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The Spanish program is located in SDU Main Building.

Today, Spanish is said to be the fastest growing language in the world. Over 360 million people speak Spanish. In the U.S., it has been the second language, and in Canada, it is becoming increasingly important and popular as NAFTA and other commercial links are established with Latin America. This creates a need for translators, interpreters and teachers, as Spanish speaking persons are needed in tourism, management, corporations, etc.

As Spanish is not presently taught in P.E.I.'s high schools, UPEI presents the only opportunity for learning this language. This means that students wishing to study Spanish start with 1010 which demands no prior background in the language. Those who have had some contact with the language either through exchanges, family background, or travel may enter at a higher level (1020, 2010, 2020, etc.).

Courses designated 1001-1020 or 2010-2020 are basically language courses, while courses above these levels focus mainly on cultural studies. Students may do a so-called minor in Spanish (7 courses) and even a major. In the latter case, however, two of the 14 semester courses must be taken elsewhere, preferably abroad.

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The Spanish program is located in SDU Main Building.

Under the supervision of the Department, a student is allowed to major in Spanish if he/she shows a high level of interest and competency in the subject and intends to cover the minimum requirement of 42 semester hours.

This would be done under the approval of a Departmental Committee and the Dean of Arts after all courses taken or intended to be taken, at UPEI or another Canadian or foreign institution, have been considered. It is highly recommended that students take part of the exchange programs available with the University of Salamanca (Spain) and/or the University of la Republica (Uruguay).

A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of Spanish.

Electives

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than Spanish.

Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
Studies leading to a Certificate of Proficiency in Conversational Spanish are designed for individuals with no background in Spanish. The program accommodates people wanting to learn Spanish so that they can communicate proficiently with people in another culture, increase professional qualifications, or gain new skills and expertise. Courses at the 1000- and 2000-level focus on basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses at the 3000-level emphasize oral linguistic competence through discussion of cultural and socio-political issues in the Hispanic world.

A Certificate of Proficiency in Conversational Spanish consists of:

  • 18 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:
    • 1010-1020 Introductory Spanish
    • 2010-2020 Intermediate Spanish
    • 3030-3040 Advanced Spanish
  • After completion of the required course work, success in an oral examination of linguistic competence in Spanish and knowledge of civilization and culture pertaining to the Hispanic world.
     
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The Spanish program is located in SDU Main Building.

A minor in Spanish consists of 21 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:

  • Spanish 1010/1020 Introductory
  • Spanish 2010/2020 Intermediate
  • At least 9 semester hours at the 3000 or 4000 level in Spanish, at least 6 semester hours must be taken at UPEI at the upper level.
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The Spanish program is located in SDU Main Building.
  • Doreley C. Coll
  • Pamela Bastante
Overview

Today, Spanish is said to be the fastest growing language in the world. Over 360 million people speak Spanish. In the U.S., it has been the second language, and in Canada, it is becoming increasingly important and popular as NAFTA and other commercial links are established with Latin America. This creates a need for translators, interpreters and teachers, as Spanish speaking persons are needed in tourism, management, corporations, etc.

As Spanish is not presently taught in P.E.I.'s high schools, UPEI presents the only opportunity for learning this language. This means that students wishing to study Spanish start with 1010 which demands no prior background in the language. Those who have had some contact with the language either through exchanges, family background, or travel may enter at a higher level (1020, 2010, 2020, etc.).

Courses designated 1001-1020 or 2010-2020 are basically language courses, while courses above these levels focus mainly on cultural studies. Students may do a so-called minor in Spanish (7 courses) and even a major. In the latter case, however, two of the 14 semester courses must be taken elsewhere, preferably abroad.

Major

Under the supervision of the Department, a student is allowed to major in Spanish if he/she shows a high level of interest and competency in the subject and intends to cover the minimum requirement of 42 semester hours.

This would be done under the approval of a Departmental Committee and the Dean of Arts after all courses taken or intended to be taken, at UPEI or another Canadian or foreign institution, have been considered. It is highly recommended that students take part of the exchange programs available with the University of Salamanca (Spain) and/or the University of la Republica (Uruguay).

A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of Spanish.

Electives

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than Spanish.

Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
Studies leading to a Certificate of Proficiency in Conversational Spanish are designed for individuals with no background in Spanish. The program accommodates people wanting to learn Spanish so that they can communicate proficiently with people in another culture, increase professional qualifications, or gain new skills and expertise. Courses at the 1000- and 2000-level focus on basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses at the 3000-level emphasize oral linguistic competence through discussion of cultural and socio-political issues in the Hispanic world.

