Spanish (SPN)

Note: Students with prior Spanish must take the placement examination before enrolling in any Spanish course. Once placed, students may not skip a course in the sequence leading to SPN 202. No student may take SPN 101, SPN 102, SPN 111, SPN 201, or SPN 202 for credit/no credit.

SPN 101. Beginner's Course. (4)

Objectives: to read and understand ordinary Spanish without translation and to speak and write it with increasing ability.

SPN 102. Beginner's Course. (4)

Objectives: to read and understand ordinary Spanish without translation and to speak and write it with increasing ability.
Prerequisite: SPN 101.

SPN 104. Beginner's Course Spanish Lab. (1; maximum 2)

Laboratory course covering basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar, with the objective of reinforcing students' writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills. Recommended co-requisite: SPN 201.

SPN 110. Hispanic Cultures. (1; maximum 4)

Introduces residents of the Spanish Corridor to basic aspects of Hispanic cultures; topics may include cinema, food, art, or popular culture. Credit/No credit only.

SPN 111. Intensive Basic Spanish. (4)

Covers same material as SPN 101, 102. For entering students whose high school background in Spanish has not included all the basic grammar and whose preparation for enrollment in 201 is deficient. Upon completion of SPN 111, students enroll in SPN 201. Credit earned in SPN 101 and/or 102 is considered duplication of credit.
Prerequisite: enrollment determined by placement exam.

SPN 177. Independent Studies. (0-5)

SPN 201. Second Year Spanish. (3)

Intermediate Spanish grammar with a focus on speaking, writing short compositionsand reading and discussion of selected texts with practice speaking and writing the language. CAS-A.
Prerequisite: SPN 102 or 111 or placement exam score.

SPN 202. Second Year Spanish. (3)

Intermediate Spanish grammar with a focus on speaking, writing short compositionsand reading and discussion of selected texts with practice speaking and writing the language. CAS-A.
Prerequisite: SPN 201 or placement exam score.

SPN 203. Spanish for Health Care Professions. (3)

An intermediate level course geared towards students planning to work in the health care field. Designed to familiarize students with medical vocabulary and cultural issues they may encounter while working with Hispanic patients. Spanish 203 is also designed to further student's knowledge of Spanish grammar while continuing the development of speaking, reading and writing skills. Students earn graduation credit for 202 or 203, but not both.
Prerequisite: SPN 201 or placement exam score.

SPN 204. Second Year Spanish Lab. (1; maximum 2)

Laboratory course covering intermediate Spanish vocabulary and grammar, with the objective of reinforcing students' writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills. Recommended co-requisite: SPN 201.

SPN 211. Intensive Intermediate Spanish. (3)

Continues the development of students' speaking, reading, listening and writing skills and enables students to complete the language requirement in a reduced time frame. Successful completion of SPN 211 would be the equivalent of SPN 202. Credit earned in SPN 201 and/or SPN 202 is considered duplication of credit.
Prerequisite: placement exam or successful completion of SPN 102 or SPN 111.

SPN 241. Intermediate Conversational Spanish. (2)

Intensive oral practice in simple face-to-face interactions involving exchange of personal information and routine social demands. Recommend prior completion of or registration in SPN 311. Credit/no-credit only.
Prerequisite: SPN 202 or 203 or 299D.

SPN 242. Intermediate Conversational Spanish. (2)

Intensive oral practice developing flexibility and fluency. Oral production developed on factual topics beyond personal information and routine social demands (narration, description of present, past, and future events). Credit/no-credit only. Recommend prior completion of or registration in SPN 311.
Prerequisite: SPN 241.

SPN 277. Independent Studies. (0-5)

SPN 303. Introduction to Linguistics. (4) (MPF)

Introduction to fundamental concepts and methods of linguistic science in its descriptive and historical aspects. Does not count toward the Spanish major or minor. Taught in English. V. CAS-E.
Cross-listed with ATH/GER 309; CLS/ENG 303.

