Graduate Program

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GRADUATE COURSES

(See Catalog Numbering System.)

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 201. Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (3)
Strategies for implementing Spanish curriculum at post-secondary level. Study of instructional techniques, procedures, resources, and methods of assessing student performance in post-secondary settings. Practical application of second language acquisition research.

SPAN 202. Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Theory and practice of literary analysis. Application of research, bibliographical and critical methods to literary texts.

SPAN 204. Spanish Syntax (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. An analysis of the grammatical structures of the Spanish language. Includes contrastive analysis of Spanish and English syntax.

SPAN 205. History of the Spanish Language (3) Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical, and semantic development of the Spanish language, from the pre-Roman period to modern Spanish.

SPAN 206T. Hispanic Linguistics (3; max total 9 if no topic repeated)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. In-depth analysis on one aspect of the Spanish language through the study of such topics as the history of the Spanish language, Spanish dialects, linguistic field studies, Spanish semantics.

SPAN 210. Spanish American Short Story (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Study of the short story as an art form in Latin America and analysis of short stories of such writers as Quiroga, Arreola, Rulfo, Bombal, Borges and Cortázar.

SPAN 214. Generation of '98 (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Advanced analysis of the literature of Spain written at the time of the final collapse of Spain's empire. Includes works by Azorín, Baroja, Unamuno, Valle-Inclán, Machado, Ortega, and Jiménez.

SPAN 215. Hispanic Women Writers (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of poetry, novels, theater and essays written by Hispanic women from 1535 to present.

SPAN 216. Masterpieces of Hispanic Theater (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of peninsular and Spanish American theater masterpieces, historical milieu and cultural context.

SPAN 218T. Topics in Hispanic Literary Studies
(3; max total 6 if no topic repeated)

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Hispanic literary topics such as Hispanic Realism, Novel and Cinema, Violence in Hispanic Literature, Novel of Dictatorship, Novel of the Indian in Latin America.

SPAN 219T. Spanish Colloquium (1; max total 3 if no topic repeated)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Forum in which professors, graduate students, and visiting lecturers will present research on a variety of Hispanic authors and topics.

SPAN 222. Cervantes (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. In-depth study of Don Quixote and selected Novelas ejemplares. Includes discussion of works, lectures, and written research.

SPAN 224. Major Hispanic Novelists (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the novels of a major Hispanic novelist. Discussion and written analysis of the novels of one of the following novelists: Vargas Llosa, Fuentes, García Márquez, Galdós, Cela, Goytisolo.

SPAN 226. Major Hispanic Poets (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the poetry of a major Hispanic poet. Discussion and written analysis of the poetry on one of the following poets: Machado, Lorca, Darío, Neruda.

SPAN 227. Novel of Formation (3)
Analysis of the Latin American novel of formation. Discussion of issues such as the formation of an individual's sense of gender, race, and class, and the role of travel, memory, orality, and writing in the socialization of youth.

SPAN 245. Mexican Literature (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Mexican literature from the Precolombian Period through the 1980s. Includes study of major cultural and artistic movements in literature, the visual arts, and film

SPAN 247. Spanish American "Boom" (3)
In-depth study of the Spanish-American "new novel" that emerged in the 1960s. Analysis of factors leading to this "boom" and impact of this new narrative style on subsequent writers in Latin America and on a broader scale. (Formerly SPAN 218T)

SPAN 249. Golden Age (3)
Advanced analysis of prose narratives, poems, and theatrical works from Spain's Renaissance and Baroque periods in their historical and cultural contexts. (Formerly SPAN 218T)

SPAN 250. Spanish Post-War Literature (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from 1939 through the 1980s. Examines literary production during the Francoist Dictatorship and the transition to a democratic government.

SPAN 255. Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from the Romantic, Realist, and Naturalist Movements.

SPAN 257. Spanish-American Testimonio (3)
Analysis of Spanish-American Testimonio genre through representative texts. Discussion of aesthetic, ethical, and ideological issues related to the production and diffusion of these texts, such as authority/authorship, literature/anthropology, writing/orality, memory, political engagement, manipulation, and resistance.

SPAN 267. Early 20th Century Spanish Literature (3)
Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from Modernismo, the generation of 1914, and the generation of 1927.

SPAN 290. Independent Study (2-3; max total 6)
See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

SPAN 298. Project (3-6; max total 6)
See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Writing and/or editing materials suitable for school programs from elementary through high school level, such as children's literature, original poetry, testing devices, and translations. Approved for RP grading.

SPAN 299. Thesis (3-6; max total 6)
Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the completion of the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

IN-SERVICE COURSES

(See Catalog Numbering System.)

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 301. Conversation and Composition Review (2; max total 8 if no language repeated)
For elementary and secondary school teachers or those planning to travel abroad. Prerequisite: bachelor's degree or teaching credential; permission of instructor. Conversation and composition to improve audiolingual and writing skills in the foreign language.

SPAN 304. Theory and Practice (2; max total 8)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit in two or more years of college Spanish. Basic elements of the language; modern methods of foreign language instruction in the elementary school; repeatable in sequence -- pronunciation, methods, phonetics, advanced methods.

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