A Certificate of Proficiency in Conversational Spanish consists of:

  • 18 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:
    • 1010-1020 Introductory Spanish
    • 2010-2020 Intermediate Spanish
    • 3030-3040 Advanced Spanish
  • After completion of the required course work, success in an oral examination of linguistic competence in Spanish and knowledge of civilization and culture pertaining to the Hispanic world.
     
Minor

A minor in Spanish consists of 21 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:

  • Spanish 1010/1020 Introductory
  • Spanish 2010/2020 Intermediate
  • At least 9 semester hours at the 3000 or 4000 level in Spanish, at least 6 semester hours must be taken at UPEI at the upper level.
Faculty
  • Doreley C. Coll
  • Pamela Bastante

Overview

Today, Spanish is said to be the fastest growing language in the world. Over 360 million people speak Spanish. In the U.S., it has been the second language, and in Canada, it is becoming increasingly important and popular as NAFTA and other commercial links are established with Latin America. This creates a need for translators, interpreters and teachers, as Spanish speaking persons are needed in tourism, management, corporations, etc.

As Spanish is not presently taught in P.E.I.'s high schools, UPEI presents the only opportunity for learning this language. This means that students wishing to study Spanish start with 1010 which demands no prior background in the language. Those who have had some contact with the language either through exchanges, family background, or travel may enter at a higher level (1020, 2010, 2020, etc.).

Courses designated 1001-1020 or 2010-2020 are basically language courses, while courses above these levels focus mainly on cultural studies. Students may do a so-called minor in Spanish (7 courses) and even a major. In the latter case, however, two of the 14 semester courses must be taken elsewhere, preferably abroad.

Major

Under the supervision of the Department, a student is allowed to major in Spanish if he/she shows a high level of interest and competency in the subject and intends to cover the minimum requirement of 42 semester hours.

This would be done under the approval of a Departmental Committee and the Dean of Arts after all courses taken or intended to be taken, at UPEI or another Canadian or foreign institution, have been considered. It is highly recommended that students take part of the exchange programs available with the University of Salamanca (Spain) and/or the University of la Republica (Uruguay).

A major consists of a minimum of 42 semester hours of Spanish.

Electives

Students must include at least 12 semester hours in a modern language or modern languages other than Spanish.

Students should discuss these courses or other alternatives with the Chair of Modern Languages as early as possible.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
Studies leading to a Certificate of Proficiency in Conversational Spanish are designed for individuals with no background in Spanish. The program accommodates people wanting to learn Spanish so that they can communicate proficiently with people in another culture, increase professional qualifications, or gain new skills and expertise. Courses at the 1000- and 2000-level focus on basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses at the 3000-level emphasize oral linguistic competence through discussion of cultural and socio-political issues in the Hispanic world.

A Certificate of Proficiency in Conversational Spanish consists of:

  • 18 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:
    • 1010-1020 Introductory Spanish
    • 2010-2020 Intermediate Spanish
    • 3030-3040 Advanced Spanish
  • After completion of the required course work, success in an oral examination of linguistic competence in Spanish and knowledge of civilization and culture pertaining to the Hispanic world.
     

Minor

A minor in Spanish consists of 21 semester hours of courses in the following sequence:

  • Spanish 1010/1020 Introductory
  • Spanish 2010/2020 Intermediate
  • At least 9 semester hours at the 3000 or 4000 level in Spanish, at least 6 semester hours must be taken at UPEI at the upper level.

Faculty

  • Doreley C. Coll
  • Pamela Bastante
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Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

101-102 INTRODUCTORY SPANISH
Spanish 101 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 102 is a continuation of 101. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 102, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics.
Three hours a week plus lab

Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

201-202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students’ linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 202, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 102 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week plus lab

203 INTENSIVE STUDY ABROAD
This is an intensive second-year level language course offered in cooperation with the University of Salamanca, Spain. Over a four-week period students attend 100 hours of language classes designed to consolidate grammar and common idiomatic expressions, and to increase active vocabulary. In addition, students take part in daily two-hour oral-culture sessions. Students are also encouraged to participate in activities of the university community and in weekend field trips.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 102
Six semester hours of credit

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 200 level.

