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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 1441. BEGINNING SPANISH I (3-2) Multimedia immersion in the culture and language of Spanish-speaking countries. Designed to enable students to understand and communicate effectively in Spanish at the beginning level. No prerequisites.

SPAN 1442. BEGINNING SPANISH II (3-2) Continuation of beginning Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 1441 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 2313. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (3-0) Continued immersion in the culture and language of Spanish -speaking countries. Application of strategies and technology in mastering listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: SPAN 1442 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 2314. INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (3-0) Continuation of intermediate Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 2313 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 2391. INDEPENDENT STUDY (0-0) Prerequisite: Permission.

SPAN 3302. HISP LIT TRANS (3-0) The works of major authors and intellectual trends of a given period. May be repeated for credit as topics or periods vary, but no more than three hours may be counted toward a degree in a modern language. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 and six hours of English.

SPAN 3303. ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION (3-0) Practice in oral expression with an emphasis on vocabulary building and grammar review. Of special interest to students who wish to improve their skills in pronunciation, comprehension, and oral expression. Credit will not be granted to native speakers. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 with a grade of C or better, or consent of the department.

SPAN 3304. SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I (3-0) This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish who demonstrate by oral testing an ability to comprehend and produce Spanish but who lack previous formal instruction in the language. Capitalizes upon students' existing language skills, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to read, write and communicate more effectively in the language. Special attention is given to regional and dialectal differences.

SPAN 3305. SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II (3-0) A continuation of SPAN 3304, consisting of a detailed study of advanced Spanish grammar with emphasis in written expression. Exclusively for heritage speakers of Spanish.

SPAN 3311. SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3-0) Spanish history with emphasis on cultural, intellectual, and artistic trends and existing social institutions. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 3312. LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3-0) An interdisciplinary introduction to Latin American society, history and culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 with a grade of C or better. Offered as MAS 3312 and SPAN 3312; credit will be granted for either MAS or SPAN.

SPAN 3314. ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR (3-0) A detailed study of Spanish grammar. Prerequisite: SPAN 2314 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 3315. COMPOSITION THROUGH LITERATURE (3-0) Practice in original composition and critical thinking through the study of selected literary and cultural texts. Of special interest to students who wish to improve their reading comprehension and their writing skills. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 with Grade C or better.

SPAN 3319. INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS (3-0) Introduction to Spanish phonology (including articulatory phonetics), morphology, syntax, semantics, and sociolinguistics. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 with grade C or better.

SPAN 3320. INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE (3-0) An introduction to the tools of literary and cultural criticism as well as Spanish and Latin American literary history. Study of representative literary texts with the object of developing students' understanding of historical change and cultural crosscurrents. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with grade C or better.

SPAN 3391. CONFERENCE COURSE (3-0) Independent study; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. Offered primarily in the U.T. Arlington summer program in Mexico. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

SPAN 4191. CONFERENCE COURSE (1-0) Independent study; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

SPAN 4310. TOPICS IN PENINSULAR SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (3-0) Topics may include: Medieval Spanish literature and culture, Golden Age Spanish literature and culture, or any particular movement, genre, work or author prior to the eighteenth century. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a C or better.

SPAN 4311. TOPICS IN PENINSULAR SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT (3-0) Topics may include: Neoclassical peninsular Spanish literature and culture, peninsular Spanish literature and culture of the Romantic period, Realist or Naturalist Spanish literature and culture, peninsular Spanish literature and culture since 1900, as well as any particular movement, genre, work or author from the eighteenth century to the present. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4313. TOPICS IN HISPANIC CULTURE (3-0) Among the topics are Spanish or Latin American music, television, radio, film, and literature as culture. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better. Offered as MAS 4313 and SPAN 4313; credit will be given for MAS 4313 or SPAN 4313 but not both in a given semester.

SPAN 4314. TOPICS IN LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE TO MODERNISM (3-0) Topics may include: Colonial Latin-American literature and culture, pre-modern Latin-American literature and culture, Latin-American literature and culture of the Enlightenment, or any particular movement, genre, work or author prior to Modernism. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4315. TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY LATIN-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE, MODERNISM TO THE PRESENT (3-0) Topics may include: Latin-American literature and culture of Modernism, modern Latin-American literature and culture, or any particular movement, genre, work or author from Modernism to the present. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better. Offered as MAS 4315 or SPAN 4315; credit will be given for MAS 4315 or SPAN 4315 but not both in a given semester.