SPN 311. Grammar Review and Introductory Composition. (3)

Continued development of basic grammatical proficiency in Spanish with an introduction to the fundamentals of writing in the Spanish language.
Prerequisite: SPN 202, 203, 299D or appropriate placement exam score.

SPN 312. Introduction to Spanish Language/Linguistics. (3) (MPT)

Introduction to Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and pragmatics. Intensive pronunciation practice in Language Laboratory. Overview of Spanish language in relation to its history and to other Romance languages. Readings and lectures in Spanish. CAS-E.
Prerequisite: SPN 311.

SPN 315. Intro to Hispanic Literatures. (3) (MPF, MPT)

Close reading and critical analysis of selected poetry, essay, narrative fiction, and drama from Spain and Latin America. IIB. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisite: SPN 311 or appropriate placement exam score.

SPN 316. Intermediate Spanish Composition. (3)

Further development of essential grammar concepts of Spanish and the formal elements necessary to write Spanish with precision. Students are expected to perfect their understanding of grammar rules and to incorporate them into their writing. May be taken abroad.
Prerequisite: SPN 311.

SPN 317. Business Spanish. (3)

An introduction to the cultural and social organization of the Hispanic business world with an overview of the vocabulary and idioms necessary for doing business in Spain or Latin America.
Prerequisite: SPN 311 or permission of instructor.

SPN 318. Introduction to Hispanic Film. (3)

This course is an introduction to film analysis in Spanish, and to the cinemas of Spain and Latin America. Students will learn the skill of shot by shot analysis, and also learn how to analyze Spanish and Latin American film within its historical and sociocultural contexts. Mandatory weekly screenings.
Prerequisite: SPN 311.

SPN 319. Exploring Spain Today (Cultural trip). (1)

As part of MIAMIinSPAIN only, this course takes place for 7-8 days. Students visit some of the most prominent cultural and historically relevant enclaves in Spain, such as the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Sinangoge of Santa Maria la Blanca in Toledo, or the Alhambra in Granada, and experience first-hand other cultural manifestations of the country (traditional foods, community celebrations, music, etc.).
Prerequisite: SPN 311.

SPN 321. The Way of St. James. (2)

This course takes place during ten days of the Summer Term, while hiking along the Way of St. James in Northern Spain, a UNESCO world heritage site. Independently of the academic component of the course, each participant may have a different personal approach to The Way. A traveling experience, not only physical but also emotional, The Way of St. James may become a religious pilgrimage, an introspective encounter with oneself, an individual challenge of biking around 30 miles or walking around 14 miles daily, or a cultural journey through a different space, and also a different time, as far back as the 11th century.
Prerequisite: SPN 311.

SPN 331. Spanish for Community Work. (3)

An introduction to the Hispanic community with an examination of the achievements and challenges of this community at a national and local level. Designed to familiarize students with the necessary information and skills to be able to work effectively with a partnering organization in ways that benefit the local immigrant community. Spanish 331 is also designed to further students' oral proficiency through intensive oral practice. Students will participate in a 20-hour service-learning project as a part of this course.
Prerequisite: SPN 311.

SPN 332. Latin American Popular Culture. (3)

Interprets and contextualizes elements of Latino and Latin American popular culture (art, music, food, and celebrity) in light of academic readings in Spanish and English that explore issues of hybridity, representation, commodification, and the quest for authenticity. Conducted in Spanish and English.
Prerequisite: SPN 311 or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with LAS.

SPN 340. Internship. (0-20)

SPN 341. Advanced Conversational Spanish. (3)

Intensive oral practice through speeches, conversations, dramatizations. Recommend prior completion of or registration in SPN 316.
Prerequisite: SPN 242 or permission of instructor.

SPN 342. Advanced Conversational Spanish. (3)

Intensive oral practice through speeches, conversations, dramatizations. MAY BE TAKEN ABROAD.
Prerequisite: SPN 311.

