These courses are an introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish and focus on the development of four skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on active communication and the development of oral and comprehension skills.

Prerequisites
Students who have SPAN 1XX (First Qtr Spanish) or SPAN 10X (SPAN 101 online) transfer credit may not take this course.
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Foreign Language

These courses are an introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish and focus on the development of four skills: comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is placed on active communication and the development of oral and comprehension skills.

Prerequisites
SPAN 101 or permission of the instructor. Students with transfer credit for SPAN 101 or SPAN 10X (i.e., 1st or 2nd quarter Spanish) may not take this course.
Code
Foreign Language

This course accommodates students who have had fewer than three years of Spanish at the high school level or those who do not feel adequately prepared to enroll in Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 201), but who are also not appropriately placed to enroll in the first semester Elementary Spanish (SPAN 101) course. This is an intensive course covering the entire curriculum of the standard two-semester Elementary Spanish, in one semester. Students should consult Spanish faculty before registering to determine the appropriate level course to enroll in. Students should also be advised that taking SPAN 110 alone would not fulfill the foreign language graduation requirement; they will need to take SPAN 201 in order to satisfy the requirement.

An intermediate language course for students seeking to perfect their proficiency in Spanish. The course consists of a grammar review, and a variety of oral and written assignments chosen to enhance the student's control of the structures and vocabulary of the Spanish language. An introduction to lexicon and situational contexts for professions in various fields (Medical, Legal, and Business) is included. The course sequence of foreign language instruction is Elementary Level 101, 102, Intermediate Level 201, 202. A student who has received a C (2.00) grade or better in any course in this sequence or its equivalent cannot subsequently receive credit for a course which appears before it in the sequence.

Prerequisites
Three years of high school Spanish, SPAN 102, or permission of the instructor.
Code
Foreign Language

An intermediate language course for students seeking to perfect their proficiency in Spanish. The course consists of a grammar review, and a variety of oral and written assignments chosen to enhance the student's control of the structures and vocabulary of the Spanish language. An introduction to lexicon and situational contexts for professions in various fields (Medical, Legal, and Business) is included. The course sequence of foreign language instruction is Elementary Level 101, 102, Intermediate Level 201, 202. A student who has received a C (2.00) grade or better in any course in this sequence or its equivalent cannot subsequently receive credit for a course which appears before it in the sequence.

Prerequisites
SPAN 201 or permission of the instructor.
Code
Foreign Language

This course develops students' writing and editing skills in Spanish by exploring various types of writing (descripci?n, narraci?n, reportaje, exposici?n and argumentaci?n) and the processes needed to develop these styles of composition. As part of the mastery of the skills necessary for writing in Spanish, the course incorporates a review of key and complex grammatical structures. This course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
SPAN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
Code
Foreign Language

This course combines linguistic functions and structures with culture through an integration of listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. The course concentrates on improving oral fluency in Spanish by using the topics of Spanish and Latin American films, and their illustration of language in cultural context for class discussion.

Prerequisites
SPAN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
Code
Foreign Language

Applications of Spanish in non-literary contexts. This class emphasizes the perfection of practical oral and written skills, especially translation. It is open to a wide variety of topics including popular culture, technology, science, economics, news media, cinema, the encironment, and/or some professional uses of Spanish. Students will complete individual and/or group multimedia projects centered around their interests. A grammar review is included.

Prerequisites
SPAN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
Code
Foreign Language

More than 50 million Latinos live in the United States of America, which makes the U.S the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. In this course, students analyze the cultural, historical, political and social experiences of U. S. Latinos, or ?Latinx America.? This course understands the place of Latinx communities in the rising U.S. nation as a political and economic agent that shaped the history of the world in the 19th and 20th century. First, the course examines the roots of the US Hispanic populations, and also how colonization imposed Hispanic cultures and languages in North, Central and South America. Second, the course analyzes the experiences of the Latinx communities in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries through various topics: Latino immigration, practices of racisms and colonization, strategies of resistance, political and social movements, U.S. policies regarding Latino communities, and Latinx gender practices, among others. This course is taught in English.

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Humanistic Approaches

This course introduces students to the culture and civilization of Spain with emphasis on the history, art and prevalent cultural myths and practices integral to the development of the Spanish nation. This course considers the relevance of these cultural elements within an Hispanic context and a global perspective.

Prerequisites
SPAN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
Code
Foreign Language

This course introduces the student to the culture and civilization of Latin America, with an emphasis on the history, visual art, music, and prevalent cultural myths integral to the civilizations and cultures of the region. The course considers the relevance of these cultural elements within a Hispanic context and a larger world perspective.

