultural phenomena. Focus on the Spanish-speaking cultures of Spain or the Spanish-speaking Americas or both. The Texts consulted vary according to instructor and may include the visual arts, such as film, paintings, and performance, academic theory, websites, and other fiction and non-fiction readings. Dual listed with SPAN 5180. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or equivalent and one 4000-level course.

4190. 20th and 21st Century Spanish-American Texts. 3. Provides students the opportunity to study representative literary texts that reflect the tendencies and trends in 20th and 21st century Spanish language works of the Americas. Dual listed with SPAN 5190. Prerequisite: 6 hours of Spanish at the 4000 level.

4200. Introduction to Research. 3 (Max. 9). [WC<>COM3] Senior seminar on a topic varying from year to year. Includes study of standard bibliographical guides. Minimum of 3 hours recommended for majors. Prerequisite: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050 and 3 hours of 4000 or 5000-level courses.

4260. The Realist Novel in Spain. 3. Studies major novelists of 19th century Spain from 1850 until Generation of ‘98. Dual listed with SPAN 5260. Prerequisites: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050, and SPAN 3140.

4600. Special Topics in Spanish. 1-6 (Max. 12). Presents a variety of significant literature, language, or cultural topics in Latin American, Peninsular, and other Spanish-speaking communities. Prerequisite: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050.

4990. Advanced Independent Study. 1-3 (Max. 6). Encompasses special projects to meet needs of individual students, designed in consultation with instructor. Prerequisite: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050.

JumpLink5090. Spanish Phonetics and History of the Language. 3. A practical guide to the description and performance of the Spanish phonological system and a general survey of the language's historical development as well as if its major dialectical variations. Dual listed with SPAN 4090. Prerequisite: SPAN 2030; SPAN 3050 and 3060 highly recommended.

5100. Hispanic Thought. 3. An intensive study of a topic, author, or philosophical movement. Designed for upper level and graduate students. Prerequisite: 12 hours of Spanish literature at 4000-5000 level.

5110. Peninsular Spanish Literature. 1-3 (Max. 9). An intensive study of a topic or an author. Designed for upper level and graduate students. Prerequisite: 12 hours of Spanish literature at 4000-5000 level.

5120. Spanish American Literature. 1-3 (Max. 9). An intensive study of a topic or an author. Designed for upper level and graduate students. Prerequisite: 12 hours of Spanish literature.

5130. Masterpieces of Spanish Renaissance Literature. 3. A study of the Spanish Renaissance, taking into consideration social, political, economic, religious philosophical, and aesthetic aspects of the culture as a context for and as reflected in the literature. Dual listed with SPAN 4130. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or equivalent.

5140. Masterpieces of Spanish Baroque Literature. 3. Studies of the Spanish Baroque, taking into consideration social, political, economic, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic aspects of the culture as a context for and as reflected in the literature. Also covers the relationship between the Spanish Renaissance and the Baroque. Dual listed with SPAN 4140. Prerequisites: SPAN 3030 or SPAN 3050, and SPAN 3140.

5150. Spanish Romanticism. 3. A comprehensive study of the romantic movement in Spain. Close reading and commentary of texts by representative authors including Espronceda, Rivas, Zorilla, Becquer and de Castro. Dual listed with SPAN 4150. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or equivalent.

5160. Graduate Readings. 1-5 (Max. 6). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5170. Special Problems. 1-2 (Max. 6). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5180. Advanced Cultural Studies in Hispanic Lit/Media. 3. Advanced analysis of Hispanic cultural phenomena. Focus on the Spanish-speaking cultures of Spain or the Spanish-speaking Americas or both. The Texts consulted vary according to instructor and may include the visual arts, such as film, paintings, and performance, academic theory, websites, and other fiction and non-fiction readings. Dual listed with SPAN 4180. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or equivalent and one 4000-level course.

5190. 20th and 21st Century Spanish-American Texts. 3. Provides students the opportunity to study representative literary texts that reflect the tendencies and trends in 20th and 21st century Spanish language works of the Americas. Dual listed with SPAN 4190. Prerequisites: 6 hours of SPAN at the 4000-level.

5260. The Realist Novel in Spain. 3. Studies of the major novelists of nineteenth century Spain from 1850 until the Generation of ‘98. Dual listed with SPAN 4260. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140 or equivalent.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.


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