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2010-2011 Academic Year

Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Spanish and Italian Languages and Literatures Courses of Instruction in Spanish


Courses of Instruction in Spanish
PREREQUISITES
A student who does not meet the stated prerequisites for a course but who may have other qualifications for admission to the course may request that the Department waive the prerequisites.
 
EXCLUSIONS
A student who is excluded from a course because of previous work completed but who can show good cause for an exception to be made may request that the Department waive the exclusion.
 
AVAILABILITY
The Department of Spanish and Italian does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD or consult with the departmental office.
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SPAN-010*/0.5 Beginning Spanish I 3L;1T
Offers a basic level of Spanish understanding, speaking, reading and writing for students who have no knowledge of Spanish whatsoever.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
EXCLUSIONS    4U Spanish or equivalent, SPAN 101.
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SPAN-101/1.0 Beginning Spanish 3L;1T
Offers an enhanced basic level of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing for students with no knowledge of Spanish who are considering a minor, medial, or major in this language or a Special Field Concentration in Spanish and Latin American Studies or in Linguistics. PREREQUISITE    Restricted to first- and second-year students or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSIONS    4U Spanish, SPAN 010*, SPAN 112*.
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SPAN-112*/0.5 Beginning Spanish III 3L;1T
The continuation of SPAN 010*. Also for students entering the University who have some knowledge of Spanish but have not completed 4U Spanish or equivalent. For these students an assessment exam or interview with an academic adviser is required before registration.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
PREREQUISITE    SPAN 010* or equivalent.
EXCLUSIONS    4U Spanish or equivalent, SPAN 101.
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IDIS-200/1.0 Introduction to Semiotics and Communication 3L
For a complete description, see Interdisciplinary Studies.
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IDIS-201/1.0 Introduction to Romance Philology 3L
For a complete description, see Interdisciplinary Studies.
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SPAN-201/1.0 Continuing Spanish 3L;1T
Offers an intermediate to advanced level of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing for students with previous knowledge of Spanish who are registered or intend to register for a minor, medial, or major in this language or a Special Field Concentration in Spanish and Latin American Studies or in Linguistics. PREREQUISITE    4U Spanish, SPAN 112*, SPAN 101 or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSIONS    SPAN 204*, SPAN 205*.
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SPAN-204*/0.5 Español intermedio 3L;1T
A review of the fundamentals of Spanish, in cultural contexts, designed to develop aural, oral, reading and writing skills. PREREQUISITE    4U Spanish or SPAN 101 or SPAN 112*.
EXCLUSION    SPAN 201.
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SPAN-205*/0.5 Español avanzado 3L;1T
The continuation of SPAN 204*. An advanced treatment of the written and spoken language, involving a study of syntax and style, written composition, translation into Spanish and oral discussions of cultural topics. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 204*.
EXCLUSION    SPAN 201.
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SPAN-247*/0.5 Spanish Cultural Contexts  3L
Offered in English, this survey course covers the historical, social, political and cultural aspects of Spain from its prehistoric period to the present day. The first half of the semester will cover the beginnings of Iberian civilization up to the end of the 19th century. The second half will concentrate on the 20th and 21st centuries.
EXCLUSION    SPAN 246.
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SPAN-248*/0.5 Spanish American Cultural Contexts 3L
Offered in English, this survey course covers a vast area, several cultures, and many centuries. Students are expected to develop a general understanding of Spanish American culture through an examination of important historical, social, political, economic, and artistic developments in the area.
EXCLUSION    SPAN 246.
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SPAN-251/1.0 Panorama literario latinoaméricano 3L
A survey of the major authors and works of Latin American literature from 1492 to the present. Readings will include texts from all genres and will illustrate the main cultural and historical trends and movements. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 201 or SPAN 205* or equivalent.
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SPAN-261/1.0 Panorama literario de España 3L
A survey of the major authors and works of the literature of Spain from its beginnings to the present. Readings will include texts from all genres and will illustrate the main cultural and historical trends and movements. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 201 or SPAN 205* or equivalent.
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SPAN-301*/0.5 Gramática avanzada y composición I 3S
This course provides a comprehensive review of the most difficult aspects of Spanish grammar through advanced exercises in reading, composition, and conversation.  The goal of the course is to consolidate and perfect the student's written and oral skills. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 201 or SPAN 205*.