SPN 351. Cultural History of Spain I. (3) (MPT)

Cultural history of Spain, through a historico-literary lens, from the Arab occupation of Al-Andalus through the Reconquest to Spain's "Golden Age" of the Early Modern Period. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisite: SPN 315.

SPN 352. Cultural History of Spain II. (3) (MPT)

Cultural history of Spain from the 18th-century to the present, with an emphasis on 20th century Spain. CAB-B-LIT.
Prerequisite: SPN 351 or permission of instructor.

SPN 361. Spanish American Cultural History I. (3) (MPT)

An overview, reflected in a variety of media, of indigenous cultures, their discovery and conquest by the Spanish, and the enduring consequences of the new social, political and artistic order developed during the 300-year colonial period. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisite: SPN 315.

SPN 362. Spanish American Cultural History II. (3) (MPT)

Continued exploration of historical events surrounding the struggles for independence from Spain, the legacy of colonial institutions through the nineteenth- century, and the twentieth-century search for democracy and social justice. Specific literary readings and films will vary. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisite: SPN 361 or permission of instructor.

SPN 370. Topics in Hispanic Studies. (3; maximum 9)

Varied topics in Hispanic Studies. Repeatable for up to 9 credit hours.
Prerequisite: SPN 311.

SPN 377. Independent Studies. (0-5)

SPN 381. Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture I. (3) (MPT)

Social history of the Spanish language, with emphasis on the social, cultural and political factors that have interacted with language variation and change to produce the complex linguistic tapestry we call 'Spanish'.
Prerequisite: SPN 312.

SPN 382. Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture II. (3) (MPT)

Overview of several sociolinguistic issues as they relate to modern Spanish, such as regional and social variation, minority languages in the Spanish-speaking world, language and gender, language and the media, bilingualism, language choice, language maintenance and shift.
Prerequisite: SPN 381.

SPN 392. Language and the Latin American Diaspora. (3) (MPF)

This is a course on the sociolinguistic manifestations of the Latin American diaspora, with concentration on the US and Spain as two parallel but not equal migratory contexts. Students will study the historic causes and social consequences of linguistic phenomena such as social bilingualism, language contact, language policy, and language in the mass media. Class work emphasizes the discursive analysis of original oral and written texts from immigrant communities and host societies. Taught in translation. IIIB.

SPN 420. Selected Topics in Literature and Culture: Spain. (3)

In-depth study of literary texts or films on a specific cultural theme. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisite: SPN 352 or permission of instructor.

SPN 430. Selected Topics in Literature and Culture: Spanish America. (3)

In-depth study of Latin American literary texts or films on a specific cultural theme. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisite: SPN 362 or permission of instructor.

SPN 440. Selected Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture. (3)

Explores linguistic issues in the Spanish-speaking world today, focusing on how they reflect economic, social and cultural tensions.
Prerequisite: SPN 312, 412, or permission of instructor.

SPN 450/SPN 550. Topics in Hispanic Literature and Language. (1-4; maximum 9)

Intensive study of a special problem or topic, a specific period, author, genre, or movement in Hispanic literature; or special topics in Hispanic language or linguistics. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisites: SPN 351 and 352 OR SPN 361 and 362 or permission of instructor.

SPN 451/SPN 551. Studies in Spanish Narrative. (3)

Study of Spanish narrative from selected literary periods. Specific periods and texts may vary according to instructor. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisites: SPN 351 and 352 OR SPN 361 and 362.

SPN 452/SPN 552. Studies in Spanish Poetry. (3)

Focus on one or more areas of Spanish poetry and poetics. May offer comparative approaches. Specific periods and texts may vary according to instructor. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisites: SPN 351 and 352 OR 361 and 362.

SPN 454/SPN 554. Don Quixote. (3)

Study of Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece and first modern novel in the Western world. Current critical approaches studied as well. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisites: SPN 351 and 352 OR SPN 361 and 362.

