• Elementary Spanish I SPAN 101

    Study and practice of oral and written language skills. Class activities are organized around cultural themes that reflect the diversity of the Hispanic world. 4 credits

  • Elementary Spanish II SPAN 102

    Study and practice of oral and written language skills. Class activities are organized around cultural themes that reflect the diversity of the Hispanic world. 4 credits

  • Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 201

    Systematic review of Spanish grammar and study of Spanish through texts of cultural interest. Development of written and oral skills through compositions and audiovisual materials. 4 credits

  • Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 202

    Systematic review of Spanish grammar and study of Spanish through texts of cultural interest. Development of written and oral skills through compositions and audiovisual materials. 4 credits

  • Spanish in the Workplace SPAN 210

    Through a systematic review of grammar, a diversity of readings, and oral as well as written work, students will increase their lexical and grammatical knowledge of Spanish language specific to the workplace in order to communicate more easily and comfortably. Students will also be better prepared to deal with the specific themes related to business introduced in the course. Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or appropriate score on Spanish Placement Exam. 4 credits

  • Advanced Conversation & Composition SPAN 290

    The course aims at vocabulary building, normalization of pronunciation, review of Spanish syntax, extensive writing practice and development of conversational skills through group discussions on subjects of interest to students enrolled. Normally required for Spanish majors and minors. 4 credits

  • SpanishTranslation Workshop SPAN 299

    This course aims to introduce students to translation techniques through direct practice and to consider what makes a good translation. Material will be selected from a wide variety of sources and will increase in difficulty as the course goes on. The emphasis will be on translation from Spanish into English, but some work will be done on translation into Spanish. Students will be expected to complete regular homework assignments for which grades will be given. 4 credits

  • Hispanic Culture Today SPAN 340

    This is an introductory-level study of key issues in Hispanic culture today through the study different cultural manifestations, mostly literature but also film, music, and TV. The purpose of the course is twofold: To introduce the students to major themes in recent Hispanic society and culture and, to develop the necessary skills to read and analyze literary texts and other cultural forms. Topics to be discussed include dictatorship and democracy, women and representation, political and domestic violence, national identity, immigration, and mass culture. The selected materials will include texts by authors like Manuel Rivas, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Cristina Peri Rossi, Rosa Montero, Carlos Monsiváis, Roberto Bolaño y otros. Pre-requisites: SPAN 290, or Instructor's consent. 4 credits

  • Spanish Cultural Studies SPAN 350

    This is an interdisciplinary course, focusing on fundamentally important themes in the development of Spanish culture. This course includes field trips, lectures, and visits to the theater and cinema. (Depending upon semester, taught in English and/or Spanish). 4 credits

  • Madrid a Cosmopolitan City SPAN 360

    This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the city of Madrid in terms of its historical, cultural, and social development. Contemporary aspects of the city such as its rise to prominence amongst the capitals of Europe and the phenomenon of recent immigration patterns will also be discussed. All classes will be conducted in Spanish. Students who enroll in this course should have completed SPAN 290. Specific grammar points will be reviewed as needed. 4 credits

  • Spanish Cinema SPAN 410

    This course offers the students a panoramic view of the most representative Spanish films from the 1950s until today, with special emphasis on its social, political, artistic and cultural context. Films will be viewed in Spanish with English subtitles. Conducted in English, the course will be open to both non-majors in Spanish as well as to advanced-level Spanish majors and minors, with the latter carrying out their written work and individual meetings with the instructor in Spanish. 4 credits

  • Changes in Social Values in Spain 1975-2005 SPAN 417

    Changes in Social Values in Spain 1975-2005 SPAN 417
    In 1975, after Franco’s death, Spain underwent one of the most interesting processes of social change in Western Europe: the Transition from dictatorship to democracy. The political changes established in the Constitution of 1978 marked a new era of freedom and social reform which triggered an accelerated process of cultural change. Youth culture (sex, drugs and rock & roll), the feminist movement, nationalistic demands, and later the incorporation into the European Union deeply transformed Spanish social values and thus their cultural manifestations. In this course we will study this process from an interdisciplinary perspective based mostly on the analysis of literary works, film, visual arts and music besides relevant theoretical articles by major Spanish and international intellectuals. Students who enroll in this course should have completed SPAN 202. 4 credits