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Spanish Course Offerings - Fall 2020

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SPAN 105 Spanish I - Elementary

Introduction to the Spanish language and a development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the use of basic texts. 

4 credit hours

RESTRICTIONS: No Spanish background, two or fewer years of high school Spanish. .

Note: SPAN 105, All sections are for students who have never studied Spanish or who have taken 2 years or less of Spanish in high school. For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at cristaj@udel.edu.

SPAN 106 Spanish II - Elementary/Intermediate

Completion of basic Spanish. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

4 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN105 

RESTRICTIONS: Two to three years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.

Note: SPAN 106, All sections are for students who have taken 2 or 3 years of Spanish in high school. For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at cristaj@udel.edu.

Section does not require textbooks.

SPAN 107 Spanish III - Intermediate

Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty. 

4 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN106 or SPAN111

RESTRICTIONS: Four years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite. Satisfies College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.

Note: SPAN 107, All sections are for students who have taken 4 years or more of Spanish in high school. For any language placement questions, please contact Crista Johnson at cristaj@udel.edu.

SPAN 200-010/080 Spanish Composition and Grammar

First part of a thorough grammar review and intensive practice, targeting structure, essential vocabulary, speaking, listening and extensive writing. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN107 or SPAN112

SPAN 201-010/080 Spanish Reading and Composition

Reading, discussion, and analysis of various genres of Hispanic literature. Several short compositions. Grammar review where appropriate. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN200

RESTRICTIONS: Not intended for students who have already taken 300 and 400 level literature courses in Spanish.

Note: See course catalog for prereq/coreq.

This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group A: Creative Arts & Humanities Breadth Requirement.

SPAN 205-010/080 Spanish Conversation

Practical use of Spanish by means of oral reports and discussions. Emphasis on improvement of basic conversational skills. Grammar review where appropriate, and/or some written work. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN107, SPAN112, SPAN200 or SPAN201

RESTRICTIONS: A minimum grade of B is required in SPAN107 or SPAN112. Not intended for native speakers of Spanish. Students who received credit in SPAN206 are not eligible to take this course without permission.

Note: See course catalog for prereq/coreq.

SPAN 300-010/080 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar I

Second part of a thorough review and intensive practive, targeting structure, essential vocabulary, speaking, listening and extensive writing. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN200

Note: See course catalog for prereq/coreq.

SPAN 303-010/080 Survey of Spanish-American Literature

Representative works in all genres of Latin American literature from pre-Columbian to Modernism. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN201

Note: See course catalog for prereq/coreq.

This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group B: History & Cultural Change Breadth Requirement.

SPAN 305-010/080 Oral Communication

For individuals with a comprehensive knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis on refinement of expression of abstract ideas as well as mastery of practical communication. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN200

RESTRICTIONS: Not intended for native speakers. Students who received credit in SPAN306 are not eligible to take this course without permission.

Note: See course catalog for prereq/coreq.

This course includes a service-learning component.

SPAN 314-010/080 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

Study and practice of Spanish pronunciation and intonation. Contrastive analysis of Spanish and American English phonological systems. Introduction to Spanish dialectology. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN200 

RESTRICTIONS: Recommended for prospective teachers.

Note: See course catalog for prereq/coreq.

SPAN 315-010/080 Reading and Writing for Healthcare Professionals

Devoted to the analysis and creation of professional discourse in Spanish as well as the study of the cultural issues related to science, health, and healthcare in the Spanish-speaking world. Students will hone their reading and writing skills in the Spanish language and develop their understanding of the ways health, illness, and medicine are perceived in Spanish-speaking cultures. The course aims to prepare students for careers in medical and scientific fields. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: Two SPAN 2xx courses taught in Spanish

SPAN 326-010/080 Latin American Civilization and Culture

Survey of geography, history, art and society of Latin American lands. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN200

Note: Section satisfies the University multicultural requirement.

See course catalog for prereq/coreq.

This course satisfies the College of Arts & Sciences Group B: History & Cultural Change Breadth Requirement.

SPAN 352-010/080 Introduction to Business Spanish

Introduction of essential business/commercial terminology in common business context, reinforcing strategies for understanding, interpreting, and responding to new information, and providing opportunities for interactive practice. Familiarizes student with basic policies and practices of the Hispanic business community. Includes writing, conversation, grammar and culture. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN200 and SPAN201

SPAN 401-010/080 Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar II

Study and practice of selected problems of written and oral Spanish syntax and vocabulary as well as textual analysis. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: One 300-level Spanish course

Note: See course catalog for prereq/coreq.

SPAN 439-080 Postwar Spanish Narrative

The Spanish novel from 1962 to the present. Focuses on novels by leading authors such as Luis Martin-Santos, Juan Goytisolo, Juan Benet, Carmen Martin Gaite, Ana Maria Moix and Esther Tusquets. Analysis of these works grounded in international literary theory and criticism. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: One SPAN300-level survey of literature

Note: This is an Honors section/course.

SPAN 455-011/080 Selected Authors, Works and Themes

Works of one or more outstanding authors or on a special theme. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: One 300-level Spanish literature course

RESTRICTIONS: May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

SPAN 472 Sugar, Salsa & Santeria: Hispanic Caribbean

Explores Caribbean cultures through music, film, religion and other forms of expression. Focus on diaspora, slavery, colonialism, and the formation of present-day postcolonial cultures, and examine the articulation of Caribbean identities through such concepts as contrapunteo, calibanismo, zombiismo, negrismo, aplatanamiento, and insularismo. Taught in Spanish, with some Francophone and Anglophone texts in English. Students will prepare one presentation, weekly short writing assignments, midterm and final. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN301, SPAN302, SPAN303, SPAN304, SPAN307, SPAN308, SPAN325, or SPAN326

SPAN 479-010/080 Resurrecting Mexico's Dead

Death and resurrection have been used as tropes in various media in Mexican culture to discuss social, political, and economic concerns. These recurring tropes hold symbolic power, evinced in festive Dia de los Muertos celebrations as well as in violent drug trafficking wars. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: SPAN307 or SPAN308 or SPAN325 or SPAN326

SPAN 491-010/080 Spanish Studies Capstone

Through intensive research and study of texts and artifacts on a theme, students will integrate and focus their knowledge of Spanish and Latin American literatures and/or cultures across several disciplines and periods. Taught in Spanish. 

3 credit hours

PREREQ: One 400-level literature or culture course

RESTRICTIONS: Senior-level Spanish Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies majors only.

Note: Cross-listed with LAMS491010.

Section satisfies the University multicultural requirement.


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  • Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
  • Jastak-Burgess Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • 30 East Main St.
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2591
  • dllc-academics@udel.edu