SPN 461/SPN 561. Studies in Spanish American Narrative. (3)

Study of selected novels or short stories from the literature of Spanish America. Specific readings may vary according to instructor. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisites: SPN 351 and SPN 352 or SPN 361 and 362.

SPN 462/SPN 562. Studies in Modern Spanish American Drama. (3)

A panorama of representative movements and tendencies in modern Spanish American drama. Close readings of representative works by playwrights from Mexico, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Chile and Cuba. Focus on visual representation of plays through scenographic presentations. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisite: SPN 361 and 362.

SPN 463/SPN 563. Studies in Spanish American Poetry. (3)

A study of movements and tendencies in Spanish American poetry which may focus on one or more periods of its development. CAS-B-LIT.
Prerequisites: SPN 351 and 352 or 361 and 362.

SPN 464/SPN 564. Studies in the Spanish American Essay. (3)

Study of the major Spanish American essayists, from the colonial era to the present, in light of their influence on both the emergence of the literary genre and the formation of modern Latin America. CAS-B-LIT
Prerequisite: SPN 351 and 352 OR SPN 361 and 362.

SPN 477. Independent Studies. (0-5)

SPN 480. Independent Reading for Departmental Honors. (1-6)

Departmental honors may be taken for a minimum of four semester hours and a maximum total of six semester hours in one or more semesters of the student's senior year.

SPN 481/SPN 581. Spanish Phonology and Syntax. (3)

Overview of the major theoretical approaches to Spanish phonology and syntax. Phonology includes the study of significant sound contrasts in Spanish, and their distribution and representation, as well as supra segmental elements like syllable structure and stress assignment; syntax analyzes the theoretical basis of Spanish sentence structure.
Prerequisites: SPN 312 or permission of instructor.

SPN 482/SPN 582. Spanish Dialectology. (3)

Study of Spanish dialects based on historical and geographic criteria, as well as an introduction to a number of sociolinguistic concepts that will be the study of Spanish social dialectology.
Prerequisites: SPN 312 or permission of instructor.

SPN 483/SPN 583. History of the Spanish Language. (3)

History of Spanish language from Classical and Vulgar Latin to the present. Changes in phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Major characteristics of Spanish dialects and closely related languages.
Prerequisites: SPN 312 or permission of instructor.

SPN 484/SPN 584. Second Language Acquisition: Spanish. (3)

A theoretical study of factors influencing first and second language acquisition/learning with a concentration on Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 312 or permission of instructor.

SPN 490. Issues in Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, or Culture. (3) (MPC)

Intensive study, including reading and independent research in the Spanish language, on a topic in Spanish or Spanish American literature, culture or linguistics. Specific course content varies. May not be taken abroad; must be taken on campus.
Prerequisites: SPN 351 and SPN 352; or SPN 361 and SPN 362; or SPN 381 and SPN 382; and one 400-level course (must have senior standing).

SPN 600. Seminar in Hispanic Language, Literature or Culture. (3; maximum 15)

In-depth exploration of a specific theme/period/genre/issue in Spanish or Latin American literature, film or culture, or of a selected theme or issue of Spanish linguistics. Research intensive.

SPN 617. Intensive Reading in Spanish for Graduate Students. (3)

Preparation for graduate students in other departments with a basic reading knowledge of textual materials written in Spanish within their respective fields.

SPN 618. Intensive Reading in Spanish for Graduate Students. (3)

Preparation for graduate students in other departments with a basic reading knowledge of textual materials written in Spanish within their respective fields.

SPN 670. Practicum in Teaching College Spanish. (1)

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. Required of all graduate teaching assistants.
Prerequisite: graduate standing.

SPN 677. Independent Studies. (0-5)

SPN 680. Independent Studies. (1-6; maximum 6)

Independent study in Spanish literature and language.

SPN 700. Research for Master's Thesis. (1-12; maximum 12)

Prerequisite: graduate standing and approval of instructor.