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SPAN 1A. Elementary Spanish

Beginning course in conversational and writtten Spanish. Emphasis on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples.

Units: 4
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 1B. Elementary Spanish

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; SPAN 1A recommended or permission of instructor. Second semester course in conversational and written Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 4
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 2A. Spanish for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Second year course that emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 2B. Spanish for Communication

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Second year course the emphasizes speaking and reading skills. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 3. Reading and Writing

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2; SPAN 2A or SPAN 2B recommended. Opportunity to increase reading and writing skills in preperation for upper-division coursework in Spanish. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 4A. Spanish for the Bilingual Student

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. For the native speaker of Spanish who has intensive life experience using the Spanish language. Grammar is stressed, but speaking, reading, and writing skills are also further developed. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 4B. Spanish for the Bilingual Student

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Recommended: SPAN 3 or permission of instructor. For students from a bilingual background who have previous formal study of Spanish. Emphasis on productive language skills, grammar, advanced reading comprehension, and culture using peninsular and Latin American texts. G.E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

SPAN 5. Spanish for Conversation

SPAN 2A or SPAN 2B recommended. Emphasis on spoken Spanish; development of oral fluency through class discussion, conversation games, and vocabulary exercises.

Units: 3

SPAN 8T. Fundamental Skills in Spanish

Instruction in fundamental problems in writing and word usage, such as accentuation, spelling, and vocabulary. Intended primarily for students who need more work in specific areas of writing and speaking. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-2, Repeatable up to: 4

SPAN 10. Spanish in Context

Two years of high school Spanish, SPAN 1B recommended or permission of instructor. Intended for those who are enrolled in our summer study abroad program. Emphasizes speaking, reading, and cultural interaction with members of the community. (Summer only)

Units: 3-6
Typically Offered: Summer

SPAN 110T. Practical Spanish for Professionals

Applicable for minor. Preparation of professionals and paraprofessionals in California Spanish to work with the Spanish speaking in the following fields: health, education, social work, business, law, agriculture, and psychology.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 12

SPAN 110T. The 21st Century Classroom

Students will engage with web-based tools and apps through hands-on experiences and cooperative learning. The objective sis to apply knowledge and skills to enhance current curriculum with technology-supported learning strategies. Students will learn to employ technology thoughtfully and strategically in order to best enhance learners communicative and global competence.

Units: 3

SPAN 112. Reader's Theater in Spanish

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Dramatic readings of prose and poetry selections performed by students in front of the class. Discussion focuses on a critical reading of the text and preparation of the performance. Public presentations and recordings optional.

Units: 3

SPAN 113. Structure of Spanish

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. An introductory descriptive survey of the structure of standard Spanish: sounds, spelling, word formation, and grammar.

Units: 3

SPAN 114. Essentials of Medical Interpreting

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Introduction to the profession of medical interpreting from English into Spanish and vice versa. Topics include medical terminology, the role of the interpreter, code of ethics, standards of practice, interpreting laws, and multicultural interactions.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 115. Basic Principles of Translation

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Specific problems of Spanish to English and English to Spanish translation, with emphasis on idiomatic expressions. Some attention to specialized vocabulary. Use of bilingual dictionaries.

Units: 3

SPAN 116. Essentials of Legal Interpreting

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Introduction to the profession of legal interpreting from English into Spanish and vice versa. Topics include legal terminology, the role of the interpreter, code of ethics, standards of practice, interpreting laws, and multicultural interactions.

Units: 3

SPAN 117. Advanced Conversation and Reading

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Reading and discussion of current periodicals, newspapers, and magazines that reflect the cultural patterns of the Spanish-speaking countries.

