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Spanish Courses

SPA 503 - GLB/Stylistics & Lit Theory
Hours: 3
Stylistics and Literary Theory - Three semester hours This is a required course for the MA in Spanish with emphasis in literature. Students will be exposed to narratological and theoretical analyses and critical theory. They will learn how to contextualize various literary approaches such as Feminism, Marxism, Deconstructionism, New Historicism; and more current ones such as Animal Studies, Ecocriticism among others.

SPA 505 - GLB/Childn's/Adolesnt Lit Spa
Hours: 3
GLB/Children’s and Adolescent Literature in Spanish - Three semester hours A comparative, analytical and theoretical approach of canonical children’s and adolescent literature (Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and others) and the Spanish versions of these works and its presentation in the classroom.

SPA 512 - Spa Grammar for Tchg
Hours: 3
Spanish Grammar Review and its Teaching This course consists of a survey of Spanish Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Dialectology) at an advanced level. Students will become acquainted with Linguistic theories through peer-review scholarly articles. Such articles also describe the application of such theories in the classroom. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own learning of the complex grammatical aspects of the language, and on the functions of teachers of second languages, who are responsible for the learning process of potential students. This course will bring to light the difficult task of including accurate and meaningful explanations of the grammatical aspects of learning a second language; a task which is undoubtedly a key to success. This is a 3 hour, lecture course with no prerequisites.

SPA 516 - GLB/Latin American Lit
Hours: 3
Latin American Literature. Three semester hours. A study of Latin American literature with emphasis on prose fiction or poetry and drama. Authors treated in prose fiction may include Isaacs, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Fuentes, and Vargas Llosa; in poetry and drama, authors treated may include Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Hernandez, Marti, Ruben Dario, Mistral, Neruda, Paz and Carballido. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

SPA 518 - Thesis
Hours: 3-6
Thesis. Six semester hours. Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis.

SPA 535 - GLB/Latin Am Lit 18 & 19 Cent
Hours: 3
Latin Am Lit 18 & 19 Cent. Three semester hours. A study of various genres and representative works from Latin American authors of Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Modernism and Vanguardism. Some of the work studies might include: Andres Bello, Echevarria, Faustino Samiento, Gomez de Avellaneda, Jose Hernandez, Jose Marti, Ruben Dario, Jose Enrique Rodo, etc.

SPA 543 - GLB/Spanish Sociolinguistics
Hours: 3
This course will help students to gain understanding of the different varieties and dialects of Spanish in the Hispanic world and its implementation in classroom instruction. The foreign language teacher needs to be knowledgeable of external variables (social status, gender, speaking tasks required, regional dialects) which affect speaker’s production. Learners of Spanish as a second language must be properly taught and be made aware of those different social or regional varieties when they are learning a new language. It is the responsibility of the foreign language teacher to put into practical context the grammatical aspect of the courses they teach, so that the learners will achieve success. This is a 3 hour, lecture course with no prerequisites. Cross list with FLL 543

SPA 544 - Spa Curriculum Design
Hours: 3
Spanish Language Curriculum Design This course targets potential teachers of second language. It instructs them how to effectively manage content in order to improve the structure and organization of a syllabus. It also helps in the implementation of appropriate materials for the second language classroom. This course will demand a recycling of knowledge on Linguistics disciplines related to the teaching of Spanish as a second language such as Phonology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, and Methodology. By implementing the appropriate contents at the right pace and scheduling, potential teachers will work out a reliable curriculum which will assure the success of his/her students. Cross listed with FLL 544

SPA 545 - GLB/Teaching Spa Thru Film
Hours: 3
Teaching Spanish through Film - Three semester hours This class will focus on using Hispanic films for language instruction in the classroom. The course will prepare and train High School teachers to use film in context for language instruction in order to: 1) Expose students to the histories, cultures of the Spanish-speaking world 2) Make use of film in context for students’ practice of their writing abilities. 3) Practice students’ listening abilities using Hispanic film.

SPA 549 - Spanish Phonetics
Hours: 3
Spanish Phonetics in the Classroom This course will help students gain understanding of the field of Phonetics. The course surveys the Spanish phonological system so that the SLA teacher can implement it in his/her work in the classroom. Usually overlooked, or not consistently treated, second language phonology is a key to mastering native-like pronunciation. Thus, the course focuses on the importance of well-designed, long term work on the learning of pronunciation and intonation; and on how future teachers of Spanish as a Second Language may implement this work day to day in the classroom. This is a 3 hour, lecture course with no prerequisites. Cross list with FLL 549

SPA 550 - Span Lit Golden Age
Hours: 3
Spanish Literature of the Golden Age. Three semester hours. Studies in various genres and literary figures of Peninsular Literature of the Golden Age period (16 and 17 centuries). the works studies will be representative of the major genres; narrative, drama, and poetry; and subgenres, honor plays, picaresque novel, satiric poetry, etc. Literary topics might include: the poetic renovations by Boscan and Garcilaso, the birth of the Spanish national Theater by Lope de Vega, Honor and Tragedy in the plays of Lope and Calderon the beginnings of the modern novel with Miquel de Cervantes, the baroque poetry of Gongora and Quevedo, etc.

SPA 555 - Span Medieval Lit
Hours: 3
Literary Movements. Three semester hours. A study of one of the significant literary movements in Peninsular or Latin American literature. The course may focus on a topic such as Renaissance and Golden Age, Generation of '98, Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, Modernism, Multiculturalism and Representation. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

SPA 560 - GLB/Colonial Literature
Hours: 3
Colonial Literature. Three semester hours. This course is a study of early colonial writings that questioned the status of American peoples and cultures. Analyzes European perceptions of indigenous languages and religious practices and the confrontation between oral tradition and written culture. Some of the works studied might include: Columbus diary, Hernan Cortes, Las cartas de relacion, Popol Vuh, Naufragious, Cabeza de Vaca, Los comentarios reales, Garcilaso de la Vega, etc.

SPA 575 - Contemp Peninsular Lit
Hours: 3
Contemporary Peninsular Literature A study of the literature of the twenty and twenty first centuries in Spain. Topics may include Literature of the Generation of 98, the Spanish Avant-Garde, Spanish Civil War Literature, Post-War narrative strategies, the Literature of the Democracy, Literature written by women, and recent Spanish narrative, drama and poetry. Repeatable up to 6 semester hours.

SPA 576 - Spa Lit 18th & 19th Cent
Hours: 3
Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries A study in various genres and literary figures of Peninsular Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. The works studied will be representative of all genres produced during the periods of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, as well as Realism and Naturalism. Authors studied might include: Benito Feijoo, Ignacio de Luzán, Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Rosalia de Castro, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Larra, Fernán Caballero, Alarcón, Pereda, Valera, Galdós, Clarín, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Blasco Ibáñez, etc. The historical and social backgrounds of the epoch form the basis for the analysis of major works. Critical and Literary Theory will be applied to the study of these authors and their work.

SPA 589 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

SPA 595 - RESEARCH LIT TECH
Hours: 3
[Print Course] SPA 595 - Research Literature and Techniques Hours: Three Note Required for the students who opt for the 36-hour Master’s. This course requires an extensive investigation into a topic agreed upon by the student and the advisory committee. Graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis.

SPA 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes.

SPA 597A - Special Topics
Hours: 1-4
Special Topics. One to four semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated for credit when the emphasis changes