Prerequisites
SPAN 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
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Foreign Language

A study of the major genres of Hispanic literature through close analyses of selected masterpieces. This class prepares the student for more advanced studies in literary and cultural studies. This course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

A panoramic survey of the literature of the Americas. The texts studied in the course reflect literary developments up to the present. Works to be discussed illustrates cultural elements that are evidenced in today's society. Latino Literature written in the United States may also be included. This course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

A panoramic survey of Spanish literature from the early modern period to the present. Works to be discussed illustrate cultural, political, and social issues critical in the development of Spanish literature. This course has a multimedia component. This course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

This course considers the main cultural and literary issues of the Hispanic world as represented in the short story. Writers from both sides of the Atlantic are studied with emphasis on the close reading and analysis of the texts. This course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

This course examines poetry as an authentic expression of Hispanic literature. Writers from Spain and Latin America are studied with emphasis on the close reading and analysis of their poems, the study of meter, rhyme, and other elements of prosody, as well as writing critically about poetry. This course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

An overview of Spanish cinema since the Civil War to the present. All films are studied in reference to the historical developments in Spain from 1939 to the present. Works by Berlanga, Bu?uel, Saura, and Almod?var are screened. Course includes required screening lab. This course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

This course surveys Latin American cinema, with a particular emphasis on contemporary films. The acquisition of technical vocabulary will facilitate a careful examination of the selected works. Together with literary, critical, and theoretical texts, this analysis will lead to a broader discussion about the key cultural and social issues of the region.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

This course covers approximately 200 years of Spanish drama. Students read complete dramas from several of Spain's most prolific playwrights while covering the major literary movements and tendencies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

This course explores major theatre pieces of the twentieth century and is organized around important theatrical centers in Latin America and the study of terminology related to the theatre. The two largest units focus on Argentina and Mexico, but the course also covers plays from Chile, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and some Chicano works. The growing importance of performance theory and art is included in the coursework.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

Latina/o literature explores the heterogeneity of Latina/o experiences in the U.S. While the course is not a survey of Latino literary history, it introduces students to contemporary expressions of Latina/o literature. Plays, short stories, novels, testimonies, poems, essays, and film help students to study the complex and often-silenced histories of the Latina/o communities. The course understands literature and cultural productions as a platform for social, historical, and political histories. Literature becomes a place where ideologies are contested, debated and articulated. In this course, students will explore questions related to community, diaspora, immigration, racism, transnational politics, discourses of privilege, and intersections of sexuality, gender, and class. This course is taught in English, with some readings in Spanglish, a hybrid language that resulted from interaction between Spanish and English. Students seeking credit in the Spanish major or minor in Hispanic Studies must write their assignments in Spanish.

SPAN 310 offers in-depth study of literary and cultural topics in the Spanish-speaking world that are interdisciplinary in nature, multiregional in approach, and genre inclusive. As such, it incorporates short story, poetry, drama, essay, and film, and it covers several regions, including but not limited to the Southern Cone, Central America, the Caribbean, and Spain. Potential topics for this rubric are advanced culture courses, literatures of the periphery, narratives of the migration experience, advanced translation, linguistics, or any course which is interdisciplinary in nature. In addition to learning about the concrete topic of the class, students develop their critical skills, and improved their speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. This course is taught entirely in Spanish. Because content will change, this course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

This course explores the human experience of migration, exile, and/or diaspora by offering an overview of some of the more significant migration processes within the Spanish-speaking world, and by exploring the social, political, historical, economic and intellectual implications of those processes. The class consists of close readings of literary works in several genres, including poetry, plays, short stories and essays, and the screening of several films. It also includes readings on cultural aspects of and theoretical approaches to this phenomenon. Readings and visual texts are in Spanish an/or English, and all discussion and testing is in Spanish.

Prerequisites
Any one of SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

How do new ways of seeing and being seen shape the divergent experiences of modernity in Latin America? This is the basic question that SPAN 312 asks by examining a series of case studies that roughly span the last two hundred years of its history. "Modernity" is an object of much debate, but might be provisionally defined as the competing accounts of the major sociopolitical, economic, and cultural processes shaping our world. Traditionally, the foundational literary works of the so-called "lettered city" have been the sources privileged by scholars to understand Latin American modernities. Drawing on recent scholarship, this course adopts the interdisciplinary approach known as "visual culture" in order to understand how emergent technologies and their attendant practices have been instrumental in constructing and critiquing particular configurations of power. These may include photography, pavilions at international expositions, museums, performance art, and multimedia spectacles. Course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
SPAN 203, 204, 205, 211 or 212.

