Catalog 2021-2022

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SPA 421 Spanish Culture and Civilization I

An integrated picture of the political, economic, social, geographic and cultural forces that have shaped Spain and Latin America. SPA 421 covers Spain; SPA 422 covers Latin America. Class conducted in Spanish.

Credit Hours: 4
(HFA) (IG)

Prerequisites

Two 300-level Spanish courses, equivalent skills, or consent of instructor.

SPA 422 Latin American Civilization and Culture

An integrated picture of the political, economic, social, geographic and cultural forces that have shaped Spain and Latin America. SPA 421 covers Spain; SPA 422 covers Latin America. Class conducted in Spanish.

Credit Hours: 4
(HFA) (IG)

Prerequisites

Two 300-level Spanish courses, equivalent skills, or consent of instructor.

SPA 431 Spanish Literature through the Golden Age

A reading and discussion of selections by master writers of Spanish literature for an understanding of how ideas, feelings and social points of view are conveyed through literature. Reviews the historical and cultural background of each period. Class conducted in Spanish.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (IG)

Prerequisites

Two 300-level Spanish courses, equivalent skills, or consent of instructor.

SPA 432 Spanish Literature from the 19th Century until Today

A reading and discussion of selections by master writers of Spanish literature for an understanding of how ideas, feelings and social points of view are conveyed through literature. Reviews the historical and cultural background of each period. Class conducted in Spanish.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (IG)

Prerequisites

Two 300-level Spanish courses, equivalent skills, or consent of instructor.

SPA 435 Latin American Literature

An introductory survey of the main trends in contemporary Latin American literature through selected works of some of its most representative authors. Class conducted in Spanish.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (IG) (NW) (W)

Prerequisites

Two 300-level Spanish courses, equivalent skills, or consent of instructor.

SPA 436 The Latin American Novel

The rise and influence of the Latin American novel in the 20th century is studied through a careful selection of representative works. Authors include Asturias, Carpentier, Cortázar, Donoso, Fuentes, García Márquez, Piglia, Peri Rossi, Poniatowska, Rulfo, Saer, Vargas Llosa and many others.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (IG) (W)

Prerequisites

Two 300-level Spanish Courses, equivalent skills or consent of the instructor.

SPA 441 Hispanic Women Writers

This course consists of an exploration of the development of Hispanic women writers with an examination of the relationship between gender and literature.  A selection of readings will be the foundation of the comprehension of these themes within a literary and social-cultural context.  Class conducted in Spanish
Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (IG) (W)

Prerequisites

Two 300 level courses, equivalent skills, or instructor consent.

SPA 451 Topics in Spanish

Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

Credit Hours: 1-4
(HFA) (IG)

Prerequisites

Consent of instructor.

SPA 499 Research Capstone

Spanish majors with senior standing choose a research project in consultation with a full-time faculty member of the department in one of the following areas of study:  linguistics, literature, second-language acquisition or cultural studies.  The research and preparation of the final written product is carried out under the guidance and supervision of the faculty mentor and reviewed by the department.  Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Spanish majors with Senior status only. Two 400- level Spanish courses or instructor consent.