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SPAN-302*/0.5 Gramática avanzada y composición II 3S
For a complete description, see SPAN 301*. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 301*.
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SPAN-303*/0.5 Español para contextos profesionales I 3S
Intensive practice in advanced grammar with a focus on Spanish for business, technical, administrative and related cultural purposes. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 205* or SPAN 201.
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SPAN-304*/0.5 Español para contextos profesionales II 3S
For a complete description, see SPAN 303*. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 303*.
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SPAN-306*/0.5 La narrativa hispanoamericana del siglo 20 3S
A study of selected works by Spanish American writers such as Horacio Quiroga, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortázar and Reinaldo Arenas. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 251.
COREQUISITES    SPAN 301* and SPAN 302*, or SPAN 303* and SPAN 304*.
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SPAN-308*/0.5 The Films of Pedro Almodóvar 3L
Students will view and analyze a selection of Almodóvar's films within the context of Spain and other countries. The study of gender, sexual, cultural and societal identity and other fundamentals of contemporary theory will be central to this course. Taught in English together with SPAN 408*. Hispanic texts are read in translation. Assignments, tests, and examination are written in English.
EXCLUSION    SPAN 408*.
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SPAN-310*/0.5 Artistic Representations of the Spanish Civil War 3L
The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) culminated in the military overthrow of the Republican government and the beginning of Francisco Franco's long dictatorship. This course examines artistic representations of the war in film (both documentary and fictional) and in other visual media (paintings, photography, posters), as well as in the written works of both Spanish and foreign authors such as Orwell, Hemingway, Neruda, Sender and Rodoreda. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 261.
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SPAN-315*/0.5 Literatura medieval española 3S
A study of the main works and currents of medieval Spanish literature from A.D. 1000 to 1500. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 261.
COREQUISITES    SPAN 301* and SPAN 302*, or SPAN 303* and SPAN 304*.
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SPAN-316*/0.5 Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory and Analysis 3S
An introduction to contemporary literature theories and the analysis of Hispanic texts from reader-, structural-, and author-oriented perspectives. This course may not be applied toward a Spanish concentration. Taught in English together with SPAN-406*. Written work and examinations are in English. Readings are in translation. PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing or above.
EXCLUSION    SPAN 406*.
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SPAN-328*/0.5 Gender, Development and Film in Latin America 3L
This course will explore major themes of development in relation to gender in Latin America through its manifestation in film. Films will be chosen from all regions of Latin America, including Brazil. Taught in English together with SPAN-428*. Hispanic texts are read in translation. Assignments, tests and examination are written in English.
EXCLUSION    SPAN 428*.
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SPAN-330*/0.5 Cervantes: creador de la novela 3S
A study of Don Quijote and the development of the theory of the novel by Cervantes. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 261.
COREQUISITES    SPAN 301* and SPAN 302*, or SPAN 303* and SPAN 304*.
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SPAN-335*/0.5 El teatro Siglo de Oro 3S
An introduction to Spanish Golden Age Theatre through the study of literary, historical and political concepts and theatre as a performative genre. The student will discover the great import of theatre during the era and acquire a better socio-cultural understanding of one of the most important periods in Spanish and European history and play production. Students may produce a play as part of the evaluation. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 261 or permission of the Department.
COREQUISITES    SPAN 301* and SPAN 302*, or SPAN 303* and SPAN 304*.
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SPAN-344*/0.5 La sociedad española a través del cine 3S
A study of changes in Spanish society as reflected in film and/or literature. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 261.
COREQUISITES    SPAN 301* and SPAN 302*, or SPAN 303* and SPAN 304*.
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SPAN-354*/0.5 Cultura femenina latinoamericana 3L
A survey of women's literary and cultural production in Latin America from the earliest writers to the present day. Texts will include poetry, essays, short stories, novels, art and film. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 251.
COREQUISITES    SPAN 301* and SPAN 302*, or SPAN 303* and SPAN 304*.
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PREREQUISITE FOR ALL 400-LEVEL COURSES
400-level courses are to be taken only by students in the final year of a Major concentration in Spanish or a special field concentration in Spanish and Latin American Studies, or by permission of the Department.