215 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
This course is designed to prepare students who have an intermediate competence in Spanish with the skills necessary to conduct business in Spanish-speaking countries successfully. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency through a variety of exercises, such as preparing written documents (CVs, letters and memos), and oral presentations. In addition, students can expect to learn specialized vocabulary and important cultural aspects of business language that will be useful for meetings in Spain and Latin America.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

301 COMPOSITION AND ORAL PRACTICE I
This course aims to develop a high degree of competence in written and oral Spanish. Two hours a week are devoted to “composition,” including grammar, vocabulary, translation, stylistics, and original expression. The third hour is devoted to oral work in a small “conversation” class. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

302 COMPOSITION AND ORAL PRACTICE II
This course is a continuation of Spanish 301. The course focuses on reading and composition, and is intended to give students the opportunity to acquire and use new vocabulary, resolve persistent grammatical difficulties, and learn techniques for the development of a good writing style. Requirements include completion of an anthology of readings in Spanish, and regular short essay assignments. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 301 or permission of the instructor

303 ASPECTS OF SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE
This course offers a general view of the development of civilization and culture in Spain from its beginnings to the present. It is organized to introduce students to the major political and social movements in Spanish history and the principal trends in the arts that have given Spain an idiosyncratic culture within the broader context of Western Civilization. A variety of language models, including classroom discussions, set the stage for assimilation of the conversational function of the language. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

304 ASPECTS OF SPANISH-AMERICAN CIVILIZATION  AND CULTURE
This course provides an overview of the beginnings of civilization and culture in Latin America from the Pre-Colombian civilizations of the Mayas, the Aztecs and the Incas to modern times. Five periods are studied in detail: the Pre-Conquest, the Conquest, Colonial Life, Independence Movements, and Modern Times. These historical periods also integrate artistic, cultural and literary movements. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 300 level.

312 IBERO-AMERICAN LITERATURE
This is a course on Contemporary Ibero-American Literature (from 1810 to the present) with emphasis on the study of the different stylistic trends of this period. Selected works representative of the three traditional literary genres are analyzed in class. Students are also introduced to the basic concepts of theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

313 SPANISH PENINSULAR LITERATURE
This course introduces the literary tradition of Spain through consideration of the characteristics of its major literary periods: the Renaissance, the Baroque Age, Romanticism, and the Modern Era. Students are introduced to the basic concepts within theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

315 TRANSLATION AND COMPOSITION I
This course is intended for students who have an intermediate level in Spanish and wish to perfect their grammatical, speaking, and reading comprehension skills. This course is dedicated to intensive practice in advanced translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English with a focus on lexical and syntactic matters. In addition, students can expect to write compositions based on current literary and cultural issues.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

401 THE STRUCTURE OF SPANISH
This advanced Spanish grammar course aims to perfect students’ ability to write and speak correctly and fluently. This course provides an introduction to the formal analysis of the language, covering topics in basic grammatical construction, Spanish morphology (the analysis of word structure), Spanish syntax (the analysis of sentence structure), and Semantics (the study of sentences and word meanings). Central issues in phonological, morphological, and syntactic variations are analyzed from geographical and social points of view. (Also offered in
Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 302 or permission of the instructor

402 PRACTICAL TRANSLATION
This course is designed for students who have an adequate command of the language, but who have an interest in a professional orientation. Translations from English to Spanish and Spanish to English include materials from diverse subjects such as business, sciences, politics, arts, theatre, and literature. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 302 or permission of the instructor

405 THE LEGACY OF THE SPANISH MYSTICS
This course provides a brief introduction to the study of the mystical tradition that reached Spain in the 16th century and the influence it has had on contemporary women writers. The works of Saint Therese of Jesus and those of St. John of the Cross are studied in detail. Students are introduced to the latest critical trends in literary and feminist theory. Classes are in the form of lectures and seminars, and are conducted in English.
Cross-listed with English (cf English 369)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor.  No prerequisite for ENG 369
Lecture/Seminar: Three hours a week in Spanish
NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students, conducted in Spanish.

407 SPANISH MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
This course proposes to give students an overview of the literature produced in the Spanish Middle Ages through a variety of canonical texts from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. The texts selected for this course are studied in their socio-historical and socio-political contexts. Some of the literary genres studied are: the early lyric, the epic (Poema de Mío Cid), courtly and ecclesiastical poetry, didactic literature, and theatre. In addition to these genres, the French, Muslim and Jewish influences in the literary production of Medieval Spain are studied, as well as the problematic of the “originality” of medieval texts and the medieval “author”.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of instructor

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 400 level.