Units: 3

SPAN 119. Advanced Grammar

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Special emphasis on grammar review and development of writing skills. Analysis of grammatical constructions.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 121A. Composition A

SPAN 119 highly recommended. Refinement of writing skills through vocabulary development, spelling exercises, and composition. Special emphasis on problems created by differences between the spoken and written language.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 121B. Composition B

Prerequisite: SPAN 121A. Greater refinement of writing skills necessary for SPAN 140 and further upper-division courses in Hispanic literature. Special emphasis on anlyzing a literary text by written means.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 124. Oral and Written Expression

SPAN 2B, SPAN 3, SPAN 4B, or SPAN 10 recommended. Systematic analysis of students'ability to express themselves, both orally and in writing. Development of vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammatical structures. (Summer only)

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Summer

SPAN 125. Hispanic Cultural Productions (taught in Spanish)

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Recommended: SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B. Interdisciplinary approach to global examination of cultural productions of Spain and Latin America through readings, lectures, films, and other media. This course is taught in Spanish. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

SPAN 129. Mexican Culture (taught in Spanish)

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Recommended: SPAN 2B, or SPAN 3, or SPAN 4B. Interdisciplinary approach to Mexican culture. Study of geography, history, politics, the arts, aspects of daily life, and cultural patterns by means of reading assignments, lectures by the instructor and invited guests, films and other media. This course is taught in Spanish. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

SPAN 130. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

SPAN 119 recommended or permission of instructor. Basic principles of Spanish linguistics, including aspects of syntax, morphology, phonetics, dialectology, and historical linguistics.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 134. Spanish in Bilingual Schools

Prerequisites: SPAN 119 and SPAN 121A recommended or permission of instructor. Emphasis on Spanish language development for bilingual teachers at the elementary level. Presentation of specialized vocabulary in teaching elementary courses. Development and evaluation of bilingual teaching materials in Spanish. (Formerly SPAN 104)

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 137. Applied Spanish Linguistics

SPAN 130 recommended or permission of instructor. Analysis of Spanish with emphasis on areas of phonetics, pronunciation, and grammar which cause the greatest problems in learning and teaching the language. Readings and practice in the development of instructional strategies and materials.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 139. Spanish of the Southwest

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Research on dialect differences in California and the Southwest, including the linguistic, social, and cultural determinants. Emphasis on the Spanish of the San Joaquin Valley.

Units: 3

SPAN 140. Introduction to Literary Analysis

Required: SPAN 119, SPAN 121B, or permission of instructor. Readings and appreciation of Hispanic literature to familiarize the student with fiction and poetry as art forms.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 142. Introduction to Spanish Literature

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Selected readings from those literary works which have fundamentally affected the development of Spanish civilization, from El Cid to Lorca. Provides a historical framework for the study of Spanish literature.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 143. Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

SPAN 3 or SPAN 4B recommended. Selected readings from those literary works which have fundamentally affected the development of Spanish American civilization, from Hernan Cortes to Octavio Paz. Provides an historical framework for the study of Spanish American literature.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 145. Mexican Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Study of the works of such major Mexican literary figures as Sor Juana, Gutierrez Najera, Azuela, and Fuentes.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 147. Twentieth Century Spanish-American Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Intensive study of selected Spanish-American works including writings of Azuela, Fuentes, Carpenter, Vargas Llosa; outstanding poets such as Neruda, Vallejo, and Paz.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 148T. Major Themes in Hispanic Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. Reading and in-depth analysis of the works of major Hispanic authors and/or themes.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 6

SPAN 148T. Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Literature

This course will provide students with an introduction to the contributions of black writers to Hispanic Caribbean literature, and the impact of the racial issue to a national cultural discourse in the different regions that constitute the Caribbean. We will discuss issues such as miscegenation, slavery and race, the history of relationships with Spain and the United States, and racial/ethnic tensions during foundational periods in the countries of the Caribbean. The syllabus will also include texts from regions of the Caribbean in South America, such as Colombia.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 6

SPAN 149. The Golden Age

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. A study of Spanish Renaissance Man and his environment. His sociopolitical, esthetic, and literary ideas are studied through readings in Garcilaso, San Juan de la Cruz, and other authors.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 150. Twentieth Century Spanish Literature

SPAN 140 or permission of instructor. A study of Spanish Existential Man. His sociopolitical, esthetic, and literary ideas are studied through readings in Unamuno, Ortega y Gassett, Lorca, Jose Hierro, and other authors.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall

SPAN 165. Modernismo - 1950

Prerequisite: SPAN 140, SPAN 142, & SPAN 143, or permission of instructor. In-depth study of the authors from Modernismo and Vanguardia: Dario, Machado, Vallejo, Huidobro, Lorca, Neruda, Paz, and Bombal. Introduction to the ideas of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Spring

SPAN 170. Senior Seminar in Spanish Studies

Senior standing, 20 upper-division units of Spanish coursework recommended, SPAN 140 required, or permission of instructor. Culminating experience in the major that includes summative assessment of language, linguistic, cultural, and literary proficiency. Readings and research projects. Addresses individual needs of graduating majors. (Spring semester)

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to: 6
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SPAN 201. Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

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.