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SPAN-401*/0.5 Advanced Grammar Through Translation I 3S
This course aims to perfect the students’ ability to write and speak in Spanish, with intensive practice of advanced Spanish grammatical structures through translation exercises, as well as compositions and oral work. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 302* or SPAN 304*.   
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SPAN-402*/0.5 Advanced Grammar Through Translation II 3S
For a complete description, see SPAN 401*. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 401*.
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SPAN-406*/0.5 Introducción a la teoría y el análisis literario 3L
An introduction to contemporary literary theories and the analysis of Hispanic texts from reader-, structural- and author-oriented perspectives. Taught in English together with SPAN 316*. Students concentrating in Spanish submit written assignments, tests, and examination in Spanish. Normally they will read Hispanic texts in the original. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 251.
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SPAN-408*/0.5 The Films of Pedro Almodóvar 3L
Students will view and analyze a selection of Almodóvar's films within the context of Spain and other countries. The study of gender, sexual, cultural and societal identity and other fundamentals of contemporary theory will be central to this course. Taught in English together with SPAN 308*. Students concentrating in Spanish submit written assignments, tests, and examination in Spanish. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 261.
EXCLUSION    SPAN 308*.
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SPAN-410*/0.5 Spanish Syntax 3L
This course discusses the main concepts and methods of linguistic analysis, focusing on Spanish. The course introduces concepts and techniques of sentence structure analysis (syntax), word formation (morphology), and meaning (semantics). PREREQUISITE    SPAN 302*.
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SPAN-428*/0.5 Gender, Development and Film in Latin America 3L
This course will explore major themes of development in relation to gender in Latin America through its manifestation in film. Films will be chosen from all regions of Latin America, including Brazil. Taught in English together with SPAN 328*. Students concentrating in Spanish submit written assignments, tests and examinations in Spanish. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 251.
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SPAN-450*/0.5 El Barroco en la Nueva España 3S
A study of the Baroque in New Spain's art, architecture, and literature. Authors to be studied will include Ruiz de Alarcón, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Sigüenza y Góngora. Students will familiarize themselves with the social context in which these authors and other artists worked. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 251.
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SPAN-456*/0.5 Literatura colonial: la invención de América Latina 3L
Beginning with the Diary of Columbus and the Chronicles of discovery and conquest, the course explores the earliest writings of and about Latin America. Offers selections from Spanish authors such as Bernal Díaz, Bartolomé de las Casas, and Cabeza de Vaca, as well as the first indigenous voices such as Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and Guamán Poma. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 251.
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SPAN-458*/0.5 Cine latinoamericano 3L
Explores representative works of the Latin American film industry, with a brief introduction to film analysis. Films will be examined in the context of cultural and historical issues, and their possible relation to literature. The course content may focus on one specific national cinema in a given year. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 251.
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SPAN-460*/0.5 La narrativa hispanoamericana del siglo XIX 3S
Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism in representative Spanish-American texts of the 19th century. Works to be studied will include Sab, María, Martín Rivas, El Zarco, and Sin rumbo. Special attention will be devoted to issues of class, race, gender, and nationalism. PREREQUISITE    SPAN 251.
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SPAN-495*/0.5 Literatura de España: Estudios independientes II 3S
Seminar courses on topics in Spanish literature. Course details to be announced on website.
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SPAN-496*/0.5 Literatura de Hispanoamérica: Estudios independientes II 3S
Seminar courses on topics in Spanish American literature. Course details to be announced on website.
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SPAN-501*/0.5 Literatura de España: Temas específicos 3S
Seminar courses on topics in Spanish literature. Course details to be announced on website. 
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SPAN-502*/0.5 Literatura de España: Estudios independientes
Reading courses in selected fields of Peninsular literature to meet the needs of advanced students for whom a seminar course is not available. Course details to be announced on website. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the Department.
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SPAN-503*/0.5 Literatura de Hispanoamérica: Temas específicos
Seminar courses on topics in Spanish American literature. Course details to be announced on website.
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SPAN-504*/0.5 Literatura de Hispanoamérica: Estudios independientes
Reading courses in selected fields of Spanish American literature to meet the needs of advanced students for whom a seminar course is not available. Course details to be announced on website. PREREQUISITE    Permission of the Department.
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Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Spanish and Italian Languages and Literatures Courses of Instruction in Spanish
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