415 CERVANTES’ DON QUIXOTE AND THE FORMATION OF THE MODERN NOVEL
This course studies Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes’ life and times. It examines the novel’s social, political, and historical context; its reception in seventeenth-century Spanish society; the narrative structure and its determinants of gender and class; the intertextuality with major classical works of the Renaissance; and the metafictional, self-reflexive characteristics of the text. A variety of literary theory approaches are studied. The course is generally given in Spanish.
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

451-452 DIRECTED STUDIES
Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.)
 

Calendar Courses

101-102 INTRODUCTORY SPANISH
Spanish 101 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 102 is a continuation of 101. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 102, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics.
Three hours a week plus lab

201-202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students’ linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 202, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 102 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week plus lab

203 INTENSIVE STUDY ABROAD
This is an intensive second-year level language course offered in cooperation with the University of Salamanca, Spain. Over a four-week period students attend 100 hours of language classes designed to consolidate grammar and common idiomatic expressions, and to increase active vocabulary. In addition, students take part in daily two-hour oral-culture sessions. Students are also encouraged to participate in activities of the university community and in weekend field trips.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 102
Six semester hours of credit

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 200 level.

215 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
This course is designed to prepare students who have an intermediate competence in Spanish with the skills necessary to conduct business in Spanish-speaking countries successfully. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency through a variety of exercises, such as preparing written documents (CVs, letters and memos), and oral presentations. In addition, students can expect to learn specialized vocabulary and important cultural aspects of business language that will be useful for meetings in Spain and Latin America.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 

301 COMPOSITION AND ORAL PRACTICE I
This course aims to develop a high degree of competence in written and oral Spanish. Two hours a week are devoted to “composition,” including grammar, vocabulary, translation, stylistics, and original expression. The third hour is devoted to oral work in a small “conversation” class. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

302 COMPOSITION AND ORAL PRACTICE II
This course is a continuation of Spanish 301. The course focuses on reading and composition, and is intended to give students the opportunity to acquire and use new vocabulary, resolve persistent grammatical difficulties, and learn techniques for the development of a good writing style. Requirements include completion of an anthology of readings in Spanish, and regular short essay assignments. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 301 or permission of the instructor

303 ASPECTS OF SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE
This course offers a general view of the development of civilization and culture in Spain from its beginnings to the present. It is organized to introduce students to the major political and social movements in Spanish history and the principal trends in the arts that have given Spain an idiosyncratic culture within the broader context of Western Civilization. A variety of language models, including classroom discussions, set the stage for assimilation of the conversational function of the language. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

304 ASPECTS OF SPANISH-AMERICAN CIVILIZATION  AND CULTURE
This course provides an overview of the beginnings of civilization and culture in Latin America from the Pre-Colombian civilizations of the Mayas, the Aztecs and the Incas to modern times. Five periods are studied in detail: the Pre-Conquest, the Conquest, Colonial Life, Independence Movements, and Modern Times. These historical periods also integrate artistic, cultural and literary movements. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 300 level.

312 IBERO-AMERICAN LITERATURE
This is a course on Contemporary Ibero-American Literature (from 1810 to the present) with emphasis on the study of the different stylistic trends of this period. Selected works representative of the three traditional literary genres are analyzed in class. Students are also introduced to the basic concepts of theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

313 SPANISH PENINSULAR LITERATURE
This course introduces the literary tradition of Spain through consideration of the characteristics of its major literary periods: the Renaissance, the Baroque Age, Romanticism, and the Modern Era. Students are introduced to the basic concepts within theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

315 TRANSLATION AND COMPOSITION I
This course is intended for students who have an intermediate level in Spanish and wish to perfect their grammatical, speaking, and reading comprehension skills. This course is dedicated to intensive practice in advanced translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English with a focus on lexical and syntactic matters. In addition, students can expect to write compositions based on current literary and cultural issues.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

401 THE STRUCTURE OF SPANISH
This advanced Spanish grammar course aims to perfect students’ ability to write and speak correctly and fluently. This course provides an introduction to the formal analysis of the language, covering topics in basic grammatical construction, Spanish morphology (the analysis of word structure), Spanish syntax (the analysis of sentence structure), and Semantics (the study of sentences and word meanings). Central issues in phonological, morphological, and syntactic variations are analyzed from geographical and social points of view. (Also offered in
Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 302 or permission of the instructor

402 PRACTICAL TRANSLATION
This course is designed for students who have an adequate command of the language, but who have an interest in a professional orientation. Translations from English to Spanish and Spanish to English include materials from diverse subjects such as business, sciences, politics, arts, theatre, and literature. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 302 or permission of the instructor

405 THE LEGACY OF THE SPANISH MYSTICS
This course provides a brief introduction to the study of the mystical tradition that reached Spain in the 16th century and the influence it has had on contemporary women writers. The works of Saint Therese of Jesus and those of St. John of the Cross are studied in detail. Students are introduced to the latest critical trends in literary and feminist theory. Classes are in the form of lectures and seminars, and are conducted in English.
Cross-listed with English (cf English 369)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor.  No prerequisite for ENG 369
Lecture/Seminar: Three hours a week in Spanish
NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students, conducted in Spanish.