Units: 3

SPAN 202. Introduction to Literary Theory

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Introduction to the study of theory, from Plato to Derrida to Post-Colonialism, as it relates to the study of Hispanic literature.

Units: 3

SPAN 203. Applied Literary Theory

Prerequisite: SPAN 202. Theory and practice of literary analysis. Application of research, bibliographical and critical methods to literary texts.

Units: 3

SPAN 204. Spanish Syntax

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.

Units: 3

SPAN 205. History of the Spanish Language

Phonological, morphosyntactic, lexical and semantic development of the Spanish language, from the Pre-Roman period to Modern Spanish.

Units: 3

SPAN 210. Spanish American Short Story

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 Cortazar.

Units: 3

SPAN 214. Generation of '98

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 Azorin, Baroja, Unamuno, Valle-Inclan, Machado, Ortega, and Jimenez.

Units: 3

SPAN 215. Hispanic Women Writers

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.

Units: 3

SPAN 216. Masterpieces of Hispanic Theater

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and close written analysis of peninsular and Spanish American theater masterpieces, historical milieu and cultural context.

Units: 3

SPAN 218T. Topics in Hispanic Literary Studies

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.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 6

SPAN 219T. Top Creat Writ

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Topics in advanced creative writing in Spanish including poetry, fiction and/or non-fiction.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 9

SPAN 222. Cervantes

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.

Units: 3

SPAN 224. Major Hispanic Novelists

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the novels of major Hispanic novelists.

Units: 3

SPAN 225. Modernismo - 1950

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the literature from Modernismo through 1950. Discussion and written analysis of the major authors from the period.

Units: 3

SPAN 226. Major Hispanic Poets

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Research and in-depth study of the poetry of major Hispanic poets. Discussion and written analysis of the poetry on one of the following poets: Machado, Lorca, Dario, Neruda.

Units: 3

SPAN 227. Novel of Formation

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, ane the role of travel, memory, orality, and writing in the socialization of youth.

Units: 3

SPAN 230. History of Spanish

The linguistic development of the Spanish language from Latin to the present day including the sound system, word formation and etymology, and grammar, within a social and cultural context.

Units: 3

SPAN 245. Mexican Literature

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.

Units: 3

SPAN 247. The Spanish American "Boom"

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.

Units: 3

SPAN 249. Golden Age

Advanced analysis of prose narratives, poems, and theatrical works from Spain's Renaissance and Baroque periods in their historical and cultural contexts.

Units: 3

SPAN 250. Spanish Post-War Literature

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.

Units: 3

SPAN 255. Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of representative works of Spanish literature from the Romantic, Realist, and Naturalist Movement.

Units: 3

SPAN 257. Spanish American Testimonio

Analysis of Spanish American Testimonio genre through representative texts. Discussion of aesthetic, etical, 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.

Units: 3

SPAN 259. The Poetics of Caribbeanness

Prerequisites: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Analysis of literary and artistic movements in the Spanish Caribbean, from the colonial times to the present, through representative works, emphasizing how the interactions of race, gender, and ethnicity affect the construction of individual and national identities.

Units: 3

SPAN 267. Early 20th Century Spanish Literature

Prerequisite: Spanish major or permission of instructor. Discussion and analysis of represnetative works of Spanish literature from Modernismo, the Generation of 1914, and the Generation of 1927.

Units: 3

SPAN 270. Research Methods

Training in the search for, proper selection of, and proper use of secondary sources in support of a research paper's thesis that participates in currently scholarly debates related to Hispanic literature of all time periods.

Units: 3

SPAN 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-3, Repeatable up to: 6

SPAN 298. Project

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.

Units: 3-6

SPAN 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project SPAN 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

SPAN 299. Thesis

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.

Units: 3-6

SPAN 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0