Course Descriptions

SPAN 400 - Major Works in Spanish Literature
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

Introduction to Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period.

SPAN 401 - Major Works in Latin American Literature
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

Introduction to Spanish-American literature from the colonial to the contemporary period.

SPAN 403 - Major Works in Mexican and Mexican American Literature
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

Studies of major works by Mexican and Mexican-American writers. Taught in Spanish although a small portion of the readings may be in English.

SPAN 410 - Web Based Medical Translation for Professional Purposes
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

Using an online delivery method, the course provides guided practice in the successful completion of professional translation tasks involving authentic texts currently translated in health care settings (e.g., health care forms, health information texts, health education, legal and marketing documents). Prerequisite(s): requires testing and consent of instructor prior to registration.

SPAN 411 - Online Legal Translation
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer 1 and 2

Using an online delivery method, the course provides guided practice in the successful completion of professional translation tasks involving authentic texts currently translated in legal settings in the US. Prerequisite(s): requires testing and consent of instructor prior to registration.

SPAN 412 - Online Business Translation
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

Using an online delivery method, the course provides guided practice in the successful completion of professional translation tasks involving authentic texts currently translated in business settings in the US. Prerequisite(s): requires testing and consent of instructor prior to registration.

SPAN 425 - Advanced Grammar and Composition
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Advanced themes of grammar with emphasis on the syntax of verbs and the acquisition of terminology and skills to facilitate analysis.

SPAN 430 - Issues in Spanish Culture
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

Topics in Spanish culture, to include geographical, political, and cultural aspects of Spanish civilization.

SPAN 431 - Issues in Spanish American Culture
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

Topics to include Spanish-American milieu; geographical, political, and cultural aspects.

SPAN 433 - Issues in Mexican and Mexican-American Culture
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

Topics to include study of culture, history, literature and oral tradition (corridos, legends).

SPAN 435 - Cervantes' Don Quixote
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring
SPAN 436 - Readings in Spanish Prose from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Spring

Readings in Spanish prose from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century.

SPAN 437 - Spanish Theater
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall

Spanish theater selections from the middle ages through the twentieth century.

SPAN 441 - Children's Literature in Spanish
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
SPAN 449A - Topics in Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

This course will explore topics in the literature and culture of Spain.  Through the readings in this course students will develop analytical and interpretive skills and learn to apply these skills both within the classroom environment and on their own.  Additionally, students will achieve a nuanced understanding of the literature's social and historical context.

SPAN 449B - Topics in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

This course will explore topics in Latin American Literature and Culture. Through the readings in this course students will develop analytical and interpretive skills and learn to apply these skills to literature and the genre both within the classroom environment and on their own. Additionally, students will achieve a nuanced understanding of the literature's social and historical context.

SPAN 449D - Topics in Border Studies
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

This course will explore Topics in Border Studies. Through the readings in this course students will develop analytical and interpretive skills and learn to apply these skills to literature and the genre both within the classroom environment and on their own. Additionally, students will achieve a nuanced understanding of the literature's social and historical context.

SPAN 450 - Conversation and Writing Skills
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall, Spring

Study and practice in formal and informal usage of Spanish as oral communication.

SPAN 452 - Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

General survey of the core fields in linguistics: phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, historical linguistics and dialectology. Provides basis for further study in the field.

SPAN 453 - Theory of Spanish Morphosyntax
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

An introduction to the current theories of syntax and morphology to describe specific aspects of the structure of Spanish. Central notions of generative grammar.

SPAN 455A - History of the Spanish Language
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall

Study of the history of the Spanish language from its origins to the present, with particular emphasis on two transition periods: from Late Latin to Old Spanish, and from Medieval to Modern Spanish. Analysis and discussion of early and medieval texts that exhibit relevant phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic changes; discussion the nature of linguistic change and its place in grammar.

SPAN 457 - Applied Linguistics
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall

This course provides an introduction to applied linguistics and its methods of inquiry. Students are introduced to the major fields of applied linguistics but the course focuses on those related to Spanish language instruction. Some of the subfields are second language acquisition theories, language teaching methodologies, heritage language instruction, pedagogical grammar, and computer-assisted language instruction.

SPAN 458 - Hispanic Sociolinguistics
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Spring

This course introduces students to theoretical models and research findings in the field of sociolinguistics. It is intended to expand students’ awareness of social aspects of language and their implications for linguistic analysis. It also provides students with the necessary tools to develop their own research among the Spanish-speaking community in Tucson on topics related to Spanish sociolinguistics.

SPAN 459 - Hispanic Linguistics
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

Various topics. Topics include linguistic perspectives on Mexican-American Spanish and bilingualism, phonology, semantics, translation, and origins of language.

SPAN 471 - Beginning Simultaneous Interpretation
Units: 3
Usually Offered: Fall,Spring

This course begins the in-depth study of simultaneous interpretation (continued in Advanced Simultaneous Interpretation). Its focus is to build upon conceptual knowledge in the legal, medical, and business contexts as well as language and interpreting competence. Students are introduced to professional, nationally accepted standards of practice and performance using authentic materials and contextually meaningful situations.

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