This course will provide students with an overview of Iberian feminism from a transatlantic perspective (Spain-the Americas). First, we will examine the origins of Iberian feminisms, paying special attention to transatlantic literary networks and spaces. In doing so, we will discuss key concepts around feminism and/or women?s writing: the struggle over women?s rights; women as a labor force and consumers; models of gender identity and nation building; sexual liberation, etc. Second, we will analyze the major global debates and challenges within contemporary feminisms (transfeminism, decolonial feminisms, ecofeminism or pinkwashing) and their articulation in the Iberian context. We will cover a variety of feminist artifacts and practices (short fiction, manifestos, performance, memoirs, poetry, strikes, etc.) with emphasis on how and why these texts often blur genre conventions.

Prerequisites
SPAN 203, 204, 205, 210, 211, 212, or equivalent.

In this course, students develop an understanding of the main topics for Queer Latinx Studies, including current aesthetic, political, and theoretical frameworks to analyze Latinx art, cinema, literature, and performance. This course gives students the opportunity to study how queer Latinx artists are contesting civil and governmental oppression against non-heterosexual communities. Students understand the significance of dwelling and sexual embodiment for dissident artists and their political intervention in the public sphere. In this class, students will engage with questions of disability, immigration, legality, race, and sexuality in America. This course is taught in English, with some readings in Spanglish, a hybrid language that resulted from interaction between Spanish and English. Students seeking credit in the Spanish major or minor in Hispanic Studies must write their assignments in Spanish.

This course analyzes how artists articulated the idea of mestizaje (racial and ethnic mixing) in Mexico and the U.S from the 16th to the 21th century. This course is divided into three sections: in the first section, students will study the genesis and evolution of racial taxonomies in the viceroyalty of New Spain. This section will teach the students the conceptual history of the idea of mestizaje and its political implications. In the second section, students will examine how diverse artists and political institutions portray the idea of mestizaje creating the genre of Casta paintings. Casta paintings are one of the most important artistic expressions of the Spanish Catholic Empire. In the third section, the students will analyze how governmental and nongovernmental corporations developed the Mexican muralism artistic movement, and also how U.S Latinx artists reinterpreted the muralist conceptualization of mestizaje in the 20th and 21st Century. Particularly, the course will emphasize the artworks of Diego Rivera in Mexico City and Detroit, and the artworks of Sandra de la Loza, and Emilio Aguayo. Cross-listed as LTS/SPAN 376.

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Artistic Approaches

This special topics course is conducted as a seminar and varies in focus each time. The course offers students the opportunity to further examine, problematize, and research particular issues and forms of cultural productions as they relate to Latina/o Studies and communities in the United States. To this purpose, class sessions require students to explore the discursive specificities of assigned works as well as to consider and interrogate the critical and theoretical issues they raise. Students' thoughtful engagement with the material and ability to participate in productive dialogue bear directly on the quality of the knowledge produced throughout the semester. Cross-listed with LTS/SPAN 400.

An intensive study of selected works reflecting the intellectual, political, and aesthetic changes in Spain from 1140 to 1499 AD.

Prerequisites
Any Spanish class 300-311, or equivalent.

This course examines the relationship between culture and politics in nineteenth century Latin America. Studying foundational works of Latin American literature alongside other, oft-ignored cultural artifacts, it traces the role of the people in the rise of the modern nation-state.

Prerequisites
Any Spanish class 300-311, or equivalent.

A survey of Spanish literature between its two golden ages; close reading of selected texts; consideration of the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Realism in a Spanish context; and examination of interplay among society, politics, art, and literature.

This course is taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites
Any Spanish class 300-311, or equivalent.

A study of Spanish literature from the generation of 1898 to the present. Close readings of selected texts from all literary genres.

Prerequisites
Any Spanish class 300-311, or equivalent.

The course introduces students to the principle tendencies, texts, and writers of twentieth-century Spanish-American narrative. The course focuses on novels and short stories as different as the Fantastic literature of Jorge Luis Borges, the nativism or 'indigenismo' of Miguel Angel Asturias, the literary chronicling literature of the Mexican Revolution of Juan Rulfo, the Magical Realism of Garcia Marquez, and the 'boom' and 'post-boom' works of South America's finest writers.

Prerequisites
Any Spanish class 300-311, or equivalent.

Synthesis of various aspects of literary studies. Topics to meet special needs. Since content changes, this course may be repeated for credit.

Independent study is available to those students who wish to continue their learning in an area after completing the regularly offered courses in that area.

Independent Study is available to students wishing to complete study in a topic not convered by a regular course.