Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 000. Spanish Study Abroad1-30 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Participation in the University of Louisville Language Study Abroad Program and/or programs conducted by the International Center.

Description: Credit awarded to students who have successfully completed the program. Upon return, the student will be required to demonstrate proficiency at a level agreed upon by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages prior to departure.

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SPAN 121. Spanish Language and Culture for Low Beginners I4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Placement score below 250 on the WebCAPE Spanish placement exam or no previous study of the language.

Description: An introduction to the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond to familiar topics in spoken and written Spanish as well as demonstrate cultural awareness.

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SPAN 122. Spanish Language and Culture for Low Beginners II4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 121 or equivalent.

Description: A continuation of SPAN 121 with a focus on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and should be able to demonstrate further cultural awareness.

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SPAN 123. Spanish Language and Culture in Review4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Completion of SPAN 122 or equivalent or placement score between 250-369 on the WebCAPE Spanish placement exam or score of 125 on the Spanish Heritage Language test.

Description: Application of basic language skills to build competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing ability. Development of intercultural competence as a means to a deeper understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Hispanic world as revealed in film, text and traditions.

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SPAN 125. Basic Spanish for Heritage Learners4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Score of 125 on the Spanish Heritage Language test.

Description: Designed for students from a Spanish-speaking background. Basic level Spanish course that builds on and expands the knowledge and skills that Heritage Learners bring to the language classroom.

Note: Credit cannot be earned for both SPAN 125 and SPAN 123.

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SPAN 141. Intensive Spanish I6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): Placement score below 295 or no previous study of the language.

Description: Development of the four language skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

Note: Not counted toward major.
Note: For beginners.

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SPAN 142. Intensive Spanish II6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 141 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of SPAN 141.

Note: Not counted toward major.

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SPAN 201. Intermediate Spanish I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Completion of SPAN 123 or SPAN 142 or equivalent or score between 370-439 on the WebCAPE Spanish placement exam or score of 205 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Consolidation and review of language skills to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing ability. Introduction to Hispanic culture and ethnicity within a global context as revealed in film and text.

Note: Formerly SPAN 301.

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SPAN 202. Intermediate Spanish II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 201.

Description: Continuation of SPAN 201.

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SPAN 205. Intensive Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of SPAN 125 or score of 205 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Designed for students from a Spanish-speaking background. An intensive intermediate level course that provides heritage learners with the opportunity to expand their proficiency for language use in a wide variety of situations.

Note: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 205 and SPAN 201.

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SPAN 301. Spanish Pronunciation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Completion of or enrollment in SPAN 202.

Description: An introduction in the study of Spanish phonetics with emphasis on practical exercises for improving students' pronunciation of Spanish.

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SPAN 305. Spanish Grammar in Context3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 202 (or concurrently) or placement score of 440-650.

Description: Instruction and practice in the complex structural patterns of Spanish as studied in context.

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SPAN 310. Readings and Writing in Spanish I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 202 (or concurrently) or placement score of 440-650.

Description: Readings from texts that discuss or embody Hispanic culture, and writing based on those readings.

Note: Completion of or enrollment in SPAN 305 is recommended.

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SPAN 311. Cultural Readings and Writing in Spanish II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 305 and SPAN 310.

Description: Readings from texts that discuss or embody Hispanic culture, and writing based on those readings.

Note: Continuation of SPAN 310.

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SPAN 313. Special Topics in Spanish Literature, Language, and Culture3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 321 and SPAN 322.

Description: Study of an aspect of Spanish or Spanish American literature, culture and/or language.

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

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SPAN 320. Spanish Conversation in the Community3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 305 and SPAN 310.

Description: Intensive practice of spoken Spanish in class and in the community. Fifteen hours of service learning outside of class required.

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SPAN 321. Communication and Conversation in Spanish3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 305 and SPAN 310.

Description: Intensive practice of spoken Spanish.

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SPAN 323. Spanish for the Workplace3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 202 or permission of instructor.

Description: Business vocabulary, correspondence, practices, regulations. Cultural, political, and historical factors affecting business in Spanish-speaking countries.

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SPAN 325. Bridging Linguistic Registers for Heritage Learners of Spanish3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Completion of SPAN 205 or score of 325 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Designed to expose heritage learners of Spanish to the functional structures of language and the wide varieties of linguistic register as means of further developing communicative skills in Spanish.

Note: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 325 and SPAN 305 or SPAN 321.

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SPAN 335. Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Completion of SPAN 205 or score of 325 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Designed to continue development of writing, reading, and critical thinking skills of Heritage Learners.

Note: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 335 and SPAN 310 or SPAN 311.

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SPAN 401. Foundations of Spanish Civilization3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321; or SPAN 325 and SPAN 335; or score of 400 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Survey of Spanish civilization from prehistory to the rise of the Spanish empire, with special emphasis on the multicultural environment of medieval Iberia.

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SPAN 402. Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Spain3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321; or SPAN 325 and SPAN 335; or score of 400 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Study of salient characteristics of modern Spanish culture and key literary movements and authors from the 17th century to the present.

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SPAN 403. Foundations of Latin American Nations and Identities3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321; or SPAN 325 and SPAN 335; or score of 400 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Development of Latin American culture, arts and literature from the Colonial Period through the 19th Century.

