Academic Catalog

Spanish (3580)

3580:101. Beginning Spanish I. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Acquisition of basic reading, speaking, writing and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression in everyday situations, through culturally authentic media and texts.

3580:102. Beginning Spanish II. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3580:101. Acquisition of basic reading, speaking, writing and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression in everyday situations, through culturally authentic media and texts.

3580:103. Intensive First Year Spanish-Hybrid. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Department of Modern Languages. First year elementary Spanish in hybrid format for those who have some experience learning Spanish.

3580:104. Beginning Medical Spanish I. (3 Credits)

Development of basic Spanish medical oral expression by studying health terminology and practicing conversational skills. Development of an awareness of Hispanic cultures. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:105. Beginning Medical Spanish II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Completion of 3580:104 with a C+ or better. Development of basic Spanish medical written expression by studying health terminology and practicing writing. Development of an awareness of Hispanic cultures. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:106. Beginning Medical Spanish III. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Completion of 3580:105 with a C+ or better. Development of Spanish medical written expression by studying health terminology and practicing writing. Development of an awareness of Hispanic cultures. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:111. Intensive Beginning Spanish I. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: Minimum of two years of prior study of Spanish at the secondary level or the equivalent, or a satisfactory score on the UA Spanish Placement Examination, or permission of the instructor. Acquisition of basic reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression. Sequence covers the entire first year in one semester.

3580:112. Intensive Beginning Spanish II. (4 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3580:101 with a grade of B or better, or 3580:111 with a grade of C or better, or a minimum of three years of prior study of Spanish at the secondary level and/or a satisfactory score on the UA Spanish Placement Examination, or permission of the instructor. Acquisition of basic reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression. Sequence covers the entire first year in one semester.

3580:201. Intermediate Spanish I. (3 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3580:102 or placement test. Continuing acquisition of competence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension through use of culturally authentic materials, with emphasis on developing accuracy and self-expression in a wide range of situations.

3580:202. Intermediate Spanish II. (3 Credits)

Sequential. Prerequisite: 3580:201 or placement test. Continuing acquisition of competence in reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension through use of culturally authentic materials, with emphasis on developing accuracy and self-expression in a wide range of situations.

3580:211. Intensive Intermediate Spanish I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:102 with a grade of B or better, or 3580:112 with a grade of C or better, or minimum of three years of prior study of Spanish at the secondary level or the equivalent and/or a satisfactory score on the UA Spanish Placement Examination, or permission of the instructor. Continuing acquisition of reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression. Sequence covers entire year in one semester.

3580:212. Intensive Intermediate Spanish II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:201 with a grade of B or better, or completion of 3580:211 with a grade of C or better, or minimum of three years of prior study of Spanish at the secondary level or the equivalent and/or a satisfactory score on the UA Spanish Placement Examination, or permission of the instructor. Continuing acquisition of reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension skills, with emphasis on development of self-expression. Sequence covers entire second year in one semester.

3580:250. Hispanic Literature in Translation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3400:210 or 3400:221. (May not be taken for credit toward the Spanish major or minor.) Reading, discussion of novels, short stories of major Hispanic authors. Texts and discussion in English.

3580:301. Spanish Conversation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:202, or 3580:212, or equivalent, or placement test. Development of oral expression, listening comprehension and conversational ability. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

3580:302. Spanish Composition. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:202, or 3580:212, or equivalent, or placement test. Development of writing skills through intensive practice and study of written expression in Spanish. Conducted in Spanish. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

3580:303. Spanish Grammar. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:202, or 3580:212, or equivalent, or placement test. Post-intermediate review and study of grammar and basic principles of grammatical analysis. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:307. Spanish Conversation: Health Professions & First Responders. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:202. Students will gain intermediate to advanced level oral competency in Spanish in order to conduct interviews and communicate in Spanish with Spanish-speakers.

3580:308. Spanish Composition: Health Professions & First Responders. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:202. Students will gain intermediate to advanced level written competency in Spanish, write and translate documents so to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients in the medical setting.

3580:311. Spanish/Spanish-American Cultural Experience. (1-6 Credits)

Student's residence and study in a Spanish-speaking country. Repeatable once with different content, 12 credits maximum. Only 9 credits may be applied to Spanish minor.

3580:322. Special Topics: Spanish. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:202. Development of specialized language and/or cultural skills for special purposes. Repeatable for up to 9 credits.

3580:330. Spanish Undergraduate Professional Internship. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisites: Completion of 3580:202 or equivalent with a minimum 3.0 GPA in Spanish and students will need to notify a faculty advisor in the Spanish section to seek permission and approval for the enrollment in the internship course the semester prior to the experience. Students will participate in cooperating local, regional, national and international professions of community organizations to apply their proficiency in Spanish in a real-world setting.