407 SPANISH MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
This course proposes to give students an overview of the literature produced in the Spanish Middle Ages through a variety of canonical texts from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. The texts selected for this course are studied in their socio-historical and socio-political contexts. Some of the literary genres studied are: the early lyric, the epic (Poema de Mío Cid), courtly and ecclesiastical poetry, didactic literature, and theatre. In addition to these genres, the French, Muslim and Jewish influences in the literary production of Medieval Spain are studied, as well as the problematic of the “originality” of medieval texts and the medieval “author”.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of instructor

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 400 level.

415 CERVANTES’ DON QUIXOTE AND THE FORMATION OF THE MODERN NOVEL
This course studies Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes’ life and times. It examines the novel’s social, political, and historical context; its reception in seventeenth-century Spanish society; the narrative structure and its determinants of gender and class; the intertextuality with major classical works of the Renaissance; and the metafictional, self-reflexive characteristics of the text. A variety of literary theory approaches are studied. The course is generally given in Spanish.
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

451-452 DIRECTED STUDIES
Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.)
 

Calendar Courses

100 Level

101-102 INTRODUCTORY SPANISH
Spanish 101 is intended for students with no knowledge of Spanish. Spanish 102 is a continuation of 101. These courses give students solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Spanish language by engaging them, in both classroom and language laboratory settings, in communicative use of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. By the end of Spanish 102, students obtain a comprehensive outline of Spanish grammar and are able to sustain a conversation on a variety of daily topics.
Three hours a week plus lab

200 Level

201-202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
These courses are intended for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish. They enhance students’ linguistic proficiency, allowing them to handle a variety of social situations. Students also develop cultural and historical understanding of Spain and Latin America. By the end of Spanish 202, students have insight into the grammatical structures of the language, are able to sustain conversations in real-life situations, and are able to discuss aspects of the Hispanic world.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 102 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week plus lab

203 INTENSIVE STUDY ABROAD
This is an intensive second-year level language course offered in cooperation with the University of Salamanca, Spain. Over a four-week period students attend 100 hours of language classes designed to consolidate grammar and common idiomatic expressions, and to increase active vocabulary. In addition, students take part in daily two-hour oral-culture sessions. Students are also encouraged to participate in activities of the university community and in weekend field trips.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 102
Six semester hours of credit

209 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 200 level.

215 SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
This course is designed to prepare students who have an intermediate competence in Spanish with the skills necessary to conduct business in Spanish-speaking countries successfully. Students will continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing proficiency through a variety of exercises, such as preparing written documents (CVs, letters and memos), and oral presentations. In addition, students can expect to learn specialized vocabulary and important cultural aspects of business language that will be useful for meetings in Spain and Latin America.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 

300 Level

301 COMPOSITION AND ORAL PRACTICE I
This course aims to develop a high degree of competence in written and oral Spanish. Two hours a week are devoted to “composition,” including grammar, vocabulary, translation, stylistics, and original expression. The third hour is devoted to oral work in a small “conversation” class. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

302 COMPOSITION AND ORAL PRACTICE II
This course is a continuation of Spanish 301. The course focuses on reading and composition, and is intended to give students the opportunity to acquire and use new vocabulary, resolve persistent grammatical difficulties, and learn techniques for the development of a good writing style. Requirements include completion of an anthology of readings in Spanish, and regular short essay assignments. (Also offered in Salamanca and Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 301 or permission of the instructor

303 ASPECTS OF SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE
This course offers a general view of the development of civilization and culture in Spain from its beginnings to the present. It is organized to introduce students to the major political and social movements in Spanish history and the principal trends in the arts that have given Spain an idiosyncratic culture within the broader context of Western Civilization. A variety of language models, including classroom discussions, set the stage for assimilation of the conversational function of the language. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

304 ASPECTS OF SPANISH-AMERICAN CIVILIZATION  AND CULTURE
This course provides an overview of the beginnings of civilization and culture in Latin America from the Pre-Colombian civilizations of the Mayas, the Aztecs and the Incas to modern times. Five periods are studied in detail: the Pre-Conquest, the Conquest, Colonial Life, Independence Movements, and Modern Times. These historical periods also integrate artistic, cultural and literary movements. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

309 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 300 level.