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SPAN 404. Cultural and Literary Perspectives on Modern Latin America3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321; or SPAN 325 and SPAN 335; or score of 400 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Study of the development of Latin American culture, arts, and literature from the 20th century to the present.

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SPAN 405. Introduction to Literary Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321; or SPAN 325 and SPAN 335; or score of 400 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: The basic tools of textual analysis. Development of the ability to discuss literature in a critical manner through the study of its three most representative genres: fiction, poetry and drama. An introduction to basic theoretical approaches to literary texts and the technical terminology needed to articulate textual responses.

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SPAN 422. Spanish Phonetics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321; and one 400-level course in Spanish (or concurrently).

Description: Critical examination of articulatory phonetics and phonological processes with special emphasis on Spanish/English contrastive analysis. Introductory analysis of and practice in the Spanish sound system.

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SPAN 440. Community Internship1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321, and permission of instructor.

Description: An individually arranged internship that allows majors and minors to practice their language skills while enhancing their knowledge of culture as well as practical and critical thinking skills. Students work for a total of 80 approved hours per semester and complete accompanying academic work.

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SPAN 460. Advanced Spanish Skills Through Translation 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321; and 6 hours at the 400 level in Spanish.

Description: Advanced oral and written skills in Spanish, with emphasis on the translation of a wide variety of texts.

Note: Approved for the Arts & Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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SPAN 490. Spanish Capstone Seminar 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and completion of 6 hours in Spanish at the 400 level or above.

Description: In-depth examination of an area of Hispanic Studies.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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SPAN 491. Undergraduate Research 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and faculty consent.

Description: An intensive examination of a topical area in Hispanic Studies undertaken with a designated faculty advisor.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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SPAN 499. Special Topics in Spanish Culture, Literature and Linguistics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321.

Description: Intense investigation of an aspect of Hispanic culture, arts, literature, and /or linguistics.

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SPAN 500. Spanish Study Abroad1-15 Units

Prerequisite(s): Membership in a University of Louisville Language Study Abroad Program or a program approved by the department.

Description: Credit awarded upon demonstration of successful completion of program undertaken with prior approval of the department, including a paper or project and an oral or written examination in the language and culture, administered under the supervision of a faculty member.

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SPAN 511. Studies in Spanish Medieval Literature3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311, SPAN 321, SPAN 400.

Description: Special studies in the original language of selected works from the medieval period.

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SPAN 513. Studies in Spanish Golden Age Literature3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311, SPAN 321, SPAN 400.

Description: Intensive study of significant works of the Spanish Golden Age.

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SPAN 516. Literary Influences in Nineteenth-Century Spanish3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311, SPAN 321, SPAN 400.

Description: Study of significant writers of the Spanish Romantic, Realistic, and Naturalistic periods.

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SPAN 518. Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature of Spain3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311, SPAN 321, SPAN 400.

Description: Study in depth of significant works of the Post-Civil War period.

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SPAN 524. Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321; or SPAN 325 and SPAN 335; or score of 400 on the Spanish Heritage Language Test.

Description: Introduction to basic linguistic concepts, exploration of communicative strategies, and investigation of Hispanic culture and dialectology.

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SPAN 527. Latin American Literature: Colonial Period through 19th Century3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 355, SPAN 403, or SPAN 404, or consent of instructor.

Description: Study of significant literary works from the Colonial Period through 19th Century.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

SPAN 528. Contemporary Spanish-American Theatre3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 355, SPAN 403, or SPAN 404, or consent of instructor.

Description: Major trends and authors in Spanish-American theatre since c. 1950. Critical methodology for theatre.

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SPAN 529. Spanish-American Poetry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 355, SPAN 403, or SPAN 404, or consent of instructor.

Description: Selected Spanish-American poets, movements and national traditions. Critical methodological theory.

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SPAN 530. Spanish-American Narrative3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 355, SPAN 403 or SPAN 404 or consent of instructor.

Description: Selected Spanish-American novelists and short story writers, movements and national traditions. Critical methodological theory.

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SPAN 544. Advanced Grammar and Stylistics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311, SPAN 321, and 6 hours at the 400 level in Spanish.

Description: An intensive review of the more problematic aspects of Spanish grammar (including prepositions, subjunctive, conditional sentences, relative clauses, spelling, punctuation); a reflection on the nature and functions of written language; and a hands-on-workshop on achieving clarity and grace in written texts.

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SPAN 554. Hispanic Culture through Film and Media3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 401, SPAN 402, SPAN 403, or SPAN 404; or consent of instructor; admission to the Spanish MA program.

Description: Study of specific/selected issues focusing on the Hispanic cultural milieu; its multiracial values and means of communication as manifested in the visual and print media (film, television, newspapers, documentaries, etc.)

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SPAN 561. Independent Study1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of department.

Description: Independent study in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.

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SPAN 570. Basic Interpreting Skills3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 311 and SPAN 321 (or SPAN 325 and SPAN 335); and 6 hours at the 400 level; or consent of instructor.

Description: Provides an overview of the theoretical and practical foundations of Interpreting in community settings, including legal, health, education and social settings; intensive practice in consecutive interpreting, sight translation and basic simultaneous interpreting.

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SPAN 599. Special Topics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Topics of a unique or specialized nature in Spanish language, literature or culture.

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