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SPAN 5023
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

The purpose of this course is to provide graduate students with the fundamental knowledge of Spanish linguistics as the basis for future application of linguistic principles. This course explores Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.


SPAN 5203
Short Story

An analysis of Spanish-language short stories.

Note: May be repeated for credit after completion of SPAN 4203 if course content differs.


SPAN 5213
Spanish Literature

A survey of the literature of Spain with readings from representative works.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of SPAN 4213.


SPAN 5223
Spanish-American Literature

A survey of Spanish-American literature with readings from representative works.

Note: May not be taken for credit after completion of SPAN 4223.


SPAN 5283
Seminar in Spanish

Selected topics on language, literature, or culture in the Americas and Spain.

Note: May be taken for credit after SPAN 4283 or SPAN 5283 if content differs.


SPAN 5803
Film Theory

An introduction to Spanish-language film theory and major films.

Note: May be taken for credit after SPAN 4803 if content differs.


SPAN 6003
Introduction to the M.A. in Spanish

The emphasis of this course is on analytical reading and academic writing. The course provides the student with research and analytical tools used in the humanities in order to develop the ability to handle larger expository and argumentative units and to deal more effectively with the writing process. Topics vary from year-to-year.


SPAN 6013
Advanced Composition

A close study of texts from contemporary Spanish and Spanish-American writers, with an emphasis on literary analysis, the usage of selected grammatical features and writing styles.


SPAN 6023
Literary Theory

Examination of the fundamental concepts of literary theory and criticism and their applications to Spanish texts, poetry, narrative, and drama.


SPAN 6033
Seminar in Spanish American Literature

This course is designed to introduce the student to major writers in contemporary Spanish American literature. The course will examine each work within its structure. Particular attention will be paid to social, intellectual, and existential aspects.


SPAN 6043
Seminar in Colonial Spanish-American Literature

Examination of XVI century texts from a historical, cultural, and literary perspective.


SPAN 6063
Spanish American Literature and Culture

The course will examine Latin American literature from the turn of the century modernism to present time. This will include the multiple aspects of modernism, realism and regionalism, post-modernist poetry, contemporary prose, and theatre. Specific themes will be studied such as man versus nature, man versus society, gender issues, and the representation of women. The use of art and film will also be studied.


SPAN 6083
Seminar in Poetry

Examination of black poetry in Latin America, and the process of transculturation as a discourse of identity in the Caribbean.


SPAN 6093
Seminar in Novel

The narratives selected in this course will focus on the relationship between the world and literature. Readings will include the liberated and rebellious literature from Macedonio Fernandez, the canonical and marginal works from Julio Cortazar and Jose Emilio Pacheco, and the narratives of the ninety by Ricardo Piglia.


SPAN 6133
Seminar in Spanish Literature

Seminar in Spanish Literature will be a seminar-style course that examines major writers in Spanish literature. The course will examine each work within its structure. Particular attention will be paid to social, intellectual, and existential aspects.

Note: Course may be repeated if content differs.


SPAN 6163
Spanish Literature and Culture

A study of Peninsular literature, emphasizing works that give representative expression to the thought and cultural patterns of their times.


SPAN 6283
Seminar in Spanish

Selected topics on language, literature, or culture in the Americas and Spain.

Note: Course may be repeated if content differs.


SPAN 6403
Advanced Spanish Grammar

This course is designed to provide more advanced grammatical and syntactical features, increased ability with idiomatic expressions, and vocabulary enlargement.


SPAN 6503
History of the Spanish Language

An examination of different aspects involved in the development of the Spanish language. Topics to be considered may include, among others, the evolution of different linguistic systems of Spanish and the socio-cultural factors and context that influenced its development. The course will entail analysis of texts that reflect changes in language. Usage and attitudes toward language.


SPAN 6701
Teaching College Spanish

Teaching college Spanish is a graduate-level introduction to second language learning/teaching theory, methodology, and practice. Supervised teaching, preparation of instructional and testing materials, and practice in evaluation. Readings and bibliographic work in second language learning/teaching theory, practice, and research.

Note: Required of all graduate assistants.


SPAN 6881, 6882, 6883, 6884, 6885, 6886
Workshop

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours of instruction per credit hour.


SPAN 6891, 6892, 6893, 6894
Independent Theory

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department head

Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings.


SPAN 6991
Project or Thesis Research Continuation

This course allows students additional time to research and compose their capstone project/portfolio.


SPAN 6993
Thesis Research

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or department head.

Directed research on a thesis topic selected by the student in consultation with a supervising professor.


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