Spanish (SPAN)

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SPAN 101  First-Semester Spanish  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Introduction to Spanish language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (009113)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
SPAN 102  Second-Semester Spanish  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Continuation of SPAN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (009118)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
SPAN 189  Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (021406)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
SPAN 198  Special Topics  1-4 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (009135)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
SPAN 199  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (020564)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
SPAN 201  Third-Semester Spanish  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (009121)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
SPAN 201C  Spanish for the Professions I  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course offers students the development and practice of Spanish-language skills needed in professional fields in order to communicate effectively and in a culturally sensitive manner with Spanish-speaking individuals. Work includes reading and composition, oral practice through role play, specialized vocabulary building activities, and a variety of projects to build linguistic and cultural competence. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (022196)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
SPAN 201N  Spanish for Spanish Speakers  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (009123)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
SPAN 202  Fourth-Semester Spanish  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or equivalent.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101, SPAN 102, and SPAN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (009120)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
SPAN 202N  Spanish for Spanish Speakers  4 Units  GC, GE  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Further reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. Builds on topics studied in SPAN 201N. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. 2 hours activity, 3 hours discussion.  (009126)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
SPAN 289  Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (021020)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
SPAN 298  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
3 hours seminar.  (020148)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 99 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
SPAN 299  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (020962)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
SPAN 301  Grammar and Composition  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 321 and/or SPAN 303.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Intensive review of grammar and its application in composition. This course or its equivalent is a prerequisite for all other upper-division courses. Required of all majors and minors. 3 hours discussion.  (009137)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 302  Reading and Composition  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Emphasis on fluency, style, and syntax. Required of all majors and minors. 3 hours discussion.  (009139)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 303  Advanced Oral Expression  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 321.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course offers intensive practice in the spoken language at an advanced level of proficiency, particularly in more formal registers. Students participate in guided conversations and discussions, but the focus is on public discourse, such as debates and speeches. Special emphasis is placed on enrichment of vocabulary and development of rhetorical strategies. 3 hours discussion.  (009153)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 303C  Oral Communication for the Professions  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 320.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course offers continued development of oral communication skills geared towards the use of Spanish in professional careers. Through various modes of public discourse and guided interpersonal exchanges, students will enrich their vocabulary and develop rhetorical strategies rooted in real-world, practical forms of public speaking and oral communication. 3 hours discussion.  (022321)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 320  Introduction to Spanish Linguistics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 202 (or equivalent), SPAN 301 or SPAN 303 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A survey of the fields of general linguistics. Theory and practice of language analysis. Relationship between language and culture. Principles of phonology, morphology, and syntax of Spanish language. 3 hours discussion.  (009142)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 321  Spanish Phonology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 303.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Phonology (phonetics and phonemics), linguistic geography, and related areas as they apply to the learning and teaching of Spanish. 3 hours discussion.  (009150)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 331  Spanish Culture and Civilization  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Introduction to the historical and cultural heritage of Spain, to selected figures in the arts and public life, and to the ways and traditions of Spaniards today. Readings, reports, and discussion. 3 hours discussion.  (009152)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 332  Latin American Culture and Civilization  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A survey of the cultural, social, economic, and political heritage of Latin America and its evolution into contemporary Latin American society. 3 hours discussion.  (009155)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 341  Introduction to Latin American Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Introduces students to the study of Hispanic literature and culture, and develops their skills in language comprehension and analysis of prose, poetry, and drama. The works studied will be short stories, full-length plays, and Hispanic-American narrative and lyric poetry. SPAN 341 and SPAN 342 are required of all majors and count as electives for the minor. Either fulfills the prerequisite for all other upper-division literature courses. 3 hours discussion.  (009140)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 342  Introduction to Spanish Peninsular Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Introduces students to the study of Hispanic literature and culture, and develops their skills in language comprehension and analysis of prose, poetry, and drama. Works studied will be the novel, one-act plays, and Peninsular Spanish narrative and lyric poetry. SPAN 342 is required of all majors and fulfills the prerequisite for all other upper-division literature courses. 3 hours discussion.  (009141)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour lecture.  (009157)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (009158)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 425  Spanish Teaching  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301, SPAN 320.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This is a senior-level Spanish course that introduces students to current theories of foreign language learning and implications of key research for classroom practice. Students learn strategies for teaching Spanish, including the utilization of appropriate technology. In addition to lecture and discussion, students complete the Early Field Experience hours required for entry to a credential program. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours lecture.  (020141)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 441  Hispanic Short Story  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Study of leading short story writers from Spain and Latin America, with background readings and reports on representative authors. Emphasis on contemporary works. 3 hours seminar.  (009159)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 442  Hispanic Theater  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Readings, discussions, reports, and oral interpretation of major dramatic works of Latin America and Spain. 3 hours discussion.  (009161)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 443  Hispanic Novel  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Analysis of representative novels from Latin America and Spain. 3 hours discussion.  (009167)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 444  Hispanic Poetry  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Study of the leading poets of Spain and Latin America. 3 hours discussion.  (009172)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 451  Literature of Mexico  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Readings and reports on literature of Mexico from pre-Columbian to contemporary literature. 3 hours discussion.  (009168)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 452  Viewing the Hispanic Caribbean  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301, SPAN 302; either SPAN 341 or SPAN 342 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Critical analysis of literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, utilizing reading, discussion, oral reports, and written projects. 3 hours lecture.  (009170)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 454  Chicano Literature  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
A study of the Chicano people as reflected in selected films and literature. Discussions will be in Spanish, readings in English and Spanish, reports in Spanish. 3 hours seminar.  (001984)  
Cross listing(s): CHLX 454  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 455  Indigenous Literature and Translation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Introduction to literary translation through a close reading of contemporary Indigenous literatures from Latin America. Students explore topics such as translation theory, language revitalization, and self-translation and work on both analyzing and producing translations of literary texts. 3 hours discussion.  (022320)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 461  Don Quixote  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Cervantes' novel and his amiable madman in the larger context of literature and culture. Commentary on contemporary history, society, and politics. 3 hours discussion.  (009165)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 471  Women and Literature in the Hispanic World  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Women in Spanish-speaking society. An approach to culture via a study of women as literary subjects and as writers. The idealization and reality of their existence as reflected through Spanish and Latin American literature. 3 hours discussion.  (009182)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 481  Film and Literature in Spain and Latin America  3 Units  
Prerequisite: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Students will consider the elements that constitute literary and cinematic masterpieces by examining films based on a variety of texts: epic poetry, drama, short story, legend, novel, zarzuela, and filmscript. The films will represent the cultural and linguistic diversity in areas of Spain and Latin America. 3 hours discussion.  (009183)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 489  Direct Field Exper in Spanish  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Recommended for majors and graduate students, some minors upon completion of SPAN 302 or equivalent or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Provides students with the opportunity to develop their language proficiency in Spanish and enables them to use their language skills in on-the-job situations. Limited to majors, graduate students, and selected minors upon completion of SPAN 302. A maximum of 3 units may be counted toward the major. 9 hours supervision.  (009184)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 497W  Spanish Exam and GWAR (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; upper-division standing.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
To be taken concurrently with any upper-division Spanish course. The course includes two components, the Spanish Subject Matter Assessment Exam and the Graduation Writing Assessment Paper. The comprehensive exam covers Spanish language, Spanish linguistics, and Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. The Graduation Writing Assessment Paper is an investigative/analytical essay in English on a major work of Hispanic literature. Students show mastery of the major areas of study in Spanish as well as the ability to investigate, plan and write essays using correct English and in a style suitable to literary analysis. 3 hours discussion.  (009156)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
SPAN 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar.  (009186)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (009187)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 499H  Spanish Honors Thesis  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Independent Study. Completion of Honors thesis under the direction of assigned Spanish faculty. The thesis requires original work beyond that normally required in undergraduate work. Students present the thesis in a public lecture. 9 hours supervision.  (015815)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
SPAN 689  Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (009196)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
SPAN 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (009199)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
SPAN 698  Special Topic  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. 3 hours seminar.  (009198)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
SPAN 699P  Master's Project  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: See the department secretary.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (021302)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
SPAN 699T  Master's Study  1-6 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is offered as for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (009203)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division