Spanish (SPAN)

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SPAN 5500 Spanish Advanced Grammar: 3 semester hours.

Survey of selected grammar and composition topics on the advanced level. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 5501 Graduate Discourse: 3 semester hours.

Focus on developing conversational skills at the advanced level. Emphasis on the development of vocabulary and language resources for analytical and technical discussion related to society, politics, and the professional world. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: Classified Graduate Status or Permission of the Instructor. D

SPAN 5505 Study Abroad: 1-3 semester hours.

Available only through study outside of US. Development of upper-division level communicative competencies in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and of cultural awareness through exposure to customs, traditions, places, and peoples. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. Graded S/U.

SPAN 5510 Spanish for the Health Professions: 1-2 semester hours.

Elective course designed to meet the specific linguistic needs of health service providers in the context of the clinical encounter between provider and the Spanish-speaking patient, progressively presenting the vocabulary, structures, and related cultural issues as students set the stage for the clinical encounter, elicit the history of the present illness, past medical history, review of systems, and perform a physical exam. Within the structure of the medical interview, students will also learn to discuss medications and their effects, family history, social and sexual history, mental health, and preventive health and nutrition in the target language. May be taken twice with different content.

SPAN 5541 Survey of Peninsular Literature and Civilization: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of main currents of Peninsular cultural history and literature. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: Classified Graduate Status or Permission of Instructor. D

SPAN 5542 Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive overview of main currents of Latin American cultural history and literature. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: Classified Graduate Status or Permission of the Instructor. D

SPAN 5545 Critical Theory: 3 semester hours.

Focused study of selected literary theories/critical approaches and their applications to Spanish Peninsular or Latin American literature and society. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQ: Classified graduate status or Permission of the Instructor. D

SPAN 5560 Topics in Interpretation and Translation: 1-4 semester hours.

Theory and principles of translation and/or interpretation and their application in the fields of literature, business, law, and medicine. Topics may vary. May be repeated for up to 8 credits with a different topic.

SPAN 5570 Readings in Spanish: 2 semester hours.

Reading, discussion, and writing on selected topics in Spanish literature. May be repeated once with different content. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 5575 Topics in Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to explore a topic of interest in Hispanic literature and culture at a more advanced level through the study of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. May be repeated three times with different content. PRE-or-COREQS: CMLT 3360 or SPAN 3301 or SPAN 3302.

SPAN 5580 Independent Study in Spanish: 3 semester hours.

A directed project, under the guidance of an instructor, emphasizing individual study or research according to the needs of the study. May be repeated. PREREQ: Permission of instructor.

SPAN 5593 Spanish Internship: 1-3 semester hours.

Internship coordinated by faculty providing significant exposure to the use of Spanish in a professional service, or clinical environment. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. May be repeated for up to 3 credits. Graded S/U.

SPAN 5594 Topics in Language and Culture for the Professions I: 1-3 semester hours.

Workshops offer students opportunities to enhance and supplement linguistic and cultural proficiency in a variety of professional contexts. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. May be repeated three times with different content. Graded S/U.

SPAN 5595 Topics in Language and Culture for Professions II: 1-3 semester hours.

Workshops offer students opportunities to enhance and supplement linguistic and cultural proficiency in a variety of professional contexts. Specific, evaluated graduate-level activities and/or performances are identified in the course syllabus. May be repeated three times with different content.

SPAN 5599 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

SPAN 6600 Topics in Spanish Language: 3 semester hours.

This course offers students an opportunity to explore topics of interest in Hispanic language, language pedagogy, or sociolinguistics. May be repeated three times with different content.

SPAN 6675 Topics in Culture and Literature: 3 semester hours.

This course offers students an opportunity to explore a topic of interest in Hispanic literature and culture at a more advanced level through the study of a wide variety of literary and cultural texts. May be repeated three times with different content.

SPAN 6676 Topics in Culture and Literatures II: 3 semester hours.

This course offers students an opportunity to explore topics of interest in Hispanic literature and cultural works. May be repeated three times with different content. D

SPAN 6680 Independent Study In Spanish: 3 semester hours.

A directed project, under the guidance of an instructor, emphasizing individual study or research according to the needs of the study. May be repeated for a total of 9 credits with different course content. PREREQ: Permission of Instructor.

SPAN 6690 Spanish Graduate Seminar: 3 semester hours.

Advanced studies in selected topics from language, culture, literature or methods of research. May be repeated up to 6 credits with different content.

SPAN 6695 Capstone in Spanish: 3 semester hours.

Research and Critical Analysis 3 semester hours. Intensive research and critical analysis of works. Pre-requisites: SPAN 6690 and permission of instructor.

SPAN 6699 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.

SPAN 7700 Capstone in Spanish: 3 semester hours.

Should be one of the last core courses taken in the Spanish MA program. Integration of all major areas of study into discussion around a number of texts; individual portfolios/papers, small group projects and presentations. D