SPANISH (SPA)

 

Spanish Major

(All colleges) — 29-30 credits above SPA 202, including SPA 303, 304, 305, 320 or 321, 326, 331, 430; five to six credits from literature courses  (SPA 401, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441 or 495), and two to three credits of electives (SPA 315, 320 or 321 (if not used in above category), 326, 351, 390, 394, 410, 450, 491, 498, 499 or additional literature course, or ENG 401.) One credit SPA 326 required; additional credits may be counted as elective.

 

Spanish Major with Business Concentration

(All colleges) — 29-30 credits above SPA 202, including SPA 303, 304, 305, 315, 320, 321, 326, 331, two to three credits from the following courses: SPA 401, 402, 403, 420, 421, 425, 440, 441 or 495; and two to three credits of electives: SPA 326, 351, 390, 394, 401, 402, 403, 410, 420, 421, 425, 430, 440, 441, 450, 491, 495, 498, 499, or ENG 401. One credit SPA 326 required; additional credits may be counted as elective.

 

Business Concentration — 24 credits including, ACC 235 (or 221 and 222), ECO 110, 120, 340, MKT 309, 341, MGT 308, and one from the following: ECO 311, MGT 430, FIN 355. Recommended courses: C-S 101, ECO 375, 442, MTH 175, 205 or 250, FIN 440 and the two courses not chosen in the second group.

 

Spanish Minor

(All colleges) — 18 credits above SPA 202, including SPA 303, 304, 320 or 321, 326, and six credits of electives.

 

Note: Education majors with a major or minor in Spanish should refer to the requirements listed under Foreign Language majors and minors in Education on p. 170. Students seeking Teacher Certification must take SPA 331.

 

 

 

+ above a course number indicates a General Education course.

 

SPA        101                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Elementary Spanish I

The first of two introductory courses in Spanish. The five language skills are introduced: listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture. (Not open to students with more than two years of high school Spanish.)

 

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SPA        102                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Elementary Spanish II

The second introductory course in Spanish comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, and culture. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores.

 

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SPA        201                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Intermediate Spanish I

The first of two intermediate-level Spanish courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining speaking and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores.

 

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SPA        202                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Intermediate Spanish II

The second of two intermediate-level Spanish courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining reading and writing in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or placement based on UW System Placement Test scores.

 

 

SPA        303                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Integrated Skills Development I

Development of Spanish proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening with emphasis on reading and writing. Work will be based on authentic texts (print, video, and computer-based) dealing with a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Lect. 3, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: SPA 202.

 

SPA        304                                                                                                                                     Cr. 4

Integrated Skills Development II

Development of Spanish proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and listening with emphasis on listening and speaking. Work will be based on authentic texts (print, video, and computer-based) dealing with a variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Lect. 3., Lab. 2. Prerequisite: SPA 303.

 

SPA        305                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Introduction to Hispanic Literature

An introductory literature course designed both for students desiring to develop an appreciation of Hispanic literature and those planning to pursue more advanced courses requiring a critical background. The course will be structured around four genres: narrative, poetry, drama and essay. Prerequisite: SPA 303 and 304.

 

SPA        315                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Business Spanish

A course designed to prepare advanced students of Spanish to communicate effectively in the business world. Intensive practice in oral comprehension, speaking, writing, utilizing special, topical vocabulary related to international commerce. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304. Strongly recommend MGT 100 or concurrent enrollment. Offered every fourth semester.

 

SPA        320                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Spanish Civilization

A study of the civilization of Spain, from pre-historic times to the present; this includes political developments, geography, literature, art, music, and the current situation. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Sem. I.

 

SPA        321                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Spanish American Civilization

A study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic and literary development of Spanish America. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304. Offered Sem. II.

 

SPA        326                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Current Events

A weekly discussion of current events in the Spanish-speaking world, based on readings and television broadcasts in the target language. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent. Repeatable for credit — maximum 3.

 

SPA        331                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Spanish Phonetics

Comparison of English and Spanish sounds. Systematic study of the production of Spanish sounds. Individual work with native tapes and recording of student’s pronunciation and intonation. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or concurrent registration.

 

SPA        351                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Films in Spanish

The study of films of the Spanish-speaking world. Film viewing, discussion and writing assignments will all be in Spanish. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: SPA 303. Offered every fourth semester.

 

SPA        390                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Topics in Hispanic/Latin American Cultures

A course designed to investigate areas of current social and cultural interest in Hispanic/Latin American culture. Topics will vary. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent. Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        394                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Translating Literature

A study of the theory and problems of literary translation. Students translate literary works from the target language into English. The student translations are used for literary as well as translation technique study in the course. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. (Cross-listed with FLG, FRE, and GER; may only earn credit in one department.) Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        401                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

19th-Century Spanish Literature

Study of major authors representing the main literary genres of the century: romanticism, realism, and naturalism. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered every three years.

 

SPA        402                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

20th-Century Spanish Literature

Principal authors from the generation of 1898 to the present. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered every three years.

 

SPA        403                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Studies in Spanish Literature

A course designated to allow flexibility in the study of current topics of interest in Hispanic literature. Prerequisite: SPA 305 or equivalent. Offered every two years.

 

SPA        410                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Advanced Conversation

Oral work based on Spanish life, culture, and literature. Prerequisites: SPA 303 and 304 or equivalent.

 

SPA        420                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Spanish American Literature I

A course designed to study the main literary works of Latin America from pre-colombian times through the 19th Century. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered Sem. I.

 

SPA        421                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Spanish American Literature II

A course designed to explore new trends and themes in the writings of contemporary Spanish American authors. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered Sem. II.

 

SPA        425                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Hispanic Literature in the United States

Backgrounds, literary influence and major works of an emerging new literature of the United States, written by Hispanic minorities. Works are read in the original language or in translation. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered Sem. II.     

 

SPA        430                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Advanced Grammar and Syntax

Thorough and specific survey of grammatical principles with an examination of the main syntactical elements of the Spanish language. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304.

 

SPA        440                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

The Spanish Novel

A study of the Spanish novel. Masterpieces from the picaresque to the contemporary novel will be read. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered every three years.

 

SPA        441                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

The Spanish Theatre

A study of Spanish drama. Works to be read will be chosen from masterpieces from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to the modern theatre. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305. Offered every three years.

 

SPA        450                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-4

National/International Intern Program

A course in Spanish individually tailored to fit career needs: cultural awareness, technical vocabulary in Spanish to prepare students who elect internship credits in other departments. Spanish majors or minors, or other students having the equivalency of SPA 202 may elect to take these credits off campus. Repeatable for credit — maximum 4.

 

SPA        491                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Films and Literature

Viewing and criticism of sub-titled films and reading their literary sources in translation. Prerequisite: one course in literature from either the foreign language or English department.  Offered occasionally.

 

SPA        495                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Senior Seminar in Hispanic Studies

A seminar for students who possess the background and ability to engage in individual research related to social, cultural or literary aspects of the Hispanic world. Readings, oral presentations of ongoing r.esearch and a seminar paper are required. Prerequisites: SPA 303, 304, 305, plus one 400 level literature course or concurrent enrollment. Offered Sem. II.

 

SPA        498/598                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research and individual projects in a specific area of Spanish language, civilization or literature. Registration with the consent of instructor and the department chair. Prerequisites: two advanced courses and junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

SPA        499/599                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Fieldwork, research, individual projects in a specific area of Spanish language, civilization or literature. Registration with the consent of instructor and the department chairperson. Prerequisites: two advanced courses and junior standing. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.