SPAN 4317. CHICANO LITERATURE (3-0) Mexican-American literature, with special attention to its social, cultural, and linguistic background. Also listed as MAS 4317 or SPAN 4317; credit will be given for MAS 4317 or SPAN 4317 but not both in a given semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4318. MEXICAN LITERATURE (3-0) Studies in Mexican fiction, poetry, drama, and literary essay. Listed as MAS 4318 or SPAN 4318; credit will be given for MAS 4318 or SPAN 4318 but not both in a given semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4327. WOMEN IN HISPANIC LITERATURE (3-0) Considers women as characters in and writers of Hispanic literature. Includes the analysis of themes, language, and how the writings of women often give voice to lesser known aspects of culture. Offered as SPAN 4327, MAS 4327, and WOMS 4327; credit will be granted only once. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4330. TOPICS IN SPANISH LINGUISTICS (3-0) Topics may include: Spanish phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicography, history of the Spanish language, Old Spanish, Spanish sociolinguistics, as well as the application of any theoretical approach to the study of the Spanish language, excluding the study of either peninsular or American Spanish dialectology. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3319 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4332. TOPICS IN SPANISH DIALECTOLOGY (3-0) Topics may include: Modern peninsular Spanish dialectology, modern Spanish-American dialectology, Old Spanish dialectology, early American Spanish dialectology, as well as a detailed study of any one dialect or regional dialect of Spanish from either a synchronic or a diachronic perspective. Emphasis may be given to phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, or lexicon, as applied to the study of peninsular or American Spanish dialectology. May be repeated for credit when content changes. Prerequisite: SPAN 3319 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4334. CULTURE AND ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION IN THE HISPANIC WORLD (3-0) An introduction to social, political and economic structures in Spain and Latin America, with special emphasis on current events affecting the business world. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4335. BUSINESS SPANISH (3-0) An introduction to business terminology, skills needed for writing business letters, conducting telephone conversations, commercial transactions, and international procedures. Operational and strategic issues involved in interaction with Hispanic firms and markets; international trade; competitive, vendor-customer, and collaborative relations. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 4339. THE ACQUISITION OF SPANISH (3-0) Theory and practice of language acquisition. Techniques needed to understand and analyze the sounds, vocabulary, and grammar of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: SPAN 3314 or 3315 and one 3000-level Spanish literature course.

SPAN 4340. INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION (3-0) This course is an introduction to the theory, methods and practice of Spanish-English translation and English-Spanish translation. The student will learn how to address translation problems related to culture and language as well as the fundamentals of translating general material from different fields such as journalism, advertising, tourism, gastronomy, health, business, etc. The student will also acquire basic knowledge of translation theory. Prerequisite: SPAN 3315 with grade of C or better.

SPAN 4341. BUSINESS AND LEGAL TRANSLATION (3-0) An advanced course in translation with a focus on business and legal texts. Students deepen their knowledge of translation theory and are trained to build and consolidate their skills in specialized translation. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 4342. Prerequisite: SPAN 4340 with a grade of B or better.

SPAN 4342. MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC & TECH TRANSLATION (3-0) Medical, Scientific and Technical Translation. (3-0) An advanced course in translation with a focus on medical, scientific and technical translation. Students deepen their knowledge of translation theory and are trained to build and consolidate their skills in specialized translation. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 4341. Prerequisite: SPAN 4340 with a grade of B or better.

SPAN 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE (0-0) Independent study in the preparation of a paper on a research topic; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

SPAN 4393. SPANISH INTERNSHIP (0-5) A combination of field-related experience in the business or service sector with an academic component. Coursework may include journal writing in Spanish, outside readings, and formal presentations. Prerequisite: Permission.

SPAN 4394. HONORS THESIS / SENIOR PROJECT (0-0) Required of all students in the University Honors College. During the senior year, the student must complete a thesis or a project under the direction of a faculty member in the major department. May not be repeated for credit.