3580:340. Introduction to Spanish & Spanish-American Literature. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Two of the group 3580:301, 3580:302, and 3580:303. Reading and discussion of Spanish and Spanish-American literature of all genres. Introduction to the fundamentals of literary criticism and literary movements. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:351. Spanish for Professionals: Business. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:301, 3580:302, and 3580:303. Study of business terminology as well as cultural factors affecting the conduct of business with Hispanic nations and populations. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:360. Hispanic Culture through Film. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Completion of two of the following courses: [3580:301 or 3580:302 or 3580:303]. An articulation and analysis of important themes in contemporary Hispanic culture presented through film. An introduction to film criticism. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:401. Advanced Spanish Conversation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:301 and [3580:302 or 3580:303]. Development of speaking skills at a level beyond that achieved in 3580:301. Conducted in Spanish. Repeatable for up to 6 credits.

3580:402. Advanced Spanish Composition. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:302 and [3580:301 or 3580:303]. Development of writing skills at a level beyond that achieved in 3580:302. Conducted in Spanish. Repeatable for up to 6 credits.

3580:403. Advanced Grammar. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:303 and 3580:301 or 3580:302. Advanced study of Spanish syntax and grammatical analysis. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:404. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:401, 3580:402, and 3580:403. This course provides a detailed overview of the structure of Spanish and areas of inquiry within linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and applied fields.

3580:405. Spanish Linguistics: Phonology. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:401, 3580:402, and 3580:403. Descriptive study of Spanish phonetics and morphology, comparison of Spanish and English sounds, historical aspects, regional accents and sociolinguistic variation. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:406. Spanish Linguistics: Syntax. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:401, 3580:402, and 3580:403. Descriptive study of Spanish syntax; introduction to theories of grammar; overview of Spanish semantics and pragmatics. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:407. Survey of Hispanic Literature: Spain. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:340 and two of the group [3580:401, 3580:402, 3580:403]. Study of the most representative works and literary movements in Spain from the Middle Ages to the present. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:408. Survey of Hispanic Literature: Spanish-America. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:340 and two of the group [3580:401, 3580:402, 3580:403]. Study of the most representative works and literary movements in Spanish-America from the Discovery to the present. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:409. Cultural Manifestations in Medieval & Renaissance Spain. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. Comparative study of representative artistic and literary works of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:410. Spanish Applied Linguistics. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3580:401, 3580:402, and 3580:403. This course discusses current theories of second language acquisition and their implications for the learning of problematic Spanish structures.

3580:411. Spain During the Baroque Period. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. A comparative study of the different cultural manifestations during the 17th century in Spain. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:412. Cervantes: Don Quijote. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. Reading and analysis of Don Quijote as the first modern novel in the historical context of Renaissance and Baroque esthetics. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:413. Don Juan Myth in Spanish Culture. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. Study of the evolution of the Don Juan myth from its origins to its latest versions in the 20th century.

3580:414. Cultural Politics in the River Plate. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: [3580:407 or 3580:408] or permission of instructor. This course will examine the military dictatorships of the seventies and eighties in Argentina and Uruguay by looking at how these regimes affected culture.

3580:416. Representing Reality in 19th Century Spain. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. A comparative study of the major literary and artistic movements in Spain from Realism to Modernism. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:417. Spanish/Spanish American Study Abroad Experience. (3-6 Credits)

Credit for student's course work at an accredited university in Spain or Latin America.

3580:418. 20th Century Spain: The Avant-Garde in Literature & Art. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. A comparative study of the major literary and artistic movements in Spain which illustrate the primary cultural changes of the century. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:419. Spanish Civil War & its Cultural Impact. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. Study the impact of the Civil War on Spanish culture.

3580:422. Special Topics in Specialized Language Skills, Culture, Literature. (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. (May be repeated) Development of specialized language skills or reading of significant works of literature or culture not studied in other courses.

3580:425. 20th Century Spanish-American Novel. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: [3580:407 or 3580:408] or permission of instructor. Reading and discussion of representative contemporary Latin American novels. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:427. Latino Cultures in the USA. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: [3580:407 or 3580:408] or permission of instructor. Inquiry into the Latino experience of displacement and marginality through the analysis of cultural manifestations in the U.S.A. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:430. Women in 20th Century Hispanic Literature. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408. Reading and analysis of selected works from the 20th Century that depict women in Hispanic countries. Methodologies of feminist criticism will be studied. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:431. Hispanic Culture: Spain. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Two of the group [3580:401, 3580:402, 3580:403]. Study of society, customs, history, art, music, etc. of Spain, from a Hispanic perspective. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:432. Hispanic Culture: Spanish America. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: Two from the group [3580:401, 3580:402, 3580:403]. Overview and historical survey of Spanish American civilization and culture. Taken as 532, does not count toward the M.A. in Spanish. Conducted in Spanish.

3580:497. Individual Reading in Spanish. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3580:407 or 3580:408 and departmental permission.