312 IBERO-AMERICAN LITERATURE
This is a course on Contemporary Ibero-American Literature (from 1810 to the present) with emphasis on the study of the different stylistic trends of this period. Selected works representative of the three traditional literary genres are analyzed in class. Students are also introduced to the basic concepts of theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor
Three hours a week

313 SPANISH PENINSULAR LITERATURE
This course introduces the literary tradition of Spain through consideration of the characteristics of its major literary periods: the Renaissance, the Baroque Age, Romanticism, and the Modern Era. Students are introduced to the basic concepts within theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of literature: narratology, post-structuralism, feminism, and phenomenological hermeneutics. The course is conducted in Spanish and is intended to complement language studies as well as provide a foundation for subsequent courses in Hispanic Literature.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

315 TRANSLATION AND COMPOSITION I
This course is intended for students who have an intermediate level in Spanish and wish to perfect their grammatical, speaking, and reading comprehension skills. This course is dedicated to intensive practice in advanced translation from English to Spanish and Spanish to English with a focus on lexical and syntactic matters. In addition, students can expect to write compositions based on current literary and cultural issues.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

400 Level

401 THE STRUCTURE OF SPANISH
This advanced Spanish grammar course aims to perfect students’ ability to write and speak correctly and fluently. This course provides an introduction to the formal analysis of the language, covering topics in basic grammatical construction, Spanish morphology (the analysis of word structure), Spanish syntax (the analysis of sentence structure), and Semantics (the study of sentences and word meanings). Central issues in phonological, morphological, and syntactic variations are analyzed from geographical and social points of view. (Also offered in
Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 302 or permission of the instructor

402 PRACTICAL TRANSLATION
This course is designed for students who have an adequate command of the language, but who have an interest in a professional orientation. Translations from English to Spanish and Spanish to English include materials from diverse subjects such as business, sciences, politics, arts, theatre, and literature. (Also offered in Uruguay)
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 302 or permission of the instructor

405 THE LEGACY OF THE SPANISH MYSTICS
This course provides a brief introduction to the study of the mystical tradition that reached Spain in the 16th century and the influence it has had on contemporary women writers. The works of Saint Therese of Jesus and those of St. John of the Cross are studied in detail. Students are introduced to the latest critical trends in literary and feminist theory. Classes are in the form of lectures and seminars, and are conducted in English.
Cross-listed with English (cf English 369)
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor.  No prerequisite for ENG 369
Lecture/Seminar: Three hours a week in Spanish
NOTE: Students taking this course as a Spanish credit must submit their written assignments in Spanish. The instructor will provide a weekly tutorial for Spanish students, conducted in Spanish.

407 SPANISH MEDIEVAL LITERATURE
This course proposes to give students an overview of the literature produced in the Spanish Middle Ages through a variety of canonical texts from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. The texts selected for this course are studied in their socio-historical and socio-political contexts. Some of the literary genres studied are: the early lyric, the epic (Poema de Mío Cid), courtly and ecclesiastical poetry, didactic literature, and theatre. In addition to these genres, the French, Muslim and Jewish influences in the literary production of Medieval Spain are studied, as well as the problematic of the “originality” of medieval texts and the medieval “author”.
PREREQUISITE: Spanish 202 or permission of instructor

409 SPECIAL TOPICS
Creation of a course code for special topics offered by Spanish at the 400 level.

415 CERVANTES’ DON QUIXOTE AND THE FORMATION OF THE MODERN NOVEL
This course studies Don Quixote in the context of Cervantes’ life and times. It examines the novel’s social, political, and historical context; its reception in seventeenth-century Spanish society; the narrative structure and its determinants of gender and class; the intertextuality with major classical works of the Renaissance; and the metafictional, self-reflexive characteristics of the text. A variety of literary theory approaches are studied. The course is generally given in Spanish.
PREREQUISITES: Spanish 202 or permission of the instructor

451-452 DIRECTED STUDIES
Centered around an author or a topic, this course is specifically designed to enable students to express themselves and to do research on their own. Students will be given topics to research and to present to the class. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.)
 

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